“I am the way, the truth, and the life” – Jesus
Someone once told me about a study where someone spoke positive words to one glass of water and negative words to another. Under a microscope, there was a amazing difference in quality. After hearing of this study, it made so much sense to me. I see people that have always had bad things spoken to them directly or indirectly and it effects the rest of their life in a negative way. Camille just talked to a guy that was in a gang and he said he never had anyone encouraging him so he found a place that made him feel like he belongs. Many times our insecurities come from negative comments about us we have heard long ago and they stick with us. We call this speaking death over something or someone.
The same thing is true when we speak compliments to people. I’ve seen amazing transformations when someone invests fully into another person and constantly encourages them. We call this speaking life over something or someone. Even with compliments there can be transformations, but imagine if we spoke words of the Life Giver over someone. I think these words carry so much life and truth it can transform something or someone with power. Sometimes lifelong serious issues of health or spirit are instantly gone just from praying for someone.
As I talk to people about Rosengård, they seem to speak the same things as if they are memorized. “You are staying here, don’t go out at night” “Why would you want to come here?” and “Rosengård is dangerous, be careful” The media uses the city Rosengård at every chance (sometimes falsely) because it creates more viewers. People want to know what bad thing is happening in the darkest part of Sweden. The people living here have believed what people say. It really effects my thinking of this area in a negative way. These statements hover over the area like a cloud and thats why I think its important to speak life to Rosengård. So I want to say a prayer for Rosengård. These words will not return empty because they are in the name of Jesus Christ, the Light of this world that pushes out all darkness:
Lord, I proclaim that Rosengård is beautiful! It is truly as the name says a flourishing Rose Garden. What a wonderful area of your creation mixing together! So many cultures, so many languages, all beautiful sons and daughters of You. Let them all live together in peace. Pour out your life-giving Spirit onto the streets of Rosengård! Fill the minds of the resident, citizens of Sweden and the world with good thoughts of this wonderful place. Transform this community into a model of what you envisioned from the beginning of time. You and only You have the power to transform this area. We put our trust in You Father. Let Your will be done here in Rosengård! I pray this all in the name of Jesus Christ AMEN