by Tonja Taylor
It's been proven that babies can hear while they are in the womb. At around four months (less than halfway through your pregnancy), your baby can hear--mainly your voice and the "whoosh" of blood traveling through your veins.
So now, while you're pregnant, is the perfect time to speak the Word of God to and over your little one!
(Even if you started speaking the Word over your baby from the moment of gestation--and life does begin from the moment of conception!--your efforts would not be wasted. The Word of God never returns empty (void), but accomplishes that for which it is sent!
10 For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. --Isaiah 55:10-11, AMPC
The Bible is full of Scriptures that you have apply to your baby, and to any other child(ren) and even your entire family. As you speak the Word of God out loud to your baby, and about your baby (even if you are not talking to your baby directly), you will be affecting not only your baby's life, but yours as well!
The Word of God is alive and powerful, as the Word states in Hebrews 4:12:
For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
The Word of God, the Bible, is eternal, unchanging, and matchless. It is truly the way the true God, our Father (once we have believed in and received His Son, Jesus, as our Savior and LORD), thinks, feels about us, and wants us to enjoy abundant life, which Jesus died to give us (John 10:10, John 3:15-17).
It's not hard to find the right Scriptures to speak over your baby. Just ask the LORD to guide you. You may not feel like He's guiding you, but He always will when you ask Him.
Faith is not a feeling! It is simply believing that the LORD is good (He is ALL good and only good!). He is your loving Daddy Who will show you the way. He loves you and your baby much more than you can fathom, but know that it is His love and faithfulness that has gotten you this far, and given you life and your sweet baby, and will see you through all the way!
You could start with a Scripture that has brought you comfort. Scriptures on peace are very good, such as Psalm 29:11, AMPC: "11 The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace."
Speaking the living Word of God over your baby will also be a blessing to you, for as you speak it, the Spirit of God Who infuses His Word will minister to you!
Another excellent verse (and almost every verse in the Word can be personalized to speak over your baby and yourself!) is Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
If you are feeling worried, you can speak Scriptures against fear (for fear is never from God. He may warn us of something, because He loves us and wants to protect us and give us a life of Heaven on earth, but He never speaks fear, doubt, nor discouragement to us! HE LOVES US!), such as Psalm 34:4: "I cried to the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears."
An excellent passage or chapter to speak over your baby and yourself is Psalm 91! It reminds us that God is our covering, and always protecting and fighting for us. Hallelujah!
I once served as a kindergarten teacher in a small Christian school, and taught my sweet students to memorize Psalm 91 (the Amplified Classic version--which has more words than many versions!). My kiddos loved learning it, and although I started out teaching them word by word, then phrase by phrase, they soon good excited and started working ahead--eager to prove to me that they were learning it even more quickly than I'd thought they could!
I did this not only to inject the living Word of God into them--and into the atmosphere, because when we speak the Word, it flows through us and around us and affects our lives and others; like a rock dropped into water that makes ripples that can flow for miles--but to give them the confidence that, especially as a group, they could memorize this whole thing, and say it in front of the whole school!
They did! So when they said Psalm 91 as a group, then the Word of God was injected into the whole student body, and into all of us teachers and parents who attended! Hallelujah!
Children love the Word of God. I've heard that it is because they are so freshly come from Heaven. So your baby in your womb is even closer than my kindergarteners! Babies love the Word; they love music that truly worships the LORD. They love hearing the Word of God preached and taught--at church, in the background (on the radio, the internet, the phone)--because it reminds them of Home; Heaven!
Get started today speaking the Word of God over your baby, yourself, and others, and change these lives for good--for God!
Tonja K. Taylor is the author of many works, including THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCESS PEARL, P.O.W.E.R.* Girl! series. She and her husband Clayton minister the Word through teaching, preaching, and the arts, via River Rain Creative Arts (You Tube, God Tube), their church, and beyond.
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