Scriptures resources for declaration:

Declaring scriptures over Samuel was one of the most profoundly impactful things I did to wage war for my child. The Bible states that God’s word is a weapon. We are created in His image, and He created the world with His words. How powerful are our words?

This was my ammunition:

  •  For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. – 2 Cor 1:20 NIV
  • 1Praise the LORD.  Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands. 2His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. – Psalm 112: 1-2
  • The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. – Proverbs 18:10 NIV
  • Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. – Proverbs 14:26 – NIV
  • 1Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,  my God, in whom I trust.”

    Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare  and from the deadly pestilence.

    He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; …..

    7A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
    You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. – Psalms 91: 1-4,7-8 NIV

  • The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” – Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV
  • But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. – Psalms 22:3 KJB

Blog Resources:

I’ve also written a series of blog posts on waging war.

You can find them here:

Book resources:

Surrounding yourself with people of faith is a radical way to increase your faith. These are some of the books I read that got me around the people whose faith impacted me, or whose wisdom gave me clarity on my circumstances:

  • On Healing and faith
    • The Wonderful Name of Jesus – Kenyon
      • Book on faith healing
    • Redeemed (from Poverty, Sickeness, and Spiritual Death) – Kenneth Hagin
      • Covers how Jesus sacrifice destroys the curses of Poverty, Sickenss, and Spiritual Death
    • The Power of a Praying Parent – Stormie O’Martian
    • The Circle Maker – Mark Batterson
      • Covers the power of prayer and standing in faith
    • Hung by the Tongue – Francis P. Martin
      • Teaches the importance of your words
  • On Biblical Self Image
    • Power Thoughts – Joyce Meyer
      • Gives solid biblical foundations of who God is and helps us solidify those thoughts
    • Ditch the Baggage, Change Your Life – Nancy Alcorn
      • Helps remove old hurts from your life
    • Building Your Self Image – Josh McDowell
      • Gives us a solid biblical foundation of how God sees us by telling Josh’s story
    • Wild at Heart – John Eldredge
      • Covers who we are as men and how God wants us to be

Sermon resources:

Worship Song resources that impacted me:

Worship was another weapon with which I waged war. The bible states that God inhabits the praises of His people. These were some of the songs I sang over my son: