Sunday, March 1, 2009

Affirmations for Life

Something I've been doing for the past year, that I've learned through reading the Bible and listening to Joyce Meyer, is to speak God's Word out loud. I used to be a very negative talker. I think that was a major reason why I had so many negative things happen in my life: I was speaking them into existance. I SAID "everyone leaves me" "everyone hates me" "I'm so lonely" "I hate people"--- so those were the things that were true in my life. In the past year though, I've become a MUCH more positive thinker, gotten my thoughts under control and gotten my mouth under control. A great book of Joyce's is Me and My Big Mouth! which helps explain this concept.

Here are a few of the 3 pages worth of affirmations that I say outloud on a daily basis. What is really, truly incredible is that this WORKS. God is the one who makes it work-- not me. I hear these things coming out of my mouth, and I believe it, but its God's Word that has the power.

Some of these affirmations are things that are true already (such as being a child of God). Some of them are things that I am trying to achieve (such as peace in my mind, a good night's sleep, not worrying, etc.)

I have looked up scriptures that correspond with these affirmations, if you want to look them up. They might not correspond EXACTLY, but I think I got them pretty close:

I am a new creation in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:17
I am the righteousness of God in Christ. Romans 3:22
He who began a good work in me will carry it on to full completion. Philippians 1:6
I lend to many nations but never have to borrow. I am the head and not the tail. Deuteronomy 28:44 Deuteronomy 28:44
God has a good plan for my life . Romans 8:28
God loves me. John 3:16
Everything I lay my hand to prospers and succeeds.
Jeremiah 29:11
No weapon formed against me shall prosper and Every tongue that rises against me in judgment will show to be in the wrong. Isaiah 54:17
I have peace in my heart, soul, and mind. Psalm 85:8
I live in favor with God and man. Job 33:26
God is always working in me. Philippians 1:6
God protects me and all of my family.
Deuteronomy 23:14
My heart is uplifted daily by the Lord. Psalm 100:2
I am a strong, confident, wise, intelligent woman. Exodus 15:2 Proverbs 2:6
I cast my cares to God because He cares for me. 1 Peter 5:7
I give thanks in all circumstances, for He is good. 1 Chronicles 16:34
I have balance in all areas of my life.
My niece and nephew are spirit-filled children of God who love Jesus and have healthy and joyful lives.
My sister is happy, healthy, peaceful, and enjoys restful days and nights.
Psalm 4:8
Mom and dad enjoy health, love, peace, and prosperity and a close relationship with God.
God is making my brother in law into the strong, loving, faithful, trustworthy husband and father he was born to be.
John 3:16
God protects my husband with health and favor every moment of the day. Isaiah 38:16
I have deep, fulfilling, godly relationships.
God is fulfilling the calling on my life.
I love everyone and everyone loves me.
Hebrews 12:14
I walk in peace. I walk in love. I walk in forgiveness.
God is working in my life even when I don’t see anything happening.
God is who He says He is. God can do what He says He can do.I am who God says I am.I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.God’s word is alive and active in me. I’m believing God.
(These last 5 you may recognize from Beth Moore's Believing God Bible Study!)
I am blessed. I am too blessed to be depressed! Revelation 22:7
I am not just surviving, I am thriving.
I flow and live in the fruits of the Spirit all of the time and in all circumstances.
I feel good. I feel healthy. I have peace.
Isaiah 38:16
I sleep well and get a good night’s sleep every night. I fall asleep easily and have good dreams. Psalm 4:8
I can relax- God is taking care of me. 1 Peter 5:7
I am free from my past Isaiah 54:4
I am not afraid of anything. John 14:27
I know God’s voice. I hear from God. I follow God’s voice. John 10:4
Love, Joy, peace, patience,kindness,goodness,faithfulness,gentleness,and self-control are mine. Galatians 5:22
I am chosen, adopted, favored, adopted in the beloved, and blessed by God Almighty! Ephesians 1:11
I am free from remembering what certain people did or said that hurt me, and I live in the freedom of the hope of the future. Isaiah 54:4 Proverbs 24:14
My body, mind, spirit, and emotions are healed. Exodus 15:26
I am completely loved by and in love with Jesus! Matthew 22:37
I am the apple of God’s eye Psalm 17:8
God provides me with everything I need. 1 Timothy 6:17
I am a blessing to others and I am blessed. Deuteronomy 28:2
I have a good memory & am able to focus my mind on anything I need to.
I am creative because the Holy Spirit lives in me.
2 Timothy 1:14
Jesus says that I am a saint. Romans 1:7
I dwell in peace and in safety each day. Isaiah 32:18My mind is set on heavenly things. Col 3:2

I have self-discipline and take each day as it comes. Acts 24:16
God is faithful to me. 1 Cor 1:9
I am more than a conqueror and have victory over all my trials. Rom 8:37
Every day I walk in God's great grace. James 4:6
I do not gossip and I speak the truth. Psalm 34:13
I am at rest because I allow the Lord to fight my battles for me. Exodus 14:14
I am generous and love to give to others. I go the extra mile.
Prov 11:24-25My mind is wise and well-balanced. 2 Tim 1:7. Prov 8:33 1 Peter 5:8
I am able to focus and concentrate on Jesus and the Word of God. Heb 12:2
I am not easily offended, nor do I get angry. James 1:19
I do my best each day and trust God to do the rest. I never quit or give up. Lamentations 3:22-23
I lay down in peaceful sleep each night. Psalm 4:8
I trust God to take care of me. Psalm 37:5My soul is uplifted daily 2 Cor 4:16 Eph 4:23
I will never, ever, ever give up hope. Something good is going to happen to me! Zechariah 9:12 Jeremiah 29:11
The devil cannot stand against me. James 4:7
My trust, reliance, and confident hope are fixed on the Lord. Heb 2:13
I am blessed and I am a blessing to others. Genesis 12:2I no longer remember the pain of my past, but look with hope to the future. Isaiah 43:18
I have good boundaries and make good decisions. James 5:12
I am the best me that I can be, not comparing myself to others. Gal 6:4
Everything that I start, I finish. Luke 14:28I am not troubled or afraid anymore-instead I have peace. Jahn 14:27
My mind is Christ-centered instead of self-centered. Mark 8:34
My mind, life, and home are free of clutter. 1 Cor 14:33
My savings account is increased and I have enough money to lend to others & pay my bills. Prov 13:11
I am quick to forgive myself and others. Matt 6:14
I mind my own business Ps 141:3
The Lord has provided me with a big, beautiful house with a big yard for my dogs to run around in. Matthew 7:8

I am merciful and kind. Prov 11:17
I think before I speak, and say only what is kind and helpful. Prov 13:3
I refuse to live in fear of circumstances or people. Ps 27:1
The Lord directs my path and I follow His plan for me. Prov 3:6
I do not worry about anything. Matt 6:27
I don't have to figure things out, because I know the One who knows all the answers. Prov 3:5
I give thanks in all circumstances. Ps 7:17
I pray at all times Eph 6:18I don't waste time worrying over those who do wrong or seem to have more than I do, because God is taking care of me. Ps 37:1
God is changing me into who He wants me to be. 1 Cor 15:10I
can trust God to take care of the people I love. Ps 34:8
I am easy to get along with. 2 Cor 13:11
I know that everything happens in God's perfect timing, and I trust His ways. Eccles 3:1
My house and my life are organized. Prov 31:27
I am adaptable and flexible. Mark 4:8
I love solitude! Isaiah 32:18

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