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