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"The entrance of thy words giveth light (Psalm 119:130)."


In order to make progress, we need to make changes in the way we think and how we behave. One very effective tool is to use affirmations. This is easy to do and it doesn't take up much time.

You should start every morning with at least five affirmations. These affirmations are statements based on biblical truth. They are intended to promote a positive biblical perspective and facilitate behaviors consistent with biblical truth. The affirmations you choose should be based on your individual needs. Here are some examples.

  • "I will forgive from my heart and break free."
  • "I will forgive from my heart and make progress."
  • "I can forgive, from my heart, by the power of the Holy Spirit (Philippians 4:13)."
  • "I will trust and obey."
  • "I will speak the truth in love."
  • "I will not repay anyone evil for evil (1 Peter 3:9)."
  • "I will be alert for spiritual attacks (1 Peter 5:8)."
  • "I will stay in touch with God (1 Thessalonians 5:17)."
  • "I will pray and seek wise counsel before making decisions."
  • "I will bring every problem to God—and listen."
  • "This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24)."
  • "I am a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)."
  • " I am an overcomer (1 John 5:4)."
  • "I am God's son/daughter (Galatians 3:26)."
  • "I am a royal priest (1 Peter 2:9)."
  • "I am the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13)."
  • "I am the light of the world (Matthew 5:14)."
  • "I am the head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13)."
  • "I choose to trust God and not rely on my own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6)."
  • "I will not rush (Philippians 4:6)."
  • "I live by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)."
  • "God loves me (Ephesians 1:4-6)."
  • "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13 NKJV)."
  • "I will trust God and not fear man (Proverbs 29:25)."
  • "I choose to be strong and courageous (Joshua 1:9)."
  • "If my brother sins against me, I will rebuke him (Luke 17:3)."
  • "I will forgive others so my sins will be forgiven (Matthew 6:14)."
  • "I choose to be merciful so I can receive mercy (Matthew 5:7)."

Choose five affirmations every morning. You can reaffirm your affirmations, during the day, as needed.

Affirmations are an important tool for keeping your thoughts under control and your behavior in line with Scripture. Be sure to use them every day.

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