I once heard a quote that said “your words have the power to create worlds.” This phrase immediately resonates with me because it reminds me of Proverbs 18:21 which says, “The tongue has the power of life and death…” which is a constant reminder that the words that we say have power. Since your words have power, you can learn to use the words you say to your advantage. By speaking powerful biblical affirmations to yourself throughout the day, you will begin to shape your heart and mind to the beauty of God’s Word.
What are Biblical Affirmations?
The word “affirm” means to agree with. The act of “speaking affirmations” is a technique taught and used by people around the world to affirm and uplift oneself in their own personal truth. However, as Christians, we speak biblically-based affirmations (also known as declarations) to affirm God’s truths over our lives. By saying what God has already said, we are coming into agreement, or affirming, what God’s Word has already said about us and who were were created to be.
The Importance of Your Words
There are many references in scripture about the importance of words, and how we should and should not use our words. Here’s an example of a scripture that focuses on how to use your words:
“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”Ephesians 4:29
Ephesians 4:29 informs us to not use any corrupt speech but to use good speech that gives grace to others. The bible also tells says to “encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11) meaning to use our words to help and not harm others. In these two scriptures, we can clearly see that God wants us to use our words in an edifying way towards others. However, have you considered how you use your words toward yourself?
Just as what you say can affect others, your words can also influence how you think and feel about yourself. Here are a few questions to consider:
- Do you believe you are who God says you are?
- When you talk to yourself, are you affirming yourself in God’s Word?
- Are you giving yourself as much grace as you give to others?
- Do you speak kindly to yourself?
- Have you ever said condemning or degrading words about yourself?
Your words have power and you can use them to your advantage in your everyday life. Will you use your words to tear yourself down or lift yourself up?
Speaking bible-based affirmations can help to strengthen, encourage, and uplift your spirit. When you decree and declare God’s Word, you let the world know that you believe and agree with what God says about you. As you replace the lies of the enemy with the words and thoughts of God’s truth, you will begin to walk and talk in a way that is pleasing in His sight.
10 Powerful Biblical Affirmations to Strengthen Your Heart
These powerful biblical affirmations will help to strengthen your heart and spirit. As you agree with God’s Word about who He is and who He says you are, have faith to believe the words you are declaring from your mouth.
- God has plans for my life, and my future has hope.
- “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
- With God, anything is possible.
- “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
- When I trust God, I can have perfect peace.
- “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3
- I am redeemed through Jesus Christ and my sins are forgiven.
- “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:13-14
- I will practice thinking encouraging and uplifting thoughts.
- Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillippians 4:8
- I have an advocate in Jesus Christ who goes to God on my behalf.
- “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” 1 John 2:1
- I am a new creation in Christ, He has made me new.
- “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
- All of God’s promises to me are “yes” and “amen” because I belong to Christ.
- “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 1:20
- God hears me when I pray.
- “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:12
- I am brave and courageous because the Lord is with me wherever I go.
- “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Practice speaking biblical affirmations daily. Decree and declare the scriptures throughout the day as often as you need to. As you confidently affirm God’s Word in and over your life, have faith to believe the words you are saying.