Christian affirmations are positive, powerful statements that we repeat in order to encourage and inspire ourselves to persevere and achieve greater success through challenging situations. Affirmations from the Bible can be the most uplifting and motivational known to man. Biblical affirmations are backed by scripture and can be historically documented and proven. They help in speaking God’s word as power spiritual instruments, while affirming our faith in God and His promises. Reaping and speaking affirmations will also help you appreciate the blessings God has bestow on your life. This simple little practice can help you remain thankful and positive while you navigate through rough waters.
Affirmations definitely work and many find great victory in retraining the brain this way. The power of affirmative language has greatly improved the lives of millions of individuals. The Bible says that life and death are in power of the tongue. If you change your words, you will change your life, at least that's what scripture states in Proverbs 18:21. The power to change your life is in the power of your words. Christian affirmations are a powerful and meaningful way releasing God’s power directly into your life. Once God's spiritual energy is dispensed, the mind begins to work in more creative ways, situation and circumstances change and manifest according to the divine will of God's word, and our spiritual being being becomes more in tune with God.
Your life will dramatically improve when the words of your mind and tongue change according to the ancient text. Biblical affirmations replace worldly thought with Godly thought, and Godly thought is followed by the illumination of Holy Spirit.
If you decide to try an affirmation program, be sure that all affirmations backed by the scripture. You should be able to find any affirming thought in scripture. If you can't find the affirming thought in scripture that may be okay. All positive affirming thought may not be found in the Bible but still may be healthy and sound, so prudence and wisdom has be exercised.
It's preferred however, that most, if not all, affirmations have scriptural reference. Affirmations are not meant to replace reading and studying the Bible, but they can definitely help us along the journey. Here are 5 secrets to make your Christian affirmations more powerful and effective.
To start with Christian affirmations, try to make a list of what you have always thought as were your negative qualities. Include any kind of criticism you want that you have been holding onto, whether it is about your siblings, peers, parents, or anything else. Don’t judge, remember that we all have flaws. We are all human beings and no one is perfect. Simply try to make a note of the negatives and look for a theme - such as I am not worth anything. This will then be a good place to start making a shift in your life. See where your mind goes as you write.
The next step is to write out an affirmation on the positive aspect of any negativity or self-judgement. You might want to try to use a thesaurus in order to find good words that can improve your statement. For instance, rather than saying I am worthy, you can try to use words such as "God's loves, I am remarkable". Once you have written your affirmations, try to ask a close friend to read it and see if they have any suggestions to make it any stronger.
You can also create affirmations for any trait you want to develop, skill you want to sharpen, or goal you want to accomplish. The key is clarity. Mentally analyze exactly what your future would look like and then go through the Bible and and find supporting scripture.
Speak the affirmations out loud for 5 minutes, three times a day, morning, mid day, and evening. The best time to do this is when you can look at yourself in the mirror. Another good option to reinforce the new belief is write the affirmation many times in the notebook. Notice overtime as you write it if your style changes. This could be a clue as to how your mind perceives the brand new concept. You can also print your affirmation and keep nearby so you can see it on a regular basis.
Get a coach, some one close, to repeat the affirmations. You can also have them text you the affirmation on a regular basis ans random times of the day.
Affirmations can be a very powerful tool in helping you change your mood, state of mind, and manifest the change that you desire. But they tend to work the best for you if you can first identify the unwholesome belief that is opposing them. If there are suggestions, it would be good to see a professional therapists to help you fully uncover what is buried deep in the subconscious and to start a mindful Christian meditation practice. Otherwise, repetition is key.
Christian mindfulness meditation is extremely effective in helping uncover unconscious pesky thought patterns. This kind of meditation allows you to first get in touch with Christ Jesus and then in His presence watch your thought. With the Lord's help, limiting thought can be clearly identified and understood so you can gradually improve.
More Tips To empower your Christian Affirmations
Submitting to God: Firstly, Christian affirmations require you to submit to God. This can be done by leaving carnal thought behind during a time when you meditate on Jesus. Submitting to God will renew your mind, heal your heart, and refresh the soul with energy from God.
Adoration: You must also offer a brief word of praise to God for one or more of his attributes. For instance you can go for God's mercy, goodness, truth, love, power, etc. Thank God for all the blessings in your life- for all the good things that He has done for you.
Examination: It is important to improve on every level. Therefore, it is critical to ask the Spirit to search your heart and reveal to you any areas of that need improvement or confession. You can acknowledge these areas to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness and power. This will bring a huge change in you, ease barriers, and tension you might have once had. It'll make life a little easier for you.
Identify Christ: Your old habits have been crucified with Christ on the cross. So the past can no longer hold you back. Instead it is your thinking that draws back to the old ways. Jesus lives in you. Therefore, it is important to identify with Christ everyday so to rise with Jesus into the higher realms with God.
Fill With The Spirit: Another important aspect of improving your position with God and the foundation of a great positive affirmation is to be spirit-filled. Ask the spirit to fill you and control your day. The spirit wants to fill you - Sample affirmation: When I walk by the spirit, the desire of the flesh will not be carried out, but the Holy Spirit fulfills God's will in my life.
Fruit of the Spirit: Pray about the fruit of spirit; love, joy, kindness, patience etc. These spiritual elements are all integral components of a life with God's Holy Spirit. Love rejoices with truth. It bears all things, believes all the things that are of God, endures all the things, and hopes in all the things from above. So seek to embody the fruit of the Spirit.
Purpose of Your Life: I want to love the lord my God with all my heart- and with all my soul and mind, I want to love my neighbor as myself. My purpose is to love God entirely, love self correctly and love others fully. They will seek to be your first Kingdom and righteousness. It is important to prove to Christ to have a good blissful life.
Circumstances of the Day: I will trust in the Lord with all my heart and not lean on their my own understanding. Whatever the circumstance might be we must look at it with the spiritual knowledge of God and proceed with faith.
Protection in Spiritual Warfare: Protection in spiritual warfare is another crucial aspect of a powerful Christian affirmation. Basically, it involves setting your mind on the things of the spirit. It is important to keep seeking the things that are written in the Bible and not on the things of the earth, and this is best done with the repetition of affirming words and sentiments. Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever might be lovely or pure, if there is an excellence, your mind can dwell on these things. Things of light are void of dark and attract God's spiritual forces.
One Last Thing
Lastly another important secret to consider when creating a powerful affirmation is the coming of Christ and our future with him. One day, the faithful Christian will reign with Christ, so our destiny should be considered today. What we practice in spirit today will be reflected later when the veil is removed. Positive biblical affirmations that overcome anything that hinders will radiate brilliantly in our favor with God later.
Christian affirmations, therefore, play an superior role in keeping heart, soul, and mind pure and healthy. They help you with power and allow you to become a better person overall. Christian affirmations have the power to change your mind and your life fro above. The whole idea of these affirmations is to change your inner being so God cab be more in you. Christian affirmations will propel you to greater heights while establishing a bright future with Christ later.
In a nutshell, affirmations are the most inspirational and encouraging messages we can ponder on. They are biblical thought accepted by the mind and embodied by the heart and will of man. They help us speak God’s word and when they are accepted with blind faith they have the power to move mountains, heal infirmities, and even raised the dead!
The power of Christian affirmations are innumerable. Millions of people testify of their power. They change the way you think and ultimately who you are. If you change your words, you will change your life. Think about this. Negativity also changes who you are, so it's up to you to decide which thoughts will control your life.
Negativity is so prevalent in the world that it can quietly creep into your mind. Focusing on Christian affirmations allows us to create a tidal wave of positive biblical thought that emphatically overpowers negativity. The collateral effect of your decision to improve is a healthy mind, body and soul.
I love you and we're praying for all our readers. I hope you take the challenge of influencing your mind biblical thought. God bless you. Please post any tips, ideas, or insights about affirmations you like or about your practice.