Christian affirmations are encouraging and inspirational statements taken from the Bible to help motivate you and to remind you of who you are in Christ. Very similar to meditation, the affirmations help you to remember, study, ponder on and speak the word of God.
I like to think of Christian affirmations (and certainly the ones I have throughout this website and in my affirmations package) as being another Bible study tool that illuminates amazing statements and promises of God in easy to read bite size chunks.
The Bible has more positive statements inside of it than you will find anywhere else, and they are real, legitimate statements that apply to Christians. It is silly having any ole’ positive statements or affirmations…
[bctt tweet=”It doesn’t matter how positive I am or how much I affirm that I can jump of a tall building and not get hurt, the moment I act on that untrue statement I am going to get hurt!” username=”sowandreap”]
So Biblical affirmations are true statements and when sown into your heart will bring forth life and peace.
I took one of mp3 affirmations (from the 51) you can find in my Christian affirmations package and converted it to a Youtube video so you can listen to it below as an example…
There Are Many Ways You Are Using Christian Affirmations Without Even Realizing It!
One of the greatest ways we use affirmations is when we sing Christian songs, choruses and hymns. Every song in the chorus book is packed full of wonderful affirmations and by singing them week in and week out the promises of God are sown deep within us.
We go to Church and we sing songs that affirm Biblical truths such as:
- I am redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.
- I am redeemed and I know I am.
- The Lord Thy God is with thee wherever you go.
- Jesus is alive. He is risen from the dead.
- Ask and it shall be given you.
- Seek and ye shall find.
- Knock and the door shall be opened to you.
- Seek ye first the kingdom of God.
These are just some of the statements I plucked out of thin air while writing this article. We could go on and on forever writing down positive affirmations from songs we sing. These affirmations reinforce Biblical statements into the Christians life.
It is not by coincidence that Paul encourages us to sing and meditate…
[bctt tweet=”Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. (Eph 5:19)” username=”sowandreap”]
We listen to gospel songs on the radio, or download them to our listening devices and every song usually emphasizes one positive Biblical statement. A beautiful, easy to absorb, but very memorable, bite size chunk of Bible goodness.
Hmm… It Sounds like I’m describing something to eat doesn’t it!
Well I am… the word of God is to be consumed. Not left on a shelve somewhere gathering dust. Here are just a few scriptures to illustrate this point…
[bctt tweet=”How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalm 119:103″ username=”sowandreap”]
[bctt tweet=”Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. (Mt 4:4)” username=”sowandreap”]
[bctt tweet=”As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. (1 Pet 2:2-3)” username=”sowandreap”]
Yes! If you want to grow up to big and tall it’s not about eating your vegetables as my mother used to say, but about consuming the word of God. Perhaps the saying, You are what you eat… is true! So eat the word of God.
Another way we use Christian affirmations without even thinking about it is by listening to sermons. I’ve lost count of how many sermons I have heard over the years, however every single one of them is reaffirming something from the scriptures that eventually shapes my thinking and my actions.
We might not use the term affirmations to describe all of these things, yet affirmations they are. Every time we read the word we are reading positive God-breathed statements for Christians. You are new creature in Christ Jesus, you have forgiveness of sins, you have put on the mind of Christ, and so on and so on.
An Endless Banquet of Fine Dining in The Word of God…
One positive statement after another laid out before us. We could sum this up with the following Bible verse…
[bctt tweet=”So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Rom 10:17)” username=”sowandreap”]
We all want faith, we all need faith, we all must have faith (because without faith it is impossible to please God – Heb 11:6)… Well you can’t get faith without hearing… and you can’t hear without the word of God!
Did you get that?
Without the word of God you are deaf!
The word of God is your faith ears… If you can’t hear than how does faith come?
O how precious is the word of God.
Affirmations in Prayer
There is plenty of examples in scripture of affirmations being used in prayers and I have listed two examples below. I won’t repeat the entire prayer requests just some highlights of affirmations type language used…
And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth. (2 Kings 19:15)
Okay… Did you see what he said here?
- O LORD God of Israel
- Who dwells between the cherubims
- Thou art God
- Even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth
- Thou hast made heaven and earth
Who did all of these statements benefit? Hezekiah of course – God already knows who he is. He doesn’t have to be reminded that He alone is God, and He is the God of Israel and that He created the heaven and the earth.
It could be a demonstration of respect and approaching God with humility however these statements are affirming to the person praying who God is and to everyone who is hearing the prayer. God doesn’t need reminding.
Jesus even demonstrated this fact when he prayed for Lazarus to be risen from the dead…
And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. (Jn 11:41-42)
Another example is the prayer of Jehoshaphat when they were about to be invaded by a great confederacy of armies…
And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee? Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?
Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever? And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying, If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.
Of course, his prayer continued and God delivered them. But just look at all the affirmations in this prayer and again God knows all this, he doesn’t need reminding. However to Jehoshaphat and to all that heard him the words were faith building. Let’s itemize what he said…
- God of our fathers
- Art not thou God in heaven
- And rule over all the kingdoms of the heathen
- In your hand is there not power and might
- None is able to withstand you
- You are our God
- You drove out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel
- You gave it to the seed of Abraham your friend forever
- Art not thou our God
- We stand before the house with your name on it
- And cry in our affliction because you said you will hear us
We are Even Told in The Scriptures To Constantly Affirm Things…
This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. (Tit 3:8)
Affirm means to make firm, establish, confirm, make sure, to make it constant in your heart.
In summary, I love Christian affirmations or the wonderful statements the Holy Ghost has caused to be written in the Bible. You can take just one powerful sentence and meditate on it for weeks at a time, studying what else the Bible has to say about the topic and that one beautiful, bite size chunk of information can be transformed into an encyclopedia of Godly knowledge.
It amazes me at times at how much astounding declarations are made in just one paragraph of scripture and we tend to read straight past them because they are all contained in one simple verse. As this site grows I will be taking those Bible verses and pulling them apart, slowing down the process and expanding the beauty contained within them.
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