The Blessing of Affirmation

Guest post by Cheryl Cope

When things start to feel difficult, which seems to occur on a regular basis, I turn to God in a fresh way by making use of biblical affirmations. This means taking God’s promises to believers in Scripture and rewording them into affirmations to speak over myself.

First, I pinpoint the difficulty by name. Next, I do a Bible search to find applicable Scriptures to write out in my journal. Then I reword them into first person affirmations. This process frequently involves printing the affirmations onto a separate page. Afterward, I speak them aloud over myself on a regular basis.

Research has shown that the act of physically hand-writing a statement, combined with speaking it to yourself aloud, helps you to remember it and ushers the concept into your subconscious. This sounds a lot like renewing the mind.

For example, I have a tendency to succumb to a victim mindset. I researched this and found a few verses to help me to overcome this pitfall. I’d like to share a few examples of the Scriptures I found and how I changed them into affirmations.

Romans 8:35, 37 – “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

In tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril or sword, I am more than a conqueror through Christ who loves me.

1 Corinthians15:5 – “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Thanks be to God, who gives me the victory through my Lord Jesus Christ.

 2 Corinthians 2:14 – “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savior of his knowledge by us in every place.”

Thanks be to God, who always causes me to triumph in Christ.

Psalm 60:12 – “Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.”

Through God I will do valiantly, for He it is that will tread down my enemies.

After you write out your own biblical affirmations and read them over on a regular basis, you will be blessed by the renewing of your mind. The concepts you’ve found in Scripture will begin to come to mind at other times of the day when you weren’t thinking about affirmations. You will also be blessed by seeing the manifestation and fulfillment of the affirmation as it starts to happen in your life.

 

Cheryl Cope is a Christian Woman’s Weight Loss and Habit Change Coach, helping women achieve healthy and sustainable weight loss, greater health and closer intimacy with God. She helps her clients change their eating, exercising, health, thinking and spiritual habits for the better. She incorporates prayer, biblical principles and the leading of the Holy Spirit in all aspects of her work.

Cheryl offers private and group coaching programs. For more information on Cheryl or her services, please visit www.cherylcope.com

 

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