Affrimation [af-er-mey-shuh n]
1. the act or an instance of affirming; state of being affirmed.
2. the assertion that something exists or is true.
When we look at the definition of "affirmation" it is very straightforward. Affirming the truth. There is not a better place to start affirming truths other than the bible. Bible truths strengthen everything about us. For the word of God is alive and powerful. He speaks things into existence with his words!
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
Hebrews 4:12 NLT
Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
Genesis 1:3 NLT
When we affirm bible truths, we are changing ourselves into vessels of light. We will see good fruit sprouting inside of us. His word says we will be like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.
God’s word helps us to think of things we normally wouldn’t of on our own. His word gives us clear direction with our lives, shining light in our darkness. We start to get to know God’s heart more and his good, pleasing, and perfect will. It starts by renewing our minds in his word.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 12:2 NLT
“You are the light of the world - like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.
Matthew 5:14 NLT
Affirmations help prevent negative self-talk. So many times throughout the day our minds can wonder on us. We think and say things that can drag us down. Even the people around us are affected by our attitude. Our pride can get in our way very easily. It is important to let God's word change us from the inside out.
We can say bad things about ourselves, other people, and just about everything without even realizing it. We can start becoming ungrateful and get pulled in a direction that does us no good. With God’s word, we can start to be lifted up by his grace.
As we grow in his word, we start to discover and recognize all our blessings. We can take every thought captive and bring it under the authority and power of Jesus Christ and grow as children of God.
We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5 NLT
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Philippians 4:8 NLT
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14 NLT
You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.
Matthew 23:26 NLT
There are so many benefits for great affirmations. But the best benefit is building our relationship with Christ. We get to know him, we learn about his power, we get to be wrapped in his unfailing love. We start to grow in our relationship and begin to live in a more positive way for him.
As believers in Christ, we can rest in the presence of God, who created everything. It is a great joy to delight ourselves in him through his word, and affirming his truths. He knows our hearts, and he will make us strong in his mighty power.
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart's desires.
Psalm 37:4 NLT
How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them.
Psalm 111:2 NLT
I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways. I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word.
Psalm 119:15-16 NLT
They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.
Psalm 77:12 NLT
I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles.
Psalm 145:5 NLT
I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 119:11 NLT
Building our lives on the word of God is the best foundation we can have for our life. This life will give us trouble, and that’s just the way it is. But when trouble comes, we will be equipped to handle life's situations, because we have put our faith and trust in Christ. We can be confident in moving forward, and stand in the power of God who goes before us.
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have--Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:11 NLT
"Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won't collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn't obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash."
Matthew 7:24-27 NLT
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you."
Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT