My Morning Affirmations

There’s a lot of woo-woo stuff out there about speaking things into being, that visualizing and claiming things can make them happen through the “law of attraction.”

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On the one hand, this is BS: unlike God, we cannot simply speak things into existence. On the other hand, we are made like God and in his image. He made us little creators, so we are able to create. And when we think about and talk about something, we’re more likely to find ways to make it happen.

So affirmations are a load of hooey and hold potential. Clear as mud, right?

But I know that this is clear: speaking Scripture to ourselves is good and does not return void. So I wrote a list of things I want to cultivate in my heart and life, crafted the language to line up with verses that speak to each particular issue, and I read them out loud to myself each morning.

Matt and I were talking last night, and I used language from one of my affirmations about something I hope to become more and more. Slowly, these things are making their way into my heart by way of memory; they rolled off my tongue, and I could taste the fruit of reminding myself day by day of God’s Word in the context of my will and purpose.

So without further ado, here’s my list.

Daily Affirmations in Christ

  • I have the power of Christ in me. (Acts 1:8)
  • Therefore, I can put off the old man and run toward a new self: renewed in mind and created after the likeness of God. (Ephesians 4:22-24)
  • The Holy Spirit dwells in me, growing me in Christlikeness and love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)
  • God gave me my circumstances: a researcher husband, three children to train and teach, a home to care for, a community to be part of. I do the good works He has given me. (Ephesians 2:10)
  • My children are a gift. I enjoy being with them and watching them grow. (Psalm 127:3)
  • I spend my time and our money in a way that honors God, meets our needs, and stewards our resources well for our family and the service of others. God has filled my life with good things. I can trust Him to satisfy me. (Psalm 103:5)
  • I eat well, exercise regularly, and get adequate sleep to care for the body God has given me and keep it in ready service. (1 Timothy 4:8)
  • God has given me specific gifts and talents. I pursue them as my own, not looking left or right at what He has given others. (1 Corinthians 12:18)
  • My hope is in Christ, not breaks from my work. Therefore, I can always be joyful–particularly in my work (Romans 15:13)

These reminders focus my heart and mind for the day. They slow down my crazy monkey brain so I can focus on what God has put in front of me and called me to rather than any old thing that comes along–and that has been really helpful.

{2020 word count: 3,513}

Published by MK Jorgenson

Thinking, writing, and talking about Christian stewardship in all of its facets.

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