How to create a list of Christian affirmations [40 affirmations included!]

This post is about how to create a list of Christian Affirmations.

What is an Affirmation?

Before we start on the list of Christian Affirmations, lets understand what an affirmation is!

The word “Affirmation” comes from the root word “Affirm”. Let me also point out that Affirm is a verb (doing word) that means the following:

State something as fact.

Assert Strongly.

According to thesaurus.com, other synonyms are as follows: Declare, Profess, Assert.

Question: Are Christian Affirmations Biblical?

In the world today, there is a buzz about “manifesting,” “law of attraction,” and “affirmations.”

These affirmations are sometimes based on selfish ambitions and don’t necessarily align with God’s plan and purpose. For this reason, some Christians shy away from affirmations because it is seen as ungodly.

From my personal experience, I started using affirmations in 2018 when God began a radical shift in my life. I taped my list of affirmations in my bathroom and would say the affirmations backed by scripture. After saying the affirmations, I would read the corresponding scripture.

As I say this, I must admit that I am laughing right now because I would stare in the mirror, then point and enthusiastically say, “You are highly favored of God….” ! It got very comical when I said it. My non-verbal gestures were over the top. 😂.

The affirmations were very specific and targeted specific scriptures that I was standing on for that particular period of my life.

Friends, I can say that I did see a big difference in my life. The affirmations worked, but I have to state that it is because of the word of God that didn’t come back void. I applied biblical principles, and I believe I was aligned to God’s will for my life. I was fully yielded to Him.

My other encounter of affirmations is when my son attended a Christian daycare. The daycare would use affirmations in the morning since, at age 2, they hadn’t quite started memorizing the word of God yet. They would start their morning by declaring short conscience affirmations that had biblical backing. It was lovely seeing dozens of children boldly proclaiming, “I am a Child of God! I am blessed…etc.”

My Verdict on Christian Affirmations…

Therefore, from a Christian perspective, I would term that an affirmation as declaring the word of God. I would agree that it is biblical.

Isaiah 55:11  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Ok….but this is the issue with affirmations

Ok, I had to put a caveat! 😂 I know…I know…I had to. Bear with me, ok?

So in as much as these affirmations activate God’s promises in our lives, I think affirmations can quickly fail to align to biblical truth.

Here is an example:

I used to see a shirt plastered all over social media that states, “I can do HARD things” OR “I can do ALL things.” Sometimes celebrities who didn’t believe in God would tout that. It was more like saying, “I myself can do anything, by my own power” (manifesting/law of attraction)

Question is- Can I do hard things? Sure, Can I do ALL things? Sure! But the verse states that we can do them (ALL THINGS- hard or easy or whatever) THROUGH CHRIST. If you remove Christ in that statement, then my friends, we can do absolutely nothing.  

So, we come to our equation:

Tips on how to Create a List of Christian Affirmations

1. Use present tense to write your affirmation since God has already overcome! i.e., I am healed, I have been healed! Instead of saying, “I will be healed.”

2. Say it enthusiastically: as I said earlier, if you see me making my affirmations, I tend to look rather comical. I stare in the mirror and give myself a pep talk! I say my affirmations with conviction!

3. Use positive language: Now, ensure that you use positive words and language. Instead of saying, “I am not going to be defeated….” You are better of saying, “I am victorious.”

4. Then of course, make sure the affirmation has biblical/ scriptural backing. Also realize that it’s not about us. Simply put- God’s word & will first!

5. Tailor your affirmations to fit an area in your life you want to change! i..e. if you want to change something about confidence, look for biblical scripture that corresponds to that and tailor affirmations to that.

6. I encourage you to pray and seek GodAffirmations shouldn’t be taken lightly. Make sure you seek the counsel of the Holy Spirit to guide you through this to ensure God’s will is fully in it and not our flesh!!

7. Affirmations should never replace the word of God. I believe we should still memorize verses and work towards understanding them.

8. Know that the Lord knows your heart…Ok, so I want to let you know… you shouldn’t overthink or panic about writing your list. I believe the Lord knows your heart through this entire process. He loves you. ❤️When writing affirmations, ensure that your heart is in the right place.

LIST OF CHRISTIAN AFFIRMATIONS

Ok so here is the list that I curated. This isn’t my personal list that I use everyday…. They are a mix of all kinds of variations that I made based off scriptures that I think will resonate with you!

With that said, I want to emphasize that this is to ONLY give you ideas.

I encourage you to tailor your own based on the tips I just mentioned. This just serves as an example!!!

 As always, please- ask for discernment through the process.

Also, the importance of saying the affirmation plus the corresponding verse is that it makes the word more personal. It applies to me & you- right now, right here and at this very moment! 💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿

I DECLARE IN JESUS NAME:

 LIST OF CHRISTIAN AFFIRMATIONS

The Lord is with me wherever I go!

Joshua 1:9″Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

I am valuable!

Proverbs 3:15 “She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.”

I am wise and kind

Proverbs 31:26 “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”

I am clothed with strength and dignity!

Proverbs 31:25 “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.”

I am a wonderful work and creation of God!

Psalm 139:14″I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

The Grace of God is sufficient for me

2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

The Lord supports me and honors me with grace

1 Corinthians 15:10

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.”

God cares for me!

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

I am set free!

John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

I am disciplined: Spirit, Soul and Body

2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

1 Corinthians 9:27  But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

I am radically transformed by the renewing of my mind

Romans 12:1-2   I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

I am so loved by the Lord!

John 3:16-17  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

I have a fearless Spirit!

2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Psalm 118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

I am chosen by God!

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

Ephesians 1:4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love

My health is restored and I am healed!

Jeremiah 30:17 ‘But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD…”

I am redeemed!

Isaiah 43:10b “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”

I am forgiven!

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Through Christ, I can do all things!

Phillipians 4:13  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

All my needs are supplied!

Phillipians 4:19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

I am blessed wherever I go!

Deuteronomy 28: 3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

Deuteronomy 28: 6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

I am God’s workmanship!

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

I am heard by God!

Psalm 66:19 but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.

Psalm 6:9 The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.

I am victorious!

1 Corinthians 15:57 – But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

I am an overcomer!

1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

I am strong and my strength is renewed!

Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

I am set apart…

Psalm 4:3 Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.

I am deeply loved by God!

(Ephesians 3:18, NLT) “And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.”

I trust my Lord and the fact that He will direct my paths!

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

I have asked and received my God-given wisdom to tackle my day-to-day activities!

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5, NIV)

The Holy Spirit is guiding me today into all truth!

John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

I am walking in authority!

Luke 10:19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.

As I begin my day, I rest in the fact that God has gone before me!

(Deuteronomy 31:8, NIV) “The LORD himself goes before you…”

I’m glad and joyful in this day that the Lord has given me!

(Psalm 118:64, ESV) “This is the day the LORD has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.”

I am never alone! The Lord is with me!

Joshua 1:9

“This is my command–be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

Matthew 28:20

“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

I trust that the Lord will enlarge my territory!

1 Chronicles 4:10 Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested.

I trust that my heart and mind is guarded by the peace of God!

Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

I thank the Lord that he has given me sweet sleep!

Proverbs 3:24 If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Psalm 127:2  …. for he gives to his beloved sleep.

I am in a state of perfect peace; my mind is stayed in the Lord!

Isaiah 26:3-4 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.

I have self-control!

2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

I am comforted by God!

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise to be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

I am hidden and protected!

2 Timothy 3:17 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Psalm 91:1-2 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Ok friends, that’s it….. my  List of Christian Affirmations!

I hope you have enjoyed this post! I typed so much on this one! Wow! 😊

Hugs!! 💗

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6 thoughts on “How to create a list of Christian affirmations [40 affirmations included!]”

  1. Very insightful and most of all biblical! You have clear up a lot of misconceptions that even flow in the church. The name and claim it movement! Thank you for taking the time to confirm and affirm to never leave God out of anything we declare for ourselves and over our lives. Cause the plans of man are many, but only can bring them to past. Also There is a way that seems right unto a man but ends in destruction.
    God Bless you and keep you in his perfect peace!

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