A few weeks ago I was exposed to a declaration at one of my weekly Bible studies I participate in. I decided to do an experiment in positive affirmations and their effect on our lives. I kept this with me and I read through it 3 times each day for a whole week. I read it when I first got up in the morning, again over my lunch break, and finally again at night before I went to bed. I would follow reading it with about a 2-3 minute prayer to God thinking about the things I had just read. I can tell you that the effect was very powerful for me. My attitude that week was more positive than normal and I felt more empowered than I had in quite some time.
I would like to share with you this positive affirmation. This was written by someone in the children’s ministry at Bethel Church in Reading, CA. This declaration was designed for the children in their church to help call out the powerful potential within each of them.
Obviously, this is not just for children. We all have powerful potential within each of us. Kids have the same Holy Spirit inside of them that we do. I think we need to do a better job of tapping into that power on a daily basis. We need to live out this power in our daily lives. But first we have to believe it. I’m not talking about simply agreeing with it in our minds, but about living like we believe it. We need to read this declaration, believe it, and live it.
I want each of you to commit to copying this down and reading it at least once each day for a whole week. At the end of that week, ask yourself if you felt more empowered or more positive during that week. Please comment back to this post after you have completed this little experiment and let us all know how it went for you. What did you learn from this experience?
Here is the declaration:
I am powerful, and what I believe changes the world!
So today I declare:
God is in a good mood.
He loves me all the time.
Nothing can separate me from His love.
Jesus’ blood paid for everything.
I will tell nations of what He has done.
I am important.
How He made me is amazing.
I was designed for worship.
My mouth establishes praise to silence the enemy.
Everywhere I go becomes a perfect health zone.
And with God, nothing is impossible!