I love starting my day by speaking God’s amazing promises over my life. It builds up my spirit and prepares me to face the day ahead.
There are still days though when I am hit with negative thoughts. Thoughts that try to take my joy and distract me from remembering who I am and whose I am.
Days when I am filled with fear, confusion, disappointment. When I am weary, feel alone or forget the mighty power of my God.
Do you have days like that?
They can seem very overwhelming and keep us from truly living the way God wants us to live.
Thankfully, God in His goodness, has given us His own words to remind us of His amazing love. That is why its so important to speak God’s promises over our lives so that we can drown out all those negative thoughts.
When I am feeling fearful I remind myself that “God did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power, and love and sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7.
So if the feeling of fear that I have did not come from God then where did they come from? They come from the opposite of God and love. And if that’s where its coming from, I want no part of it!
God does not give fear for He is love and gives love!
When I am feeling disappointed, especially if something I make a mistake or fail in some way, I remind myself that God says “My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthian 12:9
And I realize that maybe the thing I was excited about wasn’t really the best thing for me; that God has something else – even better – planned for me!
SPEAK GOD’S PROMISES
Do you know how amazing you are? How incredibly wonderful, special and truly spectacular you are!
I want you to read these words out loud and shout them from the rooftops. Say them so loud that the kids run over to see if you’re okay and the hubby or your friends look over at you from their favorite T.V. show to ask what you’re saying.
I am a CHILD of God! (that means you are the daughter of a KING)
I am Loved. (Nothing will stop God from loving you!)
I am Protected. (He is always with you, and has appointed His angels to watch over you!)
I am Blessed. (God is your strength)
I was made for a purpose! (God has wonderful things planned for you)
I am filled with the POWER of the Spirit. (You need only call the Spirit to help you)
I am the APPLE of my Father’s Eyes. (You are his absolute favorite!)
I am His FAVORITE. (He smiles when He sees you)
I am FULLY and COMPLETELY known. (He knows you better than you know yourself and He loves you the most)
I am NEVER alone! (He will never leave you)
I am FORGIVEN and REDEEMED. (Your past has been washed cleaned)
I am DESERVING of all good things. (Only goodness and kindness will follow you)
I have received an INHERITANCE of joy! (Your Father has riches to bestow on you)
I hope that you will fill your mind with so much of God’s words that it drowns out any and all negative thoughts. There will still be days when you feel down, angry and frustrated but I have found that when I repeat God’s words to myself, constantly and with faith, the negative thoughts don’t stay too long.
Many of us started the year with a “word of the year”. My word this year is CREATE. But I’ve decided that in addition to a word I will also take with me through 2019, a “verse of the year” which is a Bible verse that will become my mantra that I can cling to and repeat to myself each day.
One of my absolute favorite verse and promise is Jeremiah 29:11 and this is my verse for this year. The one I say when things get though to encourage me and the one I say when I am praising my God for all His blessings. It helps me to remain humble and trust in the Lord and His promises.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future.”
What is or will be your favorite verse for 2019? Will you search the Bible today to find a verse that speaks to you and hold on to it as your mantra this year?
If you’d like to share, I’d love to know your verse.
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P.S.S. I hope you will find this download helpful as you begin to speak God’s promises over your life!