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Why are Godly Affirmations Important?

What is an Affirmation?

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 than the Bible. Bible truths strengthen everything about us. The promises God gives us in His word can give us hope and direction, as we trust in Him. 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

Why is it important to renew our minds?

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 the 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

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
John 1:5 NLT

Start cleaning the inside

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

Prevent attacks from the enemy!

When Jesus was in the wilderness being tempted by the devil, He would often times quote scriptural truths. It's so important to grow in the word of God so we can recognize the attacks of the enemy. The Bible also tells us we should put on the armor of God! As we grow in the Word, so does our armor! We are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies. There is a spiritual warfare that we need to be equipped for!

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:10-12 NLT

Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Ephesians 6:13-17 NLT

But Jesus told him, "No! The Scriptures say, 'People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'
Matthew 4:4 NLT

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