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Understanding the Power of words

Christianity is not unique in recognizing that there is power the tongue (both for good and ill). In the field of Psychology it is a well documented fact that much of our normal talk to ourselves (self-talk) is remarkably negative and destructive. Our inner monologue can forms healthy or unhealthy outlooks upon ourselves and reality at large.

Creating Affirmations from Scripture


  • Starting phrases:
    • Identity Words: I AM.. (who God says I am)
    • Abundance Words: I HAVE... (what God says I have)
    • Empowerment Words: I CAN... (do what God says I can do)
  • Use the present tense
  • Be brief and specific
  • State things in the positive form
  • When appropriate use dynamic action words (i.e. words ending with -ing)

See examples below...

Identity & Belovedness: Who you are or whose you are?

Who Am I? Casting Crowns


and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
-Matthew 3:17 (ESV)

God is the lover, you are the beloved...
"I am my beloved's, and He is mine." (See Song of Solomon 2:16)

"But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life."
-Jude 1:21

Three Daily Reminders

Here are three fundamental affirmations for following God daily:[1]

God is who He says He is.
I am who God says I am.

God has what He says He has.
I have what God says I have.

God will do what He says He will do.
I can do what God says I can do.


I am loved by God. John 3:16, Galatians 2:20, 2 Thessalonians 2:16

I am made to exercise dominion and authority. Genesis 1:26-28

I am made to be creative. Matthew 25:14-29

I am made to be a partaker of the divine nature. 2 Peter 1:4

I am made to share the Gospel with all the world. Mark 16:15

I am fearfully and wonderfully made, in the very image and likeness of God. Psalm 139:14

I am God's one-of-a-kind masterpiece. I am the only one who can accomplish the good works he has prepared in advance for me. Ephesians 2:10

I am supremely precious to God. He knows every detail of my life and takes great delight in me. Psalm 139:17, Zephaniah 3:17

Things God might want to say to me:

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness." Jeremiah 31:3

"I created my best, when I created you..."

"I paid a price for you and you are worth it all"

"I have destined my best for you"


  • I have been blessed with every spiritual blessing In Christ. Ephesians 1:3
  • The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
  • How great is the goodness you have stored up for me because I fear you Psalm 31:19
  • My God withholds nothing Psalm 84:11
  • My God will supply my every need Philippians 4:19
  • This day, I am blessed in my coming in and blessed in my going out. Deuteronomy 28:6


  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, knowing that all things work together for good in my life. Philippians 4:13, Romans 8:28
  • I can rightly distinguish between the voice of the Lord and the lies of the enemy. John 10:2-5
  • I can prophesy to build up the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 14:31
  • I can grow in the wisdom and knowledge of God and be equipped to instruct others. Hebrews 5:12-14
  • I have the mind of Christ and can discern his will in my life. 1 Corinthians 2:16, Romans 8:14, Isaiah 30:21

Examples from Scripture

John 15

  • I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of His life. John 15:5
  • I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit. John 15:16

Romans 8

  • I am a child of God
  • I am led by the Spirit of God
  • I am an heir of God and co-heir with Christ
  • I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances
  • I can stand in the presence of God or any man, free from condemnation, guilt, and shame
  • I have been, am being, and will be delivered from all bondage and frustration
  • I cannot be separated from the love of God


  1. Adapted from CBN Family, DIVINE DIRECTION: GOD'S BLUEPRINT FOR YOUR FUTURE, accessed January 9, 2023, https://cbn.com/premiums/DivineDirection/