If you’ve taken part in New Age therapies, Self Help programs, Mindfulness, Making Wishes, asking The Universe for help, or Positive Thinking workshops, you’re probably familiar with the practise of using daily Self Affirmations. Eastern Mystical and metaphysical techniques often employ them too.
When I was a New Age Spiritualist, I remember one we used was ‘Every day in every way, I’m getting better and better.’
Although such affirmations may make you feel a little more positive, do they truly change you deeply – your life socially, emotionally, physically, spiritually etc?
Can I suggest you try one of the Biblical methods of building yourself up, using scripture memory verses? It works on similar principles, except change doesn’t happen through tapping into your own ‘inner self’ or ‘inner power.’
Instead, the change occurs through the power of the Holy Spirit and the supernatural power that’s within the scriptures themselves. Not only will the verses build up your faith, by speaking them aloud and using them in prayer, it will deepen your relationship and intimacy with the Lord too.
There are thousands of scriptures you can choose from. It’s helpful to choose verses that are relevant to specific areas of your life that you’d like God to change.
Perhaps you could use one or several verses per day or per week, then change to other verses as you feel led to.
For example, if you’ve been concerned about circumstances in your life, memorizing and praying these verses daily can help : Philippians 4:13 ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,’ and Romans 8:37 ‘Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.’
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind … (Romans 12:2)
Many love to sing scripture affirmations. I have a YouTube playlist of scripture songs you can start with! (See link).
The following websites list scriptures you can use. Often, they are grouped into categories, such as, scriptures relevant to healing, health, protection, family, finances, spiritual protection, etc.