I’m sure you’ve heard about affirmations, but what about using daily Christian affirmations to grow in truth? As moms, it’s easy to be susceptible to lies from Satan. Your mind can go straight to the negative, turn to worry, or dwell on what you wish was different. Christian affirmations can be a great tool to help you change those negative thought patterns.
- Are Affirmations Allowed in Christianity?
- Daily Christian Affirmations
- Christian Mom Affirmations
Are Affirmations Allowed in Christianity?
First, let’s look at what the word affirmation even means. Affirmation is the act of affirming something, so what does that actually mean? According to Merriam-Webster, to affirm means to validate something or proclaim it as true. You are declaring or professing something you believe to be correct. Hmmm . . . proclaiming truth. Keep that thought in mind.
Looking at the above definition of affirmation, we can see that affirmations may or may not be biblical, based on what you’re actually affirming. Many affirmations out there aren’t actually Christian affirmations but instead align themselves with self-empowerment. For example, “I am giving my child the best possible future.” “I deserve to relax.” “I can trust my maternal intuition.” These affirmations focus on our power.
You will need to ask yourself if the affirmation in question aligns with Scripture. In order to know that, you will need to know God’s Word. Satan is sly and cunning, so we need to be watchful of what lies can sneak into our lives. I would ultimately say that affirmations are definitely biblical only as long as they are based on God’s truth. John 17:17 reminds us that God’s word is truth.
Daily Christian Affirmations
It is amazing what meditating on Scripture can do for you. The more you focus on God’s Word, the less you will be overcome by worry, fear, and insecurity. Below, I have listed some great daily Christian affirmations to meditate on, along with their appropriate verse. However, there are so many more Bible verses you can turn into Christian mom affirmations.
1. God’s power can work in my weakness.
We don’t have to do it on our own. We often can’t do it on our own anyway. God can work in and through us, even in our weaknesses. Let Him be your strength. Let His power work through you.
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV)
2. God is still working on me.
Yet another great daily Christian affirmation! Even if it feels like you’re stagnant or even going backward, God isn’t finished with you. He WILL complete His work in you.
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
3. Jesus takes away my burdens.
Jesus wants us to give Him our load. He wants us to find rest in Him. We strive to do things on our own, but Jesus didn’t mean for us to take the load . . . and motherhood is a huge load!
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
As moms, unless we prioritize our relationship with God, it can easily fall by the wayside. Learn more about growing closer to God. As we grow closer to Him, we become a better wife and mother as well.
4. God’s peace will guard me when I give my anxiety to Him.
Peace. We want peace in our lives, and we can have it when we give our burdens to the Lord in prayer. When the anxiety creeps in, give it to God again . . . and again.
“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27
5. I can find joy in God.
For many, motherhood drains them of their joy. You may be one of those who feels stuck in the day-to-day, and that what you’re doing isn’t that important. However, because of God, we can still find joy! As we remember Who Jesus is and what He has done, we can find that joy.
“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” Psalm 94:19
6. Trusting God gives me perfect peace.
When we know everything is in God’s hands, we can have peace knowing that He has a plan, even if His plan looks different than ours. There are many times when hard things happened to me, such as miscarriage and infant loss. However, I have learned that I can still trust God, which gives me peace.
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3
7. Fear does not hold me captive. Instead, the Lord is my stronghold.
Trading the spirit of fear for a spirit of power, love, and self-control sounds fantastic to me. What about you? Our refuge needs to be in God alone. We should not fear what others think or what might happen in the future. Our faith rests in God.
“for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1
Christian Mom Affirmations
I’d love to encourage you to look up Bible verses dealing with an area of struggle and then turn it into a mom affirmation specifically for you. By basing your affirmations on Scripture, you are tapping into God’s power instead of your own strength. It is only through the power of God that we can have true and lasting change in our hearts and minds.
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