12 Scriptures To Memorize and Use Daily To Affirm Yourself and Others
Affirmations are intentional statements that can be written and posted, said aloud to oneself, or repeated.
The purpose of an affirmation is to help shift moods, encourage, and to change mainframes.
Daily affirmations are very popular in our culture today. So much so that our clothing is drenched in feel-good messages and Instagram is full of reels made to send messages intended to motivate.
I wholeheartedly believe that strength can be found in encouraging oneself with everyday words, but I know with certainty that there is power in being affirmed through scripture.
So, instead of the traditional affirmations, here are 12 scriptures to learn and meditate on day and night.
These scriptures are reminders that you have a purpose, you have a gift, you are loved, that God’s strength is incomparable, community matters, and heaven is our goal.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
For by him, all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
- We are God’s special people. We were created for a purpose. God’s plans for us are better than our own.
1 Peter 4:10-11
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 Corinthians 12:7-11
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
- We were all given special gifts. Our gifts are to be used to edify God and to strengthen the body of Christ- the church ; one another.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. The Lord is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
The Lord is literally our strength. His word, our defense. When we are weak, he is strong in heart, mind, body, and resources. We can lean on him and let go trusting that he will hold us up.No one else can save us.
Romans 8:35, 37-39
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- God loves each of us personally and his love has no conditions. Therefore there is nothing that we can think, say or do that will change his heart for us.
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
- This is the layover. Heaven is the prize and final destination.
The Bible tells us to hide scripture in our hearts and that by doing so we equip ourselves readying for the battles that will surely come in this life.
I hope that these encourage you and reaffirm what you already know to be true, you are loved, you are chosen, you are worth fighting for, and there is a special kingdom beautifully designed where you will spend eternity.
A quick prayer:
Thank you for life, health, strength, and truth.
For being a loving, patient, and forgiving God.
Thank you for your word and your Holy Spirit that allows us to understand it and apply it daily.
Father, today we ask first that you forgive us of our sins and give us the mind, discipline, and desire to live according to your statutes. Lord, thank you for the scripture that tells us of you and also of your love and consistent sacrifice.
Lord, today I pray for the person reading this. I pray that according to the riches of your glory that you may grant them to be strengthened with power through your Spirit, so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith—that they, being rooted and grounded in love, may have the strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that they may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:16-19)
In Jesus’ name.
Share an affirmation rooted in scripture that reminds you of who you are in Christ Jesus; one that encourages you daily.⤵️