Saying affirmations in very important because The tongue has the power of life and death. (Proverbs 18:21)
This means that your words are powerful and they can impart life to good things which are dead or dying in your life. Your words can also send destruction to bad things which are germinating or prospering in your life.
Therefore make it a habit to speak positive words that affirm your life.
To make powerful affirmations follow these steps:
Use Bible Verses
Increase the power of the words you speak by speaking the Word of God since The sword of the spirit is the Word of God. (Ephesians 6:17)
This is especially important when you are dealing with stressful situations that do not make sense when you evaluate them rationally because that means they could be part of a spiritual attack.
To manage them effectively you therefore have to use spiritual sword of the God's word by speaking Scriptures over the stressful situation.
Therefore go through your Bible and find the Scriptures that address your situation and then use them as your Christian affirmations.
Christian Affirmation for Tribulations
Bible verse: It is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to those who trouble you. (2 Thessalonians 1:6)
You can use 2 Thessalonians 1:6 as a Christian affirmation for dealing with tribulations and the urge to revenge by declaring, "It is a righteous thing for God to repay with tribulations those who trouble me".
Christian Affirmations for Open Doors
Bible verse: A person's gift makes room for them and brings them before great persons. (Adapted Proverbs 18:16)
You can use Proverbs 18:16 as a Christian affirmation for opening doors and bringing new opportunities into your life by declaring, "My gift is creating space for me and bringing me before great people".
Christian Affirmation for Opposition
Bible verse: He opens and no one shuts and shuts and no one opens. (Revelation 3:7)
If your God-given gift has opened a new door of opportunity in your life but you are facing opposition, you can use Revelation 3:7 as your Christian affirmation to fight the opposition by declaring, "God opens and no one can shut".
Use Scriptures with the Name of Jesus
To make your affirmations even more powerful, use Bible verses with the name of Jesus since there is power in His name because God has highly exalted Jesus and given Him the name which is above every name so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, those in heaven, those on earth and those under the earth. (Philippians 2:9-10)
The name of Jesus can therefore make powers in the heavens, on earth and under the earth that are creating problems in your life to bow.
Therefore regardless of your problem, find Scriptures that address it and that have the name of Jesus Christ.
Christian Affirmation for Guilt and Condemnation
Bible verse: If anyone is in Christ Jesus, they are a new creation. The old things have passed away and all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
You can use 2 Corinthians 5:17 as a Christian affirmation to fight guilt and condemnation by declaring, "I am a new creation because I am in Christ Jesus for the old things have passed away and all things have become new," if you have come into Christ Jesus by getting saved.
To get saved, say "Jesus is Lord" with your mouth and believe with your heart that God raised Him from the dead when He died for our sins and you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)
Christian Affirmation for Self Esteem
Bible verse: We are God's workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared for us. (Ephesians 2:10)
You can use Ephesians 2:10 as a Christian affirmation to improve your self confidence and self esteem by declaring, "I am God's masterpiece created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared for me," whenever you start feeling useless and worthless.
Christian Affirmation for Mercy and Comfort
Bible verse: Blessed be God the Father of Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, Who comforts us in our troubles. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
You can use 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 as a Christian affirmation to comfort yourself by declaring, "Blessed be God the Father of Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort Who comforts me in my troubles." if you have come into Christ Jesus by getting saved.
Once you have created your powerful Christian affirmations get in the habit of saying them twice a day because These words that I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall ... talk of them when you lie down and when you rise. (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
To make yourself develop this habit, write your Christian affirmations in a notebook and place it by your bedside so that you read and say them the first thing in the morning when you rise up and at night when you lie down to sleep.