God’s Word has the power to change our lives. We grow in faith and revive our spirit, soul, and body when we read the Bible. The same happens when we daily speak biblical declarations over our lives. By declaring, we hear God’s Word. And we know that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17).
Declaring biblical truth over our lives is an awesome start of the day. We can use Biblical declarations throughout the day or in specific situations that may face us. The most important thing is that the declarations must be based on and grounded in Scripture.
Creating daily biblical declarations is something we can easily do ourselves.
Why should we declare God’s Word over our lives?
God’s Word is not just a string of letters and sentences. It carries God’s Spirit in it.
“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”Hebrews 4:12 (NLT)
God gave His Word to us, so we can get to know Him and His eternal truth. The Word of God captured in our daily declarations speaks life into our being, has the power to change situations around, and lift our moods.
Since we cannot live without God even one day, it is vital to use His word daily in our declarations. This will remind us He is with us, help us focus on Him, and empower us live the life God meant for us each day of our lives.
How do I make a daily declaration?
Creating personalized daily declarations is easy. You don’t need to be a professor, pastor, or English teacher before you can create a great declaration.
There are various ways to make biblical declarations and we can use any Bible verse we like. We can use the scripture exactly as it is or change it to the I-form. Another option is using biblical truth to create our own daily statements without literally citing a Bible verse.
Examples of using biblical truth in a personal declaration are:
- God loves me; therefore I can confidently face the day.
- I am more than a conqueror; I can overcome my challenges.
- Because God will supply all my needs, I will not worry about the day.
Because it is not the number of words or the eloquence of the words that makes a declaration powerful, a personal declaration can be as simple as a three-words-sentence, such as
- “I am forgiven.”
- “I am loved.”
- “I am blessed.”
- “I am free.”
- “I am strong.”
- “I am able.”
We can create several declarations or just one that we will use daily. We can form separate declarations or sets of them so we can use them in different situations we may face during the day.
The most important thing is that the declarations are biblical and positive and that we use them daily.
The Bible is full of ready-made statements we can turn into daily declarations. Using exact scriptures for our daily bible declarations enables us to speak God’s Word directly over our lives. We will literally have His Word in our mouths. The words of our mouth bring life or death, so we should be careful what we speak over ourselves.
God’s Word is the most powerful word we can ever speak over ourselves, our lives, our families, and our circumstances. The point is to declare the Bible verses (preferably) aloud whenever we find ourselves in a situation needing encouragement to lift us.
Here is a list of daily declarations, ready to use in any/many situations in our lives. We can simply speak these verses over our lives, as they become declarations while we speak.
Declarations for when we are afraid
Fear can paralyze us; fear can overwhelm us. Because of fear, we often do not do what we must do. We don’t take the next step and put things on hold or forget about them altogether. However, when we overcome our fears, we step out in our full potential, our godly potential.
These Biblical declarations can ignite the strength in us to overcome our fears, no matter what we are facing:
“The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid?”
Psalm 27:1 (NLT)
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)
Declarations for when we think we are not able
So often in life, we feel unable, incapable, or not good enough. Those are lies from the devil. We are good enough! God formed us with everything we need, to do all that He has created us for. We just have to remind ourselves of God’s truth.
“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Galatians 2:20 NLT
Declarations for when we think we won’t make it
When challenges and setbacks overwhelm us and seem to hem in on all sides, we can become desperate. We may even think we won’t be able to overcome whatever is facing us. The first thing to do in these types of situations is to daily remind ourselves where our hope comes from: from God. We can do this by a daily declaration in the form of an affirming question.
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?”
Psalm 121:1 (NIV)
Next, we can declare the victory by stating truth with a Biblical declaration:
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 15:57 NKJV
Another perfect way to remember we will make it to the end is by declaring all the good things God has promised.
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Psalm 23:6 (NKJV)
Declarations for when we are in trouble
All kinds of troubles can come our way; financial troubles, emotional troubles, relationship troubles, health troubles, and so on. No matter what is bothering us, God’s Word is higher than our problems. When we are overwhelmed, we can take refuge in God.
“The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.”
Psalm 9:9 (NLT)
We can also remind ourselves of the fact that God uses our difficulties to benefit us, eventually.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
Romans 8:28 (NLT)
Declarations for when we are down or sad
Feeling down or sad is very disheartening. It can knock us down completely. With our faces down, we will focus on our negative feelings. With our faces up to God, we will revive our spirits and hearts. The Word of God has the power to lift us.
We can declare a positive outcome over our feelings and declare we will be happy again. We simply do that by daily speaking Biblical encouragement over ourselves.
“Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again—my Savior and my God!”
Psalm 43:5 (NLT)
We can go a step further and declare we already are in a state of happiness, no matter our current negative feelings. By announcing God’s Word, we instruct our inner being to become happy again.
“The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.”
Psalm 28:7 (NLT)
Declarations for when we feel broken
Brokenness is a devastating feeling, especially for women. Brokenness can grip us completely. When negative feelings consume us, God’s Word will lift us up and let us know there is hope for our future.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”
Psalm 34:8 (NLT)
We have the right to use biblical declarations to announce to ourselves we will get up again. Even when we are still in a state of brokenness, we can declare positive outcomes . We speak, then God will do the rest. He watches over His word to perform it.
“You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth.”
Psalm 71:20 (NLT)
God is close to us in our brokenness. We can confirm our alliance with God by declaring this to ourselves. This strengthens our faith and will help us pass through our state of brokenness.
“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.”
Psalm 73:26 (NLT)
10 Personalized Declarations
While all the previous declarations were exact Bible verses, we can also use the truth of Scripture and create our personal declarations based on it. Another option is to use a daily devotional for women as inspiration for creating our personal declrations.
To give you a start, here are examples of personalized declarations with the Bible references:
- I am blessed and highly favored. (Luke 1:28).
- The joy of the LORD is my strength. (Nehemiah 8:10).
- I will live and see the goodness of God. (Psalm 27:13).
- God has not given me a spirit of fear. He gives me power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7).
- I am sure of this, that God is not done with me yet and will bring the good work in me to completion. (Philippians 1:6).
- I am bought and paid with the blood of Jesus. He will protect me. (I Corinthians 6:20).
- God does exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask according to His power that works in me. (Ephesians 3:20).
- God gives me the victory. I will make it. (I Corinthians 15:57).
- God will restore and strengthen me. I will not remain the same! (I Peter 5:10).
- I will walk in health and be accepted. (Jeremiah 30:17).
We Declare, God Performs
We don’t have to worry much about whether we have made the right declaration to speak over our lives. Why? Because it is not our command of the English language or the beauty of a string of words. And it is even not important whether we confidently and loudly speak or with a shy whisper. Because it is not our word but the Word of God that we are speaking.
That is the reason it is vital to speak biblical truth in our daily declarations. Without His truth, our declarations could sound nice but would be empty and powerless. It wouldn’t help us.
God promised to perform His Word, and He doesn’t lie; what he says He will do, he will do (Numbers 23:19). Thus, we can go on and declare His Word daily over our lives. He will surely manifest it in our lives.
“Then the Lord said to me, ‘You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it’.”Jeremiah 1:12 (ESV)
Father, thank You for the eternal truth in Your Word. Thank You for keeping Your promises. I can therefore stand on Your Word and declare the manifestation of Your promises in my life.
Help me, Lord, to have the strength and wisdom to declare Your Word daily, and not get weary in my declarations. Thank You for granting me the wisdom to live based on Your Word.
I step out in faith and receive all Your blessings that come to me through Your word. I am grateful. Thank You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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