Affirmations

Affirmation To Release Beauty!

Affirmation:

I speak and release beauty wherever I go and whatever I do. My life adds beauty to this world and to others. The avenues of beauty are wide open to me (songs, thoughts, words, etc.)

Scripture

PSALM 96: 5-6, 11-12 (ESV)

For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; 12 let the field exult, and everything in it!

 

 

When you speak and create beautiful thoughts, words, ideas, actions, or art, you bear the image of God. As human beings we carry the very image of God in our identity. But there are ways we can radiate God's image even more through our words and actions.

 

I used to think beautiful things were just a "nice to have", surplus or extra. They weren't necessities for life. However, the more I grow to know God, the more I don't think this is true.


In case you haven't noticed…

  • Everything God creates is beautiful.

  • He always goes the extra mile.

  • He goes above and beyond what's basic.

  • He provided detailed instructions for the making of the temple, the ark of the covenant, and Noah's ark.

  • All of creation is a grand display of God’s beautiful thoughts and creativity.


God even creates us with the potential to grow in beauty. He embeds in us the possibility of beauty. Why bother doing that if beauty isn't important?

 

My husband makes guitars, and they are a work of art. The level of detail and intricacy involved is absolutely stunning. Often times I ask him what a certain detail is for, and many times his answer is "aesthetics." Not everything has to be functional.


Beauty is reason enough.

 

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(Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash)

I want to challenge you to make a deposit of beauty into the world on a regular basis. Drop an encouraging comment onto social media and add beauty to a conversation. If you're a singer or songwriter, release a piece of beautiful music (even if it's a 30-second chorus). If you're a painter, splash some paint on a canvas and let people see it. If you are a wordsmith, release beauty through your words. If you are a person who prays for others, release the favor and beauty of God over the people you are praying for. Declare beauty over their lives, families, and children. If you cook, bring me over some dinner! Lol.

 

Beauty is everywhere. It reflects the nature and heart of God. If you want to elevate and reflect God's heart in this world…release, create, and speak beauty. I believe you have beautiful words of encouragement in you. Use this affirmation to get started. You don't have to be crafty to create beauty. You simply have to ask God how you can release beauty into this world today. 

 

The world needs you. The world needs the beauty only you can bring.

  

Joyfully,

Rachel B.

Affirmations To Change Your Life

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Hello friend. Over the next few months I am going to let you in on a little secret. I have several affirmations that I speak over my life daily. It helps me renew my mind, center my heart, and reach my destiny. These are things I believe God wants for me.

  • Do you know God has bigger dreams for your life than you do?

  • Do you know that your self-talk and the thoughts you dwell on determine the direction of your life? It’s true.

Psalm 91 says, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” There’s an innate promise in there. Dwelling on the Most High is the key. I don’t know about you, but I can’t just rangle my thoughts in UNLESS I have something good and noteworthy to think about.

We don’t usually just get rid of thoughts. We replace them. #faithpearls

So, over the next few months I want to invite you into this thing called “Affirmations” with me. You can make up your own. In fact, I encourage you to do so. Or you can borrow mine and use them for yourself. Or you can use mine to jump off on your own and modify them to make them just right for your specific situation. Whatever you choose, I challenge you to start speaking these affirmations out loud. It makes a difference when we declare truth into the atmosphere. Be bold and speak them loudly and clearly. Read them with intention and focus. Don’t let your mind drift when you are speaking them. Think about them as you read them aloud.

On top of these affirmations I’ll be passing on to you, don’t forget about the “Meditations for” series coming out through music channels. I have already released “Meditations for Peace.” It is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc. The next one in the cue is Meditations for Hope. It has a whole different feel with a much more hopeful, musical soundscape. To be honest, I’m running a little behind on its release because of the flu and sinus infection this month. But look for that in a few weeks. I’ll let you know when that new Scripture meditation becomes available.

Here’s your affirmation this week:

“I reject comparison and refuse to envy others' dreams, gifts, and opportunities. Instead I celebrate their wins and successes, and I stay firmly secure in who I am in Christ. I enjoy letting the world experience “my name here" in all the ways God handcrafted me to be.”

Scripture:

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (NASB)

Have a great week!

Joyfully,

Rachel B.