Affirmation of God: I find God in going.

Feeling my way in the darkened room I asked God to lead me. We have all asked “Lord, lead us not into temptation…if not temptation, where?

Are we following God’s lead? It seems when I cry out and wait for a voice of direction from God the silence crushes me. Yet when I simply go, keep moving, feeling my way in the darkness I can learn to trust Him for my next step, my next touch.

As we go, ask, pray and do we find God.

Matthew 26:42 “So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again.”

Affirmation: I am going to God again.

Psalm 121:8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

Affirmation: I keep going.

In our coming and going God is there and will keep us if we are seeking Him. As we persistently go He is persistently there.

LORD, please guide us as we go. Please guide our next thought, our next step and our next prayer. We are coming and going with You and we know You are there; thank You LORD for guiding us today.

Tom Raines

Affirmations of God

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God’s Treasure Hunt: I treasure these things in my heart.

Today’s Scripture: Luke 2:19 (ESV) “But Mary treasured up these things in her heart, pondering them in her heart.”

Mary treasured up the shepherd’s message from the Lord they had received about Jesus. She pondered them in her heart.

Do you have something you have been treasuring and pondering in your heart? Do you need to run and go share what you have been told about Jesus?

These Affirmations of God are treasures that I must share and I pray you ponder them in your heart so you too will feel this joy, this peace, this all surpassing love I have come to know and trust. This is all I have yet; I do not want them to die in my heart.

Therefore, I have run to you to share this good news. God does speak to us and you will find treasures in His Word. I am thankful you are on this treasure hunt with me.

I am praying you will share the treasures you have been told too.

Today’s Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, thank You for Your angels who bring us good news of great joy. I echo the words Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men; thank You LORD for Your good news. Please help me share the words I have been given and I pray others find their treasures, ponder them in their hearts and share the good news they have been given. Amen

Tom Raines

Affirmations of God

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Affirmation of God: I am born of the Spirit. John 3:6-8

Today’s Scripture: John 3:6-8(ESV) That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Jesus was explaining to Nicodemus why he came. Jesus came to show us the way. The way to the Kingdom of heaven is beyond flesh; what is of the Spirit is spirit.

What affirmations and promises do you see in these verses?

Examples:

“that which is born of the Spirit”:= I am born of the Spirit.

“you must be born again.” = I am born again.

“The wind blows where it wishes”=

  • The Spirit directs me where He wishes.
  • I go with the Spirit.
  • I am blown away by the Spirit.
  • I trust the direction of the Spirit. ( I do not have to understand from where He came or where he is going)

What promises/affirmations can you claim from these scriptures?

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Today’s Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Jesus and Your Holy Spirit to us. Thank You for teaching us to be born again in Your Spirit. Help us to grow and nurture our spirits to go with Your Spirit and not the understanding of our flesh. Help us to increase our living in the Spirit and to recognize the inadequacy of our flesh. Amen

Tom Raines

Affirmations of God

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Finding your Affirmation of God: John 3:16

Scripture: John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Step 1: Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal what the Word is speaking directly to you now.

Step 2: Take this scripture personally and as it has already occurred.

Step 3: Write out and speak what this verse is saying to you.

Examples:

“For God so loved the world” = God loves me.

“God gave his only Son” = God gave me His only Son; God gave me Jesus; I have Jesus.

“Whosoever believeth in Him”= I believe in Jesus.

“have everlasting life.” = I have everlasting life.

What do you see, feel in your spirit and claim to be true in this scripture?

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Affirmations of God: I am now going into the land God has given me.

My friends, I am going in. For some time now I have been preparing myself to go. To where I am not sure but surely I am going. I am praying to take you or encourage you to go too.

I have new friends here and some of you who have been with me for almost five years. I have come to a point where I am led to not only share what God puts on my heart but to teach others the way God has made His Word come alive for me. For quite a while I have felt it not so important to share what I have found but to teach others to find what the Word of God is saying to them.

With the same strength and courage that God called Joshua to go, I am going. Like Joshua, I feel called to encourage others to go and take possession of their land. As I reposted a blog of taking possession of the land God had promised me that was almost two and a half years old I thought of no better time than to go in than when engulfed in the strength and courage of Joshua’s call.

I pray to teach the process God has revealed to me. I teach it not as THE way but A way to have the Word of God and the promises of God be alive in our lives today so that each of us go and do what God formed us to do.

Today’s Scripture:

Joshua 1:2 (ESV): “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel.

Affirmations I have found in this verse:

  1. It is up to me to share God’s promises. (Moses and others are now dead!)
  2. I am arising and going into the land God has given me.
  3. I am now going into the land God has given me.
  4. I am encouraging God’s people to go into the land He has given them.

The challenge if you choose to accept it, as you read these few words, what does God speak into your spirit today? How can you phrase it and write it out as a positive call/affirmation for your life?

I would love this to be interactive so let me know what this scripture says to you. Each time you return, each translation you read may it awaken and arise in you a renewed calling. I have captured almost 16,000 Affirmations of God that I will probably never be able to share in my lifetime but I am praying now that I can teach others to receive the blessings and promises of God’s Word to them.

Be blessed,

Tom

Christian Affirmations 4 Life

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Affirmation of God: I am taking possession of the land the LORD has given me.  

Today’s Scripture: “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.'” Joshua 1:11 ESV

It is time to go. You are prepared to take possession of land the LORD has given you. Be strong and courageous because God has commanded you to go.

Did Joshua, respond with questions of the how to’s? Why do we? I know in my heart the land God has given me and I trust that God is with me every step of the way. My strength and my courage are in God and not in my understanding.

I am prepared to go. Trusting God I am going in with my brothers to take possession. I have gathered what God has provided me and will do what God has commanded. I will only expect God and go.

Do you know in your heart that God is calling you to a land to possess? Prepare yourself to go. Be strong and courageous. He is with you wherever you go.

Today’s Prayer: LORD, I am ready. Equipped with Your Word; filled with Your strength and courage I know it is time. I praise You and trust You to prepare the way. Keep Your Word in me and show me now thine way. I find strength and courage in Your Word and in Your promises. You are my God and I am going where You have commanded me to go. Amen

Tom Raines

Christian Affirmations 4 Life

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Affirmation of God: I am available to God.

Today’s Scripture: And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 ESV

Whether I hear God today does not make God real or not. Many times we have taken these words from Isaiah and thought if I hear the Lord asking who He should send I will say: “here I am, send me.”

Have we already heard Him and yet not gone? Have we heard and just not perceived? This was, after all, the message that God sent Isaiah to deliver. “Go, and tell this people: ‘Keep on listening, but do not perceive; keep on looking, but do not understand.” (Isaiah 6:9 NASB)

We are told here in these verses if we turn to God we will be healed. We just need to turn and be available to Him and trust His ways.

Are you available to God today? Here am I! Send me.

Today’s Prayer: Father God, I trust You. Thank You for allowing me to approach Your throne. Thank You for speaking through Your Word and Your prophets. I am here LORD, listening and seeking Your Word; help me to understand Your will. Help me to turn to you and to be available even if I do not understand. You alone are holy. Amen.

Tom Raines

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Affirmation of God: I do daily what is my purpose.

Today’s Scripture: But He said to them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.” Mark 1:38 NKJ

Looking back almost five years since I first captured this affirmation, I am still drawn to Mark 1:35-38 as the life I want to live every day.

I want to go, like Jesus,  while it is still dark to pray with my Father. I want to then go and do the purpose for which I have come. It has been in this solitude with God that His purpose becomes clearer to me. In this solitude and darkness God continues to shape me and draw me into His purpose.

I love meeting with my Father in the morning and have grown to trust His Spirit and His guidance. I still seek His will and His direction each day as He helps me through His Spirit and His Word to magnify how I may serve His purpose.

I must be more careful and diligent to DO my purpose today. Five years or a lifetime flies by in a hurry!

Today’s Prayer: Father God, thank You for Your Son Jesus Christ and for His example. LORD, I thank You that I too can come and pray as Jesus did. LORD, please grant me the confidence to know the purpose I am to go and do today. Forgive me for following other things. LORD, I praise You and ask You to honor our prayers and to guide and direct us. Amen

Tom Raines

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Affirmation of God: I fear the LORD.

Proverb 1:7 (ESV) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction

Proverbs 3:7(ESV) Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

Proverbs 9:10 (ESV) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

Proverbs 14:2 (ESV) Whoever walks in uprightness fears the LORD, but he who is devious in his ways despises him.

Proverbs 14:26 (ESV) In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.

Proverbs 19:23 (ESV) The fear of the LORD leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

Psalm 33:8 (ESV) Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!

Psalm 33:18 (ESV) Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,

Psalm 34:9 (ESV) Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!

Psalm 115:11 (ESV) You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.

Psalm 128:4 (ESV) Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.

Psalm 145:19 (ESV) He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.

Psalm 147:11 (ESV) but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

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Affirmation of God: I am in the right place.

Today’s Scripture: Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required Luke 2:27 NIV

Right here, right now you and I are where God wants us. Like Simeon, I have no doubt that the Spirit has moved me here. Like Mary and Joseph I also know that observing the customs of the law will take me where I am supposed to be.

I do not want to miss why I am here worrying about why or even where I am to be going. While I am here I want to be with Him who brought me here. I pray to be observant and faithful.

I trust the Spirit more than myself. I am praying to our Heavenly Father to open my eyes and ears to His purposes right here where I am. I am sharing the Good News and great joy I have found and trusting the Spirit to move me if I am to move at the right time.

Why are you in this very place today?

Today’s Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me and caring for me. Thank You for Your assurance and your provision. Thank You for having me here. Open my eyes to those things and people around me that You want me to share Your love with. Help me to do the right things and to devoutly follow You. I am sharing Your Good News with great joy. Amen.

Tom Raines

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