“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” ―Proverbs 23:7 NKJV
Belief determines behavior.
This is one of the most powerful truths and mystery of our humanity.
How we see ourselves impacts everything we do. Everyday we act out what we believe about ourselves, God and others. Everyday we affirm our beliefs. If our belief system is grounded in truth, we experience good outcomes in life. If not, we don’t.
God’s Word is the basis for truth. As parents, we must learn for ourselves how to anchor our belief system in God’s Word. And we ought to transfer this important value to our children.
Affirmations are powerful. We hear them everyday. We say them everyday! Affirmations are declarations of our beliefs. They are the external expression of our internal thoughts. Unfortunately, we hear (and say) more negative declarations than positive ones. We’ve been conditioned to negativity. The great news is we can recondition our mind toward positivity. Negativity kills. Positivity gives life every time!
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” ―Proverbs 18:21 KJV
“Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.” (The Message Bible)
We must solidify our beliefs in the unchangeable truth of God’s Word. As we internalize God’s Word, it will inevitably permeate our belief system, which will impact our external expression, and in turn change the results we get in our normal everyday experiences.
“Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.” ―John C. Maxwell, author, leadership guru
Some of the Bible-based affirmations we can teach our children are the following:
I am made in the image of my heavenly Father. -Genesis 1:26
I am wonderfully and fearfully made. –Psalm 139:14, 8:5
I am unique. –Psalm 119:73
I am a blessing. –Psalm 127:3
I am created with a special life purpose. –Jeremiah 1:5
I am created to accomplish great things. –John 14:12
It is so important to anchor our children in God’s Word so their hope and trust is in God, their Creator.
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