Neil and Joanne Anderson have written many books but one in particular, Daily in Christ, includes affirmations that we can make personal that will help you live life victoriously. Believing right helps us live right. Neil and Joanne encourage believers to say these biblical affirmations out loud at least once each week. I thought this might be an encouragement to some of you as you begin to incorporate some new things into your life at the beginning of 2016. The following affirmations are about God, His nature, character and power. You may want to print this off and hang them on your fridge. Next week, I will include affirmations that can be spoken concerning who and what God has made us.

I recognize that there is only one true and living God (Ex.20:2-3) who exists as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that He is worthy of all honor, praise, and worship as the Creator, Sustainer, and Beginning and End of all things. (Rev. 4:11, Rev. 5:9-10; Isaiah 43:1,7,21)

I recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1;1; 1:14). I believe that He came to destroy the works of Satan (1John 3:8), and that He disarmed the rulers and authorities, having triumphed over them. (Colossians 2:15)

I believe that God has proven His love for me, because when I was still a sinner, Christ died for me. (Romans 5:8) I believe that He delivered me from the domain of darkness and transferred me to His kingdom, and in Him, I have redemption, the forgiveness of my sins. (Colossians 1:13-14)

I believe that I am a child of God (1 John 3:1-3). I believe that I was saved by the grace of God through faith, that it was a gift and not the result of any work on my part. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

I choose to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. (Ephesians 6:10) I put no confidence in the flesh (Philippians 3:3), for the weapons of my warfare are not of the flesh or human strength (2 Corinthians 10:4). I put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-17), and I resolve to stand firm in my faith, and thereby resisting the evil one.

Lord, inscribe on my heart the truth of who You are and what You have done to secure my eternal salvation.