Does your morning routine include encouraging yourself? We each have a morning routine and today I will share with you a glimpse into mine. Before my feet hit the floor, I recite this personal declaration and prayer:
Lord, I love you.
Lord, I trust you.
Lord, I trust your plan.
Lord, I trust your provision.
Lord, I trust your unfailing Sovereign timing.
When my heart is heavy with discouragement I encourage myself by reciting these truths aloud:
Lord, you are a good, good Father.
Lord, I am loved by you.
You are faithful and able to complete to good work you started in me.
You have chosen me and will not reject me.
You call me by name.
You are jealous for me.
I am yours Lord, now do as you promised.
My personal declarations and self-encouragement truths are directly from Scripture. I encourage you today to dig a little deeper and read these passages:
Years ago, I was thrilled to watch my favorite woman of God, Priscilla Shirer speak at Thomas Road Baptist Church. From the third row, I clearly recall her saying, “God does not have grandchildren, only children. Some things you need to learn for yourself.”
I challenge you seek God’s Word for yourself and create your own personal declarations. We all have bad days which is why it’s crucial to encourage one another daily. But, sometimes we need to encourage our self in the Lord.
~April Dawn White
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