An affirmation of praise is a positive declaration that recognizes the power and presence of God working in your life at specific times and places. Praise is not about feelings. It's about facts that reflect the power and presence of God.
Faith isn’t something that must be present before you move in the direction of your dreams. Rather it’s something that develops after you start moving. When you start out, you don’t see how your dreams are possible. Nevertheless, the moment you take the first step, faith instantly comes into your life. Never look at faith as the path to a life of leisure. God gave you faith so you could see things other people can’t see and do things other people can’t do.
Your emotional mind is an eternal skeptic and must be shown the truth many times before it will believe. That is why affirmations are so valuable. You can repeat them until you overwhelm the inner skeptic and change the way you feel. If you want to influence your emotional mind, don’t argue with it. Instead, overwhelm it with positive affirmations. The inner skeptic is massively susceptible to the power of positive affirmations.
Scriptures tell us how God connects with people like you and me. Scriptures help you understand who you are and what you can do with God's help. They teach you to trust God in every area of your life. You learn to do your part, so that God can do his part and accomplish things you could not do by yourself. You suspend your disbelief and get out of the way so the river of faith can sweep away your limitations.
Although it might seem presumptuous to believe that humans can actually think the thoughts of God, we must always remember that God created us in his image, and He gave us the ability to think and feel. It's reasonable to assume that God must have designed our minds to function best when we fill our minds with certain types of thoughts.
Jesus wants you to be a mountain mover, and he wants you to talk to your problems rather than talk about them. You have to talk to the mountains in your life before they will move. All of your problems - your mountains - are waiting to hear from you, and if you start speaking works of faith, your mountains will move.
When Jesus said, "All things are possible to him who believes," he announced that your personal beliefs rule your world. If your beliefs are right, your life is right. If your beliefs are twisted and destructive, you live a miserable life.
God is the source of all good things in my life. All of my talents and abilities come from him. My ability to work hard and achieve excellence did not originate from within. God placed it there. God put the desire and power to achieve excellence in my heart. All that I am or ever will be is a gift from God.