I’ve been learning about the importance of declarations. As simple a practice as it may sound, declaring is powerful. It feeds (or crushes) your spirit and boosts (or weakens) your faith. It shapes your beliefs.
I make a lot of decrees, but I don’t just decree anything. Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,” and James 3 warns about the damage it can do. The tongue is not a weapon we want to misuse; we must wield it carefully. We must speak life and not death, and the most powerful, life-giving declarations we can make are from the Word of the Lord.
Here are 21 great Bible verses to decree over your life this year. Speak them over yourself regularly, and see if these words don’t make a difference in your spirit and in your life!
I will live and not die and declare the works of the Lord (Psalm 118:17).
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13).
I am strong and courageous. I will not be afraid of anyone, for the Lord my God goes with me. He will not fail me or forsake me. (Deuteronomy 31:6).
God is working all things for my good (Romans 8:28).
God’s plans are to prosper and not to harm me. He is giving me hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13).
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15).
I will praise God because I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).
I have not been given a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
The joy of the Lord is my strength (Nehemiah 8:10).
I will not fear, for God is with me. I will not be dismayed, for he is my God. He will strengthen me and help me. He will uphold me with his right hand (Isaiah 41:10).
God is not man that he should lie (Numbers 23:19).
God will restore what the locusts have eaten (Joel 2:25).
No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against the Lord (Proverbs 21:30).
God is doing a new thing! He is making a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert (Isaiah 43:19).
I will trust in the Lord with all my heart; I will not depend on my own understanding. I will seek his will in all I do, and he will show me which path to take (Proverbs 3:5-6).
I will delight myself in the Lord, and he will give me the desires of my heart (Psalm 37:4).
The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with (James 5:16).
My God will meet all my needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
I will remain steadfast under trial and I will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him (James 1:12).
With God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).
I hope you feel more empowered just by reading these verses, and I pray that, as Scripture says, “You shall decree a thing, and it will be done for you.”
You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways.
Hey! I'm Brianna and I'm a millennial. I'm also a reader, writer, God-lover, introvert, and recovering perfectionist. ☺️
I want to inspire millennials to retain their morality, hope, and faith as they transition into adulthood and full-fledged "adult."