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Reflections: What Are You Declaring Over Your Life?

17/09/2012

“Our words have creative power. Whenever we speak something, either good or bad, we give life to what we are saying.” Joel Osteen

Reflections: What Are You Declaring Over Your Life? Abundance…

1 I declare God‘s incredible blessings over my life
2 I declare I will experience God’s faithfulness
3 I declare I have the grace I need for today
4 I declare it is not too late to accomplish everything God has placed in my heart From: I Declare by Joel Osteen

We know that choosing the path of negativity, in our speech and actions, is a sure road to misery. What we believe, express or reflect on can shape the life we live. In a new book by my favorite inspirational teacher/minister, I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life by Joel Osteen, we are advised to pay careful attention to the language we use about our lives and circumstances.

Instead of bemoaning all our hardships, Joel suggests that we declare something good and positive; just like the twelve  declarations I included from his new book in this post. He exhorts us to recognize that “those (negative) thoughts may come to your mind, but don’t make the mistake of verbalizing them.” It reminds me of that popular line our mothers always told us: “If you have nothing good to say…”  bu it is true that if we spend all our energy on negative thoughts, those thoughts can become a self-fulfilling prophesy.

“With our words we can either bless our futures or we can curse our futures.” Joel Osteen

Reflections: What Are You Declaring Over Your Life? Countless blessings

5 I declare I am grateful for who God is in my life and for what He’s done
6 I declare a legacy of faith over my life
7 I declare that God has a great plan for my life
8 I declare God’s dream for my life is coming to pass. From: I Declare by Joel Osteen

What makes this new book a wonderful addition to any personal library is the easy to read, positive content which is divided into 31 sections; each positive, prayerful declaration (one a day for 31 days ) is followed by a relevant story or revelatory piece to help us grasp and digest the message shared.  Every day, we can read a declaration to start our morning on a high note. Better yet, we get a daily reminder to declare something good and uplifting to help guide our plans and efforts. More below!

“…Don’t talk about the way you are. Talk about the way you want to be…” Joel Osteen

Reflections: What Are You Declaring Over Your Life? Joel signs a book… Success

9. I declare unexpected blessings are coming my way
10 I declare that God will accelerate His plan for my life as I put my trust in him
11 I declare Ephesians 3:20 over my life
12 I declare I am special and extraordinary. From: I Declare by Joel Osteen

If you believe in the power of a positive thought followed by clear and definite action, this book is for you. Joel’s teachings are universal and shared internationally by people of all faiths. Plus, it is never too late to start our day by saying, “I will declare: “I’m blessed. I’m strong. I’m healthy. I am abundant. This will be a great year. I’m valuable. I’m talented. I have a bright future…” Go for it and may success and grace bless you path.

What are your thoughts? What are you saying about your future? What are you saying about your family? What are you saying about your finances? And your dreams?

This post was inspired by a prompt from Joel Osteen’s Site: What Are You Declaring Over Your Life?

*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track with reading and responding to your blogs; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience! :-)

Positive Motivation Tip: What we say, think, believe, we become. Choose your words carefully, be vigilant over your thoughts, and open your heart to grace.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Blessings, Abundance, Joel Osteen, via Wikipedia or my personal collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

44 Comments leave one →
  1. 18/09/2012 7:15 am

    I love that quote, Don’t talk about the way your are, talk about the way you want to be.” Lovely positive post. :)

    • 21/09/2012 12:09 am

      I love it too and the tone of the book is so uplifting too. ;-)

  2. 18/09/2012 8:04 am

    I’m a firm believer in positive thinking.

  3. 18/09/2012 8:39 am

    Positive thinking is the (only) way… ;-)

    Just love you first image… ;-)

    • 21/09/2012 12:10 am

      TY! I love the stillness of that blue setting… so serene. ;-)

  4. 18/09/2012 9:02 am

    This post is so inspiring! His words are enlightening too :) I like to think positively too… it’s for the best!

    • 21/09/2012 12:11 am

      Joel Osteen is an amazing soul and he is as uplifting in person too. :-)

  5. 18/09/2012 10:29 am

    Very uplifting post. Keep letting your light shine for God. :)

    • 21/09/2012 12:12 am

      Amen to that and same to you too… Will be catching up on visits again. :-)

  6. 18/09/2012 10:35 am

    Love this Elizabeth and it was perfect for me today.
    Thank you.
    b

    • 21/09/2012 12:13 am

      TY Barb! It was what I needed (and still need) when I read it and felt compelled to share it with others… :-)

  7. 18/09/2012 5:26 pm

    :)

  8. 18/09/2012 7:30 pm

    I think I better get this book!

    • 21/09/2012 12:14 am

      It’s a great read and there are stories and great examples inside… Highly recommended. ;-)

  9. 18/09/2012 10:26 pm

    Thanks for this great review…I need this book!!!
    (hope to find a copy at the library) ;)

    • 21/09/2012 12:15 am

      Hope you find it too… It’s available at Amazon too. TY! ;-)

  10. 19/09/2012 8:16 am

    Beautiful first photo on this post. :+)
    I declare…. possitive words and possitive statements.
    Just reading this post uplifts. I can imagine if you read these statements on a daily basis. :+) Nice review.

    • 21/09/2012 12:16 am

      I agree with you that a daily feast of these messages can help, comfort, and encourage us in many ways. TY! :-)

  11. 20/09/2012 7:27 am

    Reminds me of the story of the elderly Scots lady who was known to have a positive word for everyone and everything. ‘I imagine,’ her Minister said, ‘that you ‘d have something good to say about the Devil himself.’
    She thought for a second, and then said, Weel, he’s awfu’ perrrsistent!’

    • 21/09/2012 12:18 am

      TY for your humorous story… It had me laughing for a while. Love it! :lol:

  12. 20/09/2012 10:08 am

    Beautiful and Uplifting. Just the the thing I need to face the day and make something of it

  13. Bree permalink
    21/09/2012 7:03 am

    This is very uplifting and I’ve marked it to read again. I will buy the book too when I can. Thanks for this one and sending you blessings! Hope you are doing well?
    B

  14. 21/09/2012 7:53 pm

    Great post; reminds me of Philippians 4:8 (“…whatever is true, whatever is noble…think about such things.”) There must’ve been a reason for that statement. Also, from a writing standpoint, I love the way you split the declarations up throughout your post, as opposed to listing them all at once.

    • 21/09/2012 7:58 pm

      TY Colleen! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Joel has 31 declarations and since I decided to share the first twelve, I felt it would be helpful to split them into small block-quotes. I bought the book and it’s a terrific, uplifting gift. Happy weekend! :-)

  15. 22/09/2012 12:34 am

    I love all these Joel Osteen quotes. Love them. Sometimes when I’m having a crappy day, I’ll be surfing the channels to find some comedy and run across one of his shows and his message is so applicable. He gets some good stories in there and just great, powerful, uplifting messages. Good post!

    • 22/09/2012 1:12 am

      He sure does and they are practical, every day messages that don’t thump you on the head. TY! :-)

  16. 22/09/2012 12:35 am

    I also got that “what do you declare” email in my inbox :) It was a good one.

  17. 22/09/2012 5:43 am

    Everyone of your posts is so uplifting! Thank you Eliz ;-)

  18. 23/09/2012 4:30 am

    Inspiring my friend. I too hope and pray to work on these. “1 I declare God‘s incredible blessings over my life
    2 I declare I will experience God’s faithfulness
    3 I declare I have the grace I need for today
    4 I declare it is not too late to accomplish everything God has placed in my heart.” I bet it’s the only thing I really needed or we all needed in the first place. Have a great day.

  19. 24/09/2012 5:12 am

    Lovely, postive and so inspiring.

  20. 24/09/2012 9:23 am

    Important thoughts to keep in mind. I’ve been a bit negative lately, but mixing in the good at the end. Perhaps a new approach is in order. Thanks, Elizabeth… this is definitely the place for inspiration!

  21. 25/09/2012 5:38 pm

    Beautiful uplifting post. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Kirsha Brady permalink
    26/01/2013 12:51 am

    Your words Mr. Osteen came the very moment I needed to be encouraged; very inspirational and powerful. Thanks, and God bless.

  23. Magdeline Rakgokong permalink
    04/06/2013 12:44 am

    Pray with me concerning my finances, I need to be married and need God’s direction.

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