Saturday, November 22, 2008

Commanding Your Morning

I was having a bad morning at work, and my friend Linda told me that I should have listened to her pastor's message on Sunday. She said she spoke about "commanding your day". Well, I decided to Google it and this "declaration" came up. I try to steer clear of words that seem like they came from the Christianese dictionary and I think declaration gets overused by Christians a lot (just my opinion). So, to me the passage below is a statement or a notice. It is a notice in that, by saying it out loud, I can affirm these statements to myself. I have printed it out and posted it in my bathroom to see if it helps me to be more positive about my life.

I stand to command my morning and declare it is a new day.
I take authority over my day in the name of Jesus. Every element of my day shall cooperate with purpose and destiny.
Today is the dawning of a new day. My season of frustration and failures is over, and I walk in a season of success and prosperity. Old things have passed away; all things have become new.
Today I press toward the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Anything or anyone assigned to undermine, frustrate, hinder or hurt me, I command to be moved out of my sphere of influence in Jesus’ name.
I command my day to fully cooperate with your plan and purpose for it.
I decree and declare that a new day is dawning for my ministry and job or business, for my finances, for my relationships and for my health.
I download success, prosperity, health, wealth, vision, direction, ingenuity, creativity, spirituality, holiness, righteousness, peace and resourcefulness from Your Spirit into my day.
By this anointing, every yoke is broken off my life and is destroyed; every burden is lifted. His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

This has really helped me to refocus my thoughts and life on Jesus. It reminds me that, yes, I'm not here for my own purposes; I'm here for His will to come to pass in my life. So this lets me know and lets him know that I am going to cooporate with his plan. Also, it doesn't mean that nothing bad happens to me or that, because I said this passage, I have an advantage over everyone else. No, I gives me peace that my life is not my own and that I have someone on which I can rely. My favorite part of the passage is at the end where it says, "By this anointing, every yoke is broken off my life and is destroyed; every burden is lifted. His yoke is easy and his burden is light." That last sentence is straight from the Bible. It is so comforting to know that I am not alone and that I don't have to do it alone. Sometimes I read this several times throughout the day to remind myself not to worry. What good does worry do anyway?
On a sidenote, today is Saturday and I am going to leave my computer now to get what I like to call a jump start on my day. Here's to being superproductive!


csherrod said...

I'm going to copy and print this for my bathroom too! Sooooo encouraging AND positive!

Whitney and Vaughn said...

I really enjoyed reading your post, Bethany...I'm glad we found each other in the blogdom;)...I, too, will be printing this out!

Bethany said...

Thanks Whitney; I actually just posted a comment on your blog!