123: A boost of inspiration and affirmation from Scripture for today
This is a different kind of episode. It’s intentionally a short one you can save and return to any time you need it.
If you could use a boost of inspiration in 1 minute a day with a daily affirmation from Scripture—something that landed right in your inbox to help you start your day with goodness, then you are in the right spot.
The Salvation Army’s Caring Magazine, which produces this show, has a new free resource: Good Words from the Good Word, an email series to get you a boost of inspiration in 1 minute a day with a daily affirmation from Scripture. Get on the list now at caringmagazine.org/words.
You’ll open your inbox each morning to a pep-talk for the day.
A boost of inspiration and comfort.
A bit of encouragement when you need it.
To a good Word to draw on with intention, knowing your thoughts change how you feel…and act.
And today on the show, I’m bringing you a sample—a version you can pop in your ear buds and hit play on.
Use it as a reminder when you need it.
A meditation to pray through.
Or any way you are inspired to.
Listen and subscribe to the Do Gooders Podcast now. Below is a transcript of the episode, edited for readability. For more information on the people and ideas in the episode, see the links at the bottom of this post.
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Here’s a few good words from the Good Word for you today:
I am enough.
Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God (2 Corinthians 3:5).
I will not be afraid.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4).
I am bold with strength.
When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me (Psalm 138:3).
I am not alone.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea (Psalm 46:1-2).
I am forgiven.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace (Ephesians 1:7).
My heart and mind have peace.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).
I am chosen.
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight (Ephesians 1:4).
I am complete.
In Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority (Colossians 2:10).
I can see beauty in everything.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
I will enjoy what is good today.
I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God (Ecclesiastes 3:12-13).
I will be guided continually.
The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail (Isaiah 58:11).
If you’re ready for more, get on the list now to get a boost of inspiration in one minute a day with a daily affirmation from Scripture—a good word from the Good Word—at caringmagazine.org/words.
Ok, here’s one more because why not and it feels apropos …
I will keep going.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us (Hebrews 12:1).
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