A friend of mine, Kevin Queen (Senior Pastor at Cross Point church), once talked to me about something he referred to as declarative statements for his life. These were 10 statements that were more like declarations of who he was or at the very least who he was striving to be. They were very thoughtful, simple, and articulate. They told me about who Kevin was, but more importantly they told me where he was heading.
That was several years ago and as I was processing 2019 and who I was striving to be, I felt a tug to revisit that idea of declarative statements. One thing led to another and I felt like God expanded on that idea for me to make Daily Declarative Statements for myself. Where Kevin’s were more macro this was going to be more micro. His were more about his life mine was going to be more about my day. This was going to be who I want to be on a daily basis. Through a couple days of prayer and processing I am came up with my 10. I read these to myself everyday before I start my day.
Before I share them, know that there is nothing magical about my 10. There are no right or wrong 10 or 5 or whatever. This is simply what God has placed on my heart for me in the season I am in. Some of them may be more elementary and simple than you’d think but if I can manage these 10 then I’d be a little bit closer to reaching my full potential as a Christ follower. When I wrote these I never intended them to be public, then I realized this is exactly why I decided to blog. To share what God puts on my heart and if it’s helpful to someone even in the smallest way then it’s worth it.
Today, I will share my first two and then I’ll share the others in the next few post. I should also tell you that at the top of my declarations I rewrote Psalm 118:24 for it to read like this…
“This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and…
1. Get up early. This is where my day is made. My morning routine is based off of my ability to wake up early every morning no matter what.
2. Spend time with Jesus. I am who I am because of Jesus. I realize that my day and my life rises or falls based on if I spend time with my Jesus. I meet with him daily because I can’t do this life without him. I meet with him daily because I need forgiveness daily, daily renewal, and a daily reminder that I am His and He is mine. I gladly sit at his feet. It is not a chore, it is an honor.