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I AM: Meditation 5

I want you to go ahead and prepare for today's meditation by getting your relaxing music/sounds (if you want), tissues, and water ready. Have your journal ready for today's entry after our session. Find a comfortable sitting position, and place your praying hands against your chest near your heart. Release any tension, starting with your forehead and your jaws. Next, your neck, shoulders, back, arms, hands, fingers. Finally, your hips, thighs, calves, ankles, feet, and toes. Let those stressors fade away. Let calm replace them. Relax.

Listen to Meditation 5.

Today's meditation is based on Exodus 3:13-15 New Living Translation (NLT):

Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they will ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?” God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. Say this to the people of Israel: I AM has sent me to you.” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.

God revealed to me recently that whenever we say, "I am," we are saying His name. Therefore, we should think before we slander His Holy Name with bad thoughts, bad language, and other negatives. Take a moment to think about all the negatives we associate with His Name. "I am sick of you," "I am stupid, "I am looking out for number one."

So, today, I want us to concentrate on the positives by using a few "I am" affirmations. Using "I am" in affirmations is common practice, but I want us to focus on the fact that we are speaking the name of God as we speak these positives. We affirm ourselves with His name, and we breathe His name in and out. Remember YHWH from a previous meditation? The Hebrew spelling of YHWH, according to my studies, means I AM. We should honor God's name as we speak those 2 small but powerful words.

I AM Meditation
image courtesy of Gabrielle Henderson via Unsplash

Let's start by slowly breathing in (YH) and out (WH) a few times. Remember to let your belly inflate and shoulders naturally rise with each inhale. Belly deflates and shoulders naturally fall with each exhale. God's name is in our breath. Now, let's speak His name: I AM. I AM. I AM. 

Now, repeat the following affirmations to yourself. I am a child of God. I am chosen. I am forgiven. I am forgiving. I am loved. I am going to spread God's love. I am a light for God's work. I am capable because God lives in me.

Breathe in and out 3 more times, slowly, as we concentrate on these affirmations. 

Open your eyes if you had them closed. Look around the room. Place your hands on your lap and tap your fingers one at a time. Welcome back. Affirmations are a great way to get us into a powerful and positive mindset. And soon, we'll begin to meditate on affirmations 1 at a time.

Next, it's time to get out our journals. Let's title today's entry "I AM". 

  • First, write down today's Bible verse and affirmations.
  • Next, write down your own affirmations. These should be positive and honor our Father.
  • Leave a blank page or 2 between today's journal entry and the next entry to write down future affirmations you may think of. Share your affirmations in the comments below if you would like to.

Now, I hope you enjoy today's song selection - Your Are I AM by Mercy Me.

Song: You Are I AM by artist Mercy Me


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