What Does It Mean To {Biblically} Command Your Morning?

Do you know what it means to command your morning with Scripture? I’ve invited my friend Angelica to share exactly what this means, the why, and the how of getting started.  Strap on our seatbelt because you are in for a treat!

Have you ever woken up, hit the ground running, but quickly realized something was amiss with your day? Sure you may have prayed, read your morning scripture, and completed your devotional, but something was still a bit ‘off’ and you couldn’t quite put your finger on it. Did you command your morning with scripture?

Using scriptures to command your morning may be a new idea to you. But it is so powerful!

It’s actually very similar to praying scripture, but there are some unique differences that make it worth us discussing here.

Let’s take some time to explain all of it, this way, you can walk powerfully and with great authority, as a Woman of God.

 

Get ready to Command Your Morning Biblically! Don

 

What Does It Mean To Command Your Morning?

Commanding your morning with scripture is a simple, yet very powerful spiritual technique that will allow you to walk in greater authority over your day.

It helps to set the tone for the day and activates God’s Word in your life.

Commanding your morning isn’t just about praying specific prayers. It’s actually speaking and prophesying over your day.

Some people may call this their daily confessions, declarations, or affirmations. Either way, they are using Bible verses to command their morning.

Hebrew Definition

The word command means to give an authoritative order.

The Hebrew word for command is tsavah. It is used 494 times in the Old Testament.

Tsavah means to:

  • constitute
  • enjoin
  • appoint
  • send a messenger
  • give a charge
  • command
  • put or set in order

How God Commands The Day

In Psalm 33:8-9, it reads:

8 Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.

9 For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.

We transliterate that word ‘command’ in this passage of scripture to mean, God has constituted or put/set the world in order and it stood fast or actually happened.

In Psalm 42:8, it reads:

The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime,
And in the night His song shall be with me—
A prayer to the God of my life.

We transliterate that word ‘command’ in this passage of scripture to mean, God appointed His lovingkindness to show up in the daytime.

God literally commands the morning to put or set in order His lovingkindness to be on full display!

As children of God, who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we have spiritual authority granted to us by the Lord to give authoritative, spiritual, and biblical orders about our lives and those around us.

We can, in fact, biblically command our morning with scripture to support us doing so.

Let’s talk more about the spiritual authority granted to us to command our morning.

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Is Commanding Your Morning Biblical?

That’s a great question! So let’s go straight to the Word of God and see what it has to say about this:

We are told in John 14:12 – “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”

Jesus is telling us that will we do what He has done…and even greater things!

So at a minimum, we can do all that Jesus did while walking this earth.

Let’s find out exactly what Jesus did, as it relates to commanding things (giving spiritual orders):

  • Jesus spoke to the Leper saying “be cleansed” and he was cleansed (Luke 8:1-4)
  • The Centurion Man asked Jesus to simply “speak a word” to heal his servant (Luke 8:5-13)
  • Jesus spoke to the winds and the sea and the storm calmed down (Luke 8:23-27)

And this is just to name but a few instances where Jesus spoke or commanded things to happen and they did.

We, too, can command (give authoritative, spiritual, and biblical orders) over our morning and lives!

In The Bible

Let’s look at other scriptures about the power of our words to command our morning.

Job 22:28 says:

You will also declare a thing,
And it will be established for you;
So light will shine on your ways.”

In this full passage of scripture, we see where Job is being called out for some errors in his ways.

His friend, Eliphaz, tells Job what he must do to be fully restored starting in verse 21. Then once he has done those things and God restores Job, he will be able to “declare a thing and it will be established.”

We can do the same.

If we desire for God’s light to shine upon our ways, we must first be in right standing with Him then, we can command our morning by declaring a thing and it will be established.

(And yes, all that we are declaring must be in line with God’s will and truth for our lives.)

Proverbs 18:21 says:

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.”

This Bible verse about commanding your morning is pretty straightforward.

The words that come out of our mouths and off our tongues bear fruit. That fruit is life or death.

We get to choose how we will use our words every single day. Our tongue has the power to release life into our day, by simply commanding our morning.

Matthew 12:36-37 says:

“But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Here, Jesus is speaking about a tree being known by its fruit.

Jesus makes a statement in verse 34 where He says, “for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” He’s making a correlation about the condition of our hearts being revealed through the words that come out of our mouths.

We must be fully aware that we are in fact being judged by our words. We will either be found justified or condemned.

So let’s get our heart right with the Lord and then use our words to command our morning with scripture that we might be found justified before the Lord!

Here are more scriptures for you to read and research about using scripture to command your morning:

  • Joshua 1:8
  • Romans 4:17
  • Proverbs 12:25

Favorite Scriptures To Command Your Morning

There are so many scriptures you can use to command your morning. Below, I’m going to list a few of my favorites.

You’ll need to read each one so you’ll know exactly what they say.

Then be sure to keep reading, so you’ll see the exact powerful morning declarations and confessions my family and I say to command our morning.

  • Isaiah 52:12 – God goes before us and He is our rearguard
  • Malachai 2:15 – God desires Godly offspring
  • Isaiah 61:9 – our children shall be known among the nations
  • Amos 3:3 – we walk in agreement as a family
  • Genesis 22:14 – God will “see to it” and provide
  • Psalm 68:19 – loaded daily with His benefits
  • James 2:23 – A friend of God
  • Psalm 90:17 – God establishes the work of our hands
  • Deuteronomy 28:12 – God blesses the work of our hands
  • Proverbs 22:1-2 – a good name is to be chosen
  • Psalm 84:11 – God withholds no good thing
  • Proverbs 3:4 – favor with God and man
  • Ecclesiastes 5:19 – work is a gift and is enjoyable
  • Proverbs 22:29 – excel and skillful at work

20 Scriptures to Command Your Morning

 

I could go on and on listing commanding your morning bible verses because the Bible is full of them.

You can start with this list or you can start with a few of your favorites.

Just begin to open your mouth and speak the good things about God’s truth in His word to command your day!

Commanding Your Morning Confession Examples

Here are a few examples of powerful morning declarations and confessions my family and I say to command our morning. They are all scripture-based and have made a great impact on our lives.

I’m actually going to use the bible verses to command your day from the list above.

Scriptures For Children

  • Malachai 2:15 – God desires Godly offspring
  • Isaiah 61:9 – our children shall be known among the nations
  • Proverbs 22:1-2 – a good name is to be chosen

I decree and confess that our children (list them by name) are being groomed to be Godly offspring because this is the desire of the Lord. (Call each one of your children by name) shall be known among the nations. Each child shall has a good name and will walk in great favor. In Jesus name, Amen! (And it is so!)

Did you know? Amen means – and it is so! It’s a universal word that is translated in all languages as simply “Amen.”

Scriptures For Families

  • Amos 3:3 – we walk in agreement as a family
  • Psalm 84:11 – God withholds no good thing
  • Proverbs 3:4 – favor with God and man
  • Genesis 22:14 – God will “see to it” and provide

I decree and confess that our family (call your family by it’s surname – The _____ Family) walks in agreement with the plans, purposes, and will of God. We have favor with God and with man. God withholds no good thing from us. Instead, he sees to it that all of our needs are taken care of. In Jesus’ name, Amen! (And it is so!)

Scriptures For Yourself

  • James 2:23 – A friend of God
  • Isaiah 52:12 – God goes before us and He is our rearguard
  • Psalm 68:19 – loaded daily with His benefits
  • Proverbs 3:4 – favor with God and man

I decree and confess that I am a friend of God. He goes before me and is my rearguard. The Lord loads me daily with his benefits. I have favor with God and with man. In Jesus’ name, Amen! (And it is so!)

Scriptures For Work

  • Psalm 90:17 – God establishes the work of our hands
  • Deuteronomy 28:12 – God blesses the work of our hands
  • Ecclesiastes 5:19 – work is a gift and is enjoyable

I decree and confess that God establishes and blesses the work of my hands. Work is a gift I find it enjoyable and pleasurable. I work with a high level of skill and I excel in my work so that I stand before kings and other great men.

If this stirred up your spirit in an exciting way and you would like more biblical confessions to command your day, then be sure to check out my Proverbs 31 Woman Prayer And Affirmation Challenge.

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How To: Commanding Your Morning Step-by-Step

By now, you’re probably super excited to get started with commanding your day!

I remember how enthusiastic I was when I first learned about this spiritual principle. I was ready to hit the ground running commanding my day and confessing the Lord’s goodness all over my life!

Getting Started With Commanding Your Day

I want to tell you how you can command your morning Biblically with a few tools and sources.

I have found using this practice to be impactful to our spiritual victories throughout the day…and night. So let me arm you with all you’ll need to command your day!

Resources

So obviously, if we’re going to command our morning with a scripture-based foundation, you’ll need a Bible. Any will do really. However, if you can find a Bible that has room in the margins for notes or other forms of creative expressions, this is a great place to write down notes for confessions to command your day.

You may also want to check out openbible.info. I love this site because you can search for any subject matter and it will give you a list of scriptures about that topic.

This is perfect when you are on the hunt for specific types of scriptures to command your morning and not something in general. There’s nothing wrong with getting specific about the confessions you make about your day.

I encourage you to go all-in with commanding your day!

Tools

You’ll want to have a journal or notebook, so you can keep a running record of all the scriptures you find to command your morning.

I even use post-it tabs within my journals so I can keep everything organized. It makes it so much easier to find scriptures to command my morning when they are organized this way.

You may also want to consider using post-it notes or index cards, so you can write your morning declarations on them. This way your command your day confessions are mobile and can travel with you everywhere!

I have scriptures and declarations to command my day on my bathroom vanity, the wall just above my kitchen sink, and even on the dashboard of my car.

What this does is keep God’s Word in the form of confessions and declarations right in front of me. So if I forget to command my morning, I can always command my afternoon, evening, or night time!

Commanding Your Morning Routine

The last thing I want to do is give you a few tips to make commanding your morning a routine and discipline you can begin to implement in your life.

  1. Be consistent. Add commanding your day as part of your daily devotional time.
  2. Start small. Use 2-3 of your favorite scriptures and grow from there.
  3. Make it a ‘family thing.’ Include your family in this time of commanding morning.

* If mornings are hectic and don’t quite work out well for your family, then gather together at dinnertime and command your evening. It’s still commanding your day!

I hope you found this routine and the other tools, resources, and examples to command your morning helpful. I want to see you live powerfully and make authoritative, spiritual, and biblical orders about your life and those around you!

 

 

Angelica Duncan is a Cheerleader of Women for ladies who are Kingdom-focused and purpose-driven, by their calling in ministry.

Through her invitingly-witty blog posts, bible studies, and social media influence, she’s here to encourage, equip, and empower you to go deeper into the word so you can go deeper into ministry. She’ll inspire you to be intimate in faith, diligent in ministry, and to lead with grace – all for His Glory!

When she’s not helping women build their faith-based online platforms, she’s baking up sweets in her kitchen (Pinterest is her muse), dancing the night away, birthing her next brain-child, cheering on the Lakers, and indulging in something dripping with chocolate.

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20 Comments

  1. I love this! I know I have been timid at times in confessing Bible verses over my life and situations. Thank you for sharing and encouraging women to command our day!

  2. This is awesome! Thank you for making it plain. I was beginning to feel that my morning intimacy with the Father had become a laundry list of the cares of this world. This new revelation to command my day/evening refocused me. Hallelujah. Amen.

  3. Angelica,

    Thank you so much for posting this!! I need this in my life and my family’s life right now.
    Thank you for all you do to grow the Kingdom of God!!!

  4. Great article, I enjoyed the scripture verses found all over the Bible, thank you for sharing, I will be doing just that throughout my day, once again thank you for sharing….

  5. Love this article…I’ve been following Angelica Duncan and I”m a member of two of her groups….Kingdom Women and Bible study of the month….she’s such an amazing teacher. She’s been such an inspiration to me and has helped me to study my bible and grow in my religion.

  6. I literally have goosebumps!!!! This was what I needed!!! Thank You Angelica Duncan and Arabahjoy ❤ Awesome Sauce 😀😀

  7. I read this and was wondering about Commanding our Morning and I was thinking about it and thought that taking authority over and not accepting or speaking negativity and applying his word daily.

  8. I enjoy the reading material on Biblically Command Your Morning.
    I do that each and every morning with my talk with the Lord. and it does set your tone for the day.

  9. Thank you, I will use scripture to command my day every day. This blessed me. I thank God for you and your Ministry..

  10. We have absolutely biblical authority to command our morning. This teaching is rooted in New thought beliefs and they are quite plainly devilish. Those who promote this teaching whether knowingly or unwittingly twist scripture and demonstrate a misunderstand of our authority as believers

  11. What an awesome way to start my day. Thank you for being a cheerleader Angelica. I love this!

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