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Promises that Rejuvenate

8 Dec

God’s WordPsalms 119:49-56promise

God’s Attribute: God’s promises rejuvenate us

God’s Message to me:

My Word is so much more than an accurate history and prophecy book—it is My Book of promises.  My promises could be likened to a legally binding declaration that gives you (the reader) a right to expect or to claim the performance or withholding of a specified act.  As I said to Joshua, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” I say that to all who seek to follow My words of wisdom.  I do not change My mind.  You can count on My promises and I hope that rejuvenates you!

Those who say “my word is my bond” are saying that you can expect them to do what they say—without fail.  I too can say MY WORD IS MY BOND.  How are you doing at living out your word?  Can others depend upon you to do what you say?  Countless numbers of people make promises to Me and then fail to carry them out.  A vow is a promise to Me.  Be careful that you do not fail to carry out your vows.

Promises rejuvenate when you have confidence in the promise giver.  Please know for certain that My promises will never fail to be fulfilled.  So, live that others can be rejuvenated by your promises.  They will when they can so trust you that they know you will keep your word.  What a legacy you leave when you are a promise keeper.

God’s Question for me

As you know you can trust My promises are others as assured that you will keep your promises?

God’s Promise to me:

My Word will never fail.

My Prayer to Emulate God’s Attributes:  I Pledge:

My mind: To connect my thoughts to Your Word and live them out.

My voice:  To always fulfill what I say I will do.

My heart:  To love all others with Your sacrificial love.

My body:  To serve others as though I were serving You.

Every Opportunity

20 Nov

God’s WordRevelation 16: 1-21  Revelation (The Message)

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

I’m on your side!  opportunitiesI created mankind and I know the optimal conditions under which your life operates.  You are My children and I love you with an undying love.  I have provided you with every opportunity for a happy and fulfilling life.  “Every opportunity” is not created equal however.  Many opportunities are actually wolves in sheep’s clothing.  That is why I included instructions in the Bible to guide you safely through your life’s choices.  If you think you are doing fine without My interference you just missed the greatest opportunity you will ever have.

My Word frees you not restricts.  You may think all you need is My amazing world around you to connect with Me.  That very world is My open invitation to a life even more full and joyous, found through a direct relationship with My Spirit in My Word—the Bible.  I love it that you love the world I created because I do love you.  I love you so much that I came to earth in bodily form—as Jesus—and showed the extent of My love—dying as a sacrifice for all the sins of humanity.  The Bible is My love letter to give you a happily ever after.

Those who embrace My Word embrace Me.  Those who embrace Me will find opportunities abundant to make their life meaningful.  I’m all about blessing mankind but I don’t force Myself on anyone. Those who wish to “go it alone” are free to reject Me and My promises.  But I will not close the door on them.  My love always invites them through My Word—to enjoy My truth and justice.  Be assured that a day is coming, much like a thief in the night, when all time will cease and all will kneel in My presence—some in honor and others in regret.

God’s Question: Will you let Me give you life abundant?

God’s Promise: Life eternal is your free choice.

My Prayer to God:

I Praise You for the joy of living as Your child.

I am Sorry I am not more busy sharing Your story.

Thank You for Your Word that encourage me on.

Please Help Me share Your opportunities with more.

Take Risk

26 Sep

God’s Word2 Corinthians 4:1-18  (The Message)

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

Life holds no promises for the one who will not take a risk. Risk But use your head choosing what to take a risk on.  Money is fleeting and beauty is vain so take a risk on what has eternal value.  I have given My Word to guide you in making wise choices and to help you prevent disasters.  Should hard times come don’t throw up your hands and walk off the job.  Don’t twist My Word to suit your own fancies.  Rather, keep everything you do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display.  In other words, be ready to risk it all for My sake.

When the going gets tough many retreat instead of staying in the game. But the secret to success is not letting discouragements get you down.  As My messengers you have My strength and power behind you.  Don’t hold back sharing my message because some are going the wrong way and refuse to give My Truth serious attention.  All they have eyes for is the fashionable god of darkness.  They want Me to give them what they want even they won’t bother believing a Truth they can’t see.  They are stone-blind to the brightness of Christ’s message.

When you let the light of Jesus shine through your life you are at risk.  I do not call as My messengers, the perfect specimens of humanity. I choose the unadorned clay pots of ordinary life.  That way it is obvious the power is from Me and not the messenger.  So don’t worry so much about your outward appearance but keep your heart pure and your hand open to others.  Look what they did to Jesus but He did not abandon His mission to die in your place.  Therefore, put your life at risk to continue His mission in your day.  The hard times that you may suffer are small potatoes compared to the coming good times in eternity, the lavish celebration I have in store for you.

God’s Question: When is the last time you took a risk for Me?

God’s Promise: My grace is sufficient for all your needs.

My Prayer to God:

I Praise You for Your strength in the midst of my storms.

I am Sorry I don’t take more risks for You.

Thank You for your sacrifice for me.

Please Help Me willingly sacrifice for you.

God’s Rainbow

20 Mar

God’s Word:  Matthew 7:13-14  Jesus said, “Don’t look for shortcuts to God.  The market is flooded with surefire easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time.  Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do.  The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention.”

Jesus’ Message to Me: (My interpretation of what Jesus is saying in these verses)

The shortcuts in life are often just a dead-end.  Many are on the lookout for a shortcut to wealth, happiness, weight loss, health, or intelligence.  They want to save up for a rainy day but don’t want to sacrifice today.  They long to be ecstatically happy but are unable to find the source of true happiness.  They want to lose weight but don’t want to give up their favorite foods.  They desire good health but don’t exercise or eat properly.  They want intelligence to land the perfect job but neglect the training and discipline needed.

Ignore the shortcuts and stick to the true and narrow path.  bible-rainbowThat path ends up at the throne of God where all your fondest desires are fulfilled.  You may never receive abundant wealth but God will give contentment with what you have.  Happiness will be yours when you learn that the secret is in giving, not receiving.  Weight loss comes to those willing to eat less and eat healthy.  Health comes to those who are diligent in caring for their bodies.  Intelligence belongs to the wise who take needed steps to acquire wisdom.

Following God’s rainbow leads to His reward for the diligent.  There is a map to find that rainbow—the Bible contains the explicit directions.  God has carefully laid out the path for each person to find their rainbow of promises fulfilled.  What you thought you wanted looks very different from God’s tomorrow for you.  By following God’s Word, His reward will surpass anything you could ever imagine.

Jesus’ Question for Me: How long has it been since your consulted My map—the Bible—to discover what I have in store for you?

Jesus’ Promise to Me: God’s tomorrow promises joy unspeakable  and full of glory for all who follow God’s rainbow—His Word.

My Prayer to God

I praise You for being my rainbow in the midst of life’s storms.

I am sorry I ever waste a moment in worry about tomorrow.

Thank you for my gift of life to honor and serve You.

Help me make wise choices in how I spend my time.

#30 The Bottom Line

11 Oct

God’s Word:  Proverbs 24:21,22,

God’s Message to Me:

Here is the last of the 30 Sterling Principles—tested guidelines to live by.  If you will take these to heart and treasure these teachings it will result in bold expression in your speech.  If you make these the foundation of your life you will be united with Me in trust and give you accountability.

Fear God—dear child—respect your leaders.  The one who makes this life choice will not be defiant or mutinous.  This is the foundation that causes the rest of your life to work together for your good.  Work with your own hands, take care of your own needs, and lovingly care for those unable to do so.  These are My marching orders for mankind.

Ignore the advice of these 30 Sterling Principles and your future will be full of turmoil.  It is calling reaping the consequences of your own decisions.  These principles have been given in love, to prevent turmoil in your life and the lives of those around you.  As you incorporate them into your life you will be a blessing to all you are around and a builder of a solid society. 

God’s Question to Me:  Are you willing to devote your life to the pursuit of joy by following My principles, given to bless and keep you walking down the path of peace?

God’s Promise to Me:   Follow My principles and you will discover the deepest joy and satisfaction possible in your life.

My Song to God:     Standing on the Promises   by Russell K Carter   1886
Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.

 
Refrain:
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.

 
Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

Refrain:
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.

 
Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the promises of God.

Refrain:
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.

 
Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
Standing on the promises of God.

Refrain:
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.

 
Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
List’ning every moment to the Spirit’s call,
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

Refrain:
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.

Wisdom is Free

24 Apr

God’s Word:  Proverbs 2:6-8

God’s Message to Me:

The Bible—your Treasure Guide—is the path to wisdom.  Wisdom is the culmination of knowledge and understanding gleaned from My Word. The wisdom of the world has the ultimate goal of selfishness.  My wisdom shows the path of life as living on behalf of the good of others.  Imagine the outcome of a world full of selfish people.  Then consider a world full of people seeking to help others.

Common Sense and Wisdom walk hand in hand.  They serve as personal body-guards to those who have discovered the Treasures My Word provides.  When you set out to “mine” My Treasures you will discover that there is a never-ending supply.  That is because turning to My Word is turning to Me.  Wisdom is the free by-product of this choice.

My eyes roam the earth searching out those who live honestly.  I pay special attention to those who are loyally committed to discovering my Wisdom—freely given through My Word.  Wisdom is the only path to lasting happiness and success in life.  But the ungodly have done a good job with their marketing and have lured the masses to seek the selfish route to happiness and success.  It may work for a while but my Wisdom gives happiness and success through all time and eternity.

God’s Question to Me:  In your search for wisdom, happiness and success have you turned to My Word and found My never-ending supply?

God’s Promise to Me: I pay special attention to those who are honest and loyally committed to the Treasure I share in My Word.

My Song to God:  Standing on the Promises  by Russel K Carter  1886

Standing on the promises of Christ my King, 
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.
Refrain:
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.
Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

Refrain:
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.
Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the promises of God.

Refrain:
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.
Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
Standing on the promises of God.

Refrain:
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.
Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
List’ning every moment to the Spirit’s call,
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

Refrain:
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.

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