Tuesday, July 15, 2014

God's Promises - Let Hope Rise

As Christians, our lives are built around promise...
promise of: 
- salvation
 - eternal life
 - heaven
 - forgiveness
and the list goes on...
In everything, I have learned that - 
God's Promises

"For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the Divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world ..." 2 Peter 1:4
What is Divine Promise ?
An assurance given by God that He will or will not perform a certain act. God has made 2 kinds of promises: 
1.    Conditional (when He's willing to do something under certain circumstances - Romans 10:9-10) 
and 
2.    Unconditional.(Genesis 12:1- there many unconditional promises in the Bible)

God’s Precious Promises

How wonderful it is that in these unsettled times we have a promise that is far more sure than anything we’ve ever had our hands on. Here are some of God's "Divine" promises to us! 
  1. That God is with me wherever I go – Joshua 1:9
  2. If I keep my mind on Him, I’ll have that perfect peace – Isaiah 26:3
  3. He’ll never leave us or forsakes us!  - Hebrews 13:5
  4. His peace will pass all understanding – Philippians 4:7
  5. He cares for me – I Peter 5:7
  6. All things work together for my good – Romans 8:28
  7. In this world I’ll have trouble, but in Christ we have victory over it or through it– John 16:33
  8. I can escape temptation – 1 Corinthians 10:13
  9. God will supply all my needs – Philippians 4:19
  10. If I ask for wisdom God will supply it – James 1:6
  11. I’m forgiven of all – 1 John 1:9
  12. I will have eternal life – I John 5:11
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I may not always feel it, but I know it!

Why I can know that God will keep His promises:
  • because He is truthful, faithful(1 Cor. 1:9), immutable(doesn't change-Malachi 3:6), and loving.
  • He has the 2 things that are important to trust someone who makes a promise...His:
  1. Charactor, which He has proven to be pure and noble throughout the Bible and in our lives.
  2. Abiliby to carry His promises out.
SO...

"Remember your word to your servant,
    for You have given me hope.
My comfort in my suffering is this:

    Your promise preserves my life.Psalm 119:49-50


"Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— the LORD, who remains faithful forever.”
Psalm 146:5-6

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” 
Romans 15:13

"...in the HOPE of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago, but at the proper time manifested... "Titus 1:2-3

A message from Sheila Walsh and a book I want to get for my personal library...




God has been SO gracious and kind! I continue in my pursuit of grateful sharing at "Multitudes on Mondays", as I  Dare to Share the gifts He gives!
1,733 - Attending a beautiful Christian wedding (a second cousin of my hubby's) and seeing God's love in their lives.
1,734 - Getting to spend the weekend with our good friends from Ohio.
1,735 - The freedom to worship together on Sunday morning!
1,736 - The sad ending of an awesome weekend...but the assurance of seeing one another again, soon! (Our friend's daughter is attending our local Christian college in the fall.)
1,737 - Blueberry picking season!
1,738 - Having a few days of cooler weather.(60s and 70s)
1,739 - God's promises, that give us all hope!!
1,740 - Singing this song in worship and praise, with hope, because I know He keeps His promises!



10 comments:

  1. What a lovely week end with family and friends! I loved your list of promises and scriptures. I find the promise of "Peace of Mind," is what I enjoy most of the time. Thank you for sharing your lovely post with us here at “Tell Me a Story.” At: http://letmetelluastory.blogspot.com/

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    1. Having peace, in the midst of trials and turmoil is definitely a blessing from God! Thanks for stopping by, Hazel!

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  2. Hi Ann, such a lovely post. I want to look into that book by Shiela Walsh, The Shelter of God's promises. Looks great! Thanks for linking up
    God bless
    Tracy

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! Yes, I thought the book looked good, too! I've liked other books/music written by Sheila Walsh. Have a blessed day!

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  3. I always come away so uplifted when I am here. Thank you for spilling out for us so that we may reap such blessings.

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    1. So glad you are blessed here, Jen! That is my prayer for all who visit my blog! I want God's love and grace to shine through all i write.

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  4. This is a great post, I am taking out my Bible so I can be filled with the wonderful words of God that you shared.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful post with us.

    http://vibrantcountrycottage.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! So glad you stopped by...may your time in the Word of God bless you and bring you closer in communion with the Lord!

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  5. What an awesome opportunity to review God's promises. And I'm a big Sheila Walsh fan! I enjoyed your post and am glad that I'm your linkup neighbor at Sunday Stillness.

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  6. I love that God has given us promises...and such wonderful promises, too! :-) I'm clinging to them and am so thankful for His love!

    Blessings, Joan

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