Monday, June 3, 2013

More Promises to strengthen your faith.

I hope the promises that I posted yesterday have helped you in your walk with the Lord. I have some really good ones for today that have really meant a lot to me.  I hope they do the same for you.

I am going to start with my husbands favorite verse.  It is found in the book of Jude which only has one chapter and it is verse 24.  "Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy."  One of the nurses at the nursing home where he was memorized it so she could  say it to him each  day.  I thought that was sweet of her.  It kept his destiny before him each day.

Ephesians 2:8 says, "For by Grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God."  God's gift to us is His grace which  was given to us at the cross, so that all may be saved in His kingdom if they so wish.

1 Thessalonians 5: 23,24  "Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it."  Notice that it is God Himself that sanctifies us and preserves us blameless at His coming.  It is really a choice that we make whether we want to be a follower of His and let Him cleanse us from sin or whether we decide to go our own way.

Colossians 1:13,14  "He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood the forgiveness of sins."  He is the One who delivers us from darkness into His kingdom through Christ's death for us on the cross.

Philippians 4:13  "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  There is nothing we can't do with His strength, He says in another verse that  "His strength is made perfect in our weakness."  That is found in 2 Corinthians 12:9,10.  In light of these verses, what is our excuse for not living for Him each hour of the day?  Really, there is no excuse.
Philippians 4:19 "My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Another verse that gives us no excuse for not living the Christian life.

Philippians 2:13  "For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."  So who does the work in us, is it us? or is it God?  How easy can it get if we just surrender to Him all our troubles and sins.

I think I have given you plenty of verses of victory for today, now just apply them to your life and live for Him.  May the God that works in us to will and to do of His good pleasure, work in your life the same way and may you be blessed abundantly.  Grandma Joan

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