Saturday, June 1, 2013

Promises from the Scriptures

I love to hunt down promises from the Bible, because that is how we become partakers of the Divine Nature.  And it is true, if you read the promises and even memorize them it helps you be so much more contented and happy because as 2 Peter 1:4 says, 'God has given us these exceeding, great and precious promises so that we may become partakers of His Divine Nature.  

I know it is hard for some people to believe in something they can't see, actually most people have a hard time believing something they can't touch or see.  It takes faith in a power outside and above ourselves and it takes the power of God to work in us to will and to do of His good pleasure so that we can actually claim the promises of God for ourselves.

I always like the illustration of driving across a bridge and the fact that it does take faith to cross a bridge, we just had a bridge collapse here in Washington and two cars went into the river, so glad no one was really injured, but thinking about that tonight, I wonder if it doesn't take a little more faith now than it did before it collapsed.  I would be a little bit skeptical about crossing there if it were me, after seeing what happened.

But if you keep reading the promises of God and try memorizing them, I know your faith will grow and the promises will become personal to you and you will grow in your walk with God.  It is almost a proven fact that the more time we spend in the scriptures, the more our faith will grow and the closer our relationship will become with God.  Try talking to God about His promises and taking them personally.

God's promises are His gift to us in this sin ridden world and we can have them free of charge and rely on them.  For example in 1 John 1:9 He promises to forgive us, we can rely on that when we ask.  Another promise is for comfort in Psalms 23:4.  Tomorrow I will try to share some special promises that I really like.
So until then, trust in God He really is all that we can really count on.  Grandma Joan

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