Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Promise Keeper

"For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come." -2 Corinthians 1:20-22

It's one thing to make a promise, but it's another thing to KEEP one. God is flawless, and all of His promises are sure! He is not a liar, He doesn't forget His promises, and He loves to bless His children! When He makes a promise to us, He's telling us that it's going to happen… we just need to believe Him for it!

In looking towards the ending of the journey into the Promised Land, God's promise seemed unreal to the Israelites. There were huge giants living in the land. The people of Israel looked like grasshoppers compared to them! How were they going to take over this "promised land?" But God promised them victory, if they would believe Him for it. It's significant that those who BELIEVED God for His promise (Joshua & Caleb) delivered the rest of the people into the land.

We receive what we believe! What promises has God made to you? The Bible is chock full of them! Our God is the God who not only parted the sea, but created it. He's the one who thought up the idea of the sun, invented the cell, and so intricately fashioned our bodies together. He's the one who made the concept of relationship, and the Way (through Christ) to have it with Him! Our God is Great, and He can do far more than all we can imagine!!! All of His promises are a "YES!" Do you believe that today?

Talk to God this week about His promises. Thank Him for the ones you've seen Him fulfill in the past! In fact, write them down so you can look back on His faithfulness. He keeps His Word, from generation to generation. Commit to boldly believe God for all the wonderful promises He's made to you! Claim His truth for your life! Share one of God's promises with someone this week, and watch to see His word come into full fruition!

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