Showing posts with label Promises of God. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Promises of God. Show all posts

Monday

10 Things To Do About God's Promises - PLUS Free Printable - Coffee & Conversation







This is just a short blog post to remind you of many of the things God has promised and 
to encourage you to hang on these promises at all times.








Some of the things God has promised
  • I Will Be With You
  • I Will Protect You
  • I Will Always Love You
  • I Will Give You Peace
  • I Will Hear Your Prayers
  • I Will Be Your Strength
  • I Will Answer You
  • I Will Provide For You
  • I Will Comfort You
  • I Will Never Leave You
  • I Will Abide In You
  • I Will Walk With You








Some of the Things The Bible Tells Us That God's Promises are


Great & Precious     -     2 Peter 1 v 3 & 4

"....His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 
by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature...."


Yes & Amen     -     2 Corinthians 1 v 20





Better     -     Hebrews 8 v 6

"He [Jesus] is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises."



Trustworthy     -     Hebrews 10 v 23

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful."



True     -     Numbers 23 v 19






Fullfilled by God's Power    -     Romans 4 v 20 - 21

"He [Abraham] did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 
and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform." 







There are 10 things we need to do because of God's Promises
  1. Thank God for His Promises
  2. Recognise & Learn God's Promises as we Read His Word
  3. Remember that many times God's Promises have Conditions 
  4. Believe in God's Promises
  5. Pray with His Promises in mind
  6. Read the Bible with His Promises in mind
  7. Tell Others about God's Promises
  8. Help Others to Read & Understand His Promises
  9. Encourage Others to Trust in God's Promises
  10. Rejoice in God's Promises






So no matter what happens don't forget the Promises of God 

and 

read about them often in HIs Word.


Through His Promises we will remember His Love for us





But those Promises would never be worth remembering if if wasn't for 
God Himself


so


Don't Forget the Promise Giver


The Promises are only Great
because of
God







If you would like a reminder of The 10 Things To Do About God's Promises you can download this

Free Printable   (without watermark of course)








If you are interested in learning more about some of God's Promises you can have a look at 
Bible Verses for  10 Great Promises of God.

or 

remembering the things God has Promised in Promises - We Can't Always See Them



















Wednesday

Promises - We Can't Always See Them - A Dose of Encouragement







Not very long ago I read of a Canadian school teacher who on his 27th time reading through the Bible decided to take a note of all the promises he found there.  
This took him a year and a half and he came up with a grand total of 

8,810 
PROMISES. 




We are NOT going to look at all those promises!!!!



Although if you are interested in some of them you can have a look at 
Bible Verses for  10 Great Promises of God.

or you can have a look at a reminder of many things God has Promised in Promises


However it got me thinking about this and I wondered how many times have we promised something
  • to others
  • to ourselves
  • to God

You know the things we have said:

Yes, yes, yes I promise!   -  when we are not really interested and just want to get on quickly to something else.

Of course I promise!

I Promise I really do!

I never promised!


Do any of those sound familiar?

Can any of us say we have never broken any of the promises we have made?

We just need to admit that we can't remember all the promises we have made in our lives and we probably don't remember if we made any yesterday.


Perhaps we speak too soon about things, or too quickly, or perhaps we don't take promises too seriously.

Perhaps we want to forget about a promise we made because we don't really want to be held to it.

Surprisingly we can forget that others have promised things too.

So thinking back to that 8,810 promised that were found in the Bible we can be sure that many of those were made by God and we should never forget about God's Promises.  In fact we should take some time to learn more about them.


Sometimes the reason we forget about people or things is because we can't always see them.   This can be the same for promises.







One promise that God made to everyone is easy to remember because God gave us a sign in the bible which is still repeated physically for all the generations since to see.


The Promise of the Rainbow from Genesis chapter 9 v 12 - 17





12 And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 
13 I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. 
14 It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; 
15 and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 
16 The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 
17 And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.” 



When we know that God gave us this great reminder of His Promise then we know He intends to keep His promise.

This should encourage us to seek out more of the promises for us in the Bible and get to know more about them.  

Then start remembering that


 



GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES

even though

we can't always see them 



Every morning as we have breakfast together Fred and I pray to thank God for the previous day and the things we are thankful for from that day.  Then we pray for family, friends and other needs we know about and end by asking for God's care and protection & wisdom.






We can pray this way because
 
we believe God's promises to us

and

because 







God does not forget what He has said!



Because God is not like us who so easily forget.

 We must look at God's Promises in the light of 
WHO GOD IS 
and not who we are.











Monday

Thank you God. - Coffee & Conversation


The first thing I thought as I wrote the title for today's post was



           "okay that will probably put some people off reading this post"






But I really hope that it would do the opposite and entice people in because what is better to write about than something which makes you say


"Thank you God"


It all started with me wanting to do this online graphics course and with all that I had learned so far I decided it was time to create a unique picture for my Facebook Timeline.


     So that was my little project yesterday.


I had already found a nice picture free to use by anyone from a site called Pixabay a few days ago and had downloaded it to my computer knowing I would use it for something.  So today I thought of it and set to work to resize it to be the right size for a timeline pic and crop it to get rid of a piece I didn't want in it.

Then I had to think what I wanted to write on it and where to put this text etc.

Well looking at the picture just one thing came to mind and so I proceeded to finish my creation which you can see below.





To me it was obvious with the rainbow reminding me of the promises of God and His love, that the only thing I could write was 


"Thank you God"


What do you think of when you see a rainbow?


Maybe it's because I collect things to do with arks (if you don't believe me see I Love Arks).

Maybe it's because I have led children's meetings for many years and we would often sing the song "Mr Noah built an Ark" which has as the end of the chorus the words

"So whenever you see a rainbow, remember God is Love"

Or Maybe it's because I believe the Bible story of Noah and the Ark with the rainbow as a sign of God's promise to the world.





      But whenever I see a rainbow 


I see the beautiful creation of God and know that He loves me 
and I believe that He keeps His promises. 

And there in that alone I have 3 reasons why I say


 "Thank you God"