Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Unlimited Possibities

As the New Year of 2008 has dawned, God is holding out the "unseen" to us - the unlimited possibilities of His purpose for our lives. We have laid down the past, chosen to follow Him, and now must walk in the footsteps of that faith. We must do that actively and on purpose - trusting HIM to do the work within us - through His Word and His Holy Spirit's supernatural power!

These passages give us perspective on who we are (in Christ) and Who God is. They also show us that obedience is the only thing that we can offer to the LORD - and He will do the rest. Oh, the possibilities [promises] that God has for us! Awesome!
  • John 15:5
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing. [emphasis mine]

  • 1 Samuel 15:22
But Samuel replied: "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. [emphasis mine]

  • 2 Peter 1:4

Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. [emphasis mine]

  • Matthew 19:26
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." [emphasis mine]

  • 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
9 However, as it is written:

"No eye has seen,

no ear has heard,

no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him"— 10 but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. [emphasis mine]

Praise be to the Sovereign LORD of the Universe!

Choosing JOY,


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