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]

Friday, April 18, 2008

Joining God's Work in Progress

Where is God at work? Have you ever asked Him that very question? We know from scripture that God is at work all the time in and around us. When we boldly ask Him where He's working - He will gladly show us. Once He reveals that to us - that is His invitation to join Him there! Just today a dear friend in another state shared how God did that very thing for her.

We have been praying that God would open up a Bible study in her home or in her church. For many weeks it was not coming together. Only one woman had come forth to show interest in Bible study but they were locked out of the church yesterday and had no where to go. They went to the local "diner" - a local "hang out". She said she and the other women felt God redirecting them to another area. The owner of the diner offered to help them make posters and invite women to attend a new "Bible Breakfast Club" there at his diner.

God opened the doors to the spacious place He was working. Now they have joined God in the very place He is already at work. Their enthusiasm and desire to study His Word has been rewarded and God will complete the work He has begun.

When God came to men like Abraham, Noah, and even Paul, He had a plan that He was working on - and revealed His plan to these men. Then, they joined God in His work and believed Him for the promises He had shown. They began to adjust their lives to fit God's plan. They obeyed!

Psalm 18:19

19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
He rescued me because He delighted in me.

Luke 8:15 NLT
And the seeds that fell on the good soil
represent honest,
good-hearted people
who hear God’s word, cling to it,
and patiently produce a huge harvest.

1 Peter 1:24-25

24 For, "All men are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
25 but the Word of the Lord stands forever."
And this is the Word that was preached to you.

Psalm 12:6

And the Words of the LORD are flawless,
like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.

Psalm 72:18-19

18 Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel,
who alone does marvelous deeds.
19 Praise be to His glorious Name forever; may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen. [emphasis mine]

Choosing JOY,


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