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]

Sunday, August 3, 2008

BLOG Restoration - OR

You can imagine how some of us who post on Blogspot felt when we received a message on Friday, August 1st, telling us that our Blogs were "blocked" and without proper review they would be shut down permanently within 20 days and all the posts would be lost forever. [As it turns out it was all due to technical difficulties - you know the kind that used to flash across a blank TV screen when you were a kid - remember those??] You just had to sit still and wait for "them" (whoever "they" were) to fix the problem. The good news is - all is well again - but seeing this (partial) statement released the next day reminded me of our relationship - first with our LORD GOD - and also with others - sometimes who falsely accuse us of things we never did or said. Only GOD can and will restore those relationships - because HE IS A GOD OF RESTORATION. I hope you can follow along with my thought [below] on this matter.

God’s Restoration of Relationships?

August 2, 2008 – Your Blog was restored today.
[1]You knew that already, and now we do too. [2]We have now restored all accounts that were [3]mistakenly marked as spam yesterday [August 1st].
We want to offer our [4]sincerest apologies to affected bloggers and their readers. We’ve tracked down the problem to a bug in our data processing code that [5]locked blogs even when our algorithms [6]concluded they were not spam. We are adding additional monitoring and process checks to [7]ensure that bugs of this magnitude are caught before they can affect your data.At Blogger, [8]we strongly believe that you own and should control your posts and other data. We understand that you trust us to store and serve your blog…
[9]Our restoration today was of all blogs that were mistakenly marked as spam due to Friday's bug. Because spam fighting inherently [10]runs the risk of false positives, your blog may have been mis-classified as spam for other reasons. If you are still unable to post to your blog today you can request a review by clicking [11]Request Unlock Review on your Dashboard.

[1] Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

[2] Exodus 14:14
"The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still."

[3] Daniel 6:24
At the king's command, the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought in and thrown into the lions' den...

[4] Psalm 130:4
But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared.

[5] Genesis 39:20
Joseph's master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined.

[6] James 4:11
Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.

[7] Romans 12:19
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

[8] Psalm 37:5-6
Commit your way to the LORD;
I trust in Him and He will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

[9] Jeremiah 30:3
"The days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will bring My people Israel and Judah back from captivity and restore them to the land I gave their forefathers to possess,' says the LORD."

[10] Exodus 23:7
Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.

[11] Matthew 7:7
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

One final passage:
Isaiah 61:1-4
[study this passage (on your own) about Christ and His restoring us to Himself as well as all the relationship around us.]

Choosing JOY,

[I am the BRIDE of Christ today!]

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