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]

Monday, December 1, 2008


For a few years now, the LORD has allowed me to photograph the magnificance of His Sun, His Moon and His Sky. The very first Bible verse that I have taught my grandchildren is this:

Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.

When I went on a mission's trip to Tamazulchale, Mexico, recently, this was the same verse [different version] in Spanish - over the pulpit of the Sanctuary of the church where our team would speak and share Christ with all the village Pastors and wives and members of their congregations.

Tonight - in the evening sky - there will be a display that only God could have fashioned for us to see. Let it be a reminder of WHO HE IS - the CREATOR - REDEEMER - and SUSTAINER of the Universe!

Here is a LINK to read more about it and prepare yourself to see this and explain it to your children. Click here: Look to Sky for Spectacular Sight Monday

Look to Sky for Spectacular Sight Monday
By Joe Rao

[He says]
"Every once in a while, something will appear in the night sky that will attract the attention of even those who normally don't bother looking up. It's likely to be that way on Monday evening, Dec. 1.
A slender crescent moon, just 15-percent illuminated, will appear in very close proximity to the two brightest planets in our sky, Venus and Jupiter.
People who are unaware or have no advance notice will almost certainly wonder, as they cast a casual glance toward the moon on that night, what those two "large silvery stars" happen to be?"

I couldn't help but think about his words. Are we looking upward - at the wonder of God - where even the moon and the stars declare His glory? Or will we be caught unaware of Him - with no advance notice? There is no excuse for us to be caught unaware - for the Bible says:

Romans 1
(Paul speaking)
14 I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. 15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are at Rome.
16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."
God's Wrath Against Mankind
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. [all emphasis added]

Oh, may we give HIM praise and glory when we see the night sky tonight. Look upward to the Almighty, Eternal God of Creation and give Him praise! Only Jesus Christ came to bring PEACE ON EARTH!

Choosing JOY,

[Led Home by the Shepherd]

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