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]

Thursday, February 26, 2009


John 3:19-21
19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."

1 Corinthians 4:4-6
4 My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. 5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.

Ephesians 5:12-14
12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said:
"Wake up, O sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you."

Yesterday, I received an earnest prayer request from a woman. She calmly - yet sincerely asked for prayer, specifically that, "God would expose the truth" in her household. She followed with, "no matter how much it might hurt". I committed to praying that with her and felt the LORD impress upon me my journal [label] title right now [ARISE, SHINE, = For Your Light Has Come!] As I prepared to write today I simple typed in the words 'truth' and 'expose' and asked God to give me the verses that would shed His LIGHT on the truth of the matter.

This truth applies for my friend and for you and me today. Darkness hates the light - yet the light overpowers the darkness when just a crack of light is let inside. God does the exposing in His timing and for His purposes! Ponder that and pray through whatever God wants to expose in your life [for you or for another that you are praying for]. Let Him judge and bring the truth to light! Let's give it to Him to work out.

Looking UPward and Choosing JOY,


[Time to FLY]


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Yolanda said...

AMEN, Stephanie, I'm praying in agreement with you in a family matter. Thank you for sharing God's truths.

Lovingly as I reach for Higher Grounds,

Siesta OC said...

Also - God will reveal truth as we can handle it, which is so merciful especially since a lot this truth can very often be our own wrong-doing. NO ONE would ever have such mercy on anyone.

How great is our God - Sing it with me!!!!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Oh, Yes. May there be revelation to our spirits of what we need to hear from God! Praise God for his mercy and his grace.

In Him,

Edie said...

I used to always pray that God would show me the Truth in matters where my daughter was involoved. He always brought the Truth out even when it hurt me.

John 8:32
"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."