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, February 20, 2009


Hello Fellow Devotional Bloggers:
I've never done this before and I have no idea how it will work out - but I have a BIG GOD who can handle even the simplest details - even when I can't!! LOL!

Anyway - let's get to it!
Last night, after the conclusion of teaching the book of Revelation, the class gave me a 'gift' and I would like to turn it around and give a portion of it back to the LORD by giving away some books to you!
I am going to give away 5 copies [random drawing] to those of you who desire to try for a shot at the book called:
In A Pit with a LION on a Snowy Day
How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars
based on: 2 Samuel 23:20-23
by author Mark Batterson

Here's the question on the back of the book if you have no idea what this is about. He asks:

I just ordered 10 copies today - some will be given out to people in my Bible studies here - but I thought it might be fun to give them [randomly] to those of you on our Devotional Blog connections. You may already have a copy - so put your name in anyway so you can give one away if you win.
OK - here's the deal and how it will work. If you post a comment on this post title : FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY - submit your first name [for now] - your State - and briefly complete the following statement:
First Name: _____________
State:___________ [USA - addresses only please]
"I want to be a 'LION chaser' who goes after the promises of God - rather than a 'scaredy-cat' who runs away and hides in fear because..."

Bear with me on getting through the 'kinks' because I am NOT computer savvy [my son-in-law must be laughing right now and shaking his head in agreement - all the way in FL] BUT GOD... will make this happen because I know HE is leading this desire to give away these books. Besides - when all else fails - we'll do it the old fashioned way - names in the hat works for me! ;-)

Trust me on this - as I trust God - and together He'll [we'll] make it Fair and Fun!
I will do this random drawing with the help of my Bible study group once I have at least 25 names in the bin or by Friday - March 13th! Not even the 'odd's of that doomsday date [Friday the 13th] can stop a good thing when God has His Hand in it!
Tell your friends to post so many people will have a chance at these 5 copies.
OK - there's one more thing for those of you who read all the way to the end of this post. If you post your comment above as instructed - AND - you add your name to follow TRUTHSHARER down the left side of this Blog Those Who Follow Christ [with me] - then YOUR NAME will automatically be entered X2 - giving you more 'odds' to win!!
PS: I will remind you - and others - in each future Blog how to post back to this day for the giveaway. I will keep track. Once the winners are chosen - then I will need your complete mailing addresses so they can be sent to you directly. And yes, I will even pay the postage [USA only]!

Looking UPward and Choosing JOY,
[Time to FLY]


Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Free book Giveaway

Beth Herring
Oak Grove, La

"I want to be a LION chasher who goes after the promised of OGd - rather than a 'scaredy cat' who runs away and hides in fear because...

I know that MY GOD is bigger than anything or anyone and I refuse to let the devil get any satisfaction out of my fear.

In Him,

I already follow you!


Beth H. Thanks for your comment post-you are officially entered X2.

Thanks for completing the sentence. Our GOD is BIGGER and we must refuse the devil access to our fear.I'm praising God with you!

For years and years satan used my fears to paralyze my life - BUT NO MORE - because my Jesus has defeated that stronghold over me and replaced it with His TRUTH instead!!
It's no wonder that the current tag [under my signature right now is:
[Time to FLY]
- no more fear of flying or anything else!!!
God used my friend, Elaine - who sent me this a few weeks ago:

When God leads you to the edge of the cliff,
trust Him fully and let go. Only 1 of 2 things will happen.
Either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to FLY!

Looking UPward and Choosing JOY,
[Time to FLY]

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

"I want to be a 'LION chaser' who goes after the promises of God - rather than a 'scaredy-cat' who runs away and hides in fear because..."

hiding leaves me as I am, a relatively small participant in God's kingdom agenda. Chasing lions? Now that's the stuff of kingdom living and sacred breathing.

Count me in.

Thanks for visiting me. You're always welcome!



You're in Elaine!

"Sacred breathing"? Wow! I'll be musing over that word combo - or should I say thought combo! Whew! What a thought to go to sleep on - I'll be [flying] in my dreams! Blessings, S

Yolanda said...


I'm on my last chapter, and all I can say, is just about every page has me hi-lighting something.

I'm so thankful for you and the ladies God brings into our encourage us, love us and how God uses them to reveal something new to us as well.


Anonymous said...

Hi Steph,

Mary Davidson
Egg Harbor City, NJ

I definitely want to join in I think I've been in the pit with the lions for a while, I want to learn how to conquer them and have victory over satan. Praise GOD!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie!! It took me sometime to figure out how to post a comment (I am not a savvy blogger) but after learning about Daniel and his faith, integrity, and resolve to be obedient to our God, I too want to be a daniel and a lion chaser.
I'm ready for the next study!!!!!Wishing you JOY! Bonnie


Mary and Bonnie - you're both on the drawing list for the book too! Thanks for posting. I am eager to get these books into the hands of stong beleivers who really want to trust the Lord. He has so much more to teach us! Expect Miracles Girls!

Blessings, S

Edie said...


I want to be a 'LION chaser' who goes after the promises of God - rather than a 'scaredy-cat' who runs away and hides in fear because...

There is no place on earth or in the heavens or anywhere that is safer than in the unseen hand of my Loving God. Without faith it is impossible to please God. I want more than anything to live my life pleasing God.

I'm going to go follow you now.

...Oh look, you have one of my Scripture Tags. That always makes me smile. :D Spread the WORD!


Your entered too Edie - thanks. I'll try to get the Scripture tag back on - so it fits! UGH! There're beautiful! And yes, friends - check out Edie's Free Scripture tags to add to your blog!

Blessings, S


You're entered! I DO know how to spell - but apparently NOT when I'm tired!! Ooops!!!

kimberly said...

"I want to be a LION chaser who goes after the promises of GOD-rather than a "scaredy cat" who runs away and hides in fear because...before i came to know the LORD, i was living like a cat. Now that i have come to know HIM i am like a LION. The quote you shared from the back of the book was just amazing...all my life i have been living in fear because of a handicap(to me) when in actuality it is JESUS himself working through me. Again, reality hits me, "it's not about me;it's about HIM".

btw: i so happy for you, "people are coming out on the dancefloor"

your friend in Christ,


Great job, Kimmy, you're signed up X2 for the drawing - and thanks for joining our "walk of TRUTH" together through this blog. I know that God will use this book to expose many fears in our lives and deal with them head-on!

Blessings for your day!
Choosing JOY,
[Time to FLY]

PS: you wrote: "people are coming out on the dancefloor"

You have NO IDEA how that was a direct Word from the LORD! I'm always asking the LORD to "dance with me and let others join in"!

proudmommy said...

Galloway, NJ
I want to be a lion chaser who goes after the promises of God rather than a scaredy-cat who runs away and hides in fear because...
I know that in Him, ALL things are possible; no need to be afraid. I have always looked to my husband to meet my needs and "fill my cup" and I was always disappointed. I now look to the Lord and my cup is overflowing! I no longer need to be scared or feel insecure because I trust in Him alone. I can't wait to see what He has planned for my future. With Him, I am lion...hear me ROAR!


Stacey - You go girl!
You got it now because it's all about HIM - and not about us anymore! I can't wait to see what more God is doing in your life because of your heartfelt sincere surrender to Him alone! His love for you is oozing out after He pours it in! Stay close to HIM- and don't let the 'cat' in the back door!!

You're officially entered for the drawing of the book. Stay in the Word! He is the GOD of RESTORATION! Believe Him!

Looking UPward and Choosing JOY,

Anonymous said...

Free Book Giveaway


"I want to be a 'LION chaser' who goes after the promises of God - rather than a 'scaredy-cat' who runs away and hides in fear because..."

I can do all things through Christ - He strengthens me...and i want to know HIM more!

Thanks for the opportunity -


Welcome Emily! You're signed up for the drawing on the book to be chosen on Friday, March 13th. Blessings to you - in my favorite state of the union - VA!

Choosing JOY,