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]

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What's in Your TOOL BELT

What were the "tools of the trade" that Jesus had in His Carpenter's tool belt?

You might answer 'service' or 'love' or 'forgiveness'. And many answers would be correct. But when God asked me about two years ago what "tools" were in my tool belt that were most important, they were these. PRAISE - PRAYER - GOD'S WORD. He brings them back to me over and over and says that I need to use them together - one after the other - not independent of each other.

PRAISE **********************
Ruth 4:14
The women [Ruth] said to Naomi: "Praise be to the LORD, who this day has not left you without a kinsman-redeemer. May He become famous throughout Israel!

I Samuel 25:32
David said to Abigail, "Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, who has sent you today to meet me.

Daniel 2:20
Then Daniel praised the God of heaven and said:
"Praise be to the Name of God for ever and ever;
wisdom and power are His.

Ephesians 1:3
[Paul speaking] Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

PRAYER **********************

PRAYER.... activates what God has already purposed in your life. ~s.k.brower

Psalm 57:2 I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills {His purpose} for me.

Psalm 139:4 Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O LORD.

GOD'S WORD **************************

Psalm 119:30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on Your laws.

Psalm 119:33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow Your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.

Psalm 119: 43-47 Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in Your laws. 44 I will always obey Your law, for ever and ever.
45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out Your precepts.
46 I will speak of Your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
47 for I delight in Your commands because I love them. [all Scripture emphasis added]

What other verses can you share that apply to these 'tool's?

Looking Upward and Choosing JOY,

Stephanie [Flying High in Prayer]

1 comment:

Yolanda said...

I believe to speak His name is prayer and praise.

Jeremiah 10:6 NIV

No one is like You, O LORD;
You are great;
and Your name is mighty in power.