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, April 26, 2009


Deuteronomy 32:9-11
9 For the LORD's portion is His people, Jacob His allotted inheritance.
10 In a desert land He found him,

in a barren and howling waste.
He shielded him and cared for him;
He guarded him as the apple of His eye, 11 like an eagle that stirs up its nest
and hovers over its young,
that spreads its wings to catch them
and carries them on its pinions.

Psalm 17:7-9

7 Show the wonder of Your great love, You who save by Your right hand those who take refuge in You from their foes.
8 Keep me as the apple of Your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings 9 from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.

As I understand these verses from the original Hebrew - the phrase "apple of His eye" cannot be translated literally. The understanding is that God holds us so close to His face that we can be seen in the reflection of His own eye. Just ponder that for a day or two. Do you KNOW THAT KIND OF LOVE? The true love of the Father - the God of the Universe - the very personal God made flesh in JESUS!

Choosing JOY in suffering,

[Kneeling in Prayer]


Yolanda said...

So close that He sees Himself reflected from our that is a cool and awesome thought. Thank you for pointing that out. Love ya and hope you are feeling better.

Alleluiabelle said...


These scriptures so speak to me and when you full explained what the apple of His eye meant, that really blew me think that God holds us to close to His face that we can be seen in the reflection of His own eye makes me joyful with crying. After everything that has gone on with me physicially and just everything in general, this absolutely touched me to the very core. It really did. I sit here typing this to you, yet I can see Him right iin front of me so close as you described.

Thank you so very, very much for this tonight. It touched me deeply. He uses you so powerfully here. I'm so happy that I've gotten to know you better. I will be catching up with you later on the other, I'm just getting myself together this evening.

Much love & many hugs,

LisaShaw said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Our GOD is so amazing! I adore HIM!

I wanted to touch base with you Stephanie. I have housed you in my heart as of late as I pray for you. I've not been online regularly lately but know that you are in my prayers.

Love you.

LisaShaw said...

O and I love the Scriptures and the photo you chose. Beautiful!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Once again, your photo and scripture just takes my breath away! I just love how you always speak to my heart with God's guidance.


Warren Baldwin said...

Positive thought to begin anyday! Thanks.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A stunning picture to consider. Thank you for painting it for me.


Pat said...

Hi Stephanie,
I love your words and insights into these scriptures! Thank you for taking time to share and STIR this truth into our hearts!!

BTW.....YOU WON my "Surrendered Sister" Book Giveaway. Send me your mailing address sister!