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]



Tuesday, June 2, 2009

In Hot Pursuit


Psalm 119:32 [NLT]
I will pursue Your commands, for You expand my understanding.

Proverbs 15:9 [NLT]
The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but He loves those who pursue godliness.

Proverbs 21:21 [NLT]
Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor.

Isaiah 58:13 [NLT]
“Keep the Sabbath day holy. Don’t pursue your own interests on that day, but enjoy the Sabbath and speak of it with delight as the Lord’s holy day. Honor the Sabbath in everything you do on that day, and don’t follow your own desires or talk idly.

1 Timothy 6:11 [NLT]
But you, Timothy [ your name], are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.

2 Timothy 2:22 [NLT]
Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.

Deuteronomy 16:18-20 (The Message)
18-19 Appoint judges and officers, organized by tribes, in all the towns that God, your God, is giving you. They are to judge the people fairly and honestly. Don't twist the law. Don't play favorites. Don't take a bribe—a bribe blinds even a wise person; it undermines the intentions of the best of people.
20 The right! The right! Pursue only what's right!
It's the only way you can really live and possess the land that God, your God, is giving you. [all Scripture emphasis added]

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Are we in 'hot pursuit' of God and His righteousness? It's a lifelong pursuit - until we reach glory in heaven with Jesus! Let us run THAT race - one of pursuing GOD [HIMSELF]. We will find righteousness in that journey!

Choosing JOY,

Stephanie
[JESUS - the One I Worship]

7 comments:

Yolanda said...

Spent a good part of this morning learning about "righteousness". Romans 4 is a great chapter....



Love ya and the pictures of the sneakers is way cool!!!

Tammy said...

Pursuing God is something I never get tried of doing.

Love the scriptures!

love and hugs~Tammy

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Oh, Stephanie - you are right where I am. In the pursuit of righteousness!

You bless me and can even make a pretty picture out of running shoes!

B His Girl said...

Love the shoes as a visual to this scripture. Run!!!B

LisaShaw said...

Hi Sweet Sister,

I've missed you and so glad to see you back online after a little break.

Beautiful sharing and YES YES YES my sneakers are worn at the soles in hot pursuit of our LORD!

Praise His Holy Name!

Love you.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I'm in hot pursuit of Jesus. Some seasons, like this one, it's a slow crawl, but I'm running nonetheless. Even if it kills me; I'm not sure that this isn't what he's been after all along. A death of sorts.

Love you friend. Thanks for caring about me.

peace~elaine

Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Stephanie,

I'm in HOT pursuit of God and His righteousness despite the trials going on in our lives right now! IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO GO! The scriptures were perfect, but then His Word always is, isn't it?

Love you dear friend,
Alleluiabelle