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]

Monday, January 25, 2010


Deuteronomy 30:10-14 (The Message)
10 But only if you listen obediently to God, your God, and keep the commandments and regulations written in this Book of Revelation. Nothing halfhearted here; you must return to God, your God, totally, heart and soul, holding nothing back.
11-14 This commandment that I'm commanding you today isn't too much for you, it's not out of your reach. It's not on a high mountain—you don't have to get mountaineers to climb the peak and bring it down to your level and explain it before you can live it. And it's not across the ocean—you don't have to send sailors out to get it, bring it back, and then explain it before you can live it. No. The word is right here and now
as near as the tongue in your mouth, as near as the heart in your chest. Just do it!

How high will we climb?

How far will we stretch ourselves?

How high will we reach to feast on God's Word and obey His ways which are all for our good and our benefit for life?

It's time....... let's "just do it!"

Choosing JOY, Stephanie
JESUS ONLY in 2010


LisaShaw said...

Love this Stephanie!!!

Reaching Higher in Jesus Name!

Thanks for always sharing a word of strong encouragement that draws people closer to the LORD.


Wylie said...

Yes, holding NOTHNG back! God has been revealing to me in my EG study homework this week that I need to BELIEVE Him. Always. The world really does fight for our love. And, there are those moments of unbelief, despite ALL that the LORD has done. So, I am praying through that & thankful that He is having me take a real look at believing {and trusting} Him this week!

Crown of Beauty said...

This has always been one of my favorite Scripture passages...and you have shared it with us with pictures!

Your love for the word inspires me. Thank you dear Stephanie for being a TRUTHSHARER.


Anonymous said...

Stephanie, I love your pictures and how you relate them to Scripture. So beautiful.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Stephanie, wonderful photos that really make me think about reaching higher for what God has for me.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I have the NIV version of this verse written down in my spiral notecards. So glad for God's Word that descends and for my strengthened reach that extends upward to receive them.

Have a great week.


1022 Sea Shell Ave said...

This lets us all believe we can achieve, beautiful :)

Patrina said...

Great job of using God's creation to illustrate His word. Indeed, how high will we reach, before we realize that it is His desire to give those who love HIm - all good things - if we LISTEN and OBEY His Word.

Great post,Stephanie