Around the beginning of the year, a new chapter began in my life, and I want to share some of it with you. It had to do with His WORD, His Promises, and my (us, as believers) position “In Christ!”
Every promise contained in the New Testament
belongs to every believer.
Everything God asks from us,
He first gives to us so He knows
we have it to give back to Him.
If something ugly is happening in our life, we must meet it with something GOOD because we “overcome evil with ________!!!” (GOOD Romans 12:21)
Find the Promise(S) God has assigned to your circumstances, and hold on tightly!!! Look for His GOODNESS!!!
“In every area of struggle in your life, God has granted you life and godliness. The truth is in every area of need and struggle, He has placed a promise there so that by the exercise of that promise, you would know the fullness of His affection for you and you would wake up to greater love.”
From FULLNESS NOW ~ Graham Cooke
Does this mean pulling the “cliche” promises into practice? The promises that so many of us quote without really apprehending their power? The ones we sometimes throw toward our friends when they’re in trouble and we don’t know what to say or do? Those promises?
OK So … I thank you, FATHER, for this opportunity to challenge the veracity of Your word and since I can do nothing, FATHER, I depend on You. Teach me how to “exercise” Your promises for Your glory! What is the promise(s) for my current situation?
- Phil 4: 6-7 NASB
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
- Phil 4: 8-9
8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
- Phil 4: 11-13
11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
- Phil 4:19
19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
- 1 Cor 2:9
But as it is written (Isaiah 64:4):
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, Nor has the eye seen any God besides You,
Who acts for the one who waits for Him.
While the WORD has been familiar to me for decades, God is opening my eyes and my heart to … MORE!
More abundant life,
More Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control!
GOD is GOOD, and every transaction with Him must result in GOODNESS!!! But I leave you to chew on this a while.
“There is no security is what God is doing.
There is only security in who GOD is!”