Monday, March 26, 2012

Promise from 2 Peter 3:3-7

"First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, 'Where is this 'coming' he promised?' Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation. But they deliberately forgot that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men."


The "last days" is the time between Christ's first and second comings; thus we, like Peter, live in the last days. We must do the work to which God has called us and believe that he will return as he promised.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Promise from, 2 Peter 3:11-13

"Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness."


God's purpose for all people is not destruction, but re-creation (Isiah 66:22 and Revelation 21:22). God will purify the heavens and earth with fire; then he will create them anew. We can joyously look forward to the new earth, God's good world!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Promise from 1 Peter 5:10-11

"God who shows you his kindness and who has called you through Christ Jesus to his eternal glory, will restore you, strengthen you, make you strong , and support you as you suffer for little while. Power belongs to him forever. Amen!"


What ever it is that causes us to suffer here in this world is only temporary. God's promise is to restore you, strengthen you , and make you strong by the power of the Holy Spirit that dwells within you. Take comfort in his promise. God is faithful!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Promise from Mark 9:35

"Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all."


The message of Jesus is simply contrary to human nature. In order to be last and to serve all means a change in our pride & position, not just physically it also requires a mental adjustment. It is natural for children, teenagers, and young adults to want to be the first and the very best and to let others serve them.

However it is an awakening when one becomes a parent and their child's needs must come first. A parent becomes last and serves out of love.

The sooner we teach our children these discipines, the more natural their actions become, it becomes a joy to serve others and humbly go last.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Promise from Romans 15:13

"I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit."


To be filled completely with joy & peace will come as we TRUST in our Almighty God in ALL areas of our lives. He is the source of ALL hope, and He has proven over and over that His promises are trustworthy.

Look for fellow believers with that confident hope, you will know that the Power of the Holy Spirit is causing that to happen.

I pray that you may be filled completely and overflow!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Promise from Proverbs 19:17

"One who is gracious to a poor man or woman lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his or her good deed."


There are so many needy people all around us. Sometimes it is a physical need, sometimes an emotional need, sometimes a spiritual need. Be gracious to those God has put into your life, you are there for a reason. There are great ways that God repays His Faithful.

Promise from Zephaniah 3:16-17

"Do not fear, do not let your hands hang limp. The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing."


Think about all these promises. . .
God will delight in you
He will quiet you with his love
and rejoice over you with singing

Sooooo much better than living in fear!!!!