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His promises are to work ALL things for our GOOD…

Excerpt from: Daily Assurance of God’s Grace by Robert J. Morgan

2 Corinthians 1:18-22

ALL the promises of God in Him are Yes,

and in Him Amen to the glory of God through us.

God’s promises are sprinkled throughout Scripture like jewels on velvet–more than seven thousand of them–for when we’re impoverished, sad, confused, guilty, at wit’s end, and at death’s door. There are even promises in the Bible about God’s promises. Here in 2 Corinthians, Paul was defending himself against critics who accused him of being fickle. The apostle said, in effect, “I am not yes one day and no the next. I try to keep my promises. But it’s God who is perfectly consistent. He is always Yes !.”

Then he wrote this wonderful promise about promises: “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are Yes” in Christ. And so through him the Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God” (NIV).

In other word, “Lord, have You promised to never leave us or forsake us, and to work all things for our good?” He says, “Yes!” and we say, “Amen–then so be it!”

“Have You promised to hear and answer our prayers? To watch over us and deliver us from evil? To give peace and strength as needed?” He says, “Yes! And we say, “Amen!”

“Have you promised us an eternal home in heaven, where sin, sickness, and sorrow can never intrude?” He says, “Yes!” and we say, “Amen!”

That equation works for all God’s promises. For no matter how many promises God has made, they are all Yes in Christ, and through us is the Amen for the glory of God.

My Prayer:Courtesy from the web.

Each day, Lord, help me to draw from your heavenly treasures which are the promises of your word. May I find in them the solace for my soul. May you find in me the reflection that I have trusted in your faithfulness above my own understanding. May “Amen” reach my lips before a scorn. May these lessons breach the gap between your light and the “unknown” darkness on my path each day…till heaven. Amen.

 

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Remembrances Honor Your Father and Mother

Honor your Father and Mother.

I am so thankful for my parents. Even after they have been passed for many years now, I still thank the Lord for being given such dear people to call my dad and mom.

The word says to give “honor to your father and mother so that it goes well for you in the land and your life may be long.”[Duet. 5:16] For me, I still find that I can continue to honor them in my everyday living.

Each day God gives us special opportunities to do this through His tender mercies promised us in his word by way of remembrances. [Luke 6:36] In recalling dear memories that impacted your life decisions and milestones, you can give these memories to the Lord as praise. You recognize your parents commitment to nurturing His best in you. What a loving way to continue honoring your parents. Did you have a dad or mom who spent time teaching or coaching you as a child and now this interest has developed into your passion in life? (i.e. sports, building, music etc.) Can you recall a special time spent in the kitchen cooking with your mom and sharing insights that made the difference even to this day? Remembrances are ways that continue to bring honor to your parents dedication to…“bringing up a child in the ways of the Lord.”[Prov.22:6]

Even if you were not raised by your parents or single parenting, of course this is still applicable.

You know who loved you and so does God. Bring honor to those remembrances in your life. Lift up the Praise of Thanksgiving to God for those who you shared specific events together, practical life instructions; how it impacted you and your faith.

God loves the praises of His people, it is a sweet incense before Him.[Ps.141:2] It is healing for all that troubles you and weighs you down. Come before Him and bless the remembrance of those who chose to honored Him first and He will answer you in that moment…watch for it. God is a Good Father, to those who acknowledge and obey His will. He is faithful.

Dig into his written word to learn about who He says He Is. As we grow older (physically and spiritually) we are to be fed the meat…the deeper understanding of the teachings in His word.[Heb.5:14] Ultimately, our minds, hearts and spirit-man will begin to bring Honor to God. In the New Testiment, Jesus instructed the disciples to take the bread and the wine in remembrance of Him. In the same manner, we can honor Jesus in our daily faith because He is our Bread of Life.{John 6:48] His life brought us lessons of a new covenant that feeds our hearts with the Good News of God’s love, for those who believe in his Son.

Be encouraged today through the remembrance of your parents love for you. In turn you will be honoring them and in obedience to the wisdom of God’s word. The bible shows the blessing in Full Circle. God to his Son, Jesus to us, your parents to you and then you back to God. It is wonderful. His love will begin to pour down upon you refreshing mercies, restoring the soul and starting a new perspective on your day.

Bless the Lord, oh my soul! Love Zoey~

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Happy Mother’s Day ~

Happy Mother’s Day

Mama’s Bible
by Zoey

I found my mama’s bible

in the things of hers
I went through today.

The bookmarked pages hold
the place where
God had touched her
heart as she
read His word that day.

And in my heart I can hear
Mama telling me:
“Keep God’s words close,
pray for His guidance,
don’t lose faith,
He will always
keep you in His care.”

There is no stronger force
than a mama’s prayers to
the throne of God.

And I believe,
No foe can conquer
No trial defeat
No evil befall against
His children- big or small.

“For Thy will be done,

on earth
as in Heaven”,

my heart does

hear my mama pray,
as she marked
another page in her bible
where God touched
her heart that day.

(5/13/07)

Psalm 5:3

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my request before you and wait in expectation. ~