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|Posted on January 25, 2014 at 8:13 PM||comments (13)|
2 Corinthians 1:20 "For no matter how many promises God has made, they are 'yes' in Christ."
Psalm 145:13b "The LORD is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made."
I was thinking about promises today. All the promises made to me - some have been kept and some not. All the promises I have made - some I have kept and some I have not. I don't believe anyone promises without the full intent of keeping the promise; however life happens, circumstances change, pressures come in, and the promise made is dropped or forgotten by us. Mercy is essential. We truly need to be a bit slower in promising things, this is like a vow. Stop and think, pause, before you make a promise. Let your words be 'yes' and 'no'.
I received a word of intent from someone last week and it did not come to past. I am not angry or disappointed, just aware that promises may not come to fruition and so hold them lightly. I have also been reminded of the promises God has made to His children, those who are dedicated to Him and serve Him and Him alone. God's promises are faithful and true. He never changes. Our lives may change and circumstances may change, people around us may change, BUT God never changes and His Word always remains true and fast. No matter what.
We must trust Him with the timing and remain faithful to Him, believing His promises will come to past.
What a comfort that is! How grateful I am! Let is lean on our God and His faithful and true Word. Let us trust in Him. Let us not be moved, or discouraged or brought to anger over a promise broken from our fellow man. Remember, you break your promises too. Be mindful of your 'promises'!
- Pastor Sandi