Stand On The Promises of God
‘ As the rain and snow come down from heaven and stay upon the ground to water the earth, and cause the grain to grow and to produce seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry, so also is my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It shall accomplish all I want it to and prosper everywhere I send it.’
– Isaiah 55:10–11 (TLB)
Note the certainty of God’s promise. God’s word“always produces fruit. It shall accomplish all I want it to and prosper everywhere I send it.”
Picture God’s words falling like rain from heaven on you. Imagine these promises as gentle spring showers. Receive them. Allow them to land on you, to soak you.
I’m trusting that God’s words will prosper in your life. Will you join me in believing this promise?
According to Peter, God’s promises aren’t just great; they are “very great.” They aren’t just valuable; they are “precious”.
2 Peter 1:4 – ‘ through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.’
To bind them around your neck is to adorn yourself with the finest jewels of the universe. It is through the great and precious promises that we participate in the divine nature of God. They lead us into a new reality, a holy environment.
They are direction signs intended to guide us away from the toxic swampland and into the clean air of heaven. They sit like golden stones in the pathway to God’s world. They are strong boulders that form the bridge over which we walk from our sin to salvation.
Promises are the stitching in the spine of the Bible.
The American evangelist Dwight Moody said it this way:
Let a man feed for a month on the promises of God, and he will not talk about his poverty. . . . If you would only go from Genesis to Revelation and see all the promises made by God to Abraham, to Isaac, to Jacob, to the Jews and the Gentiles, and to all His people everywhere; if you would spend a month feeding on the precious promises of God, you would not go about . . . complaining about how poor you are, but you would lift up your heads with confidence and proclaim the riches of His Grace because you could not help it.
Let’s be what we were made to be—People of the Promise.
Keep declaring the word.
Say it out loud.
Fill your lungs with air and your heart with hope, and let the devil himself hear you declare your belief in God’s goodness.
We are building our lives on the promises of God. Because his Word is unbreakable, our hope is unshakable.
We do not stand on the problems of life or the pain in life. We stand on the great and precious promises of God.
(Adapted From Unshakeable Hope by Max Lucado)
In Jesus Name I declare
I’m Standing on the promises of Christ my King
Through eternal ages let his praises ring
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing
Standing on the promises of God
Standing on the promises, I cannot fall
Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call
Resting in my Savior as my all in all
Standing on the promises of God.
Standing on the promises of God my Savior
I’m standing on the promises of God
In Jesus Name. Amen.