Friday, March 6, 2009

I Promise!

If my wife were to ask me to do something, say clean out the garage, I could respond in a couple of ways. 'No" would not be one of them. Here is what I was thinking.

  • Sure, I will get to as soon as I can.
  • I will see what I can do.
  • Maybe next week I can get to it.
  • I hope I have time to do just that.
  • Not sure I can do that right now but I will keep it on my list of things to do.

These are not the most reassuring responses. But if I say, "I promise I will clean out the garage by Monday." Or if I say, "I promise I will do it today." My wife would believe that I would do it. First of all my word should be good enough but when you add the 'PROMISE' it adds an additional guarantee the work will be done.

God's word is true and what God says will come to past.

1 Kings 8:56 "Praise the LORD who has given rest to His people Israel, just as He promised. Not one word has failed of all the wonderful promises He gave through His servant Moses.

Psalms 12:6 The LORD's promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.

Psalms 18:30 God's way is perfect. All the LORD's promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection.

Psalms 91:4 He will cover you with His feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

Psalms 145:13 For Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule throughout all generations. The LORD always keeps His promises; He is gracious in all He does.

Romans 4:21 . . God is able to do whatever He promises.

Romans 15:4 . . . And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God's promises to be fulfilled.

So what has God promised you? Get ready because it's coming to past. It has too.