Tuesday, May 31, 2011

WFW ~ THE PROMISE of GOD



[source] credit Trevor Bowers
"...our faith in God's promises can increase day by day, year by year. These present words offer helpful insight into being strengthened in faith regarding God’s promises. It is so often the case that the circumstances we are in, cast doubt upon the promises God has made." ~ Christian Images...

Abraham didn't focus on his own impotence and say, "It's hopeless. This hundred-year-old body could never father a child." Nor did he survey Sarah's decades of infertility and give up. He didn't tiptoe around God's promise asking cautiously skeptical questions. He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, sure that God would make good on what he had said. That's why it is said, "Abraham was declared fit before God by trusting God to set him right." But it's not just Abraham; it's also us!    The same thing gets said about us when we embrace and believe the One who brought Jesus to life when the conditions were equally hopeless. The sacrificed Jesus made us fit for God, set us right with God. 
Romans 4:19-25 ~ The Message

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10 comments:

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

Just love meditating on that song at the beginning of your blog. "The Power of His Love."
And in His power, He is faithful to carry out His promises. True, our circumstances do discourage us from trusting His promises. Praise Him for His forgiveness and grace to start again fresh and new each day.

Blessings,
Janis

Beth in NC said...

Wonderful post! I stand on His promises.

Bless you,
Beth

Stefanie Brown said...

What an encouraging word!
Happy WFW!

lori said...

Yes! Yes! YES! "Abraham was declared fit before God by trusting God to set him right." To be declared fit before God is just an awesome thought and to know it's OURS is just overwhelming!!

Love this!
peace,
lori

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

More wonderfully encouraging Bible verses. And I LOVE that photo - so restful to see! Thank you for this delightful Word-Filled Wednesday as well! It went especially well with my own Bible study in the book of Acts where Stephen was talking about Abraham. :)

Twinkle Mom @ Sunflower Faith said...

Powerful Powerful reminder...we are not fit for God when we decide, but we are fit for Him, in His own time...wow..love this!

ozjane said...

May we always be fully persuaded.

From the Heart said...

Thank you for this verse also. God is speaking to me this morning through WFW.

Susan said...

Oh what a GREAT word, needed this one today.

Hope you have a blessed day today♥

Alida said...

Thank you for this word... May I never waiver in trusting His promises!!

joy & blessings to you,
Alida