Promises of God

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 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. 2 peter 1:3-4

We just wrapped up the last full lesson in our Small Group study “The Real God”. The last attribute was learned about was faithfulness. It was so fitting because each of God’s other attributes rely on His faithfulness to not only maintain them, but to allow them to exist without contradiction.  Check out this awesome A.W. Tozer quote from the study that wraps up that thought into pretty words.

“All of God’s acts are consistent with all of His attributes. No attribute contradicts any other, but all harmonize and blend into each other in the infinite abyss of the Godhead…He is at once faithful and immutable, so all His words and acts must be and must remain faithful.”

Isn’t that just cool! Our God is so great!

At the end of the discussion questions it prompted us to pray for each other to trust in the faithfulness of God, and to pray the promises of God over each other. We went through a short reminder of some of those promises as we went in a circle and read a few of God’s promises out loud. God’s promises are life giving. They are true. They are sure. We can always count on them. As we closed it was clear to us that the devil was trying to interfere with our hearing and understanding of God’s great and precious promises.

It was hard to not leave the room discouraged that night because we had just finished this amazing study about who our great God is, we had reminded each other of his wonderful promises, and it seemed like it barely got though to anyone. It’s easy to let the anxiety take over in those moments. It’s easy to want to give up and let the devil have his way. But in those moments, when it feels like there is such tension and animosity between the hearer and God, we pray. We pray that God would break through the hearts and let the promises in. We pray that God would place in their hearts the fire and the passion for loving and serving Christ. We pray that God would help us to remain faithful as He is faithful. We claim those great and precious promises.

Sunday morning Christianity isn’t enough for me. Living room Christianity isn’t enough for me. I want the life changing variety, the kind that permeates the very essence of who I am. So I pray that God changes me. So I pray that He starts the revival in my soul and in my heart. I pray that He gives me the courage to let that revival come out and transfer to others and that the little flicker that He gives me goes to someone else, and before we know it lives are being changed.

Join me in praying for revival to take place. Not only in your church and in this country, but in your heart. As you make that prayer, remember some of the great and precious promises that God has made to us.

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6

The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm. Exodus 14:14

“For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake,
But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you,
And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,”
Says the Lord who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

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