Welcome! I am so excited to be hosting this weekly link up bringing praises to our heavenly Father! I want this to be a community of praise, giving God all the glory!! Feel free to link posts, past or present; vlogs; praise and worship music; whatever expresses praise to God for YOU! Be sure to grab the big pink button at the right so we can encourage others to link up and share their stories of praise! Then be sure to visit all those who link up!
Praise Him for His Promises
“Cross my heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye.”
We’ve all said that at one time or another, right? Maybe we were very young, and probably our pinky finger was intertwined with someone else’s. It was a vow or a covenant… a promise we were making to a friend that we would never, ever break. And then we did.
As humans, we make a lot of mistakes. Making promises we can’t keep can often be one of those mistakes. I have made quite a few myself as a parent. I always have good intentions, but I can never really pull it off.
Not so with God. He never makes promises He can’t keep. His promises are permanent and binding. We can always be assured that He will do what He says He will do.
She Reads Truth has just finished doing a 21-day devotion on God’s promises. It has touched me so deeply that I have made it my topic for teaching this month in my Sunday School class. The Bible is full of His truth: promises that He will always keep… and He will never let us down.
One of my favorite verses of scripture is Jeremiah 29:11. I wrote a post about it here.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
He has plans for our life. This is a PROMISE. We are not just wandering this world with no purpose! He created us for a specific purpose, a specific plan and He will use us to fulfill that plan to the glory of His Kingdom! I can face any trial, any suffering that comes my way because I know His plan is bigger. His plan gives me hope.
But there is more!! There is Jeremiah 29:12!!!
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
The God who created the heavens and the earth; the God who placed all the stars in the sky and set the world in motion; the God who knows every hair on my head and has made a plan for my life… He will listen to me when I pray!! Listen!!!
He won’t just hear me… all moms out there know what I mean. There is a big difference between hearing and listening. Hearing means you heard what I said… but more than likely it went in one ear and out the other. Listening means you have given me your attention. You are taking my words to heart. You are showing me that what I say is important to you. GOD DOES THAT. When we pray, he not only hears our prayers… he listens!
Lord, I praise you that you listen to my prayers! I am so unworthy of your attention and yet you promise that you will give it to me. Never let me take that for granted, Lord!!
Now, it’s your turn! Link up your stories of praise!! To God be all the glory! Make sure to link directly to your post, not just your homepage!