Usually a rainbow is best seen against a stormy backdrop. When we’ve grabbed the umbrella – raced out to our car to avoid getting soaked – in a quiet moment we can see something that never would have been there without the rain. A promise, too, is best seen, best received when the tumult of life has rocked what is usually steady.
The promise doesn’t mean there won’t be more rain, more storm clouds. But it gives hope that lies just beyond them. (Continue Reading…)
Today, I’m over at Single Matters, looking at promises and what to do when it seems like your promise is never going to come to pass. Join the discussion HERE!
How many have seen a professed Christian blatantly live in the world by worldly standards. I am not talking about the slip up, but instead the attitude of intent that they need not live by God’s standards.
“For you are to cross over the Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the Lord your God is giving you. And when you possess it and live in it, you shall be careful to do all the statutes and the rules that I am setting before you today.” (Deuteronomy 11:31, 32 ESV)
“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” (Deuteronomy 30:19, 20 ESV)
God has given us a promise,He has given us the Holy Spirit, He given us refuge, and allows for us to live with Him in our house, in our life. We must not just simply possess it or proclaim that we Are Christian, but instead we must live in it. Abiding by His guidance, rules, discipline and in His mercy, love and grace. Please be encouraged today that there is one and only one God who loves you more than you could ever imagine, more than the feeling of infatuation or lust. True Passionate Love. And He wants you to not only know of His name and possess His word, but to live in it.