Yes in Him

For all the promises of God find their Yes in Him.—2 Corinthians 1:20

Maybe you are like me, and you have had one too many people break the promise they make to you. You find it hard to trust people whose word doesn’t seem to follow through on what they say they will deliver.

Today, I remind you, and myself, of this Good News:

ALL of God’s promises come to pass because of who He is.

Really.

He is 100% good, kind, loving, devoted to you. He has plans for your future to give you hope on the journey you walk together as they come to pass.

God is 100% pure, holy, truth. He cannot lie, for there is no shadow or darkness hidden in Him at all.

He is 100% worthy of our trust, for He has our best always on His mind and heart.

If God gives you a promise, it WILL come to pass.

Especially on the days when we let each other down or are hurt by one another’s words, actions or lack of follow through, be reminded of the assurance we have in Him:

ALL His promises come to pass in Him.

Yes! Yes! Yes!

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wrapping Words

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:18

12 short words.

Unwrapping His promise.

Encompassing the Father’s heart, the Present of Jesus,
the Presence of Holy Spirit.

God initiated.
God with us.
Embraced into His family.
Present, wherever we are.
Spoken by God to us.

Wrap His words around yourself  and live cloaked,
well covered in the knowing:
He has chosen YOU.
He loves YOU.
He will not leave YOU alone.
He is coming for YOU.

12 words, simply put, from His heart to yours.

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Part of this post was also seen this week at: Remade Ministries

Sunday Psalm: Your Promises is on His way

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I fall to my knees again, Lord
and humble myself at Your feet.
I can only bring You myself
as I am
as my offering today.
My mind
is full of Your goodness
My heart
overwhelmed by Your Grace
My mouth
longs to shout & sing Your Praise
My spirit
leaps with joy in Your Presence
My body
is broken
and in need of Your strength
My hope
has been wavering
as I have hit this season
of tides and waves

You remind me
through Your Presence
that Your plans
will come pass!
I may struggle
to hold my balance
in the gale force winds
and to cling to You
as they rage
but my Foundation
will not be shaken,
You, my Rock
are the ever constant
I can depend on.
The Refuge
I can always find myself
safe within,
the ever loving protective
grip of Your embrace
will never let me go.

I may not know
the why, how or when,
but i know Who has spoken,
I know Your heart for me,
and I can trust Your love
even when I can’t see
the way out,
the way through or
the way ahead.
But You can.

As I press in,
and rest myself
in Your Presence
You help me to see
what You want me
to focus on next.

You are the Promise
that never fails.
You will always
come to my rescue,
provide for me,
and love me
through the rest of my life
and beyond.

“My Promise will come,”
Your Spirit reminds mine.
“Wait, and see, that I am good.
Hold on to Me.”

#SundayPsalm
#singanewpsalm

beaten not defeated

I’m pressed but not crushed persecuted not abandoned
Struck down but not destroyed
I’m blessed beyond the curse for His promise will endure
for His joy’s gonna be my strength
Though the sorrow may last for the night, joy comes in the morning!

Darrell Evans, Trading my Sorrows

When I fail or slide the slippery slope into sin, I have a habit of wallowing in it.

It ain’t pretty.

It isn’t necessary.

Freedom awaits!

God reminds me He is more than enough to meet ALL of me:

He is my Saviour
all my sins are made white as snow when I approach the cross, each and every one.

He is my Freedom
because of the cross, and who He is, God can break any chain that may bind me, and set me free into wholeness and wide open spaces of grace!

He is my Provider
all my needs are met in Him.

He is my Healer
in every way, He can heal me- physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually

He is my Protector
He is my safety, my shield, who keeps me safe & protects me

He is my Song
He sings over us! Like a lullaby, reassuring us He is near.

He is my Source
as my Maker, I can bring all things to Him, as He knows all things!

He is the Giver of Gifts
all our gifts, talents & blessings come from His hand

He is my Peace
He calms the raging torrents within me in the battles

He is Present, God with us
God is always here.
There with us.
Waiting for us.

This is just a few examples of how despite hard times and circumstances, God’s got our back & is helping us make a way through the storms in our lives.

I am never defeated when I run to God in the skirmishes.

I may be pressed for His fragrance to be more easily released afterwards, but not destroyed by the enemy’s attack.

I may be persecuted because of the One who will never abandon me; my constant, rock solid, for me God.

I am blessed beyond the curse as I am His, and He is mine. His Presence brings blessings that far outweigh any hardship the enemy tries to curse me with.

His promise will endure, forever.
God never changes, and what He has promised comes to pass. What He has spoken comes to life. What He whispers to us sinks into our souls and grows new hope within.

My Joy will arrive. He rides a white horse, and has written my name on His love pierced hands, and He will come for His people in a triumph which leaves me breathless with anticipation.

His Spirit stirs the joy within me every morning that I am not alone, and this God who loves me so wants to be known by me, and to pour out His devotion for me 24/7, 365, and into infinity & beyond!

May you too jump into the Word, and find the names of who God is. May He reveal to you His heart as you do, and draw you closer than you could ever imagine as you invest in seeking Him first.

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keeper of my heart

In the past few days, a lot has gone amuck in my life.

Our dishwasher & dryer both died.
My son’s timetable is not right for his grade 12 year.
I feel like crap with aches and joint pain.
Money is tight, and its a shorter work week now.
I just dropped my daughter off to catch the train to school, my husband at emerge for a possible kidney issue, and am about to wake my son for his last first day at high school, all in the past hour.

Yet through it all, I have a deep abiding sense of peace.

Am I afraid? Am I fearful we won’t have enough for our needs? A smidge, but i keep reminding myself who holds my heart.

God.

He is the keeper of my heart, that entangled throbbing mess of emotions, hopes, dreams,hurts, brokenness and fears all rolled into one.

I can rest knowing somehow, someway, He will take all of this and weave it into His plan for my good, my family’s good.

For He promises me a hope and a future, not just in heaven, but here on earth. He has a plan to make my life make sense when i will look back on it one day.

And His character never changes.

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He always loves.
Forgives.
Shows mercy.
Showers grace.
Welcomes me home.
Covers me.

He has proved Himself trustworthy in previous storms in my life, why would He stop now?

As a worshipper, music (melody and lyrics) is very important to me. It seems I worship more when things are going awry than when they are going well. 

My need highlights His ability to meet it all the more.

So I will not despair, although I don’t know what the outcomes will be.

He has never let me go since becoming His, and will not let His grasp slip now.

When all else fades away, that He is all I need becomes more evident.

Keeper of my heart,
I lift my eyes to You,
Maker of the Heavens.
Standing in Your Presence,
You are never far,
Keeper of my Heart.
(variation on chorus of ‘Keeper of My Heart’ by Kari Jobe)

better things ahead

When your life is filled with potholes, valleys and pain, its hard to see the mountains.

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But God,
the eternal
forever
all powerful
Provider
Redeemer
Restorer
More than able
Healer
Lover of our souls
Maker of heaven & earth
Before all time
promises….
We have good things coming.
Good things are in store for us up ahead.

Just because we can see them, doesn’t mean they aren’t there in our future.

Like me, you may have experienced horrors you were almost crushed by.
You are still here.

You may have had your dignity and innocence stripped away against your will.
You are still here.

You may have felt loneliness to the point of despair, and almost lost yourself in the depths you found there.
You are still here.

If you believe in God,
know He is for you,
you need to believe His word will come to pass
and He is who He says He is.

For you are still here,
which is not an accident.

You are still here
because God made a way for you to make it through your past.

You have good things ahead in store for you.

Its time to let down your burdens,
step away from your past,
(which is your history but not you)
let God in,
and begin to hope,
dream,
soar again.

With God, there is no such thing as too far gone, or too big a situation for Him to enter into on your behalf.

“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.

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.

Jeremiah 29:11 MSG