SUNSETBREEZE05's SparkPeople Blog SUNSETBREEZE05's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Colossians 3:3 (WEB) <BR> For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. <BR> <BR> Promise #68: Your old life is dead and your new life is hid with Christ in Me. <BR> <BR> The reality for everyone who has received the free gift of eternal life is that their old life is passed away and everything has become new in Christ. To better appreciate today's promise, I think we should... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 13:05:57 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Revelation 3:21 (WEB) <BR> He who overcomes, I will give to him to sit down with me on my throne, <BR> as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father on his throne. <BR> <BR> Promise #58: Those who overcome will sit with My Son on His throne. <BR> <BR> The atonement that we have in Christ is absolutely amazing! When Jesus died on the cross, He exchanged His life for our life, so tha... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:10:38 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 2 Corinthians 6:18 (WEB) <BR> I will be to you a Father. <BR> You will be to me sons and daughters,’ <BR> says the Lord Almighty.” <BR> <BR> Promise #38: I will be a real Father to you. <BR> <BR> In my opinion, this one promise summarizes all New Testament revelation. God's desire for all of us is that He would be our real Father. That is why Jesus came to the earth two thousand years ago... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 17:27:53 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 103:19 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh has established his throne in the heavens. <BR> His kingdom rules over all. <BR> <BR> Promise #32: I am seated in the heavens and My kingdom reigns over all. <BR> <BR> In Psalm 103:19, King David tells that God has prepared His throne in heaven and His kingdom reigns over everything in the universe. While this might be something that we all can agree on, do w... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:25:02 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Joshua 23:14 (WEB) <BR> “Behold, today I am going the way of all the earth. You know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which Yahweh your God spoke concerning you. All have happened to you. Not one thing has failed of it. <BR> <BR> Promise #31: Not one of My promises will ever fail you. <BR> <BR> I would encourage you to read ... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:44:49 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 Peter 5:4 (WEB) <BR> When the chief Shepherd is revealed, <BR> you will receive the crown of glory that doesn’t fade away. <BR> <BR> Promise #29: When Jesus appears, you will receive a crown of glory that will never dim. <BR> <BR> You may ask the question... why will we receive a crown of glory? The simple answer is that since we are part of God's royal family, we all get to wear a crow... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 12:57:45 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Romans 8:37 (WEB) <BR> No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors <BR> through him who loved us. <BR> <BR> Promise #28: You are more than a conqueror through My love in Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> Just before today's promise in verse 35, the Apostle Paul talks about some of the hardships that can come against the beloved of the Lord... Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 14:52:49 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 84:11 (WEB) <BR> For Yahweh God is a sun and a shield. <BR> Yahweh will give grace and glory. <BR> He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly. <BR> <BR> Promise #25: I will not withhold anything good from those with an upright heart. <BR> <BR> God is good and every good and perfect gift comes from His hand (James 1:17). Today's promise once again reaffirms this truth.... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:54:56 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 Corinthians 10:13 (WEB) <BR> No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. <BR> God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, <BR> but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, <BR> that you may be able to endure it. <BR> <BR> Promise #23: I will not let you be tested beyond what you can endure. <BR> <BR> Jesus told us in John 1... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:24:31 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 Peter 5:7 (WEB) <BR> casting all your worries on him, <BR> because he cares for you. <BR> <BR> Promise #22: Cast all your worries on Me, for I really care about you. <BR> <BR> I have not yet met a person on this earth who has not had an anxious thought at some point or another. I think that most of us have lots of anxious thoughts to deal with. Why do we worry? Probably because we thin... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:38:16 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Jeremiah 29:13 (WEB) <BR> You shall seek me, and find me, <BR> when you shall search for me with all your heart. <BR> <BR> Promise #20: If you search for Me with all your heart, you will find Me. <BR> <BR> When my children were young, one of the games that I would play with them was called 'hide and seek'. I would hide and then they would try to find me. The game is pretty simple and lots... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:59:44 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Proverbs 3:11-12 (WEB) <BR> 11 My son, don’t despise Yahweh’s discipline, neither be weary of his reproof: 12 for whom Yahweh loves, he reproves; even as a father reproves the son in whom he delights. <BR> <BR> Promise #17: I will discipline you in love as a father who loves his children. <BR> <BR> When we think of being disciplined, we usually default to our own life experience of what ... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:53:49 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hebrews 13:20-21 (WEB) <BR> 20 Now may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant, our Lord Jesus, 21 make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. <BR> <BR> Promise #16: I will provide... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:05:40 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ezekiel 36:26-27 (WEB) <BR> 26 I will also give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you shall keep my ordinances, and do them. <BR> <BR> Promise #10: I have given you a new heart and put My own Spiri... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:13:23 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Isaiah 26:3 (WEB) <BR> You will keep whoever’s mind is steadfast in perfect peace, <BR> because he trusts in you. <BR> <BR> Promise #350: You will have perfect peace if you keep focused on Me. <BR> <BR> The New Living Translation Bible says Isaiah 26:3 this way... You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! (NLT) I used to think that if I cou... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:26:27 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Deuteronomy 1:30 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh your God who goes before you, he will fight for you, <BR> according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, <BR> <BR> Promise #347: I will go before you and fight your battles. <BR> <BR> I love this photo of lightning that is the backdrop of today's promise. Such a picture of power released from heaven in such a short time. May this imag... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:32:14 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 John 3:1 (WEB) <BR> Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, <BR> that we should be called children of God! <BR> For this cause the world doesn’t know us, <BR> because it didn’t know him. <BR> <BR> Promise #345: I lavish My great love on My children. <BR> <BR> The greatest display of our Father's love is that He would call us His children. There is no higher honor or m... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 20:33:25 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 121:3 (WEB) <BR> He will not allow your foot to be moved. <BR> He who keeps you will not slumber. <BR> <BR> Promise #343: I will not let you fall, for I am watching over you day and night. <BR> <BR> God does not sleep and He does not slumber. He watches over us day and night so that we will not stumble and fall. The image that comes to mind as I write today's devotional is that of a... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:54:33 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Matthew 5:48 (WEB) <BR> Therefore you shall be perfect, <BR> just as your Father in heaven is perfect. <BR> <BR> Promise #342: I am the perfect Father. <BR> <BR> In the Old Testament, God was revealed through over 300 different names (ie Jehovah, El Shaddai, Adonai, etc.) but in the New Testament, Jesus reveals God through one name, and that name is 'Father'. God is all about being a F... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 11:46:33 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 27:10 (WEB) <BR> When my father and my mother forsake me, <BR> then Yahweh will take me up. <BR> <BR> Promise #341: If your parents reject you, I will take you in. <BR> <BR> It was King David who wrote Psalm 27 and penned the words "When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up" (KJV). David was called a man after God's own heart and had a revelation of God... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:20:48 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 100:3 (WEB) <BR> Know that Yahweh, he is God. It is he who has made us, and we are his. <BR> We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. <BR> <BR> Promise #339: I am your God and you are the sheep of My pasture. <BR> <BR> In today's promise, we are reminded that we are God's people, the sheep of His pasture. There are many references to us being sheep in the Bible. Jesus said i... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:14:52 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 119:73 (WEB) <BR> Your hands have made me and formed me. <BR> Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments. <BR> <BR> Promise #337: I created you with My own hands. <BR> <BR> In today's promise, the psalmist declares that God's own hands created him. What a glorious thought! It makes me think of the tender creation process when our God and Father formed Adam out of t... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 15:51:29 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ephesians 3:14-15 (WEB) <BR> 14 For this cause, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, <BR> 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, <BR> <BR> Promise #336: My family in heaven and on earth is named after Me. <BR> <BR> All fatherhood is derived from the one and only true Father God. The Amplified Bible says Ephesians 3:15 this way... For Whom every... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:38:49 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ephesians 4:6 (WEB) <BR> one God and Father of all, who is over all, <BR> and through all, and in us all. <BR> <BR> Promise #335: I am God and Father over all creation. <BR> <BR> The Apostle Paul tells us in today's promise that the Fatherhood of God is the absolute foundation of all that exists in the universe. To grasp the context of this promise, let's read Ephesians 4:4-6 in the Worl... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:21:17 EST <img src="">1 Kings 8:56 (WEB) <BR> <BR> “Blessed be Yahweh, who has given rest to his people Israel, <BR> according to all that he promised. <BR> There has not failed one word of all his good promise, <BR> which he promised by Moses his servant. <BR> <BR> Promise #334: Every word of every promise that I have made will come to pass. <BR> <BR> God is not a man that He should lie. Every promise that He has ma... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:13:14 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hebrews 11:16 (WEB) <BR> But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. <BR> Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, <BR> for he has prepared a city for them. <BR> <BR> Promise #333: An everlasting city awaits you, for I am not ashamed to be called your God. <BR> <BR> Our God and Father has prepared a city for us that will last forever. He has done ... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:04:52 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 2 Corinthians 4:17 (WEB) <BR> For our light affliction, which is for the moment, <BR> works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory; <BR> <BR> Promise #332: The eternal glory that is in store for you far surpasses your present troubles. <BR> <BR> I find it interesting that Paul refers to his own struggles as a 'light affliction'. This is a man who was stoned, shipwre... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:48:54 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Matthew 5:3 (WEB) <BR> “Blessed are the poor in spirit, <BR> for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. <BR> <BR> Promise #329: I will bless the poor in spirit with My kingdom. <BR> <BR> We live in an upside down Kingdom. 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 says that God has chosen the poor of this world to shame the rich, the weak to shame the strong, the foolish things of the world to shame the wise. I am... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:07:03 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ephesians 3:17 (WEB) <BR> that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; <BR> to the end that you, being rooted and grounded in love, <BR> <BR> Promise #327: I will root your heart in the depths of My love. <BR> <BR> 1 John 4:16 says that God is love. The Triune God... Father, Son & Holy Spirit is the perfect expression of love and we are caught up in the very center of their love r... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:01:57 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Deuteronomy 11:13-14 (WEB) <BR> 13 It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to my commandments which I command you this day, to love Yahweh your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 that I will give the rain of your land in its season, the former rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, and your new wine, and your oil. <BR> <BR> Pro... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:04:16 EST <img src=""> <BR> Luke 10:19 (WEB) <BR> Behold, I give you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, <BR> and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will in any way hurt you. <BR> <BR> Promise #324: I will give you power over the enemy and nothing will hurt you. <BR> <BR> Jesus is our Lord, our Savior and our friend. He is also our big brother and our protector. In today's promise, Jesus encourages us tha... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:13:59 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Nahum 1:7 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; <BR> and he knows those who take refuge in him. <BR> <BR> Promise #323: I will be your safe place in difficult times. <BR> <BR> The NIV Bible says Nahum 1:7 this way... The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, (NIV) In Ecclesiastes it says that there is a season for all t... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:52:50 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 2 Chronicles 16:9 (WEB) <BR> For the eyes of Yahweh run back and forth throughout the whole earth, <BR> to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. <BR> Herein you have done foolishly; for from henceforth you shall have wars.” <BR> <BR> Promise #322: I look throughout the earth to strengthen those who belong to Me. <BR> <BR> God is always watching us.... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:21:16 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Matthew 7:7 (WEB) <BR> “Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. <BR> Knock, and it will be opened for you. <BR> <BR> Promise #321: Just ask and you will receive. <BR> <BR> My friend David Costello, took this photograph while he was on a sailing trip to Antarctica. I never cease being amazed at the handiwork of our Father in creation in some of the most remote places on th... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:52:41 EST 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (WEB) <BR> 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, <BR> who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, <BR> 17 comfort your hearts and establish you in every good work and word. <BR> <BR> Promise #319: I will comfort you with My everlasting encouragement. <BR> <BR> The NIV Bible says 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 this way... 16May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encou... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:17:35 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Isaiah 44:3 (WEB) <BR> For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and streams on the dry ground. <BR> I will pour my Spirit on your seed, and my blessing on your offspring: <BR> <BR> Promise #318: I will shower My Spirit and My blessings on your offspring. <BR> <BR> My wife and I live just a few minutes drive from Niagara Falls, Canada. I couldn't think of a more appropriate photo to il... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 23:21:08 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hebrews 10:22 (WEB) <BR> let’s draw near with a true heart in fullness of faith, <BR> having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, <BR> and having our body washed with pure water, <BR> <BR> Promise #311: Draw near to Me and I will cleanse you from an evil conscience. <BR> <BR> An evil conscience is a guilty conscience. When we feel guilty, we feel shame. When we feel shame, we wa... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 10:50:53 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Romans 8:2 (WEB) <BR> For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus <BR> made me free from the law of sin and of death. <BR> <BR> Promise #309: The Spirit of life in Christ has set you free from sin and death. <BR> <BR> In life as we know it, there are two laws at work. The law of the Spirit of life in Jesus and the law of sin and death. There are many other analogies in the Bible tha... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 09:42:35 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 139:1-3 (WEB) <BR> 1 Yahweh, you have searched me, and you know me. <BR> 2 You know my sitting down and my rising up. You perceive my thoughts from afar. <BR> 3 You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. <BR> <BR> Promise #308: I know everything about you and am mindful of all your ways. <BR> <BR> Have you ever walked into a room full of people y... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 14:04:16 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Deuteronomy 7:6 (WEB) <BR> For you are a holy people to Yahweh your God: <BR> Yahweh your God has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, <BR> above all peoples who are on the face of the earth. <BR> <BR> Promise #307: I have chosen you to be My own treasured possession. <BR> <BR> This declaration of love was spoken over the nation of Israel. God had set them apart for Himself ... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 09:49:52 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> James 1:12 (WEB) <BR> Blessed is the man who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, <BR> he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him. <BR> <BR> Promise #304: I promise a crown of life to all who love Me despite their trials. <BR> <BR> God has made a promise to all those who love Him. He has promised each one of us a crown of life that we wi... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:11:05 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hebrews 12:28 (WEB) <BR> Therefore, receiving a Kingdom that can’t be shaken, let us have grace, <BR> through which we serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe, <BR> <BR> Promise #303: I am giving you a kingdom that can never be shaken. <BR> <BR> Even the most rock solid mountains on this planet can be shaken. The highest mountain can crumble at the blast of our Father's nostrils. Wa... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 12:11:23 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Revelation 2:11 (WEB) <BR> He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. <BR> He who overcomes won’t be harmed by the second death. <BR> <BR> Promise #301: Those who overcome will not be hurt by the second death. <BR> <BR> We have an amazing future in store for us! We do not have to be afraid of judgment because Jesus Himself promises that those who overcome will... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:28:10 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Romans 8:16-17 (WEB) <BR> 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God; <BR> 17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; <BR> if indeed we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him. <BR> <BR> Promise #300: Jesus is happy to share His inheritance with you. <BR> <BR> This is one of my most favorite passages in the ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:43:29 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Philippians 4:7 (WEB) <BR> And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, <BR> will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. <BR> <BR> Promise #298: My great peace will guard your heart and thoughts in Jesus. <BR> <BR> God wants to impart a peace to us that is so deep and so profound that our minds can't actually fathom it! The Prince of Peace Himself is offering us ... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:30:14 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 34:7 (WEB) <BR> The angel of Yahweh encamps around those who fear him, <BR> and delivers them. <BR> <BR> Promise #293: My angels will surround all who fear Me. <BR> <BR> There are many references in the Bible that talk about angels and how they relate to God's people. In Psalm 91:11 we read that God commands His angels to take care of us. In Hebrews 1:14 angels are called ministerin... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:37:07 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (WEB) <BR> 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we don’t wage war according to the flesh; 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds, 5 throwing down imaginations and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ; <BR> ... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:51:55 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Exodus 14:14 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh will fight for you, and you shall be still.” <BR> <BR> Promise #290: If you remain still, I will do your fighting for you. <BR> <BR> In today's promise, we have an amazing assurance that the God who spoke the entire universe into existence will fight for us if we will only remain still. The NIV Bible says this verse this way...The LORD will fight for you; yo... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:08:20 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 John 4:16 (WEB) <BR> We know and have believed the love which God has for us. <BR> God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, <BR> and God remains in him. <BR> <BR> Promise #287: If you make your home in love, you live in Me and I live in you. <BR> <BR> The WEB Bible says that if we remain in love, we remain in God. We could also translate this to mean that if we make our ... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:56:20 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 138:8 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh will fulfill that which concerns me; <BR> your loving kindness, Yahweh, endures forever. <BR> Don’t forsake the works of your own hands. <BR> <BR> Promise #286: I will fulfill My purpose for your life because My mercy endures forever. <BR> <BR> In this psalm, King David makes the declaration that God will fulfill His purpose for his life because His great lo... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:22:55 EST