SUNSETBREEZE05's SparkPeople Blog SUNSETBREEZE05's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (WEB) He res... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:38:27 EST Psalm 116:6 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh preserves the simple. <BR> I was brought low, and he saved me. <BR> <BR> Promise #27: I will guard those with a childlike heart. <BR> <BR> The New Living Translation Bible says Psalm 116:6 this way... The Lord protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and he saved me. (NLT) In Luke 18:15-17, Jesus tells His disciples that the kingdom of God belongs to little children and unless they change and become like little children themselves, they would not... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:22:06 EST Psalm 146:9 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh preserves the foreigners. <BR> He upholds the fatherless and widow, <BR> but the way of the wicked he turns upside down. <BR> <BR> Promise #26: I look after foreigners and I help the fatherless and the widow. <BR> <BR> God's heart is always out for the underdog. He is always looking to protect those who cannot protect themselves. That is just part of His character. In today's promise, Psalm 146:9 says that God looks after foreigners in a strange land and helps ... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:29:17 EST 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (WEB) <BR> 4 Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, <BR> 5 doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, <BR> takes no account of evil; 6 doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; <BR> 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. <BR> <BR> Promise #24: My love will persevere through every situation. <BR> <BR> The Greek word for love u... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:08:04 EST 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 16:33 that in the world we will have trouble. Sadly, bad things do happen to good people. We all experie... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:34:35 EST 1 Peter 5:7 (WEB) <BR> casting all your worries on him, 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 think that we will somehow change the outcome into something better by obsessing over it. Jesus tells us in Matt... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:29:08 EST Psalm 97:10 (WEB) <BR> You who love Yahweh, hate evil. <BR> He preserves the souls of his saints. <BR> He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. <BR> <BR> Promise #21: I will shield your life and deliver you from the wicked. <BR> <BR> God is our protector. God is our defender and He promises to shield us and deliver us from the hand of the wicked. The New Living Translation says Psalm 27:10 this way... You who love the Lord, hate evil! He protects the lives of his godly people and ... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:03:01 EST 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 of fun. The whole point of this exercise was that they would eventually find me... and that was the b... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:15:28 EST 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 every good thing you need to do My will. <BR> <BR> Our God and Father is the source of all that we n... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:45:30 EST Fat <img src=""> <img src=""> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:14:26 EST Psalm 37:24 (WEB) <BR> Though he stumble, he shall not fall, <BR> for Yahweh holds him up with his hand. <BR> <BR> Promise #15: I will take hold of your hand to keep you from falling. <BR> <BR> The fear of failing is a powerful motivator to keep us from doing things that require some form of risk. If we believe that we will be rejected by God if we stumble and fall, then we may not be willing to risk at all. I love today's promise because it clearly shows that it doesn't bother the Lord... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:25:53 EST John 3:34 (WEB) <BR> For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; <BR> for God gives the Spirit without measure. <BR> <BR> Promise #14: I give My Spirit in unlimited measure. <BR> <BR> In John 3:34, John the Baptist is referring to Jesus when He makes this statement... For he is sent by God. He speaks God’s words, for God gives him the Spirit without limit. (NIV) If we are united with Christ and co-heirs with Him, then everything that belongs to Jesus belongs to us, right? <BR> <B... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:32:50 EST Psalm 23:2 (WEB) <BR> He makes me lie down in green pastures. <BR> He leads me beside still waters. <BR> <BR> Promise #13: I will give you rest in green pastures and lead you to still waters. <BR> <BR> Psalm 23 is one of my most favorite psalms. In this one chapter, King David draws from his experience of being a shepherd boy to build an analogy of the Lord's shepherding heart towards us. In John 10:11, Jesus clearly makes the connection to Psalm 23 by telling us that He is the Great Shep... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:19:19 EST Philippians 2:13 (WEB) <BR> For it is God who works in you both to will and to work, <BR> for his good pleasure. <BR> <BR> Promise #12: I am at work in your life through the desires of your heart. <BR> <BR> I like how the Amplified Bible translates Philippians 2:13... [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. (... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:58:56 EST Jeremiah 29:11 (WEB) <BR> For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says Yahweh, <BR> thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future. <BR> <BR> Promise #11: My plan for your future is filled with hope. <BR> <BR> When you think of your own future, how do you feel? Are you excited to think of what is ahead or does the thought of the future cause you to be anxious? With an uncertain economy, wars and rumors of wars, etc., it is easy to feel anxious and uncertain a... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 11:34:38 EST Galatians 3:29 (WEB) <BR> If you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed <BR> and heirs according to promise. <BR> <BR> Promise #9: Since you are in Christ, I have made you an heir of all My promises. <BR> <BR> Every one of the promises that God made to Abraham now belongs to us because we belong to Jesus Christ and are now heirs according to the promise. Just think of that for a moment. You are an heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus (Romans 8:17). Every promise that God made to Abr... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 12:10:37 EST Galatians 4:6 (WEB) <BR> And because you are children, <BR> God sent out the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, <BR> “Abba, Father!” <BR> <BR> Promise #8: I sent the Spirit of My Son into your heart so you could call Me Father. <BR> <BR> The greatest gift that the Father could give us was the Spirit of His Son, the Spirit of Sonship. Each one who is born again, carries within their being the very life and nature of Jesus Christ Himself. Galatians 4:7 goes on to say... So you are ... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:26:36 EST John 3:16 (WEB) <BR> For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, <BR> that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. <BR> <BR> Promise #7: I have given you eternal life because you have believed in Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> John 3:16 is one of the most quoted, most loved Bible verses in the New Testament. This Scripture has been used by evangelists over the years to invite many people to come to Christ. The foundation of this much loved verse is a... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 21:56:44 EST Colossians 1:12-13 (WEB) <BR> 12 giving thanks to the Father, who made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; 13 who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of his love; <BR> <BR> Promise #6: I delivered you from darkness into the kingdom of My beloved Son. <BR> <BR> Each one of us were once held captive by the power of darkness before we were set free by the power of Christ and brought into His kingdom. For all wh... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:38:56 EST Ephesians 1:4-5 (WEB) <BR> 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blemish before him in love; 5 having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire, <BR> Promise #5: I chose you to be adopted into My family before creation. <BR> <BR> It pleased the Father to choose us before the foundation of the world. In love, He saw the day when we would say yes to the fre... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:29:14 EST Hebrews 10:23 (WEB) <BR> let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; <BR> for he who promised is faithful. <BR> <BR> Promise #365: Hold fast to the hope you confess, for I am faithful to keep My promises. <BR> <BR> As we wrap up this year and look toward 2015, may God give us the strength today to hold fast to the hope that we confess and not give up. Having the confidence that God is who He says He is and we are who He says we are... let us not waver in our faith so tha... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:28:20 EST Psalm 48:14 (WEB) <BR> For this God is our God forever and ever. <BR> He will be our guide even to death. <BR> <BR> Promise #364: I will guide you to the very end, for I will be your God. <BR> <BR> No matter what we go through in life, God promises to be our God forever and ever. Even if everyone else abandons us on our journey, there is One who has promised to be with us to the very end of our life in this world as we know it. In Matthew 28:20, Jesus promises His disciples that He would b... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:45:53 EST Isaiah 25:8 (WEB) <BR> He has swallowed up death forever! <BR> The Lord Yahweh will wipe away tears from off all faces. <BR> He will take the reproach of his people away from off all the earth, <BR> for Yahweh has spoken it. <BR> <BR> Promise #363: When death is swallowed up, I will wipe every tear from your face. <BR> <BR> As followers of Christ, we have an amazing hope. The hope of eternal life and the hope that one day we will see our God and Father face to face. On that day, when de... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:46:31 EST Revelation 1:5-6 (WEB) <BR> 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and washed us from our sins by his blood; 6 and he made us to be a Kingdom, priests to his God and Father; to him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. <BR> <BR> Promise #362: My Son has made you to be a kingdom of priests to be with Me forever. <BR> <BR> The NIV Bible says that Jesus made us to be a kingdom and p... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 16:35:36 EST Galatians 4:7 (WEB) <BR> So you are no longer a bondservant, but a son; <BR> and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. <BR> <BR> Promise #361: You are no longer a slave, for I have made you My child and My heir. <BR> <BR> When God looks at you, He doesn't see a servant... He sees a son or daughter. When Jesus Christ exchanged His life for our life, something miraculous happened in the heavens. He opened up the way for us to be born into His amazing family. As today's promise says, ... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 14:01:31 EST 2 Corinthians 6:2 (WEB) <BR> for he says, “At an acceptable time I listened to you, in a day of salvation I helped you. <BR> ” Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation. <BR> <BR> Promise #358: Now is the day of salvation and the time to receive My favor. <BR> <BR> The New Living Translation Bible translates 2 Corinthians 6:2 this way... For God says,“At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. ... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:01:38 EST 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 (WEB) <BR> 18 But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed to us the word of reconciliation. <BR> <BR> Promise #357: Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. <BR> <BR> The greatest promise that we could ever receive from our God and Father was the promis... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:09:51 EST Psalm 55:22 (WEB) <BR> Cast your burden on Yahweh, and he will sustain you. <BR> He will never allow the righteous to be moved. <BR> <BR> Promise #356: Cast your burden on Me and I will look after you. <BR> <BR> There are many places in the Bible where we are encouraged to cast all our cares on God. In today's promise, King David invites us in Psalm 55:22 to cast all our burdens on the Lord and He will look after us. The New Living Translation Bible says Psalm 55:22 this way... Give your ... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:28:16 EST Ephesians 3:16 (WEB) <BR> that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, <BR> that you may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man; <BR> <BR> Promise #355: I will strengthen your inner being by the power of My Spirit. <BR> <BR> In today's promise, the Apostle Paul is praying that our God and Father would strengthen our inner being by the power of His Spirit. We all need supernatural strength to flow from our spirit and it is important for us to kno... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:08:40 EST John 4:23 (WEB) <BR> But the hour comes, and now is, <BR> when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, <BR> for the Father seeks such to be his worshippers. <BR> <BR> Promise #354: I will seek after those who worship Me in spirit and truth. <BR> <BR> Jesus is speaking to a Samaritan woman at a well when He makes this statement that the Father is seeking out those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. The Greek word for seeking is 'Zeteo' which Strong's Con... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:47:46 EST Matthew 6:11 (WEB) <BR> Give us today our daily bread. <BR> <BR> Promise #353: I will provide what you need every day. <BR> <BR> In Matthew 6:9-14 we read the prayer that Jesus taught us to pray...9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11Give us this day our daily bread. 12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver ... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:33:15 EST Matthew 6:6 (WEB) <BR> But you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, and having shut your door, <BR> pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret <BR> will reward you openly. <BR> <BR> Promise #352: If you pray to Me in secret, I will reward you openly. <BR> <BR> Jesus taught His disciples to pray a very special prayer beginning in Matthew 6:9 that we call the Lord's Prayer. Many people know this very popular Christian prayer off by heart as I am sure tha... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:25:56 EST Psalm 34:18 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh is near to those who have a broken heart, <BR> and saves those who have a crushed spirit. <BR> <BR> Promise #351: I am very close to those who have a broken heart. <BR> <BR> King David knew a thing or two about heartache. Whether it was being overlooked by his father when he was a shepherd boy, being chased down by a murderous father-in-law or publicly exposed for his deadly secret sins. In the midst of his own personal pain and suffering, David discovered th... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:43:50 EST 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 could fix all my thoughts on God in my mind, then I would have perfect peace. But the more I think of the ... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:46:26 EST Greetings! I am will no be sharing until Dec. 15th. Good luck reaching your goals and may our Lord bless you in a special way today! Sun, 7 Dec 2014 09:22:31 EST 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> Promise #339: I am your God and you are the sheep of My 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 in John 10:27 that His sheep hear ... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:29:21 EST Psalm 139:14 (WEB) <BR> I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. <BR> Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well. <BR> <BR> Promise #338: You are fearfully and wonderfully made. <BR> <BR> In yesterday's promise, we talked about how God uniquely created each one of us with His own hands. I ended my devotional with the Scripture that inspired today's promise. This is a declaration from King David that he was the handywork of the living God and that he w... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:18:56 EST <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 the dust of the earth. If God did indeed create each one of us the same way, then God must see eac... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:42:18 EST 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 family in heaven and on earth is named [that Father from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and deriv... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 10:13:52 EST 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 World English Bible... 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of you... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 08:24:41 EST 1 Kings 8:56 (WEB) <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 made will come to pass because He is faithful to do all that He has said that He will do. In a worl... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 10:40:48 EST 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 this because He is not ashamed to be called our God. In the last half of this verse in the Amplified Bi... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 10:13:25 EST 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, shipwrecked and beaten nearly to death on a number of occasions. Yet he had the ability to see his sufferings ... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:25:12 EST Revelation 22:5 (WEB) <BR> There will be no night, and they need no lamp light; <BR> for the Lord God will illuminate them. They will reign forever and ever. <BR> <BR> Promise #331: I will be your light and you shall reign with Me forever. <BR> <BR> We live in a world that is full of darkness. Wars, rumors of wars, heartache and loss seem to abound all around us. If we focus on the darkness, we may get discouraged. However, the Bible says in Ephesians 5:8 that we do not live in darkness, ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:04:17 EST Isaiah 61:3 (WEB) <BR> to appoint to those who mourn in Zion, to give to them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Yahweh, that he may be glorified. <BR> <BR> Promise #330: I will give you beauty to replace your ashes. <BR> <BR> I love today's promise. God promises to give us a crown of beauty to replace our ashes. The Amplified version of the Bible says the first... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:21:27 EST 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 thankful that God has chosen the poor, the weak and the foolish! <BR> <BR> In today's promise, we rea... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:59:05 EST Hosea 6:3 (WEB) <BR> Let us acknowledge Yahweh. Let us press on to know Yahweh. <BR> As surely as the sun rises, Yahweh will appear. <BR> He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain that waters the earth.” <BR> <BR> Promise #328: I will come to you as certainly as the sun rises and the spring rains fall. <BR> <BR> God is faithful. He is always faithful and we can count on Him in every situation. We don't have to give it a second thought. Today's promise encourages us that ou... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:49:36 EST 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 relationship. Paul the Apostle prays that because of the indwelling presence of Jesus in our hearts, we wi... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:29:55 EST 1 John 5:4 (WEB) <BR> For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. <BR> This is the victory that has overcome the world: your faith. <BR> <BR> Promise #326: My children will overcome the world through their faith. <BR> <BR> By simply believing that God is who He says He is, and we are who He says we are, we overcome the world! Who is God? He is the Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent, Almighty God who happens to be our heavenly Dad. Who are we? We are His beloved children and joint h... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:19:19 EST 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> Promise #325: If you love Me with all your heart, I will provide all you need. <BR> <BR> God's desire fo... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:27:10 EST