SUNSETBREEZE05's SparkPeople Blog SUNSETBREEZE05's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Jeremiah 31:3 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh appeared of old to me, saying, <BR> Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: <BR> therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you. <BR> <BR> Promise #188: My love for you will last forever. <BR> <BR> What does it mean for God to love us with an everlasting love? My dear friend, Jack Winter, once told me that being loved with an everlasting lov... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:58:14 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 94:14 (WEB) <BR> For Yahweh won’t reject his people, <BR> neither will he forsake his inheritance. <BR> <BR> Promise #186: I will not abandon My own inheritance. <BR> <BR> My natural children are my children for life. No matter what they do, they are still my kids. While parents aren't always happy with the decisions their children make, that does not change the fact that th... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 12:29:34 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 68:5 (WEB) <BR> A father of the fatherless, <BR> and a defender of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. <BR> <BR> Promise #185: I am a father to the fatherless and I defend the cause of widows. <BR> <BR> It is such a comfort to know that God promises to be a father to the fatherless. In this fatherless generation that we live in, there has never been a greater need for a... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 12:28:40 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 36:7 (WEB) <BR> How precious is your loving kindness, God! <BR> The children of men take refuge under the shadow of your wings. <BR> <BR> Promise #184: All of mankind can find protection in the shadow of My wings. <BR> <BR> Both the NIV and the NLT versions of the Bible call God's lovingkindness His unfailing love in this passage of Scripture. It is comforting to be reminded th... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:38:34 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 33:6 10:36 (WEB) <BR> By Yahweh’s word, the heavens were made; <BR> all their army by the breath of his mouth. <BR> <BR> Promise #181: I made the heavens by My Word and I breathed the stars into existence. <BR> <BR> Our God and Father is so big that He created the heavens just by a word! He is so powerful that just a breath from His mouth caused all of the stars to come into ... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:04:04 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hebrews 10:36 (WEB) <BR> For you need endurance so that, having done the will of God, <BR> you may receive the promise. <BR> <BR> Promise #181: If you persist and do My will, you will receive what I have promised. <BR> <BR> The KJV Bible says that we need patience, the NLT Bible says that we need patient endurance. The NIV Bible says that we need to persevere. In Hebrews 12:1-2, we... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:48:06 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 Timothy 4:8 (WEB) <BR> From now on, there is stored up for me the crown of righteousness, <BR> which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day; <BR> and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved his appearing. <BR> <BR> Promise #180: There is a crown of life waiting for everyone who loves My Son. <BR> <BR> The Apostle Paul is nearing the end of his lif... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:36:07 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Isaiah 43:2 (WEB) <BR> When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; <BR> and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. <BR> When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, <BR> and flame will not scorch you. <BR> <BR> Promise #168: When you walk through the fires of adversity, you will not be burned. <BR> <BR> I took this photo when my wife and I were in Ne... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:08:55 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ephesians 3:20 (WEB) <BR> Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly <BR> above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, <BR> <BR> Promise #167: I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. <BR> <BR> After you read this promise, take a moment and try to imagine the biggest, out-of-the-box thing that you could possibly think of for ... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:29:14 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 25:14 (WEB) <BR> The friendship of Yahweh is with those who fear him. <BR> He will show them his covenant. <BR> <BR> Promise #166: I reveal My secrets to those who fear Me. <BR> <BR> King David is the author of this psalm. Today's promise talks about how God shares His secrets with those who fear Him. It is important that we know that the word 'fear' isn't intended to mean th... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:51:36 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Jeremiah 33:3 (WEB) <BR> Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great things, <BR> and difficult, which you don’t know. <BR> <BR> Promise #165: Call out to Me and I will show you wonderful things you do not know. <BR> <BR> Little children are the most inquisitive people on the planet. They are filled with awe about their surroundings and continually asking their pare... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 12:00:18 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Matthew 17:19-20 (WEB) <BR> 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said, “Why weren’t we able to cast it out?” 20 He said to them,“Because of your unbelief. For most certainly I tell you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. <BR> <BR> Promi... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 11:15:51 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> James 1:17 (WEB) <BR> Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, <BR> coming down from the Father of lights, <BR> with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow. <BR> <BR> Promise #163: Every good gift that you receive comes directly from My hand. <BR> <BR> Just think of this promise for a moment. God is saying that anything good that you receive in your life comes di... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:17:28 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Galatians 5:1 (WEB) <BR> Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, <BR> and don’t be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. <BR> <BR> Promise #161: You can enjoy freedom because Christ has set you free. <BR> <BR> This promise exhorts us to stand firm in the freedom in which Christ has set us free! This is not an option, it is a command. Another versio... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:05:53 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 103:12 (WEB) <BR> As far as the east is from the west, <BR> so far has he removed our transgressions from us. <BR> <BR> Promise #160: I have removed your sins from you as far as the east is from the west. <BR> <BR> How far is the east from the west? Since these two anchors point in polar opposite directions for all eternity, I would say that there is no greater way to expres... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 10:03:22 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hebrews 10:10 (WEB) <BR> by which will we have been sanctified <BR> through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. <BR> <BR> Promise #159: I made you holy by the once for all sacrifice of My Son, Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> I love the finality of this promise. We are made holy by the once and for all sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross. The price He paid two thousand ... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 09:39:36 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 103:13 (WEB) <BR> Like a father has compassion on his children, <BR> so Yahweh has compassion on those who fear him. <BR> <BR> Promise #156: I love you as deeply as a father loves his children. <BR> <BR> The point of this promise is that God the Father loves us just like a loving father would love and have mercy on his own children. I am continually amazed to see the ongoing a... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:55:07 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 145:16 (WEB) <BR> You open your hand, <BR> and satisfy the desire of every living thing. <BR> <BR> Promise #155: When I open My hand, I provide for all that I have created. <BR> <BR> Just think of this promise. When God simply opens His hand, He provides for all that He created! Sometimes when I ask for daily provision, it is like I am doing so expecting some big miracle. But ... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 13:38:29 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Isaiah 55:10-11 (WEB) <BR> 10 For as the rain comes down and the snow from the sky, and doesn’t return there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, and gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater; 11 so shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing I... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 09:55:12 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 36:6 (WEB) <BR> Your righteousness is like the mountains of God. <BR> Your judgments are like a great deep. Yahweh, you preserve man and animal. <BR> Promise #153: My righteousness towers like the mountains and My justice goes deep as the sea. <BR> <BR> I believe that all creation is constantly speaking about our Father's kindness. In today's promise, King David declares that ... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 10:38:22 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 100:5 (WEB) <BR> For Yahweh is good. His loving kindness endures forever, <BR> his faithfulness to all generations. <BR> <BR> Promise #152: My love is everlasting and My faithfulness extends to all generations. <BR> <BR> Our God and Father is good and His mercy will go on forever and ever. The more that you and I are convinced of the goodness of God, the more we will yield to ... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 10:04:36 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Titus 1:2 (WEB) <BR> in hope of eternal life, which God, who can’t lie, <BR> promised before time began; <BR> <BR> Promise #151: You can rest in My promise of eternal life, for I cannot lie. <BR> <BR> Paul starts his letter to Titus off with the following two verses quoted from the English Standard Version Bible... 1Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the ... Sun, 31 May 2015 10:24:03 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Matthew 5:8 (WEB) <BR> Blessed are the pure in heart, <BR> for they shall see God. <BR> <BR> Promise #149: Those who are pure in heart will see My face. <BR> <BR> In the Old Testament, a person could not look on the face of God and live to tell about it. Even Moses, who was one of God's closest friends, couldn't look at the Lord's face and live. Yet in this passage from the Sermon o... Fri, 29 May 2015 10:31:07 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 Corinthians 2:9 (WEB) <BR> But as it is written, <BR> “Things which an eye didn’t see, and an ear didn’t hear, <BR> which didn’t enter into the heart of man, <BR> these God has prepared for those who love him.” <BR> <BR> Promise #148: I have prepared amazing things for those who love Me. <BR> <BR> When my wife and I host a birthday party or special event for our loved on... Thu, 28 May 2015 10:19:02 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hebrews 6:10 (WEB) <BR> For God is not unrighteous, so as to forget your work and the labor of love <BR> which you showed toward his name, in that you served the saints, and still do serve them. <BR> <BR> Promise #138: I will not forget the love you have shown Me by serving others. <BR> <BR> Today's promise simply says that God will not forget all the love you have shown to Him by ... Mon, 18 May 2015 13:11:03 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 23:6 (WEB) <BR> Surely goodness and loving kindness shall follow me all the days of my life, <BR> and I will dwell in Yahweh’s house forever. <BR> <BR> Promise #136: My goodness and mercy will chase after you all your life. <BR> <BR> The Hebrew word for 'follow' in this Bible verse is pronounced 'radaph'. It means to run after, chase, hunt, or pursue. It is a very descriptiv... Sat, 16 May 2015 10:41:35 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 5:3 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh, in the morning you shall hear my voice. <BR> In the morning I will lay my requests before you, <BR> and will watch expectantly. <BR> <BR> Promise #134: I hear your voice when you call to Me in the morning. <BR> <BR> God is with us when we are awake and He is with us when we sleep. King David declared in Psalm 139 that there was no place that he could go... Thu, 14 May 2015 16:51:18 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 12:7 (WEB) <BR> You will keep them, Yahweh. <BR> You will preserve them from this generation forever. <BR> <BR> Promise #133: I will keep watch over you and guard you forever. <BR> <BR> In Psalm 12, King David talks about the wickedness that existed in his generation and how the poor were being abused by the ungodly of the day. In the midst of this seemingly depressing situati... Wed, 13 May 2015 10:34:06 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Deuteronomy 31:6 (WEB) <BR> Be strong and courageous, don’t be afraid, nor be scared of them: <BR> for Yahweh your God, he it is who does go with you; <BR> he will not fail you, nor forsake you.” <BR> <BR> Promise #131: Be courageous, for I am with you and I will never fail you. <BR> <BR> These words were spoken by Moses at the very end of his life when he told the Israelites that he wasn't going to... Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:12 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Philippians 4:13 (WEB) <BR> I can do all things through Christ, <BR> who strengthens me. <BR> <BR> Promise #130: You can do all things through Jesus Christ who gives you strength. <BR> <BR> In yesterday's promise, we talked about the kingdom principle of weakness. In today's promise, we talk about the kingdom principle of strength. The reality is that they are one in the same. In Philippians 4:13, the ... Sun, 10 May 2015 22:49:08 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Romans 8:26 (WEB) <BR> In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, <BR> for we don’t know how to pray as we ought. <BR> But the Spirit himself makes intercession for us <BR> with groanings which can’t be uttered. <BR> <BR> Promise #129: My Spirit will help you in your weakness. <BR> <BR> The KJV Bible says that the Spirit helps us in our infirmities when we don't know what to pray for. Th... Sat, 9 May 2015 12:19:05 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Matthew 8:16-17 (WEB) <BR> 16 When evening came, they brought to him many possessed with demons. <BR> He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick; <BR> 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, <BR> saying: “He took our infirmities, and bore our diseases.” <BR> <BR> Promise #128: My Son took upon Himself all your sicknesses and diseases. <BR> ... Fri, 8 May 2015 10:43:28 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 119:105 (WEB) <BR> Your word is a lamp to my feet, <BR> and a light for my path. <BR> <BR> Promise #127: My Word will brighten your steps and light your path. <BR> <BR> Have you ever walked on a path in the forest in the middle of the night without a flashlight? If you have and there wasn't a full moon shining, it is a pretty difficult thing to manuevre. Without a light to guide the way, you will... Thu, 7 May 2015 09:53:24 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Numbers 6:25 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh make his face to shine on you, <BR> and be gracious to you. <BR> <BR> Promise #126: My face will shine upon you all the days of your life. <BR> <BR> We live in an area in Canada where it is very cloudy in the winter months. Sometimes we can go weeks without ever seeing the sun. When the sun does eventually come out, the feeling of exhilaration is almost indescribable. The ... Wed, 6 May 2015 10:06:50 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Luke 12:32 (WEB) <BR> Don’t be afraid, little flock, <BR> for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom. <BR> <BR> Promise #125: I am delighted to give you My kingdom. <BR> <BR> Jesus makes this promise to His disciples just after He tells them not to take any thought for their life, because they have a Heavenly Father that has promised to provide for them. In this intimate convers... Tue, 5 May 2015 10:13:57 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 139:13 (WEB) <BR> For you formed my inmost being. <BR> You knit me together in my mother’s womb. <BR> <BR> Promise #124: I gently formed you in your mother's womb. <BR> <BR> The New International Version Bible says Psalm 139:13 this way... For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. (NIV) The New Living Translation says... You made all the delicate, inner parts ... Mon, 4 May 2015 09:21:45 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 37:18 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh knows the days of the perfect. <BR> Their inheritance shall be forever. <BR> <BR> Promise #123: All your days are known to Me and your inheritance is secure forever. <BR> <BR> In today's Scripture verse, King David declares that all of the days of the upright are known to the Lord. In Psalm 139:16, David also says that each one of our days has been recorded in a special b... Sun, 3 May 2015 09:55:03 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hebrews 6:17-18 (WEB) <BR> 17 In this way God, being determined to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise <BR> the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath; <BR> 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, <BR> we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to take hold <BR> of the hope set before us. <BR> <BR> Promise #120: You can hol... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:28:50 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Isaiah 51:11 (WEB) <BR> The ransomed of Yahweh shall return, and come with singing to Zion; <BR> and everlasting joy shall be on their heads. <BR> They shall obtain gladness and joy. Sorrow and sighing shall flee away. <BR> <BR> Promise #119: My everlasting joy and gladness will drive all sorrow and mourning away. <BR> <BR> The Bible says in Nehemiah 8:10 that the joy of the Lord is our strength. In Joh... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:35:35 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Revelation 21:4 (WEB) <BR> He will wipe away from them every tear from their eyes. <BR> Death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more. <BR> The first things have passed away.” <BR> <BR> Promise #118: One day, I will wipe away every tear and take away all your pain. <BR> <BR> Today's promise tells us of a day that is coming when God Himself will wipe away every ... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:42:44 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> John 16:12-13 (WEB) <BR> 12 “I have yet many things to tell you, but you can’t bear them now. <BR> 13 However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, <BR> for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. <BR> He will declare to you things that are coming. <BR> <BR> Promise #117: My Spirit will lead you into all truth and show you what is to c... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:13:59 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Luke 12:31 (WEB) <BR> But seek God’s Kingdom, <BR> and all these things will be added to you. <BR> <BR> Promise #116: Seek My kingdom first and everything you need will be given to you. <BR> <BR> Today's Bible verse is an excerpt from a larger text found in Luke 12:22-34 where Jesus is talking about some of the major things we worry about... Food, clothing, shelter. He encourages us not to worry about ... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:51:05 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 2 Timothy 2:13 (WEB) <BR> If we are faithless, he remains faithful. <BR> He can’t deny himself.” <BR> <BR> Promise #115: Even when you are weak in your faith, I will remain faithful to you. <BR> <BR> This is an absolutely wonderful promise! What a picture of the love and kindness of God! Even when we struggle in our faith, He will remain faithful to us because we are part of Him and He can't deny himself. Th... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:12:34 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 40:1 (WEB) <BR> I waited patiently for Yahweh. <BR> He turned to me, and heard my cry. <BR> <BR> Promise #114: Wait patiently for Me and I will hear your cry. <BR> <BR> It was King David who wrote this psalm. He was a man who knew a lot about learning to be patient in the midst of extreme hardship. As a teenage boy, he was anointed king of Israel by the prophet Samuel, only to then wait many years ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:58:28 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> James 1:5 (WEB) <BR> But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, <BR> who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him. <BR> <BR> Promise #112: Ask Me for wisdom and I will generously give it to you. <BR> <BR> God loves it when we ask Him for things we need. In Matthew 7:7-11, Jesus encourages us to keep on asking, keep on seeking, keep on knocking and our heavenly F... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:00:47 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ephesians 6:9 (WEB) <BR> You masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, <BR> knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, <BR> and there is no partiality with him. <BR> <BR> Promise #110: I do not show favortism in My family. <BR> <BR> In today's Scripture verse, Paul the Apostle is giving instruction to the Church on how masters should treat their servants. He rem... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:19:24 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 Samuel 22:36 (WEB) <BR> You have also given me the shield of your salvation. <BR> Your gentleness has made me great. <BR> <BR> Promise #109: My gentleness will enlarge your life. <BR> <BR> In today's Scripture verse, King David is making a declaration that God's gentleness has made him great. The Hebrew word for 'great' is pronounced 'rabah' and means to increase, excel, abundance, enlarge, etc. Davi... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:08:44 EST <img src=""> <BR> Isaiah 12:2 (WEB) <BR> Behold, God is my salvation. I will trust, and will not be afraid; <BR> for Yah, Yahweh, is my strength and song; and he has become my salvation.” <BR> <BR> Promise #108: You can trust in Me, for I am your strength and your song. <BR> <BR> God loves it when we trust Him. Trusting God is truly committing our lives into His care and not trying to manage life all on our own. In Proverbs 3:5-... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:44:55 EST James 4:8 (WEB) <BR> Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. <BR> Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. <BR> <BR> Promise #107: Come close to Me and I will come close to you. <BR> <BR> I love this promise from God in today's Scripture verse. God is waiting for you and I to come close to Him. Through the finished work of Jesus on the cross, He has made the first move and has come as close to us as possible. All we have to do is simply acknowl... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:56:09 EST <BR> Deuteronomy 33:12 (WEB) <BR> Of Benjamin he said, “The beloved of Yahweh shall dwell in safety by him. <BR> He covers him all the day long. He dwells between his shoulders.” <BR> <BR> Promise #106: I will cover you all day long as you rest between My shoulders. <BR> <BR> Today's Scripture verse comes from Deuteronomy 33 where Moses is pronouncing a blessing on all of the tribes of Israel before he dies. The New International Version Bible says Deuteronomy 33:12 this way... Ab... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:21:23 EST