SUNSETBREEZE05's SparkPeople Blog SUNSETBREEZE05's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community <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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Isaiah 49:15 (WEB) <BR> “Can a woman forget her nursing child, <BR> that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? <BR> Yes, these may forget, yet I will not forget you! <BR> <BR> Promise #285: Even if your mother forgets you, I will never forget you. <BR> <BR> The Bible tells us in 1 John 4:16 that God is love. He is the complete expression of every possible type of love. A... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:18:30 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 John 1:9 (WEB) <BR> If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, <BR> and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. <BR> <BR> Promise #282: If you confess your sins, I will be faithful to forgive and cleanse you. <BR> <BR> God is faithful. God is just in all that He does. God promises to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. All that He... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 23:13:02 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> John 1:16 (WEB) <BR> From his fullness we all received grace upon grace. <BR> <BR> Promise #281: I have blessed you in Christ with one outpouring of grace after another. <BR> <BR> I love the Amplified version of this Bible verse...For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spir... Sat, 8 Oct 2016 20:04:38 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 Peter 2:6 (WEB) <BR> Because it is contained in Scripture, <BR> “Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, chosen, and precious: <BR> He who believes in him will not be disappointed.” <BR> <BR> Promise #277: If you believe in Jesus, you will not be disappointed. <BR> <BR> I like the NIV version of 1 Peter 2:6 which says... For in Scripture it says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chose... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 10:55:45 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> John 17:23 (WEB) <BR> I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one; <BR> that the world may know that you sent me, <BR> and loved them, even as you loved me. <BR> <BR> Promise #276: I am your Father, and I love you even as I love My Son, Jesus. <BR> <BR> For those reading this devotional thought who might not be familiar with this expression, this verse really, really am... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 09:53:03 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 145:17 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh is righteous in all his ways, <BR> and gracious in all his works. <BR> <BR> Promise #275: I am righteous in all My ways and kind in all that I do. <BR> <BR> I really like how the NIV Bible says this verse... The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. (NIV) The NLT says that God is 'filled with kindness'. Isn't it wonderful that ... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 00:27:12 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 90:2 (WEB) <BR> Before the mountains were brought forth, <BR> before you had formed the earth and the world, <BR> even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God. <BR> <BR> Promise #274: I am the everlasting God. <BR> <BR> As human beings, we are used to things having a beginning and an end. We are born, we grow up and then we die. While the human heart never really gets used to... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 11:06:02 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Romans 4:20-21 (WEB) <BR> 20 Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn’t waver through unbelief, <BR> but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God, <BR> 21 and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was also able to perform. <BR> <BR> Promise #273: I have the ability to do all that I have promised. <BR> <BR> This is an amazing picture of one man's simple faith in the f... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 00:39:30 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 Peter 1:3-4 (WEB) <BR> 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy became our father again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn’t fade away, reserved in Heaven for you, <BR> <BR> Promise #272: You have an everlasting inheritance reserved in heaven f... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:15:19 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Romans 16:20 (WEB) <BR> And the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet. <BR> The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. <BR> <BR> Promise #271: I will soon crush the evil one under your feet. <BR> <BR> In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus taught us to ask our Father to ‘deliver us from evil’. Jesus wouldn’t have told us to pray this way unless He was certain that His Father wo... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:43:41 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 51:17 (WEB) <BR> The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. <BR> A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. <BR> <BR> Promise #267: I will not reject the sacrifice of a broken spirit and a contrite heart. <BR> <BR> I am so thankful that the sacrifices that God accepts are those of a broken and a contrite heart. Psalm 34:18 says... The LORD is close to the brokenhearte... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:13:47 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 103:5 (WEB) <BR> who satisfies your desire with good things, <BR> so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. <BR> <BR> Promise #266: I will enrich your life and renew your youth like the eagle's. <BR> <BR> Eagles go through a molting process where they shed their old feathers and grow new ones. This process is necessary in the rejuvenation of the eagle so it can continue to rem... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:06:06 EST <BR> <img src="">Psalm 4:8 (WEB) <BR> <BR> <BR> In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep, <BR> for you, Yahweh alone, make me live in safety. <BR> <BR> Promise #265: I will give you a peaceful sleep surrounded by safety. <BR> <BR> There are many things in this world that cause us to be afraid and to not feel at peace. As a result, many people struggle with sleep at night because of the numerous anxious... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:34:43 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Isaiah 40:31 (WEB) <BR> 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up <BR> with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. <BR> <BR> Promise #264: If you wait for Me, I will renew your strength. <BR> <BR> When we think of waiting, whether it is waiting in a car for a friend, waiting in a doctor's office for ... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:14:31 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Isaiah 58:7-8 (WEB) <BR> 7 Isn’t it to distribute your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor who are cast out to your house? When you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you not hide yourself from your own flesh? 8 Then your light shall break forth as the morning, and your healing shall spring forth speedily; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Yahweh ... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:07:17 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Proverbs 3:9-10 (WEB) <BR> 9 Honor Yahweh with your substance, <BR> with the first fruits of all your increase: <BR> 10 so your barns will be filled with plenty, <BR> and your vats will overflow with new wine. <BR> <BR> Promise #262: If you honor Me with your firstfruits, you will overflow with abundance. <BR> <BR> Today's Scripture passage is a wonderful picture of abundance and overfl... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:16:24 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 Peter 3:9 WEB <BR> not rendering evil for evil, or insult for insult; but instead blessing; <BR> knowing that to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing. <BR> <BR> Promise #261: I have called you to inherit My blessing. <BR> <BR> In this Scripture passage, the Apostle Peter is encouraging us not to repay evil for evil, but rather be a blessing instead. If we are living wit... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:31:19 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Deuteronomy 33:27 (WEB) <BR> The eternal God is your dwelling place. Underneath are the everlasting arms. <BR> He thrust out the enemy from before you, and said, ‘Destroy!’ <BR> <BR> Promise #259: You will find safety in My everlasting arms. <BR> <BR> God is our eternal refuge. Just think of that for a moment. There will never be a time in all eternity where you will ever be unprotected. ... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:52:04 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ndividual.asp?gid=67775 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:40:52 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Deuteronomy 1:31 (WEB) <BR> and in the wilderness, where you have seen how that Yahweh your God bore you, <BR> as a man does bear his son, in all the way that you went, until you came to this place.” <BR> <BR> Promise #249: I will carry you in My arms just like a father carries his child. <BR> <BR> The NIV Bible says this verse this way... "There you saw how the LORD your God carried you,... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 10:20:11 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 139:16 (WEB) <BR> Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, <BR> the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them. <BR> <BR> Promise #248: All the days of your life are written in My special book. <BR> <BR> I like this Bible verse best from the NIV Bible which says... "your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 10:10:39 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 139:17-18 (WEB) <BR> 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is their sum! <BR> 18 If I would count them, they are more in number than the sand. <BR> When I wake up, I am still with you. <BR> <BR> Promise #247: My thoughts toward you outnumber the sand on the seashore. <BR> <BR> Have you ever tried to count the number of grains of sand there are on a seashore? While ... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 12:40:12 EST