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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:06:59 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807508 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. Wars, rumors of wars, economic recessions, global strife, and many other things can cause even the strong... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:07:39 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806874 1 Peter 5:10 (WEB) <BR> But may the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, <BR> after you have suffered a little while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. <BR> <BR> Promise #302: I have called you to My eternal glory in Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> Our destination is secure. We are called to God's eternal glory, centered in Jesus Christ our Lord. No matter what life throws at us. No matter how uncertain the future gets, this is the bedrock of our hop... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:15:17 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806271 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 not be hurt by the second death. When I think of this promise, I think of the verse in 1 Corinthians 1... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:53:48 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805594 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 Bible! I share it often when I speak at churches and I love to talk about the implications of what the ... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:17:34 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805209 1 Peter 3:12 (WEB) <BR> For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears open to their prayer; <BR> but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” <BR> <BR> Promise #299: I watch over you and I listen for your prayers. <BR> <BR> God never slumbers and He never sleeps. His eyes are always watching the righteous and His ears are always listening for their prayers. There is never a moment when God takes His eye off of you. He is always attentive to you and knows what you ... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:49:57 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804432 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 the very same peace that causes His own heart to be at rest all of the time. (John 14:27) <BR> <BR> In... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:15:10 EST 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803883 1 Peter 4:8 (WEB) <BR> And above all things be earnest in your love among yourselves, <BR> for love covers a multitude of sins. <BR> <BR> Promise #297: My love covers a multitude of sins. <BR> <BR> I like how the NIV Bible translates this verse... Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (NIV) When Adam and Eve fell in the Garden of Eden, they realized that they were naked and felt shame for the first time in their lives. It is terrible to feel uncov... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:14:37 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803326 1 Corinthians 6:19 (WEB) <BR> Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, <BR> which you have from God? You are not your own, <BR> <BR> Promise #296: I have given you My Spirit, so your body could be My temple. <BR> <BR> God's Holy Spirit is the very core of His being, just like our spirit is the very essence of our existence. It is amazing to think that He has entrusted us with His precious Holy Spirit. It amazes me to think that we could be the restin... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:40:13 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802736 Psalm 29:11 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh will give strength to his people. <BR> Yahweh will bless his people with peace. <BR> <BR> Promise #295: I will give you My strength and bless you with My peace. <BR> <BR> Two things that we all need in our lives every day are strength and peace. There are so many challenges that life presents that will 'zap' our strength and steal our peace. The world is looking for these blessings in many vain pursuits but our God and Father has promised to give them to us s... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:41:23 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802503 2 Corinthians 9:8 (WEB) <BR> And God is able to make all grace abound to you, <BR> that you, always having all sufficiency in everything, <BR> may abound to every good work. <BR> <BR> Promise #294: I will meet all your needs so you can overflow with good works. <BR> <BR> It is by grace that we are saved and it is God's gift to us so that we won't be able to boast about it. (Ephesians 2:8) It is this same grace that abounds to us and meets all of our needs so that we will overflow in every... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:05:52 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799250 Luke 12:6-7 (WEB) <BR> 6 “Aren’t five sparrows sold for two assaria coins? Not one of them is forgotten by God. <BR> 7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore don’t be afraid. <BR> You are of more value than many sparrows. <BR> <BR> Promise #289: If I look after the sparrows, I will certainly look after you. <BR> <BR> I love this passage of Scripture where Jesus tells us how important the sparrows are to God. Even though they do not have much value to us, He will not e... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:11:05 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798968 Zephaniah 3:17 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh, your God, is in the midst of you, a mighty one who will save. <BR> He will rejoice over you with joy. He will calm you in his love. <BR> He will rejoice over you with singing. <BR> <BR> Promise #288: I love to sing over you with loud shouts of joy. <BR> <BR> When I go to the ocean, I love to hear the continual roaring sound of the waves crashing on the seashore. I wonder if this is just one of the ways that our God and Father rejoices over all that He mad... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:03:38 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797344 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 love endures forever. David knew full well that God would not abandon Him or forsake the work of His hand... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:05:42 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796762 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 father's love, a friend's love, the love of a bridegroom, etc., for 1 John 4 says that all love comes ... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:25:02 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796276 Jeremiah 3:19 (WEB) <BR> “But I said, ‘How I would put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, <BR> a goodly heritage of the armies of the nations!’ and I said, <BR> ‘You shall call me “My Father,” and shall not turn away from following me.’ <BR> <BR> Promise #284: I am happy to treat you as My child, and I hope you will call Me Father. <BR> <BR> In the Old Testament, God is revealed by many names. There are actually over 300 different names that refer to God with the name 'F... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:15:54 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795767 Romans 8:1 (WEB) <BR> There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, <BR> who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. <BR> <BR> Promise #283: Because of Jesus, you are free from all condemnation. <BR> <BR> This is a wonderful promise that we can all take to heart. There is therefore now NO condemnation! Many of us struggle with feelings of shame and condemnation every day. This Scripture tells us that because of what Jesus did, we do not ha... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:22:54 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795171 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 requires is that we trust in His goodness and risk exposing our heart to Him by confessing our shortco... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:01:22 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794568 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 spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift. (AMP) <BR> <BR> In Jesus, God th... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 09:33:16 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793996 Acts 17:28 (WEB) <BR> ‘For in him we live, and move, and have our being.’ <BR> As some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also his offspring.’ <BR> <BR> Promise #280: Your life comes from Me because you are My offspring. <BR> <BR> Today's promise comes from a passage in the Bible where the Apostle Paul is debating with Greek philosophers on Mars Hill about the existence of the one and only true God. In the midst of his conversation, Paul tells them that God is so involved in their l... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:54:30 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793329 1 Peter 2:9 (WEB) <BR> But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, <BR> a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him <BR> who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: <BR> <BR> Promise #279: I have chosen you to be a royal priesthood and a holy nation. <BR> <BR> Today's promise is an amazing declaration of who we are in Christ! We are a royal priesthood, a chosen generation and a people for God's own possession. You may be ca... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 10:36:06 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793085 Ephesians 2:10 (WEB) <BR> For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, <BR> which God prepared before that we would walk in them. <BR> <BR> Promise #278: You are My workmanship, created in Christ to do My good works. <BR> <BR> Your life is the workmanship of a loving Father that planned your existence before the foundation of the world. Just as an architect designs a building in his mind before he ever puts it on paper, so God planned you! And in His amazing plan, He... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 23:04:36 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791009 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 the God that we are in relationship with is not only righteous and holy but He is also the kindest pers... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:54:31 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790308 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 the idea of death (because we were created to live forever), we do know that there is a time to start ... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:54:42 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789667 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 faithfulness of his God. Just prior to these verses in Romans 4, Paul is talking about Abraham and how h... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:34:14 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788984 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 for you. <BR> <BR> There are many uncertain things in this world but our everlasting inheritance is NOT... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:25:22 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788331 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 would answer this prayer. <BR> <BR> We know that in this world, we will have trouble in life because we ... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:54:35 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787798 Jude 1:24 (WEB) <BR> Now to him who is able to keep them from stumbling, <BR> and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory in great joy, <BR> <BR> Promise #270: I will keep you from falling until you joyfully stand blameless in My presence. <BR> <BR> One day, each one of us who has called on the name of the Lord will stand before His presence. Today's promise encourages us that we have nothing to fear on that glorious day. Jesus Christ, our Savior, our Lord, and our Elder ... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:27:32 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787278 Psalm 23:4 (WEB) <BR> Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, <BR> I will fear no evil, for you are with me. <BR> Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. <BR> <BR> Promise #269: When you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will be with you. <BR> <BR> Today's promise is a much loved verse from the often quoted Psalm 23. Most times, we might quote this verse at a funeral service or at another time of extreme loss and of course this verse is fitting for ... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:42:44 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786675 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (WEB) <BR> 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. <BR> <BR> Promise #268: I will always be close when you need My comfort. <BR> <BR> We all need comfort. As children, when we scraped our knee playing in the backyard, we needed the comfort ... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:46:50 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786048 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 brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (NIV) When we are feeling the farthest away from God, He i... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:16:57 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785622 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 remain strong. In Psalm 103:5, King David tells us that the Lord will satisfy us with good things and will... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:05:21 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784661 Psalm 4:8 (WEB) <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 thoughts that they have circulating in their minds. <BR> <BR> Jesus was able to sleep on boats in the midst... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:18:19 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783956 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 an appointment, or waiting in a check out line, we might tend to think of waiting as being a time of in... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:30:17 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783413 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 shall be your rear guard. <BR> <BR> Promise #263: If you help the poor, your light will shine like the... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:36:57 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782872 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 overflow. The kingdom of God does not work like the kingdom of this world. In God's kingdom, it is more bless... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:58:56 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782215 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 with an orphan perspective, we will have to scratch and claw for everything we get in life. When people do... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:55:23 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781555 Psalm 68:19 WEB <BR> Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burdens, <BR> even the God who is our salvation. Selah. <BR> <BR> Promise #260: I carry your burdens every day. <BR> <BR> I am thankful that our God promises to save us and continually bear our burdens. When we feel the weight of the world on our own shoulders, may this promise encourage us that we are not called to carry the burdens ourselves. May we always be reminded of Jesus' invitation in Matthew 11:28-30 that says... <BR> ... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:24:55 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781200 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. You can feel safe and secure knowing that your God and Father will carry you in His everlasting arms fo... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:26:13 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780229 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (WEB) <BR> But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you, <BR> and guard you from the evil one. <BR> <BR> Promise #258: I will be faithful to give you My strength and protection. <BR> <BR> God is faithful. He will never leave you or forsake you and He has promised to protect you from the evil one. In a world that is full of broken promises, this is something that we can know and rely on. The NIV Bible says 2 Thessalonians 3:3 this way... But the Lord is faithful, and... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:26:03 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778126 Acts 17:27 (WEB) <BR> that they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might reach out for him <BR> and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. <BR> <BR> Promise #254: Reach out and you will touch Me for I am not far from you. <BR> <BR> The Apostle Paul was speaking to a bunch of philosphers on Mars Hill in Athens when he made this statement. This Bible verse is part of a discourse where Paul addresses a statue to an 'unknown god' and proceeds to tell all the listeners who God r... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:37:58 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777183 2 Corinthians 5:17 (WEB) <BR> Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. <BR> The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new. <BR> <BR> Promise #253: Your old life has ended and now everything is new in Christ. <BR> <BR> Just think of this promise. Everything from your old life has ended and all things have become new. In this Bible passage, the Apostle Paul isn't talking about our natural life but our spiritual life. When we received the free gift of Jesu... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:34:03 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776475 Hebrews 8:12 (WEB) <BR> For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness. <BR> I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more.” <BR> <BR> Promise #252: I will forgive your sins and then forget them. <BR> <BR> God is Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient. He is all powerful, He is everywhere and He is all knowing. Yet the God who created the heavens and the earth with just the sound of His voice has decided to have a poor memory when it comes to our sin. In today's promise, God says th... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:07:59 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775770 Ephesians 2:4-5 (WEB) <BR> 4 But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, <BR> 5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ <BR> (by grace you have been saved), <BR> <BR> Promise #251: I made you alive in Jesus simply because I love you. <BR> <BR> Today's promise is the very core of the gospel message. Because Father God is rich in mercy, He has loved us with a love that is immeasureable. He has set a value on each one of... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:13:00 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773248 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 it might be technically possible to do, I think it is very close to the realm of impossible. There is s... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:17:40 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772534 Zephaniah 3:17 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh, your God, is in the midst of you, a mighty one who will save. <BR> He will rejoice over you with joy. He will calm you in his love. <BR> He will rejoice over you with singing. <BR> <BR> Promise #246: You can rest in My love, for I have power to save you. <BR> <BR> I know that I often say that many of the promises are my most favorite, but this is really one of my favorite Old Testament Bible passages. What a picture of God's intimate heart for His kids! H... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:01:41 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771782 Acts 17:24-25 (WEB) <BR> 24 The God who made the world and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, doesn’t dwell in temples made with hands, 25 neither is he served by men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself gives to all life and breath, and all things. <BR> <BR> Promise #245: I give life and breath to all things. <BR> <BR> In today's promise, we read the Scripture passage where the Apostle Paul is speaking to some Greek philosophers on a place called Mars... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:20:02 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771005 Genesis 1:1 (WEB) <BR> In the beginning <BR> God created the heavens and the earth. <BR> <BR> Promise #244: I spoke the universe into existence. <BR> <BR> Right at the beginning of the Book of all books, the Bible says... "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." This statement alone could be enough to bring peace to any unsettled heart. God is in control. He has always been in control. <BR> <BR> He is the One who spoke the entire universe into existence with just the sou... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:41:38 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770387 2 Peter 3:13 (WEB) <BR> But, according to his promise, <BR> we look for new heavens and a new earth, <BR> in which righteousness dwells. <BR> <BR> Promise #243: You can look forward to the new heaven and earth that I have promised. <BR> <BR> We have something really big to look forward to! ... A new heaven and a new earth! If that is not cause for celebration, I don't know what is! All of the reminders of a fallen world will be gone and we will have the privilege of enjoying an untainted ... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:16:28 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769891 John 14:2 (WEB) <BR> In my Father’s house are many homes. <BR> If it weren’t so, I would have told you. <BR> I am going to prepare a place for you. <BR> <BR> Promise #242: There is a special room in My house prepared just for you. <BR> <BR> This is part of Jesus' last address to His disciples before He goes to the cross. It is interesting that Jesus actually assumes that the disciples already know that they have a place in His Father's house because He says... "If it were not so, I would ... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:16:11 EST