SUNSETBREEZE05's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SUNSETBREEZE05 SUNSETBREEZE05's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674237 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... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:02:58 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673854 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... About Benjam... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:40:09 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672701 Psalm 1:1-3 (WEB) <BR> 1 Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, <BR> nor sit in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in Yahweh’s law. On his law he meditates day and night. <BR> 3 He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, <BR> whose leaf also does not wither. Whatever he does shall prosper. <BR> <BR> Promise #105: If you delight in My Word, you will be fruitful and pr... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:13:49 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671062 Ephesians 2:19 (WEB) <BR> So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, <BR> but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, <BR> <BR> Promise #103: I have made you a member of My own household. <BR> <BR> When I walk into a house where I have never been before, it takes some time to get used to the new surroundings. I am usually very careful not to knock anything over and to do my best not to do anything that would offend the house owner. <BR> <BR> Howev... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:24:28 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670408 Jeremiah 24:6 (WEB) <BR> For I will set my eyes on them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: <BR> and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up. <BR> <BR> Promise #102: I will always build you up, not pull you down. <BR> <BR> One of the ways an insecure person builds themselves up is by pulling other people down. By making somebody else look inferior, the person doing the 'pulling down' might feel superior, at least temporarily... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:29:11 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669718 <BR> <BR> Psalm 23:3 (WEB) <BR> He restores my soul. <BR> He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. <BR>    <BR> Promise #101: I will restore and refresh your weary soul. <BR> <BR> God created us to be restored and refreshed on a regular basis. The daily cycle of life demonstrates this as we are intended to rest (sleep) for a good 8 hours every day. Science is showing us more and more how important it is for our physical and emotional wellbeing to be able to rest. <... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:02:41 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668938 Psalm 40:5 (WEB) <BR> Many, Yahweh, my God, are the wonderful works which you have done, <BR> and your thoughts which are toward us. <BR> They can’t be declared back to you. <BR> If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. <BR> <BR> Promise #100: The good things that I have planned for you are too many to count. <BR> <BR> King David wrote Psalm 40 and in it he declares to God how wonderful His works are! David goes on to talk about the many good things tha... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:36:14 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667186 Colossians 2:13-14 (WEB) <BR> 13 You were dead through your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh. <BR> He made you alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, <BR> 14 wiping out the handwriting in ordinances which was against us; <BR> and he has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross; <BR> <BR> Promise #98: I have cancelled all your sin and you alive in Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> Paul the Apostle tells us in Colossians 2:13-14 in no uncertain ter... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:04:39 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666377 Romans 8:29 (WEB) <BR> For whom he foreknew, he also predestined <BR> to be conformed to the image of his Son, <BR> that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. <BR> <BR> Promise #97: I have chosen you to be like My Son so you could be part of My family. <BR> <BR> In today's promise from Romans 8:29, we read in the Amplified Bible the following... For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:19:25 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666101 Isaiah 46:4 (WEB) <BR> and even to old age I am he, and even to gray hairs will I carry you. <BR> I have made, and I will bear; yes, I will carry, and will deliver. <BR> <BR> Promise #96: I will protect and carry you all the days of your life. <BR> The New International Version Bible translates Isaiah 46:4 this way... Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. (NIV) <BR> <B... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 23:44:00 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664991 Isaiah 64:8 (WEB) <BR> But now, Yahweh, you are our Father; <BR> we are the clay, and you our potter; <BR> and we all are the work of your hand. <BR> <BR> Promise #95: I am your Father and you are My handiwork. <BR> <BR> The Bible tells us in Genesis that God formed Adam out of the dust of the earth. I wonder if the creation process that happened in the Garden of Eden was similar to the reference that Isaiah makes in today's Scripture passage? <BR> <BR> God is a loving Father who fo... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 11:38:18 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664172 Revelation 4:11 (WEB) <BR> “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, the Holy One, <BR> to receive the glory, the honor, and the power, for you created all things, <BR> and because of your desire they existed, and were created!” <BR> <BR> Promise #94: I created all things for My pleasure. <BR> The backdrop to today's promise is found in the throne room of God as described by the Apostle John in Revelation 4. What an amazing sight! Rainbow colors flashing, angels crying holy, and the four and twe... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:03:31 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663085 Psalm 119:89 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh, your word is settled in heaven forever. <BR> <BR> Promise #92: My eternal Word is anchored in the heavens. <BR> <BR> The NIV Bible translates today's Bible verse this way... Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. (NIV) The English Standard Version translates it... Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. (ESV) Whatever translation you prefer, the message is the same. God's Word is firmly fixed and settled in heaven ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 23:49:01 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661584 Psalm 145:13 (WEB) <BR> Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. <BR> Your dominion endures throughout all generations. <BR> Yahweh is faithful in all his words, <BR> and loving in all his deeds. <BR> <BR> Promise #91: My kingdom is everlasting and My dominion will endure forever. <BR> <BR> The kingdoms of this world will not last forever. Even some of the most long standing empires that spanned immense territories eventually faltered and faded away. No matter how great the king, no mat... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:54:03 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660723 Deuteronomy 4:31 (WEB) <BR> for Yahweh your God is a merciful God; <BR> he will not fail you, neither destroy you, <BR> nor forget the covenant of your fathers which he swore to them. <BR> <BR> Promise #90: I will not forget My promises because I am a merciful God. <BR> <BR> Our God is a merciful God. He is full of compassion and love towards us. In today's promise, He tells Israel that He will never forsake them or hurt them or forget the promises He made to their forefathers. Our G... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:23:46 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659253 Matthew 25:34 (WEB) <BR> Then the King will tell those on his right hand, <BR> ‘Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you <BR> from the foundation of the world; <BR> <BR> Promise #88: I prepared a kingdom inheritance for you when I created the world. <BR> <BR> In today's promise, Jesus is telling a story about sheep and goats where the sheep (those who are in Christ) will be welcomed into the everlasting kingdom of our God and Father on that great day. Jesus tells ... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:11:41 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658842 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 WEB <BR> 24 Don’t you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? <BR> Run like that, that you may win. <BR> 25 Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. <BR> Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. <BR> <BR> Promise #87: An eternal crown awaits you at the finish line, so keep running your race. <BR> <BR> We are all called to run our own unique race. In Hebrews 12:1-2, the w... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:24:42 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656941 Isaiah 49:16 (WEB) <BR> Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; <BR> your walls are continually before me. <BR> <BR> Promise #85: I have carved your name in the palms of My hands. <BR> <BR> Today's promise is part of a much loved Scripture passage from Isaiah 49:15-16 that describes the amazing mothering heart of Father God... 15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, these may forget, yet I will not forget yo... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:51:37 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656055 1 Peter 5:6 (WEB) <BR> Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, <BR> that he may exalt you in due time; <BR> <BR> Promise #84: Humble yourself before Me and in time I will exalt you. <BR> <BR> Today's promise simply encourages us to walk in humility. God loves it when we embrace humility because when we are truly humble, we are just like Him! Jesus told us that the greatest in the kingdom is the servant of all (Matthew 23:11). Who is the greatest in the kingdom but our ... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:39:24 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655256 Romans 8:28 (WEB) <BR> We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, <BR> to those who are called according to his purpose. <BR> <BR> Promise #83: I will cause all things to ultimately work for your good. <BR> <BR> This Bible verse has brought comfort to a countless number of people throughout the years. It is very reassuring to know that no matter what happens in our life, our God and Father is able to cause all things to work together for our good. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:18:44 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654490 James 2:13 (WEB) <BR> For judgment is without mercy to him who has shown no mercy. <BR> Mercy triumphs over judgment. <BR> <BR> Promise #82: My mercy will overrule judgment. <BR> <BR> The Message Bible says... Kind mercy wins over harsh judgment every time. The law of mercy and grace actually overrules the law of judgment. I don't know how you feel when you think about this promise, but I am thankful to God that His mercy does indeed win the day! <BR> <BR> I am so glad that my God and F... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:31:27 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653814 2 Peter 1:3 (WEB) <BR> seeing that his divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, <BR> through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue; <BR> <BR> Promise #81: My divine power will give you all you need to live a good life. <BR> <BR> I really appreciate how the New Living Translation expresses 2 Peter 1:3... By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming t... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 10:07:39 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653112 Psalm 146:7 (WEB) <BR> who executes justice for the oppressed; <BR> who gives food to the hungry. <BR> <BR> Promise #80: I provide food for the hungry and justice for the oppressed. <BR> <BR> Our God is good. He has a heart of compassion for the marginalised, the oppressed and all who need His help. As we read in 1 Corinthians 13:6 describing the character and nature of love from the Amplified Bible .. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and tr... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:18:35 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652293 Psalm 91:7 (WEB) <BR> A thousand may fall at your side, <BR> and ten thousand at your right hand; <BR> but it will not come near you. <BR> <BR> Promise #79: Thousands may fall around you, but you will not be harmed. <BR> <BR> Psalm 91 is a powerful declaration of the safety and shelter that you and I can live in knowing that we are living under the constant care of Almighty God. In today's promise, the psalmist tells us that we can live in a state of safety in even the most stressful o... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:17:11 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651508 2 Samuel 22:33-34 (WEB) <BR> 33 God is my strong fortress. He makes my way perfect. <BR> 34 He makes his feet like hinds’ feet, and sets me on my high places. <BR> <BR> Promise #78: I will give you My strength to help you stand in high places. <BR> <BR> In today's promise, we read of King David's declaration of God's faithfulness after he was delivered from the murderous pursuit of his father-in-law, King Saul. He proclaims to everyone who will hear, that God is his strength and power ... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:24:48 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650667 Psalm 91:1 (WEB) <BR> He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High <BR> will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. <BR> <BR> Promise #77: If you live in My secret place, you will find rest under My shadow. <BR> <BR> The New Living Translation says Psalm 91:1 this way... Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (NLT) For anyone who struggles with fear, I would recommend reading Psalm 91 over and over again. It is a psalm that will b... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:37:40 EST Great Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650166 Just arrived home after a wonderful weekend with our children and their spouses. It was the first time since our daughter was married four years ago that just the adults got together. We stayed in Mpls. at a nice hotel and went out to eat and just visit and goof around. God is good! Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:41:34 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647630 Hebrews 13:5 (WEB) <BR> Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, <BR> for he has said, “I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you.” <BR> <BR> Promise #73: I will never abandon you. <BR> <BR> In today's Bible verse, the writer of Hebrews encourages us to be content with our lives because our God and Father has promised to never leave us or forsake us. In the knowledge of our Papa's closeness, we can take a deep breath and simply rest ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:14:36 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645332 Ephesians 1:3 (WEB) <BR> Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, <BR> who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ; <BR> <BR> Promise #70: I have blessed you in Christ with every heavenly blessing. <BR> <BR> I had the personal privilege of receiving my earthly father's blessing before he died. It was a real honor for me to receive such a blessing from my own dad and I am keenly aware that many people have not shared the same experience... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:11:38 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644329 Romans 8:11 (WEB) <BR> But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, <BR> he who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies <BR> through his Spirit who dwells in you. <BR> <BR> Promise #69: The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead will also give life to you. <BR> <BR> It is amazing to me to think that the very same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in you and me. Our bodies are not a dwelling place for a s... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:30:53 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643738 Colossians 3:3 (WEB) <BR> For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. <BR> <BR> Promise #68: Your old life is dead and your new life is hid with Christ in Me. <BR> <BR> The reality for everyone who has received the free gift of eternal life is that their old life is passed away and everything has become new in Christ. To better appreciate today's promise, I think we should read Colossians 3:1-3 from the English Standard Version... 1If then you have been raised with Christ, ... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 16:25:26 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642844 Ephesians 2:13 (WEB) <BR> But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off <BR> are made near in the blood of Christ. <BR> <BR> Promise #67: I have brought you close through the blood of Christ. <BR> <BR> The book of Ephesians is one of my favorite books in the Bible. In chapter 2, the Apostle Paul reminds us how we have been made alive in Christ. I love the fact that he speaks of our old life in the past tense, telling us that we are now alive in Christ. <BR> <BR> In today's promise f... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 11:29:17 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642041 Matthew 11:25-26 (WEB) <BR> 25 At that time, Jesus answered, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, <BR> that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants. <BR> 26 Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight. <BR> <BR> Promise #66: I delight to reveal My kingdom to those with a childlike heart. <BR> <BR> In today's promise, we read how Jesus delightfully declares that the mysteries of the kingdom are actually hidden from the wi... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 10:18:14 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641286 1 Corinthians 1:27 (WEB) <BR> but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. <BR> God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong; <BR> <BR> Promise #65: I have chosen the weak things of this world to confound the strong. <BR> <BR> I don't know how you feel about today's promise, but when I read it, it puts a smile on my face. The thought that God has chosen the weak things of the world is very ... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 10:55:12 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640307 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 <BR> of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: <BR> <BR> Promise #64: I have called you out of darkness into My glorious light. <BR> <BR> I love how all of the letters in the New Testament speak of our old life as being in the past tense. We are no longer sinners, but are now sons and daughters. We no l... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:20:46 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634299 2 Corinthians 5:1 (WEB) <BR> For we know that if the earthly house of our tent is dissolved, <BR> we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, <BR> eternal, in the heavens. <BR> <BR> Promise #57: When your body fails, you have an eternal home waiting for you. <BR> <BR> In 1 Corinthians 13:13, the Apostle Paul tells us that faith, hope and love remain. In the last few devotionals, I have been talking a lot about love and faith. Today I want to talk about hope. If we have... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:30:57 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633582 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (WEB) <BR> 23 May the God of peace himself sanctify you completely. <BR> May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless <BR> at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. <BR> 24 He who calls you is faithful, who will also do it. <BR> <BR> Promise #56: I will sanctify you and keep you blameless until Jesus returns. <BR> <BR> In today's promise, we read that it is God Himself who has sanctified us through the free gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. He in... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:53:41 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632592 Hebrews 11:6 (WEB) <BR> Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, <BR> for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, <BR> and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him. <BR> <BR> Promise #55: I will reward those who diligently seek Me with a heart of faith. <BR> <BR> The very foundation of our relationship to God is our faith in Him. If we don't believe that He exists, it will be difficult for us to cultivate a living, loving relationship with Him. Our very... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:58:10 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631543 1 John 5:14 (WEB) <BR> This is the boldness which we have toward him, that, <BR> if we ask anything according to his will, he listens to us. <BR> <BR> Promise #54: I hear you when you ask for anything according to My will. <BR> <BR> In today's promise, the Apostle John encourages us to be confident in our prayer life. When we ask God for anything that is in accordance with His will, He hears us. Our Father is a good father who delights in giving His kids good gifts (James 1:17) and He is ... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 11:23:59 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629121 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 <BR> remains in God, and God remains in him. <BR> <BR> Promise #51: You can know and depend on the love I have for you. <BR> <BR> There have been many times in my own life where I have struggled with circumstances and have not had any pat answers or quick solutions to my problems. In the midst of these seasons in my life, 1 John 4:16 has become really meaningful to... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:03:43 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628812 2 Corinthians 3:17 (WEB) <BR> Now the Lord is the Spirit <BR> and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. <BR> <BR> Promise #50: You will find freedom wherever My Spirit dwells. <BR> <BR> God is completely free and He loves freedom. Galatians 5:1 says that it is for freedom's sake that Christ has set us free. In John 8:36, Jesus Himself speaks of the freedom He has for us when He said... If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. (WEB) <BR> <BR> Wherever G... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:01:14 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627278 Matthew 5:4 (WEB) <BR> Blessed are those who mourn, <BR> for they shall be comforted. <BR> <BR> Promise #49: I will bless you in times of mourning with My comfort. <BR> <BR> In Matthew 5, Jesus shares a kingdom message that we lovingly call The Beatitudes. In this section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus reveals some of the values of His kingdom. Nine times He says that people are blessed in circumstances that would seem opposite to what the world system would see as blessed. <B... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:04:30 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624911 Psalm 23:1 WEB <BR> Yahweh is my shepherd: I shall lack nothing. <BR> <BR> Promise #46: I am your Shepherd and I will meet all your needs. <BR> <BR> Psalm 23 is one of the most loved psalms. It has been recited in times of celebration, in times of loss and and everything in between. The author of this psalm was King David who had a good understanding of what it meant to be a shepherd. As a boy, David learned to care for the flock under his care so when he made the statement that The L... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 16:14:37 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623985 1 Corinthians 13:8 (WEB) <BR> Love never fails. <BR> But where there are prophecies, they will be done away with. <BR> Where there are various languages, they will cease. <BR> Where there is knowledge, it will be done away with. <BR> <BR> Promise #45: My love will never fail you. <BR> <BR> The Greek word for love used in this verse is the word 'agape', which is used to describe the everlasting, unconditional love of God. This popular chapter of the Bible is often used as the Scriptu... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:51:31 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623058 Isaiah 64:4 (WEB) <BR> For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, <BR> neither has the eye seen a God besides you, <BR> who works for him who waits for him. <BR> <BR> Promise #44: If you wait for Me, I will work on your behalf. <BR> <BR> God loves it when we wait for Him to work on our behalf. While many might think that waiting on God is a passive exercise, I believe waiting is one of the most active things that we can do! Waiting on God is acknowledging that He is... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:17:09 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622185 Psalm 61:3 (WEB) <BR> For you have been a refuge for me, <BR> a strong tower from the enemy. <BR> <BR> Promise #43: I am your shelter and a place of safety from your enemies. <BR> <BR> The New Living Translation Bible translates Psalm 61:3 this way... for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. (NLT) God is a safe place and a strong fortress where your enemies cannot reach you. I believe the more we can believe this, the more we will find peace and rest in ... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:06:19 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621365 Psalm 91:15 (WEB) <BR> He will call on me, and I will answer him. <BR> I will be with him in trouble. <BR> I will deliver him, and honor him. <BR> <BR> Promise #42: Call on Me when you are in trouble and I will rescue you. <BR> <BR> When we are in trouble, God is ready and waiting to help us. We don't have to try and convince Him to come to our aid, for that is what good fathers do for their kids. No matter what the situation, good parents are always there to help their children when... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:55:31 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620304 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (WEB) <BR> Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. <BR> The Lord be with you all. <BR> <BR> Promise #41: I will give you peace at all times and in every situation. <BR> <BR> We live in a restless world that longs for peace. Because the Prince of Peace lives within us, we have access to a peace that is beyond our own understanding. A peace that will bring rest and tranquility to the busyness of our soul. A peace that will be a ... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:10:05 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618703 Psalm 32:8 (WEB) <BR> I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go. <BR> I will counsel you with my eye on you. <BR> Promise #39: I will look after you and teach you the way that is best. <BR> <BR> God doesn't leave us alone to try to figure out life all by ourselves. The Bible says that He is closer to us than we could possibly imagine. In Psalm 139, King David tells us that God knows everything about us and is familiar with all our ways (Psalm 139:1-3). In today's pr... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 14:12:22 EST 365promises.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617748 2 Corinthians 6:18 (WEB) <BR> I will be to you a Father. <BR> You will be to me sons and daughters,’ <BR> says the Lord Almighty.” <BR> <BR> Promise #38: I will be a real Father to you. <BR> <BR> In my opinion, this one promise summarizes all New Testament revelation. God's desire for all of us is that He would be our real Father. That is why Jesus came to the earth two thousand years ago... To make the way for each one of us to come home to His Dad (John 14:6). <BR> <BR> Everything that... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 10:52:37 EST