SUNSETBREEZE05's SparkPeople Blog SUNSETBREEZE05's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 19:1 (WEB) <BR> The heavens declare the glory of God. <BR> The expanse shows his handiwork. <BR> <BR> Promise #213: The heavens declare My glory and reveal My handiwork. <BR> <BR> In Romans 1:20 in the NLT Bible it says... For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his et... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:48:55 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Deuteronomy 4:7 (WEB) <BR> For what great nation is there, that has a god so near to them, <BR> as Yahweh our God is whenever we call on him? <BR> <BR> Promise #206: I am near to you whenever you cry out. <BR> <BR> In this particular Bible verse, the nation of Israel is marvelling that there is no other nation on the earth that has a God that is so close to them that He is near when... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:22:24 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hebrews 4:9-10 (WEB) <BR> 9 There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God. <BR> 10 For he who has entered into his rest <BR> has himself also rested from his works, as God did from his. <BR> <BR> Promise #205: If you enter into My rest, you will find rest from all your striving. <BR> <BR> One thing that marks the orphan world system that we live in is the absence of ... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:26:02 EST <img src=""> <BR> <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... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:13:34 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Habakkuk 3:19 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh, the Lord, is my strength. <BR> He makes my feet like deer’s feet, <BR> and enables me to go in high places. <BR> <BR> Promise #203: I will strengthen you with feet like a deer so you can reach great heights. <BR> <BR> Have you ever watched a deer or a mountain goat walk on the side of a mountain? It is really quite an amazing sight to see. They a... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:37:54 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Jeremiah 30:17 (WEB) <BR> For I will restore health to you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says Yahweh; <BR> because they have called you an outcast, saying, It is Zion, whom no man seeks after. <BR> <BR> Promise #202: I will restore your health and heal all your hurts. <BR> <BR> In this fallen orphan world that we live in, sickness is part of every day life. We all know someon... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:06:55 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 30:11 (WEB) <BR> You have turned my mourning into dancing for me. <BR> You have removed my sackcloth, and clothed me with gladness, <BR> <BR> Promise #201: I will turn your mourning into dancing and surround you with joy. <BR> <BR> We all struggle with grief at one time or another in life. We lose those we love. We suffer the loss of many things. In a life that ebbs and flows,... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:49:33 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ephesians 6:11 (WEB) <BR> Put on the whole armor of God, <BR> that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. <BR> <BR> Promise #200: My armor will help you stand against the plans of the enemy. <BR> In Ephesians 6, Paul the Apostle exhorts the church at Ephesus to put on the full armor of God in order to be able to stand against the tricks of the enemy. It is interesti... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:50:26 EST Psalm 138:7 (WEB) <BR> Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me. <BR> You will stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies. <BR> Your right hand will save me. <BR> <BR> Promise #198: I will save you in the midst of your troubles. <BR> <BR> I took the photo for this promise at the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Canada. I chose this particular photo because it represents an overwhelming sense of being surrounded by an unstoppable, never-ending power. I imagi... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:48:30 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 John 4:18 (WEB) <BR> There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, <BR> because fear has punishment. <BR> He who fears is not made perfect in love. <BR> <BR> Promise #197: My perfect love will banish fear from your heart. <BR> <BR> According to the Strong's Concordance, the Greek word for 'perfect' is complete. Imagine a love that is complete in every way. The love o... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:53:12 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 28:9 (WEB) <BR> Save your people, and bless your inheritance. <BR> Be their shepherd also, and bear them up forever. <BR> <BR> Promise #195: I will shepherd My inheritance and carry them forever. <BR> <BR> In this Bible verse, David is crying out for God to save His people, bless His inheritance, feed them and lift them up forever. In the NIV and NLT versions, he cries out for... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:49:40 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Philippians 4:19 (WEB) <BR> My God will supply every need of yours <BR> according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. <BR> <BR> Promise #194: I will meet your every need through My eternal riches in Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> Our God and Father has promised to meet our every need according to the vast riches in the glorious storehouse of heaven that is in Jesus Christ. In an orphan... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:24:00 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Jeremiah 31:33 (WEB) <BR> But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel <BR> after those days, says Yahweh: <BR> I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; <BR> and I will be their God, and they shall be my people: <BR> <BR> Promise #193: I have put My law within you and have written it on your heart. <BR> <BR> In this promise... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:25:07 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Romans 5:5 (WEB) <BR> and hope doesn’t disappoint us, <BR> because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts <BR> through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. <BR> <BR> Promise #192: I have poured My love into your heart by My Spirit. <BR> <BR> The photo of today's promise was taken at Niagara Falls. Since I have the luxury of living within 15 miles of this great natural ... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 15:09:56 EST <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