SUNSETBREEZE05's SparkPeople Blog SUNSETBREEZE05's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 5:12 (WEB) <BR> For you will bless the righteous. <BR> Yahweh, you will surround him with favor as with a shield. <BR> <BR> Promise #239: I will bless My righteous ones and shield them with My favor. <BR> <BR> When someone has favor from the king, everyone in the kingdom knows it! Wherever they go, all of the royal subjects would recognize that this special person lives under the bl... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:13:46 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Matthew 5:7 (WEB) <BR> Blessed are the merciful, <BR> for they shall obtain mercy. <BR> <BR> Promise #238: I will show mercy to those who are merciful to others. <BR> <BR> Even in secular surroundings, there is an often quoted verse from Jesus that we call the 'golden rule'... Do unto others as you would like others to do unto you. Even the world recognizes that this is a universal princi... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:57:35 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 30:5 (WEB) <BR> For his anger is but for a moment. His favor is for a lifetime. <BR> Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning. <BR> <BR> Promise #235: Your sadness may last for a night but joy will come in the morning. <BR> <BR> In the book of Ecclesiastes, it says that there is a season for all things. There is a time to weep and there is a time to rejoice. Ther... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:58:32 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Job 5:17-18 (WEB) <BR> 17 “Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. <BR> Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. <BR> 18 For he wounds, and binds up. <BR> He injures, and his hands make whole. <BR> <BR> Promise #232: Do not despise My discipline, for in time I will heal your wounds. <BR> <BR> You may be reading today's promise and wonder why I would have ever chosen ... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:22:00 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 92:13-14 (WEB) <BR> 13 They are planted in Yahweh’s house. <BR> They will flourish in our God’s courts. <BR> 14 They will still bring forth fruit in old age. <BR> <BR> Promise #231: I will make you fruitful in your old age. <BR> <BR> I want to finish my life well. In Hebrews 12:1-2, we are called to throw off all the things that hinder us and the sin that so easily entangles us to... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:45:26 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Proverbs 19:21 (WEB) <BR> There are many plans in a man’s heart, <BR> but Yahweh’s counsel will prevail. <BR> <BR> Promise #229: Though you have many plans, My purpose will be fulfilled. <BR> <BR> Over the years, I have looked to this Bible verse many times. By nature, I am a strategist and a planner. I like to know how to best prepare for whatever life has to throw at me. Unfortunately, ... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:01:02 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 John 1:7 (WEB) <BR> But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, <BR> we have fellowship with one another, <BR> and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, <BR> cleanses us from all sin. <BR> <BR> Promise #220: If you walk in the light, the blood of My Son Jesus will cleanse you from all sin. <BR> <BR> Jesus is called the Light of the World. In Him is no darkness, only brilliant, g... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 17:09:16 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 71:6 (WEB) <BR> I have relied on you from the womb. <BR> You are he who took me out of my mother’s womb. <BR> I will always praise you. <BR> <BR> Promise #217: I have cared for you from the moment you were born. <BR> <BR> In this Psalm, David makes a declaration that it was actually God that took him out of his mother's womb. In The Message Bible, this verse says 'I've hung on you ... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 10:56:05 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 Chronicles 16:34 (WEB) <BR> Oh give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good, <BR> for his loving kindness endures forever. <BR> <BR> Promise #216: I am good and My mercy is everlasting. <BR> <BR> In the Garden of Eden, when Satan tempted Adam and Eve, he was primarily questioning the goodness of God. "Did God really say..." He tried to portray a view of God that was skewed and distorted... Tha... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 17:10:13 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 33:4 (WEB) <BR> For the word of Yahweh is right. <BR> All his work is done in faithfulness. <BR> <BR> Promise #215: You can trust in My faithfulness because My Word is true. <BR> <BR> If I would make a promise to my children and they would question the integrity of what I promised, that would hurt me deeply. As a father, it is my hope that my children would have confidence in my cha... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 10:51:36 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 47:7-9 (WEB) <BR> 7 For God is the King of all the earth. Sing praises with understanding. 8 God reigns over the nations. God sits on his holy throne. 9 The princes of the peoples are gathered together, the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God. He is greatly exalted! <BR> <BR> Promise #214: I rule the earth and all the kings belong to Me. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 12:56:36 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 John 3:2 (WEB) <BR> Beloved, now we are children of God, and it is not yet revealed what we will be. <BR> But we know that, when he is revealed, we will be like him; <BR> for we will see him just as he is. <BR> <BR> Promise #210: You are My children now, and you will be just like Jesus when He appears. <BR> <BR> When Jesus returns, we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is. ... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:59:46 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Revelation 3:12 (WEB) <BR> He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will go out from there no more. I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God, and my own new name. <BR> <BR> Promise #209: Those who overcome will be made pillars in My temple forever. <BR> <BR> Th... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:43:44 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Matthew 6:25-26 (WEB) <BR> 25 Therefore, I tell you, don’t be anxious for your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 See the birds of the sky, that they don’t sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you of much more value... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:18:32 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 86:7 (WEB) <BR> In the day of my trouble I will call on you, <BR> for you will answer me. <BR> <BR> Promise #207: When problems arise, call to Me and I will answer you. <BR> <BR> Jesus told us that in the world, we would have trouble. He went on to encourage us that we could be cheerful because He had overcome the world. In this Psalm, David is calling out to God to help him. David ... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:28:21 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... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:06:55 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 Y... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:35:06 EST <img src=""> <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 someone who ... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:24:19 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Philippians 1:6 (WEB) <BR> being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you <BR> will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> Promise #150: I began the good work in you and I will finish it. <BR> <BR> Before the foundation of the world, God set a plan in motion. He saw you and He saw me and He made provision through His Son, Jesus Christ for us to be... Mon, 30 May 2016 11:23:42 EST <img src=""> <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 on the ... Sun, 29 May 2016 10:00:28 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Matthew 13:11 (WEB) <BR> He answered them, “To you it is given to know <BR> the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, <BR> but it is not given to them. <BR> <BR> Promise #146: I will show you the mysteries of My kingdom. <BR> <BR> In today's passage of Scripture, Jesus tells His disciples that it was His Father's plan for them to know the mysteries of the kingdom. Jesus had just finished... Thu, 26 May 2016 14:28:04 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Matthew 5:6 (WEB) <BR> Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, <BR> for they shall be filled. <BR> <BR> Promise #145: I will fill those who hunger and thirst for My righteousness. <BR> <BR> When a person is hungry or thirsty in the natural, they are aware that they have an emptiness that needs to be filled and they will look for opportunities to meet that need. For ex... Wed, 25 May 2016 16:58:24 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 30:5 (WEB) <BR> For his anger is but for a moment. His favor is for a lifetime. <BR> Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning. <BR> <BR> Promise #144: My displeasure may last for a moment, but My favor is yours for life. <BR> <BR> I can remember times when our children were young, they would sometimes do things that required my discipline. Even in the most serious... Tue, 24 May 2016 09:52:48 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 2 Peter 2:9 (WEB) <BR> the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation <BR> and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment; <BR> <BR> Promise #143: I will rescue the godly from all their troubles. <BR> <BR> There are plenty of troubles that come in the package of fallen humanity. This is not how our God and Father first intended it to be. Our Heavenly Dad'... Mon, 23 May 2016 13:55:09 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Matthew 6:8 (WEB) <BR> Therefore don’t be like them, <BR> for your Father knows what things you need, <BR> before you ask him. <BR> <BR> Promise #141: I know what you need before you even ask. <BR> <BR> In Matthew 6, Jesus is instructing the listeners on how to pray to their heavenly Father. We don't have to stand on street corners shouting prayers out loud so everyone can hear us and ... Sat, 21 May 2016 09:43:46 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Deuteronomy 28:2 (WEB) <BR> and all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, <BR> if you shall listen to the voice of Yahweh your God. <BR> <BR> Promise #140: All My blessings will overtake those who obey Me. <BR> <BR> Deuteronomy 28 is a chapter that starts with all of the promises of God to Israel if they simply listen to the voice of God and follow His ways. We read that th... Fri, 20 May 2016 10:39:04 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Proverbs 19:17 (WEB) <BR> He who has pity on the poor lends to Yahweh; <BR> he will reward him. <BR> <BR> Promise #139: I will repay those who are kind to the poor. <BR> <BR> In yesterday's promise, we talked about how God says He won't forget all the love you have shown Him by loving others. In today's promise, King Solomon writes in Proverbs 19:17 that God promises to repay us when we g... Thu, 19 May 2016 10:09:07 EST <img src=""> <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, <BR> 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 ... Wed, 18 May 2016 09:40:35 EST <img src=""> <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 descriptive word t... Mon, 16 May 2016 09:56:56 EST <img src=""> <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 situation Dav... Fri, 13 May 2016 14:43:49 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 46:1 (WEB) <BR> God is our refuge and strength, <BR> a very present help in trouble. <BR> <BR> Promise #132: I am a very present help for you in times of trouble. <BR> <BR> In today's promise, the psalmist makes the declaration that God is ready to help us at the first sign of trouble. He is always with us and is our refuge and strength when we need shelter from the storms that c... Thu, 12 May 2016 10:11:38 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 th... Wed, 11 May 2016 10:19:51 EST <img src=""> <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 d... Sun, 8 May 2016 11:59:49 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 2 Samuel 22:36 (WEB) <BR> You have also given me the shield of your salvation. <BR> Your gentleness has made me great. <BR> <BR> Promise #109: My gentleness will enlarge your life. <BR> <BR> In today's Scripture verse, King David is making a declaration that God's gentleness has made him great. The Hebrew word for 'great' is pronounced 'rabah' and means to increase, excel, abundance, ... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:46:05 EST <img src=""> <BR> <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 ... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:07:48 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Isaiah 30:18 (WEB) <BR> Therefore Yahweh will wait, that he may be gracious to you; <BR> and therefore he will be exalted, that he may have mercy on you, <BR> for Yahweh is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him. <BR> <BR> Promise #317: I will wait for opportunities to show you My compassion. <BR> <BR> The Amplified version of the first part of Isaiah 30:18 this ... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:21:31 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 34:8 (WEB) <BR> Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good. <BR> Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. <BR> <BR> Promise #316: Taste and you will see that I am a good God. <BR> <BR> When I think of today's promise, I think of the difference between looking at a shiny red apple and tasting it. No matter how tasty the apple looks on the outside, the only way that I will truly ex... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:37:36 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 27:1 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? <BR> Yahweh is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid? <BR> <BR> Promise #313: I am your light and your salvation, the strength of your life. <BR> <BR> There is a confidence that the Lord wants us to walk in that will cause fear to flee from our lives. It is the confidence that the shepherd boy... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 10:35:19 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (WEB) <BR> 4 Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. <BR> Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, 5 doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, <BR> doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; <BR> <BR> Promise #312: My love is patient and kind, and does not keep track of wrongs. <BR> <BR> Since the Bible says in 1 John 4:16 that 'God is lo... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 11:55:46 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 Peter 2:24 (WEB) <BR> who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, <BR> that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; <BR> by whose stripes you were healed. <BR> <BR> Promise #310: Jesus bore your sins on the cross so you would be healed. <BR> <BR> Thank God for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who took upon Himself all of our sin so that we could receive ... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 09:40:13 EST <img src=""> <BR> <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 Bib... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 10:15:59 EST <img src=""> <BR> <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 pe... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 09:48:34 EST <img src=""> <BR> <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 Hi... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 09:49:28 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 36:5 (WEB) <BR> Your loving kindness, Yahweh, is in the heavens. <BR> Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. <BR> <BR> Promise #306: My love stretches to the heavens and My faithfulness extends above the clouds. <BR> <BR> How great is the love of God? Just look up in the sky. How faithful is our Father? Keep looking up. Look past the clouds and into outer space. Find the most... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 09:16:05 EST <img src=""> <BR> <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 nostri... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:38:13 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 ... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:00:13 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 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. ... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:43:30 EST <img src=""> <BR> <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 offeri... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 16:04:56 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 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... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 09:58:31 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 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 th... Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:15:28 EST