SUNSETBREEZE05's SparkPeople Blog SUNSETBREEZE05's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community <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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 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 ... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:42:54 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 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. (Ephesia... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:49:13 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 34:7 (WEB) <BR> The angel of Yahweh encamps around those who fear him, <BR> and delivers them. <BR> <BR> Promise #293: My angels will surround all who fear Me. <BR> <BR> There are many references in the Bible that talk about angels and how they relate to God's people. In Psalm 91:11 we read that God commands His angels to take care of us. In Hebrews 1:14 angels are called mini... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 09:51:16 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 91:4 (WEB) <BR> He will cover you with his feathers. Under his wings you will take refuge. <BR> His faithfulness is your shield and rampart. <BR> <BR> Promise #292: I will cover you with My feathers and protect you with My wings. <BR> <BR> Psalm 91 is one of my favorite psalms that speaks of Almighty God's protection and covering. I love the imagery of this verse in particular... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:54:38 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (WEB) <BR> 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we don’t wage war according to the flesh; 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds, 5 throwing down imaginations and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 17:24:24 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Exodus 14:14 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh will fight for you, and you shall be still.” <BR> <BR> Promise #290: If you remain still, I will do your fighting for you. <BR> <BR> In today's promise, we have an amazing assurance that the God who spoke the entire universe into existence will fight for us if we will only remain still. The NIV Bible says this verse this way...The LORD will fight for y... Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:06:43 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 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, ... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 11:55:29 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 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 feeli... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 09:50:22 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 John 1:9 (WEB) <BR> If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, <BR> and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. <BR> <BR> Promise #282: If you confess your sins, I will be faithful to forgive and cleanse you. <BR> <BR> God is faithful. God is just in all that He does. God promises to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. All t... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 10:13:03 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 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 existen... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 09:46:31 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> John 17:23 (WEB) <BR> I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one; <BR> that the world may know that you sent me, <BR> and loved them, even as you loved me. <BR> <BR> Promise #276: I am your Father, and I love you even as I love My Son, Jesus. <BR> <BR> For those reading this devotional thought who might not be familiar with this expression, this verse really, rea... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 11:41:59 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 145:17 (WEB) <BR> Yahweh is righteous in all his ways, <BR> and gracious in all his works. <BR> <BR> Promise #275: I am righteous in all My ways and kind in all that I do. <BR> <BR> I really like how the NIV Bible says this verse... The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. (NIV) The NLT says that God is 'filled with kindness'. Isn't it wonderful... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:16:45 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 90:2 (WEB) <BR> Before the mountains were brought forth, <BR> before you had formed the earth and the world, <BR> even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God. <BR> <BR> Promise #274: I am the everlasting God. <BR> <BR> As human beings, we are used to things having a beginning and an end. We are born, we grow up and then we die. While the human heart never really gets u... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:41:19 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 Peter 1:3-4 (WEB) <BR> 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy became our father again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn’t fade away, reserved in Heaven for you, <BR> <BR> Promise #272: You have an everlasting inheritance reserved in ... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:24:14 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 51:17 (WEB) <BR> The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. <BR> A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. <BR> <BR> Promise #267: I will not reject the sacrifice of a broken spirit and a contrite heart. <BR> <BR> I am so thankful that the sacrifices that God accepts are those of a broken and a contrite heart. Psalm 34:18 says... The LORD is close to the broken... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:47:43 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 103:5 (WEB) <BR> who satisfies your desire with good things, <BR> so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. <BR> <BR> Promise #266: I will enrich your life and renew your youth like the eagle's. <BR> <BR> Eagles go through a molting process where they shed their old feathers and grow new ones. This process is necessary in the rejuvenation of the eagle so it can continu... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:10:33 EST