SUNSETBREEZE05's SparkPeople Blog SUNSETBREEZE05's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Romans 16:20 (WEB) <BR> And the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet. <BR> The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. <BR> <BR> Promise #271: I will soon crush the evil one under your feet. <BR> <BR> In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus taught us to ask our Father to ‘deliver us from evil’. Jesus wouldn’t have told us to pray this way unless He was certain that His Father wo... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:43:41 EST <img src=""> <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 brokenhearte... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:13:47 EST <img src=""> <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 continue to rem... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:06:06 EST <BR> <img src="">Psalm 4:8 (WEB) <BR> <BR> <BR> In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep, <BR> for you, Yahweh alone, make me live in safety. <BR> <BR> Promise #265: I will give you a peaceful sleep surrounded by safety. <BR> <BR> There are many things in this world that cause us to be afraid and to not feel at peace. As a result, many people struggle with sleep at night because of the numerous anxious... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:34:43 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Isaiah 40:31 (WEB) <BR> 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up <BR> with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. <BR> <BR> Promise #264: If you wait for Me, I will renew your strength. <BR> <BR> When we think of waiting, whether it is waiting in a car for a friend, waiting in a doctor's office for ... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:14:31 EST <img src=""> <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 Yahweh ... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:07:17 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Proverbs 3:9-10 (WEB) <BR> 9 Honor Yahweh with your substance, <BR> with the first fruits of all your increase: <BR> 10 so your barns will be filled with plenty, <BR> and your vats will overflow with new wine. <BR> <BR> Promise #262: If you honor Me with your firstfruits, you will overflow with abundance. <BR> <BR> Today's Scripture passage is a wonderful picture of abundance and overfl... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:16:24 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 Peter 3:9 WEB <BR> not rendering evil for evil, or insult for insult; but instead blessing; <BR> knowing that to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing. <BR> <BR> Promise #261: I have called you to inherit My blessing. <BR> <BR> In this Scripture passage, the Apostle Peter is encouraging us not to repay evil for evil, but rather be a blessing instead. If we are living wit... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:31:19 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Deuteronomy 33:27 (WEB) <BR> The eternal God is your dwelling place. Underneath are the everlasting arms. <BR> He thrust out the enemy from before you, and said, ‘Destroy!’ <BR> <BR> Promise #259: You will find safety in My everlasting arms. <BR> <BR> God is our eternal refuge. Just think of that for a moment. There will never be a time in all eternity where you will ever be unprotected. ... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:52:04 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ndividual.asp?gid=67775 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:40:52 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Deuteronomy 1:31 (WEB) <BR> and in the wilderness, where you have seen how that Yahweh your God bore you, <BR> as a man does bear his son, in all the way that you went, until you came to this place.” <BR> <BR> Promise #249: I will carry you in My arms just like a father carries his child. <BR> <BR> The NIV Bible says this verse this way... "There you saw how the LORD your God carried you,... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 10:20:11 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 139:16 (WEB) <BR> Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, <BR> the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them. <BR> <BR> Promise #248: All the days of your life are written in My special book. <BR> <BR> I like this Bible verse best from the NIV Bible which says... "your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 10:10:39 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 139:17-18 (WEB) <BR> 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is their sum! <BR> 18 If I would count them, they are more in number than the sand. <BR> When I wake up, I am still with you. <BR> <BR> Promise #247: My thoughts toward you outnumber the sand on the seashore. <BR> <BR> Have you ever tried to count the number of grains of sand there are on a seashore? While ... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 12:40:12 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 2 Peter 3:13 (WEB) <BR> But, according to his promise, <BR> we look for new heavens and a new earth, <BR> in which righteousness dwells. <BR> <BR> <BR> Promise #243: You can look forward to the new heaven and earth that I have promised. <BR> <BR> We have something really big to look forward to! ... A new heaven and a new earth! If that is not cause for celebration, I don't know what is... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:24:27 EST 365 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> John 14:2 (WEB) <BR> In my Father’s house are many homes. <BR> If it weren’t so, I would have told you. <BR> I am going to prepare a place for you. <BR> <BR> Promise #242: There is a special room in My house prepared just for you. <BR> <BR> This is part of Jesus' last address to His disciples before He goes to the cross. It is interesting that Jesus actually assumes that the disciples al... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:12:57 EST <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