In follow up to my previous post - this is often where the problem often lies concerning the promise. ⠀
Somehow, somewhere along the line, we've come to figure that because the promise hasn't been fulfilled yet, it must be a lie. Or maybe we misheard or misinterpreted. Or maybe we've forfeited the promise because we're not worthy. Not the case, we're just not done yet. ⠀
The truth is - giving up is a principle that the world taught us. But we are not to conform to the pattern or mentality of the world - and without the renewing of our mind, it's impossible to discern His will and promise. ⠀
Proverbs 3:5, Romans 12:2⠀
Is God guaranteed to keep His promise?⠀
If you receive a promise from God concerning His purpose, He swears it as an oath upon Himself.⠀
Now, we all know God values Himself enough to never want to cease existing. Yet, when He makes a promise to you - He would rather cease existing than to break that promise.⠀
Therefore, as much as He values Himself, He puts you before Himself concerining His promise for your life. Therefore, His purpose is guaranteed, and so then, is His promise to you.⠀
Our part is to have faith in Him. Don't place your anchor of hope on your present circumstances, but instead on the fact that He literally bet His life on His promise to you.⠀
Hebrews 6:13-20 #devotions#purpose#destiny#promise#christianposts#christianity#faith#bible#biblestudy
John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 🙏 #quiettimewithGod#john1334
Sounds like a good plan for today! •
Watercolor: Prima Classics Palette (blue & purple blend) |
Brush: 3/0 Round Aqualon Royal and Langnickel
I’m not the best at my studies, but God was there. I’ve given into temptation on many occasions, still, He was there. With His gentle whisper and reminder of His grace, I was able to make a change. I’ve made a big change in my life’s direction at the age of 21, but God never left. I know I’m living in grace each day. I’ve been through heartbreak and heartaches, but God allowed for it. so that I could feel His grace. Without God’s grace, there is really nothing I can do.
Part of art project titled: "Grace Upon Grace" at www.ymi.today
The Life Of Worship
"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." Romans 12:1-2. ****************************************
When Christians talk about worship its most commonly understood as "going to worship" in a corporate setting or "worshipping God" in private prayer, but how many of us see worship as a practice and a lifestyle; the inhale and exhale of the vibrant Christian life? 🤔🤔The two previous examples are quite acceptable, but that's not worship in its totality, scope or practice. To worship God aright, we must know Him and be known by Him. 1 Corinthians 8:3. It's comparable to knowing a parent and being known by them. As the child comes to a father, or mother, they do so because they know them and are known by them. They have a special privilege that only a child can experience, asking to have their needs met; under these circumstances the parent is under #worship#life#Hillsong#church#christian#God#Jesus#Islam#Muslim#muslimah#atheist#atheism obligation to respond. ****************************************
Worship is not only acknowledging God, praying to Him, or even rendering to Him the worship due Him; its presenting our bodies to Him as members of righteousness and not members of sin. In this verse Paul is likening our bodies to the sacrifice continually laid upon the altar and sacrificed to God as a sweet smelling offering because of the intercession of Christ. So every time we resist the urge to lust with our eyes we indeed are presenting our eyes as a sacrificial offering as a practical act of worship. As we diligently work with our hands to the glory of God, that too is a practical demonstration of worship. As the unconverted offer their members up as continual offerings of worship to sin, which is the object of their worship, so we must offer our members to God through the mediation of Christ as our reasonable service of worship. Worship is not just an act, it's a lifestyle!
You'd see that God can never fail. God will always slide through with an upgrade for whatever it is you lost...or let's just say whatever it is that wasn't meant for you. With God you can't lose, you always win!
Trust God when things turn left. Because then, He's about to make it right! 🙌
Never forget the one who first loved you.
Others may have abandoned you; he did not.
Others may have broken promises; he does not.
Others’ love expired or were broken in death; his will not.
You are so loved.
Immeasurable Grace: 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨
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14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God's part? By no means! 15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” 16 So then it depends NOT on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I HAVE RAISED YOU UP, that I might SHOW MY POWER IN YOU, and that My name might be proclaimed in ALL the earth.” 18 So then He has mercy on whomever He wills, and He HARDENS whomever He wills. 19 You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who can resist His will?” 20 But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? 22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known His power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 in order to make known the riches of His glory for the vessels of mercy, which He has prepared beforehand for glory—24 even us whom He has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles? 25 As indeed He says in Hosea, “Those who were NOT My people I will call ‘My people,’ and her who was NOT beloved I will call ‘beloved.’” 26 “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are NOT my people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’” Romans 9:14-26. ********************************
Dressed And Fitted For The White Party: 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨
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11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless. 13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:11-14. ********************************
If you had a VIP invitation to a White Party personally issued by the notorious Puff Daddy aka P-Diddy aka Sean Puffy Combs and you didn't meet the dress code, Would you be admitted? Would your morality be factored into the argument? Would your charitable works act as a worthy substitute for the white outfit? Or would genuine intent sway the body guards at the door to relax his implicit minimum qualification of being dressed in white? Would Puff say, "That's my dude, I'll make one exception just for him." Would he? If he did this one would stand out from the rest of the crowd. It's doubtless that Puff would desecrate the ambiance of the occasion just for one person who deemed themselves too good to comply with the standard dress code. ********************************
Psalm 25:5 NIV "Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long." 🙏 #quiettimewithGod#psalm25
Where else can we find hope but in the Lord? This has been a very encouraging reminder for the last couple of days. Also, I love the color combination of yellow and orange. It looks hopeful, doesn't it?😊
Watercolor: Prima Tropicals Palette
Pen: Pentel Fude Touch -Orange
Paper: Strathmore | 140lb | cold pressed
#behumble ...and no I am not quoting the lyrics of kendrick's song. But if that rings your bell then, okay 🙌. This one's straight outta the bible.
You need that grace girl, #behumble
You can't do it all by yourself boo thang, #behumble
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I know ..even I know that it gets exhausting sometimes when you're going through stuff and it's all for a purpose. But hang in there. It really is all for a purpose. Not now. You can't fathom that purpose now. But much later. .when it's all said and done.
Please trust the process and don't change course. Stick with God. Everything you're going through is intentional.