Saturday, February 19, 2011

Spiritual Sunday "Promise"

Thanks so much Charlotte and Ginger for always hosting these great Spiritual Sundays.

"Never promise more than you can perform." Publilius Syrus

My youngest is always asking me to promise her something or other......but I won't...not unless I'm really sure I'm prepared to keep that promise. I want her to know she can always trust me....trust what I say....depend on my word. 

For a long time I struggled with trust. I didn't believe what anyone said...because they promised one thing....and did something different. But then I took a risk....trusted His promises....and He came through...not once...not twice but over and over and over again. He showed me....I can trust Him to never let me down....that what He promises....He always follows through on. 

He's provided this neat contract...one I think that I've been given the better part of - it's got His promise....His guarantee...His assurance....that whatever I ask for - He'll do it. To me...that's pretty incredible!

Today....I'm taking Him at His word....I'm holding onto His promises for some neat people who I know really need them. 

-Gaye Anderson: to be completely healed from cancer
-Bernie On My Own for comfort, January's been a hard month with many losses
-Rosel Off the Beaten Trek relief and resolution from the problems at work
-Debbie Debbie's Daily Dribble freedom from chronic pain
-Wanda Wanda's Wings comfort for depression & eating disorder
-Others are listed at Prayer Needs  anyone can add their name for awesome support.

All Your promises are true.....

35 comments:

RCUBEs said...

Hi my sweet sis from up North :). What a great feeling to wake up knowing that one and many other are interceding for specific needs! This week would be a big step for me sis. Yes, I do need your prayers because I am fighting back and once I give this blow, it will be a huge battle from now on...My prayer is for the Lord to sustain me with His strength and protect me as I will be fighting not with one but many of them in power. But if He wants all those dark things exposed, let it be exposed into His light and I am a willing vessel to accomplish it for His glory...You're right, knowing how faithful He is, we have nothing to be afraid of. "What can man do to me?" It is because of Him I can brag about that.
Thank you sister for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. It's important we all pray for each other because we are all under constant attacks from our spiritual enemies. But because of Jesus, we are victors in His Holy Name! Love you sis and keep shining brightly!

Barbara said...

Amen, better never to make a vow than to break one, hugs sister, Barbara

Wanda's Wings said...

Please pray for me Because I'm am struggling more and more. Thank you Wanda

Amrita said...

Very true waht you say here

Finding Pam said...

Sarah, what a powerful post today. I will lift everyone's name up to the Lord for healing. This is a great way for all of us to pray for others.

I feel the same way about broken promises. They are not really worth much if they are not honored.

As for trust, I do trust but only our Father. Seems that promises and trust go hand in hand and everyone that I once trusted as a child broke those promises. I am comforted by God's promise to be with us always.

Charlotte said...

It seems in today's society keeping one's word is many times not even expected. I'm grateful for all the people in my life who do keep their word, and especially grateful for the One who never ever goes back on a promise. Thank you for sharing this. I love that song on the video.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Karen said...

Thank God! All His promises are true!
Bless you, Sarah

Stephani said...

His is the only absolute truth I know. Thanks for sharing!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Yes and Amen...this blogging world has expanded my prayers as I lift up needs from all over the world...We can trust Him, because the rest of us fall short of the glory, and live in a fallen world.

withpenandcamera said...

So true, Sarah. He will never break His promises to us.

Have a blessed weekend.

Joan

Annesphamily said...

Times have been crazy around my house. I wanted to talk with you when my brother-in-law was with us but I hated to burden you. So I am saying hello and I miss your posts. I am catching up a bit today. Love and Hugs Anns

Lisa said...

Sarah,
I have to admit that I have struggled in my Christian walk with trusting The Lord. But I have discovered that He is faithful and that His redeeming love can overcome ANY circumstance. Thank you for a great post.:)

Bernie said...

How kind of you to encourage prayers for all of us in need. Pray is such a beautiful gift filled with love and compassion, thank you dear friend, I too will pray for those on your list as well as you....:-)Hugs

Rhodema A. Cargill said...

Thankful for His faithfulness. Thank you for inspiring with this post.

Ginny said...

So many people out there who are sorrowful and suffering, my. It is so good that this is not the only life we have to look forward to. The song is so pretty, but the images are astounding. Thanks for so much beauty today. and so much caring!

Erika said...

Oh I can echo your heart on this! Fear has always been one of my biggest struggles. It's amazing how God has been changing me, creating in me faith. Though I still fear, as I wait on Him and practice faith, He is giving me the gift of great faith! Only God!

Virginia said...

Dear Sarah, Your post messages carry a powerful truth and you are obedient to write and encourage others. The strength of your spirit inspires me.
Bless you for that.

Sandy said...

Sarah, I agree totatally with this post! Thank you so much for all of your posts and for all of your encouraging comments!

Loren said...

Oh Sweet Sweet Sarah!! You always touch my heart you know it!?!? I have learned along the way that people can and will disappoint us and at times not keep their word but GOD NEVER will....HE IS the ONLY ONE we can trust completely.

I will join you in prayer for these precious women! Thank you Sarah for being such a precious friend and mighty prayer warrior!

Love you!

Starry Dawn said...

Hello sweet Sarah,
Thank you for visiting my poetry blog and writing such wonderful posts!!
I reply back to you with my heart in the palm of my hand as a Christian friend.
Unfortunately, my poetry well has run dry.
Anyway, I have got other blogs from with to read. I follow your wonderful and inspirational blogs, Sarah dear.
God may bless you always, Sarah!!
You are one of the best...
In God's Garden,
Starry Dawn.

Natasha said...

How sweet you are to think of these others who need our prayers. I will indeed keep you and these folks in my thoughts.

I hope that you have a wonderful week. Take care.

Blessings and best wishes,
Natasha.

Cinner said...

Sarah I think this is wonderful what you do. I will pray for you and the others. hugs to you. have a great week.

Donnie said...

We are so blessed that His promises are true. Lovely post.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, it is a blessing that His promises are so true!! Thank you for this post, sweet Sarah.
XO

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

Awww! Sarah, that is such a sweet post. It made me want to cry. Hug to you, my friend.

Lisa notes... said...

I’ve never heard this song, but it is just what I need. I’m really trying to depend more and more on the promises of God. I’ve always *known* them, but sometimes I wonder just how much I really trust them. Thanks for sharing. Always encouraging!

Crystal Mary said...

Hi Sarah, In Jesus name I believe for these prayers to be met also. Amen..
Yes people do let us down. So we need to make sure, we never do the same. Look at ourselves and what we do and not at others...and let Jesus shine through us, giving out His love for the human race to understand, He is the one true redeemer..God Bless. xx

Mildred said...

I'm thankful for the Lord's promises.

Wishing you a blessed week Sarah.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I do the same thing with my grandchildren. I don't ever want to break a promise. What a beautiful and perfect song.
God Bless my friend,
Ginger

Anita Johnson said...

"Standing on the promises of God"...A song your post reminded me of from my childhood. Glad I stopped by here...have a great week!

Cathy said...

Amen, His Word is true. Thanks for that encouraging post. Praying for those needs ~

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Very wise to ponder promises to your children. It's so easy for us to say "sure," then realize we can't do something. Thanks for great reminder and for the sweetly uplifting praise and worship music to encourage us to truly trust in the awesome promises of God in the Bible.

Mollye said...

hank you for posting something we need to remember and believe with all our hearts. Mollye

hip-chick said...

How comforting to know that God will always be with us and will never let us down.

Child of God said...

He can not lie so His promises are true. Isn't that amazing?!
We will see them, hear them, feel them, experience them and believe them.

Blessings,
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