(March 11, 2022) Brian Bellshares a great encouragement …
We’re already halfway through the third month of 2022!
Despite the general unrest and uncertainty which still prevails across the world, I believe theencouragement from God’s word is to keep standing on His promises.
Let me draw you back to the words God spoke to Moses in Exodus 33:14 –‘My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.’
Now I am sure we would not be envious of the task God asked Moses to carry out. To go back to his place of failure in Egypt, face Pharaoh and bring God’s people out of captivity! It was because God knew the enormity and difficulty of the task that He spoke this promise to Moses.
I have three little thoughts of encouragement to suggest. God’s word is –
A Personal Promise– ‘My presence’ (i) Personal in its source In Romans chapter 1, the apostle Paul lists the many ways in which sin has impacted on humanity and included in the list, he uses this phrase ‘break their promises.’
(January 29, 2021) Brian Bell shares some precious seed thoughts…
It has been said the scriptures contain 366 promises, one for every day of the year, including a leap year. I have not tried to ‘prove’ that piece of information however, reading in 2 Peter 1: 1-11, I believe the Holy Spirit showed me a some lovely ‘seed thoughts’ which spoke to me about God’s promises.
Verse 4 ‘…rich and wonderful…’
Rich speaks to me about value these are promises worth having; wonderful in the context here speaks to me about satisfying. Surely, we all appreciate things which have value and bring satisfaction.
I believe Russell Kelso Carter captured the nature of God’s promises in his 1886 hymn Standing on the Promises. The second verse says –
‘Standing on the promises which cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.’
The nature of God’s promises is not to keep us from difficulties or sickness but to be with us in every situation of life.(more…)