Monday, August 13, 2012

claiming your promises

2 Peter 1:4 (NLT)
And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.
 
Have you ever made a promise?  Have you ever been given a promise?  We all have to answer YES to those questions.  We’ve also made promises and been given promises that have been broken.  But those were human promises.
 
When we turn our attention to God, His promises to us always come true.  We can trust God.  He will come through for us when everyone else will leave us or let us down.  I’ve been let down many times, and those things have left me sad and even hurt. 
 
Lets claim the promises that God made to us.  Wait.  When we claim those promises, we have to believe those promises.  They are not just words on a page or nice concepts to think about.  The promises of God are meant to be lived out in our lives and allow us to thrive in life.  Abundant living, the kind John 10:10 talks about, comes true when we claim and live in God’s promises to us.
 
Romans 8:1 (NLT)
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
 
God forgave your sin and freed you from sin.  Claim and live this truth.
 
John 14:27 (NLT)
I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
 
Real peace comes from claiming what God has given you.  He’s given us peace.
 
1 John 5:4 (NLT)
For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.
 
Let God give you victory every day.  Claim this promise.
 
Isaiah 1:18 (NLT)
“Come now, let’s settle this,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.
 
Our sins are forgiven by Jesus’ blood.  Claim the truth that He has changed you.
 
1 Corinthians 2:9 (NLT)
That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
 
These are just a few promises God has given us.  God has prepared you for greatness and to know His love, to share His love and to understand all God has made for you and me.  By claiming your promises God will change your life.

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