As I continue to pursue the promises of God in Scripture, I have come to realize and believe that the power fueling all spiritual belief is the Word of God. The Scriptures themselves are the spoken, inspired Words of God. There is truly nothing more powerful for those who believe than ingesting, inhaling, absorbing, immersing ourselves in the perfect, true promises of God’s word.
What I have learned now, only a few months into a year long commitment to believing God’s promises, is that every single word in the Bible IS a promise. The whole thing is a promise. Not one word is false. Every sentence is a bonafied guarantee. I thought I would seek and find a list of promises; but instead, God is showing me how his entire Word is a promise. Its delightfully overwhelming, and I have had a very difficult time putting this to words for my blog, which is why I have not posted much.
I am one of those people who can say “I’ve been a Christian all my life,” growing up in a family that taught me about Jesus from day one; but I can say to you today that I have never, in all my 36 years, felt as strongly about the power in the Word of God than I do at this very moment.
I started 2013 with this purpose in mind: to dig as deeply into the Bible as I could, to find the promises God has for me that I can apply to my life today, and learn to apply these promises in a God-honoring way. The most important thing I can share about this journey thus far is that it did not take long, AT ALL, for the Word of God to do exactly what it says it will do if we spend time reading and earnestly seeking God in it: I am renewed. I have clarity. I have joy. I have peace. And the best most exciting part of this is that we have only just begun.
In no way am I saying that I’ve got it all figured out. I am just so amazed and overjoyed at the outcome of this short time of diligently seeking God’s promises that I want others to know that any of us can have this experience if we believe God.
May this post move you in some way to dig into the Word of God on your own. If you have any questions or need help finding a place to start, I am happy to share more about my personal process, but there are many ways to study God’s word and you need to find what works best for you. I have really benefited from the Blue Letter Bible app for Iphone/Ipad. This tool is full of resources, you can see the original Hebrew or Greek words by just tapping a verse, and see the full definition of those words. You can also view side-by-side translation comparisons of specific verses and access many different commentaries on passages of Scripture. Its a FREE, fast and easy way to research the Bible. Check it out!
And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Every Word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever.
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my Word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
2 Timothy 2:9
…the Word of God is not bound!
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.