Monday, March 17, 2014

Weekly Devotional: God's Promises

What has God promised you? What dream has God placed in your heart? Does it seem impossible or far fetched? Do you feel like there is no way it can happen or that you made too many mistakes and there are just too many obstacles in the way.  Don’t let these negative thoughts or feelings get in your way of claiming what God has for you. There are tons of examples of overcoming insurmountable odds and receiving God’s promises by believing in faith and obeying his word.

God promised Abraham he would be the father of many nations and he and Sarah would have a child. They were both very old, Abraham almost 100, so in his mind there is NO WAY they could have a child. But with God all things are possible and if God made the promise it will come to pass. Abraham and Sarah had a son named Isaac.

God promised David that his descendants would always be on the throne and that he would have a lasting dynasty. Talk about seeming impossible, at the time David was merely a shepherd boy tending his father’s sheep, no royal bone in his body. He became king.

Joseph was able to interpret dreams and he had a dream he would one day rule over his family and they would bow down to him. His brothers weren’t too fond of that dream, so they sold Joseph and told their father he died. Joseph was sold into slavery to Potiphar, then put in jail for a crime he didn't commit. Circumstances do not get much more depressing than that. But Joseph believed in the dream the Lord placed in him. He eventually was released from prison and rose to 2nd in command to the Pharaoh.

Do not let the enemy discourage you. If God gave you a promise, no matter how bleak your situation may look, claim it and believe in faith it will come to pass. Continue to praise him and give him the glory for he is worthy. 


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