Wednesday, December 09, 2009

the Word... the Life...the Light... the Promised One

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness..." -John 1:1, 4, 5

"We need today a fresh spirit of anticipation that springs out of the promises of God." - A.W. Tozer (thanks, Jamie!)

As we wait, He is meeting us. His glory is coming and we are basking in the glow. He is often slow, and sometimes we are tempted to pass Him by, or brush Him off- tragically we sometimes even tune Him out... but He is faithful. He is coming. He is answering. He is working.

What are the hard things you are trusting God for? Where are those weaknesses you are trusting Him to be strong for? How are you at the end of yourself and at just the very beginning of Him?? We would love to hear your story of His sufficiency- there is joy and encouragement in singing His praises together!

Here are some promises we are clinging to these days:

My current memory verses from Bible Study:
"They will be My people and I will be their God. I will give them singleness of heart and action so that they will always fear Me for their own good, and the good of their children after them. I will make an everlasting covenant with them; I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear Me, so that they will never turn away from Me. I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all My heart and soul." -Jeremiah 32:38-41

Clarke's Scripture Promises:

To Trusting and Patiently Waiting on the Lord

"He is a buckler to all those that trust in him" (Psalm 18:30).

"Blessed are all they that put their trust in him" (Psalm 2:12).

"They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever" (Psalm 125:1).

"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD" (Psalm 27:14).

"Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD" (Psalm 31:19, 24).

"I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide" (Psalm 26:1).

"The LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him" (Psalm 34:8; 84:12).

"Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies" (Psalm 40:4).

"In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me" (Psalm 56:4).

"Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation" (Isaiah 25:9).

"He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies" (Psalm 112:7, 8).

"Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. The LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him" (Psalms 37:3, 9, 40).

"Blessed are all they that wait for him" (Isaiah 30:18).

"They shall not be ashamed that wait for me" (Isaiah 49:23).

"He that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat" (Proverbs 28:25).

"Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God" (Psalm 146:5).

"Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. Whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he" (Proverbs 16:3, 20).

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength" (Isaiah 26:3, 4).

"Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit" (Jeremiah 17:7, 8).

"We are saved by hope" (Romans 8:24).

"He knoweth them that trust in him" (Nahum 1:7).

"Whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe" (Proverbs 29:25).

"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you" (1Peter 5:7).

"I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me" (Micah 7:7).

"He that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain" (Isaiah 57:13).

"The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate" (Psalm 34:22).

"The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD" (Lamentations 3:25, 26).

Which promise do you claim today???

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