May 23, 2016
A credential provides the basis for trust: a diploma, degree, certification or experience are all valid. Any cardiac patient would trust his cardiologist rather than his neighbor with health issues. Right?
In Genesis 17, God gave Abram (later renamed Abraham) His credentials before establishing His covenant with him. God also gave Abram promises that would make an impossible situation possible. On that occasion, God’s first words to Abram were “I am Almighty God”. We know that God kept that covenant and every promise He made to Abraham; after all, He IS Almighty God, who makes the impossible…possible! He does whatever needs to be done to do that.
What if we would believe that God has the power to do whatever needs to be done to fulfill His promises in our situation? What if we would preface all of God’s promises with His credential of “Almighty God”?
I am Almighty God. I will forgive you.
I am Almighty God. I will guide you.
I am Almighty God. I will always love you.
I am Almighty God. I will supply all your needs.
I am Almighty God. I will….. (You can finish the phrase with a promise)
Next time you face an impossible situation, meditate on God’s promises. You can trust that the Promise-giver will do whatever needs to be done to make the impossible possible, because He has the credentials. Our God is ALMIGHTY GOD!
(Join me each Monday of 2016 in my quest to know God better)
November 8, 2013
On our “Count Your Many Blessings, Name Them One by One” project, we’re listing our “F” blessings today. The first “F” blessing is faith. Where would we be if we didn’t have faith in our All-powerful, loving, eternal, faithful, unchanging, forgiving and gracious God? Let’s thank Him for faith, and look around us to discover more “F” blessings today.
Some that are on my list are: fun!!! fingers, faces, feet, firefighters, farmers, forgiveness, fireflies, flowers, fingernails, fruit, fans, freezers, fiddles, Fridays, fitness and … I’m thankful for all you, my friends!
February 27, 2010
Welcome to the blog of Eternal Encouragement at WordPress.com. This is my first post.
This morning, as I was reading a passage from the Bible (NIV), this verse found in 2nd Thessalonians 2:16,17 jumped off the page at me:
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father,
who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,
encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
The concept of encouragement has been important to me throughtout my life, and even more in the past few years. Just today I was thinking about the importance of it all morning. As I was seated in my cubicle, answering the phone, responding to e-mails and working on the computer at my place of employment, I tried to mentally identify the things and the people that are – or have been at some point – encouraging to me. The more I meditated on it, the more I thought “I’ve got to share this! Encouragement can’t be kept to myself! It should never be private!”
And so this blog was born…with a strong desire to share some of the encouragement I’ve received along the way, in hopes that you will find renewed hope, and pass it on to others, too!
Just like Paul says, it’s by God’s grace that we have eternal encouragement and good hope. If you feel discouraged, look to Christ, who longs to give us an abundant, satisfying life of grace!