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Friday, May 6, 2011

Remind Me Again?

How easy it is to forget things that really should be very hard to forget.

Suppose someone told you something wonderful... like one day you would hit the lottery.  It was a guaranteed promise and there was no doubt of its happening. 

Do you think you would forget? 

At first you might say, "How could I forget such a great thing!?  I'll never forget!" 

But, after say 15 years (and no fulfillment of the promise) would you still remember?  A lot can happen in 15 years.  Or, what if it was 25 years ago?  35 years ago?  If you did remember, would you still believe, despite your failed efforts?  After awhile, you may back off from the whole idea and chock it up to youthful, foolish thinking.  You might reason that if it was going to happen, it would have happened by now. 
But, what if GOD made you a particular and wonderful Promise?  A personal one. 

You knew with your whole heart that it was not man's promise, it was God's.  Would you forget if the promise was delayed?  And, if you didn't forget, would you still believe His Words -- words that, at some point, were as clear as anything could be clear to you?

The beautiful thing about God's Promises is that He does not forget.  And, even when we do, He is faithful to bring it alive to us again.  He is not a man that He should lie nor does He play games with our hearts.  He's not a liar nor a jerk. 

And, here's the sigh of relief we can have:  He doesn't start something without finishing it.  He doesn't make a Promise and then burden us to see if we can try to make it happen in our own strength.  What kind of God do we think He is?

He asks us to rest.  Trust.  Believe.  Stay in step with Him.  And, watch.  Watch how He and only He can fulfill His Promises to us!


Anonymous said...

also, let us not forget that the fulfillment of God's promise may not be in the way we expect or anticipate. This does not, however, negate the fulfillment of the promise

skylarmacrae said...

This is really cool. A lot of times it is very easy to forget about all of the amazing promises that God has made to us. It is good to be reminded that even though we may not remember all of them or even be aware of them, God is still faithful and keeps them anyways.

PS: how do you get the check boxes at the end of your posts (Reactions)

Valerie Bailey said...

Thanks for all the comments!

So true, too, that it might not be in the way we expect either. He loves to surprise us doesn't He!? ;)

I think the way to check the reaction boxes is just to click on the box. Hopefully, that will work for ya.

Hugs to you both!
Valerie ;)