Thursday, December 18, 2008

Promises about Loving God

The most important command is this: ... Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. Mark 12:29-30

Monday, December 8, 2008

Promises about Praying to God

"Pray without ceasing"

Do this. Change your definition of prayer. Think of prayers less as an activity for God and more as an awareness of God. Seek to live in uninterrupted awareness. Acknowledge his presence everywhere you go. As you stand in line to register your car, think, Thank you, Lord, for being here. In the grocery as you shop, Your presence, My King, I welcome. As you wash the dishes, worship your Maker.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Promises about Obeying God

I have obeyed my Father's commands, and I remain in his love. In the same way, if you obey my commands, you will remain in my love. I have told you these things so that you can have the same joy I have and so that your joy will be the fullest possible joy. John 15:10-11


Compared to God's part, our part is minuscule but necessary. We don't have to do much, but we do have to do something.

Write a letter.
Ask forgiveness.
Call a counselor.
Call mom.
Visit a doctor.
Be baptized.
Feed a hungry person.

Do something that demonstrates faith. For faith with no effort at all is no faith at all.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Promises about Reading God's Word

It (God's Word) judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts. Hebrews 4:12

The truly happy people are those who carefully study God's perfect law that makes people free, and they continue to study it. They do not forget what they heard, but they obey what God's teaching says. Those who do this will be made happy. James 1:25

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Promises about Giving to God

Give, and you will receive. You will be given much. Pressed down, shaken together, and running over, it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you. Luke 6:38

Promises about Praising God

It is the normality not the uniqueness of God's miracles that causes them to be so staggering. Rather than shocking the globe with an occasional demonstration of Deity, God has opted to display his power daily. Proverbially. Pounding waves. Prism-cast colors. Birth, death, life. We are surrounded by miracles. God is throwing testimonies at us like fireworks, each one exploding, "God is! God is!"

Monday, November 17, 2008

Promises about Serving God

In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people. Remember that you will receive your reward from the Lord, which he promised to his people. You are serving the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24.