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God’s Words of Promise

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God's Words of Promise

11 Ways God Wants to Bless Us

 

As believers, we are wealthy beyond measure. However, the sad truth is many Christians live like spiritual paupers despite the many riches God has given them. Through “His precious and magnificent promises,” He’s granted us all we need to live godly lives (2 Pet. 1:3-4). The word precious describes something valuable and cherished, and magnificent means something is splendid or superb. The promises of God can be defined using both of these terms because of His trustworthiness. For example:

  1. The Lord brought you into relationship with Him (Rom. 5:6-11). When you trusted Jesus as your Savior, you became a child of God and a member of His household. This is the foundation of your heritage because all other promises flow from a relationship with Him.
  2. You can have daily cleansing (1 John 1:9). As His child, you now have the privilege to come to Him each day, confess your sins, and receive His forgiveness in order to grow in unhindered fellowship with Him.
  3. God’s presence is continually with you (Heb. 13:5). You have a traveling companion in the person of Christ. He’s your intimate friend and has promised to never leave nor forsake you, no matter what’s going on in your life.
  4. You have the Holy Spirit who is your Helper (John 14:16). Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He promised to send a Helper. You now have the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit to provide guidance and empower you to accomplish everything the Lord asks.
  5. You have the assurance of God’s strength (Isa. 41:10). When you’re weak and helpless, you can rely upon the sovereign Ruler of the universe who has unlimited power and has promised to strengthen you.
  6. God Himself will supply all your needs (Matt. 6:31-32). He knows exactly what you need and has committed Himself to provide it. Instead of worrying about your problem, you can simply rely on Him.
  7. He answers your prayers (1 John 5:14-15). When you pray according to God’s will, He answers. In fact, prayer is the means of cashing in His promises. Just take your needs to Him and claim those that apply to your situation.
  8. God is always ready to give you His best (Ps. 84:11). If you’re living a godly life, the Lord will never withhold any good thing from you. When you have a need, He will provide.
  9. He daily bears your burdens (Ps. 68:19). There is no reason to wake up each morning hindered by trials and heartaches. If you lay your concerns down before God and believe in His promises, He’ll replace your worries with remarkable joy.
  10. 10. He comforts you in times of trouble (2 Cor. 1:3-4). No matter what the difficulty may be, God knows what you’re going through, and He will come alongside you to provide comfort and encouragement.
  11. 11. The Lord sets limits on your trials and temptations (1 Cor. 10:13). He will not allow you to be tempted beyond your ability to endure. When you think you can’t take any more, He’ll provide the way of escape so you can persevere.

God’s promises are like a treasure chest. When you were saved, you gained a vast wealth of spiritual riches that are now at your disposal. And when you realize how much He wants to bless you with, you can’t help but be amazed.

This article is adapted from the Sermon Notes for Dr. Stanley’s message, “God’s Precious Promises,” which aired this past weekend on TV.

By Charles F. Stanleys