Have you ever broken a promise? I certainly have, despite my best intentions. We’re not always capable of keeping our word. We’ve all experienced the disappointment of broken promises, so when promises are made we’re often skeptical.
A Promise is: An offer with a guaranteed result.
God has promised us so many good things. The problem is, we have been conditioned to expect promises to be broken.
When God wanted to guarantee his promises, he gave his word, a rock-solid guarantee—God can’t break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable. We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God
(Hebrews 6:17-18 MSG)
God guarantees His promises. We’re told He’s not a man and He can’t lie; He can’t go back on His word. He’s never spoken and failed to act? Has He ever promised and not carried it through?
In the family of God we are people of promise. The writer of the Hebrews encourages us to grab hold of the promises with both hands; everything we have. Let’s not allow our conditioning to keep us from stepping into and taking hold of the promise.
As we ‘GO’ into a really exciting year, we can live as the world has conditioned us to live, or we can live as people of promise who know that what God has for us is a rock solid guarantee.
I’m really looking forward to our services this Sunday. Let’s come expectant as we move towards a truly exciting and defining Vision Sunday next week. This week we are really building faith and expectation for Vision Sunday!