Our Lord’s Promises (Haiku Series #124)

Each Day

Daily decisions

God, teach us to trust and love—

Walking in balance

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Follow

Grasp His Salvation

Can you hear the Lord calling?

Accepting His grace

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Fulfillment

Father Abraham

Trusting God with faithfulness—

Promises answered

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Walking With Him (Elfchen Series #47)

Focused

Promises

Taking root

Hearing God’s Word

Overcoming life’s stressful times

Trusting

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Worthy

Persecution

Apostles imprisoned

Freed by angels

Teaching and proclaiming Jesus

Fearless

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Beholding

Praise

Jesus Christ

Always the same

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

Rejoice

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Promises

From the words of American pastor and Christian teacher, Charles Stanley:  “When we trust God to provide the stamina for the work He calls us to do, we are clothed in power.”

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Walking these roads for so long

Sin short-circuits dusty steps

Trust’s gauge running on empty

Darkness knocking at doorstep

 

Facing life’s tall shortcomings

Empty promises sell short

Holy Spirit calling now

Time to seek Father’s support

 

Hearing faithful promises

His Spirit brings fortitude

Truly believe, seeking Him

Bread of Life, God’s daily food

 

Turning to Jesus Christ

Living water quenches thirst

Savior clothes with grace-filled love

His promises, always first

 

Strengthening life’s weaknesses

Holy promises bring light

Eyes open, hearts enlightened

New life trusts in Father’s might

 

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From Luke 24:49:  “And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

Charles Stanley Quote

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When the Lord calls you to an assignment beyond your abilities, rely on what you know about Him and His promises.  You will discover that our faithful God always empowers us for the work He wants us to accomplish.

From Deuteronomy 1:30-31:  “The Lord your God, who goes before you, is the one who will fight for you, just as He did for you in Egypt before your very eyes, and in the wilderness, where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, just as one carries a child, all the way that you traveled until you reached this place.”

God’s Promises

From Matthew 7:13-14:  “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it.  For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

white concrete building beside concrete stairs

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Life tempting us with enticing shortcuts

Most of these never seem to bring success

Gods speaks honestly, always asking us

Did we burrow deeper, rather than guess?

 

Clever world flooding us with remedies

Formulas for a more successful life

Simple, surefire, easy to use, guaranteed

God’s formula, always true without strife

 

Never shy from following the Father

He doesn’t promise a road without bumps

God offers promises with blessed love

His way leading us forward, our hearts jump

 

Requiring patience, life’s a marathon

God remains our Rock, faithful and steadfast

His blessings fill our lives in countless ways

Our ship sails, with eternal hope amassed

 

Losing hope at times, seeking a quick fix

Encouragement and trust arrives from God

Offering us Grace, filled with peace and joy

Grateful, He accepts us, totally flawed

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From the words of Saint Teresa of Avila, “We ought to make some progress, however little, every day, and show some increase of fervor.  We ought to act as if we were at war–as, indeed, we are–and never relax until we have won the victory.”