Friday, February 20, 2015

God is Not Like People

Numbers 23:19 - God is not like people, who lie; He is not a human who changes His mind.  Whatever He promises He does; He speaks and it is done.

And my response is; “ Be transformed by the renewing of your mind”, “There is now no condemnation...”, “I know the plans I have for you... to prosper you...”

I am an heir.  Even an earthly king will break his promises to his children sometimes.  But our Father does not.

I made a list of scripture verses that are the promises of God to His righteous people.  It’s a very long list and incomplete.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  That’s true!  Not sometimes, not just when I’m feeling particularly holy or useful.

I gave my life to Him 40 years ago.  Looking back, I see the evidence.  I have not always been faithful, but He has always been faithful.  He has never changed His mind.  

His plans for me are perfect.

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him.  Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Romans 15:13 (NLT)

“Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
Just to take him at his word.
Just to rest upon his promise
And to know, ‘Thus saith the Lord’

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him!
How I’ve proved Him ‘ore and ‘ore.
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust him more!”

Neat, huh?


Stephanie said...

Oh Judy, this was such a beautiful post! There is now no condemnation... amen! And because I have placed my faith in Him I am an heir :) My dear friend, thank you for sharing this wonderful, encouraging post.

Hugs to you!

Wilma said...

Thank you so much for sharing this, Judy. So very true ! Wonderful.
I love the verse.

Blessings to you.
Wilma. Shabby Royale.

Bethany Carson said...

It is! We have an awesome heavenly Father! Thanks for sharing!