What do you think about when you think about the promises of God? When you think about the promises of God, do you believe them? Do you believe that God will do what he says he’s going to do? Now, think about your life and how it relates to the promises of God. 

If you’re like me, you operate in the realm of faith. In everything I do, I seek the Lord’s will in it. I don’t want to do anything without having the Lord’s hand in it. I do this because I believe in the word of God. There are promises I hold onto that guarantee me a certain degree of success in my life. 

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:33 (NIV)

Although Jesus had just been telling people not to worry and chase after the basic needs in life, I believe we can apply this to everything in life. When we seek God first, he will take care of the rest. 

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4 (NIV)

This verse from Psalm 37 assures me that when I delight myself in the Lord, he will give me the desires of my heart. Provided those desires are righteous and not immoral. 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

These are a pair of verses I have held onto dearly since first being saved. These were part of the first verses I ever committed to memory because I needed the comfort and security they provided. 

But his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in season, whose leaf does not wither, and who prospers in all he does.

Psalm 1:2-3 (NIV)

The first Psalm assures us that someone who delights in the law and keeps it in his heart will prosper in all he does. This isn’t a pharisaical following of the law. Instead, it’s trying to live a life holy and pleasing to God. 

God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

Numbers 23:19 (NIV)

This verse reminds us that God isn’t like us. When God says he’s going to do something, then he does it. 

These are just a smattering of verses I hold onto when I think about the promises of God in my life. When I think about Numbers 23:19, a question comes to mind. Does God have to say to me, “Go and do X” for it to fall within the realm of his promises? For example, right now I’m working on my master’s degree. God didn’t come to me in a vision or speak to me in prayer and tell me, “Jason, go back to school and complete your master’s degree.” However, last year, when I set aside forty days to pray and seek his purpose for me, in my life, God showed me that I wasn’t doing what I could have been doing. Although I was serving Him, I had settled for serving Him in a way that left me unsatisfied and unfilled. I wasn’t living up to the gifts He put into me. From that illumination, I started making changes in my professional career, and as I made those changes, the Lord allowed me to remember those desires in my heart I had put on a shelf, never to be thought of again. 

In faith, I have acted upon what I believe the Lord has shown me. I’m walking on the path to seeing dreams fulfilled and lives changed. And it’s very scary. In my mind, I had a picture of how everything was to come together for this to “work.” The Lord is doing it differently, and every day I find myself having to take another step of faith on this path. When I wake up, I’m bombarded with questions. Are you sure this is the way? Did God really show this to you, or are you just making it up? If God said to do this, then shouldn’t it be easier? Shouldn’t things be that way instead of this way? Doubts and fears wear many faces, and those questions are some I face every day. 

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

When I read the definition of faith from Hebrews 11, I am comforted. I am comforted because I know the path I am walking now is a path of faith. It doesn’t mean I’ve heard from the Lord perfectly or anything like that. It means I am living the sort of life that I want to live. A life of faith. I am walking by faith and not by sight. 

Do you know God? God knows you, and He loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, right now, and He wants you to know Him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so we could be free of guilt, be freed from death, and live eternally with Him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away. 

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation today:

Lord Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. I repent from my ways. Wash me in your blood and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I believe that you died on the cross, were buried, and on the third day, God the Father raised you from the dead. Right now, Lord Jesus, I open the door to my heart, and I receive you into my heart as my Lord and personal Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.