Seeing Promises

Proverbs 3

Trusting in the Lord

 1 My child, never forget the things I have taught you.
      Store my commands in your heart.
 2 If you do this, you will live many years,
      and your life will be satisfying.
 3 Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!
      Tie them around your neck as a reminder.
      Write them deep within your heart.
 4 Then you will find favor with both God and people,
      and you will earn a good reputation.

 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
      do not depend on your own understanding.
 6 Seek his will in all you do,
      and he will show you which path to take.

 7 Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
      Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
 8 Then you will have healing for your body
      and strength for your bones.

 9 Honor the Lord with your wealth
      and with the best part of everything you produce.
 10 Then he will fill your barns with grain,
      and your vats will overflow with good wine.

Ever just wonder where your promises are?  Seem like things just are not as they should be?  Wanting to SEE God?  Well, recently I was at church and was being prayed over.  I loosed some very BIG things from my life and could see freedom.  I had not realized how bogged down I had been by these weights on my heart.  I let go of some issues that needed to be let go, untied some strings that needed to be broken off from me and God showed up in all of His intended glory and gave me this awesome view of the sun rays exploding in the sky to gaze upon as I stepped out of the church that evening!

About a year a before this night, during prayer and revelation with my mentor she told me God said the sun rays were for me.  Ever since then I just stop in amazement at His wondrous displays and I remember His promises.  He promises to never leave or forsake us.  He promises provision.  He promises restoration of the things the enemy steals and destroys.  During my marriage, I lost many things that most take for granted when they enter a marriage.  We went three years without gas which meant no dryer, no kitchen stove and no furnace.  We grilled often, used the microwave and dried clothes by hanging them around the house and in the cold of winter we used space heaters and kerosene.  Within 6 months of being separated, God returned these things to me at almost no cost to me.  God knows our needs and is surely glad to meet them when we are looking to Him for the answers.

What do you think God has promised to you?  Is it health?  Is it restoration?  A prosperous way of life?  A new home?  A child?  A new job?  Peace in your walk?  I encourage you to examine your life and see where God has already given you some of His promises, then seek out the others.  As Christians we cannot just sit here and cry out, “Lord Bless Me!”, sometimes there is action on our part so we may grow in the things of God.  Bless to be blessed, share so He can share with you.  Our Father longs to give us everything, however if He just gives and gives we become unappreciative and selfish.  He wants to give to see us give.  Love us so we will love.

Take a moment today to write down your blessings and see where God has given to you His best.  Pray over these things and ask God to show you how you can repeat it in someone else’s life, perhaps you are an instrument God is waiting to use to bring about a promise to someone else.  For instance, you may have an extra blender you received as a gift and have no use for it.  Take a moment and ask God whom you should give it to, He may know someone in need, can you imagine the love which can transfer when someone asks you, “How did you know?” and you respond, “The Father told me you were in need.”  I hear of stories like that all the time and it is just awesome!  Be a willing instrument and let God use you this week!

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