The Christmas season is a wonderful time to reflect on the fact that God’s promises bring hope! I pray during this season you will take the time to reflect on His wonderful love and the incredible hope that He brings through His Word.
God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Behold, I have received a command to bless; He [GOD] has blessed, and I cannot reverse it. (Numbers 23:19-20)
God is not like man. He never needs to repent and He always does what He says. While God is the great I AM, Satan is the great I am not. God can do anything He says He can do!
Numbers 23:19 shares what kind of God we serve. What can God do? Anything He chooses to do. God is constant and consistent. Balak was trying to get Balaam to put a curse on the children of Israel. Balaam just could not do it. Why? Because he realized that God does not speak and then not act. He does not promise and not fulfill. Balaam received a command to bless. When God blesses, there is nothing you can do to change it. When God promises–He will fulfill.
God will not lie and He will not change His mind. He does not speak and not act. Have you ever been around people who say, “Oh yes, I’ll do that for you” and then they do not follow through? Possibly years later, you are still waiting for it to be done! God follows through with what He says. I am so glad that the God we serve is constant and consistent.
Promises and Patience
Sometimes we become discouraged because we believe God is going to do something that He has promised and it has still not yet occurred. We tend to become impatient because the promise has not met up to our timing. That is when we must remember that what God was yesterday, He is today, and He will be tomorrow. He is a God that is constant and consistent.
Helen Keller said this, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.” Keep your focus on God and you are not going to be moved by all the negatives around you. You will become more and more constant. Vance Havner said, “Our efficiency without God’s sufficiency is only deficiency.”
Keep This List for Encouragement
Our world can give many negatives to life, but God can give so many positives. I pray the following exceeding great and precious promises of God will encourage you as they have me.
God promises abundant life in John 10:10. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
God promises a crown of life to us in Revelation 2:10. …Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
God promises a heavenly home in John 14:6 …And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
God promises us a new name in Isaiah 62:1…You shall be called by a new name, Which the mouth of the LORD will name.[Continue Reading]