A Promise Is A Promise
I get a funny picture when Paul in Romans 3 talks about Abraham. “He staggered not at the promise of God with unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God” If we take that literally can you just see Abraham staggering like a toddler toward the promise that God gave Him. I mean it was a huge promise and Abraham being a man of like passions as most of us mere mortals ‘staggered’ toward the promise.
Then Paul goes on to say, “and being fully persuaded that what he had promised he was able to perform.” He took that promise of God literally and just knew without a doubt that no matter how ridiculous the situation looked if God was going to put his hand up and make even a little promise, you know like making Abraham’s seed as the stars in the sky in multitude and the sand by the sea-shore innumerable then who was he to doubt.
I can’t say my faith has been that strong over the years. Giving the subject more thought I realized what the problem has been. It starts with not believing that God can speak to little old me and give me a promise that I would have to believe will come to pass. Before we can have faith and believe what we cannot see we have to know what it is that we are having the faith for. A promise of God is a good start.
I am not going to sit here and tell you what and how to receive God’s promises. We each have our own special way of hearing from God.
For me I am more conventional. The Word of God has more promises that you can shake a stick at. You can close your eyes, open your bible and put your finger on any scripture and more times than not you can come up with a promise. God’s promise to you.
When God makes a promise it will happen.
After all a promise is a promise.
What you do with that promise is up to you.
Just remember that there is no fulfilling of that promise without you doing your part. By believing with out a shadow of a doubt that the promise He gives you “will” be fulfilled.
Warning: Patience is a prerequisite for all promises to be made manifest.
“So after he patiently endured, he obtained the promise” Romans 6:15 (KJV)