“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.Through these He has given us His exceedingly great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” – 2 Peter 1:3-4
God has His way of using the Holy Spirit to powerfully work in our hearts through His Word. When He does, we should take notice. After several months of spiritual dryness, God began to work life in my heart again last spring. My eyes have been opened to His truths in a new way that have impacted my daily living.
Since specific promises of Scripture have become so precious to me, I began a notecard display on a wall in my bedroom. When discouraged, I can look up to visibly see a reminder of the goodness of God in my life. I can remember how He so powerfully used these verses to encourage and change me. I can speak truth to my heart when I have forgotten what the truth is.
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” – Colossians 3:2-3
“As the bridegroom rejoices over His bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.” – Isaiah 62:5
“He rescued me from my strong enemy…He brought me out into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.” – Psalm 18:18-19
“For the LORD God is a sun and a shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in You.” – Psalm 84:11-12
“And that is what you once were [living in sin]. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” – 1 Corinthians 6:10-11
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?” – Romans 8:31-32
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
Oh, how precious are the promises of God! May our hearts dwell there always.