God's Promises - Scripture Writing Plan.
Did you know that the Bible is a treasure chest full of promises from God? There are 7,487 promises in the Bible according to some scholars. God never breaks His promises! When you believe with your whole heart and soul in Jesus, that He died on the cross for you - that establishes a covenant relationship with Him.
That means that the promises that you find in the Bible are for you, to enable you to overcome difficult circumstances or problems. We will be looking at 31 Bible verses, that are promises given to you. This list of promises of God are taken from the Old Testament and the New Testament. You will find the list of the promises of God, journal cards, a journal page to help with your devotional time and a beautiful floral print with the Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 1:20.
More than ever we need promises that we can depend on and build our lives around. God is the author of truth and His promises can be counted on now and forever.
This month as we go through our Bible study of 31 Bible verses on God's promises, I hope to show you that no matter what the negative problem is, that there is a positive promise somewhere in the Bible to cancel it.
Holding on to God's promises:
There are thousands of promises throughout the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. Whenever we are reading the promises of God in scripture, it is very important that we understand the context of the promise, who the promise was referring to and how the promise applies to us today. I will be hosting daily devotionals in our Facebook Group unpacking each verse this month - make sure you join us in the Restoring Beauty For Ashes Facebook Group and add any insights you have in the comment sections each day. This is such a fabulous way to sharpen each other as iron sharpens iron! (Proverbs 27:17).
There is a beautiful promise for us in 2 Corinthians 1:20, "For no matter how many promises God has made, they are yes in Christ. And so through Him the Amen is spoken by us to the glory of God".
I find this so encouraging! All God's promises are yes and Amen. God will do what He says He will do but we have to do our part too. Here is a free poster of 2 Corinthians 1:20, you will find it in the Resource Library- just click on the picture and it will bring you there.
Activating God's promises:
So, what does it mean that all God's promises are 'yes' and 'Amen'? It means that all God's promises are sure and firm. They are unchanging!
It also says in Joshua 21:45 NLT, "Not a single one of good promises the Lord had given to the families of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything He had spoken came true".
God proved faithful in fulfilling every promise He had given to Israel. However it took some time for these promises to be fulfilled. If you have read our previous scripture plan, 'Waiting On God', you will have found a constant theme running through it was about God's timing. God's timing looks a lot different to our perception of perfect timing.
But remember, God has given us thousands of promises throughout the Bible that He will fulfill according to His timetable and not ours.
What is our part in activating God's promises?
It is all about being still in His presence, doing whatever He tells us to do - being obedient, and trusting in His faithfulness in our circumstances.
We really need to activate our faith muscle. If you believe that God is who He says He is and that He will do what He says He will do - no matter what the circumstances look like, then it provides the right environment for God' promises to manifest in your life.
Here is the list of 31 promises of God. It is also available in a PDF in the Resource Library. I selected 1-2 Bible verses on the following topics:
Faith, Fear, Confidence, Financial need, Hope, Joy, Peace, Salvation, Sleeplessness, Suffering, Worry, Loneliness, Holy Spirit, Waiting on God and Seeking God.
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Let's talk about how to benefit from this list of scriptures. I find that writing them out, allows you time to learn them and think on them more deeply. I have some pretty journal cards and stationary with prompts to help you during your devotional time. It should take about 10 minutes to write each verse but spend as much time as you have, sitting in God's presence and listening for His Holy Spirit speaking to your heart, instructing and guiding you.
Copying scripture and carrying it with us throughout the day, reading it and memorizing it, makes God's word a part of us. It renews your mind and calms your anxious heart.
Take Action :
Download the scripture verse list, journal paper and the pretty Bible verse print HERE.
Find a quiet place with your cup of coffee, Bible and a favorite pen.
Pray as you write your scripture verse for that day.
Ask God to reveal Himself to you and listen for the Holy Spirit to speak to you.
If you feel convicted of something- confess it and ask for forgiveness.
If you feel moved to worship - worship God! Just enjoy His presence.
Most important : make an appointment with yourself, journal and God everyday for your scripture writing time. I find it works best for me to do it in the morning. It helps me to gain ' God's perspective' on my day. But you do it in your own perfect time. The important thing to remember is to do it and if you miss a day - just double up the next one!
We will be using these bible verses in the month of June as our daily devotionals in our Restoring Beauty For Ashes Facebook Group. Come join us there!
Here are a few of our other scripture writing plans that you might enjoy reading:
Waiting On God, you can read it HERE.
Scripture plan to Battle Fear, you can read it HERE
28 Bible verses To Calm An Anxious Heart, you can read it HERE.
Light In The Darkness, you can read it HERE.
It's all about His grace