His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these, He has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1: 3 – 4
The calendar says that spring has arrived! And it seemed so with a few warmer days, but then came more cold weather and snow! The weather forecasters called it a “spring snow”, but I am so ready for the real thing!
With what anticipation and hope we wait for spring to arrive – with all its newness, its warmth, freshness, and beauty. What hope we have for it to brighten our days and refresh our spirits. What a promise for the time to come. We can depend on our amazing God to change the seasons and give us newness of life.
How many promises God has made to us throughout His Word. They are ours to claim if we will accept them. He promises to love us unconditionally and to cover us with His saving grace. He promises eternal life if we will accept His Son, Jesus Christ, and call upon His name.
He has made a covenant with us that if we will trust Him, He will grant us His serenity and peace in all situations for all time. He has promised to be with us and give us His strength and comfort whenever it is needed, for in His Word, He vows that His grace will be sufficient to supply all our needs. He has pledged His assurance that we will always be secure in His hands and that He will never leave us nor forsake us.
And He has promised to send His Spirit to abide in us, to give us a portion of His divine nature and essence so that we may be able to live a more righteous life and one filled with love and joy. A life dedicated to Him – away from the evil and darkness that surrounds us and threatens to fill our lives.
His love and grace will be sufficient. What goodness and peace we can find in His many blessings of life! If we will only honor and remember Him, love and serve Him, we will be linked to Him always “with cords of love.” (Hosea 11: 4)
What promises He gives us, and they are ours to keep if we will only put our trust in Him. He, like no other, is faithful, and how grateful we can be that His Word always stands. What newness of life He gives us each and every day with His presence. May we see even more evidence of His love for us as we get ready to enjoy the beauty of His world in spring!
Dear Lord, thank you for your faithfulness and love to us. Your promises have always proven trustworthy and true to your Word. There are no greater ones that could be given, nor no greater love could be ours than yours. Amen