Promises of God


 By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust    2 Peter 1:4

When we were first married I remember on our kitchen table we had a promise holder shaped like a loaf of bread. In it were many promises yet we rarely actually pulled one out and read it. Now, imagine that you were invited to stay at a friend’s house. He gives you a room that has a dresser drawer filled with one hundred dollar bills. Imagine further that your friend tells you that he has specifically put that money there for you to use any time you want. Wow! I think you would want to stay at that friend’s house as often as you could! That is exactly what God has chosen to do for us. He has sent us an invitation, but not just to visit. God has invited us to become members of His family. As family members we have access at any time to all the resources of His family. Whatever we need is in that dresser drawer of promises which Peter calls exceedingly great and precious.

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Every day on the streets of San Francisco; one of the wealthiest cities in the U.S. are people begging for money. No matter their motives, by their very act of begging they are confessing that they have less than they need. Their life is dependent on the generosity of strangers. But our God is no stranger. We do not have to beg for His spare change. God has loved us, chosen us, brought us to His home and adopted us as children. There in the top dresser drawer in our room He has placed exceedingly great and precious promises. They will always be available to us any time we gratefully put them to use in our life!

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