Friday, May 25, 2012

May 26, 2012

"And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dried." Genesis 8:14

The best thing about a storm is when it is over!

Just about one year and one week after they shut the door on the ark, Noah and his family stepped out onto firm dry ground. What a wild ride it had been!

On everyone of those days Noah claimed and clung to the promises of God. Those promises that had been made to him assured him of the outcome but didn't guarantee the outcome unless he kept the covenant God had established hith him. Those promises strengthened him for a century as he built the ark. And, God's promises supported him in the storm. Now we see that those same promises steered his way through the storm.

How does that happen? How does a promise steer me through a storm?

Let me give you some examples. We will look at these promises and see what guidance they give.

Proverbs 1:33 - "But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.”

What guidance would that promise give you? What clear direction would you follow?

Isaiah 40:30-31 - "Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."

What guidance would you gain from this promise?

Here is one more - Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." 

Give these promises a look and see how they can help you steer your life!
Matthew 11:28-29       
Romans 8:28           
Romans 10:9
I Corinthians 10:13
Philippians 4:19          
2 Timothy 3:16          
2 Peter 1:4
I John 1:8-9                     
Revelation 3:20

God's promises tell you what He will do in response to what He wants you to do. If you want His result you must meet His requirement. Learn from Noah who found strength and support from what God had promised and steered his course accordingly!

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