I’ve been thinking about the power of standing lately.
Not making a move one way or the other.
I’m always so anxious to fix a problem, but maybe I need to stand on God’s promises first and wait for direction or watch Him provide.
I’ve learned that I can’t stand on my emotions. My emotions can change as quickly as the clouds in the sky. If I’m having a good day and blessings overflow, life is good and God is good. But even after years of faith, when the gray emotional clouds roll in, my faith legs grow shaky and doubts slither through the crack in the door of my heart formed from the emotion-quake. (I just made up that new word.)
I lose my footing.
But we cannot trust those fickle thoughts in our minds.
We can only stand on the Word of God, because it’s the only thing that does not change, and it’s not subject to our moods.The Word of God is not subject to our moods. Click To Tweet
We must stand on God’s promises.
There are thousands of promises in the Bible. This is just a small place to start. I hope you’ll write these down, the ones that you need to stand on, and memorize these eternal promises that echo through time. Tell Him thank you, and ask for greater revelation of these promises in your life.
Ezekiel 36:26-27: I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
Romans 8:1-2: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a] free from the law of sin and death.
2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!
Psalm 34:7: The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.
Psalm 91: 14-15: “Because he[a] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.”
James 4:7: Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Isaiah 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Different Ways to Use this Plan
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- Normally, you can join me Monday -Friday at 8:20 AM ET on my Facebook page for my Daily Broadcast to unpack the “bite” with a bunch of other believers who love to dig into the Word of God. Or you can watch it later on my You Tube channel. But this week I am at a writers conference and will not be on until Friday (May 26.) I’ll miss you!
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Read what Peter wrote at the end of his letter:
“. . . I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.” (2 Peter 5:12)
And Paul’s words:
“Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then. . .”
What are you standing on?
Do you have a favorite promise you already stand on? I would love to hear your favorites.
Jesus loves you,