I love throwing things away–to a fault. I now regret some of my purges.
I remember, during one of my organizing days, throwing away a book entitled, The Promises of God. There was something about those little Bible promise books (that you could buy for $1.99) that I didn’t like.
I’m not sure what caused my dislike. I don’t know if I didn’t have faith, if I feared praying them and not receiving what they promised. Or if I felt people used them like magic. More than likely I thought it unnecessarily took up space on my book shelf when I owned a Bible with the same scriptures.
Twenty years later, I appreciate the books of promises because they make it easy to find the promise you need. You don’t have to look through the whole Bible. The promises are categorized! What a great concept. (smile)
I pray God will redeem my waste. Maybe somebody found it at the dump. Maybe they’ll uncover it a thousand years from now when books are obsolete.
While perusing library shelves last week, I found a book like the one I threw away, and I borrowed it. (Love the library!)
Every chapter is based on a scripture-promise. I’m enjoying it so much, I knew I had to share it with you.
The promises of God bring peace to me. Assurance. Faith. They remind me of my role and God’s.
The scriptures I chose for this week’s Bite of Bread are promises of peace, heaven, God’s presence and direction, answered prayers, and granting the desires of your heart.
I can’t think of a better way to start my day than with a promise from God.
I hope you’ll join me. Pour some coffee, light a candle, grab your journal. Write down these promises. Start making your own promise book.
Living on Grace,