Bible Promise for the Day – Seeking God for Salvation

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Isaiah 55:6,7 “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”

This Bible verse from Isaiah reveals that God will not always be found of those who seek Him. A time will come when it is just plain too late.

The first reason for this is that sin hardens the heart. If you feel that you need to get saved, then do it. You only feel it because God is trying to get your attention. If you keep on in sin, you will desire salvation less and less. You are continuing to resist the Holy Spirit. This is why the verse declares: “call ye upon him while he is near.”

If you have a desire to seek Him it is because He is already seeking you. He is drawing you to be saved, but He will never save you without your asking for it, and turning from sin.

Another reason that you need to be saved now is because when people come to your door, they will not wait forever for you to answer. While this illustration may seem strange, Christ Himself uses it in Revelation 3:20: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

Christ, although He is Lord of all, knocks at your heart’s door. He waits for you to respond to Him – but He will not wait forever. This is why the Bible says that you need to seek Him while He can still be found.

There is no one who cannot be saved. No matter what the sin, God will hear and save if you seek and call on Him to do so. This verse promises it.

The reason Christ can save anyone is because He has already paid the price for all our sin on the Cross. God sent Him to do it because He loved you and me. All we need to do is to say, “Yes Lord, I recognize that Christ died for me. I deserve to perish in my sin. I turn from my sin now and ask you to forgive me. I accept Christ as my only Savior. Please help me to serve you now. Thank You. Amen.”

As you can see, there is nothing hard about it. If you are sincere, this Bible verse, and many others, says that He will save you instantly. God has promised: “he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Have you called on Him for salvation yet?

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Bible Promise for the Day – Seeing God Do “Great and Mighty Things”

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”

This Bible verse is one of the great promises of God in relation to prayer. It is practically a challenge to the child of God that if they want to see God work mightily, they need to seek Him and specifically ask for it.

It also reveals that God wants to do great things that we might praise Him for it. The things He wants to do for us, according to the verse, are “great and mighty things.” This means things that will amaze us.

This verse does not stop there, but even goes a step further than that. It says that He wants to do things “which thou knowest not.” This means things that you don’t even think about. He wants to do things that we don’t even dream of. We really do not have any idea of how much God wants to work on our behalf and for His own glory.

I have to wonder how many believers are reading this that see those kind of works of God very often. I doubt that it is very many. By grace, I have seen Him do some things far beyond my expectations – but I would like to see much more.

This Bible verse, however, also contains something we need to think about very carefully. If He primarily only responds when we call and ask for Him to do so, then it means that the reason we do not see those “great and mighty things” more frequently is largely our own fault. James agrees with this, when he says: “Ye have not because ye ask not.”

The work of God is being limited because we fail to ask for those “great and mighty things” more often. Of course, He also wants us to live holy lives. Through those who do so, and who seek Him, His work can mightily go forward.

Bible Promise for the Day – Be Courageous and Get Strengthened!

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 31:24 “Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.”

There is no doubt that being one who goes forward against challenges will face some opposition. Every competitor in the Olympics knows this. Someone would tell them you aren’t good enough. Others might say that you would be better off living for a different goal. In spite of that, and with some encouragement, they kept on.

Serving Christ in a world of unbelief also has its challenges. There are others who do not believe in the life we live, and they wonder why we do it. They do not understand why we serve Christ, or why we do not do the things they do. Some will criticize us and try to make us miserable.

In spite of that, we know that God’s own Son died for us and He now lives within our hearts. He has changed us, and we are glad He did.

Discouragement will come from time to time, and we may become disheartened. It may also seem like very few people are going the same direction we are going. These feelings do not come from God.

God tells us, in this Bible verse, to be courageous. This will come from one place – time spent in Bible reading in the presence of God. He wants to give us courage and boldness to live and speak for Him.

As the verse says, if we will determine to serve Him, He will strengthen our hearts so that we can. There is no need to turn back. Remember God’s lesson to Paul: “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (II Corinthians 12:9). We will often discover we are strongest in Him when we feel our own weakness the most!

Bible Promise for the Day – Peace in the Midst of Trouble

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.”

There is trouble all around the world. Turmoil, rebellion, and evil abound. Many people are stressed out about it, and political leaders are wringing their hands because there are no easy solutions in sight. The amount of pills and drugs being used, and growing, , along with crime and violence, testifies loudly that there is no peace.

The ones that are capable of keeping a cool head in the midst of trouble ought to be the child of God. This Bible verse reveals that God will enable them to have “great peace”, and it is incapable of being disturbed: “nothing shall offend them.” It certainly is real, as many believers will gladly testify.

No, the verse does not apply to just anyone that calls themselves a Christian, although it is available to all. They must love “thy law.” Of course, this is speaking of the law of God. Not just the Ten Commandments, but all of His principles.

Many believers, unfortunately, have picked up the spirit of the world, which is rebellion. All too often, when a preacher preaches the plain and clear Word of God, some believers will walk away and dismiss those precious truths with: “Well, that is just his opinion.” They never bothered to ask if that is what the Bible teaches or not. In so doing, or with similar statements, they cannot know the “great peace” this verse promises.

People are restless today. They seek entertainment, activity, popularity, drugs, etc., because they are bored and have no peace within. The Christian that loves God and the Word of God can have it every day. From frequent reading of the Word they can understand that the world is not without God’s control – He is still in charge, and He still cares for His own! For those who face the “valley of the shadow of death,” they can find peace there, too.

Christian, the peace of God this verse promises can be yours today. Why not talk to God about it right now, surrender afresh to do His will, and you will discover that it can be yours, too?

Bible Promise for the Day – The Power of Prayer

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

I John 3:22 “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”

There is much that can be said about prayer. The thing that makes it worthwhile is that God hears the prayers of His children. He wants to hear them. In fact, God even identifies Himself as a prayer-hearing God.

If you think about the many miraculous accounts found in the Bible, prayer was behind many of them. The account often goes like this: trouble came, people grew fearful and then prayed, and God miraculously delivered. God enjoys answering the prayers of believing people.

Even better, though, God enjoys those who seek Him daily and want to please Him. He even tells us that He actually takes delight in the prayers of people who live for Him: “but the prayer of the upright is his delight” (Proverbs 15:8).

Too many Christians pray to be able to say they did, but they cannot really say that their prayers are being answered. Their prayers are often so general that they could not really tell whether God answered them or not. Specific prayers are needed, and we only learn how to pray right when we draw close to Him.

If we say that we do not have time – then you are just too busy and really are not interested in doing His will anyway. God has a plan for every believer and He wants us to try it out and prove that it is good (Romans 12:1,2). For those who are not interested in God’s will for them, He says: “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination” (Pr 28:9).

The above Bible verse is powerful – and plain. Take time to obey God and you can see answered prayers. What a joy it is when we see them being answered regularly! If you are too busy – that’s OK, but don’t expect your prayers to be answered, either.

The above prayer promise, if followed, would enable any believer to see the power of prayer and of God. He still answers prayer!

Bible Promise for the Day

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

I Can Do All Things

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

One of the most well-known of God’s promises is the above Bible verse. It has been popularized by being printed on coffee mugs, pictures, and much more. Unfortunately, it is often misunderstood and misused.

Some believers think that this Bible verse means that if you claim it, that you will be the best of whatever you are seeking to be or do. A parent, for instance, may teach their child that he or she can be an expert ball player (or whatever) if they claim this verse.

The truth is that the verse does not mean that at all. What it does mean is that the child of God who is truly seeking to please God can do whatever God wants them to do. God never asks His children to do the impossible. Spiritual victory is possible for the asking.

This promise ought to give the child of God great confidence in knowing that God’s power is behind those who want to do His will and follow His leading. This does not mean it will be easy, or that no sacrifices will need to be made. It means His power is readily available to those who really want to obey and honor Him with their life and actions. He will help us every step of the way. Praise His Name.


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Provision for the Day

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Psalm 23:2 “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.”

Once saved, the child of God has promises from God that He will provide the needs of His own. This Psalm continues to use the illustration of God’s people being sheep who are led by a loving Shepherd.

This verse tells us that God leads His sheep to “green pastures,” which simply refers to a place of sufficiency. Plenty of grass for them to eat. Our shepherd is concerned that we get enough to eat. It may not mean steak everyday, but we will have what we need.

This Bible verse also tells us that He will lead us beside “still waters.” This is a reference to the fact that literal sheep are afraid of rapidly moving water. They need to be able to drink out of still water, where they will have calmness of mind and heart. Christ the Shepherd does the leading to the things we need, we just need to be sure that we are following closely.