DAY 29: LOOK FOR GOD’S PROMISE TO MOVE FORWARD IN FAITH
“I have hidden your word in my heart…” PSALM 119:11 (NLT)
There are over seven thousand promises in the Bible. They’re like blank checks, signed by God, waiting for you to cash. When you start to doubt, when you start to feel discouraged or depressed, the Holy Spirit can bring these promises to your memory. The Bible says, “I have hidden your word in my heart…”(Psalm 119:11 NLT).
When you tell God that you want to be used for his purposes, he promises you three things that are found in Joshua chapter one.
- God promises to give you strength: “No one will be able to stand against you” (Joshua 1:5). In other words, when God asks you to do something, he will give you the power to do it. Where God guides, he provides.
- God promises to give you success: “You will be successful”(Joshua 1:7-8). God does not promise to make you successful at whatever you want to do; He promises you will be successful at what He wants you to do. If you want to be a success in life, it’s real simple: start doing what God made you to do.
- God promises to support you: “I will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9 NIV). When you do God’s work you will not lack God’s support.
There are so many more promises for you in the Bible, but you have to discover them. The Bible says, “Always remember what is written in [this book]. Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything.” (Joshua 1:8). That’s quite a promise.
WHAT DID YOU HEAR?
What did God say to you as you read today’s Scripture and devotion?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
How does it apply to your life?
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Don’t just be a hearer of the word. Be a doer of the word. (James 1:22)
NOW TALK TO GOD
This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer of gratitude or praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. Take a minute to write a prayer of response to what God said to you.