Thursday, April 3, 2014

Equipped with a Promise

Have you ever wondered why there are some that can be in the midst of the most terrifying storms and still be praising God and be so full of joy?

For the longest time, I have always wondered what their secret was and what I was doing wrong, because to tell you the truth, sometimes when the storms come and things get a little bit hard, I tend to run to the "safe" zone. I run to what's comfortable. I cry. I get angry. I question God. A lot.

If you are anything like me, you know what I am talking about.

Can I share with you the secret to joy, happiness and overcoming while still praising Him and knowing His goodness?

Its simple.

Knowing God and knowing His Word.

Its funny because even though I am saying that, it all sounds a little easier said than done, right?

I will be plain honest and tell you all, even though I know what Gods Word says, sometimes I tend to forget what His Word says and that it really means what it says.

Our circumstances may all look different, but there is one thing that we all have in common. Our God never changes and our God never forsakes us.

The secret to getting through any type of circumstance is to know Him. I mean really know Him. The deeper you know Him, the easier it will be to walk through your circumstance. Trials come and go, hardships come and go, but the one thing that remains constant and faithful is our God.

Joshua 1:8 says, "Study this Book of instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do."

I cannot tell you, how important it is to spend time in Gods Word. His Word is our lifeline. It has everything that we need to make it on a daily basis and every instruction on how to overcome and handle any situation.

When you know His promises to you, its easier to walk out whatever you are facing.

To be intimate with God means getting into His Word daily, meditating on it and allowing His word to penetrate straight to your heart, taking you deeper and showing you a side of Him that can only be seen by seeking Him.

You cant fully trust a person to lead and guide you, if you hardly know them.

God has given us everything that we need to follow Him and to get through this crazy thing called life. He has equipped us with His Word and has left us with His Holy Spirit.

Friends, I don't know what you are facing, what you are needing answers on, or if you are needing guidance in a certain area, but I promise if you get out His Word and seek Him, He will make your paths straight and show you what you are needing. Don't be afraid to dust off the pages and get to know Him.

I promise that when you seek Him, He will be found.

When you know His Word and are obedient to what it says, it will produce blessings.

Know Him. Know His Word.

His promises are your promises for everything you will ever need.

His Word is like a double edge sword.

As we near Easter, I invite you to get out your Bible and get to know our Savior. The one who gave His life for you and called you His.


  1. Absolutely love this post! :)

    In one of Beth Moore's studies, she has a great example of this... she talks about how she was on a walk with her husband, and they came across a rattle snake. Her husband had a gun to shoot the snake, but it wasn't loaded.

    She then goes on to explain that we are helpless without a loaded gun ready... and the way we load our gun, and thus have our weapons ready, is by knowing God and His word. Without knowing God and His word, he have no ammunition against doubt or anything else that the enemy will throw at us.

    1. Thank you so much Lisa!

      What an amazing analogy she shares, but so true in every single way! Its so important to be in the Word. I am realizing what my days look like with it and without it. Amazing how God shows us how much we need Him :)

  2. When I prayed about what my verse for 2014 should be, God kept impressing James 1:2-4 on my heart - and I resisted for obvious reasons: "2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." But I finally gave in, and I am seeking God and PURE JOY as I face the trials of life. Thank you for your encouragement.


    1. There is nothing more that the devil hates when we begin to worship and to count it all joy. He has no room when we rejoice! What an awesome verse to have for the year!

  3. Yes! I loved reading your words today! They are inspiring! "Knowing God and knowing His Word" that's life! So thankful that He never changes and never forsakes us. Thank you Jesus.

    1. Thank you so much! It means a lot to know that I can share what God is showing me!


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