Good morning Friend,
I do hope this letter finds you happy and well today. The sun is shining and there is the slightest hint of spring in the air. That’s a marvellous thought isn’t it? Winter is always followed by spring and even the darkest night is followed by the light of morning. These are things we know to be true, not just because we learned about seasons in kindergarten but because they have been proved out in our life. Dusk always falls and morning always happens, every 24 hours is a fresh day. Our experience tells us this is true. There are days, I am sure you have them as well…. days that you can’t wait to end, days where you feel like you are simply clinging to the promise that tomorrow will be new. I am grateful for that promise.
This morning I awoke with the hymn Standing On the Promises playing in my head, do you remember the verse that says,
Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.
The promises of God. Growing up my grandparents had a small plastic loaf of bread filled with type written scripture verses. The verses contained some of the promises we find in the scripture. Did anyone in your life have one of those? I found one like it in my thrifting and grabbed it up. It’s one of those items that is kind of cheesy and would be classed as kitschy today. But for me it holds great sentimental value and truth be known practical value as well. What a great way to remind ourselves of these verses having them visibly before us. Through repetition of reading they lodge in our minds and we learn to claim them. It’s also a good way for us to practice gratitude. Just as I am grateful for the promise of a fresh day, I am grateful for Jeremiah 29:11, the promise that God has a plan and for Matthew 11:28-29, that Jesus will take my burden and give me rest.
The bible is filled with promises for us, things we can stand on. We all need that solid foundation. Living in a world that changes with the prevailing winds of popular opinion, we crave something that does not change but remains firm and true. God is that something. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 That is another promise we can have complete faith in. God is not changeable but is “I AM“. How great is that!
March is one of those in-between months. Not quite winter, not full on spring, grey, rainy or worse snowy. So I propose we brighten it up. You all know the expression about March? In like a lion out like a lamb. I think we should grab a hold of that, in like the Lion of Judah and out like the lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. (John 1:29) Each day in March on the Letters Facebook page I will share an assurance we have from the word of God. This will lead us straight up to Easter weekend, helping us fix our attention with gratitude on God’s faithfulness.
What is your favourite promise from scripture? What pledge from God has been proven out in your life? I love hearing from you. Perhaps you’ve never thought about the bible in that way. Perhaps you hardly think about the bible at all and the idea that God has made covenants to mankind is completely new to you. I encourage you to check it out, I think you will be fascinated by what you find in His book. Be sure to follow along this month on the Facebook page while we share some of the truths found in God’s word. Claiming those promises we can prevail no matter what life throws our way. Bring it on March we will be ready!
Standing firm, your Post Mistress