We Have His Word On It!

God keeps His promises









Proverbs 30:5
Every word of God proves true,
 He is a shield to all who come to Him for protection.


It seems like politicians make a long list of promises before we elect them and then have a longer list (generally blaming someone or something else) later about why they couldn’t fulfill their promises.

Divorce court is the place to finalize the brokenness of “forever” promises between husbands and wives.

In a world of cheap promises and meaningless words, the solidity and veracity of God’s Word and how clearly it reveals His character continues to breathe fresh life into this new life in Christ. I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and He made me new. As a “new creature” because I am now “in Christ,” the Word says that old things are passed away (dead) and all things have been made new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

It is through the Word that I hear the wisdom and instruction of the Lord on how to live this new life. The new person I am cannot function in the deadness of the person that I was. The Word gives us the history of our new family, the way our new family and each of its members should operate as representatives and ambassadors of this new life, and clear instruction and correction to get there – and most of all reveals the love and heart of God towards us…His children.

2 Peter 1:3 (NLT)
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the one who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence.

When we come to know Him – through His Word and through His Spirit bringing His Word to life in us, the new life in Christ becomes HD…High Definition. It is clear and it is beautiful and limitless in the ways God’s love can be expressed in our lives. Jesus said that if we are alive in Him and His Word is alive in us, we can ask God for anything and receive it. (John 15:7) Pretty bold stuff! Jesus said it…so it’s true. But, how? Especially when it doesn’t seem to be showing up that way…

We became alive in Him when we received Him and became believers or Christ followers. That didn’t take any effort on our part other than believing and acceptance. Done. For the word to become alive in us, we have to hear it, read it, study it, seek Him in it. Receive its truth.

1 John 5:14-15 tells us that the confidence we have in Him is that if we ask ANYTHING according to His will, He hears us. And, when He hears us, we HAVE whatever we have petitioned Him for. Anything? Really??? ANYTHING?????????

It’s hard to wrap our minds around that. It’s just too big and a little scary. And, we probably haven’t experienced ANYTHING we’ve asked God for showing up EVERY time. We probably don’t even know anyone else who’s seen that.

Take the scripture apart…the confidence comes from asking what we already KNOW is His will when we ask. You’ve probably heard this, but I just love how it clarifies asking and receiving – FAITH BEGINS WHERE THE WILL OF GOD IS KNOWN.

That’s why it is so important not to drift along without knowing Him through His Word and letting His Word come alive in our spirits so that the Holy Spirit can spark it and confirm it every day, all day. He brings us to that confident and KNOWING place. I call it the “of course” place. Of course He’s with me. Of course He will. Of course He meant it. Of course He did. Of course it’s true. Of course!

We discover His will in His Word. We discover Him in His Word. And then, it truly comes alive.
1 Kings 8:56 says that not one word of all of God’s good promises has failed. 1 Peter 1:25 says that the word of the Lord endures forever. 2 Corinthians 1:20 tells us that ALL the promises of the Lord are YES and SO BE IT (amen).

Pretty bold stuff. It really is bodacious. But, you can’t believe it until you know it. And, you can’t know it until discovering the truth of it becomes a serious priority.

I am glad we’re on that journey together. Hang in here…it’s going to be exciting and extraordinary as we exchange wishing and wanting for knowing and receiving.
It’s coming alive…

God is good and He adores us. Think about that.



When I read the words penned by my friend Debby Berry, I know they are rooted in the truth revealed to her through God’s Word. I am consistently encouraged to reach deeper into intimacy with my God, the One who adores me.
Lisa Troyer