1 Kings 2:4
so that the Lord may fulfill His promise which He spoke regarding me, saying, ‘If your sons are careful about their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and all their soul, you shall not be deprived of a man to occupy the throne of Israel.’ (New American Standard Bible)
Are you seeing God’s promises come to pass?
God made David a promise. But there were things David had to uphold if he was going to receive the promise. Do you think this scripture is only about David and not really about you? Are you wondering how this could apply to you? God’s promise to David was not for the by and by. It was something David could see come to pass in his lifetime. Do you have a “in-your-lifetime” promise the Lord has made to you? If you cannot remember any; here are a few.
Jeremiah 33:3 ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish.’ (Amplified Bible)
Matthew 11:28 “Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. (The Passion Translation)
Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Eternal, “plans for peace, not evil, to give you a future and hope—never forget that. (The Voice)
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.] (Amplified Bible)
In order for you to see your promise, you have the same requirements God gave to David. Take heed to your way, walk before the Lord in truth and serve Him with your whole heart and soul.
Luke 18:29-30 “Yes,” said Jesus, “and you won’t regret it. No one who has sacrificed home, spouse, brothers and sisters, parents, children—whatever—will lose out. It will all come back multiplied many times over in your lifetime. And then the bonus of eternal life!” (The Message)
He is the same God, yesterday, today and forevermore.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, You are Jehovah. I have seen Your promises to me come to pass, and I thank You! Thank You for supplying my need and even some of my wants. Thank You for giving me rest when I feel weary, and the burdens of life seem to be too much. Thank You for being there and hearing me when I call and showing me what is really going on. Thank You for reminding me things work out for “the” good and not always what I determine to be “my good”. Thank You for the plans You have for my life. Thank You for peace. All I needed to do was stop and look over my life. I see fulfilled promises. You keep fulfilling them because You are God and Your word does not fail. I repent for those days when I did not obey You every time You spoke, not considering how I would grieve You. I am sorry for those times I did not walk before You in truth, as if I could hide something from You. I apologize for not serving You with my whole heart and soul because I was trying to fit You in to my plans. I confess and thank You for forgiving me because in all those times You helped me out of the problems and tough situations I created because of my behavior. Please continue to work on me. Keep me on the path. Let Your power flow through me. I know my part is to continue to seek Your face and acknowledge You in all of my ways. The promises that You make are yes, and it is so…