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Promises: God the Ultimate Promise Maker & Keeper

When my kids were little, I used to say “pinky promise” to them as a way of noting I was sincere and serious in making the promise.  I spoke to my now-adult son and asked him if he remembered this gesture and what it meant to him when I did it. He said, “I knew you were serious and would keep your promise.”

Have you ever found yourself wanting a “pinky promise” from God? That little extra assurance that He means his promises and will keep them. Sometimes we desire this despite his perfect record of promise-keeping.

Let’s look at just a few examples in God’s track record, starting with the Old Testament.

The New Testament continues to highlight God’s perfect record in promise-keeping.

  • God promised to finish the work He started in us (Philippians 1:6). God does nothing in half measures. He started the work in us, and He will be sure to complete it.
  • God promised new life in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)
  • God promised peace when we pray (Philippians 4:6–7)

These are just a small measure of the hundreds of promises God makes and keeps.

I’m thankful for how my son remembers the pinky promise gesture and what it meant to him at the time. I wish I could say with absolute certainty that I had a perfect promise-keeping track record with him and his sister, but truthfully, that’s not the case.  That’s the beauty and comfort of God being the ultimate Promise Keeper because it’s in part how we know He is faithful and trustworthy and has no need to “pinky promise” because he has a flawless record, we know God is sincere and serious with all his promises.

Lord, thank you for being the ultimate promise maker and keeper. May the words of my mouth and beat of my heart be to praise You for every promise you have given and kept. Help me be a promise keeper like you. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

This week’s playlist-

Kim Walker-Smith – Hurry (Official Live Video) – YouTube

Reason To Praise (Lyric Video) – Cory Asbury feat. Naomi Raine – YouTube

Your Love Never Fails – Chris Quilala / Jesus Culture – Jesus Culture Music – YouTube

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  • Shahla Wright

    I’m a faith-filled believer in Jesus Christ. I’ve personally experienced his mercy and truth and want to encourage others to have a relationship with Him. My husband Albert and I are empty nesters with two adult children. My heart is happiest on our back patio, enjoying quality time with family, relaxing in the sunshine, and appreciating beautiful flowers. I love the Lord and hope at the end of the race, I hear, “Well done, daughter”.

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I’m a faith-filled believer in Jesus Christ. I’ve personally experienced his mercy and truth and want to encourage others to have a relationship with Him. My husband Albert and I are empty nesters with two adult children. My heart is happiest on our back patio, enjoying quality time with family, relaxing in the sunshine, and appreciating beautiful flowers. I love the Lord and hope at the end of the race, I hear, “Well done, daughter”.

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