15 Promises that Will Change Your Life

By Rich Leatherberry, Associate Pastor for Mission

I have learned that the more I count on God daily in the small things, the more I will be able to count on God for the big things.  For the way we live our lives today, is the way we will live them every day.

So here are 15 Promises from God to you

Promise #1: “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” –Zeph 3:17

Promise #2: “He is able to do immeasurably more than you ask or imagine according to His power that is already at work within you.” –Ephesians 3:20

Promise #3: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from you, it is the gift of God.” –Ephesians  2:8

Promise #4: “You will keep in perfect peace the one whose mind is steadfast, because they trust in you.” –Isaiah 26:3

Promise #5: “Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” —2 Timothy 4:7-8

Promise #6: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” –Isaiah 43:1-2

Promise #7: “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him.  That person will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” –Jeremiah 17:7-8

Promise #8: “O my soul, bless God. From head to toe, I’ll bless His holy name!  O my soul, bless God, don’t forget a single blessing!  He forgives your sins – every one.  He heals your diseases – every one.  He redeems you from hell – saves your life! He crowns you with love and mercy – a paradise crown.  He wraps you in goodness – beauty eternal. He renews your youth – you’re always young in his presence.” –Psalm 103:1-5

Promise #9: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us of all unrighteousness.” –1 John 1:9

Promise #10: “Greater is He who is in you than the one who is in the world.” –1John 4:4

Promise #11: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” –Proverbs 3:5-6

Promise #12: “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” –Philippians 4:13

Promise #13: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” –Psalms 147:3

Promise #14: “God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” —Philippians 4:19

Promise #15:  “We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” –Romans 8:38-39

Where has God shown you His faithfulness through His promises? What promise do you need to hold onto the most?

Rain or Shine or DOWNPOURS!

This is the view from the garage last Saturday during the Auto Angels Car Clinic and passing Eastside storm. Our Auto Angels ministry stays hard at work each Saturday serving those in our community who need help with their cars—minor repairs, inspections and referrals. And they provide great hospitality to all those waiting for their turn. The Auto Angels have been “changing oil and changing lives” since 2005. They are always open to new volunteers and visitors to their Saturday clinics. Stop by the garage one Saturday and check with one of the guys and see all the activity happening to serve others. It’s nice and dry in there! You can find out more about the Auto Angels at  www.autoangels.org 

Ebola and Sierra Leone

One of our congregation members and founder of one of our global outreach partners, Greatest Goal Ministries, has volunteered to serve in Sierra Leone as an Ebola virus nurse. Lynn Pelton was recently interview on KOMO4 news. Watch the video below to hear her full story.

Please support Lynn through your prayers as she waits to hear if she is approved to serve as an aid worker. This is a frightening virus, which causes a lot of fear and heartache. We support Lynn as she uses her past experience in Sierra Leone and as a medical professional to help with this devastating disease.

15 “I Am” Statements that Will Change Your Life

By Rich Leatherberry, Associate Pastor for Mission

  1. I am saved and nothing can separate me from the love of God. (Jn 10:29; Rom 8:38-39)
  2. I am the salt of the earth. (Matt. 5:13)
  3. I am the light of the world. (Matt. 5:14)
  4. I am a child of God. (John 1:12)
  5. I am Jesus’ friend. (John 15:15)
  6. I am called to love and make a difference in the lives of others. (Jn 13:34-35; Ja 2:14-17)
  7. I am chosen and sent to help others know Jesus and His love. (Jn 15:16; Mtt 28:18-21)
  8. I am a daughter/son of God; God is spiritually my Father. (Rom. 8:14-16; Gal. 3:26, 4:6)
  9. I am a joint heir with Jesus and I share His inheritance with Him. (Rom. 8:17)
  10. I am a temple and the Holy Spirit makes His home in me. (1 Cor. 6:19)
  11. I am part of Jesus’ body here on earth. (1 Cor. 12:27;)
  12. I am free. (Gal 5:1)
  13. I am a new creation. (2 Cor. 5:17)
  14. I am an ambassador of Jesus. (2 Cor. 5:18-20)
  15. I am God’s workmanship, His masterpiece, created in Jesus to do His work. (Eph. 2:10)

Remind yourself of who you are and whose you, every day for the next 30 days, and see what happens.

What “I Am” statement means the most to you?  Is there an “I Am” statement in Scripture you want to tell us about that isn’t posted here?

Next week I’ll post 15 promises that Will Change Your Life. Stay tuned!

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