God’s Word literally contains thousands of Bible promises waiting to be claimed in faith by any believer. These promises ain’t just mere words alone but are the very reason for our breath and purpose of why we kept on looking forward for what lies ahead of us – just as God had planned for each of our destinies. Well, it’s our prayer that your faith and trust in our Heavenly Father will increase as you seek Him to supply your every need. May you be blessed!
Anyways, here are a few things that we should always be thanking God for daily.
- You’re alive!
Everyday you live and breath. Do you thank the Lord every single day for this? Scripture tells us that each day is a gift. And what should we do with a gift? We are happy about it; we are thankful for it; we are excited for it; we take care of it; we offer it unto the Lord.
“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”
- God hears our prayers
Do you know that God loves to hear from you? He made you with a unique voice and a unique personality because God loves variety. Would you want to hear 7 billion of the same voice, saying the same things every day? NO!!! It’s evident through creation that God loves variety, and he loves all that he created. Pray in your very own way. Do not try to imitate somebody else’s way of praying. God made you very uniquely and he wanted to hear you just as you are.
1 John 5:14
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
“Blessed be the Lord! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.”
- God’s goodness
It is always the heart of God to bless His children. Plain and simply stated. He’s not going to harm us or diminish our lives in any way. Yes, he requires we adhere to the core values He wants us to obey. But God isn’t going to make you sick as punishment, or cause you to get fired just because He’s having a bad day. God is Good! As Psalm 23:6 actually guarantees that we can believe for two miracles daily.
“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
- God doesn’t Change
Our minds change, the weather changes, but the Lord? He never changes. It’s THE reason why we can trust him. What good would it to be to have the Bible if his mind would change on a whim? But because of his unchanging, loving nature, we can go before Him in confidence that he will honor His word when we bring it before Him.
“Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.”
“I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.”
“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
- God wants to heal you
It’s inevitable that there will be disagreements on whether or not God wants to heal your body, or simply save your soul. Thankfully it’s not an “either, or” matter, because it’s both.
Isaiah 53:5 tells us that Jesus came to restore our spirit, soul, and body!
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
The Hebrew word here for “healed” is Rapha. It means to heal, and even in a modern context refers to doctors and physicians.
Some people will try to say that Jesus expressly came to save us from our sins, and cite Matthew 1:21:
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
“For she thought, ‘If I just touch His garments, I will get well.’”
The word here for ‘well’ is SOZO also – saved, delivered, and healed.
God made you and I as spirits, that have souls, that live inside bodies. He cares intimately about all three of things operating in the manner He originally designed them for.
The next time you’re tempted to worry or feel down about anything remember these things.
2 Corinthians 1:20
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.”