Posts with the tag “promises”

Breaking Free from Rumination
by Delman Coates on April 13th, 2024
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." - Philippians 4:8   Have you ever found yourself caught in the cycle of rumination? It's like hitting the replay button on a negative thought, playing it over and over in your mind unti...  Read More
VIP Status in the Kingdom
by Delman Coates on March 14th, 2024
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28   Let me paint a picture for you, one that might resonate with an experience you've had or observed. Imagine standing in line outside a club, waiting patiently for your turn to enter the party. Yet, as you wait, you notice some individuals bypassing the line a...  Read More
Detoxifying for Spiritual Empowerment
by Delman Coates on March 3rd, 2024
"Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God." - 2 Corinthians 7:1   Detoxification, a term we often associate with physical health, is also imperative for our spiritual well-being. Just as we rid our bodies of impurities to maintain optimal health, so too must we clea...  Read More
Patiently Awaiting God's Perfect Timing
by Delman Coates on December 18th, 2023
"The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah." - Jeremiah 33:14   In our journey of faith, one of the lessons we continually encounter is the art of waiting. Patience is not only a virtue; it's a fundamental aspect of our relationship with God. The passage in Jeremiah 33:14 reminds us that while God's help is assured, the ...  Read More
Faith in Action
by Delman Coates on December 16th, 2023
"For this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Houses, fields, and vineyards will again be bought in this land." - Jeremiah 32:15   The story of Jeremiah's faith and unwavering trust in God's promises serves as a powerful reminder of how we, too, should approach waiting on the Lord. Jeremiah's actions were not those of a skeptic or a doubter but of someone whose faith was deeply roo...  Read More
Unceasing Prayer and Praise in All Circumstances
by Delman Coates on November 25th, 2023
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18   Life is a journey filled with various seasons, some joyful and others challenging. However, the consistency of our relationship with God should remain unwavering, no matter the circumstances. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, we are encouraged to rejo...  Read More
The Spiritual Detox
by Delman Coates on November 2nd, 2023
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20  We live in a world where detox programs for the body are immensely popular. These regimens promise to eliminate toxins, purify our systems, and promote health. While the benefits of such ...  Read More
Unstoppable Purpose
by Delman Coates on September 9th, 2023
"I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, 'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'" - Isaiah 46:10   Life is a journey filled with twists and turns, highs and lows, joys and challenges. In the midst of it all, one thing remains steadfast and unwavering – God's purpose for our lives. He is the author of our destiny, the orchestrator...  Read More
Unfailing Promises
by Delman Coates on September 4th, 2023
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ.” - 2 Corinthians 1:20   In a world where words can often fall empty, God's promises stand as unwavering truths. They are not mere words; they are firm foundations upon which we can build our lives. 2 Corinthians 1:20 assures us, "For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ." Our Heavenly Father is n...  Read More
Delayed, Not Denied
by Delman Coates on September 2nd, 2023
“Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” - Isaiah 40:31   In our fast-paced world, patience often feels like a virtue of the past. We live in an era of instant gratification, where we expect results at the snap of a finger. But the rewards of God's plan don't always ali...  Read More
God’s Timing is Never Too Late
by Delman Coates on August 20th, 2023
“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” - Ecclesiastes 3:11  In our fast-paced world, we often find ourselves wanting things to happen quickly. When they don’t, we may feel frustrated or even despairing. However, God operates on a different timeline. His timing is perfect, and He is never too late to work in our situations.  God’s timing is not bound by our human expectations or limitation...  Read More
Starting Your Day with God: The Key to Successful Days
by Delman Coates on August 12th, 2023
“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” - Psalm 5:3  Starting your day with God is like setting a compass at the beginning of a journey. It aligns your heart with His, sets your spirit on the right path, and prepares you for the day’s challenges and opportunities.  Spending time in God’s Word in the morning is like feasting on sp...  Read More
Approaching God in Humility
by Delman Coates on July 19th, 2023
"Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe." - Hebrews 12:28   Boldness in our faith is a virtue that we should aspire to cultivate. However, it is important to understand that boldness is not synonymous with brazenness. While we are encouraged to approach God with confidence and audacious fai...  Read More
Embracing the Wilderness: A Journey of Faith
by Delman Coates on July 8th, 2023
"Now the Lord said to Abram, 'Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.'" - Genesis 12:1   In Genesis 12, we witness a pivotal moment in Abram's life where God calls him to leave everything behind and venture into the unknown. The Lord's command to Abram holds a profound lesson for us today – that sometimes before we can receive the promise, we...  Read More
Faith: The Language of God’s Love
by Delman Coates on July 3rd, 2023
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” - Hebrews 11:6  In our relationships with one another, we often express love through various love languages, such as words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. These love languages help us co...  Read More
Thanking God for His Faithful Promises
by Delman Coates on June 25th, 2023
"For no matter how many promises God has made, they are 'Yes' in Christ." - 2 Corinthians 1:20   God's promises are sure and faithful. We can trust in them completely because our God is a promise-keeping God. He has never failed to keep a promise, and He never will. His promises give us hope, comfort, and assurance that His plans for us are good. In 2 Corinthians 1:20, Paul reminds us that God's p...  Read More
God is Faithful to Fulfill His Promises
by Delman Coates on June 24th, 2023
"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." - 2 Corinthians 1:20    God's promises are a source of hope and comfort for us as believers. When God makes a promise, we can be confident that He will fulfill it. However, sometimes we may doubt or question whether God will truly come through for us. We may...  Read More
Live and Prosper
by Delman Coates on May 14th, 2023
“Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.” - Deuteronomy 5:33  When you follow the pathway God has created for you, He holds responsibility for your life. As we previously discussed, when you are obedient to God, and you look forward to what He has ahead for your life, He will protec...  Read More
Still True
by Delman Coates on March 13th, 2023
“The sum of Your Word is truth, and every one of Your righteous rules endures forever.” - Psalm 119:160  Yesterday, we looked at how the promises of God are still possible in your life. No matter what you are currently going through, no problem you have or ever will have can cancel the promises of God.  Whatever He has assured you is still possible. But it’s not just possible, it’s a guarantee. Be...  Read More
Up to God
by Ministry Support on August 31st, 2022
“But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake...” - 2 Peter 3:8-9   Don’t give up on God because He has a plan. It takes patience and time in the presence of God to recognize His will for your life. ...  Read More
Them Then… And YOU NOW
by Ministry Support on August 25th, 2022
“The sounds of joy and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will be heard again, along with the joyous songs of people bringing thanksgiving offerings to the Lord. They will sing, Give thanks to the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, for the Lord is good. His faithful love endures forever! For I will restore the prosperity of this land to what it was in the past, says the Lord.’” - Jeremiah...  Read More
I’ll Be With You
by Ministry Support on November 25th, 2021
“Do not fear, 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  When it comes to God’s delivery, one thing is for certain; God will be with you. So of...  Read More
Partnering In The Promise
by Ministry Support on November 21st, 2020
Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.” – Genesis 18:10  One of the most popular miracles we read about in the Bible begins when God promises to give Abram a son in His old age. But this miracle doesn’t happen without Abram’s participation. For Abram to become the father of many nations he has to participate in the promis...  Read More
Waiting For Your Promise
by Ministry Support on November 20th, 2020
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. – Ecclesiastes 3:1  Recently I was watching the animal channel and the narrator of the show was talking about the amount of time it takes for different species of animals to give birth.   It takes some small insects only about five days to go from conceiving to giving birth. It takes a rabbit and squirrels one to tw...  Read More
A Masterpiece From Broken Pieces
by Ministry Support on October 11th, 2020
But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. – Isaiah 64:8  As a recent collector of art, I have come across the work of an artist by the name of Purvis Young. Young is a self-taught, urban impressionist from Miami’s Overtown neighborhood whose work is often a blend of collage and painting. He utilizes discarded objects, oftentimes...  Read More

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