My special guest blogger is Ann-Marie Brewer, an author, a mother and a gifted, experienced child of the King! She has a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism from Indiana University. She along with her husband, Darryl earned a second BA from Metropolitan School of Theology. Ann and Darryl are proud parents to a blended family of 8 young adult children and 5 grandchildren. The couple currently resides in Phoenix, AZ where they serve in ministry together at Word of Abundant Life Christian Church.
God Always Responds With a Promise
Webster’s defines a promise as “a legally binding declaration that gives the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance of a specified act.” When God says He’s going to do something – you can count on it. God is not like man. He never breaks His promises. When God tells you something in his Word, you can count on it.
When you face a problem in your life God will always respond with a promise. The Bible is full of men and women like you and me who faced many challenges. Each of them put their faith in a promise of God and came through with the victory.
Psalms 34:19 “Many evils confront the consistently righteous; but the Lord delivers them out of them all.” (AMP)
The Bible clearly teaches you how you can obtain the success that God wants for you. God has promised this success if you follow the instructions He has given you in His Word. Joshua 1:8 says, “This book of law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it; for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.” (AMP)
This scripture clearly and simply explains what you must do to have success in your life. You must follow His plan and that includes three steps outlined in the above scripture:
You must decide or make the choice to speak His Word – over your life and over your marriage, your family, your relationships and your health.
You must decide or make the choice to meditate upon His Word day and night – you must rehearse it and ponder over it continually.
You must decide or make the choice to do what God tells you to do. You must make the choice to obey Him.
In order to speak, meditate and obey God’s Word – you must first take the time to read it. It’s important that you read God’s Word out loud. Faith comes by hearing. When you hear your own voice speak the promises of God – it will produce hope and expectation in your heart. It will cause you not to give up because it produces a deep longing for you to see and experience His promises.
The next time you are experiencing problems in your marriage, you need to declare….
“Lord I thank you that me and spouse are naked and unashamed in each other’s presence. We have spiritual, emotional, financial and physical intimacy. What God has joined together, no man will tear apart. We are one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24,25)
The next time you are experiencing problems with your children, you need to declare…
“All of my children obey their parents in the Lord (as his representatives) for this is just and right. They honor esteem and value as precious) their father and mother. My entire household is saved…”(Ephesians 6:1-2, Acts 16:31)
The next time you are experiencing problems with your health, you need to declare:
The next time you are experiencing problems with a broken relationship and broken heart, you need to declare:
“Lord, I thank you that nothing in all of creation will be able to separate me from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus my Lord. You love me! You have bound my wounds and healed my broken heart.” (Roman 8:39, Psalms 147:3)
The next time you are experience problems as a result of divorce and feelings of rejection and shame, you need to declare:
So the next time the enemy shows up in your house with a problem, you respond with one of God’s promises. Don’t rehearse the issue, rehearse the solution. Speak LIFE! Even when you don’t feel like it, be determined to speak God’s Word. Remember it is a precious treasure chest full of promises for your marriage, family, health and future. God loves you and wants the very best for you. I’d like to encourage you to make God’s Word the final authority in your life. Allow God’s Word to become your perspective.
All scripture in the confessions list are based on the Amplified Version (AMP) and New International Version (NIV) of the Bible and tailored made to make them personal.
This blog post was adapted from Chapter 5 of Ann-Marie Brewer’s book, Fighting All Hell For Your Marriage, Your Man and Your Babies.
About the Book
Fighting All Hell For Your Marriage, Your Man and Your Babies
is Ann’s personal testimony of how God cleaned up her life, taught her how to be a mother and wife and showed her the precious promises in his Word for her marriage and family. God blessed her with the marriage she had longed for in His Timing and in His Way.
Her website: www.ann-mariebrewer.com