More Words of Promise

11 Additional Ways God Wants to Bless Us

By Charles F. Stanley
  • September 29, 2015

On the day of your salvation, you inherited all of God’s promises and became truly prosperous. However, in order to benefit, you must cash them in. To live without claiming what God has for you is like being a millionaire who never writes a check.

The other day, we learned about 11 ways God wants to bless us. Let’s consider 11 more today:

  1. He grants wisdom (James 1:5). In every decision and circumstance you face, God offers wisdom to see life from His perspective if you ask in faith and without doubt. However, sin can keep you from claiming this promise because it crowds out truth, creates uncertainty, and leads to unwise choices.

  2. The Lord provides rest for your soul (Matt. 11:28-29). When your heart is burdened, Jesus offers both physical and emotional rest to those who come to Him.

  3. God gives His peace (Phil. 4:6-7). Whenever you bring your anxieties to God in prayer, He provides His surpassing peace, and it creates an impenetrable wall that separates you from all your worries.

  4. You can be strong and fruitful in old age (Ps. 92:12-15). Retirement can be one of the most spiritually productive times of your life if you remain strongly planted in the Lord. He desires for you to be growing and producing fruit until He calls you home.

  5. The Lord will give you the desires of your heart when you delight in Him (Ps. 37:4). If God is more important to you than anyone or anything else, He will grant your desires because, above all, you delight in worshipping, serving, and living for Him.

  6. He is a very present help in trouble (Ps. 46:1-3). The Lord is your refuge in times of uncertainty and danger. Since His presence dwells within you, He is always available to help in every way.

  7. God gives you direction for life (Ps. 32:8). He knows the pitfalls and dangers that lie ahead and has promised to teach you which way to go to stay on His path.

  8. He heals in times of sickness (Ps. 103:1-3). Since God never changes, you can come to Him for healing just as people did in biblical times. Our heavenly Father did it then, and He can still do it today.

  9. Nothing can separate you from God’s love (Rom. 8:38-39). His unconditional love is a possession no one can ever take from you. When you doubt that, review this passage.

  10. Jesus provides the gift of eternal security (John 10:27-30). Christ promised eternal life to His followers, so when you die, you’ll instantly be with Him.

  11. You have a home in heaven (John 14:1-3). Before Jesus died and rose again, He told His disciples He was going away to prepare a place for them and would one day return and take them there. This is your ultimate hope.

What promise has God given that you treasure in your heart on a regular basis? When we remember how greatly we are blessed and what God wants to do for us, we’ll find He is sufficient for all our needs.

This article is adapted from the Sermon Notes for Dr. Stanley’s message, “God’s Precious Promises,” which aired this past weekend on TV.

Related Topics:  Reading Bible  |  Gods Promises  |  Gods Will
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5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

28 Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.

6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

12 The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

13 Planted in the house of the LORD, They will flourish in the courts of our God.

14 They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green,

15 To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

4 Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;

3 Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.

8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name.

2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits;

3 Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases;

38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

39 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.

27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;

28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.

29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.

30 I and the Father are one."

1 Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.

2 In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.

3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.

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