Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day 214 - Believing the Promises

It’s been a full week, and it is nowhere near over. I’ve worked every day, and we had cell tonight. It was good to see everyone. Only meeting once a month has been a blessing because the summer has gone by so fast, but I could sense tonight that everyone was ready to get back to weekly meetings. The ministry time tonight was powerful and very needed. People need connections and home groups should bring life. That’s what ours does, and no matter how much I feel like missing sometimes, I am always blessed when I go. So, come September 2nd, I’ll be at cell if at all possible. But with school and travel coming up, I’m not sure how much I will be able to attend this fall. I’ll try, but only time will tell.

I’ve got the dryer going and I still need to pack and clean up a little bit. I work again tomorrow morning and I will leave straight from work. The good news is that there is a 737 going to Ft Lauderdale this month. That is the plane I train on, and I can jump seat down. So I don’t have to worry about trying to fly standby on a Friday afternoon. My flight leaves at 2:55 and arrives around 4:45. I am really looking forward to seeing Sean, Jennifer and the girls. I haven’t seen their new place yet. I know that they like it a lot, and I am happy for them. Adair and Meleah haven’t started school yet. They don’t start until August 23rd. I don’t know about the weather, but maybe we will get to the beach or the pool on Saturday.

I had a word given to me tonight. I believe it was right on. The friend who was praying for me said that she saw Julia and she was going up to Jesus asking “What about the promises? What about the promises?” Jesus looked over to her smiling and said “It’s all taken care of”. Now she didn’t know what or even if there were promises. But there were promises that Julia and I together were believing and praying about. They were prophetic words spoken long ago that we have been holding on to. In fact, I was praying over some of them the other day. So that picture was very meaningful. When I close my eyes, I can almost see Julia doing that.

We should never forget the promises of God. Not just those general promises given to all believers in scripture. Yes they are important, but there are specific promises that God has given me. And specific ones He has given you. Many of these words, we have to contend for. They don’t just necessarily happen, we have to take the ground and co labor with them until they do happen. That’s where we fall down most of the time. We get a word, and expect it to come to pass without our doing anything. That’s wrong, we have to pray over it, and co labor with it in the Spirit and in the natural to see it planted and bring fruit. We have to keep the promises of God close to our heart. We have to believe what He says and not what we see. It’s our job to call out what is not until it becomes what is. The scripture “We walk by faith and not by sight” is so true. That is where the victory comes, where the promises are realized.

So, tonight as I go to sleep, I am going to once again review as many of the promises of God that I can remember. I’m going to agree with Julia as she asked Jesus “What about the promises?” What is even more important is I am going to receive in my spirit His words; “It’s all taken care of”. I should sleep very well.


  1. Oh Tom...I loved this. I can hear Julia's voice still in my head (and heart) asking that question! I'm thinking about some things she prayed over the boys - Ethan especially - and I'm excited to believe with you that "it's all taken care of!" Love you!

  2. Awesome! Made me cry with sadness missing Julia but with JOY at the Good and Perfect Promises of Jesus over you and yours!!!!!! And to think Julia is LIVING the Promises right now! Love you and Bon Voyage!!!