Monday, January 5, 2015

Numbers and Promises

    I have always loved numbers.  I love the symmetry and repetition when they line up on digital clocks, like 11:11 or 3:33, or room numbers like 323 or 232 or 777 are significant to me, or months and days of the month that line up with years. I added the date of publication of my first cookbook as 11-11-11. Weird, isn't it? Or are you fascinated with numbers, too?
     Today is one of those days:  1-5-15.  Did you know 5 is the number for 'grace'?  And of course 1 is the number for God so see how special today is--double grace from God?  I always expect good things on days like this.
     Actually, I expect good things everyday because God has given such precious promises to us, His children.  Here are a few that I love. There are so many more to list that I could go on and on.  Maybe I will post more in the future.  Maybe on 1-15-15  :o)

  •  He said he is "able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us."  
  •  He said, "All things work together for good to those who love Him, who are called according to His purposes."  
  • He said, "The things that are impossible with man are possible with God."  
  • He said, "I will keep you in perfect peace if your mind is stayed on Me."  
  • He said, "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers." 
  • He said, " For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." 
  •  He said, "Call on Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things you do not know."
  • He said, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
  • He said, "And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear."
  • He said, "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." 
  • He said, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."
  • He said, "God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 
Doesn't it encourage you just to read those words from Him? Or to see numbers that represent Him?  It certainly does me!

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