Friday, May 16, 2014

I will keep my promises to the Lord in the presence of his people.

Ps. 116:12-14 What can I offer the LORD for all he has done for me? I will lift up a cup symbolizing his salvation. I will praise the LORD’s name for saving me. I will keep my promises to the LORD in the presence of all his people.

There is nothing we can offer the Lord that can come close to being good enough to show our gratitude for our salvation. His gift of life is priceless. It cannot be fully understood or appreciated. All we can do is treasure it. The more we treasure it, the more valuable it becomes to us.

I fear that many of us do not treasure it much. We accept it, but then we take it for granted and let it lose it’s luster in our lives. We don’t take pride in it and keep it fresh and glowing in our lives. We let our living tarnish it and even render it useless in our lives. We treat God’s gift with little respect and fail to appreciate what we have been given. How can we be so foolish?

Salvation is the gateway into heaven. Salvation is the gateway into holiness. It is God’s way of preparing us so that we can enter into His presence without fear and judgment because of our sin. Salvation allows us to have fellowship with God! Salvation is God’s guarantee that we will not spend eternity in hell.

I challenge you to keep the promises you made to the Lord. When you first believed, did you promise Him the best of your love? Did you promise Him to go anywhere He would lead you, to do whatever He bid you to do? Did you promise Him that you would right some wrong that you had done? Did you promise Him that you would be faithful to Him and do what is right in His eyes? Did you promise to let Him have His way with you?

Lift up the cup of your salvation to the Lord today. Repent of those things that are not true to your salvation. Repent of the promises you have made to the Lord and have not kept. Renew your vows to Him. Let your heart once again be able to sing His praises. He is waiting for you.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Pastor Arthur Jim Hughes. So blessed to know you through your profile on the blogger. I am also glad to stop by your blog "C Through MARRIAGE" and the post on it " I will keep my promises to the Lord in the presence of his people". First I am blessed to know about you being Pastor for over 40 yrs and now in retired relationship and I am blessed to go through your post on promises. The exhortation is very encouraging and enriching. I am really blessed by it. Well I have also been a Pastor from last 35yrs in the great city of Mumbai a city with great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young people as well as adults from the West to come to Mumbai on a short / long term missions trip to work with us in the slums of Mumbai amongst poorest of poor to share the good news of Jesus Christ and to give them new hope, life and future. We would love to have young people as well as adults from the Church you attend to come to Mumbai to work with us. I am sure they will have a life changing experience. God willing I will be coming to States in the month of June/ July and will be so glad to meet you if you are available. My email id is: dhwankhee(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwwakar wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon.