Always and Forever

Dancing with Eliza Joy at Josie’s wedding.
One of my favorite dance party friends, Mary Stafford at our girls’ weekend, KC 2K10

 

Yesterday, we looked at some nevers, today, let’s look at some always!

I shared some of my nevers with you yesterday, as for my always?  I will always believe a good dance party can be powerful therapy, I will always be a girls’ girl, I will always err on the side of being overdressed rather than underdressed, I will always be a carnivore, and I will always maintain that Anne of Green Gables is one of the greatest movies ever made; even the trailer brings me to tears:

As for the much more powerful and profound always’ of our God?

God is ALWAYS our helper.  
You have always been my helper.
Psalm 27:9 (NLT)

God ALWAYS keeps His promises.

The Lord always keeps his promises;he is gracious in all he does.
Psalm 145:13 (NLT)
“O Lord, you are a great and awesome God! You always fulfill your covenant and keep your promises of unfailing love to those who love you and obey your commands.
Daniel 9:4 (NLT)

 

God’s Word ALWAYS produces fruit.

“It is the same with my word.  I send it out, and it always produces fruit.  It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” 
Isaiah 55:13 (NLT)

Another great “always” resource is from Beth Moore’s study Believing God.  (An INCREDIBLE study if you haven’t already done it).  In it, she references over and over again the Five Statement Pledge of Faith:  

  • God is who He says He is.
  • God can do what He says He can do.
  • I am who God says I am.  
  • I can do all things through Christ.
  • God’s Word is living and active in me. 

As I went through her study, I meditated on this pledge over and over again.  Now, it has become a key lifeline for me when I’m wavering, doubting, or need to some solid truth to cling to.  It’s also a great thing to pray out loud and use it to strengthen your faith and dependence on God.  

Lord, thank you that You are who You say You are.  
Thank you that You can do what You say You will do.
Thank you that I am who You say I am.
Thank you that I can do all things through You.
And how I praise you that Your Word is living and active in me.
In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!   

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