What Is Your Favorite Promise From God? | IF:Gathering Inspired Discussion

(The IF:Gathering-Inspired Discussion Series came about after I had the chance to attend the conference this past February. It was an incredible and amazing conference. Throughout the two days, they provided discussion questions to go over with people seated by you. After going over a handful of the questions, I knew this was something I wanted to dig deeper into, so that’s what this series will be about; me picking one of the questions, sharing some thoughts and inviting you to join! Because who wants to wrestle with faith questions all alone? You can read past entries here.)

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Let’s dive right in shall we?

What is your favorite promise from God, and what would happen if you believed it?

I don’t know if I have a favorite of all favorites, but one that’s pretty close? This promise and truth:

That He is good.

So what would happen if I believed it all the time? I would trust Him and His plans more. I would take my desires, especially those stored deep in my heart, and fully surrender them to Him. Knowing He could fulfill them, but also trusting that if chose to not fulfill that desire and change my heart, I would still say He is good.

Because if I say out loud I desire to be a mom (shoot, let’s just start with a wife right?!) and that doesn’t happen, will I trust that His plan is good?

If my heart’s desire is to be in a different career industry (say like publishing), but every door continues close, will I trust in His goodness?

Does my heart still believe He is good?

If He doesn’t heal? If someone dear to me never experiences the saving love of Jesus? If a friend’s marriage is never repaired? If the person close to me is never free from depression? Do I believe He is still good?

And I do and friends. I do.

It’s not easy. No. No. But God continues to reveal to me this beautiful truth, that even if every thing I want to happen doesn’t, I still get Jesus.

And that is more than enough.

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭28-30‬ NIV)

It’s a daily battle, but I’m glad He is patient and that God is FOR me, not against me.

I’ll close with two quotes from Recovering Redemption:

“We get God: unfettered, unbroken, complete access to our Creator and what our soul was designed to experience.”

“You have a loving Father, and you have His attention. You have not been abandoned.”

What’s one of your favorite promises from God?

As always, please feel free to include any prayer requests!

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4 thoughts on “What Is Your Favorite Promise From God? | IF:Gathering Inspired Discussion

  1. Ganise says:

    Oh sweet friend, I do understand your deep desire for marriage and motherhood. Very much. I wholeheartedly pray that, God-willing, you will be surprised by those two gifts in the near future ❤

    What a great promise you've evoked, Jamie. To believe that He is good in spite of all the pain we see and know. I struggle with it. And am pretty sure at some point we all do. My (current) favourite promise actually ties in with the promise of His goodness. (As do all his promises, eh?)

    The promise of His healing.

    I recently saw a verse on Pinterest that really spoke to me : 2 Kings 20 :5 '' This is what the Lord says, I have heard your prayer and I will heal you''. Lately I've been aware of brokenness : the brokenness in me and in our world. My shortcomings and basically the fact that I cannot be who He wants me to be on my own. To me, it is wonderful that we can have access to divine healing for our minds, our hearts and souls (and bodies). Healing that will transform us into what He wants us to be even as it helps us see His true nature.

    I like that He says He'll give us a new heart in Ezekiel.

    Thanks for this series, Jamie.

    • jamielynne82 says:

      I’m so thankful you join in this series friend! It’s amazing to be able to share the truth the Lord is teaching us and then be able to pass that along.

      What a reminder of healing. I’m thankful and holding on to that truth, that He heals past hurts too. “Healing that will transform us into what He wants us to be even as it helps us see His true nature.” Amen friend! Amen!

  2. Wesley at Library Educated says:

    You picked a good one! God is good, isn’t it funny that such a kind of common sense statement is so hard to wrap your mind around when it really comes to believing it, or when there’s a big push for you to really trust it? His plan for you is so big and glorious that you can’t even wrap your mind around it. How exciting to watch it unfold and know that it’s exactly what God wants from you! (“praise Jesus” emoji hands here)

    Here’s the one I picked, (though it was a toss up for me between this one and “The LORD will fight for you, you need only be still”. Still is not an easy thing for me (and I know you too!), haha)

    “He has shown all you people what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God”.

    Does God ask me to be perfect? Does God ask me to always have the answers? Does God tell me that I can never be angry or pouty or have streaks of rebellious daughterness with him? No. What does he need from me: to act justly, to love mercy and to walk with him. That’s it? That’s it. How glorious is that?! And there will be days that I fail miserably just in those areas that he asks me but He knows that and still will be there. I am good enough because HE made me good enough, not because of anything I’ve done. What a thing to believe 🙂

    Amen. Make it so.#Aslanisonthemove

    • jamielynne82 says:

      I love that! It’s never about what I can do, but so easily I try to do it all on my own strength and “skills.” So thankful for these reminders that I don’t need to have the answers and it’s okay when I totally drop the ball…which happens quite a bit! Like you said” Amen. Make it so!

      I’m sure you have, but have you heard Charlie Hall’s Micah 6:8? It’s a great song! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrR7ng-8NCU

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