(This picture was taken back then when the Youth leaders in our Church having Youth Leadership trip to Panglao, Bohol, Philippines. What a Beautiful scenery I have seen. Only a Great God could make such an Amazing Creation not just what the Science taught us about Evolution. It’s Creation not Evolution.)
(If you are not a Filipino you might wonder what are those in our back, those are the what so called “Chocolate Hills”.)
It’s good to know that we have a God that never slack in His promises.
2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
We may receive blessings after blessings but don’t get it wrong. You might think I received these and that because I deserve it and I’ve done good, It isn’t like that at all. We receive blessings not according on what we have done good but it’s because God is Faithful and full of Mercy.
Deuteronomy 7:9 – Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he [is] God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
2 Timothy 2:13 – If we believe not, [yet] he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
Exodus 34:6 – And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
It is so great to know that God is just always there looking, watching and just waiting for us to call Him and ask Him anything that is good.
He Never Fails
I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. (Joshua 1:5)
This word to Joshua is often quoted; it is the basis of that New Testament word “He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
Beloved, a life of warfare is before us, but the Lord of Hosts is with us. Are we called to lead a great but fickle people? This promise guarantees us all the wisdom and prudence that we shall need. Have we to contend with cunning and powerful enemies? Here is strength and valor, prowess and victory. Have we a vast heritage to win? By this sign we shall achieve our purpose; the Lord Himself is with us.
It would be woe to us indeed if Jehovah could fail us; but, as this can never be, the winds of disquietude are laid to sleep in the caverns of divine faithfulness. On no one occasion will the Lord desert us. Happen what may, He will be at our side. Friends drop from us, their help is but an April shower; but God is faithful, Jesus is the same forever, and the Holy Spirit abideth in us.
Come, my heart, be calm and hopeful today. Clouds may gather, but the Lord can blow them away. Since God will not fail me, my faith shall not fail; and as He will not forsake me, neither will I forsake Him. Oh, for a restful faith!
by: C. H. Spurgeon