Some days it’s not about how you live, but what you stand for, regardless of your mistakes. Look around with spiritual eyes. Celebrate what I’ve done and what I am doing.


Why do the promises of God matter? Because God keeps His promises – each and every one, to each and every one of us. Now that’s commitment.

His promises are both a spoken and written commitment. If you’re not exactly sure how God is committed to you, or how God has defined His commitment, learn His promises. has discovered 5,417 of them in the Bible.

Why would Father God make so many promises? Because He loves being committed to you. He loves it! It’s not a burden to be committed to you. It’s His idea, not yours.

When my daughter had her first baby, she said she never knew she could love so much. I remember feeling like I could never love anything more than my kids. Then I had grandkids. Sorry, kids. I still love y’all, but grandkids are awesome.

Jesus says, “I promise you, this is how I am, and I want you to start living as if I had personally promised these thing to you, because I have.”

We have an ultimately personal God. Yes, He loves to make promises, and they are all for our good. So go after them. Mine them out of the Word and stand upon them. Declare them. Proclaim them and activate them.

The power of life and death is in the tongue, so commit to speaking life. Take Father God up on His promises and share them with a world in need of goodness. He says, “Yes” and you say, “Amen!”

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.                           – 2 Corinthians 1:20

From my sermon series MILK AND HONEY