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Prayers and Promises: Psalm 103:12

as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

In the original Superman movie, there is a scene at the end where Lois Lane is killed when her car is sucked into a chasm created by an earthquake.   Superman is so upset, he goes into the Earth’s orbit and flies as fast as he can to turn back time to rescue her.   Don’t you wish you could turn back time and fix some of the mistakes you made in your life?  I know I do.  I think if I lined up all of the mistakes I have made, then it would look just like that path he made turning back time!  I am SO grateful that my Father in Heaven forgives all my sins.

Thank you, Lord, for not holding my sins against me, but sending them as far away as the East is from the West.

Prayers and Promises: John 15:5

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

Growing a fruit tree requires years of patience…. the roots need to dig down into the soil and firmly hold on…. the vine needs to grow strong and only then are the branches ready to bear fruit.  It’s the same with our relationship with the Lord.  He is very patient with us, but the more we try to do things on our own without his security…his foundation…. we tend to not do as well as if we included the Lord in our plans.   Things don’t change immediately when we first become Christians, it takes time in the Word, getting to know the Lord and all he has done and all he promises to do.

Thank you, Lord for the patience you have invested in all of us….. especially in me.

Prayers and Promises: Isaiah 40:8

The grass withers and the flowers fall,
   but the word of our God endures forever.” (Isaiah 40:8)

Isn’t this so true?  Just this past summer, we went through the biggest drought in Texas history.  My grass was not green…it was yellow/brown… it was burned!  It withered and died.   The flowers in my yard did the same.   But you know what?  On days that we thought “Oh, Lord, it’s another 106* weather day.”  He brought the rain…. surely it was only for 5 minutes, but his word…his promises.  They endure forever.   His word is as true today as it was yesterday and it will be tomorrow.     There is no way that I can keep my word for as long as the Lord has kept his word.   I do my very best, but I still fail here.  I can always count on the Scriptures to be truthful and to lead me the right way.  Thank you, Lord, for your never ending promises and for your Word, which is the truth forever.