I was supposed to be on the road right now heading to the wedding of my cousin's daughter which is being held in a town four hours away. Instead, I am busy sniffling, sneezing and nursing a cold. My "gatekeeper" has left for the day, leaving me to my own devices but after 29 years of marriage, he knows me well. He took the precaution of extracting a promise from me before he left. I could get up to go online but I had to promise not to leave the house. I am to rest. Sigh... a promise is a promise. At least it is gloomy out there today. It would be a harder promise to keep if it was warm and sunny out!
God takes promises very seriously. He takes them much more seriously than we often do. Numbers 23:19 (NLT) says:
God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
While the timing is according to God's timetable, rather than mine and God does it His way, rather than by mine; looking back over my life, I have found this to be true. God has always kept His promises, even when I don't. To God a promise is a promise
He made heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them.
He keeps every promise forever. Psalm 146:6 (NLT)
K, you would never consider sneaking outside would you?
My husband even took the car keys when I was last unwell for he knows that the temptation is sometimes to great. I love the promises of God for they are true and dependable, and ever sure.
Where would we be if our God did not keep his word?
I pray you are feeling a little better and I am so sorry you missed the wedding.
Sigh... that was why he made me promise and besides it was not nice at all outside so I watched a "chick flick" and took a nice long refreshing afternoon nap. Right now I am sipping some chicken soup I made. You know though Bethy, he does have keys to my car. He was out in the garage for a bit so he just may have checked the odometer. I am feeling so much better that I am glad I was a good girl. The clouds have all vanished and I just watched the sunset. Tomorrow will be a warmer and sunnier day... a better day for prowling.
Seems to be the time of year for colds, coughs and chicken soup. For some people it's just a bother but for some of us it's a warning to rest for a bit.
It's funny how "promise" seems to have lost it's potency with mankind over the years. There was a time when you made a "promise" you would not even consider not keeping it -your reputation depended on keeping your promise. Today promises seem to be just idle talk.
Thanks for this little example of keeping ones promise, of God's faithfulness to keep His promises and of the importance of keeping promises we make.
Oh, I don't think it was your other half you needed to be concerned about. I think I would have bent your ear more than he would have done. I am very glad you had a nap and I pray that you know God's healing from your cold.
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