One Greatest Promise

“Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” 
~ Proverbs 30:5 [ESV]


“Do you mind?” I asked my night charge nurse, “If I ask for a raise? I haven’t had one in a long time.”

“I already emailed C.,” she replied. “Give it about 1-2 pay periods and see if you’d get the raise.”

“I’ll make sure she got my email.”

4 pay periods had passed by. I have not noticed any increase with my hourly pay. I try not to whine too much. Because I’m always grateful that the Lord had brought me to this work place where the pay was still higher than what I used to make at the hospital. But the best part, was that my neck pain never got as severe as it was when I used to work in an Orthopedic setting at a major hospital. And all the other spiritual growth I obtain through those tough situations I face.
Still…Any small amount can help at this hard economic times.

I only tried to boldly ask at that time when she summoned me to her office and gave me an evaluation. Much to my surprise. Since I only work part-time and rarely get an evaluation of work performance because we are supposed to have worked 2,400 hours before an evaluation is due. It’s hard for me to accumulate that. It might take 3-4 years with the way I’m scheduled to work.

Broken promises hurt. It feels like a betrayal in a way when the words are not accomplished. Politicians lie. Sinners promise to not commit a sin or sins to God and end up doing them again. Couples who pledged a sacred vow, only to break it.

Keeping a promise reflects the condition of our inner selves. It’s either we are a man or woman of integrity or not. Honest or corrupt. Honorable or ignoble. God wants us to keep our promises when we make them.  Because when we give it to someone, it is as if we are also giving it unto the Lord. We are accountable for them.

“Or if they make a rash vow of any kind, whether its purpose is for good or bad, they will be considered guilty even if they were not fully aware of what they were doing at the time.” - Leviticus 5:4

I know that there’s only one greatest promise ever made and was kept and fulfilled. But it depends if a person will choose to receive this new life by faith. This promise that Christ alone saves us. This promise which is a guarantee that anyone who believes in what Jesus had done will live forever. God’s greatest promise…Will you accept it? Will you trust and believe in Him? God's promises never disappoint!



God's Promises For Every Day

P.S.
Friends, pardon me if I am not able to visit you. Sometimes, I sporadically visit some when I get those precious minutes. I just want to let you all know I appreciate all of your encouraging comments. You are all a blessing to me from above and I treasure your friendship. I also want to let you know that I'm keeping all of you in my prayers daily because I know the Lord knows all of our needs and the conditions of our hearts. May the Lord bless you all and to Him be the glory always and forever. In all ages to come.

14 comments:

  1. Don't mind about that my friend, the greatest thing is that you always post a great post to server GOD and give inspiration to other :)

    I truely agree that GOD promises is never fail and He had shown me a lot of His promises in my life. right now I'm waiting for His another promise in my lifes :) love the LORD very much..

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  2. God never fails us, nor breaks a promise. I love you sis.

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  3. Great reminder that God never fails. Sorry you were let down. Maybe you will reap a reward in that raise soon.

    I always appreciate your kind comments and prayers and understand how life is busy. Take care of yourself, stop by when you can, and know how loved and appreciated you are by your readers/friends.

    Love and prayers of blessings.

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  4. Rosel,

    God truly knows the conditions of our hearts and souls and therefore knows where our needs need to be at this time. We are grateful when you stop by but we also know that God has other plans for you throughout the day. Do what you need to, we will always be here when you have the time.

    So sorry that your employer does not see the value in your service and attitude at work and I pray that God will intervene and provide for you.


    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  5. Great post! Broken promises are all around us, but thanks be to the living God who can not and does not who keeps His Word! Thanks!

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  6. Thank you for your friendship. Your comments and blog always encourage me. I pray you will get the raise you deserve soon.

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  7. I am so grateful that God always keeps His promises. In the past I've been to quick to rush to say I'll do things and not always followed through; now I'm pretty much committed to say nothing and demonstrate instead.

    As for the work situation, hope it's not meddling for me to suggest that you mention to the CN that you never saw that raise, it could be that she did not lie to you but rather someone in the office didn't follow through, or over looked something. I can tell from how you write here that you would do it in a kind, tactful manner.

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  8. I'm so glad we've connected through our blogs. Yes, in these difficult economic times ...a raise always helps.

    But you're right. People may disappoint but God always keeps His promises.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  9. Thank you for your visits and prayers, sweet friend. I know that you certainly deserve a raise, as you are one of their best and wise workers. Blessings ~

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  10. Thankful there is nothing but Truth and Faithfulness from our Father!

    I love you Rosel, love your heart, love your ministry to teach and share the Gospel!

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  11. One thing we can count on for sure in this life is promises are easily broken, and everyone can eventually let us down. Even those who love us most...Praise God we have Him who NEVER does. Who loves us no matter what. Whose Word stands firm. I am sorry the raise isn't happening yet...times are hard and most of us having to make many adjustments. Hopefully soon it will happen. One of the things I love most about blogging is how it enables us all to visit when we can. Sometimes I find it soo easy to keep up, and other times I feel like I can barely touch on a few. But know that whenever you visit and comment it is GREATLY appreciated. And in the meantime your posts are soo inspiring to me, and I am very thankful for each and every one of them. HUGS AND BLESSINGS, Debbie

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  12. He is not a man that can lie, His promises are a sure thing and I am so grateful! Bless you! I'm believing in prayer that you'll get that raise.

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  13. Leaning solely on the promises of GOD for HE said He'd never leave us or forsake us. His promises are YES and AMEN and I'm grateful...so very thankful to HIM.

    Thanks for sharing dear sister and please know that I'm praying for you. I've not been on blogs as of late and so I'm going around visiting a few today and I'm glad I was able to check in with you. I'm praying for you and your family

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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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