Monday, August 24, 2015

Fulfilling My Vows

Video Devotional


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Bible Verse


What mighty praise, O God,

belongs to you in Zion.

We will fulfill our vows to you,

for you answer our prayers.

All of us must come to you.

Psalms 65:1-2


Meditation

When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow.- Ecclesiastes 5:4

A few weeks ago I attended a Christian Retreat called Tres Dias. I was there for the single purpose of drawing near to God through prayer, fellowship with other believers, and meditation on His word. 

The weekend was wonderful, but it was the first night- the night of "solitude,"- when we were asked to not even speak to the other retreat attendees. This was the night that had the greatest impact on my life personally.

I was debating a big question.

Father, should I stop writing books, and only do video, or should I continue with the books I am writing? As I submitted myself to the Lord for His counsel regarding my creative productivity. I flipped the Bible open and began reading.

As soon as my eyes saw this verse, I REMEMBERED I had made a vow to God to write Raising Jesus. It wasn't just a plan that was subject to change. It was a promise, a vow, a mission I had embraced with many supernatural signs and wonders confirming God's favor for the project. 

How could I have forgotten? 

God is so very merciful. With that one verse I was able to resume my work on Raising Jesus AND continue creating devotional videos to my heart's content!

How easy it is sometimes to remember vows we make, when the mood or situation changes! I praise God for His kindness and mercy in reminding me that this was not a personal goal- it was a vow.

Consider today the vows you have made to the Lord. If you are married, you have likely made a vow before God to love your spouse.

Perhaps there are other things you made a solemn vow to do before the Lord.

I want to encourage you today, that the vows we make are NOT impossible BECAUSE we have a GOD who will help us every step of the way if we will only pray! 

It is ONLY through relationship with Him that we do ANY good and lasting thing. 

As you consider the vows you have made to God, lift them up to Him in prayer for the practical help You need to accomplish them in a timely manner. God is an EVER PRESENT help in this our time of need.


Prayer

Father, thank You for reminding me of the vow I made to You. Please fill me with grace to take the next step in fulfilling it today. In Jesus name I ask, Amen.


Current Events:

Last Day of Summer Break
Mon., Aug 24th is the last day of summer break for our 3 older children in grades 5, 8, and 10. Our Grand Finale will still be home with me as she is only three years old at the time of this post. 


* Is your heart alive in Christ? Do you burn to see the people around you catch the fire? 
Let's DO it.