Wednesday, January 9, 2008

VOTD: I Am A Promise!

"16Everything depends on having faith in God, so that God's promise is assured by his great kindness. This promise isn't only for Abraham's descendants who have the Law. It is for all who are Abraham's descendants because they have faith, just as he did. Abraham is the ancestor of us all. 17The Scriptures say that Abraham would become the ancestor of many nations. This promise was made to Abraham because he had faith in God, who raises the dead to life and creates new things. 18God promised Abraham a lot of descendants. And when it all seemed hopeless, Abraham still had faith in God and became the ancestor of many nations. 19Abraham's faith never became weak, not even when he was nearly a hundred years old. He knew that he was almost dead and that his wife Sarah could not have children. 20But Abraham never doubted or questioned God's promise. His faith made him strong, and he gave all the credit to God. 21Abraham was certain that God could do what he had promised." ~ Romans 4:16-21 (Contemporary English Version)

Potential - The inherent ability or capacity for growth, development, or coming into being.



Wow, this song brings back some memories! Funny thing, no matter my age, I always remember the songs I learned as a kid. (Let that be a lesson to you parents. Kids are sponges, let them soak up the Truth.) For some reason, this song has been floating around in my head. Simple song. Great message:

I am a promise
I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital "P"
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learnin' to hear God's voice
And I am tryin' to make the right choice
I am a promise to be anything God wants me to be.

I can go anywhere that He wants me to go
I can be anything He wants me to be
I can climb the high mountains
I can cross the wide sea
I'm a great big promise you see!

I am a promise
I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital "P"
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learnin' to hear God's voice
And I am tryin' to make the right choice
I'm a promise to be anything God wants me to be
Anything God wants me to be!

No matter the LIES Satan tries to feed me, I must remember that I'm a promise with a capital "P"! I don't know what He's up to, but I know it's special. He already promised me that in Jeremiah 29:11-13: "I will bless you with a future filled with hope--a future of success, not of suffering. You will turn back to me and ask for help, and I will answer your prayers. You will worship me with all your heart, and I will be with you." I just have to remind myself, over and over. Whatever it takes.

5 comments:

Rachel said...
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Rachel said...

I too remember that song and it brings me great JOY to hear the familiar lyrics ringing in my house from my own kiddos!!! You're right: they are sponges!

Poet4Him77 said...

Rachel, I'm happy to hear songs like these are being passed along to the next generation of kids!

sandy said...

Wow i rember singing this song with my sister at "childrens day" back in gosh, i was around 10...that was 27 years ago!!!

i loved it

Poet4Him77 said...

Sandy, thanks for your comment! Isn't it amazing how the songs we learned growing up will pop up when we least expect it? Hope you have a good day!