IS YOUR WORD A PROMISE OR LIP SERVICE?

WHEN YOU LEFT WORK YESTERDAY, DID YOU TELL YOUR BOSS YOU WOULD BE AT WORK TODAY AS YOU ARE SCHEDULED? PROBABLY NOT, SINCE YOUR ATTENDANCE IS AN UNDERSTOOD PROMISE. OUR MOST SIMPLE COMMITMENTS SHOULD BE ABSOLUTE PROMISES.

HAVE YOU EVER CALLED SOMEONE, LEFT A MESSAGE AND THEY NEVER RETURNED YOUR CALL? MAYBE, YOU SENT A LETTER OR AN EMAIL THAT IS STILL UNANSWERED. WE ARE LEFT IN THE DARK AS TO WHY OUR CONTACT HAS GONE UNANSWERED.

BY NOT RESPONDING WE MAY BE SENDING A MESSAGE TO THE CALLER THAT THEY ARE NOT IMPORTANT ENOUGH, THEIR MESSAGE IS UNWORTHY OF A RESPONSE, OR THAT WE SIMPLY DO NOT CARE. ARE WE THAT SELFISH, UNCARING OR BUSY?

GOD CARES. GOD ALWAYS HAS TIME FOR US. THROUGH OUT HIS WORD HIS PROMISES ARE ABSOLUTES. GOD’S WORD IS A PROMISE, NOT “I MAY” OR “I MIGHT” AND NEVER “I DON’T CARE”. THROUGHOUT SCRIPTURE GOD SAYS; “I AM”, “I WILL” OR “I SHALL”…ALL ABSOLUTE PROMISES. EVEN GOD’S INSTRUCTIONS TO US ARE DEFINITE; “GO…”, “I COMMAND…”, “YOU SHALL…”, “THOU SHALL NOT…”. WHEN GOD COMMUNICATES, IT REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ACTION. GOD DOES NOT TELL US; “WHEN YOU HAVE TIME, DO THIS OR THAT”.

SHOULDN’T WE MIRROR GOD’S ACTIONS? NEXT TIME SOMEONE REACHES OUT TO YOU, RESPOND TO THEM IMMEDIATELY. DON’T SEND THE MESSAGE OF SILENCE. THEY MAY HEAR THE SILENCE AS THEY ARE UNWORTHY OF A RESPONSE OR THEY ARE UNIMPORTANT. LET OTHERS KNOW YOU CARE. GOD CARES.

EVERYONE IS IMPORTANT TO GOD….THAT IS WHY HE CREATED US!

“THE LORD IS FAITHFUL TO ALL HIS PROMISES AND LOVING TOWARD ALL HE HAS MADE.” PSALM 145: 13b