Inspired By Gods Promises

March 31, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Normally on Tuesdays I post my weekly link up “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me.” Well because my blog is due to be switched later this week or weekend I held off on this link up until the switch was made to my own self hosted site. Today is a bit different as I wanted to highlight how God has inspired me through His word.

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Recently I have been encouraged with reading some of my favorite fashion or mommy bloggers begin to do posts on their faith and I found it as a reminder of how this world or our blogs are not just about us but about Him (God) as well. I know I am guilty of getting caught up in social media, collaborating with tons of bloggers or a few boutiques and loosing sight of what blogging is about and originality, things learned, thoughts, etc. There are many blog topics I can’t wait to disclose as some things are dear or hurtful to me that I want to form and publish but don’t know quite how yet. I thought I would start with this one, and let you in on what I find neat about God’s promises and how I can apply it.

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In my Bible reading time at night before bed, I am guilty of quickly reading God’s word and going to bed, with barely a prayer of thanks for the day or telling God how I really feel. Lately, though I have felt a tug to be authentic with God and just ask Him to show me things (mainly in His word and my attitude) and what he recently revealed was 2 Samuel chapter 7 where King David is  talking with Nathan the prophet and concerned about living in a cedar palace whereas the Ark of the covenant of God remained in a tent (not a palace or temple). To which God reveals some words to Nathan the prophet saying there was no need for something to be built for the ark, that the ark and God have moved with the Israelites without need of a “cedar house” all along. God then further reveals to David (through Nathan) that David was chosen to be ruler over Israel and that God would not allow enemies to harm him and that his offspring would be blessed and (check this) “…I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father and he will be my son…” [2 Samuel 7:12-14].

What God is saying here is that He has always been with David and the Israelites and that He would raise from Davids offspring Jesus Christ to establish a house and throne in God’s name and kingdom forever. What I find inspirational is that David was concerned for not having a “cedar house” for Gods Ark, yet God had MUCH BIGGER plans for the future kingdom. I love how God promises his presence to David, his sovereignty, his protection, blessings and His own son through Davids offspring.

Sometimes I think I am like David in that I am “too concerned” or “not concerned enough” on how God loves me or cares for me. That perhaps I should do “this” when God only requires “that” if I would just listen and remain in His promises for ME. I may never know what God has in store for me but I do know He promises to be with me, to bless me, not allow his enemies to strike me and use me to further His kingdom.

Thank you for reading my inspirational thoughts for today, if you have any thoughts just let me know in the comments below.

Rachel xo

Linking up today with: Motivational Monday, Tuesday Talk.

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  • Teresa March 31, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I enjoyed your post today. I am going to think about that Bible passage whenever I get too caught up in my to-do lists.

    I’m looking forward to seeing your new blog space.

  • susanbelisle2015 March 31, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Rachel, Thanks for sharing! We are all a “work in progress” and can be so thankful that God is always forming and shaping us into the women He destines us to be. Your future is bright!
    ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO LIVE THE ABUNDANT LIFE (http://www.susanbelisle.com)

  • Posh Prime March 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    This is very inspirational! I agree! Thank you!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

  • Dressed2dNines March 31, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks for the morning inspiration! The flowers are beautiful!

    http://www.dressed2dnines.com

  • Ginny March 31, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I’m excited to see what you have to come on here and yes, God keeps his promises!

  • Ashley March 31, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Love how inspired you are!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

  • Becky @ bybmg March 31, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    So funny that we posted on similar things today! It is hard to get caught up in stuff and forget what’s really important! Good luck with the blog switch!

  • Grace March 31, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    It is very inspiring! You are always so nice and honest. I am very happy to meet you and to know you as a friend. Talk to you soon!

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com/

  • My Rose Colored Shades March 31, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Thanks for this inspiring post. I love to be reminded of God’s faithfulness. ~Cynthia

  • Denise March 31, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Loving how inspired you are! This is such a lovely post and I always love when a blogger shares some of their inspiration!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • jeffriestyke March 31, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you for the encouragement today Rachel! I love my fellow Christian blogger friends. And about the previous post – there is nothing plain about you! That is actually my favorite look of yours! Love your hair and the red shoes! Fancy and lovely! Susan

  • Shannon April 1, 2015 at 2:16 am

    So beautifully said! Love the lilies!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom April 1, 2015 at 3:34 am

    I so needed to read this today… thank you! And, the lilies are beautiful!

  • Claire April 1, 2015 at 4:50 am

    Love that God’s promises are forever, no matter what the circumstances.

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com