God’s Promises

Posted on April 17, 2023 by Elizabeth Welte in Freedom Fighters


“Do as You have said.” 2 Samuel 7:25


Our 2023 theme is “Anchored – Faithful Through the Ages.” I was digging back through my Freedom Fighter blogs, and found this one on “Promises” from 2011.




A number of our Keswick partners are reading Spurgeon’s MORNING AND EVENING devotional with me this year. Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers” is so practical and yet so rich in his writings. I loved this reading from the morning of January 15th:

“God’s promises were never meant to be thrown aside as waste paper; He intended that they should be used. God’s gold is not miser’s money, but is minted to be traded with. Nothing pleases our Lord better than to see His promises put in circulation; He loves to see His children bringing them up to Him, and say, ‘Lord, do as You have said.’

We glorify God when we plead His promises. Do you think that God will be any the poorer for giving you the riches He has promised? Do you dream that He will be any less than holy for giving holiness to you? Do you imagine He will be any less than pure for washing you from your sins? …

Faith lays hold upon the promise of pardon, and does not delay, saying, ‘This is a precious promise, I wonder if it is true?’ but it goes straight to the throne and it pleads, ‘Lord, here is the promise, Do as You have said.’ Our Lord replies, ‘Be it unto you even as you will.’

When a Christian grasps a promise, if he does not take it to God, he dishonors Him; but when he hastens to the throne of grace, and cries, ‘Lord, I have nothing to recommend me but this: You have said it,’ then his desire shall be granted.

Our heavenly Banker delights to cash His own notes. Never let that promise rust. Draw the word of promise out of its scabbard, and use it with holy violence. Think not that God will be troubled by your importunately reminding Him of His promises. He loves to hear the loud outcries of needy souls. It is His delight to bestow favors. He is more ready to hear than you are to ask. The sun is not weary of shining, nor the fountain of flowing. It is God’s nature to keep His promises; therefore, go at once to the throne with, ‘Do as YOU have said.’”


Wow. Is there a promise that you need to cling to today? You certainly won’t know what they are unless you are a man of “The Book!” Feed your soul today on the promises of God.

Anchored to the Rock,

Bill Welte, President/CEO
America’s Keswick

I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at bwelte@americaskeswick.org


Written by Bill Welte: President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.

Think About This:“Unless and until we rest in God, we will never risk for God.” – Mark Buchanan

The Daily Bible Reading:1 Samuel 20, Psalm 11, 59, 1 Samuel 21. You can download our 2023 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “Therefore, let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.” 1 Peter 4:19

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