It's good to follow through on our words, yes. That's actually a scriptual practice blessed by God our Savior – we become imitators of Him because He keeps His Promises. It's especially important with children because they really trust us.
I think that all of us has a child inside of us that feels good when promises are kept. This is a message for Today is'nt it?......where so many promises are not kept with the busy rush and pace of life_ it's activity and responsibilities? For me, I said to The Lord once that I could not take any more of that and had to make a few boundaries. I've made some exceptions with some very genuine people who had good intentions I'm sure....regardless of those, they too have let me down.
I give this encouragement to you, that The Lord says in His Word that “He is not a disappointment” He keeps His Promises – sometimes when conditions are kept. But His Love is unconditional.....His Faithfulness can be trusted.
Sometimes people can damage our trust with broken promises through sheer carelessness (rash promises) or neglect. Scripture says to “Let your Yes be Yes”. Let us be keepers of His Word – that is to keep our words. Otherwise, it is best not to make them, even if the person may feel good for the moment – they may be twice as upset later.....hey? It's true. I have had a few repeats of this recently. Just because I write Inspirations does not mean to say that I'm exempt, and I am a happy peaceful person these days.
Sometimes we break our promises by putting things off and later we forget. Please be mindful that the person still remembers. Do you think we could think first before making a promise? Maybe we should make a commitment to that promise when we make it? We could even make a reminder note so we can't forget. And we will get to share Joy with that person when they are happy with us. Let's be thankful receivers!
I'm thinking about posting a 2nd article about this because it is so important_ to God, the receiver and ourself. I just found a lot of links on Google.
What are your thoughts about this? How could we avoid disappointing others.....and how can we best recover from this type of thing? Pleasant entries please.
Quote: We can be genuine when making a promises, it takes integrity to keep them. JV
Quote: We value a person as much as we keep our words. JV
Quote: It's the little promises we break the most because there are more of them. JV
Quote: It's best not to make too many promises to keep up with - we're sure to break them. JV
Try not to make promises to God
we only break them and feel poorly.
Let Him make them to you instead
and live in appreciation of them!
YES THAT IS THE BEST WAY
The people of Israel in Moses' day said "No, you seek The Lord for us...He's too awesome!" But now Jesus has removed those LAWS - that proved to be a hindrance - by His Work on the Cross. We are Saved from that system. I've a question to ask you: why do we allow another man/men run our ship? We are all given a life to watch over as Adam was given a garden. That was his garden to ENJOY as long as he watched over it. (taken from the Living Free page).
UPDATE 20th JULY 2014.
Although there has not been many comments about this topic, I feel to leave it here because of it's importance and also relevance Today with so many 'awesome' type Televangelists and Visiting Preachers. Many evangelical and pentecostal ministers expect you to be answerable to them and claim to be your covering when scripture clearly refers to The Lord Himself as our covering. He does not make mistakes like man; He is the One sinless Example and Advocate; He watches over us 24 Hrs a day; He has a high opinion of us in His Son; He is more able to evaluate the plans and decisions we make according to His overall Plan for our lives.....often He sees our potential and calling more clearly - sometimes in a totally different light than your pastor etc He knows you far more intimately.
Sometimes He needs the voices of others out the way so He can have a better say, so to speak.
Is that you perhaps, can you relate to that? How clearly can we hear Him, we need to ask ourselves more often. Then we can ENJOY this Garden He has given each one of us_ and He can Enjoy it also. That has been His intention since He made us. YES. Man makes things so complicated. Keep it simple.
I would like to direct you to some lighthearted reading
on my Christian Inspirational website.
I write poems like Helen Steiner Rice in the Presence of Jesus.
Poems of Joy, Peace, Love, Strength, Rest and Comfort.
They will open up in a separate window!