Get Up and Glow Pt. 8

   We have been talking about getting up and moving on in our lives in the midst of trials. In the last post we spoke about how getting up is possible because of the power of the Holy Spirit in us. But there is a second reason getting up is possible…

Getting up is possible because we have the promises of the Bible to guide us!

“Russell Kelso Carter (1849-1928) was a star athlete of a military academy and an excellent student academically, who went on to be a successful teacher and coach. He then spent several years as an ordained Methodist minister, after which he went to medical school. He spent the last of his professional years as a doctor of medicine. Carter was also a musician and songwriter. …

Although Carter was a professed Christian most of his life, it wasn’t until a crisis with his natural heart that he began to understand the reality and power of Bible promises. At age 30, his health was in critical condition and the physicians could do no more for him. Carter turned to God for help and healing.

He knelt and made a promise that healing or no, his life was finally and forever, fully consecrated to the service of the Lord. It was from that moment that the written Word of God became alive to Carter. He began to stand upon the promises of healing, determining to believe no matter what his physical condition, no matter how he felt. Over the course of the next several months his strength returned, and his heart was completely healed! Carter lived another healthy 49 years.

The hymn Carter had written several years before his healing miracle became more than words and music to him. Standing on the Promises became an integral part of his life.

Standing On the Promises

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.
Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.”  (the Story Behind the Song  by Connie Ruth Christiansen)

All the promises of the Bible are yours if you will only get up and line yourself up with them.

What Bible promise are you standing on right now?

12 thoughts on “Get Up and Glow Pt. 8

  1. I really liked hearing about Russell Carter! Thank you, Pastor J! One of the promises I’m standing on is Jeremiah 29:11. God bless you as you stand with Him and for Him, in Him and on His promises.

    • I love that one too Deb! The neatest thing about it is it was given to the Israelites while they were in the midst of captivity and it was a promise that God would bless them even in the midst of trials!

  2. What a beautiful photo. What an amazing story about Russell Carter. I stand on His promises of Psalm 145:13-19. Thank you, Pastor J for your blog is truly a blessing to me everyday. God bless today and everyday. A-men!!!

  3. Hello Pastor J. good word indeed,since my attacks are trying to cause me much fear.I’m standing on Isaiah 43:1 and Isaiah 41:10 praise God. The Holy Spirit is making His word so real to me and I am so happy about that.
    Love you Pastor J. 😀

  4. Many years ago a pastor had us sing “WALKING on the promises” because standing on them wasn’t enough. He said we had to put them into action and WALK on them. I see his point, but there are also times when all we can do is “stand” and trust. Either way, God never fails and His Word never fails.

    What an amazing God!

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