Promises, promises, promises …

“I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do, and I’ll do it in company with his people…” Psalm 116:14


Psalm 116 is contributed to David, who confessed his great sorrow, depression, and anguish over his sinful behavior–especially in ordering the killing of Bathsheba’s husband in order to have her for himself. In verses 12-19, David wants to make it right with God and in writing said he’d complete what he had promised “in company with his people, in the place of worship…”

God knows we can’t keep our promises, because we are human beings and subject to failure. The best way to keep a promise is not to make one in the first place. Perhaps, I should say, “I will make a sincere attempt to go to the gym three times a week.” And, if I were to declare this in public Sunday morning in church, I just might keep my restated promise for at least a week or so.

Lord, the only promise I keep is to love you with my whole heart and soul. Amen.


About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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