Image by kate with a camera via FlickrI am full of empty promises. Especially when it comes to my kids. I always seem to make plans that never happen. I guess I let them down a lot, but the never say anything. They keep asking for things and I say sure and it never happens. It's not that I don't intend on keeping the promise, it is that something always comes up to interfere with our plans. But sometimes, every once in awhile, I surprise them and keep my promise.
There is one person that has always kept His promises. He has promised to give me strength when I am weak. He has promised to give me patience when I have none. He has promised to pick me up when I fall and hold me when I cry. His promises are endless and He has never broken a promise and has never made an empty one. I strive to be more like Him with my promises, especially when it comes to my kids. Hopefully they won't make the same empty promises that I have.
John 15:16 (KJV)Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.