Psalm 115:14: Standing on a promise

Psalm_115-14The 8:00 a.m. service at Christian Provision Ministries in Sanford, NC was one of the closing sessions of the Women of Style 2014 Transformation Factor Conference which the entire congregation attended on November 9, 2014. Kristen Mellette, one of the coordinators of the event, was the featured speaker, who commented that the goodness of God abounds toward us to such a degree that wherever we may step, we are landing on one of God’s promises. That comment brought to mind 2 Peter 1:3-4:

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

In the course of her message, Kristen made reference to Psalm 115:14, a verse that has been one of the promises that God has made to His people, a verse that the entire congregation of Christian Provision Ministries has been focusing on. Here is the verse in the Amplified Bible to which I have added a poetic expansion of this particular promise:

Psalm 115:14:

May the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children.

May the Lord,

The Lord strong and mighty,

The Lord mighty in battle,

The Lord who heals,

The Lord who has delivered His people,

The Lord who sanctifies and makes holy,

The Lord who consecrates and does all things well,

May the Lord give you increase

bless you with abundant increase of favors,

the increase of possessions,

with land that shall yield her increase,

that you may increase exceedingly

with storehouses also for the increase —

Though your beginning has been small,

yet your latter end will greatly increase.

May the Lord give you increase more and more,

With blessings innumerable,

More than you can imagine,

Above all that you could ask or think,

More than your heart or mind or soul could hold,

Countless blessings,

More than the grains of sand that span vast ocean shores,

More than galaxies of spangled stars, each one called by name,

More and more and more and more and even more

you and your children

extending not only to your bloodline and kindred,

but abounding beyond boundless generations,

out of many tongues and nations

to touch the far-reaches of your posterity,

beyond your legacy that touches eternity

May the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children.

Contemporary vocal group, Selah, offers a lively medley of songs including “Standing on the Promises”:

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