Then he said: “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, who with his hands has fulfilled what he promised with his mouth to my father David.” 2 Chronicles 6:4
Often when someone fulfills a promise to someone else, they are thanked. Others will give praise about the person because he did what he had promised. People will talk good about him keeping his word.
It is often talked about even more because many people do not keep their promises. It is very common for promises to be broken for nearly any reason to not fulfill it.
As Solomon was dedicating the new temple of God, he told the people to praise God because He had fulfilled His promise to his father David.
It is difficult for people to trust anyone to keep their promises. When one does find someone who keeps his promises, it is often slightly to very shocking and unexpected.
God, however, has always kept every promise that He has ever made to anyone and everyone. He has never failed to keep His promises. While this is true, many believers do not always trust God to keep His promises and then forget to give Him praise for the ones He fulfills.
If one stops and thinks about it for a moment, he will probably be able to name of dozens of promises God has fulfilled in his own life recently. Promises of provision, of life, of joy, of forgiveness, of protection, of salvation, of His presence, of wisdom, of direction and much more.
Everyday God is fulfilling at least one promise to each and every believer, if one is really willing to see what God is doing in his life. Knowing this gives the believer reason to give God praise for what He has done and is doing and will continue to do.
Through the Bible, God has given you hundreds of promises. He may also have given you direct personal promises to in your spirit or through someone else.
Many things that occur in your life do not just happen by random chance or good luck, but by the promises and will of God.
Take time on a regular basis to think of what promises God has recently fulfilled in your life. Give Him praise for those fulfilled promises. Then go out and tell others how God is fulfilling His promises in your life.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the promises of God in your life; that you will see when God fulfills a promise; that you will give God praise for fulfilled promises; and that you will tell others of what God has done in your life.