While I’ve never heard this exact expression, I can see that it speaks of living our lives, enjoying and counting on the promises of God. We read in 2 Peter 1:4, “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.” We are told in 2 Corinthians 1:20, “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” The Lord’s promises to us are great and precious and they are fixed. They cannot be changed. We are assured in Titus 1:2 that our Lord “cannot lie.” Once He makes a promise, it is immutable. It will never change.

Let’s look at a couple of the Lord’s promises. 1 John 2:25 says, “And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.” To those who put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, He has promised eternal life. We are told in 1 John 5:12, “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” Notice the word “hath.” When we have God’s Son as our savior, we have eternal life…present possession. We have it even now. Just as important is the solemn warning that “he that hath not the Son hath not life.” If you have not trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior, you do not have eternal life. There is no other way to receive this life. The Lord Himself said in John 14:6, “…no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

In John 16:7 the Lord Jesus tells us, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” The promise of the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, to indwell all those who believe in the Lord is a wonderful and powerful promise. That promise was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost where we read in Acts 2:33, “Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the PROMISE OF THE HOLY GHOST, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.” Since that day, the moment one receives the Lord Jesus, he receives the Holy Spirit. So much so that we read in Romans 8:9, “Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”

Let’s consider Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” This is a precious promise of the Lord to give us peace and not to harm us. I encourage you to read this entire chapter. You’ll find that the Lord is chastening His people at this time, but He reassures them that His intention is not to hurt them in His chastisement, but to benefit them with His actions.

Let’s look at one more example of a precious promise of the Lord. Philippians 4:19 tells us, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” What a blessed assurance from our Lord. He will take care of us. He will meet all our needs. Often we confuse our wants with our needs, but the Lord will meet our needs. He may meet our physical needs by providing us with good health so that we can work and earn the money to feed and clothe our families. He will supply our spiritual needs by giving us understanding when we spend time in His Word. It is “according to his riches” that He will minister to our needs. That’s a supply that will never run out.

To live upon these promises (and many, many more) is to believe in the truth of His Word and live in expectation that the Lord will do exactly what He says He will do. It was said of Abraham in Romans 4:20-22, “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.” Abraham had faith in the Lord and His promises and the Lord called him righteous. I encourage you to believe ALL that the Lord has promised. Anything less is unbelief and faithless. Before closing, I am compelled to share one more promise of the Lord. He said in John 3:3, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” This is a true promise as much as all the other promises of God. If a person is not born again through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, he has no part in the kingdom of God, and will spend eternity in the lake of fire. You need to believe that promise! As we read in Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (254.2)