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What to do with God's Promises

So many times we come across a portion of the scripture which relates God's intentions (or the father heart of God) for us.
I refer to this as God's promises (sometimes as the word of His Grace – in the New Testament).
(Personal) I love kids and really, really do. This is partly because, most of the practical things I get to learn (faith-wise) are hidden in their actions (even Jesus affirms this: Matthew 18:3,19:13-14).
Let's keep it simple, with a simple analogy – kids.
When you tell a kid; I'll buy you a bicycle. Observe carefully a couple of exhibitions that follow; the kid keeps it to memory and sometimes mutters to himself/herself "my uncle said that he will buy me a bicycle", also the kid shares the promise with friends. Secondly (this part gets funny with kids sometimes); they begin to practice/simulate what is not there. For instance, they could get a toy and pretend it was a bicycle to ride (as if they had already gotten it), and for the artistic ones, they begin to make drawings/paintings of a (non-existing) bicycle. Thirdly, (this part gets on adults sometimes); when the kids see you (even at church), they remind you of the promise you had made.
Drawing from the analogy, there are three important things God expects of us in regards to his promises (also observed in the live of Abraham, ..., Jesus);
  • To continually speak it into our lives,
    (… speak it, write it down, paste it on your fridge …) Hebrews 4:14; Habakkuk 2:2.
  • To continuously work in line with it, and
    (walk in line with God's command, believe it) Deuteronomy 28:1-14; John 6:38.
  • To continually remind God of it.
    (remind God in prayer) Isaiah 43:26, 55:11; Philippians 4:6-7.
With this attitude in kids, you don't have to but you get to respond to the promise. Likewise adopting this simple attitude of faith in God, unleashes His divine power for manifestation (Matthew 7:7-11)
Remain forever blessed.

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