How to receive the promises of God

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Under: Christian Devotions

Scripture Reading:Hebrews 6:12-15

Memory Verse

“That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:12)

hand receiving from GodThis week devotion is centred on how to receive the promises of God. You might be aware that God has a lot of promises for his children, but do you know that most of those promises elude the children of God because they don’t understand how to receive them? Beloved, it is of no use to know that those promises exist if we don’t know how to receive them.

So what can we do in order to receive the promises of God?

Faith in his word (Hebrews 11:33): God is faithful. If he has promised, he will bring it to pass. As we go through the word of God daily and discover God’s promises, it is important that we accept and claim those promises to our situation. If we doubt and say in our heart “can God do this or is that really possible?”, then it becomes impossible for us to have that promise (James 1:5-6).

Do not be slothful (Hebrews 6:12): Another key to receiving the promises of God is hard work. In the kingdom of God, slothfulness is not welcome (Romans 12:11, Proverbs 21:25). A lazy fellow can achieve nothing both in the physical and in the spiritual realm. If we are lazy in our work or in the place of prayer, there is high tendency that we can’t have the promises of God.

Seek God and do his will (Psalm 34:10, Hebrews 10:36): Receiving the promises of God is hinged upon seeking God and doing his will. Abraham received the promises of God because he was fully ready to do the will of God by offering Isaac (his only son) in sacrifice. Jesus said in Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”.

Wait patiently (Hebrew 6:15): Key to receiving the promises of God is the ability to wait for His promises. If God has given you a vision or perhaps you’ve been praying that God should manifest his word in your life, you will need to wait because there is an appointed time for everything in the kingdom of God (Habakkuk 2:2-3). Many people miss the blessings of God because they feel God is too slow to act. Whoever that needs the blessings of God must be patient enough to receive it.
 
Ask in prayer (Matthew 7:7): Finally, to receive the promises of God, we need to ask for them in prayer. Jesus has already promised that if we ask anything in his name, he will give them unto us (John 14:14). If we know that God promises exist but fail to ask, we are only cheating ourselves (James 4:2). God knows our needs yet He wants us to ask so that when we receive them we would know that he is the one giving them to us. Beloved, ask so that joy will be full (John 16:24).
 
Salvation Conner
God will only answer the prayers of those who are seeking Him through the Lord Jesus Christ. If you’ve not giving your life to Jesus (I mean if you are not born again), you need to do so before you can begin to claim the promises of God. If you are ready to follow Jesus as from today, please say this prayer of salvation and be born again.

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