3 Keys to Receiving God’s Promises

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Mark 11:23
“Truly, I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.

In order to receive what God promises in the bible, you need to do three things. First, make up your mind. Take control of his promise and don’t let go. Be tenacious! God responds to faith that perseveres and a mind that is made up: ‘With God all things are possible’ (Matthew 19:26 KJV).

Former baseball star Sam Ewing said, ‘Nothing is as embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn’t be done.’

Second, visualise your victory. Before construction starts, the architect already has a picture of the end result in his or her mind. By faith Abraham ‘saw’ his children; he counted them every time he looked up at the stars (see Genesis 15:5).

Use your memory to replay past victories, and your imagination to pre-play future ones. That’s what David did when he slew Goliath. Look your giant squarely in the face and declare, you’re coming down in the name of the Lord.

Third, speak to your situation. Jesus said: ‘Whoever says to this mountain. “Be removed and…cast into the sea,” and does not doubt…but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.’

Notice, Jesus used the word believes once, but what referred to what you say three times. Could that be because we already know so much about believing, but need to learn more about how to speak in and to our situation?

Don’t just talk about your mountains, talk to it! Line up what you say with God’s word. Make His Word your word, and the mountain will become your servant. It has to – Jesus said so!


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Its A Necessary Part Of The Process

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We can get impatient when it comes to Gods will for our lives. We want everything to work out on our timetable. The truth is, a great deal of time usually elapses between when God calls us and when we’ve fulfilled His will for our lives.

And until we accept that, we’re not ready to go anywhere.

We need to understand that the journey is an important part of the process. It matters to God what you become on the way to where you are going. And following Him in obedience through many unknown, trails, and difficulties is an integral and indispensable part of the preparation.

God uses the journey to teach you faith, refine your character, and equip you for greater challenges that lie ahead. In fact, if you’re in the process of seeking Gods will right now, you’re already fulfilling part of it in your life.

God said, ‘I will instruct you and teach you in the ways you should go.’

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that because you don’t know all you’d like to, you’re not making progress.

Something is happening right now. Your faith is being stretched; your patience is being developed. Your doubts are being confronted and conquered, and your relationship with God is growing deeper. He always prepares us in advance for what He has planned for us.

Yes, the struggle is uncomfortable — but its a necessary part of the process.

 

Thank God for the way that He uses everything to transform you and deepen your relationship with Him.