Children are very pushy when they want something from you. Whereas they can easily forget to do their chores or homework, they rarely forget when you promise them something. I remember the times my little ones have tried to push me into a corner just to make a promise because they know once a promise is made, it is always fulfilled. This may somehow explain why Jesus challenged his followers to be like children and run with God’s promises. The Scriptures makes it clear that in as many promises that God has made, they are always yes in Christ. God never out promises himself and we can be sure that whatever promise He has made, He always fulfills. The problem we have is that we never take time to study and know what promises are there for us. Even if we know these promises, many are the times we ask out of context. It’s imperative to thoroughly study the word of God and understand what promises God has in store for us. We can never claim what we do not know and it’s also important to know what conditions surround which promises. Only when we know what God says regarding specific things can we run with his promises. He feels good when his children informed of wisdom goes back to him and tells him Lord you’ve said this and that if I do this and that. Where are you struggling in an area and there is a promise of God on it? Where have you ignored studying what God may be saying regarding your issue? We do not have because we do not ask God and even when we ask, we ask a miss. Why not take time to understand what God says regarding your situation today? It’s true that God always fulfills his word but we must take time not only to know it but also to understand the conditions behind it. We can never say Amen to God’s precious promises unless we understand the context of the promises. Study the promise and once you get it, run with it.
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV
Last modified: August 25, 2020