A human being lives, but he is given life.
God has given us many promises in the Bible to meet our everyday need. Both the Old and New Testament have outstanding examples of God’s people claiming the promises of his Word when facing difficulties. In his book “ABC’s of Bible Prayer”, Glen Coon talks about the concept of claiming God’s promises.
Ask – “Ask and it will be given to you”. (Mark 7:7)
Believe – “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” (Mark 11:24)
Claim – Claim the promise with thanksgiving before any answer in seen. (John 11:41:43)
Ellen White wrote in her book “Christ Object Lessons”
“In every command and in every promise of the Word of God is the power, the very life of God, by which the command may be fulfilled and the promise realized”
When faced with problems in life, our response should be the same, look to the Lord first. The reason I say this goes back to what we were talking about on day 9. To many times we think we can fix everything when in fact without God we can do nothing.
Note the formula for praying God’s promises and not focusing on the problem:
Supporting Scripture; (Num. 23:19), (Jer. 32:17), (2 Chr. 20:6-12),
Personal Reflection and Discussion