Unlimited: God Loves To Hear You Claim Your Promises
Jan 8, 2020 1015
Do as thou hast said. (2 Samuel 7:25, KJV).
God’s promises were never meant to be thrown away like waste paper; he intended that they should be used. God’s gold is not miser’s money; it should not be hoarded, but used. Nothing pleases our Lord better than to see his promises put in circulation; he loves to see his children bring them up to him, and say, “Lord, please do as you promised.”
Do you think that God will be any the poorer for giving you the riches he has promised? Do you think that he will be less holy because he offers his holiness to you? Do you imagine he will be any the less pure for washing away your sins?… Our Lord replies, “Your request is granted.”… Our heavenly Banker delights to cash his own notes.
Never think that God will be offended if you remind him of his promises. He loves to hear needy souls cry out to him. It is his delight to bestow favours. He is more ready to hear than you are to ask. The sun never gets tired of shining, and the fountain happily continues to flow. It is God’s nature to keep his promises; so you can go confidently to him in prayer, asking “Do as you have promised.”
– Charles Spurgeon (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: Have you become tired of telling God your needs, and of claiming his promises? Write down the three greatest needs that you have in your life right now. Find a corresponding promise in the Bible for each of your needs. Make a plan to regularly present God with your needs, and to claim his promises to you.