When I think about having faith in something, my thoughts go to the legs of a chair that may snap in two, or a car that might break down and not start when I turn the key. When I get to work every day, I flop down into a tattered office chair on wheels that rolls me up to my desk.
I take for granted that I can sit in it because I sat in that same chair the day before.
It’s the same with my car. I take for granted the fact the car starts when I turn the key. Do you wonder the correlation to the promises of God? I will tell you.
But first, do you stand on God’s promises? Do you know how important it is to stand on the promises of God? Do you know the belief of the unimportance of standing on God’s promises is one of the biggest lies out there? Well, maybe not the biggest, but it’s the one I am writing about today. So, what is important about standing on God’s promises?
Why are God’s promises important?
It is important to learn God’s promises in order to stand on them. It is also important to come to a place of faith in God, or His promises will mean nothing to us.
The danger of not making the principle of standing on God’s promises important will keep us from coming to Him in faith.
This is important because we cannot please God without faith. As it states in Hebrews, whoever comes to God must come in faith. We need faith to stand on God’s promises.
But this faith takes more than a casual acknowledgment of God. For a person to have genuine faith, they must first place complete trust in the only one who can transform them through this faith; Jesus, himself!
Faith connects us to stand on God’s promises.
What does it mean to stand on the promises of God?
I sit in my chair every morning at work with no hesitance because I have faith the chair will hold me up as always. What if my chair has a loose wheel, or a crack in the leg? I don’t see these things, so I continue to stand on the promise that the chair will hold me, and that my car will start when I turn the key. I stand in faith that these things will happen the same way as before.
It is the same with standing on the promises of God. We have faith He will fulfill His promises because of the promises He has fulfilled in the past. But standing on God’s promises requires faith in order to please Him.
Therefore, standing on God’s promises means to walk by faith and it is important to do this because without faith we cannot please God.
The chair and car can easily give out on me, and have, but Jesus never fails on His promises!
So, let’s make standing on God’s promises important and let’s walk by faith!