Inspiration Promise Book

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Excerpt from Inspiration Promise Book by Inspiration Ministries

Promises for You

God’s Word is full of promises, and the Inspiration Promise Book you are holding is just a taste of the great things the Lord has ordained for your life.

But perhaps you have a lingering doubt when you read the promises in God’s Word. “How do I know these promises are really meant for me?” you may wonder.

The apostle Paul seems to anticipate this question when he writes: “Whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope” (Romans 15:4). The truths of Scripture were written with us in mind!

Paul says this again in 2 Corinthians 1:18-20:

As God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

In Christ, ALL of God’s promises are “YES” to you!

Claiming the Word

During difficult times with your children, there are important principles to remember as you pray God’s Word over your kids or grandkids. It’s really so simple!

First, ask the Lord to lead you to Scriptures to pray over the specific situations of your children or grandchildren. Then in your quiet time, during a Sunday message, in a conversation with a close friend, or in some other way, the Holy Spirit will give you verses that you can turn into powerful prayers.

THE BIBLE TEACHES that perseverance is one of the most important ingredients for answered prayer. According to Hebrews 6:12, we inherit God’s promises through “faith and patience”—not faith alone!

In Luke 18:1-8, Jesus says we “always ought to pray and not lose heart.” He goes on to tell the story of a woman who wouldn’t stop pounding on the judge’s door until she got a response, and that’s exactly the posture we took when our children Ben and Becky seemed to be straying from God. We continually pounded on Heaven’s door until we saw the fruit from our prayers manifested in their lives. We prayed and we prayed, and then we prayed some more.

Jesus promises us:

So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks, finds, and to him who knocks, it will be opened (Luke 11:9-10).

The literal Greek translation of this passage says, “Ask and keep on asking … seek and keep on seeking … knock and keep on knocking.” We must pray and keep on praying! We must never give up!

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