2 Corinthians 1:20-22 MSG: Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. In him, this is what we preach and pray, the great Amen, God’s Yes and our Yes together, gloriously evident. God affirms us, making us a sure thing in Christ, putting his Yes within us. By his Spirit, he has stamped us with his eternal pledge—a sure beginning of what he is destined to complete.
Sometimes we are tempted to say that God must answer our prayers because we have done this and have done that and have kept this and have kept that. We feel because we have fasted long enough and prayed long enough, therefore, God must answer us.
Doing this will subtly shift the works back to you rather than relying on his provisions and mercy. It sometimes leads to frustration saying; I have done so much for God: I don’t lie, I don’t smoke, I don’t steal, I don’t go after women, etc, why would God allow this to happen to me? This whole scheme of putting works of the law on you is not from God, for God came to give you rest from your works of the flesh. He died to pay for your inadequacies. Inability to keep the laws. Christ full filled all the laws for your sake.
Therefore, each time we come to God in prayer, let us have confidence in Christ in whom all the promises of God concerning us is stamped with God’s yes and approval and Amen from us To the Glory of God the father and not because of our works.
Declare to yourself loud: I received every promise of God concerning me in CHRIST. Hallelujah.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of your precious promises in Christ. In Jesus Name. Amen.