APPROPRIATING THE PROMISES OF GOD
So then faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17
The word of God gives you a promise, you hear it and then you possess it in your heart by believing it is yours. My dad used to say that possession is nine tenths of the law, meaning if you possess it, its yours!
I had a Rottweiler named Bear who when you would play fetch, he would immediately go and fetch whatever you threw to him, problem being, when he fetched it, it was his and by no means would you ever get it back. He would even lay it down in front of you, but when you would try and pick it up you would hear this low rumble of a growl and a mouth full of white teeth would appear as if to say, "Go ahead, make my day!"
Point being, "Possess the promise!" Grab hold of that which He has given you and make it yours! Be as stubborn as a 140 lb. Rottweiler and bind the devil from ever coming near it to steal it away from you!
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin