In Praying Over God’s Promises, Thomas R. Yeakley has written an excellent book about the immeasurable promises found in God’s written Word. He began the book by sharing that there are different types of promises: general, specific, conditional, and unconditional. An example of a general promise would be John 3:16 and God sending His own Son and whoever believes in Him will receive eternal life. Another example would be Ephesians 6:2-3 which tells us the importance of honoring our parents and our reward will be enjoying a long life. He also revealed how he relied on the promises of God when they were expecting their first child. They just graduated from college and they were struggling to save up extra money. They choose to depend on God to assist them in buying the needed items for raising a child. They believed the mighty promise found in Philippians 4:19 which declares that God will supply our every need. God miraculous provided every single item they needed for the new baby during this time.
One of my favorite chapters was called, “Theology of Promises” because this one discussed how God promised to Abraham that He would make him a great nation and He will bless him and curse people who were against him (Genesis 12:2-3). This passage lead Thomas in to asking God to let him meet people in every continent and be able to disciple there. He has already made it to four of the seven continents. It also contained helpful references on where to find in scriptures where God fulfilled his promises to different Bible characters such as: Nehemiah, David, Joshua, Paul, and much more. This is especially helpful in seeing how God came through for His people time and time again and how He is still on the throne and able to be amazing things!
I would recommend this marvelous book to anyone who enjoys learning more about God’s written Word and they are wanting to learn about His promises for their lives. This book taught me that there are many commands, principles, and promises found in the Bible and they can literally change our entire life and assist us in standing strong on His Word when the hurricanes of life try and break us down. I liked how the book included many scriptures verses and a helpful appendix on certain topics listing scripture references. I was also deeply reminded and touched when he discussed how critical patience is and God’s timing is always right and patience gives us time to build our faith while we are waiting for God’s answer. If you’re looking for an impactful book about God’s promises, then check this one out!
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