Personal Worship Time with God

Our personal worship time with God should include time in confession. It should be a warning to us if we are not in the habit of repenting and confessing our sins. God wants us to be specific in our requests and in our confessions. We should go before the Father and repent, asking Him to reveal our blind spots, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. “He waits with unwearied love to hear the confessions of the wayward to accept their penitence.” Praying in the YES of God Pg 79

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Faith and Acceptance

“As God’s Holy Spirit brings to life the spiritual powers of your mind, you begin to see how evil and strong sin is. You feel the guilt and sorrow it brings, and you hate it. You feel that sin has separated you from God. Its power has made you a slave. The more you try to escape, the more you know that you cannot help yourself. You see that your life has been filled with selfishness and sin. Your heart is unclean and your desires are not pure. You want to be forgiven, to be clean, to be set free. But what can you do to be one with God and to be like Him?

You need peace—Heaven’s forgiveness and peace and love. Money cannot buy that peace. Study will not give it. The mind cannot find it. Being wise will not provide it. You can never hope to receive this peace by your own work and power.

God offers His peace to you as a gift. It will cost you nothing!—Isaiah 55:1. It is yours if you will reach out your hands and take it. The Lord says, You are stained red with sin, but I will wash you as clean as snow. Although your stains are deep red, you will be as white as wool.—Isaiah 1:18. I will give you a new heart and a new mind.—Ezekiel 36:26.

You have confessed your sins and chosen to put them out of your life. You have decided to give yourself to God. Now go to Him and ask Him to wash away your sins. Ask Him to give you a new heart, a new mind. Then believe that He does this, because He has promised. Jesus taught this lesson when He was on the earth. You must believe that you receive the gift God promises and that it is yours.” From Growing in the YES of God, pg. 53

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The Privilege of Prayer

“Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Of course we do not need to tell God about ourselves, for He already knows everything. But we pray to help us know Him and be able to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us; it brings us up to Him.

When Jesus was on earth, He taught His disciples how to pray. He told them to present their daily needs before God and to lay all their cares on Him. And He promised that their prayers would be heard. This promise is also for us.

Jesus prayed often. He made Himself one of us when He was on earth. His needs were the same as ours, and He asked His Father for strength to meet the duties of each day. He knew He must have God’s help to carry on His work. He is our example in all things.” from Growing in the YES of God – pg. 31

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Presumption in Prayer

“Faith is in no sense allied to presumption. Only he who has true faith is secure against presumption. For presumption is Satan’s counterfeit of faith. Faith claims God’s promises, and brings forth fruit in obedience. Presumption also claims the promises, but uses them as Satan did, to excuse transgression. Faith would have led our first parents to trust the love of God, and obey His commands. Presumption led them to transgress His law, believing that His great love would save them from the consequences of their sin. It is not faith that claims the favor of Heaven without complying with the conditions on which mercy is to be granted. Genuine faith has its foundation in the promises and provisions of the Scriptures.” from Growing in the YES of God – pg. 22

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Pray the Promises Set Out in God’s Word

Begin claiming promises for personal needs as part of your daily prayer time. You may find it beneficial to keep track of the problems and promises.  We suggest using the “Record of Experiences”  sheet at the end of Lesson One and throughout the Book. This will give you the opportunity at a later time to look back and see the blessings of answered prayers.

It is important to pray the promises set out in God’s Word. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the promises you need and to guide your thoughts as you record your personal promises for your life matters. These are some of His promises you can use for your own daily problems of life:

For forgiveness of sin                                 1 John 1:9
For the fruit of the Spirit                              Galatians 5:22-23
For instruction and guidance by God          Psalm 32:8-11
For peace of mind                                       Isaiah 26:3
For your own personal needs                     Philippians 4:19
For heaven’s windows to be opened          Malachi 3:10-12
For Divine wisdom                                      James 1:5-8

James 1:5-8 may also be used for wisdom to find a particular promise to fit your need. While there are over 7000 promises found in the Bible, a list, though not exhaustive, of promises can be found in Appendix of the Book and on the Resources page of the website.