I can never forget the day when it dawned upon my consciousness as a reality, a fact, that the promises of the Bible are practical, that they could be applied to my everyday needs. It was a revelation to me that God meant exactly what He said in the numerous promises given in His Word, and that I could put my faith in them and trust Him to fulfill them.

God’s Word says that we have been given “exceedingly great and precious promises,” that through them we might be “partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4 NKJV). But previously, due to my limited understanding, for me those promises were only beautiful scripture language, never meant to be taken seriously or applied practically.

The Word of the Almighty God is true and trustworthy. When I first learned this I realized that the Bible had never been a living, vital thing to me, but rather a sort of combination of creeds, doctrines, wise sayings, and printer’s ink. I hadn’t known the power in the Word of God.

I had considered myself a Christian all my life, but I had never really believed God’s Word, nor had I met Christ personally. It was through a little gospel tract that I had that glorious experience. Christ came into my life to fully satisfy. Gone was my unbelief and the accompanying sense of futility and disappointment in life. There was born in my soul something that has never changed from that day onward: an abiding, unshakable faith in God’s Word.

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). What He has promised, He is able also to perform (Romans 4:21 NKJV)!