Name it, Claim it
You've heard the expression 'Name it, Claim it'. Though we'd
first need to know the intent of one's heart, the phrase implies
to the Christian version of a spoiled brat ... "I'm your child.
You owe me!"
It has been said that God is honor bound to do as He said He
would do. That statement is more correct. But, first, what did
God will love us in at least as many ways as He did the people
of old. But, we don't get to pick out our favorite verse, stomp
our feet, and say, "I want it now!"
To claim what God has named, we first ask Him to show us His
will, to give us a promise, or whatever we need (to know His
desire for our given situation). It could even be a Bible verse
that touches our heart, wherein we can know that that is God's
desire for us also (as our heart is where He dwells).
Once we've heard from God, then we can claim it, in full
assurance that God will bring it to pass. Our faith is not to be
placed in our ability to have faith, to believe it enough, to
command loudly enough. Our faith is to be in our God, who
promised, who would never break His word; who will love us
beyond what we have yet imagined. Our stand is not based upon
who we are, but who God is.
"The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his
heart to all generations."
He names it. Then, you claim it.