You can only operate effectively in faith according to your knowledge of God’s will. This is why it’s critical to study the bible. As you learn and understand the Word of God, you give your mind a clear photograph of God’s promises. This enables you to recognize and take hold of the gifts He has given you.
2 Peter 1:3 — According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.
Jeremiah 3:15 — And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
Isaiah 54:14 — In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear, and from terror, for it shall not come near thee.