In many scriptures, God starts out, "If My people will humble themselves...". Yet so many times we skip right passed that part to get to His promises. We ignore our need to self- evaluate ,with His help , to know if we are following His directions. The " If-Then" portion of His promises tell us that if we follow His directions, then He will give us His blessings. If we don't do our "If" part we have wasted an opportunity to serve Him and receive His blessings. For all that He provides for us, He really asks very little in return. For all that He did and all that He continues to do, for us, we should be bold in accepting His opportunities to serve Him. And always remember, " In all things, seek ye first the Kingdom of God", for He has the perfect plan for us, and His timing is always perfect. Proceeding with our will is usually our downfall and an example of our arrogance and pride. So seek Him, listen for His directions, and be humble in your actions.