“God always keeps His word.”
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 16, 2023
For just as rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return without watering the earth, making it bud and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat, so My word that proceeds from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and it will prosper where I send it. Isaiah 55:10–11
Have you ever received a promise from God, perhaps something He said he would do in your life, but even after He promised, you still asked Him for what He said He would do?
I confess, I can be like this sometimes. Maybe it’s because I sometimes forget my identity in Jesus, that I am not a beggar before the Father, and that when God has promised something, that He will do it.
It’s the in-between time that can be challenging, right? The time in-between the promise and the fulfillment of the promise that we can feel small, insecure, and unbelieving.
I recently read about Joshua and how he and his mighty men marched around the walls of Jericho at the command of God until the walls of the city fell. As I read, a scripture jumped out at me.
In Joshua 6:2, God told Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.”
God spoke this promise in past tense as if it had already been delivered and the victory had already been won because, from God’s perspective, it had already happened. God calls things that are not as though they were.
Perhaps God’s promise to you has not yet happened in the natural but if it has been promised, it is guaranteed. God’s promises cannot be broken. And, if they cannot be broken, they have already manifested in the immaterial world before they become material.
For God, they are already done. And when God speaks, it will come to pass for you.
So, there is no need to beg God to fulfill a promise he has already spoken. There is no need to act like I sometimes do, pleading and asking over and over in desperation. Instead, it’s more appropriate to thank him for what you will receive.
We are not paupers. We are not forgotten children who have to feel like we have to beg for crumbs from the Master’s table. You and I are beloved children of the Father. And all that is the Lord’s has been given to us.
If the Holy Spirit has spoken a promise over you . . . a new job, friendship, house, healing, a breakthrough from an addiction, or anything else, don’t keep asking after he has promised you.
Instead, thank him for the time when what is in the supernatural will manifest in the natural. Thank him for the gift that you will receive. Maybe you’re thinking, “But I don’t know what God has promised me. I haven’t heard anything from him.”
The Lord has promised you so much in his Word! There are thousands of promises you can claim because they are your very own! These are promises that are yes and amen in Jesus and they are for every believer.
He will prove faithful because He is always faithful. God always keeps His word.
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God” (2 Corinthians 1:20).
Lord, thank you that I can stand on your promises. Thank you that what you have promised me, you will do. I can count on your faithfulness. Amen.
Claim the promises that are in the Word today and thank him for what he will do. And, if He has made a specific promise to you, thank Him for answering and the gift that will be yours.
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