“The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called<a>a> the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.” Luke 1:35-37 New International Version (NIV)
Has God given you “a word”—i.e. a promise… a word of comfort….a guarantee….an epiphany? Make no mistake, His word cannot fail—-He is incapable of lying, deceiving or leading us astray. I need to remind myself of this, because sometimes I forget His promises to me. This is the reason I need to have daily times of devotion—-times set apart to be only with Him. This is the reason I must meet together each week to remind myself and encourage myself to not let go of what I am so sure was whispered to me when I first came to know the love of God through Jesus Christ.
God has wired us to need each other for the very purpose of keeping each other “on-fire”, as it were, and to hold each other accountable for what we clearly know we ought, or ought not, to be doing. When we are together we are reminded of the very things we thought we would never forget or wonder about. We find ourselves spurring each other on when our minds might be tempting us to panic or give up. I pray that soon, and very soon, we are able to be back in fellowship with each other.
But as we are each faced with time alone, or time limited to only our families, let us recall that God cannot fail us and that He is not limited! One of my sons recently remarked that He does not pray to God about little things because He knows that God has better things to do. The devil’s lie! God delights in hearing our smallest and most “insignificant” prayers and is the author and regulator of time! He has time for me (and you) right now and is neither taxed, tired or challenged by the smallest petitions with which we come to Him. In fact, He is disappointed that we are unwilling to trust Him with the small stuff of life.
Has He spoken to you in the past? Remember His promise—He cannot and will not break it. Have you not heard Him lately? Perhaps you need to listen….