Every promise is Yea, not nay, and Amen
Today's Scripture: Luke 1: 5-23, 57-64
A promise is something we often associate with mankind. This is because we have become accustomed to the words of assurance and commitment by men, women, boys, and girls in our world. However, we also tend to associate different labels to the delivery of people’s promises. It is why we either expect so much or so little from an individual, based on the person’s integrity in the past.
But sometimes, we are like Zechariah, that even when we know how much the one who gives a promise has been true to us in the past, we can still find it hard to believe. In today’s scripture, Zechariah and Elizabeth were already very old. They had wanted a child all along, but biology and logic had concluded the matter for them. So, when an angel appeared to Zechariah to tell him that his wife would have a son, Zechariah did what any mortal could have done. He questioned, “How can I be sure this will happen? I’m an old man now, and my wife is also well along in years” (18, NLT). This unbelief did not quite sit well with the angel, so he made Zechariah dumb.
You and I have stepped into a new year with promises upon promises. Some of them might be hard to believe. Some might seem outrightly impossible. You might have even concluded not to expect anything significant, so you do not end up heartbroken. But today, I implore you to believe every promise of God that comes your way. Remember that God is not man that he should lie. If he has said it, then He has every capacity to do it.
Prayer Point: Father, help me not to frown upon any of your promises for my life this year. Help me to trust you at every point because I know you are a God that cannot lie. Thank you Father in Jesus’ Name. Amen.