“For no word from God will ever fail” Luke 1:37
I’m sat in a well-known coffee shop enjoying a bowl of hot soup on an average January day. I’ll be completely honest, I’ve found it so hard to get motivated this week and really didn’t feel like writing (not that I don’t love chatting with you – but you know what I mean :D). Being a goal orientated person I generally love a clean sheet to begin getting organised and make fresh plans and I’m sure many of you are the same. So…why is it SO hard to get motivated in January!! We have a whole fresh year ahead of us and for most people January is fairly bland and empty, so it’s the perfect time to crack on and get into things – yet we’d rather sit on the sofa with a hot chocolate and watch films all day! It’s funny, because in a few months when the weather starts picking up and we’re going out much more, I’ll be wishing I had more time to do these things!
As always God gave me my word for the year on New Year’s Eve and this year it is literally The Year of the Word…Awesome! January’s so often a time when we think back to ‘Words’ God has spoken to us over the past year and re-position ourselves once again. Many people make New Year’s resolutions at this time of year which tend to fade pretty quickly, but God’s word over our lives NEVER fails. I was really excited when I read this scripture this morning as know it’s a promise each and every one of us needs to hold onto.
When God speaks a Word into our lives we generally feel so encouraged, sometimes nervous and often excited. It’s interesting sadly though, that as time moves on, it’s like the truth and power of that Word seems to dilute. Of course, this is not because God’s faithfulness changes, it’s because our faith and patience wanes. To put this tiny but powerful scripture in context, this sentence is spoken by the angel Gabriel to Mary – straight from the mouth of an angel!! I reckon if anyone knows God well, other than Jesus and the Spirit, it’s the angels! He spoke this to Mary as he told her about the coming of Jesus. He declared it as a fact and a promise for her to hold onto. I wanted to share this with you today to encourage you to keep this scripture in your heart and mind and speak it out whenever you need it this year.
There are so many promises in the Bible to read and hold onto. Be assured today that He will never leave you or forsake you; He knew you before you were even born; He who began a good work in you will continue it until completion; He loves you with an everlasting love; if you believe in Him He will give you eternal life. He walks beside you, loves you, heals you, directs you, knows you. Whenever you doubt that, remember this very special verse from an angel “For no word from God will EVER fail”.
All those words spoken over your life WILL come to fruition in His time. Hold onto Him and let Him walk you through each day, knowing He has you, He will never forget you and He will never forsake you.
Father, thank you for Your word. Thank you that You speak into my life in so many ways. Thank you for Your promises. I’m so grateful today that You understand how hard it is for me to hold on sometimes but you give me Your amazing word to keep me going. Thank you that Your word will NEVER EVER fail. In Your Name, Amen.