We have all been there, making a promise and then forgetting to fulfill it. As humans we are so forgetful that even though at the time of making the promise we mean well, sometimes we get so engrossed and overwhelmed with the issues of life we forget to fulfill the promise we made.
God is not like that, He does not make promises that He fails or forgets to fulfil.
Isaiah 7:14 (NLT)
14 All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin[a] will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).
Christmas is just around the corner and usually world over it is a season filled with lots of festivities in fact we call it the festive season. In the midst of all the food and celebration we sometimes forget what we are celebrating about. One thing that Christmas should remind us is the faithfulness of God.
Long before Christ was born; God spoke through His servants who prophesied about His birth. Even long before that at the very beginning when Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, God himself made a promise when He declared;
Genesis 3:15 (NLT)
15 And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike[a] your head, and you will strike his heel.”
The word of God is filled with many promises that are addressed to us if only we will believe what God has declared and claim it over our life. God is not a man that He should lie, if He speaks it, He is well able to make good on it. Man may let us down and sometimes because of being through such situations we project them to our relationship with God and we find it hard to trust in Him. As we think of Christmas and the joy it brings in its season every year, may we be reminded to remain faithful trusting in God and claiming His promises over our life because He is a promise keeping God!
Do you believe that nothing is impossible with God and that He is able to do what He says no matter what?
Why then do we panic when it seems like God is not working according to our timelines, does that mean we only believe in our heads but not our heart?
What is that one promise from God that you are still waiting to see in reality? Do you still believe?