And God Said…
“The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” — Isaiah 40:8
The beginning of a new year sometimes causes us to reflect upon our lives. We think about what we have accomplished, where we are, and what we desire to strive towards in the new year.
As Christians, we tend to recall the words of God spoken over our lives and into our lives.
Words spoken over us by men and women of God and words imparted directly into us from the Father Himself.
Words that carry a weight that we believe to be true, but at the same time, we question whether they will ever come to pass.
One could say we become impatient in waiting.
However, no matter what things look like, God’s words are trustworthy. It’s as if God is saying, “I said what I said, ”meaning I have unapologetically made a decree no matter how things appear.
So then, what are we left to do?
Trust and believe.
We will find throughout scripture records of many sayings of God. From Genesis to Revelation, God continuously speaks. In the Old Testament, He spoke directly to His people; in the New Testament, He spoke through His Son and His servants.
Genesis 1:3 begins with, “And God said.”
Exodus 3:14, “And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”
2 Chronicles 1:11, “Then God said to Solomon, “Because this was in your heart…”
Luke 18:27, But He [Jesus] said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
And yet, the remarkable thing is not one word has fallen short of what He said.
In Isaiah 55:11, we find the words of the Lord, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
And then there’s Luke 21:33, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.”
God’s words are eternal, and by faith, we believe that they are true. They come to us with authority and power. And the manifestation of their spoken reality goes beyond what we can ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20)
So, what is this writer saying?
Every prophecy, every promise, and every word of affirmation spoken to you by God is still alive. It has not been canceled, revoked, or stricken from Heaven’s records. If God has said it, it will come to pass.
So, in 2023, let’s trust His sovereignty and walk in agreement with what He has said.
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