“And blessed (happy, to be envied) is she who believed that
there would be a fulfillment of the things that were spoken
to her from the Lord.”
Do you believe that EVERYTHING God promised you will
come to pass?
Mary was called blessed because she believed God would
fulfill everything He promised her.
Things didn’t go too well for Zechariah, John’s father. He
didn’t believe the words of an angel who had been sent by God.
He didn’t think God could accomplish what He promised.
“Now behold, you will be and will continue to be silent and
not be able to speak till the day when these things take place,
because you have not believed what I told you;
but my words are of a kind which will be fulfilled in the
appointed and proper time.”
I think there was more to Zechariah being silenced. Yes, he
didn’t believe the words of the angel but I think there was
an additional reason.
I think it was to Zechariah’s benefit he was silenced. I believe
he would of talked himself out of faith in God. Because he
didn’t believe, he would have spoken about how impossible
God’s promise seemed.
As we believe in the Lord we need to watch how we speak.
Our words have power and they can do some real damage if
What God promises He brings to pass.
“And listen! Your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also
conceived a son, and this is now the sixth month with her
who was called barren.
For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from
God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment. ”
Luke 1:36, 37
Today, I am challenging you to believe what the Lord has
promised you will come to pass. It will be fulfilled.
I am challenging me too…….
As Mary was blessed because she believed God would fulfill
what He promised her so it is with you and me. You are blessed
when you believe!
Zechariah had time to reflect on what he did. Look at what
happened when he was able to speak again,
“And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and
he began to speak, blessing and praising and thanking God.”
Luke 1: 64
Was that how he was supposed to respond the first time he
heard the promise?
What are you speaking in this season of waiting for the
promise to be fulfilled? Are you talking yourself out of faith?
Are you blessing, praising and thanking the Lord??
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to watch your
words. God will fulfill His promise to you but your negative
words can disqualify you.
Just recently I was the one speaking negatively. But a friend
brought me back to the right place…..faith. Thank God for a
friend like that. My faith was ignited again as I was reminded
of the truth I am sharing with you.
God will fulfill everything He promised you friend.
He won’t abandon you. He won’t leave you stranded.
You are blessed when you believe God will fulfill all He has
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Thanks for the reblog Anna….!
Reminds me of what my pastor preached on. We have to think first, then speak with words. Meditating on his word and promises will help. Then we will begin to speak his word. “Our thoughts are important because they shape our words.”
I like that. As we meditate on the word that is what we will speak…..Wise words from your pastor. May we let God in to our thoughts and words. After all, it’s His truth we need!
Thank you for sharing that…. 🙂
Amen! I caught myself thinking negatively about myself as I was reading this. (You’re lazy…you’re not accomplishing your goals…etc). Watching our words against ourselves is so important too hey?!
Our words to ourselves are so important. I would dare say the most important. We must be our own biggest fan!
Beautiful post Rolain. Sometimes people (myself included) underestimate the power positive words. Keep up the great work and keep the inspirational posts coming!
We do underestimate the impact our words have on us and our lives. But we have a chance to do it right and speak life, to speak of the glorious things the Lord is doing…..Thank you so much!
Is your name Miljana? The ‘x’ has thrown me off big time as I try to pronounce your name…haha