If God is faithful, what are we then? Every attribute of God is transposed on us through Jesus. Psalm 145:13 tells us that God is faithful in all He does. If we believe God’s word, then how does God’s faithfulness translate into who we are? What does God’s faithfulness say about us?
The answer is beautiful.
We are a living, breathing, promise fulfilled.
God promised Abraham long ago that he would father a great nation. God led him out beneath the night sky, asking him to look upon the stars in all their vast and expansive glory. God promised Abraham that He would give him more children than the stars in the sky.
If you are familiar with the story, you understand that this promise was a mighty stretch for the 70 year old fatherless man to imagine. Yet, hope against hope, Abraham put his trust fully in God, and God came through.
You were one of the stars, in a sense, that Abraham looked upon that night so long ago. You are the living proof of God’s promise coming to fulfillment.
“Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise.” ~ Galatians 4:28
We are the children God promised to Abraham long ago. When we gave our hearts to Christ, we were adopted into God’s family and became part of the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham. But the promise does not stop there. God also shares His qualities and character with those He loves and who choose to enter into His family.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, after all.
God is similar to our earthly fathers or those who fathered and raised us in at least one way. He bestows His way of life and mannerisms on His kids. Thankfully what God imparts is good. On earth, we take on the traits of the people who influence us and whose principles we watch, emulate, and spend time thinking about, good or bad.
When we are drawn into God’s family, we begin to take on the same traits of the Heavenly Father who raises us into a new life, a new way of thinking, and a fresh manner of expression. He imparts Himself on His children. The more we commune with God’s Spirit and observe the life of His son Jesus, the more we emulate all of God (Father, Son, and Spirit).
We are God’s children and adopted into His kingdom. Through Jesus we are transformed into God’s promise fulfilled. Not only are we the promise fulfilled for Abraham, but we also become a people of promise like our Great Promise Giver. The beauty of a life with God is exploring the new freedom we’ve been given to function, operate, and navigate through life as He would.
God makes us ever so promising.
God is faithful. God is promise fulfilled. We too are invited by God through Jesus to walk in our destiny as faithful, promise holders. We carry all the promises of God within us. God equips, anoints, and directs us to release His promises.
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” ~ 2 Corinthians 1:20
Every promise of God pumping through the blood of Jesus now covers us and lives inside us. The precise promises that enabled Jesus to heal the sick, raise the dead, set captives free, declare freedom from darkness, bring lasting hope to all nations, and allow people the tangible life-altering experience of God’s presence and His kingdom, are surging through our veins.
Just like Jesus, our spirit-filled DNA is laced with God’s hope and His mighty “Yes!” The life and actions of Jesus showed us and modeled for us the promise releasing life. Jesus carried the promises of God in Him. He tuned into what heaven sings over the earth, day and night. He lived and operated in agreement with what He saw, heard, and understood.
Jesus lived and lives in God’s “Yes and Amen.”
When God caught Jesus’ yes of agreement, He enthusiastically and dramatically echoed His resounding yes back again. Likewise, our vocal verification of God’s “yes” through an emphatic “amen” always brings heaven to earth. The finite realities of this world diminish, becoming over-powered by the beauty and perfection of God.
God waits for us to speak forth our firm amen to His fervent yes. His promises richly fill the pages of the bible. They sit, patiently waiting for God’s children to speak them out over contrary situations. His promises long for children to declare them in places where hopelessness abounds and hearts are breaking.
We are faced with pointed and important questions each moment of the day because the stuff of life and the people we rub elbows with, day in and day out, will force an answer. What will we say? Will we grab hold of God’s promises? Will our answer sing out loudly, “YES AND AMEN!?” Will we dare to give our life’s purpose a full stamp of approval to what God already promised?
You and I belong to the Great Promise Keeper. His promises are alive and active in us. We don’t have to allow them to lay dormant inside of us. We can grant Holy Spirit permission to stir them up. When we do, we tap into the absolute joy and honor in releasing God’s promises to every person and situation around us. We watch as God willingly shouts His mighty yes over the promises He first spoke.
God will fulfill His promises, it’s literally who He is. Our job and joy is to go live as though we absolutely believe Him. We are privileged with opportunity after opportunity in this life to stand and watch God come through. May we be a people of promise who carry forth His hope, feeding the faith He has given us, for such a time as this.
May all of God’s children believe Him immensely to do the things He promised and promises. Let us proclaim exuberantly our amen loud and clear for all of heaven and earth to hear. Release His promises over your life and the life of every person you know and meet today.
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What promises are you holding onto? What promises of God have you been blessed to see the fulfillment of for you or someone else? What obstacles get in the way of your ability to trust God at His word? Do you need a promise of God for a situation in your life right now?