The Holy Spirit speaks creative words. There is power and force in every word that comes forth from His mouth.
Darkness retreats when God says, “Let there be light!”
Fear and weakness retreats when God’s creative words says “Be strong and do not fear.”
Creative words associated with God’s promises.
When God says He forgives our sins and remembers them no more, that is a creative promise. He not only creates faith but our slate is erased.
When God says that He provides our daily needs and administers purpose in our life, we take Him at His Word. We marvel at his creative promises that occur not only in our lives, but also the world around us.
From the forgiveness of sins, from the cares provided in this life, God gives promises to assure those to remain in Christ. To trust Him. To hold on despite living in a sinful world. To finish the race for which He has entered us. To take God at His Word that He has everything under control.
The Christian life is really not about us and tapping into our reservoir of potential to achieve happiness or be God pleasing. The secret to the Christian life is not tapping into Christ, but fully releasing our Self into His care. It means fully trusting in His promises.
When the challenges of life seem overwhelming, when attempting to live out our life to give glory to Him, even when we stumble and fall in our sinful condition, we remember God’s creative promise — “For I am with you.”
1 On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: 2 “Speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to Joshua son of Jozadak,[a] the high priest, and to the remnant of the people. Ask them, 3 ‘Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing? 4 But now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord. ‘Be strong, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the Lord Almighty. 5 ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’ (Haggai 2:1-5) bold added by author
God desires that all His people to be strong.
We trust in God’s promises that we are strong and so we are. That is God’s creative promise through the power of His Word.
God desires for us to not fear.
We trust in God’s promises so that fear is not part of our being. That is God’s creative promise through the power of His Word.
God calls us to work, so we work.
We trust in God’s promise that while we work He is with us. That is God’s creative promise through the power of His Word.
God’s Word creates. Trust in His power to do so. That is what faith is all about and the type of faith that is needed in this world.