“And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.” Luke 1:20.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Genesis 1-2, and Luke 1.
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Zechariah was punished for his doubting.
An angel told him that his wife (Elizabeth) would have a child. Zechariah, like us, looked at the situation from his own standpoint: We are both too old for children.
Forgetting God is always a problem. Primarily, it keeps us from enjoying something that He has for us.
His Ways must be done His Way. Why would we want to limit God?
I am convinced that God wants me witnessing regularly. I am also convinced that I have the firepower to do it. But, like Zechariah, I still find excuses for why I can’t do it.
God was not pleased with Zechariah’s shallow thinking. He can’t be pleased with mine either.
God is in charge. He brings all things to pass. Will I trust Him?
I need to be closely attached to Him. And that is where the trouble starts for me. My “attachment” is situational not total. I drop Him off from things that go on. The result is that when some impromptu situation appears I am not ready to rightly represent Him. In fact, I misrepresent Him by saying nothing.
“Lord, I do not want to be silent about You. I love You. You are my God. You have given me every good gift. I want to share You with those in my midst. I beg for Your Words throughout this day. I thank You for Your Word. I love You, Lord.”