March 2017 Prayer Letter
“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
11 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.
This is God speaking through the prophet Isaiah. His expectation is that what He speaks will not only be accomplished but also prosper. I have never seen rain or snow stop mid air and go back into the sky. Once it breaks loose from the clouds, it’s coming and nothing is going to stop it. God says that is exactly what His word is like!
The Bible clearly demonstrates that when God speaks, things happen. Genesis 1:3 records the very first day of creation and reads, “Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.” Each succeeding day of creation began the same way, “Then God said…” and it was so. God’s word is powerful and active.
God has something to say about everything in our lives. The Bible, God’s Word, addresses just about every issue in our life; marriage, children, work, finances, stress. Whatever you may be facing God has something to say about it.
Throughout the Bible there are promises for us that God has already spoken. In the same way that He spoke creation into being, He has spoken promises for every area of our lives. In 2 Corinthians 1:20 we read, “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”
I don’t know what you are facing in life right now. Whatever it is, God has something to say about it in His word. The Bible is like a treasure box filled with promises, just waiting to be discovered. Get into His word and hear what He is saying to you. Luke 6:47-48 says:
47Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.
Come to Him, hear what He says, and do it. And then, like it says in Isaiah 55:12-13
“For you shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall break forth into singing before you,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree,
And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree;
And it shall be to the Lord for a name,
For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”
Almighty God. Your power is beyond my comprehension. By your word, you spoke all of creation into being. Your word is powerful and true, always accomplishing Your desire. Thank you for continuing to speak to me through your word. Open my eyes that I may see, and my ears that I may hear. Fill me with your Spirit that I may understand, and with faith to follow You.