Believing is the force connecting promises and fulfillment, or prophecies and fulfillment. The promises and fulfillment are God’s responsibility, but believing is the responsibility of the recipient of God’s promises.
Luke 1:45 (ASV) “And blessed [is] she that believed; for there shall be a fulfillment of the things which have been spoken to her from the Lord.”
God has never failed in fulfilling His promises; He is a covenant Keeper, and a promise-keeping God; whenever there is a delay or failure in the fulfillment of prophecy, the issue is often with man’s faith.
Faith is acting on what you believe, so believing is one side of your faith, and the other is acting. Acting is the proof of faith; if you believe that God can, and will do what He says He will do, you prove it with your actions.
How did Mary demonstrate her faith in God’s promise? When Elizabeth confirmed the angel’s word, Mary broke out with thanksgiving. She said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God, my Savior.”
Mary did not wait till she saw the fulfillment, before praising God; she demonstrated her faith in God, with her thanksgiving of praise. Abraham did the same thing, “He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God.”
There are promises with your name attached for this year, and it will require your faith in the ability of God to fulfill them. Why would anyone doubt the Lord, who has no record of failure?
Please, get excited about the promises of God this year, He has never disappointed His people, and He will not start with you. Maintain an attitude of faith this year, and don’t waver at His promises.
What could make anyone doubt God’s ability, to fulfill His promises?
Father, I receive grace to walk in faith and confidence in You this year, in Jesus’ name.