Daily Devotional 9-3-19

By Julie White
“His government and His peace will never end. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!” Isaiah 9:7
GOD IS PASSIONATE. He has infinite energy and enthusiasm for His cause. Scripture tells of His zeal and His delight on many occasions, always involving His purposes for His people. When the Lord of Heaven’s Armies gives a promise or a prophesy, He watches over His Word to perform it. Many of His promises and prophecies are conditional; they require some response on our part for them to be fulfilled. But some promises, like the coming of the Messiah and His government having no end, are absolute. The zeal of the Lord WILL accomplish His purposes.
“The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this!” Isaiah 34:32
Just as God is fervent about His all-encompassing, far-reaching plans to make disciples out of every nation, He is passionate about His purposes for your life, too. He prepares you for good things and He prepares good things for you! He guides your actions even when you’re not aware of it. He redeems our mistakes and actually weaves them into His overall plan to bring glory out of them!
He will fulfill His purpose for you, because He keeps His promises. He will fulfill His plan in you by transforming you, into the image of His Son. God will fulfill His plan through you as you affect others with His love and faithfulness. And when the zeal of the Lord guarantees something, it’s unstoppable!
“The Lord will go forth like a mighty man. He will stir up His zeal like a man of war!” Isaiah 42:13
Will you ask the Lord what His will is for you today? When you focus on God, He focuses on your issues, your longings, and His plans for you. When you have faith in His leadership, what He says begins to shift from potential to manifested experience. Trust that His zeal WILL accomplish His purposes––for the world and for you, too.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, I thank you and praise you, Father, that You always fulfill Your purposes and you always keep your promises. Thank you for the assurance that Your plans always reflect my highest good and Your most perfect glory. In Jesus’s name, amen.