Whatever you do, whether in speech or action, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus and give thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 (CEB)
Whenever we have a promise from the Lord, there is still a process that we have to experience. All throughout the Bible are people that received a promise from God but still has to endure the process to receive the promise. Sarah and Abraham (Genesis 18-21), The Children of Israel (Exodus 2:23-Joshua 24), David (1 Samuel 16:12-2 Samuel 8:15) Mary and Martha (John 11), and even Jesus had to go through a process before the promise of God was fulfilled in His life. Very rarely, if at all ever, do we receive a promise and not have to experience a process associated with the promise.
With every promise from God for our life, we have to respect the process. Just because we may know the outcome, doesn’t mean we don’t have to go through every step of the process God has pre-ordained for us. God may have promised you a new home, a new job, the baby you and your spouse have been diligently praying for, but you still have a process that you must go through.
How are you embracing your process? Is God able to be glorified through your process? Are you making His name great during your journey to the promise He has spoken over your life?
Prayer: Father, thank You so much for Your promises. Just like with so many others in the Bible, You have associated a process with the promises You have proclaimed over my life. As I walk in obedience to Your call on my life, help me to embrace the process and know it too, is a part of Your plan for me to get to the promise. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!
“Just because we may know the outcome, doesn’t mean we don’t have to go through every step of the process God has pre-ordained for us.” Amen!! What a reminder!
Great word and reminder! Sometimes we get so caught up and excited about the promise that we lose sight of everything. I have to remind myself, “Stay in line. The promise is mine but I must learn to wait for it!”
Yes, and we will praise the promise when it’s the process that got us there. That’s the most important part.