I am thankful today. I am thankful that God is a covenant keeper. I am thankful that He has made me a part of the seed of abraham, placed me in Christ Who is seated at the right hand of the Father. I am thankful that Christ redeemed me from the curse of the law, being made a curse for me, that the blessing of abraham might come on me. I am thankful that the righteous requirements of the law are fulfilled in me because God sent His Son in the likeness of flesh to condemn sin in the flesh, that all the blessing of that law can come on me and overtake me. I am thankful that even when I have let fear in, and spoken accordingly, and brought the curse into my life and affairs, that God restores the years that the locust has eaten. restores – shalam : nothing missing, nothing broken. for that is His covenant with me, a covenant of peace – shalam. nothing missing, nothing broken.
this last year has been a walk through the valley of the shadow of death. there have been storms. there has been frustration, disappointment, betrayal, loss. it has been like just getting to the crest of a very difficult climb, only to be sent tumbling to the bottom once again, but with bruises and cuts added. it has been dark, with only the light of God’s word to light my path. but light my path it did. because the word was made flesh, and is that Son sent to seal the covenant in His own blood. and how, then, could it ever fail? indeed, the passage that says
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
takes on new meaning when you think about that. His word cannot fail, but has to come to pass.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
God has magnified His word above all His name. and I am thankful. and now my feet are like hinds feet on high places. the blessing is beginning to come upon me and overtake me, as promised. I don’t walk though death valley alone, you know.