I Am with You
“Then Haggai, the messenger of the Lord, spoke to the people with the Lord’s message, ‘I am with you, declares the Lord’” (Haggai 1.13 ESV).
If God says He is with us, there is nothing too impossible for us to achieve with His nod of approval. We can’t wait until the world says we are good enough, or until we have the right credentials or until we have the needed resources—we must walk boldly on the word of the Lord alone. If God says He is with us, we can move with childlike faith and not reason our way out of obedience. God is with us! That’s all we need to know. What could be more powerful than the creative, life-giving and perfect voice of the Lord, saying that He is with us? God created the heavens and the earth with His words, so His word is all we need to move mountains! We must not fear, doubt or hesitate. The moment we wait before throwing ourselves into wholehearted obedience, we allow Satan to whisper lies and deceit into our minds. If God says He is with us, there is nothing more on which to base our confidence. His promises are as good as done, so it’s time to move on His powerful word!
“…Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the Lord. Work, for I am with you, declares the Lord of hosts” (Haggai 2.4 ESV).