- Renée Coventry
Aligned with God, Day 10
When Zacharias’ tongue came into agreement with God, something beautiful occurred. He was filled with the spirit of prophecy to declare John’s destiny in the Kingdom of God. “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the LORD to prepare His ways; to give His people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins" (vs. 76-77). This is not only for parents but for us, as well.
In Genesis 2:19, God brought the animals to Adam to see what he would name them. God invited humanity into His creative purposes and plan, and when we walk under the authority of the Lord, we, too, are offered the opportunity to partner with Him. It's essential for us to realize that we are not speaking our words but those inspired by the Holy Spirit. When our will is aligned with His will, we get a front-row seat to see His ever-miraculous plan unfold in our lives and community, and that plan is ALWAYS geared towards the redemption of humanity and salvation in Christ.
When we speak God's Word over our homes and children, we partner with the Lord to declare His purposes to the next generation. We can watch the Lord do what He loves to do – transform us! Zacharias could have been filled with his own plans for John. After all, he was an old man who never thought he would have a child. Sometimes, as parents, it's easy to project our desires upon our children (and even our personal lives), but Zacharias did what was right. He proclaimed God's desires by aligning his will with God's. Hebrews 11 lists the heroes of faith. These men and women weren't heroes because it came naturally, but because it came supernaturally when they chose to follow the Lord, repenting when they sinned, and moving forward in faith, proving what the "will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect" (Heb. 12:2).
Zacharias was aligning himself with God, and it released the prophetic. So I want to encourage you to align yourself with God today. You will be surprised but never disappointed.