December 23

Zechariah 4:1-5:11; Revelation 14:1-20; Psalm 142:1-7; Proverbs 30:21-23

How is God able to help all of His people around the world with the challenges that they face? To us, as humans, it seems impossible because all we are exposed to is human ability and strength. However, God operates by His Spirit.

Zechariah received a vision of a lamp stand that had a bowl of oil in it. The angel asked Zechariah if he knew the significance of this vision. He didn’t. It was a representation of God’s Spirit and His ability to level mountains and barriers that lay before us.

If you are wondering how you can overcome the challenges before you when your human strength gives out or you have found yourself in a situation that your human reasoning cannot figure out, it is then that you must realize that God works through His Spirit.

Invite God’s presence into your situation and watch how His Spirit does what human power could never accomplish. God’s Spirit has everything we need to overcome. “It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” (Zechariah 4:6)

Tomorrow’s Reading:  Zechariah 6:1-7:14; Revelation 15:1-8; Psalm 143:1-12; Proverbs 30:24-28