He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
One day Zechariah was doing his duty as a priest before the Lord. Suddenly an angel appeared before him. As you can imagine, Zechariah was terrified. But the angel told the trembling priest unbelievable news. “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John.”
The angel explained that many would rejoice in John’s birth, for “he will be great in the sight of the Lord.” This son would bring many back to the Lord. He would live in the spirit and power of the great prophet Elijah. This miracle baby would “make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
God has the same promise for you. He is working in your heart to do great things for Him. Every believer lives with the power of the Holy Spirit. You have everything you need to do what God has called you to do. God is writing His story in you! He will use you for eternal purposes. He will use you to prepare yourself, your family, and your friends for God.
Father, thank You for using me to prepare others for Jesus. Help me be ready and willing to be used by You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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