December 13, 2022

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us; to show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant, the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
- Luke 1:68-79 -
Today's scripture is an excerpt from Zechariah's reaction at the miraculous birth of his Son, John. Zechariah, filled with the Spirit, prophesied over His son and about the coming Messiah.

Today's devotional thought is for the parents who are reading this: Zechariah received a word from God and spoke it over his child and over the next generation coming after him. How often do we seek God for a word for our children? How often do we seek God for a prophetic declaration and blessing for our kids?

This week: Find some time to get into the secret place of prayer and ask the Lord to give you a prophetic word for your kids. Allow the Holy Spirit to speak words of blessing, wisdom, knowledge, and provision over your children and grandchildren. Take this opportunity to use your voice to bless the next generation.

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