Friday, 19 February 2010

iPray: Day 19

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Because He speaks to us too

Sometimes we search high and low, far and wide, seeking a word from the Lord. We get upset because He is 'silent' and we forget that He has spoken so importantly through His word. Get your Bible out and embrace it, tell God thank you for the words of power it contains. Ask God for the grace and strength to live by it, that it be not a book but our life's treasure.

This chapter has been coming back again and again, prayerfully meditate on the words and hear your Father's voice
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But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel:"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.

I will say to the north, 'Give them up!'and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made." Lead out those who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf. All the nations gather together and the peoples assemble. Which of them foretold this and proclaimed to us the former things? Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right, so that others may hear and say, "It is true."

"You are my witnesses," declares the LORD,"and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed— I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "that I am God.

Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?" your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "For your sake I will send to Babylon and bring down as fugitives all the Babylonians, in the ships in which they took pride. I am the LORD, your Holy One, Israel's Creator, your King."

This is what the LORD says—
he who made a way through the sea,
a path through the mighty waters,

who drew out the chariots and horses,
the army and reinforcements together,
and they lay there, never to rise again,
extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:

"Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.

See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland.



"Yet you have not called upon me, O Jacob, you have not wearied yourselves for me, O Israel. You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings, nor honored me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with grain offerings nor wearied you with demands for incense. You have not bought any fragrant calamus for me, or lavished on me the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins and wearied me with your offenses. . "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; and state the case for your innocence. Your first father sinned; your spokesmen rebelled against me. So I will disgrace the dignitaries of your temple, and I will consign Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn.

Isaiah 43

The most important thing God has ever said to me is "I will never leave you", for an insecure, awkward girl, that meant a lot. It still means a lot. Lord, I love you! I pray to obtain the promises at the early part of the chapter and learn from Judah's mistakes at the end. I will not rebel against your plan O Lord, be thou my help.

6 comments:

Remi, United Kingdom said...

AMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!

oh and Firrrrsss! yeeeah!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

I didn't finish that ... firrrrsssst! lol

Tiera said...

yes Lord, lead us to and through your word!

jhazmyn said...

Thank you for the words "I AM YOUR QUALIFIER"....and your words "HAVE I EVER FAILED YET?".

Your Words are life Lord and even in your silence...i am assured that i am still your own

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Thank You Lord for being my way maker. Thank You Lord for the journies. Thank You Lord for the people You have sent to encourage me along the way. Thank You Lord for Your word. And most importantly thank You Lord for Your love, even when one thinks you've abandoned them, you are alsways so quick to remind them, You are still and will forever be by their side. Indeed I am a living testimony of that Fact and Truth. Thank You Lord for loving me and believer and every one out there. Thank you Lord for simply being You.

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Side Note ::
If believer didn't say it, you wouldn't think she is awkward. She is sort of shy thats all. Honestly I know this young lady and she has now become one of my four sisters (You could so see that we sort of look like each other :), with the exception that she's the pretier version of me naturally :).

Thank You Lord for sisters.

Believer said...

@Remi: Skinny latte, here we go

@LOASCM: Aww, big hugs

Daddy, thank you for your word. Your word speaks life to dead situations, peace into our hearts, it admonishes and corrects us, a staff that pulls us back to the right track. Help us to be willing to obey your word, you said if we are willing and obedient we will eat the best of the land. Dear Lord God, I bless and magnify your name. I give you all the praise, thank you for being with me, thank you for being the Ever-Present God, thank you for being you. Thank you for seeing us through and I say Amen, so be it to your word concerning our lives in Jesus name.