TWISTED

IDOK DEVOTION FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2009

I am drawing again this morning, from the well of others for our devotion, that is.
Yesterday morning was early to leave home, then home for a bit, and then gone again.
I’m not complaining, you understand; just explaining.
And this morning is early again as I am blessed to chaperon a field trip for a certain dark-haired 7-year-old beauty –  we are going to Fairhope for a play.

So from Breaking free Day By Day by Beth Moore, look with me at what she says for our devotion today:
Those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength.  Isaiah 40:31.

Sometimes I get tired of fighting the good fight, don’t you?  How can we muster the energy to hang in there and keep fighting for our liberty?  Even the youth grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall.  So what’s a soul to do?

The Hebrew word for “trust” in the verse above means “to bind together (by twisting) . . . to be gathered together, to be joined.”  If we want to keep a renewed strength to face our daily challenges or to regain a strength that has faded, God’s Word tells us to draw so close to the presence of God that we’re practically twisted to Him!
Let’s look at the entire verse Beth cited:

31 but those who trust in the LORD
    will renew their strength;
    they will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary;
    they will walk and not faint.

Amen!  Would this devotion hang with you if I asked the question: does this mean it’s okay for us to be ‘twisted sisters’?
Not even funny, huh?  Be careful google-ing ‘twisted sister’ if you do. 
🙂
As I post this it is 79°F and haze in Baghdad, IQ (Airport) and the time is 2:27 PM AST on November 5, 2009.

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