Just a quick and simple word this morning.
All is not lost IF today, you, me, we will turn from our way TO His way.
Isaiah 1:18 Complete Jewish Bible
18 “Come now,” says Adonai, “let’s talk this over together. Even if your sins are like scarlet, they will be white as snow;
even if they are red as crimson, they will be like wool. source
1 John 1:9 Amplified Bible
9 If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose]. source
You know how when you have lived with your spouse for some years and you have invested yourselves in each other; you are familiar?
So much so when he is in the outfield and you came late to the stands, you know it is him out there. You can’t see the lines of his face; you can’t make out his chin but you know that’s him. Even from a distance, a long-distance facing his back, you just know. That’s him.
Why — you could even pick him out from a line up seeing only his hands or feet. That’s how well you know him.
And why is that? Why do you know him so well?
That’s easy. Years of togetherness have taught you.
GOD wants us to know Him even better than this.
He wants us to recognize His hands, His path, His face, and His heart.
It’s important, don’t you think, that we can say of HIM, I recognize that Hand. I know this Path. This Direction is surely His. Even when we are looking through a glass darkly we must know that’s HIM.
How do we do this?
Years of Togetherness.
Conversation. Investment. LOVE.
ALL relationships require it.
And NO relationship is more needed or more complete than the one we have with Father GOD.
So how close do you have to be before you can say, That’s HIM!
Isaiah 1:18-31 Complete Jewish Bible
18 “Come now,” says Adonai,
“let’s talk this over together.
Even if your sins are like scarlet,
they will be white as snow;
even if they are red as crimson,
they will be like wool.
19 If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the good of the land;
20 but if you refuse and rebel,
you will be eaten by the sword”;
for the mouth of Adonai has spoken. source
As I begin to type this piece we are hours away from an unveiling.
Many prophesies have been given and very soon we will behold with our eyes if those prophesies were the words of man or the Word of GOD.
Some have said whatever happens is GOD’s will.
I’m not on board with that.
I have seen the time when GOD in His wisdom allowed man to have what he/she thought they wanted — that doesn’t mean it is His will.
So let’s not lay the blame at His feet if today goes as man has been scheming for decades.
It is never GOD’s will (desire) for evil to triumph even for a season.
So why does He allow it?
Wisdom we most often presently are unable to comprehend.
Will GOD yet get glory from whatever comes today?
For sure He will.
Will He redeem and make good for His children whatever shameful and godless acts occur today?
Absolutely He will. However, it may take a while and we best hang with Him for the long haul.
So, today and days to come will be proving ground for us – let’s not fail our Father or each other.
This I know without prayer and Scripture I will surely fail.
How about you?
Father, I sure hope those guys are right but if they are not YOU are still MY GOD and my Saviour. Hallelujah and Amen.
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NKJV)
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. source
2 Peter 3:9 (NKJV)
9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. source
Day 30 of The Giving of Thanks
Well, this is the last post of The Giving of Thanks — not that we won’t be giving thanks.
As I type this for posting, it’s a rainy Sunday. I often like rainy days. Especially cool rainy days. They are lovely for snuggling inside with warm, soft, and cuddly blankets, good books, good movies, yummy food, and faithful love.
As we move into December, let us continue to give thanks and let us prepare to celebrate the MOST FAITHFUL LOVE ever born – JESUS the CHRIST.
Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV) 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. source
Day 10 of The Giving of Thanks
That even when the path before us is strewn and covered with debris, GOD is always with us.
Isaiah 30:21 (NKJV) 21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left. source
Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. source