“Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.” Lamentations 4 v8
True sorrow is visualizing the reality of price of knowing to do good and not doing it.
Lord, today, let us understand your ways. Let us respect the priests/preachers, all those of your calling. Bring to them as well the place of your calling in a renewed way as needed to guide your church and our nation to a place of strong reverence for you.
“Thou, O Lord, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation. Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time? Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned; renew our days of old.”
Let the blood of our circulation be renewed as a renewed spirit of you in our hearts. We bless you this day, O Lord. We come to your throne of grace in boldness, but with the humility of the joy of walking with you, forgive us this day and help us Lord with a renewed spirit of forgiving others. Let us stand when we need to stand. Amen
“And they departed from before Pi-hahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days journey in the wilderness of Etham, and pitched in Marah.” Numbers 33 v8
The Journey. Gods guidance is immanent to our arrival. He knows just how much to fill the cup of life. We pass through the waters sometimes but he holds the balance of circumstances as all things work to the good of those that love him. With his guidance our help to one another comes, sometimes even like the “voice of one crying in the wilderness” to bear witness of the one more powerful than us, “the voice of truth“, Jesus.
Lord, let our walk and our relationship to you start with repentance, and strengthen our faith daily as we go through this journey. Let us be very, very, thankful for what you have already done and give us the strength to trust in you every day. Amen
“When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:” Luke 11 v21
To trust God. As we keep our own abilities intact, there are at times life that seems stronger than we are which comes as one stronger than us. As we stand with the Lord on our side, by rights of the right spirit within us, he will keep us.
Lord, help me today to stand where I need to stand and to treat others accordingly. By your grace we are loving to love in the name of Christ Jesus, your name. Amen.
“But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.” Luke 11 v28
Many blessing’s come in life, including life itself, yet it is even more blessed when we “hear the word of God, and keep it.” It is not of us hearing so much in a way we just understand a rule, but hearing in a way we understand the rule that keeps us. When we are weak he is strong. God is always at work around us.
Lord, bless all those who are looking to you today as I know you will and you do. Lord, let us understand as you speak to us through your word the ways of keeping it to honor you. May you be lifted up from the inside of our cup as it overflows of you love and understanding, not of the outside of the cup which is only the vessel to which holds the inside. Amen
“Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field: and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beast in the grass of the earth:” Daniel 4 v24
Shall we return to where we first started? At times it is so. To be so simple is sometimes to dismiss what the Lord is doing because in our simpleness we become almost arrogant.
The Lord reduces to the stump and that remains while the humanity is adjusted. Often times it is written, “return to our first Love” meaning to find that place of renewed repentance with all the things or issues that have crept in.
“enjoy the journey, where we are right now, we won’t be here long” 🙂
May the Lord help us this day in our walk with him. May we experience his grace and mercy today in a way that exalts him in our lives and draws us closer to him. Amen
“He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me into pieces: he hath made me desolate.” Lamentations 3 v11
God has shown me, his ways are not my ways and opened up to me the parts in which do no work for me or him, and in my own ways depending on my own self I find myself empty.
as we read on…
“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. … For the Lord will not cast off for ever:”
What seems bad to us is not always bad, and what seems good to us often is not good. God’s spiritual guidance in his ways…”will definitely get us where we want to be!!!”
May you be blessed today in the Lord, irregardless of what is going on around us. Lord, help us as we are over-comers by your spirit, today to bless others in your name, Amen.
“Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;” Psalm 33 v17
Thank you Lord, for all that you have done for me. The Lord God watches over those who show reverence and respect to him. Even beyond his grace reaches with open arms to the invitation of knowing him and his mercies. Our faith abides in him.
Dear Lord, thank you for your mercy and the grace of the cross. Thank you Lord that you know more than me what lay ahead in the day. Bless and praise you Lord from a thought of humility. Amen