Day: November 9, 2012

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Rauschelesee vom Plöschenberg aus fotografiert by Florian Fuchs

Good morning, beloved,

Well, my last round of tests is complete. Oh, I am so thankful that is over! I gained a new appreciation for ears, our balance system and how intricately God planned our bodies. The audiologist who worked with me was passionate about her field. It was cute. She was so excited to see a case like me, and talk with me about it. In a way, it was therapeutic for both of us. :) The tests gave them all the information they need to proceed with the surgery. Now my prayer is that I can have the craniotomy done this month. Will you join me in praying for that?

When I opened Bible gateway today, I saw the verse of the day and thought, yes, that is wonderful but I can’t write anything about that. Yet, the Lord kept drawing me back and back. So here I sit…

“Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool.”Isaiah 1:18 AMP

Oh Praise the ONE who paid my debt! And raised this life up from the dead! Praise Him! Lead on, Lord. You are the magnificent One. You are the One. The conqueror of death, the sacrificial One, praise You Lord Jesus! You are the renown.

Jesus. His name, o friends, has the power. Has the glory. Grasp it. Hold tight.

The Lord God has eternally entered a discussion with us. He welcomes us into His kingdom, He welcomes us and leads us to repentance and purity. My sins are like scarlet. The word scarlet actually means : properly, the insect ‘coccus ilicis’, the dried body of the female yielding colouring matter from which is made the dye used for cloth to colour it scarlet or crimson.  What a picture, our sins, God says, are red, the color everything but entering into a relationship with the Lord brings…

Snowed trees on mount Brocken, Harz, Germany by Andreas Tille

White as snow: to make white, become white, purify…the Lord can make you pure. There is not one sin you have committed that God cannot purify and make clean. The whitest white, the purest…that is you with…the Lord’s cleansing flow.

We get lost in the whispers of the liar. God can’t forgive that. Whispers tailored specifically for you. We don’t even realize the lies until they are buzzing around us like flies. Pestering. Poking. Getting us to believe…bottom line, we are not forgiven. It is not true.

Hear the truth…

Wool by florival fr

White as wool…whiteness…a picture..the Lord wants you to see His forgiveness is real. You are forgiven. Claim it, hold it. Receive it.

Ephesians 1:

[So that we might be] to the praise and the commendation of His glorious grace (favor and mercy), which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the richesand the generosity of His gracious favor,

Which He lavished upon us in every kind of wisdom and understanding (practical insight and prudence),

It was Jesus’ blood that gave us deliverance…it was His stain, His crimson, His scarlet that gave humanity the greatest gift.

So when Satan whispers in our ears, remember this…His glorious grace, so freely bestowed on us…Tell that liar..I have grace, I have redemption, deliverance, salvation…flee from me.

Pray on. Pray on.