Book of Isaiah
Good morning, beloved,
So good to be in His presence this morning, to look out on our fresh snow, remembering:
The Lord says,
“Come, let us ·talk about these things [reason together; or settle this matter; or consider your options].
Though your sins are like scarlet [C stained with blood; vv. 15, 21],
they can be as white as snow.
Though your sins are ·deep red [L red as crimson/purple],
they can be white like wool. (Isaiah 1:18 EXB)
I’m so thankful that God is in the business of redeeming, restoring us.
This morning is a powerful reminder of these truths. Our house, which has struggled with heating issues, will be given an entirely new heating system. They will begin the work, most likely, on Monday. So, yes, we need to cope with the cold until then, but, my children and husband seem to be immune to the chilly atmosphere. I add layers, they walk out in t-shirts and shorts.
Today, I was able to cancel my injections for my neck. I pushed back the appointment. Wow. So thankful. I’ve been doing so well. SO grateful. So thankful.
“When I pray, coincidences happen, when I don’t, they don’t.” William Temple
Found this website today through looking for Ann Voskamp’s Joy Dare.
I’m printing that out today. How about you?
A grace borrowed, found, inherited (Ann Voskamp, Joy Dare):
136.11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I ·stopped [set aside] those childish ways. (1 Corinthians 13 EXB) My parents raised me to believe, however I was on borrowed grace. I’m very thankful that my parents gave me a heritage of faith. Maybe you did not grow up with this, but who shared grace with you? How did you learn of grace?
137. Thank you, Lord, that I found Your grace found me.
138. 12 We do not want you to become ·lazy [sluggish; C in contrast to diligent; v. 11]. Be ·like [L imitators of] those who through faith and ·patience [endurance] will ·receive [inherit] what God has promised. Hebrews 6 EXB
Thank You, Lord.
Pray on. Pray on.
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…
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…
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…
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.
6 [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.
7 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,
8 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.
- How to Get Guilt-Free (christianmotivations.weebly.com)
- Prayer Points. Mountain Of Fire And Miracles Ministries. Power Must Change Hands Prayer Programme “Crushing Stubborn Obstacles” (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- Lord, I Need You (elimrenewalforawomansheart.wordpress.com)