Send Me!

Now if you obey me fully  and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession.  Exodus 19:5 A prayer to act when directed by God Dear God, I used to think that my faith was solely a personal, spiritual pursuit.  But I keep hearing the word “obey.”  I admit that obeying isn’tContinue reading “Send Me!”

A Promised Return

The desert and the parched land will be glad;the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God. Isaiah 35:1-2Continue reading “A Promised Return”

A Tug-o-War

“Come now, let us settle the matter,”    says the Lord.“Though your sins are like scarlet,    they shall be as white as snow;though they are red as crimson,    they shall be like wool.19 If you are willing and obedient,    you will eat the good things of the land;20 but if you resist and rebel,    you will be devoured by the sword.”For the mouth ofContinue reading “A Tug-o-War”

Always With Us

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;     I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters,     I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers,     they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire,     you will not be burned;     the flames will not setContinue reading “Always With Us”

His Lifeline of Love

In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord your Redeemer. “To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So now I have sworn not to beContinue reading “His Lifeline of Love”

His Promised Freedom

“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;     I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you     to be a covenant for the people     and a light for the Gentiles,  to open eyes that are blind,     to free captives from prison     and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness. Isaiah 42:6-7 InContinue reading “His Promised Freedom”

The Addition of Peace

The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears     from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace     from all the earth. The Lord has spoken. Isaiah 25:8 As I write this, we are only a few weeks away from Christmas.  Around this time, we frequently see the phrase, “Peace on Earth!”  But like so many popularized snippets in the Bible theContinue reading “The Addition of Peace”

Grip The Promised Path

And a highway will be there;     it will be called the Way of Holiness;     it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it;     wicked fools will not go about on it. No lion will be there,     nor any ravenous beast;     they will not be found there. But only the redeemed willContinue reading “Grip The Promised Path”

A Promised Foundation

The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high;     he will fill Zion with his justice and righteousness. He will be the sure foundation for your times,     a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;     the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:5-6 I don’t know about you but I sure can use some stability this year.  AsContinue reading “A Promised Foundation”

His Promises Are A Covenant

The path of the righteous is level; you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth.” Isaiah 26:7 My BSGs (Bible Study girls) are currently doing an advent study.  In it we are reminded of the many promises of God through Jesus Christ.  These are the promises that so many Christians are most familiar – hope,Continue reading “His Promises Are A Covenant”