Wednesday, December 11, 2019

From the Kitchen Table

Advent Day 7

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”  Fear not, you worm Jacob,
you men of Israel! I am the one who helps you, declares the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.  Behold, I make of you a threshing sledge, new, sharp, and having teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and crush them, and you shall make the hills like chaff; you shall winnow them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the tempest shall scatter them.  And you shall rejoice in the Lord; in the Holy One of Israel you shall glory       Isaiah 41:13-16

We know what God’s plans are by hearing what God’s promises are.  The plans of God are to make us the judge, not the jailed.  As we let Him take our right hand, He will lead us into a life that works.  He will help us replace what is wrong and wicked with what is right, real and rich.  He is our help!  That means that God will work through us and not just for us to accomplish His promises in us.  Rather than being jailed by our own foolishness, failures and faithlessness, God will make us judges of all that is right and wrong as we walk and work with Him in this life.  We must not only believe in Him we must believe Him.  And we shall rejoice in the Lord, in the Holy One of Israel you shall glory.  Jesus is that One!  That’s what He has come to do.

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