Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Part 6 ~ Chapter 45

Written with almost uncontainable excitement:

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning, new mercies I see...

(from the chorus of the hymn, Great is Thy Faithfulness)

and today is no exception! God never ceases to amaze me when I am still and seek His face; sit at His feet and stop to take a drink of the Living Water.

My cup runneth over this morning as I write, and as I bask in the Glory of our Lord.

After a horrible bout with the enemy, I am walking in victory and liberty this morning as I thank God for delivering me out of "my Egypt" and allowing me to see the truth in the circumstances in which I am!

All the details are just that... details at this point, and they don't really matter.

What matters is God Almighty has brought me out of slavery to the wicked ways of the world and has set me high upon a rock of revelation! I hope He is doing the same for you.

Have you tasted the honey and drank of the milk?

How refreshing is it to you, today, that God teaches us grand life lessons... using the very things satan has tried to use to defeat us?

When God gets through to you, teaching you these grand life lessons, I want you to "forget {those} former things. Do not dwell on the past" (Isaiah 43:18 {emphasis mine}).

"See, I am doing a new thing," says the Lord. "Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland" (Isaiah 43:19).

Friend, if you do not see it, I encourage you to sit at the feet of Jesus and lay all your burdens down. Cast them on Him! Tell Him your troubles. Relinquish your sorrows. Trade them in for the joy of the Lord!

He's got beauty for your ashes; strength for all the many fears you hide in your soul. He will pour the oil of gladness over your sweet head and your tears of mourning will be swept away in rivers of mercy and grace. He will robe you in a cloak of righteousness and you will sing eloquent praises... forgetting all that lies behind and looking towards the hope and the future He has planned for you.

Don't you want that? Don't you want the life of liberty God has destined you to experience?

I do!

Please forgive me for typing away this morning. I know I promised I'd try to keep these posts shorter so you can read chapters at a time and then come on the blog and discuss several chapters at a time without having to spend all day at the computer : ) .

I am just full of gladness this morning... in awe of all the things He has done. It's not that there's anything, earthly, out of the ordinary today. I'm still sick and my husband still does not have a job. Our finances are very limited and our one car sits out in the driveway (granted, I am extremely thankful that we have that one!).

I just had a REALLY good time reading Scripture this morning and was hopping all over the Bible soaking in the Word of God.

After some time in the desert, that's all you need. He is ALL I need when I'm surrounded by the throes of the enemy. ALL I NEED!

* I just realized that I'm singing Bethany Dillon's song, All I Need in my head. I just searched for the lyrics so I could show the reference, and lo and behold... it's my song today! In the second verse, she even says:

When the morning comes
And Your mercy is renewed
There's a fire in my bones
I'm not afraid to go alone
You're all I need

I couldn't have said it better!

It's rising up all around!

Can you feel it?

The anthem of the Lord's Renown!

Holy is the Lord, God, Almighty!

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