June 19, 2019
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and they who dwell in it will die in like manner; but my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will never be dismayed. Isaiah 51:6 (ESV)
Once again, everyone did right in their own sight… I don’t think that I would have liked to have been one of these women.
I am called by the Name of the Lord. I am His! There is not one element on this earth that I need be concerned about because my Lord is with me. Thank You that no matter where on this earth I am, You bring me to You. When I was newly Born-Again in 1974, this was the first word the Lord gave me:
Isaiah 43:10 (ESV)
43:10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.
I thank You Lord that sea and land cannot stop me for You make a way to You for me. The animals are aware of the provision our God makes. I often think about how my dogs know how to get what they need or want by the way they look or speak and how we make sure they are not left without water or food or cleaning them, etc. Thank You Lord that You don’t remember the sins in my life that used to weary You. Thank You that I can come before with my argument and You will show me Your path of righteousness!
I believe the Lord was impressed with the widow because her action showed she had the utmost faith in the Lord to provide all she needed even if she gave all her money away. The first thing to do when the Lord’s return is eminent is to pay attention with alertness so that I am never led astray. Endurance in this life, standing for our Lord, no matter what, gains a person eternal life. When Jerusalem is surrounded by armies, its earthly desolation is near. Many signs and wonder will appear which is simple now with technology everywhere. We are moving forward to 5g which means even those households in remote places that couldn’t get internet will now be able because of satellites. If it is not scripturally and Spirit lined up, it is and will not be God. We are very much warned to not get caught up in the traps of life that pull us away from the Lord.
33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
Keep awake with praying! There is a time to be with people and a time to be quietly alone and with the Lord.
Meditate & Apply: Doing right in one’s own sight is really doing something blindly for it is the Lord who gives true sight to know truth. Why should I ever fear anything since my God cares so much for me and is always with me? His Word is always yes and amen and will never change or be removed. The Lord says to bring my argument and I can but the reality is that it will always be a teaching time for me. I wearied You enough in my younger days and no longer find that good in any way. I am so glad You remember my sin no more and see me as You see Yeshua on my behalf! I don’t ever have to worry about not having what I need for my God is my need meeter and way maker! Stand and when I have done all to stand, stand! Focus on the Lord. Ministers should never be expected to be there 24/7 for people. If we do not fill up in the Presence of God, we have nothing to give.
Yes. Doing right in MY OWN SIGHT, sets my self above the Lord and His commandments. I cannot say I love God if I prefer to do my own thing according to my own rules. This is what caused me to seek the Lord in the first place. You cannot humanly make relationships work unless you give up everything and then it's not a relationship. God asks for an exchange where I don't have to worry about the cares of this world. I get so much in return for exercising faith in Him. Thank You, Jesus!