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Praying the Daily Examen Poster. He is omnipresent and He longs to connect with you. This is just beautiful. I raised three kids into adulthood and spent many moments holding back a forehead in the midst of vomiting. Thank you for this beautiful reminder.
Tina, The Lord has been opening the eyes of my understanding to what happens in the spirit realm when be go about our bodily, daily functions. So even in clean vomit, the spirit is present and active. This revelation has been so jarring. It has really shifted my perspective on so many things. Vomit in the bed at 1 AM? Been there, done that. Thank you for pointing us toward our Savior with your writing!
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This type of seeing enables me to do my work, including late night throw ups, with grace. Thanks so much for this post — I sometimes need a remind that God is all around us — even in the midst of sickness. Visiting from Dancing with Jesus. This is such an beautiful example of abandonment to the Lord! Oh, I admire you so much in this, this surely encourages me to surrender all to God!
Here’s My Heart, Here’s My Hand
Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. You go to [www. We email first thing in the morning, or you download the app on your smartphone you look at the second you wake up, right after you looked at it the second before you went to bed. It's an app that is right there for you to hit and for there to be a section of Scripture for you to read and somebody's very short contemplation about what that text might mean, some application questions, a place right there to ask questions about it. We're in the middle of the book of Isaiah right now.
Isaiah, chapter 1, has some amazing passages in it that are very relevant to what we don't want to do here, who we don't want to be as his people. Let's take a look at it together. Isaiah is talking to a group of people who had the opportunity to be intimately acquainted with God, and who were drifting because they had gotten caught up in dead old-time religion.
God is not interested in man's works as if they could stand on their own. God is interested in a relationship. When you're in a relationship, you work on that relationship. When you're in a relationship, you do what you can do to draw closer to those who you are in a relationship with. You don't just mechanically buy a Valentine in February or mechanically show up at a certain meal on holidays. Those are bad relationships. God wants a daily abiding relationship that's filled with joy and laughter.
Verse 11 is where we're going to pick it up. This is where God is trying to reset the deck with his people.
When you come to appear before me, who requires of you this trampling of my courts? Bring your worthless offerings no longer, incense is an abomination to me. New moon and sabbath, the calling of assemblies—I cannot endure iniquity and the solemn assembly. So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen.
Your hands are covered with blood. Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from my sight. Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.
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Everything you have, I have given you, and they're not yours. You are stewards of them. Use them in a way that would bring glory to me and blessing to others. Watch what you feed your heart. Don't follow your heart; feed your heart things that are true, because it's going to be constantly pulling you in a bad direction to begin with. It needs to be redirected. As your heart is redirected, as you feed yourself things that are true, use your hands to follow the truth you fed it. God doesn't want us to show up here on Sunday morning in and of itself. He wants us to be here together so we can be reminded that, "Better is one day in his courts than thousands in the presence, in the heart of, at the king's table, of the wicked.
That's what we want to do this morning. We don't want to just rush through an amazing three weeks of study of Scripture we've done corporately. He doesn't want us to rush through Isaiah so we can say, "I read The Journey today. He wants us to interact with him. First of all, you might say, "Todd, I don't know how to change my heart. The way he makes you new is you come to him and say, "I don't like the way I am, Lord. I need you to do a new work in me. I need you to replace the spirit of rebellion and self-love with a spirit of truth, a spirit of humility, a spirit of Christ.
I don't know why you would do that, because I deserve judgment.
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I've screwed up every relationship I've been in. I've even said I've known you, and I haven't walked according to your ways. Let me lead you. Blessed are the poor in spirit. This morning what we want to do is give you a chance to talk to God, to listen to God, to reflect on his Word, and to beg him to inform your heart.
In Isaiah, chapter 2, if you'll just flip over there with me, there's another little section I want to look at and read with you this morning, because it really directs us and tells us the kinds of things we want to focus on even as we get to do this in just a moment together. I'm going to give a number of folks in here a chance to be in a place that's even more appropriate for them, but for many of us it's going to be right here, just going over these things.
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We'll start right there at the top. So even though it looks like God is not going to turn this thing around, even though it looks like God is not going to win, that godlessness and rebellion are going to win, just know this… Isaiah is saying, "Don't be disheartened. I'm going to show you what your job is, but just know God will do his job. Our job is just to participate with him in every way he wants, including suffering while evil has its moment.
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And many peoples will come and say, 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us concerning his ways and that we may walk in his paths. Don't just think Pakistan and India. You need to think of the tribe of people who are the people of God, every tribe and every tongue, and the people who are part of the spirit of the age.
There are certain people who think right now what you need to follow is your own will, your own way, your own heart. There are other people who say, "The heart is desperately sick and deceitful above all else," and who seek to have God feed it with truth. He'll judge between those people. It's going to happen. There is going to be a day when peace will come, and that peace will come when folks have had a fill enough of their own ways.
Peace will come into your life this morning when you have a fill of enough of your own ways. Here is the reality about people. Until it hurts more to stay the same than it does to change, most people never change. America won't change until it hurts us, probably financially, maybe in terms of physical peace, certainly in terms of physical provision. If it doesn't hurt us to mock God as relates to the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman and there's no-fault breaking of covenant, why not say, "There's really no need for it even to be a man and a woman.
Life doesn't really matter. Is there anybody who knows a different way? Loving them, encouraging them, telling them, reminding them, "Here's a better way. Not better than others, but people who, by God's grace, have seen earlier than others that God's way is good. There is going to be a day when the whole world sees that. By the way, if you go to New York City and you go to the United Nations, you will find Isaiah, chapter 2, verse 4 inscribed on it.
Do you know that? Now listen, when nations of sinners try and get along, they don't get along. But when the nations return to Jesus, the Prince of Peace, and honor him as King, and all of us humbly live with him as our Father, then we will not war with one another. That's what that verse means. How are you doing? Is there peace in your home? I'm going to say if there's not peace in your home, in your marriage, with your kids, it's going to be because you yourself have not decided, "This house will serve the Lord. Let us walk in the light of the Lord. That really is what we want to do this morning, just remind ourselves that's where life can be found.