Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Isaiah 8-10 and Hebrews 8

Praising You for my parents…..
Praising You for my family…..
Praising You for Your wisdom in placing us in families to grow and change us.

Isaiah 8 The Holy can be either a Hiding Place or a Boulder blocking your way…
Isaiah 9 He'll take over the running of the world.His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness.His ruling authority will grow, and there'll be no limits to the wholeness he brings.
Isaiah 10 Does an ax take over from the one who swings it? Does a saw act more important than the sawyer?As if a shovel did its shoveling by using a ditch digger! As if a hammer used the carpenter to pound nails

So much in Isaiah this morning …..

Aslan on the move….
A Holy Spirit movement…..
People discouraged and down, feeling challenged and hopeless….distracted??

And us- as believers, followers of Christ simply and completely YOUR tools and all you ask is our availability…We can do nothing without YOUR power driving it, holding it, holding and guiding US and YOU ARE..…No limit to the wholeness, the freedom IF we believe that. What if we as believers believed THIS, believed it and came out of our own way of thinking into thinking YOURS…..You only ask us to be available....???

Hebrews 8 This time I'm writing out the plan in them, carving it on the lining of their hearts. I'll be their God, they'll be my people. They won't go to school to learn about me, or buy a book called God in Five Easy Lessons. They'll all get to know me firsthand, the little and the big, the small and the great. They'll get to know me by being kindly forgiven, with the slate of their sins forever wiped clean.By coming up with a new plan, a new covenant between God and his people, God put the old plan on the shelf. And there it stays, gathering dust.

The U- TURN though- no matter where we are- how old- how firmly we think we know…..the U TURN…the acknowledgement of being LOST of needing directions…HELP….and our always and only pointing them to the cross….

Our, as followers of Christ…His tools….waiting in the curve of the u-turn just outside the gate pointing them…encouraging them…loving them to Christ, to the cross…

Aslan on the move....
Aslan on the move….
A Holy Spirit movement…..
People discouraged and down, feeling challenged and hopeless….

Not on our own……not without His voice guiding us.....'LOVE them'.....

Available and listening….

Available and listening to and for YOUR voice…

Loving them to Jesus…
Being so loved and forgiven ourselves…
Our hearts soft and broken….
And yet healed….

And in the healing we have heard and in the hearing we listen and in the listening we obey….

What if ???
Psalm 46:10 Be still and know You are God……


Jada's Gigi said...

There is no limit to the wholeness...the freedom...How free is free? He led capitivity captive...Dare we believe it??

lex said...

whew, Aslan on the move can be a bit frightening! but always good. always good. i keep telling myself it is all for good. the chaos that Aslan creates in His wake feels like too much sometimes...and just when you think it's over here He comes again.

thanks for your post:)good to hear today.

curious servant said...

Your posts are so thoughtful and poetic.

Thank you.

Darlene said...

I agree with curious servant. I really felt this line,

"Loving them to Jesus…
Being so loved and forgiven ourselves…"

Loving is magnetic, and so much wiser than a push.

Bruce said...

Available and listening. That is the difficulty we have in our relationship with Him who created us and sustains us. He speaks to us in many different ways, one of which is through blogs like this one. Thank you for sharing, always a joy.


kpjara said...

I too agree with "curious servant"...though-filled posts! I look forward to going back through the year(s) and reading more!

Thanks for visiting me BTW!