What a journey this year has been as I travel through the book of Isaiah. Never before have I had the Word of God jump off the pages and speak so loudly to me. I have seen and heard these Words speak out about where we have come as a people – as believers – as a nation. And it saddens my heart.
For the last couple of days, I have walked through Isaiah 42. We have got ourselves stuck in muck and it gets deeper each day.
The Jewish New Year has started – 5780. It is the beginning of centering on the power of words. Did you know that the Word of God is the very force of creation itself? Yep! You can simply reference it back to Genesis 1 and John 1 – you can start from these two chapters.
But for today, I want to encourage you to hear and heed – to see how far we have come as a nation – as a people of God.
I read from Isaiah 42:18-22 this morning and the words “hear and heed” pulled on the strings of my heart. There are so many feelings active in my body. Beginning with the church, we have not been listening to the Words of God. We have become blind and deaf to the ways of the Father – the Holy One.
My thought for today:
Who will listen? Who will hear and give heed in the times to come?
There are so many words that I could share, but if I shared them, I would be getting ahead of God! But I do want to encourage you to stop and be willing to hear and give heed to the times that we are living in and also to the times that are just around the corner.
Prepare your hearts for the coming year – 2020. I find it interesting that the numbers in the Jewish New Year – 5780 – add up to 20.
Father God, Our hearts are in a mess. There is so much destruction that surrounds us. Prepare our hearts for what is up ahead of us. Will we know how to walk through the times that are to come? Help us, Lord. We desperately need you now. May we become blind and deaf to the confusion that surrounds us in order that we may hear and see and give heed to your voice. I love you, Lord. I ask this in Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
My Song: Lord, I just wanna hear your voice. May we want to hear the sound of your voice.