ISAIAH


43:1-27

Sometimes it may seem as though God is never going to come through for you but know this He is faithful.  He has not forgotten you or your circumstances; they are not insignificant or are you to our Heaven Father.   I am very frightened at how we trust and hold on to the words of mere man; yet it is almost inconceivable for us to take the creator at His word :/

Here is a remedy for our unbelief, God’s word. 🙂  

1 But now, this is what the Lord says—
    he who created you, Jacob,
    he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
    Cush[a] and Seba in your stead.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
    and because I love you,
I will give people in exchange for you,
    nations in exchange for your life.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
    I will bring your children from the east
    and gather you from the west.
I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
    and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring my sons from afar
    and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
everyone who is called by my name,
    whom I created for my glory,
    whom I formed and made.”

Lead out those who have eyes but are blind,
    who have ears but are deaf.
All the nations gather together
    and the peoples assemble.
Which of their gods foretold this
    and proclaimed to us the former things?
Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right,
    so that others may hear and say, “It is true.”
10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
    “and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
    and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
    nor will there be one after me.
11 I, even I, am the Lord,
    and apart from me there is no savior.
12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—
    I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I am God.
13     Yes, and from ancient days I am he.
No one can deliver out of my hand.
    When I act, who can reverse it?”

14 This is what the Lord says—
    your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“For your sake I will send to Babylon
    and bring down as fugitives all the Babylonians,[b]
    in the ships in which they took pride.
15 I am the Lord, your Holy One,
    Israel’s Creator, your King.”

16 This is what the Lord says—
    he who made a way through the sea,
    a path through the mighty waters,
17 who drew out the chariots and horses,
    the army and reinforcements together,
and they lay there, never to rise again,
    extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
18 “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.
20 The wild animals honor me,
    the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21     the people I formed for myself
    that they may proclaim my praise.

22 “Yet you have not called on me, Jacob,
    you have not wearied yourselves for[c] me, Israel.
23 You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings,
    nor honored me with your sacrifices.
I have not burdened you with grain offerings
    nor wearied you with demands for incense.
24 You have not bought any fragrant calamus for me,
    or lavished on me the fat of your sacrifices.
But you have burdened me with your sins
    and wearied me with your offenses.

25 “I, even I, am he who blots out
    your transgressions, for my own sake,
    and remembers your sins no more.
26 Review the past for me,
    let us argue the matter together;
    state the case for your innocence.
27 Your first father sinned;
    those I sent to teach you rebelled against me.

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W.W.J.D. – (What would Jesus do?)


WWJD 2Friends! Howdy,

I have been so busy with school assignments and work! work! work!

Lately, I have felt anxious about my life.  You know, asking questions such as where am I heading, is this where I want to go, how will I ever be able to achieve  certain things in life, will I ever get married or have children, do I even want to get married and I could go on.   W e all know that when anxiety sets in, that means we have been entertain thoughts from our number one enemy and no, it’s not your sister, that mean classmate or that envious colleague.  It’s Satan, the devil and his demons.

Then the abbreviation W.W.J.D. came to me and I froze.  I really could not think of anything that Jesus would do.  The scripture that says, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matt. 6:34, came to my mind first but I was not comforted by it.  When Jesus was on earth as man and He was being tempted in the wilderness, His weapon was the scriptures.  He used the scriptures to extinguished the fiery darts of Satan.   Remembering this comforted me because I was reminded that Jesus Christ understands what I am going through and He has left examples of how I should handle these situation and struggles.  Use the scriptures and spend a lot of time communicating, listening and being obedient to God.

Those cute bracelets we wear with WWJD are not only for style but they are to remind us to look to Christ Jesus in every situations or struggles in our lives.  So, when we are struggling with certain decision, some I have listed below, we should ask what would Jesus do in this situation.   How would He handle this?  Be real with God, be honest!  He is not here to condemn us.

WWJD if His fleshly desire was on over drive?

WWJD if He was making out with His girl and things were getting way to hot sexually?

WWJD if He was being pressured by peers to leave the church for a while and go get a child; God will forgive you, you are not getting any younger?

WWJD if he had no money and he is hungry?  Would He steal and kill?

WWJD if He had a wife and He was tempted to cheat on her?

WWJD on a date?  How far would be too far for Jesus?

WWJD if His employer was, disrespectful, manipulating and arrogant?

WWJD if He got someone pregnant but He was not ready for a child and the responsibility that comes with having a child?  Would He recommend the woman to abort the child?

WWJD if He was having sexual feelings for a male?

WWJD if He felt depressed and hopeless.  Would He attempt to cut Himself or commit suicide?

A lot of us we wear the bracelets with WWJD but when we are placed in situations that we really need to stop and think what would Jesus do, we totally forget or disregard the Holy Spirit’s prompting.  I believe this is how God would want us to live our lives; to everyday and in every situation ask Him what He wants us to do.  We are to be imitators of Christ Jesus, so it is totally fitting to ask WHAT WOULD JESUS DO (W.W.J.D.) 

I don’t know what your situations or struggles are but I would recommend that you find out WWJD before you make another move.   The scriptures are His instructions of what He wants us to do and how He wants us to live.  Let us not live by our emotions but by the word of God.

Love you all in Christ Jesus.