People showed up… some ran, another rucked.
So, I am not good about consistently reading my Bible. I find I have to find something that causes me to dig in… something that sparks intrigue and causes me to chase the rabbit down the hole and wherever it takes me. So, I went online to see if there was something that would jump out at me, something that God would lead me to that would be encouraging.
Isaiah 40:31 and Isaiah 41:10 is what came up. But I thought to take it and dig in around it.
So, Isaiah 40 is all about how great God is and what He is planning to do, sending us His Son.
12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
and marked off the heavens with a span,
enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure
and weighed the mountains in scales
and the hills in a balance?
13 Who has measured (or directed) the Spirit of the Lord,
or what man shows him his counsel?
14 Whom did he consult,
and who made him understand?
Who taught him the path of justice,
and taught him knowledge,
and showed him the way of understanding?
21 Do you not know? Do you not hear?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,
and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;
23 who brings princes to nothing,
and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.
You could read this and think that it’s like we are God’s insect farm… one he created. But we are so much more.
We started studying Daniel in church on Sundays. Summarizing a big point of yesterday’s sermon… Nebuchadnezzar had a dream and was going to kill all his advisers because they couldn’t tell him what his dream was and the meaning. He knew the Chaldeans could make up a meaning to his dream, and make it sound legit, but they couldn’t tell him what his dream was. Their gods weren’t real. They even told the king in Daniel 2:11
11 The thing that the king asks is difficult, and no one can show it to the king except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.
See, our God does dwell among us and not only that he actually cares for us. My daughter now replies “love you more” when I tell her “I love her” or reply to her saying it “Love you too”. I tell her there’s no way she can love me more. She has no idea. I feel like it’s that way with God. He loves us so much, more than we could ever know.
In chapter 41 of Isaiah continues with God’s greatness until around verses 9 and 10.
…I have chosen you and not cast you off”;
10 fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
13 For I, the Lord your God,
hold your right hand;
it is I who say to you, “Fear not,
I am the one who helps you.”
It’s just so amazing, and blows me away, how great God is and how much He cares for us. Like Daniel… he didn’t have the dream or interpretation when he went into Nebuchadnezzar. He and his friends had brought this thing to God and Daniel just knew God was more than capable to give it to him.
So, whatever you have need of… bring it to God. He is more than capable of anything you could ever ask and it always working on things for your favor because he cares so much.
– Striper’s Brother
– Sarlaac and his Family
– Sargento’s skin biopsy
– PT Test at the Gashouse – this Saturday at 7am
– Adopt a Highway Clean up after the PT Test – parking at Lineberger Park