The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the wear. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. Isaiah (50:4)
I had to pause in my reading of the book of Isaiah, and capture my thoughts of praise on two verses that spoke to me. Early mornings have always been "my" time; a time in which I want to start my day off praising the Lord and thanking Him for all of His blessings in my life. It is the time I set aside to read my bible and devotionals, and stay in touch with my friends and family via e-mail.
This year has started out as a truly amazing year for me as I have found an amazing church (after searching for two years), begun some very spiritual reading, and have new found fellowship with family and friends. It has been a turning point for me, and I am learning and maturing like never before! I desire to yield and listen to God's words of instruction for my life; He speaks encouraging words to me continuously.
My struggle is showing this attitude of grace and love throughout the day when temptations, difficult relationships, and obstacles get in the way; to "sustain the wear"...refine me Lord!... I want moment-by-moment connection with God, so that I can fulfill my desire to be the "peace maker", share the good news and be the ultimate, optimistic wife, mother and friend no matter what the situation.
I catch myself reacting to and saying things that are not His will, and am making it a priority in my life to listen to God's promptings and take risks like never before so that I can encourage, care, and speak the truth in love to all those I come in contact with....all day!
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God Reigns." (Isaiah 52:7)