The Lord Be With You Today!

Isaiah 41:15-16
“See, I will make you into a threshing sledge,
new and sharp, with many teeth."
(We are not defenseless against the darkness that comes against us,
but, in fact, in the Lord’s hands,
we become weapons to defeat the enemy.
As the Lord comes to our defense,
as He strengthens us for the battle today,
His strength and healing and restoration will flow through us
to make us stronger in Him than we ever were or could be in ourselves.
He makes us His powerful, effective witness and testimony to those around us,
sharpening us to do His will and to glorify Him.)
You will thresh the mountains and crush them, and reduce the hills to chaff.
You will winnow them, the wind will pick them up,
and a gale will blow them away.
(When we look to the Lord, when we yield to Him and His purposes,
we are empowered to overcome even the most daunting mountain blocking us.
What looms before us as a mountain of difficulty
disintegrates and vanishes as the wind of the Holy Spirit blows away all its remains.
With His empowerment, we are able to turn
what was meant as a problematic mountain into a harvest of victory.)
But you will rejoice in the Lord and glory in the Holy One of Israel."
(Rather than celebrating in our own strength,
today we acknowledge that the Lord Who has made
a personal and covenant commitment to us is our source and strength!)

May the Lord richly bless you this day!

In Christ’s love,


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