The Lord Be With You Today!

Isaiah 35:5-6b-7
Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.
(When we walk in the Lord’s Presence, we experience newness of life.
The mighty river of God’s love and mercy
flows through the wilderness of our brokenness,
through the desert of our need.
Not only will the New Jerusalem be the City of God, but here and now,
as the Body of Christ, as the Temple of God, we are His dwelling place,
a City of God that He has set on a hill while we are here on earth.
The mighty river of God’s mercies and provision and blessings
makes us glad and strengthens us to show forth His purposes toward mankind.)
The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs.
(When we do not look to the Lord for His salvation and healing,
what we had depended on and seen before was only a desert mirage,
but the Lord will reveal Himself in His fullness in the very desert of our lives.
What before we had only imagined possible,
we now see as God’s mighty provision in our lives.
What before we saw through a glass darkly,
we now see clearly as His workings and His Presence.)
In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.
(Where the Lord provides shelter and provision,
even the place in our lives where we were once vulnerable
and unprotected from attack will be healed and removed,
and the desolation will turn into places of rich fertility.)

May the Lord richly bless you this day!

In Christ’s love,


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