"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WFW: WAITING ~ 31 ONLY

WAITING ON GOD by Andrew Murray
Day 31. ONLY 


"My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation."
—Psalm 62:5-6.
It is possible to be waiting continually on God, but not only upon Him. There may be other secret confidences intervening and preventing the blessing that was expected. And so the word only must come to throw its light on the path to the fullness and certainty of blessing. "My soul, wait thou only upon God... He only is my rock."

Yes, "my soul, wait thou only upon God." 


There is but one God, but one source of life and happiness for the heart; "He only is my rock"; "My soul, wait thou only upon God.


You desire to be good; "There is none good but . . . God" (Matthew 19:17), and there is no possible goodness but what is received directly from Him. 


You have sought to be holy; "There is none holy as the LORD" (1 Sam. 2:2), and there is no holiness but what He by His Spirit of holiness every moment breathes in you. 


You would gladly live and work for God and His kingdom, for men and their salvation. Hear how He says: "The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary . . . He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength . . . They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength. (Isaiah 40:28-39, 31). 


He only is God; He only is your Rock: "my soul, wait thou only upon God."

"My soul, wait thou only upon God." You will not find many who can help you in this. There will be enough of your brothers to draw you to put trust in churches and doctrines, in schemes and plans and human appliances, in means of grace and divine appointments. But, "my soul, wait thou only upon God" Himself. 


His most sacred appointments become a snare when trusted in. The brazen serpent becomes Nehushtan (see 2 Kings 18:4); the ark and the temple a vain confidence. Let the living God alone, none and nothing but He, be your hope.

"My soul, wait thou only upon God." Eyes and hands and feet, mind and thought, may have to be intently engaged in the duties of this life. 


"My soul, wait thou only upon God." You are an immortal spirit, created not for this world but for eternity and for God. Oh, my soul, realize your destiny. 


Know your privilege, and "wait thou only upon God." Let not the interest of spiritual thoughts and exercises deceive you; they very often take the place of waiting upon God. 


"My soul, wait thou," your very self, your innermost being, with all its power, "wait thou only upon God." God is for you; you are for God. Wait only upon Him.

Yes, "my soul, wait thou only upon God." Beware of two great enemies: the world and self. Beware of allowing any earthly satisfaction or enjoyment, however innocent it appears, keep you back from saying, 
"I [will] go . . . unto God my exceeding joy" (Ps. 43:4). 


Remember and study what Jesus said about denying self: "Let [a man] deny himself" (Matt. 16:24). Tersteegen says: "The saints deny themselves in everything." Pleasing self in little things may be strengthening it to assert itself in greater things.

"My soul, wait thou only upon God." 


Let Him be all your salvation and all your desire. Say continually and with an undivided heart, "From him cometh my [expectation]. He only is my rock . . . I shall not be greatly moved" (Ps. 62:1-2). 


Whatever your spiritual or temporal needs are, whatever the desire or prayer of your heart, whatever your interest in connection with God's work in the church or the world—in solitude or in the rush of the world, in public worship or other gatherings of the saints, "my soul, wait thou only upon God." 


Let your expectations be from Him alone. "He only is my rock."
"ONLY"

"My soul, wait thou only upon God." Never forget the two foundation truths on which this blessed waiting rests. If you are ever inclined to think this waiting only is too hard or too high, they will recall you at once. They are your absolute helplessness and the absolute sufficiency of your God. 


Oh, enter deeply into the entire sinfulness of all that is of self, and do not think of letting self have anything to say one single moment. 


Enter deeply into your utter and unceasing inability to ever change what is evil in you, or to bring forth anything that is spiritually good.

Enter deeply into your relationship of dependence on God, to receive from Him every moment what He gives. 


Enter deeper still into His covenant of redemption, with His promise to restore more gloriously than ever what you have lost. And, by His Son and Spirit, He will unceasingly give you His actual divine presence and power. And thus, wait upon your God continually and only.

"My soul, wait thou only upon God." No words can tell, no heart can conceive, the riches of the glory of this mystery of the Father and of Christ. Our God, in the infinite tenderness and omnipotence of His love, waits to be our life and joy. Oh, my soul, let it no longer be necessary that I repeat the words, "Wait upon God." But, let all that is in me rise and sing, 


"Truly my soul waiteth upon God" (Psalm 62:1). 
"On thee do I wait all the day" (Psalm 25:5).

My soul, wait thou only upon God!
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Micah 7:7
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; 
I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.



For more
 WORD FILLED WEDNESDAY


* this is the last day of my WAITING devotion "Waiting on God" by Andrew Murray, but I plan on doing "Abide in Christ" by Andrew Murray for October, if you'd like to read along... and ABIDE!


"ONLY IN GOD" with John Michael Talbot



Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WAITING ~ 30 CONTINUALLY


Day 30. CONTINUALLY by Andrew Murray


"Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually." —Hosea 12:6.

Waiting on GodContinuity is one of the essential elements of life. Interrupt it for a single hour in a man, and it is lost; he is dead. Continuity, unbroken and ceaseless, is essential to a healthy Christian life. God wants me to be, and God waits to make me; I want to be, and I wait on Him to make me, every moment, what He expects of me—what is well pleasing in His sight. If waiting on God is the essence of true faith, the maintenance of the spirit of entire dependence must be continuous. The call of God, "wait on thy God continually," must be accepted and obeyed. Although there may be times of special waiting, the disposition and habit of soul must be there unchangeably and uninterrupted.

This continual waiting is indeed a necessity. To those who are content with a feeble Christian life, it appears to be a luxury beyond what is essential to be a good Christian. But, all who are praying the prayer, "Lord, make me as holy as a pardoned sinner can be made! Keep me as near to You as it is possible for me to be! Fill me as full of Your love as You are willing to do!" feel at once that it is something that must be had. They feel that there can be no unbroken fellowship with God, no full abiding in Christ, no maintaining of victory over sin and readiness for service, without waiting continually on the Lord.

The continual waiting is a possibility. Many think that with the duties of life it is out of the question. They cannot always be thinking of it. Even when they wish to, they forget.

They do not understand that it is a matter of the heart and that what the heart is full of, occupies it, even when the thoughts are otherwise engaged. A father's heart may be continuously filled with intense love and longing for a sick wife or child at a distance, even though pressing business requires all his thoughts. When the heart has learned how entirely powerless it is for one moment to keep itself or bring forth any good, when it has learned how surely and truly God will keep it, when it has, in despair of itself, accepted God's promise to do for it the impossible, it learns to rest in God. In the midst of occupations and temptations, it can wait continually.

This waiting is a promise. God's commands are enablings. Gospel precepts are all promises, a revelation of what our God will do for us. When you first begin waiting on God, it is with frequent intermission and failure. But, do believe God is watching over you in love and secretly strengthening you in it. There are times when waiting appears like just losing time, but it is not so. Waiting, even in darkness, is unconscious advance, because it is God you have to do with, and He is working in you. God, who calls you to wait on Him, sees your feeble efforts and works it in you. Your spiritual life is in no respect your own work; as little as you begin it, can you continue it. It is God's Spirit who has begun the work in you of waiting upon God. He will enable you to wait continually.

Waiting continually will be met and rewarded by God Himself working continually. We are coming to the end of our lessons. I hope that you and I might learn one thing: God must, God will work continually. He ever does work continually, but the experience of it is hindered by unbelief. But, He, who by His Spirit teaches you to wait continually, will bring you also to experience how, as the Everlasting One, His work is never ceasing. In the love and the life and the work of God, there can be no break, no interruption.

Do not limit God in this by your thoughts of what may be expected. Do fix your eyes upon this one truth: in His very nature, God, as the only Giver of life, cannot do anything other than work in His child every moment. Do not look only at the one side: "If I wait continually, God will work continually." No, look at the other side. Place God first and say, "God works continually; every moment I may wait on Him continually." Take time until the vision of your God working continually, without one moment's intermission, fills your being. Your waiting continually will then come of itself. Full of trust and joy, the holy habit of the soul will be: "on thee do I wait all the day" (Ps. 25:5). The Holy Spirit will keep you ever waiting.

My soul, wait thou only upon God


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa5rc9CHs7U


Monday, August 29, 2011

WAITING ~ 29 FOR THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER

Waiting on GodDay 29. FOR THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER 
by Andrew Murray 

"He charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father." Acts1:4 ASV

In speaking of the saints in Jerusalem at Christ's birth—with Simeon and Anna—we saw how the call to waiting is no less urgent now, though the redemption they waited for has come, than it was then. 


We wait for the full revelation in us of what came to them, but what they could scarcely comprehend. In the same way, it is with waiting for the promise of the Father. In one sense, the fulfillment can never come again as it came at Pentecost. In another sense, and that in as deep a reality as with the first disciples, we need to wait daily for the Father to fulfill His promise in us.

The Holy Spirit is not a person distinct from the Father in the way two persons on earth are distinct. The Father and the Spirit are never without or separate from each other. The Father is always in the Spirit; the Spirit works nothing but as the Father works in Him. Each moment, the same Spirit that is in us is in God, too. And, he who is most full of the Spirit will be the first to wait on God most earnestly to further fulfill His promise and to still strengthen him mightily by His Spirit in the inner man. The Spirit in us is not a power at our disposal. Nor is the Spirit an independent power, acting apart from the Father and the Son. The Spirit is the real, living presence and the power of the Father working in us. Therefore, it is he who knows that the Spirit is in him who waits on the Father for the full revelation and experience of the Spirit's indwelling. It is he who waits for His increase and abounding more and more.

See this in the apostles. They were filled with the Spirit at Pentecost. When they, not long after, on returning from the council where they had been forbidden to preach, prayed afresh for boldness to speak in His name, a fresh coming down of the Holy Spirit was the Father's fresh fulfillment of His promise.

At Samaria, by the Word and the Spirit, many had been converted, and the whole city was filled with joy. At the apostles' prayer, the Father once again fulfilled the promise. (See Acts 8:14-7.) Even so to the waiting company—
"We are all here before God"(see Acts 10:33)—in Cornelius' house. And so, too, in Acts 13. It was when men, filled with the Spirit, prayed and fasted, that the promise of the Father was afresh fulfilled, and the leading of the Spirit was given from heaven: "Separate me Barnabas and Saul" (Acts 13:2).

So also we find Paul, in Ephesians, praying for those who have been sealed with the Spirit, that God would grant them the spirit of illumination. And later on, that He would grant them, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by the Spirit in the inner man.

The Spirit given at Pentecost was not something that God failed with in heaven, and sent out of heaven to earth. God does not, cannot, give away anything in that manner. When He gives grace or strength or life, He gives it by giving Himself to work it — it is all inseparable from Himself. Much more so is the Holy Spirit. He is God, present and working in us. The true position in which we can count upon that working with an unceasing power is as we, praising for what we have, still unceasingly wait for the Father's promise to be still more mightily fulfilled.

What new meaning and promise does this give to our lives of waiting! It teaches us to continually keep the place where the disciples tarried at the footstool of the throne. It reminds us that, as helpless as they were to meet their enemies, or to preach to Christ's enemies until they were endued with power, we, too, can only be strong in the life of faith, or the work of love, as we are in direct communication with God and Christ. They must maintain the life of the Spirit in us. This assures us that the omnipotent God will, through the glorified Christ, work in us a power that can bring unexpected things to pass, impossible things. Oh, what the church will be able to do when her individual members learn to live their lives waiting on God — when together, with all of self and the world sacrificed in the fire of love, they unite in waiting with one accord for the promise of the Father, once so gloriously fulfilled, but still unexhausted!

Come and let each of us be still in the presence of the inconceivable grandeur of this prospect: the Father waiting to fill the church with the Holy Spirit. And willing to fill me, let each one say.

With this faith, let a hush and a holy fear come over the soul, as it waits in stillness to take it all in. And, let life increasingly become a deep joy in the hope of the ever fuller fulfillment of the Father's promise.


STILL MY SOUL  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skot1DK2m0g


"My soul, wait thou only upon God!"




any bold or underlined text is my own emphasis only, not the original text




Sunday, August 28, 2011

SOAKING ON SONDAY (S.O.S.) ~ JOY


WELCOME 
to
SOAKING On SON DAY



As I was looking ahead into what's happening and where am I going for the fall, I came across the Blog Talk Radio by the author, of the upcoming study at Internet Cafe Devotions with the book by Susan Lawrence. When I discovered her talk show, I found out that her topic for August was focused on JOY, so since that is my WORD for this year, I had to listen to the first one listed here, then the next and continuing until I heard them all. JOY is week 9 in the study starting on 9/11/11 going through 11/20/11 over at Internet Cafe

(The following are linked to the Blog Talk Radio show of Susan entitled---)


JOY in GRACE (8/8/11) it's 10 minutes
Psalm 30: 5
HAPPINESS and JOY (8/4/11)
LIFE'S NOT FAIR (8/15/11)
"Joy can be a constant in our life." ~ Susan Lawrence
"Joy and grace share roots..."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hcwd5Y6B00
"God gives us GRACE and we experience JOY.
~ Susan Lawrence ~
Psalm 16:11
Luke 2:9-11
Luke 22:69
Colossians 3:1
Romans 5:1-8
Pure Emotion - JOY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJaOl0PaaVA

Hearing God Channel at YouTube has a video on JOY- Bible Promises Spoken if you need encouragement today  ... if you read/saw the end of my Andrew Murray's devotional - Day 28 (today) you know why this JOY is important for me to focus on for today. I needed it and God knew.
God's Word will not fail; so fill yourself up

Susan asked two very good questions for us to SOAK on for this week from "JOY in GRACE":
What role does faith take in your life when things are rough by your standards?
What role does faith take in your life when things are going smoothly by your own standards? I'm
wondering if there should be any difference.
Psalm 23:5
365 Promise for today, isn't this beautiful?

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WAITING ~ 28 FOR THE COMING OF HIS SON


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA2VpysAvgk

Day 28. FOR THE COMING OF HIS SON by Andrew Murray

Waiting on God"[Be] ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord."—Luke 12:36. 

"Until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: which in its own times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords."—1 Timothy 6:14-15
(ASV). 

"Turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; and to wait for his Son from heaven."—1 Thessalonians 1:9-10

Waiting on God in heaven, and waiting for His Son from heaven—these two God has joined together, and no man may put them asunder. The waiting on God for His presence and power in daily life will be the only true preparation for waiting for Christ in humility and true holiness. The waiting for Christ coming from heaven to take us to heaven will give the waiting on God its true tone of hopefulness and joy. The Father, who, in His own time, will reveal His Son from heaven, is the God who, as we wait on Him, prepares us for the revelation of His Son. The present life and the coming glory are inseparably connected in God and in us.

There is sometimes a danger of separating them. It is always easier to be engaged with the Christianity of the past or the future than to be faithful in the Christianity of today. As we look to what God has done in the past, or will do in time to come, the personal claim of present duty and present submission to His working may be avoided. Waiting on God must always lead to waiting for Christ as the glorious consummation of His work. And, waiting for Christ must always remind us of the duty of waiting upon God as our only proof that the waiting for Christ is in spirit and in truth.

There is such a danger of our being more occupied with the things that are coming than with Him who is to come. There is such scope in the study of coming events for imagination and reason and human ingenuity, that nothing but deeply humble waiting on God can save us from mistaking the interest and pleasure of intellectual study for the true love of Him and His appearing. All you who say you wait for Christ's coming, be sure that you wait on God now. All you who seek to wait on God now to reveal His Son in you, see to it that you do so as men waiting for the revelation of His Son from heaven. The hope of that glorious appearing will strengthen you in waiting upon God for what He is to do in you now. The same omnipotent love that is to reveal that glory is working in you even now to prepare you for it.

"The blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:13 ASV), is one of the great bonds of union given to God's church throughout the ages. "He shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at in all them that believed" (2 Thess. 1:10 ASV). Then, we will all meet, and the unity of the body of Christ will be seen in its divine glory. It will be the meeting place and the triumph of divine love. Jesus receiving His own and presenting them to the Father. His own meeting Him and worshiping, in speechless love, that blessed face. His own meeting each other in the ecstasy of God's own love. Let us wait, long for, and love the appearing of our Lord and heavenly Bridegroom. Tender love to Him and tender love to each other is the true and only bridal spirit.

I am very afraid that this is sometimes forgotten. A beloved brother in Holland was speaking about the expectancy of faith being the true sign of the bride. I ventured to express a doubt. An unworthy bride, about to be married to a prince, might only be thinking of the position and the riches that she was to receive. The expectancy of faith might be strong and true love utterly lacking. It is not when we are most occupied with prophetic subjects, but when in humility and love we are clinging close to our Lord and His followers, that we are in the bride's place. Jesus refuses to accept our love except as it is love to His disciples. Waiting for His coming means waiting for the glorious coming manifestation of the unity of the body, while we seek here to maintain that unity in humility and love. Those who love most are the most ready for His coming. Love to each other is the life and beauty of His bride, the church.

And how is this to be brought about? Beloved child of God, if you want to learn how to properly wait for His Son from heaven, live even now waiting on God in heaven. Remember how Jesus lived ever waiting on God. He could do nothing of Himself. It was God who perfected His Son through suffering and then exalted Him. It is God alone who can give you the deep spiritual life of one who is really waiting for His Son: wait on God for it. Waiting for Christ Himself is so different from waiting for things that may come to pass! The latter any Christian can do; the former, God must work in you every day by His Holy Spirit. Therefore, all you who wait on God, look to Him for grace to wait for His Son from heaven in the Spirit which is from heaven. And, you who want to wait for His Son, wait on God continually to reveal Christ in you.

The revelation of Christ in us, as it is given to them who wait upon God, is the true preparation for the full revelation of Christ in glory.

My soul, wait thou only upon God!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ultJ4zoNMuY


Sidenote: I found this to be a God-incidence, being that today is my youngest brother's birthday and he is in heaven celebrating with the King and my parents, and yet this devotional today gave me hope of that day when "we will all meet". 


Thank You, Lord, You knew that I needed these words and this reminder of a day that is coming. Ohhh, how I pray that more family members and loved ones, friends will be meeting Jesus on that glorious day that's coming. 


Perhaps this is why I chose the final song... without even being aware of the date being Gary's birthday... happy birthday, Gare! I really do miss you! It's been soooooooooo long! (sorry, I don't have many family photos in my laptop or with me)


Promise #241 for August 29 
but that's close enough to your birthday to be yours


Saturday, August 27, 2011

WAITING ~ 27 For Redemption

Day 27. FOR REDEMPTION by Andrew Murray
"Simeon . . . was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. . . Anna, a prophetess . . . spoke of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem" —Luke 2:25, 36, 38.
Waiting on GodHere we have the mark of a waiting believer. "Just," righteous in all his conduct; "devout," devoted to God, ever walking as in His presence; "waiting for the consolation of Israel," looking for the fulfillment of God's promises: "and the Holy Ghost was upon him." In the devout waiting, he had been prepared for the blessing. And Simeon was not the only one. Anna spoke to all who looked for redemption in Jerusalem. This was the one mark, amid surrounding formalism and worldliness, of a godly band of men and women in Jerusalem. They were waiting on God, looking for His promised redemption.

And now that the consolation of Israel has come, and the redemption has been accomplished, do we still need to wait? We do indeed. But, will not our waiting, who look back to it as come, differ greatly from those who looked forward to it as coming? It will, especially in two aspects. We now wait on God in the full power of the redemption, and we wait for its full revelation.

Our waiting is now in the full power of the redemption. Christ said, "In that day you will know that you are in Me. Abide in Me." The Epistles teach us to present ourselves to God as "dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ" (Rom. 6:11), "blessed... with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ" (Eph. 1:3). Our waiting on God may now be in the wonderful consciousness maintained by the Holy Spirit within us, that we are accepted in the Beloved, that the love that rests on Him rests on us, that we are living in that love, in the very nearness and presence and sight of God.

The old saints took their stand on the Word of God, and waiting, hoping on that Word, we rest on the Word, too—but, oh, under what exceedingly greater privileges, as one with Christ Jesus! In our waiting on God, let this be our confidence: in Christ we have access to the Father. How sure, therefore, we may be that our waiting cannot be in vain.

Our waiting differs, too, in this, that while they waited for a redemption to come, we see it accomplished and now wait for its revelation in us. Christ not only said, "Abide in me" (John 15:4), but also "I in you" (v. 4). The Epistles not only speak of us in Christ, but of Christ in us, as the highest mystery of redeeming love. As we maintain our place in Christ day by day, God waits to reveal Christ in us in such a way that He is formed in us, that His mind and disposition and likeness acquire form and substance in us, so that by each it can in truth be said, "Christ liveth in me" (Gal. 2:20).

My life in Christ up there in heaven and Christ's life in me down here on earth—these two are the complement of each other. And, the more my waiting on God is marked by the living faith, I in Christ, the more the heart thirsts for and claims the Christ in me. The waiting on God, which began with special needs and prayer, will increasingly be concentrated, as far as our personal life is concerned, on this one thing: Lord, reveal Your redemption fully in me; let Christ live in me.

Our waiting differs from that of the old saints in the place we take, and the expectations we entertain. But, at root it is the same: waiting on God, from whom alone is our expectation.

Learn one lesson from Simeon and Anna. How utterly impossible it was for them to do anything toward the great redemption—toward the birth of Christ or His death. It was God's work. They could do nothing but wait. Are we as absolutely helpless in regard to the revelation of Christ in us? We are indeed. God did not work out the great redemption in Christ as a whole and leave its application in detail to us.

The secret thought that it is so is the root of all our feebleness. The revelation of Christ in every individual believer, and in each one the daily revelation, step by step and moment by moment, is as much the work of God's omnipotence as the birth or resurrection of Christ. Until this truth enters and fills us, and we feel that we are just as dependent upon God for each moment of our life in the enjoyment of redemption as they were in their waiting for it, our waiting upon God will not bring its full blessing. The sense of utter and absolute helplessness, the confidence that God can and will do all, are the marks of our waiting as of theirs. As gloriously as God proved Himself to them the faithful and wonder-working God, He will to us, too.\



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4TmQZTAx7w


My soul, wait thou only upon God!



Friday, August 26, 2011

FRIDAY FEATURE ~ FAITH FOCUS

FAITH FOCUS

Here are the verses from 365 PROMISES this week
Promise #233 - #239
to focus and feature a chosen verse from:

(S) #233 Isaiah 61:1-2
I bind up the brokenhearted and I will comfort all who mourn. 
(M) #234 Isaiah 66:13
I will comfort you just like a mother would. 
(T) #235 Psalm 30:5;
Your sadness may last for a night but joy will come in the morning.
(W) #236 Hebrews 13:16
I am pleased when you share with others.
(Th) #237 1 John 5:18
I will keep you safe from the evil one.
(F) #238 Matthew 5:7
I will show mercy to those who are merciful to others.
(Sa) #239 Psalm 5:12;
I will bless My righteous ones and shield them with My favor.


The theme this week seems to have started with COMFORT, making this a difficult week to focus on just one PROMISE for me. This is probably why it's a good idea to follow along each day with 365 Promises, reading the devotional and soaking in the photo and scripture combination. A verse each day to FOCUS your FAITH! So once again, I could have chosen more than one but since this one is my blog verse and was a main focus in the "BREAKING FREE" study with Beth Moore... I had to choose... Isaiah 61:1-2, Promise #233

For some reason, I did not really like the photo used for this verse at 365 Promises and I've used the one from Heartlight more than once here. So than I thought about what kind of a photo would best illustrate this scripture verse. Most of 365 photos are scenes from nature... so the background photo of my blog header that I took works best for me... see the HEART in the center cloud. I started once again with the principal photo, as I did with my blog header of the Names of God
"SON" rise or Sunset 
then I added THE PROMISE of this verse (not the actual scripture) just like 365 Promises does,  with my Microsoft Power Point program ...


The actual verse from Isaiah 61:1-2 (NIV) says:

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn...

But when I saw the final 365 Promise for Saturday, I almost changed my mind to this awesome KINGDOM Promise. I really love the opening statement on the devotional for Promise #239:

"When someone has favor from the king, everyone in the kingdom knows it!" ~ Barry Adams

Now it's your turn to choose one of this week's Promises of God from the choices above; share here in the comments or blog about it and link up here. Focus your Faith on your chosen verse and share however you would like to feature the Promise. Remember to link the Scripture chosen and than your blog name if it fits. For more FRIDAY FEATURE info. or the beginning of this.







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