“So don’t be afraid: I’m with you. I’ll round up all your scattered children, pull them from east and west. I’ll send orders north and south: ‘Send them back. Return my sons from distant lands, my daughters from faraway places. I want them back, every last one who bears my name, every man, woman, and child Whom I created for my glory, yes personally formed and made each one.'” ~ Isaiah 43:5-7 (MSG)
This is the word of the Lord.
This assembly is My doing. I call names out and they return to Me. I speak and everything falls into place! Like a puzzle; pieces alone that make no sense, now fit together with the rightful connecting pieces, create a beautiful picture!
This is My design. This picture is My doing. Each piece is cut and formed and shaped to connect to exactly the right other one, and one piece out of place causes this picture to be incomplete.
‘What?’ You say, ‘How is this possible? How can you make us all fit together when we have our own minds and everyone runs here and there according to their own agenda any given day?’
Well, I AM able to cause all things to come into being and to fall into place easily. When I draw men, they come. We are previously connected and you will always respond to My call. Nothing can change that.
Gene mutation? Nothing. I created and made you to be ADAPTABLE, thus the ability of the gene to mutate. But does even that change the core of your being? No. I decree to the CORE who you are. I created you with STAYING POWER – ENDURANCE, as well as ADAPTABILITY.
See? You are still here. And many times you have said how unlikely your existence really is in the long term! Abuse and self-destruction are unable to dictate your demise. Even these did not bring the end of you! So, why do you think I preserve and sustain you? FOR MY GREATER GLORY – every time you fall, I pick you up. I AM GREATER THAN your fall.
I produce your activity within you- even the mapping of every molecule in your body! Am I able to preserve this? Of course, you know I AM. And who else can do this?
Artificially, men simulate life, even ‘creating’ it in many ways. But where is the SPIRIT in these creations and how do we cause it to be? They ponder these things, knowing that as much as they know, it is INSUFFICIENT to overcome the bigger questions- like LIVING FOREVER. How do we sustain life indefinitely and with quality?
THIS secret is simple. You don’t, and you never can. I will and always do- Now and forever, for it is done BY MY SPIRIT only. There is no other way to truly have life eternal. This knowing will do your faith good!
This is foundational, understand that I AM in all things that have life. I AM the ‘stardust’ you find, and the ‘moon dust’ they seek – THE tiny particles of light in EVERY LIVING thing? THOSE are MINE. Isn’t that lovely?
You sing, ‘Holy Spirit, rest upon us. Breath of God, touch my soul. Come, unfailing love of Jesus. Rest upon us. Rest upon us.’
And I do.
The scripture from Isaiah 43 was one that came to my mind this morning at church as a small group of ladies with a big purpose came together for prayer before the service. No doubt in my mind that God will call His children to return to Him, from the north, south, east, and west. Revivals are starting to break out. The Holy Spirit is manifesting Himself in miraculous ways. People are coming to Christ through the strangest of circumstances. God is on the move, on the move, hallelujah! God is on the move in many mighty ways! To be a part of his work is such an honor and privilege. We are created to be used for His good works. I am excited with each new day to be used by Him for His glory. Jill, my Pal,… love ya so much! Thanks for allowing God to work in you and through you. You are a masterpiece. (I always knew you were a piece of work!)
Wow! YES! And a piece of work, we are! Love you. He is perfect in all of His ways.
Jill thank you for sharing His knowledge. This one especially resonates with me today. Feeling weak, but with Him I am strong.
He is ALL over ALL. Love you, my friend.