Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Isaiah 40 Devotional Thoughts by Stephen Taylor

Isaiah 40:26

Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

 

Sometimes, I have trouble remembering someone’s name 5 minutes after I meet them, but our God knows every star's name and place! I don’t know how many times I have read this verse, but this morning, it just blew me away how big of a task that would be! But not for God. It’s no big task for Him! He created them, He named them, and He placed them where He wants them!

 

Much like the stars, He created us, He named us, and He placed us where He wanted us to give Him glory and share His love and Word with those around us!!! The Holy Spirit brought this point to mind: if our God will do that for a star, then how much more will He do for His people! How much more precious are we than the stars above! Jesus wasn’t crucified and resurrected to reconcile the stars to the Father or save the heavens above from their sins but to redeem and reconcile His lost and wayward children (that’s us)!

 

Take heart that the God who created everything you see has created you and has a purpose in His Kingdom that no one can take from you! If you repent and surrender to Christ, then every debt will be paid, your seat will be at His table, your name in His book, and life be made new! He knew us before there was us because He is Jesus!

 

Jeremiah 1:5 - “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

 

God bless! I love you all!!! Glory, Honor, and Praise forever to God Almighty, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit!

 

 

Isaiah 40:31

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

There are a lot of great promises there, but the one that spoke to me today was the reference to the eagle. About half way through an eagle’s lifetime, it has to make a decision whether it wants to go through a tough and painful process or die. Like the eagle, I was faced with the same decision: to either just lay around in my own comfortable mess or choose Jesus and start changing!! Thankfully, I chose Jesus, and He has given me new life!!!

The eagle is also the only bird that will fly into a storm. Most birds will flee and hide, but God built the eagle to thrive in a storm! The same can be said for us once we trust in Jesus and give Him control!! Like the eagle, we won’t just survive the storm but thrive in it!! 


Let’s keep the momentum from our eagles’ wings going and continue to worship our risen King!!!

Psalm 118:1: Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

I love you all and God bless you!!! Glory to God now and forever!!!

 

 

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