Isaiah 37:1–38:22; Galatians 6:1-18; Psalm 65:1-13; Proverbs 23:24
We Shall Be Satisfied with the Goodness of Thy House
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, That he may dwell in thy courts: We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. – Psalm 65:4
I felt my heart leap when I read this verse this morning. It was a leap of joy, but not until there was a leap back because it was correction. It seemed kind of an odd verse to get so excited over. It is not one that I have ever heard anyone quote…but it is one I will hide in my heart from this moment forward.
I felt the Holy Spirit say, “You are chosen, and I have used the circumstances and losses of these last years to cause you to come closer to Me, to dwell with me! Be satisfied with the Goodness of My House. Be satisfied with Me! Be satisfied. Am I more than enough, or am I not?” Then my heart did a leap of joy!
See, I have been struggling with losing my business, struggling with feeling that my path seems to be at a dead-end while others are allowed what seems a more “prosperous” way. I have been struggling from losing close friends and because my kids and grandchildren have all moved away. It has been a constant battle lately trying to keep my mind at peace, trusting my Father with….(well, everything!), trying to resist the enemy that would love to use what looks and feelslike failure to destroy me. Trying, trying, trying!!!
Today I needed a reminder that He is using this place for my good and His glory! I am grateful for His voice. I am grateful that His Goodness draws me to repentance. I am grateful that I am chosen and He causeth me to be in this holy place with Him. I am grateful that on this day, during these current struggles, Holy Spirit came and brought His Word, and it didn’t return void but it healed as He promised it would. His Word did an awesome work in my heart and He caused it to leap for joy.
Today I needed a reminder that I will be satisfied when I am satisfied with the only One that can satisfy. Does that make sense? It sure did to me today. His name is Jesus and He really is more than enough. Thank You, Father!!!
Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. – Galatians 6:1-2
Every Man Shall Bear His Own Burden
For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden. – Galatians 6:3-5
Communicate Unto Him that Teacheth
Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. – Galatians 6:6
Communicate – to give to another, impart, transmit
The one who is taught the word [of God] is to share all good things with his teacher [contributing to his spiritual and material support]. – Galatians 6:6 AMP
He that Soweth to the Spirit Shall of the Spirit Reap Life Everlasting
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. – Galatians 6:7-8
We Shall Reap, If We Faint Not
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. – Galatians 6:9-10
They Desire to Have You Circumcised, That They May Glory in Your Flesh
Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. – Galatians 6:11-13
God Forbid that I Should Glory, Save in the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. – Galatians 6:14-16
I Bear in My Body the Marks of the Lord Jesus
From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. – Galatians 6:17-18
Remember Now, O LORD
In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live. Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, and said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying, Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years. And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city. And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken; Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down. – Isaiah 38:1-8
Father of the Righteous Shall Greatly Rejoice
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: And he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. – Proverbs 23:24