“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, Who seek the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were hewn and to the quarry from which you were dug." -Isaiah 51:1
Faith (God's belief in Himself which is imparted to us by Grace) comes by hearing, and hearing comes by the WORD (Jesus/God's Perfect Logic). He Who reveals Himself to us is He who delights in functioning through us; causing us to be "doers" of the WORD and not "hearers" only. Jesus is the Word (our Perfect Logic) and He is our LIFE! When we act upon His Logic it changes our quality of life! Embracing His LIFE in our everyday affairs is what makes us strong. What would have destroyed us in times past can no longer move us! His LIFE makes us more than conquerors.
I like the way the MESSAGE puts it: "These words I speak to you...They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you WORK THESE WORDS INTO YOUR LIFE, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit - but nothing moved that house. It was FIXED to the rock!" His Faith working by His Love constantly reveals our union with the Rock and causes us to look and build upon that Rock!
Just a reminder today that the Joy of the Lord is your strength! Things around you may not be perfect and you may be facing some heavy challenges, but His strength IS made perfect in weakness. You dont have to conjure anything up. Just lean into Him and draw on His Joy, His Strength. Father loves you and is especially fond of you! Have an absolutely wonderful day.
- Tamie C.