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GOD’S WORD FOR JANUARY 16 ~ ~ Isaiah 55:8 ~ ~ “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.”

Many years ago, while my husband was in the hospital in Duluth, Mn,

his room was next to a solarium that overlooked Lake Superior and part

of the city. There was such a contrast between the beautiful,

calm lake, with its gentle waves, and the hustle and bustle of

the city streets.

This reminded me of the way Our Lord’s thinking differs from

ours. He always was and always will be….the Alpha and Omega…

He is the same, yesterday, today and forever.

He is patient, and steady, not to mention omniscient, omnipotent

and Omni-present.

His boundaries are undiscernable, like a great water. His ways, and

thoughts are far out of our understanding.

AND He is always watching for us to notice Him!!!!!

He just waits patiently, while the world hustles around…..going

here and there….talking to everyone but Him, it seems.

Even in our Christian work, we sometimes ignore Him….and then

say we’re doing it for Him. But, we cannot do His work if He hasn’t

guided us in it. Then it is our work, and it is imperfect and tainted by

pride and other sin.

James 3:18

And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

He is like a Great Water, gently rolling, and waiting for us

to slow down, and REALLY come to Him with all of our being,

and learn to hear His still, small voice.

The distance between the deep, strong, slow shore, and the eternally useless

hustling, bustling of those pretending to know what they don’t know, is wide, but

Jesus promises us peace.

Luke 1:79 “To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Father, please help us to see the world and its ways through Your eyes, and to know, and portray, Your peace to a tired and frustrated world. Please make us transparent so they can see You through us. We thank You for salvation, and we praise You for Your Presence in and through us. In the name and intercession of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we ask this.

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