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Two thoughts as you enter the new year

Posted: December 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Weekly Devotional | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

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Today’s reading:
Isaiah 66: 1 – 2 “This is what the Lord says:
“Heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool.
Could you build me a temple as good as that?
Could you build me such a resting place?
My hands have made both heaven and earth;
they and everything in them are mine.
I, the Lord, have spoken!
I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts,
who tremble at my word.
“  (NLT)

Extended reading: Isaiah 65 & 66

As this thought played in my mind, I thought to myself that I could sound like any other preacher from any church or television or radio. But I am not really a preacher. I am just an average guy with a job and who blogs when he finds the time.

I may be an average guy but I believe in a great God. No, really! He is great. (Really!)

As my wife and I read these two chapters today, God started speaking to me through it. He had already put in my heart that something special is going to happen in 2011. And it was not a message that was meant to be exclusively for me – it was meant for a lot of people. Anyone who puts their trust in God. Anyone who is willing to give him a chance.

From the passage, here are the highlights:

  • God will speak.
  • God is big. (Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool.)
  • Nothing we do is going to suffice to win his grace or favor. (Could you build me a temple as good as that? Could you build me such a resting place?)
  • Whatever the circumstance, God is still in control. (My hands have made both heaven and earth;
    they and everything in them are mine.
    )
  • God blesses the humble. (I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts.)
  • Read and meditate on the Word of God. (Who tremble at my word.)

Now I know I said two things you need to know as you enter the new year. I listed six. But if you were to remember two of those points, they would be:

  1. God is big.
  2. He blesses the humble.

So are you ready to put your trust in this BIG God, who can handle any situation you throw at him or any situation you are thrown into? Are you willing to be humble and accept his teaching and instruction?

When God is your yardstick, nothing is too big.

What do I pray?

Lord, I trust You with my life, my future and my all. Help me, Lord. Take control. In Jesus’ name.

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This thought was part of the Weekly Devotional at SimplyHim.com


One Comment on “Two thoughts as you enter the new year”

  1. 1 Linda said at 2:49 pm on January 6th, 2011:

    Very inspiring and a good way to begin a year with the blessed WORD of God. Thank you for the beautiful thoughts !


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