Day 343: Your Ways Are Higher (December 9)

Today as you head out to worship, I wanted to release these verses from Isaiah over you.  Take a moment and soak in the wonder of them.   If you attend church today, I encourage you to not measure every single thing at the service, but instead ask God to show you the greater things He is doing in your church.

For some this may be a stretch, and for others, you may discover that God isn’t really moving in your church and maybe it’s time to find a place where God is alive and able to move freely.

You may discover beauty in the rituals of your church, or you may find them stagnant.

Whatever you find, I encourage you to ponder it in your heart and let God speak to you.

Are you the one who is to bring life to the church you attend?  Is He trying to push you out the nest to explore new places where His kingdom dwells?

Let’s be brave today and dare to ask, “God, where do you want me to be and what do You want me to do?”

I would love to hear from you if He speaks to you today.

Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.  Let the wicked forsake His way and the evil man His thoughts.  Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.  “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.  “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.  As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth:  It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.  You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before You, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.  Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.  This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed.  Isaiah 55:6-13

“Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.  See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you, and His glory appears over you.  Isaiah 60:1-2