Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 18 - Power Food from God - Daily Inspirational Verses from Real Life

Isaiah 40:31 - (NIV): "but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; 
they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

After the prophet Isaiah spent 39 chapters on what is going to happen to Israel because of their sin, he begins in chapter 40 telling them of their future redemption.  If you are Christian, this part of the prophesy is frequently considered the advent of Christ.

Put aside for the moment that Isaiah has just prophesied the Babylon captivity, which did happen, and he is now prophesying the return to Israel for his people, which also happened, and look at the message. (If you ever wanted a sign that God actually acted in his peoples lives, this chapter and book is what you need.)

He is telling them that their entire nation is going to be destroyed, that their king and his family is going to be destroyed, that their temple is going to be destroyed, and that God is going to allow it to happen.  Then they are going to be taken from the land that God gave them, and forced into a society that will kill them for even believing in God.  Pretty horrible. 

Then he says, Have Hope.  Tall freaking order.  I worry about the gas bill being paid on time, and lose sleep over it; this is several million times worse, an he is saying Have Hope.

Fortunately, he does not just say it, as do so many of today's self help people, he tells us how.  He tells us to let go of what we think the outcome should be, and put it all in God's hands.  Abandon your ideas of escape and your fantasy of revenge or ultimate victory, and just wait on the Lord. He promises us that it will work out so well that we will feel like we are soaring on eagles wings.
In Matthew 4:4 we find that "God's Word Is Spiritual Food Without Which We Will Die."  This is an example of Spiritual Food becoming tangible, as it always should, if we walk in the Spirit of the Lord.

This is Power Food.

This is the Truth.

This will save your life.

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