Food for thought  23rd September 10.....

God never built a Christian strong enough to carry today's duties
and tomorrow's anxieties piled on top of them

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23rd September 10

The Lord is saying: Forget the past mistakes. This is a new day. A day of promise. You shall not fail as you have done in the past. You shall succeed at all you put your hand to. Do not look back, but look forward with hope. I am with you in this venture and will undertake for you.



What a wonderful Revelation!!

Some of you may recall how the Lord takes me in my time with Him, at His pleasure, to meet some amazing biblical characters. I always come away from these encounters enlightened, helped and greatly encouraged.

I would love to share with you what I learnt from a recent encounter, because it was so exciting for me..... I pray that the eyes of your understanding will be opened too so you can share my revelation.

Here is an excerpt from Shirley's diary, 21st September 2010, just a few days ago.

(Please match colour code with verses in Isaiah 55 below)

21st September 2010

This morning the Lord took me by the hand up the hill that we had been up many times to meet so many wonderful biblical characters. I had no idea what to expect. Sometimes Jesus took me to knock on a door, to meet someone, but not today. this encounter happened suddenly as a very large man with longish curly hair, quite wild looking in a nice way, met me and welcomed me with such love it was almost overwhelming. He didn't say anything but his eyes seemed tearful with joy but soft as they gleamed as he gazed at me with great love and excitement. My heavenly visits are usually blessed with a great welcome but none quite like this. I have never seen anyone so pleased and excited to see me. It was almost as though I knew he had waited a long time for this, and had shared with the other biblical character's I had met about me and what they had taught me.

I instinctively knew he just couldn't talk because there was so much to say and so much emotion, as if he was bursting with the things he wanted to say but afraid if it came out too quickly it would be too much for me. I can't say how I knew this, but I could see clearly that he was full of knowledge that he wanted to share with me. I knew it without words.

I said to the Lord that I didn't think that I had ever met this man before and He affirmed that I hadn't. I went through the Old Testament characters to try to work out who it was. I knew it wasn't Jonah, Elijah and definitely not Abraham yet his largeness of character was similar. I said "Lord, Could it be Isaiah and Jesus said it was. Looking back I could see that there wasn't anything about this character that I could have known about from the bible, because so little is written about his life, or at least I haven't seen much. . Unlike Daniel, Jonah, Joseph and Moses etc. where you get a taste of what their personalities were like.

This wonderful man was still nearly bursting with love and excitement. But couldn't seem to speak.

Eventually he asked me what my favourite scripture in Isaiah was.

He told me that when the saints down here cling on to the scriptures, that the person who has written it, responds with great pleasure in heaven. They know it, when we are comforted and encouraged by what God inspired them to write, and they have a dialoque in heaven about what is happening down here with great interest. They know they are playing a part in our development etc. in the Lord..


Just an explanation before I share this next bit. For many years I have learnt, when I have desperately needed wisdom for a situation, to get on my face (as an act of surrender) and to lay down all my own thoughts, opinions and desires, so I can hear the voice of the Father telling me His perspective, thoughts and desires in the situation. As I wait upon Him, I usually quote to Him from the bible the two verses that help me to quell the doubts that I will really hear from God.....

1. "YOU always gives wisdom to those who ask!!"

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1: 5

2. "YOU reward those who diligently seek you!!"

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

When I surrender my own thoughts and stand in faith. I wait in silence, patiently... and He speaks into my innermost being with a great surety.

Yet, you desire truth and sincerity. Deep down inside me you teach me wisdom. Psalm 51:6 b



My conversation with Isaiah continued... I told him.."I love Isaiah 55 where it says that God's thought are higher than ours and His word when it goes out will prosper to do what it was meant to do."

Wow! The revelation that came next was amazing.....

Apparently as I get on my face and acknowledge that I need the wisdom of God.........

When He speaks to me...

His words coming into me...

not only give me ...wisdom...... but they have the power to bring about what He has told me "My word shall not return empty"...

The whole chapter is about us going to God and listening, including laying our own thoughts down to hear Him. I'd never seen how comprehensively this chapter deals with the way I have learnt to seek the Father's voice.


Isaiah 55


1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.

5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

King James Version (KJV)
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I used to quote that God's word would prosper and do that which it was intended to do, thinking it meant the general written word of God. This may be the case, but now I can see that Isaiah reveals when a person seeks God, turns from his own thoughts and feelings, lays everything down for the sake of the truth and really listens, God speaks. That Rhema word of God is directed into the heart of a believer and it accomplishes that which it was sent out to do in that given circumstance and person.. Not only to give light to the hearer but to bear great fruit, to bring joy and peace and take away the stings and prickles out of that listener's situation...


Even in my weak, confused state about a situation, when I have come for wisdom to the Father, He not only empowers me to carry out His instructions, He promises to bring about what He has spoken to me and that it will bear fruit..

What really amazed me was when I saw the word diligently in both texts from the New and Old Testament in relation to seeking the Lord. I have known for a long time that He will always come through when we seek Him with all of our hearts, mind and soul (In my case, and body, as I, in an act of surrender, lay face down on the floor... this helps me, but might not be necessary for everyone)

There seems to be a few barriers that need pushing through so to hear the Father speak. One barrier is that the seeker listens to the doubts and doesn't wait for the still small voice to resound in his innermost being. It necessary to push through those doubts and wait on God, for He has promised, He will speak. The other barrier is a presumption that the person's own thoughts and opinions are adequate; that it is unnecessary to wait upon the Lord for wisdom.. We need to be humble enough to admit that we don't have the answers.

I'm hoping I will be able to meet Isaiah again to hear more of what he was bursting to tell me. But for now I'm chewing on the above revelation and seeing my "wisdom seeking" in the new light of Isaiah 55.




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Man cannot live on bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.






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