Friday, November 5, 2010

Soul Food

"Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. For you Maker is your husband-- the Lord Almight is his name-- the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth... 'For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back. In a surge of anger I his my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,' says the Lord your Redeemer. '...Though the Mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,' says the Lord who has compassion on you. 'O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will build you with stones of turquise, your foundations with sapphires... '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.'"

Isaiah 54:4-5,7-8, 10-11; 55:8-9


This makes my heart feel better.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I've never been one for change...

... but I want to be one for God's plan.

"My lover spoke and said to me, 'Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come with me. See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land,'... when I found the one my heart loves. I held him and would not let him go," Song of Songs 2:10-12, 3:4

"'Even now,' declares the Lord, 'return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.' Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. Who knows? He may turn and have pity and leave behind a blessing-- grain offerings and drink offerins for the Lord your God." Joel 2:12-14



God is so good.
God is so good.
God is so good.
He's so good to me.