Rhythms of Grace

I am His
Starting in verse 9, Isaiah shows how foolish people can be. They create a god in their minds, make an idol to look like that god, and then worship it. The god requires the worshiper to create and maintain it. By contrast, the God of the Bible made us. We depend on God to care for us. You probably have never made an idol and worshipped it, but have you filled a bank account and worshipped it; or a job, relationship, reputation, or anything else we depend on instead of God. God wants us to depend on Him alone.

Isaiah 44:1-5 NKJV “”Yet hear now, O Jacob My servant, And Israel whom I have chosen. Thus says the Lord who made you And formed you from the womb, who will help you: ‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant; And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And My blessing on your offspring; They will spring up among the grass Like willows by the watercourses.’ One will say, ‘I am the Lord’s’; Another will call himself by the name of Jacob; Another will write with his hand, ‘The Lord’s,’ And name himself by the name of Israel.”

Here God wants us to know we are His and that His blessing is upon Israel.

We need not fear anything in this life. God declared it in this verse.”and my blessing will be upon your offspring.” As long as we keep our focus on God and not our circumstances or our needs and making them more important than God. Our lack becomes insignificant next to our Powerful God.

Choose not to fear. Choose to believe. Keep your faith stirred up. Take you mind off the temptation to worship your circumstances and rather worship your Great God.


Ps Mandy