Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams. This one will say, ‘I am the LORD’s,’ another will call on the name of Jacob, and another will write on his hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ and name himself by the name of Israel.”
Isaiah 43 through 44 is like a great treasure, expressing Your love and who You are; regardless of how we (Your created ones) respond or behave. You are the I AM.
My eyes read these words as given to Isaiah with a holy reverence. The words quiet me and bring my spirit to listen closely. Am I one who experiences Your “streams on dry land”, is my thirst quenched by Your spirit? Do I say and proclaim as written “I belong to the LORD” and write upon my hand “The LORD’s”? Is it in my very essence? Is it written all over and within myself? Do I find all that I need, and all that I am and everything I could ever be in You God? You LORD? The One who has saved me, healed me, anointed me and set me free?
For it is to You God and You alone that I am face down in holy worship, wholly Yours.
My LORD – thank You for this time of worship right here on the floor in the kitchen. This structure filled with 70 decibels of music to pull my face up to You and then to mash it to the floor in reverence!
Messy. Holy. Freeing. Complete. Joyful. Humbled.
To be so free to praise Your Name, Your holiness, Your power and all that You are God! This is my Sabbath! It is for me to be restored, melted and refined in Your holy presence LORD. Thank You God!
No place I would rather be than here in Your love. Set a fire down in my soul that I can’t contain, that I can’t control; I want more of you God, I want more!