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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”
In speaking for the Lord, Isaiah reproved the people of Israel because they had played the part of a headstrong child. He said, “All you were required by God to do when you messed up was to Repent, Calm Down, and Rest. Also you were asked to Stop Talking and ‘TRUST ME.’ But you would have … ‘NONE OF IT!'”
If Jesus is your Lord, He is your Lord when you’re really good and really bad. When we’re really bad there is “Damage Control” that must be dealt with, and only Jesus can really handle the “Damage Control.” The last thing the Lord needs during the period of “Damage Control” is a bunch of us wanting to lead our own restoration. #NOT! But it happens every day with people who keep striving and worrying and sweating the process. It also happens when we often times shoot our mouths off in hopes of trying to defend why we did what we did. The Lord is saying to all of us right now, “I will save you, I will give you rest and I will restore you! Now here are my conditions: REPENT, REST, STOP SHOOTING YOUR MOUTH OFF, and TRUST ME!” Here’s my response to Jesus today … “I Want ALL of THAT!”
In reminiscing over my past failures this AM, I can’t even count the times I’ve “MESSED UP.” So many times I’ve tried to defend myself by shooting my mouth off. I realize that only YOU can really defend me and save me and restore me! AND … “I Want ALL of THAT!” Amen