A year with God before us
“I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: and I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places ” Isaiah 45:2,3
This will be true for us in this New year. Surely the Lord will go before us. We may face crooked situations (and people), but the Lord will straighten them up as we follow Him. We may also confront many obstacles, like the gates of brass and bars of iron that threaten to halt our spiritual progress; but the Lord Himself will break in pieces such gates of brass and cut in sunder the bars of iron.
“Treasures of darkness” – There may be dark patches in our path, but the Lord has promised to give us many precious souls in darkness, as special treasures this year.
“Hidden riches of secret places” –Here the “secret places of the secret chamber of prayer life – dwelling in “the secret place of the Most High” (Psa 91:1). There are hidden riches for those who have deep prayer life.
Like the people of Israel, we are in a wilderness journey, but the Lord Himself promises to go before us. “My presence shall go with (before) thee and I will give thee rest” (Exo 33:14). His presence is going to give us rest. And His presence shall go with us till we reach our eternal rest.
The Lord did not say, “My presence shall abide with you” but, “My presence shall go with you.” God’s presence has a ‘go’ in it. It will make you go forward; it will make you an ongoing vibrant Christian. The gospel has a ‘go’ in it. Go ye therefore… and teach all nations…Lo, I am with you always” (Matt 28:19,20); “The Lord shall fight for you… go forward” (Exo 14:14,15). In this New Year, the Lord wants to fight all our battles, but on the condition we keep going forward.
We know that our future is going to be blessed because our Lord holds our future. He certainly has great plans for us. We may not know the path we may have to traverse this year, but we know Who goes before us, and that makes all the difference.
“The Lord shall guide thee continually and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones; and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not” (Isa 58:11).
“I have a Guide Who never falters,
And when He leads I cannot stray,
For step by step He goes before me,
And amrks my path; He knows the way”
TPM MORNING MANNA
Stay Blessed 😊
Praise the Lord
I am really blessed to be a part of this Bible reading programme. I have introduced all my family members and friends to this programme. So we all could experience the love of God in oury daily living and make our decisions according to the will of God.Iam extremely grateful to God for my sisters and daughter contributing with such beautiful thoughts. My grand children are serving as admins in the programme. All my family members are participants in the programme. We are inspired by the insights and it encouraged us greatly. Bible reading is an asset for our family and friends. It gives spiritual nourishment to our souls. The admin team are spending their valuable time to write the reflctions everyday from the word of God. We find strength in the Word of God.
Thank you Pastor for such a good initiative and for the best way of using our gadgets.
All glory and honor to Almighty God.
Maby Sundar. Group no.7070.