We attended North Point Community Church in Alpharetta the last two Sundays to hear Louie Giglio speak. He is such a master communicator of God’s Word! Click here to hear or view these two sermons on line. You will not be disappointed. Listen to ‘Anchor of Hope’ first. Wow! Louie reminded us that the cross demonstrates how God uses the worst situations to bring about the greatest good in our lives.
We listen to Tom Dooley’s ‘One Year Bible’ for our Bible reading each day. Click here and you can listen to today’s audio. Yesterday’s portion of scripture was from Isaiah 48-50. In Isaiah 50:4-9 (NLT), the Messiah Jesus is speaking:
The Master, GOD, has given me a well-taught tongue, So I know how to encourage tired people. He wakes me up in the morning, Wakes me up, opens my ears to listen as one ready to take orders. The Master, GOD, opened my ears, and I didnâ€™t go back to sleep, didnâ€™t pull the covers back over my head. I followed orders, stood there and took it while they beat me, held steady while they pulled out my beard, Didnâ€™t dodge their insults, faced them as they spit in my face. And the Master, GOD, stays right there and helps me, so Iâ€™m not disgraced. Therefore I set my face like flint, confident that Iâ€™ll never regret this. My champion is right here. Letâ€™s take our stand together! Who dares bring suit against me? Let him try! Look! the Master, GOD, is right here. Who would dare call me guilty? Look! My accusers are a clothes bin of threadbare socks and shirts, fodder for moths!
In this passage, Jesus shows His dependence on the Father. In verse 10, Jesus exhorts us to follow His example and do the same: Who among you fears the Lord and obeys his servant?
If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the Lord and rely on your God. If the Lord of Lords, who suffered death on a cross, is dependent on God the Father, maybe we should be too!
Continuing the work of prayer that God has called us to,
Billy and Sheilah Daws