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Jan 11

Good morning, Father!
Thank you so much for the nice, encouraging dream, which truly seems to reflect my life in a way that I could not even try to explain. It was like a mirror, and very encouraging indeed! Thank you, Lord, for teaching me even as I sleep. I still remember the lessons and practice from a few hours before I got out of bed. How awesome you are, my Shepherd! Lord, I am nearly overwhelmed with all the things I want to do today — my regular 3 dailies, plus working on Spanish Trading Cards, plus I really want to go for a nice long walk today, seeing as it is supposed to be in the upper 70’s! And I have been so excited about all the awesome things I’m learning through The Great Courses, too! Father, I give you my time, my mind, my body, my heart. Show me what YOU would have me do today, and let me be content with that. I trust you, Lord!

 
Isaiah 35 ERV

The dry desert will rejoice. The desert will be glad and blossom.
It will be covered with flowers and dance with joy. It will be as beautiful as the forest of Lebanon, the hill of Carmel, and the Sharon Valley. This will happen because all people will see the Glory of the LORD. They will see the beauty of our God.
Make the weak arms strong again. Strengthen the weak knees.
People are afraid and confused. Say to them, “Be strong! Don’t be afraid!” Look, your God will come and punish your enemies. He will come and give you your reward. He will save you.
Then the eyes of the blind will be opened so that they can see, and the ears of the deaf will be opened so that they can hear.
Crippled people will dance like deer, and those who cannot speak now will use their voices to sing happy songs. This will happen when springs of water begin to flow in the dry desert.
Now people see mirages that look like water, but then there will be real pools of water. There will be wells in the dry land where water flows from the ground. Tall water plants will grow where wild animals once ruled.
There will be a road there. This highway will be called “The Holy Road.” Evil people will not be allowed to walk on that road. No fools will walk on it. Only good people will walk there.
There will be no dangers on that road. There will be no lions there to hurt people or any dangerous animals on it. That road will be for the people God saves.
The LORD will make his people free, and they will come back to him. They will come into Zion rejoicing. They will be happy forever. Their happiness will be like a crown on their heads. Gladness and joy will fill them completely. Sorrow and sadness will be far, far away.

 
I have highlighted my favorite parts of this awesome promise from God’s heart. What are your favorite parts, Dear Reader? šŸ˜€

 

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