Very Personal Words Experienced by One Sheep Through a Year. 

December 22

December 22

SHEEP: My Jesus, my savior, there is no one like you! All of my days I want to praise the wonder of your mighty love.

SHEPHERD: Hold on, my beloved, and expect. Live in expectancy of all I have for you. New days are ahead of you. Suddenly, they will appear and you, my beloved, will experience such joy – unending joy, the joy of your Master. Jesus first, others second, yourself in experiencing what it means to lay yourself before the Lord with the trust of a little child. You'll see – you'll experience it. Go forward with your hand in mine. We are in this together. Expect to see changes all around you. My Spirit will move and have an effect on people's lives.

GOD'S WORD: 2 Chro. 7:14 "If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land."

Deut. 28:10 Then all the people of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you. – You are not of this" world".

Isa. 43:7

Everyone who is called by my name whom I have created for my glory.. I have formed him, yes. I have made him. – "you belong to Him."

2 Chr. 12:6-7

Because they have humbled themselves, proclaiming God is righteous, I will grant them deliverance.

James 4:10 "Humble yourself in His sight and He will lift you up" – He will bless you.

Pray –:Job 42:10 As Job prayed for others, God restored Job's loses. 2 Chr. 7:14 He will heal our land. Then I will hear 2 Chr. 6:24-31

SHEEP: As He hears our confession He will forgive and give to everyone according to their way.

In Solomon's prayer He points to the importance of confessing the Lord's name.

The power packed word "confess" opens the truth concerning God's hearing and answering prayer. It is the words used to describe a position in faith or belief.

An example "THE AUGSBERG CONFESSION" is an example. To confess belief is to say, "I openly receive God's promise and choose to take my stand here, humbly on God's promises and worship of His person ."

The Hebrew word, "Yadah" supports this idea. Derived from "Yad," meaning "an open or extended hand, the focus is on reaching to take hold of. Just as the closed hand or fist may represent struggle or rebellion, an open hand indicates peace, submitted server, or surrender.

As Solomon comes (vs. 12) with lifted, open hand, he comes in peaceful submission to God. "Yadah" also involves worship. With open, extended hands in worship – confessing of God's faithfulness with thanksgiving and praise.

I can't begin to tell you how often I have heard my heart crying , "Be it unto you according to your will." in surrender to what has been happening in my life. In the midst of difficulties as I cry out I ended in praising and worship. The enemy was defeated and I can take hold of His hand in simple child like trust. Every day He opens His Word to me tying everything together from one day to the next.

Forgive and heal Psalm 103:3 "He forgives all " The Hebrew word "salach" is intensified by a helping verb which means, "He will abundantly pardon"

GOD'S WORD: Exodus 15:26 " Saying, If you will diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord your God and will do what is right in His sight, and will listen to and obey His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon you which I brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the Lord Who heals you.

SHEEP: We are to heed Him – listen for His voice.. We are to what is right in His sight – act on His word for He is a God who heals.

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