Saturday, September 5, 2015

September 5 "Testing" Ezekiel 21-22

 “‘Testing will surely come. And what if even the scepter, which the sword despises, does not continue? declares the Sovereign Lord.’ Ezekiel 21:13


Thursday, September 3, 2015

September 4 "My Name's Sake" Ezekiel 18-20

There you will remember your conduct and all the actions by which you have defiled yourselves, and you will loathe yourselves for all the evil you have done. You will know that I am the Lord, when I deal with you for My Name’s Sake and not according to your evil ways and your corrupt practices, you people of Israel, declares the Sovereign Lord.’”

Ezekiel 20:24

Oh! To know that my God deals with me not according to my evil ways but calls me by name.  I am His Name's Sake.  

September 3 "Shelter in the Shade" Ezekiel 16-17

“‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain. On the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruitand become a splendid cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches. 24 All the trees of the forest will know that I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. Ezekiel 17: 22-24

This tribe of David will not be lost.  Nebuchadnezzar appointed one of David's relatives to sit on the throne.  No success here.  

The Lord here promises that He will take one and plant it and it will prosper.  
I Myself.

And we who find shelter in the shade of Those Branches are transferred to a Kingdom of Light.  Converted sinners.  Splendid souls.  Raised up by God.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 2 "False Peace" Ezekiel 13-15

Walls crumble.
Lives crumble.
May we live under the mercy of a strong and mighty God Who offers us stability without walls.

Because they lead my people astray, saying, “Peace,” when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash, therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth. When the wall collapses, will people not ask you, “Where is the whitewash you covered it with?” Ezekiel 13:10

DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME WHEN MY WALLS CRUMBLE TODAY.  Help me to find You because I am weak not because I am strong.  And when the walls tumble down today, may I be found standing tall.  Psalm 3:3

September 1 "Just A Step Away" Ezekiel 9-12

‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” Ezekiel 12:28.  Every jot.  Every tittle.  Yes.  It will be fulfilled.  May we take care of our business here on earth with blinders on. "There is but a step between us and an awful eternity; therefore it concerns us to get ready for a future state."

DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME IN MY 10,000 MOMENTS OF LIFE.  This is about eternity and how I will live there.  Don't let me miss out on what You have for me here, there.  

Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31 "Sovereignty" Ezekiel 5-8

He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God. Ezekiel 8:3.  God beheld his servant, the precious Ezekiel.  Before the elders.  And he brought this glorious friend to Jerusalem in spirit.  That he might show this holy man what sin looked like to Him.  Oh!  That we may see our own sin this day.

DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME IN THE MIDST OF ALL THAT I DEAL WITH DAY BY DAY BY DAY.  Make me more aware of what lurks within and without.  Turn my darkness into light.  2 Samuel 22:29.

August 30 "Concerned About What?" Ezekiel 1-4

There. 
The Hand of the Lied was on me. 

Am I living there?
More concerned about loving God than being a good parent. More concerned about my relationship with God than my success.