God Never Gets Tired {{Week 4}}

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I just finished writing our last devotion, for week 3. It is official. We begin our last week of our Isaiah 40 study. It has been a good journey. God has shown me a lot about Himself, His character, and even myself. I am thankful for this journey. I hope it has drawn you closer to the Lord. During this special time, we have been able to sit, worship, and connect with God. It has been such a fun journey.

Our next study begins relatively soon (2 weeks from today!). It will be a longer journey, but well worth every ounce of effort we put into it. You can find out the details, at the end of this blog post. Prayerfully consider joining us, friends. It will be in a similar format to this, except the journal is on Amazon.

Now onto our schedule, for our last week!

The Schedule

Monday
Isaiah 40:27

*Blog Post*

Tuesday
Isaiah 40:28

Wednesday
Isaiah 40:29

*Blog Post*

Thursday
Isaiah 40:30

Friday
Isaiah 40:31

*Blog Post*

This Week’s Study

Judging by this week’s scriptures, I know it will be a great week. One of my favorite Scriptures is in this week’s reading. This week, we get to learn a lot about tiredness. Are you feeling tired or weary, my friend? If so, you are in the right place. God assures us that He never gets tired! As we draw nearer to our Savior, we will experience just how true this statement is!

“Surely you know. Surely you have heard. The Lord is the God who lives forever, who created all the world. He does not become tired or need to rest. No one can understand how great his wisdom is. He gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak. Even children become tired and need to rest, and young people trip and fall. But the people who trust the Lord will become strong again. They will rise up as an eagle in the sky; they will run and not need rest; they will walk and not become tired (Is. 40:27-31).”

God is never tired. This makes Him our perfect refuge! (Click to Tweet)

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I invite you to join us for our next study. For nine weeks, beginning on September 11, we will be enjoying bite-size portions of Matthew 4-7. This amazing section of Scripture, we will finally get to sit down and study at our own level. You can pick up your journal, over on Amazon. (Please Note: As an Amazon Affiliate, I receive a small earning from any purchases made using the link at no expense to you.)

Look Up! {{Week 3}}

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We are at the end of our third week, for our current study. We have spent the past few weeks, studying Isaiah 40. Amazing journey, right?!? I am loving it! If you are new, it’s not too late to join in. We have one more week, before journeying through Matthew 4-7 (see end of post, for details). For Isaiah 40, you can pick up a free journal and schedule – to join in the fun!

The Scriptures – Isaiah 40:26; Psalm 89:11, 147:4

“Look up to the skies. Who created all these stars? He leads out the army of heaven one by one and calls all the stars by name. Because he is strong and powerful, not one of them is missing (Is. 40:26).”

The skies and the earth belong to you. You made the world and everything in it… He counts the stars and names each one (Ps. 89:11, 147:4).

God is calling us to “look up”. Look up, He says to us. Look up and see. God is the great Creator of the universe. He has uniquely made each star, but He doesn’t stop there.

  • God created them.
  • God has brought them out, so we can see His handiwork. We get the shear joy of witnessing His handiwork.
  • God has called each one, by its God-given name.
  • God counts them, to make sure none are missing.
  • While God counts each one, they are given a specific name. Our God is specific and deliberate in every action He makes.

To me, this shows just how involved God is in each one of our lives – as well. In John 10, we see most of these themes play out again. Only this time, they relate to us!

Just as the heavens and eath are His, we are definitely His too! God saw fit to create us and call us His own. God created us from nothing and has the authority to call us as His own.

God is weaving us into His grand plan for the universe, as we come to Him. (Click to Tweet)

God calls us, by name. It doesn’t matter what we answered to, before we began walking with Jesus. All that matters is the moment we are standing in. All that matters is the new name we have been given, at this very moment. God wants to call us His sons and daughters. This happens, as we come to His Son – Jesus Christ, the Messiah!

Jesus has chosen you (me too), and gives you a new name. Just like He did for Jerusalem, He is rebuilding us. He is bringing us back. He is healing us. He is shwoing Himself as our Awesome Creator. His understanding, in Psalm 147:5, is even described as “beyond comprehension.” He is that good!

Jesus has picked you! And, He has a new name for you too. (Click to Tweet)

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I invite you to join us for our next study. For nine weeks, beginning on September 11, we will be enjoying bite-size portions of Matthew 4-7. This amazing section of Scripture, we will finally get to sit down and study at our own level. You can pick up your journal, over on Amazon. (Please Note: As an Amazon Affiliate, I receive a small earning from any purchases made using the link at no expense to you.)

True Greatness {{Week 3}}

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We have been studying Isaiah 40, over the past few weeks. It has been an amazing time of worship and connecting with God. I hope you have been able to join us. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. We still have a few days left. You can pick up your free journal and schedule, and join in the fun!

The Scriptures – Isaiah 40:23-24; Psalm 107:40; Isaiah 5:21

“He dooms the great men of the world and brings them all to naught. 24 They hardly get started, barely take root, when he blows on them and their work withers, and the wind carries them off like straw (Is. 40:23-24, TLB).”

“For God pours contempt upon the haughty and causes princes to wander among ruins (Ps. 107:40).”

“Woe to those who are wise and shrewd in their own eyes! (Is. 5:21)”

We aren’t as awesome, as we would like to believe.

As humans, we sin and are powerless (on our own). When we stand alone, we are so small compared to God and His righteousness. Even the greatest people of the world will give an account to God for their actions.

When we stand alone, we are so small compared to God and His righteousness (Click to Tweet).

Absolutely none are exempt from the judgment of God. God is sovereign and we need to know that. Our whole world is rampant with conceit and pride. In today’s society, we waste our own effort in becoming great in the world’s eyes versus knowing the One who is truly great – the Greatest One of all!

One thing is certain – destruction becomes ours from the moment we think we are wise and clever in our own eyes. The truth is – we need to be humble and seek God. Knowing His vastness, should bring us to our knees and make us rethink the way we are living. If we try to live for the world’s applauds versus God’s, we are inviting His judgment to sit with us – ignoring His sacred truths. We need to live like we know God’s all powerful. We need to revere God, through how we live – because He is the One in control.

While He passionately pursues, and meets us on a personal level, I need to invite God to be the most important part of my life – for He is true greatness. God’s sovereignty isn’t superficial or going to fade with time. God is Awesome in His power. The best kind of power, is God’s eternal power.

God’s sovereignty isn’t superficial or going to fade with time (Click to Tweet).

Lord Jesus, you are the very picture of greatness. It is not found in anything I could ever do. But, it is found in You. Thank You, Lord!

See 1 Cor. 10:12; Matthew 23:11-12

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I invite you to join us for our next study. For nine weeks, beginning on September 11, we will be enjoying bite-size portions of Matthew 4-7. This amazing section of Scripture, we will finally get to sit down and study at our own level. You can pick up your journal, over on Amazon. (Please Note: As an Amazon Affiliate, I receive a small earning from any purchases made using the link at no expense to you.)

The Real One {{Week 3}}

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Today, we begin week 3 (of our Isaiah 40 study). If you are new to joining us, I invite you to grab a free journal and schedule. It is never too late, to join in!

The Scriptures – Isaiah 40:18-20; Micah 7:18

“To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him? An idol! A craftsman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts for it silver chains. He who is too impoverished for an offering chooses wood that will not rot; he seeks out a skillful craftsman to set up an idol that will not move (Isa. 40:18-20, ESV).”

“Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love (Micah 7:18).”

The Israelites grew impatient and formed idols to worship. They took their material possessions, and constructed their own god (the golden calf, in Exodus 32). God makes it clear that He is nothing like man-man possessions and/or idols. God is not something we can stuff in our own pocket, while we go about our separate lives from Him. God is incomparable. 

Believe it or not, God is not solely dependent upon you and me. Lifeless idols reveal how different they are, from the One True God that we worship. Lifeless idols cannot even stand on their own. They cannot care for themsleves, much less their followers.

God cares for Himself, the world, and everything in it. God is…

  • careful and intentional.
  • using His steady hands to govern the world.
  • relient on none, but Himself.
God cares for and governs the entire world. He is the Faithful One! (Click to Tweet)

Through Scriptures, we learn God is the Faithful One (see 2 Tim. 2:13, for example). He is the One we can put our trust in. He is the One who will pardon our sins, as we trust in His Son Jesus. He is the One who adores us, cares for us, and never leaves our side. There is a big difference between God and any other.

Lord God, You are real! God, You are the One True God. I know You see and hear everything going on in my midst. I just need You to intercede. Remind me that none are great like You are! Thank You for all You are and do for me. Help me to remember I can depend upon You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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I invite you to join us for our next study. For nine weeks, beginning on September 11, we will be enjoying bite-size portions of Matthew 4-7. This amazing section of Scripture, we will finally get to sit down and study at our own level. You can pick up your journal, over on Amazon. (Please Note: As an Amazon Affiliate, I receive a small earning from any purchases made using the link at no expense to you.)

God’s Incomparable {{Week 3}}

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Friends, we have covered a lot of ground this week. We have plunged into the depths of Isaiah 40. In our week’s study, we have looked at verses 9 through 17.

There is No Substitute for God

 

“All the people of the earth are nothing when compared to him; he does whatever he thinks best among the angels of heaven, as well as here on earth. No one can stop him or challenge him, saying, ‘What do you mean by doing these things? (Daniel 4:35, TLB)’”

This week, we learned that God is incomparable. We have many one-of-a-kind things in this world. I am reminded of a friend with a banana allergy. Bananas are one of a kind. You can’t substitute bananas, for something else. It doesn’t give the same kind of taste. If we think things of this world are unique and unable to find a suitable substitute, what does that say about their Creator?

God is the One who has uniquely designed everything we have! He is incomparable. (Click to Tweet)

Spiritually speaking, God is unique. God is incomparable. We cannot substitute anything else, to avoid having a relationship with God. Only God can fill us up. Only God can provide the necessary strength and steps we need to walk in this life. There is no substitute for God. None. This is the most important truth we could ever learn.

You’re Invited!

I hope you all are enjoying this study. I invite you all to join me, as we continue our Isaiah 40 study. We have a set of resources available to all (journal and schedule). We are half way through our study, but there is so much more for us to learn from this passage of Scripture.

The Schedule {{Week 3}}

Monday
Isaiah 40:18-20

Tuesday
Isaiah 40:21-22

Wednesday
Isaiah 40:23-24

Thursday
Isaiah 40:25

Friday
Isaiah 40:26

Don’t forget our blog posts, for this study, will go out on… Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!

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I want to invite you to join us, on our next Bible study adventure. Starting on September 11, we will begin studying Matthew 4 through 7. In this particular study, we will be digging deep into two sections of Scripture: Jesus’ temptations and the greatest sermon we could ever hear. So, be sure to head over to Amazon and pick up your journal! (Please Note: As an Amazon Affiliate, I receive a small earning when you use this link to make any purchase)