Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Reflection

Tonight was the first time in a while that I just sat alone and worshipped God. I am writing my final paper for school right now, which requires me to reflect on a passage of scripture that has become meaningful to me over the course of the class. It never ceases to amaze me that God truly is faithful to what His Word says. When I think of how God has provided for me over the past year and a half, I am moved to tears. What have I done to receive anything from Him?Thank you Lord for Your faithfulness, provision, love, forgiveness, grace. Ignite in me a passion to enter into your presence daily.

Here is the passage I am writing my paper on:

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. "If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” - Isaiah 58:6-11

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