Tuesday, January 2, 2018

I Was Awakened this Morning

A major way God speaks to us is through reading His Word. On day one of 2018, I began to sense that the Holy Spirit would spotlight one particular verse each day for meditation. This blog will become my journal of what I believe God is speaking to me. I now share day two's verse.

The Lord God has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple. Isaiah 50:4. NASB

It is God that literally awakens me each morning. In October I was diagnosed with a heart condition which causes sudden cardiac arrest. The cardiologist said it is hereditary. When I first began to realize that I could die anytime during the day or the night I wondered if I might die in my sleep. In reality, any of us could die in our sleep. Our lives are in His hands. I don't want to die in my sleep. That is why this Scripture from Isaiah is so relevant to me; He awakens me morning by morning. Each morning is a gift from God! I am literally alive this morning because God ordained me to live another day for Him.

It is not enough for a Christian to live another day but to live as a disciple. Disciple means a person who is a pupil or an adherent of the doctrines of another; follower. A Christian is a disciple of the doctrine (teachings) of Jesus. We are followers of Jesus. God awakens me each morning to be Jesus' disciple. He awakens me morning by morning! I am believing that this phrase applies to me; God awakes me day after day. I will live many days and not die in my sleep!

The next truth I receive today from Isaiah 50:4 is that I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. As a called minister of the Gospel, I personally desire to share a relevant word with people who are tired and weary. I want my words to encourage you and to keep your mind and spirit from giving way to trial or affliction. All of this is gleaned from this one verse.

I pray that I will listen and "hear" as a disciple each day during 2018.

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