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If Only: A Prayer of Isaiah for Deity-deniers and God-haters

Posted by cr0cus . on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, In : burblyybox 

If only You would rip open the heavens
    and come down to earth—
Its heights and depths would quake the moment You appear,
Like kindling when it just begins to catch fire, or like water that’s about to boil.
    If only You would come like that so that all who deny or hate You
Would know who You are and be terrified of Your grandeur.
(Isaiah 64:1-2, Voice)

I wish it were that easy, but my Lord takes His time. He is King, and He is not hurried. A day of reckoning will come, ...
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Faith and Understanding

Posted by cr0cus . on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, In : burblyybox 
#Isa8.19-20 Living Connection

I pray only to the Living God. I do not consult the dead on behalf of the living.

When they tell you,“Consult with those who have familiar spirits and with the wizards, who chirp and who mutter:” shouldn’t a people consult with their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? Turn to the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, surely there is no morning for them. (NHEB)

When people tell you, “Try out the fortune...

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Wisdom and Knowledge

Posted by cr0cus . on Thursday, October 25, 2012, In : burblyybox 
#Isa28.23-29 Applied Wisdom

The Lord is my Teacher and Guide.
I will know exactly what to do.

Listen to me;
    listen, and pay close attention.
Does a farmer always plow and never sow?
    Is he forever cultivating the soil and never planting?
Does he not finally plant his seeds—
    black cumin, cumin, wheat, barley, and emmer wheat—
each in its proper way,
    and each in its proper place?
The farmer knows just what to do,
    for God has given him understanding.
A heavy sledge is never used to thr...

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Patience and Development

Posted by cr0cus ... on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, In : burblyybox 
#Isa49.2 The Wait

I let God sharpen me and then hide me for a while. I embrace character building together with skills development. Being shortlisted, in waiting, means I've been pre-qualified to serve.

He made my tongue like a sharp sword. He hid me in the shadow of his hand. He made me like a sharp arrow. He hid me in the holder for his arrows.
(Isaiah 49:2 NCV)

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