Everyone who walks with Jesus has Biblical scriptures that speak to them personally, more deeply than most. For example, one of mine is, “The Joy of the Lord is (my) strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)
This scripture is one that goes deep into my spirit when I meditate on it, and allow it to transform my perspective and my choices, in fact basically allowing it to lead me.
We all have scriptures that “jump” out at us. Those, when focused upon, can deepen our walk and lead us into new places (spiritually and in our character) as we follow our Lord Jesus.
What are your scriptures? What pieces have you felt drawn to memorise? Or what texts have others given you as you met in Bible study or prayer?
It is important to fellowship with others for many reasons. We are commanded to do so. One of the many blessings is that others can speak into our lives with Bible verses that help us in difficult times. When we learn to stand on those scriptures, they speak, and lead us into a deeper revelation of our relationship and our Call from GOD.
Another of mine is from Isaiah 61:1-3.
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”
Jesus read this in the temple and sat in the empty chair, and stated he is the fulfilment of God’s Word (Luke 4:21)
I am not saying through claiming that scripture as personal to me that I am fulfilling God’s prophecy like Jesus did. But by taking personal ownership of that text however, I am aware that part of my Calling is to do as specified in Isaiah 61:1-3 and I have the authority to do so.
Today, I proclaim: “This is the acceptable year of the LORD.” I’m not even sure what that means. But with various world situations bringing international tension, namely: the inevitable Brexit of the UK from the EU; the United States’ federal election bringing the strangest situation in memorable American history (that being that two extremely unpopular leaders are the candidates vying for the presidency); UNESCO declaring Jerusalem is only a heritage site for the Muslims; the utter political and civil disaster in Syria which has prompted world wide despair over refugees of war and economics, the world is in a state of controlled chaos and is on the brink of exploding.
What will God do in this earthly environment? I don’t know. But according to Matthew 25, woe to many and let’s ask for the days to be short.
When we have a Call of GOD on our lives, we need to be sure we live it out. My Call is to write to others and to encourage them.
Today I’m saying two things, one instruction for you personally and one declaration which is borne out of scripture.
For you, I’m saying: seek out, record and meditate on your personal scriptures.
Of Scripture I’m saying: This is the acceptable year of the LORD; the day of vengeance is at hand. (Isaiah 61:2)
Every blessing as you meditate on God’s Word, grow in His likeness and follow His plans and purposes for your life.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.