Resources on Isaiah
No one on this earth is too far gone for Jesus.
By | August 29, 2016
Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.
It doesn’t matter who you are, what you’ve done, or where you’ve been, no one is too far gone for Jesus.
I think that statement’s important enough that it’s worth repeating: No one is too far gone for Jesus. No one! And there’s no better evidence of this than the woman that Jesus met at the well.
When Jesus meets this woman she has been used and abused. She has been divorced five times and was living with her boyfriend. She was a mess! At least, she was a mess to the people around her. Even so, Christ reached out to her with the living water of eternal life. And her life was transformed instantly and eternally!
This woman…a woman who had been ravaged by regrets and failures and brokenness…this wasted, burned out woman…was made brand new because of the power of Jesus Christ which began to change her! She wasn’t too far gone for the Lord Jesus!
And the application in your life and my life is clear. No one around us…no matter how wasted, burned out, or strung out they may seem…is too far gone for Jesus Christ.
And you know what else? Neither are you!
In John 4:13, Jesus says, “Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty forever. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up...
There is no panic in heaven…only plans.
By | August 8, 2016
In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple.
I’d like for you to think with me a moment about the glorious position of our holy God.
In today’s verse, Isaiah describes his vision of God when he saw the Lord sitting on the throne of the universe.
Now, Isaiah and the rest of the Israelites were deeply troubled because their earthly king, King Uzziah, was dead. They were grieved…and they were concerned about the future. Yet when Isaiah entered into the presence of the Lord, he realized that there was a greater One than any earthly king sitting upon the throne of the universe. His name is holy God, the Lord of Hosts!
Like the Israelites, it’s easy to worry about the future…and wonder what’s gone wrong and what will happen next in our world.
But as believers in the Lord Jesus, we don’t have to wonder! We don’t have to wring our hands worrying, because we know that our God is sitting on the throne of the universe. Remember that there is no panic in heaven…only plans. God never walks up and down the streets of heaven wringing His hands wondering about what He’s going to do next.
So no matter what’s going on in your world today…no matter how out-of-control things may seem…remember that God is still on His throne!
Today, it’s my prayer that you will get your mind off the earthly and temporary and...
A life of success is a life of significance!
By | June 29, 2016
But the Lord GOD helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.
What does a life of success God’s way produce? It produces a life of significance. A life of godly success is a life of true significance.
At the young age of 17, Joseph knew where he was going. God had given him a purpose in life…a purpose he pursued with all his heart. And so it is with the man or woman who lives a significant life. They have a purpose and a reason to get up every day. They are enthusiastic about life!
As children of God, we have such a life as we’re on mission for Him! This is what a life of significance is all about. And this sense of calling, this sense of compelling, this sense of purpose makes our life worth living.
Is your life driven by a sense of direction every day? Is your life one that is filled with a reason to get up in the morning?
It’s my prayer today that you will attack the opportunities that God has put before you this day. Squeeze every moment out of the life that God has promised you! If you do, you will live a life that is truly successful…and significant.
A life of success is a life of significance!
But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Today’s verse is a promise from God that I’ve put my trust in for many, many years. Because so often when we’re in a “wait” mode in life, it’s tempting to push Providence. Let me explain what I mean.
The word Providence isn’t a word we use much today, but you can think of it like “pro-video”…that God can see the future and what will happen in our lives. But not only can He see what’s going to happen, He’s leading us and working all things together for His glory and our good!
…You feel like you’ve been treated unfairly.
…That business deal you just knew would go through disappeared.
…That promotion you were expecting didn’t happen.
…Someone made a promise to you in marriage and didn’t keep that promise.
…You’ve prayed for your health or the health or someone you love and you’ve been given nothing but sickness.
…All the doors you desire to be open seem to have been shut!
And maybe you wonder, Where God is in the midst of my trials? How am I to respond?
If God has you in some “wait” training today, remember that He puts a premium on patience and perseverance. And know that adversity can produce possibilities that you could never imagine in your life! Wait on God and trust in Him today.
“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has...