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To Revive the Spirit

September 22, 2016

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To Revive  the Spirit

We all get down  at times.     Life can be  a real mess  as we face temptations,  let-downs,  the guilt of our sins,  the realization of our weaknesses,  and on and on.     We know  that we are unimportant  in the scope  of all creation.     Besides being unimportant,  we’re totally incapable  of leading a life  that would be pleasing  in the most holy LORD’s eyes.

God’s ways  are beautifully  and most perfectly  good  and right.     They deserve  to be followed.     But,  we fail  to do what is good  and right,  even when we want to do  what is good  and right.     We are sorry  that we are always offending  our Lord and Savior.     It would be nice  to be able  to stop sinning  against God Almighty  —  and always do what is right for a change.

God has something to say about that  in Isaiah 57:15,

For thus says  the high  and exalted One
Who lives forever,  whose name  is holy,
“I dwell  on a high  and holy place,
And also  with the contrite  and lowly  of spirit
In order  to revive  the spirit  of the lowly
And to revive the heart  of the contrite.

That’s most awesome!     God Almighty lives  (dwells“with the contrite  and lowly  of spirit”.     God wants to stay  in our hearts  to revive the spirit  of the lowly”.     He wants to lift us up  —  realize that we are His beloved  —  and that He cares for us.

He knows  we are sorry  about our sins  —  and He’s glad and pleased  that we realize them.     He’s most glad  that we want  to live according to His ways.

Who could ask  for anything more wondrous?     God revives us  through a humble faith  in Christ Jesus.

With God living  in our hearts,  we are strengthened  to joyfully live  in His ways  and say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for stooping low  to revive us.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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