“LOOK” Again

Prayer: Surrender your broken feeble heart to the Gentle Shepherd* (Isa 40:11). #GentleShepherd https://isaiah.bible/isaiah-40-11

MORNING WATCH NOTES:

With verses 10 and 11 Isaiah closes this prologue to the rest of his prophetic utterances. “Behold [LOOK] the Lord your God…[your shepherd].“ Our God is holy, just and fierce against our enemies. But he is also a gentle pastor–shepherd to his people.

Men with all power tend to corrupt their power. But God, with almighty and eternal power will visit his people, not with the self-serving vicissitudes of power, but with compassionate, merciful and forbearing care. It is not just God’s self-restraint. He is holy yet “gentle and lowly” – that is just who our God is (Mat 11:29). Lord my feeble and wandering heart you mercifully embrace.

*For a beautiful impression of God as our shepherd see Barnes’ Notes on Isaiah 4:11.

WORSHIP HIM AS SHEPHERD: https://youtu.be/s4IZxwnir3Y

2 thoughts on ““LOOK” Again

  1. This is my personal email to you: ************************************************************************************************** Bro Roger and Dianne, The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace. I continue to pray for you. I truly care about you and I have prayed for Mercy Heart, trusting God to make a way. I always would send a mail-out of letters in July to all of our friends in jail/prison, I went on line looking for another Mercy Heart Chapel location and I saw Teresa Davis’ last email to the families of Glenview Mercy Heart. I know that Precious Jesus is carrying all of our families as we continue holding on to His faithful love for us all.

    I am totally focused on Jesus and His love, I look for His love all around me, everywhere > I can see His love. Precious Jesus will see me through, He is holding me, carrying me on His shoulders. I continue to count all of the blessings He blessed me with over the years. I am so thankful for the years that I had at Glenview, seeing a wonderful church reaching out with the love of Jesus to the families of inmates and the children of inmates. I am so thankful that for years I had a church family. It was a place of safety and emotional healing, my safe harbor. And now I am so thankful for the safe harbor that Jesus has given me at home.

    I am so thankful for Bro Dennis and Cindy, I am so thankful for Bro Sam and Cheryl, I am so thankful for Bro Roger and Dianne, I am so thankful for everyone. I am so thankful for the Worship Ministry, Ukulele Ministry, Mercy Heart, Heart Sisters. I am thankful that one day Precious Lord Jesus will take me home to heaven and I will live with Him forever.

    Precious Lord Jesus is carrying me and I am holding on to His love. O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, because He first loved me.

    Thank You, Jesus, for all of my blessings,

    Deanne

    *********Gentle Shepherd > O how I love Jesus

    There is a Name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth; it sounds like music in mine ear, the sweetest name on earth. It tells me of a Savior’s love, who died to set me free; it tells me of His precious blood, the sinner’s perfect plea. It tells me of One whose loving heart can feel my deepest woe; who in each sorrow bears a part, that none can bear below. O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, because He first loved me.

    As I travel through this pilgrim land, Jesus my Shepherd and my Friend walks beside me. He leads me safely through all the sinking sand. Blessed Jesus, He holds my hand, through this land, this pilgrim land. He’s my Shepherd, tender and true. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake.

    O I have found a Friend in Jesus, He’s everything to me, He’s the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star, He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul. In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay, He tells me every care on Him to roll. O I love to tell the story of unseen things above, of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love. I love to tell the story because I know it’s true, it satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.

    O it won’t be very long till this short life shall end, it won’t be very long till Jesus shall appear, we know that day is drawing near. It won’t be very long, Precious Lord Jesus is coming soon: When we finally reach that heavenly home, when we walk through the pearl gate, God shall wipe away all tears > when we see “LOOK” Christ Jesus who set the captive free. O I want to see Him and look upon His face, there to sing forever of His saving grace, on the streets of glory let me lift my voice, cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.

    ********************************************************************************************

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    1. Dear sister,
      What a joy you are to the Lord and encouragement to our hearts. Your thoughtful prayers through the years have meant so much to me. Not to me only, but to our church, worship ministry and ministry to families in the crisis of incarceration.

      Your thoughtful notes through the years are not forgotten. Your anointing is from the Father alone. You bring gluey to his name. You are counted among those faithful who have given their lives for the sweet gospel of the “gentle Shepherd.”

      Thank you, Thank you, Thank you dear sister for being a friend of God, for being a friend to Dianne and me.

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