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Isaiah 54:3 "For you will spread aboard to the right hand and to the left; and your offspring will possess the nations and make the desolate cities to be inhabited."
What promises scripture intends for us! I love the image of the Gospel spreading abroad and that generation after generation will possess the nations. I think we can all agree that our nations need to bend their knee and turn back to God.
This is our Father's business in Salty Sidewalks- to spread His message into a dying, desolate world. For us to inhabit cities for the Lord -children of God, spreading His love and His message of salvation.
May every one be blessed today with productivity, grace, mercy and divine appointments
Todays Scripture: Isaiah 54: 2 "Enlarge the place of your tent , and let the curtain of your habitation be stretched out; spare not: lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes."
This scripture speaks to me of preparation as He prepares to stretch our boundaries and increase His family. We aren't just making things...we are preparing the way into the inner courtroom of His heart - as we let the curtain of our habitation be stretched out over the land. Let us lengthen our sphere of influence, while keeping our "stakes" firmly planted in Him.
I have a friend who is expecting any day now, for months they have prepared their house and their hearts to hold their little lamb. How do we prepare our hearts and our homes for those "children" that the Lord crosses our paths with? Do we have time in our schedule to invite them into our dwelling place, the dwelling place of the Lord? The word says "spare not" are we willing to sacrifice time and talent in order raise up a new generation of Christians? Let us lengthen the cords of our hearts as we allow the Lord to intersect our lives with heavenly appointments.
Spiritual children, isn't that what we are doing, planting seeds...praying they germinate and conceive? I would like to take the next month or so and look at Isaiah: Chapter 54 and reflect, as a group....Scripture for today: "Sing, O barren one, you who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child! For the spiritual children of the desolate one will be more than the children of the married wife, says the Lord"
I have a dear friend who never had a child, though it was the greatest desire of her heart. She has bore countless women and is the spiritual mother to so many- though her arms would still ache to hold her own tender one.
We will be considering spiritual children and our role in raising up His children , helping them find the frequency of His heart. "We aren't just making things..." we are finding His children and leading His lambs home to Him.
May each leak made today, and each leak left, bear a powerful witness to The One we serve and the faithfulness of our God. For those who have longed to have children, I pray a blessing upon you and the spiritual children you disciple now, may your quiver be ever full of future generations...thank you for your service and your love in raising up the family of Christ.
What would you say if I told you that your artwork can have eternal impact for the Kingdom? This little grassroots ministry has grown by leaps and bounds, so that it is a world-wide ministry now.
This year, we have the chance to provide 5,000+ women a salt leak (a piece of artwork that contains the Gospel) at the Encouragement Cafe (Joy FM) Conferences. FIVE THOUSAND women that we can pray over and into. How cool is it that Jesus fed 5000 with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. WE have a need for 5000 salt leaks- with a lot more willing hearts than 5 fish and 2 loaves of bread. The number is big, the need is great-----but, will you join me in believing that Jesus wants to feed His women this year on the salt of His word and the gift of His truth and salvation? Believe with me- this year - in the miracle of the loaves and fishes.
WE have an encouraging group on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1482221002022097/
This is the year of multiplication- we need your creative energy and your passion for the Gospel- join us for the miracle of loaves and fishes!!!
A Gospel spreading, mixed media artist...out to love the world through the salt of creative expression