A Timely Reminder

August 1, 2007 at 8:14 am | Posted in Personal, Teaching | 2 Comments

I’m under a lot of stress at the moment.  And stress tends to lead to worry and mistrust, which are sin.

As I’m reading through Jeremiah, there was a very timely message from God to me today:


“If you return to me, I will restore you so you can continue to serve me. If you speak good words rather than worthless ones, you will be my spokesman. You must influence them; do not let them influence you!” Jeremiah 15:19 (NLT)

Jeremiah was worried about what was happening in Israel and had accused God of not taking care of him.  God’s reply was one of rebuke and encouragement.  Here is my paraphrase (what I heard this morning):

“Those are some foolish accusations – you need to repent immediately!  When you do, we’ll be able to pick up where we left off.  You do what you know I want you to do, and you will continue to speak for Me.  Don’t let other people and circumstances drive you; your job is to lead.”

What was God’s message to you today in your reading?

 

Until next time,

Dan’l

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  1. Very timely. I am feeling under much stress as well with some unexplained health issues. This really puts me in my place and helps me get back on track. I need to continue to trust God through this and allow him to work. I started out strong, leaning on Him, believing He would restore me to health. The last few days I have been wondering why this is happening to me and the doctor seems to have no answers. I need to get back to doing what God wants me to do which is put it in His hands and realize He knows His plans and purposes for me.

  2. I think you would appreciate Jeremiah 14-15, especially chapter 15:10-11. I don’t think it can get anymore encouraging that what God told him.

    Stay on track – God’s not done with you yet.


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