Devotional Thoughts

A Lesson from Isaiah

Because today is Sunday, and I’m still nursing Matthew quite frequently, I had a harder time getting to have my devotions. We had to hustle and get out the door for church today, which by the way, was wonderful! I always enjoy gathering with God’s people and hearing from God’s man. We are doubly blessed because our Pastor is not just a man of God, but he’s good looking, too! 😉 Of course, since I’m his wife, I’m allowed to say that. lol!

This afternoon, I finally got Matthew down for some rest and so desperately wanted to join him, when I felt the Holy Spirit nudge me to read some from God’s Word. I feel good to have set aside the desires of my flesh and read a few chapters. I’m thankful to the Lord for His reminding me to read His Word.

I read from Isaiah again today, and will for several days! It’s a good book with many wonderful verses that speak to my heart, even though Isaiah was writing to Israel. Today, I noticed the six woes upon Israel that are in chapter five. The one that got me was from Isaiah 5:21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Only a very prideful person would think themselves to be wise and prudent. I want to be wise and prudent, but sadly, I often fall short of the goal. I know I’ve been prideful at different times, and I hate that! I don’t like pride in others and I definitely don’t want that quality in myself! However, it sneaks up on me at times. I catch myself criticizing someone in my mind, thinking how I would never do such-and-such. The fact is, I’m a sinner like everyone else. I don’t want to think highly of myself, but of my Savior! He is my reason for living! He is Who makes my life – each and every breath – possible! I want to direct all praise toward Him, and receive criticism just as He would – with humility. What an amazing Savior Jesus was! Oh, to be just like Him! I deeply long to be like my Lord, and I don’t mind telling you, I have a long way to go.


What a good message I got from the Lord in my quiet time this morning! I’m so glad I stopped and spent time with Him. How about you? Care to share a nugget you received in your quiet time? I’d love to hear it! 


In the meantime, I think I’ll try to squeeze in that nap now! 😉 


Until tomorrow,
Valerie

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