Last night I was reading my Bible and I came across Isaiah 45:19 NKJ about God not hiding things from us. I sort of remembered I had a similar scripture somewhere else in the Bible. I looked through several likely places. Then I decided to look in my card box. I have great scriptures there. I got out one category after another. I did find what I was looking for. It was Isaiah 45:19 in The Living Bible. “I publicly proclaim bold promises; I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner so that no one can know what I mean. And I didn’t tell Israel (put your name in here) to ask me for what I didn’t plan to give! No, for I, Jehovah, speak only truth and righteousness. TLB” That was what I was looking for. It is awesome. By the time I had found it, I had looked at most of my cards. Of course you may guess what happened. My faith rose up as I read and quoted scripture after scripture, saving the ones I wanted to use in prayer time. I did some blog work and then prayed. My prayers soared and I didn’t even need my list.
Now, I nearly always read my Bible but last night, I did something else. I thought about a scripture and made selections. I wanted to use that Word. I determined to get back in the game. These scriptures are for me.
Back at The National Day of prayer, there was a woman preacher who prayed about the media. She praised along with the dancers with power and verve. Her prayer was full of passion. I hadn’t seen anyone like her in a very long time. Too often, because I am short, I feel somewhat mouse-like. Inside, I’m more like a lion. When I speak and read my scriptures, that lion wants to roar. Imagine a tiny little person with confidence in the Lord, roaring out the Good News. That’s what I want to do.