Thought to share: I bring you good news. I AM comforting you, healing your broken heart and setting you free. I AM working in you and your circumstances. I AM giving you beauty for ashes and exchanging your mourning for blessing. I AM giving you celebration instead of despair. I give you hope.
So choose to partner with ME in this and let ME do this work in you.
Isaiah 61:1-3 (NLT) The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the LORD’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies. To all who mourn in Israel, HE will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for His own glory.
1Peter 1:3-4 (NCV) Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In God’s great mercy He has caused us to be born again into a living hope, because Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Now we hope for the blessings God has for His children. These blessings, which cannot be destroyed or be spoiled or lose their beauty, are kept in heaven for you.
Kim, this is so beautiful…..I love that scripture in Isaiah. Actually, I looked back in my journal because I was commenting on someone’s FB about the captives and prisoners…..and I googled it….hahaha….and I found Luke 4:18….and as I read it out loud, I was speaking about me internalizing that verse. In Christ, I believe this verse applies to all of His children…..it was such a special moment with Him. Thank you, great reminder for me today. I love you my friend❤️❤️❤️
What you read in Luke was Jesus reading Isaiah and His declaration that He had come to fulfill it for us. However, because we will do the same works He did and more – this means we can walk in this too! We are anointed to bring the Good News and we partner with Him as He sets the captives free, opens blind eyes — and that is exciting stuff!!
This was very uplifting this morning Kim. I needed to read this. I’m so thankful i found this it ministered greatly to what’s been on my mind this morning. Praise the Lord!