I Have Called You By Name Yesterday I was undergoing some pretty major shocks. I think the Lord felt He needed to reassure me and give me some Love..I needed it...but I didn't know it until I opened the bible to the following chapter from Isaiah 43:1-8 Thus saith the Lord who created you, O Jacob. And He who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom. Ehoiopia and Seba in your place. Since You were precious in My sight, you have been honored, And I have loved you; Therefore I will give men for you, and people for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, And gather you from the west; I will say to the north, Give them up! And to the south, "Do not keep them back!" Bring My sons from afar, And My daughters from the ends of the earth, Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him. Besides this being a beautiful portion of Scripture...for everyone...it was very significant for me yesterday...in at least one...and I am hoping two ways. Yesterday I received revelation about myself...the hard part of it is...in order for the Lord to get me to this point in my life...many people have had to suffer on my account. I was really feeling this yesterday...how sorry I am that others have had to suffer for my lack of insight and my slowness for change. And so ...I was suffering last night...and then I opened my bible...and I read the highlighted section (centered portion), and I immediately felt my Spirit revive...and felt an immediate dose of God's love...He seemed to be telling me...that He felt I was valuable...enough to be ransomed, that those that have suffered on my account...were just part of the ransom that He was willing to pay. Wow. Who am I? Nobody. God's love is so Amazing. The second thing...which I am "hoping"...is that, the last section contains a promise for my daughter and her boyfriend...I really really want it to. Please pray for them...that God will gather them back to Himself.
I have read that portion of scripture time and time again, over the years and found comfort in it. Who are you? You are a of God. Always remember that, regardless of what life throws at you. You are His very own beloved princess and you must never forget that.
I like what the message bible says " When you are stuck betwwen a rock and a hard place, it's not a dead end" "When you go through the rivers of difficulty you will not drown" How awesome is it that when we go through trials, pain , past memories, God says it cant destroy you, it can annoy you, irritate you, but it cannot destroy you!!!!! "He is doing a new thing in your life, can you not see it? He is making a way in the wilderness, and a river in the desert!" I felt the lord whisper to my awhile back and he said " I will move a mountain or part the red sea for you if that's what it takes to get you were I want you to be" And that's what he did by sending Jesus!
Sister, I am glad and thankful to Almighty GOD that you were able to find
comfort in the passage. The term Israel means overcome..Jacob later
was named as Israel because wrestled with an angel. All of un need to be
like Jacob, that is we can overcome but only with help from GOD.