Monday Moments- Recharge!
“Who can compare to our God?”
Happy Thanksgiving to each of you. I pray and hope that you all had a great time with family and friends. Oh yeah, and that you had some great food. For some of you all the holidays may be a little difficult whether it be to grieving the loss of love ones or problems within your family, I pray that you are strengthened and encouraged by the Lord in this holiday season.
This past Sunday we kicked off our last sermon series of the year entitled “Recharge” based out of Isaiah 40:31 where we are encouraged to wait on the Lord and our strength will be renewed. (Click Here for Notes) We find in Isaiah 40 there is a word of comfort given to God’s people for the journey that is before of them. When we hit the New Year we want to hit the ground running! So we close out this year strong and in preparation for the great things the Lord has for us next year! Recharge is about embracing the presence of God to refresh and launch us into a successful year. One of the most encouraging things when looking at Isaiah 40 is the exaltation of our God. When we are reminded that NOTHING can compare to Him, it should boost our faith, and encourage us on our journey.
21 Day Preparation:
In preparation for the upcoming year and throughout this series, we will be engaging in some intentional prayer and fasting for the upcoming year. Isaiah 40:3-8 encourages us to prepare the way for the Lord. I don’t know about you, but I do NOT want to miss what God has for me nor before me. I want to encourage you to not wait until January 1, 2014 to try to understand what the Lord has for you in 2014. Start now, get a head start, and spend some quality and intentional time with the Lord by: fasting, reading His word, and sharing with others.
I would like to close this moment with a few encouraging scriptures about how awesome our God is from Isaiah 40 for your journey:
- v8 “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”
- v18 To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare to Him?
- V25&26“To whom then will you liken Me, Or to whom shall I be equal?” says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things…”
- v28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.