Thursday, May 04, 2006

Scripture meaning to me right now...

Jeremiah 15:19-20
19 Therefore this is what the LORD says: "If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me; if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman. Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them.
20 I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you," declares the LORD.
Thank you Lord, for allowing my heart to repent and thank you for your words of protection!

Jeremiah 17:5-10
5 This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD.
6 He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. Lord, I have seen myself as one that just trusts in man or even just myself. I understand Your warnings here and again I thank you for a repented heart. Keep me from me!
7 "But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.
8 He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." Lord, my confidence is in You! Keep me in this place and protect me from me. I feel restored and revived and ready to do your work. I am excited for a few months of continuing to sit before you and allow you to keep changing my heart!! Do what you have to do! I truly am desperate for you!
9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
10 "I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve." A heart and my heart can not be trusted! Keep examining me and convicting and cleaning me out. Help me to feel the hurt of my sin and to feel the pain I cause to others due to my sin against you and others!!

Jeremiah 18:8
8 and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. Thank you again Lord for your plan of restoration. I thank you for your promise to not destroy if repentance occurs. Lord, please please keep me in the place I am at. Keep me away from self-pride and destruction!! I hear you and I love you and I am seeking you and You are FOUND!!! Thank you!

Lord, fill me with your Spirit to the brim today as I go out to minister in Your name today. Yesterday was incredible!! Thank you! I pray for Your power and strength today! I love you!


Anonymous said...

Hey Leigh! God called me to my speaking and writing ministry with Jeremiah 15:19. Its a verse that is so near and dear to my heart. I pray you and I both speak worthy and not worthless words in His name.
~ Rachel Olsen

melanie said...

hi leigh - you have included some of my favorite verses. thank you for your honesty here. melanie