Words from the Wise

 Peace Like a River (Isaiah 48:18-19)
October 31
Do you have a spiritual mentor in your life?  A person whom you know will speak truth over you in love and always direct you to the Word of God.  I cherish the women who have played this role in my life.  A few days after the stroke a godly woman in my life emailed this message to Betty Ashton.

"The Lord seems to be telling me to tell Boo to listen for His singing...how awesome is our Father!!!
He gave me both these scriptures twice today with the urging to pass them along...and to tell her to be listening! How Great is our God!!!"

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you' in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:25-26 

The other day this same woman emailed me and encouraged me to keep on working hard. At the end of the email were three scripture references. She wasn't spoon feeding me, but making me dig on my own.
Wherever today finds you, I hope these verses (which I am spoon feeding you, because they will stick in my brain better if I type them out) will encourage you or be a resource for you to encourage someone else.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!  Amen."  Ephesian 3:20-21

The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze and your strength will equal your days.  The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.  He will drive out your enemies before you saying, 'Destroy them!'"  Deuteronomy 22:25, 27

"Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with diving retribution he will come to save you.
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the dear unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy.  Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the dessert.  The burning sand will become a pool, the thirst ground bubbly springs.  In the haunted where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.   And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way.  The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it. No lion will be there, not any ravenous beast; they will not be found there."  
But only the redeemed will walk there, and those the Lord has rescued will return.  They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads.  Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away." Isaiah 35:3-4, 5-10

May we all find a quiet place each day and listen to God singing to us!  We might enter that quiet time singing a song of praise to Him!