Being Woven

The Way of Holiness – Isaiah 35

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God speaks to us through His Word.  I continue to ponder this highway that I am on.  I feel His nearness, His love for me, His joy as I learn from Him.  I walk the road with God.

Isaiah 35:1-10:

1 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God. 

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He may give it to you.  John 15:16

Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. …. So there was much joy in that city.  Acts 8:5, 8

I desire to abide in You, my LORD, being obedient and submissive to You.  I want to be a fruit bearer, honoring You with joy and song.

Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”

“But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”  Luke 22:32

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.  1 Thessalonians 5:14

May I serve You, my LORD, with boldness and strength, acceptably, with reverence and awe.

5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6 then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.  For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down, the grass shall become reeds and rushes.

“…to open their eyes so they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in Me.’  Acts 26:18

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.  Psalm 46:4

Oh, LORD, You are my All in all.  You are the One Who turns me from darkness to light, from blind to seeing, from deaf to hearing.  You set me apart for Yourself.  I am so very grateful.  May the springs flow through me as I walk in this world…that I would be Your witness, Your light, Your salt.

8 And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it.  It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray. No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there.

Thus says the LORD: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. ….”  Jeremiah 6:16a

This highway stands before me.  I ask for the ancient paths and walk upon them for this is the good way.  I know I shall find rest there.  Thank You, LORD.

10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their Shepherd, and He will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”  Revelation 7:17

I praise You, LORD.  I sing and rejoice for I know You.  You are my Guide.  You are the Way of Holiness.  Hallelujah!  and Amen!

 
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13 Comments

  1. Lori @ Frog's Lilypad

    This is one of my favorite chapters in Isaiah. I have several different verses marked to go along with this chapter and have now added some of those you listed. I pray this prayer -May I serve You, my LORD, with boldness and strength, acceptably, with reverence and awe. Thanks, Linda, for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

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    • Being Woven

      Lori, your comments are always so encouraging to read and ponder and then to pray back with you “our” prayer!

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  2. Lori Schumaker of Seaching for Moments

    I am so thankful for the light He gives me for the next step. Always guiding. Yet I will not hear or see His direction if I don’t seek it. Slowing down and being still is when I can sense that direction. Thanks so much for sharing this at #MomentsofHope, Linda!

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  3. Sharon

    This is the third post that I have read today about God guiding us, staying on His paths, etc. Most interesting. Though I am not wandering, I think God is reminding me to continue following Him with a steadfast spirit. And though the way might be hard sometimes, He is clearly before me.

    These were wonderful, encouraging words from Scripture! Thank you so much – very uplifting!

    GOD BLESS!

    (We’ve been neighbors this week on several link parties!! How fun!)

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  4. misskathypwp

    An encouraging menu of delicious verses to be chewing on in these troublesome days. My spirit leapt with each one building on the other. Thank, Linda, for cooking up such a nutritious post for my Spirit-man.
    Joy!
    Kathy

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    • Being Woven

      Thank you, Kathy. God is so good.

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  5. Blogger Loves The King

    What inspirational words and verses today. “May I serve You, my LORD, with boldness and strength, acceptably, with reverence and awe.” Love that.

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  6. Linda, praying your Scripture-based prayers along with you…love this verse…Psalm 25:5 NIV–You are God my Savior and my hope is in You all day long!” Many blessings to you ❤️

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  7. Ifeoma Samuel

    I really like Isaiah 35:8 the way of Holiness
    Thank you for selecting these verses

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  8. This is a lovely reflection. I like how you linked the verses together to expand on the themes in Isaiah 35 and added the prayers.

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    • Being Woven

      I give God the glory. I am grateful for your encouragement, Lesley. Thanks for coming by.

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  9. Amen for this good word today. I’m getting your book out today, sweet sister. I’ve had a lumpy week, but God sees us through! 😀 Hugs and hugs.

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  10. What a beautiful post! It was so encouraging to visit with you this morning. 🙂 Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful promises from the Word, and our accompanying prayers were such a blessing. God bless you abundantly!

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