Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ash Wednesday ~ Mark Me A Sinner!

God’s Faithfulness ~ Our Everlasting Hope!
LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You and praise Your name, for in perfect faithfulness
You have done wonderful things, things planned long ago. Isaiah 25:1 NIV


During this season of reflection and renewal, join me in exploring God’s Faithfulness. Do you find strength for every circumstance in God’s Faithfulness? God IS Faithful!  God’s Faithfulness is our everlasting Hope! ~ Donna Oswalt


Throughout Scripture, God reveals His faithfulness. At times we see Him as the One generously promising Salvation to a people walking in darkness. On other occasions, the attributes of God distinguish His faithfulness in contrast with humanity’s faithlessness. Omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient describe a perfect, unchanging, and infinite God, while our identity rests more in sinful, shifting shadows. God IS faithful.

This chapter in Isaiah tells God’s plan of Eternal Hope, the Everlasting Hope of living in His Presence for all of eternity. The prophet Isaiah praises God for His enduring power, God faithful and sure. These words sing with thanksgiving. God’s faithfulness gives testimony of His love and mercy, provision and refuge. This faithful Redeemer still offers salvation today – to you and to me. 

Faithful Father, mark me a sinner, one in need of grace. Let the ashes remind me of extravagant grace. Great is Your faithfulness even when my faith is small. My hope rests in You! –dho

Focus Point: Omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient describe a perfect, unchanging, and infinite God, while our identity rests more in sinful, shifting shadows. 

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