You Knew Me Before…
As time goes by the picture of our lives begin to come into focus. We see things today in far different light than we saw them before. If a person has found God and developed a relationship with Jesus Christ the past is something of a roadmap of the pitfalls and situations that led to the moment we fall to our knees, raise our hands above our head and surrender fully to the King of kings.
You were writing the pages
Before I had a name
Before I needed grace ~Zach Williams, Rescue Story
This is the case for everyone, even those that never come to believe or accept it. It doesn’t matter, because the Truth is not concerned wether it is believed or not, the Truth just is. Of course, Jesus Christ would like nothing more than for everyone to get to know Him and come to realize the “roadmap of our past” is nothing more than a pothole that created a bump as we seek the Way.
If we could simply stop, right here, right now and lift Him up in praise…glory to you Our Father, for it is only through You we will know peace, it is only through You that we will be comforted. Father you are worthy of all praise and we come before You on bending knee to lift You higher and higher.
Doesn’t that get right down in the depths of your soul?
Sometimes things happen and there is a logical explanation. Other times they happen and we must look at the situation in a completely different Light. Normally, to begin this Daily Devotional or any daily devotional, one would open the Bible, read a passage, a chapter or something and allow the Word of God to fill their heart with some kind of message, memory or spark some type of thought about what was read. This is normally how its done when writing these for you. That was not the case today. The song, Rescue Story, has speaking so loudly to me that it only seemed right to let it direct todays Devotional. Well, turns out, there was a reason for this change.
If you don’t believe there is a God and He knows everything – before it happens – then please explain why this passage appeared. Having never in my life read Isiah, nor this chapter it just happens to be the next chapter of Bible study. It is rare, if ever, that songs are used for the Daily Devotional, but there it is. Look at yesterdays Daily Devotional and what you won’t find is reference to a song.
Isiah 26 NLKV
1 In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
“We have a strong city;
God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks.
2 Open the gates,
That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.
3 You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
4 Trust in the Lord forever,
For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.
5 For He brings down those who dwell on high,
The lofty city;
He lays it low,
He lays it low to the ground,
He brings it down to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down—
The feet of the poor
And the steps of the needy.”