Isaiah 40:22

  • God Made You to Fly Like an Arrow

    Do you ever feel like you don’t have a purpose? That your life is never going to hit the mark?

    Today’s #soulh2o devotion will increase your confidence to believe God Made you To Fly Like an Arrow… And Hit The Bullseye!

    He made my mouth like a sharpened sword,
    in the shadow of his hand
    he hid me;
    he made me into a polished arrow 
    and concealed me in his quiver.
    He said to me, 
    "You are my servant… in whom 
    I will display my splendor."
    ~Isaiah 49:2-3 NIV
    #flylikeanarrow

    This verse.

    For the past year, it’s been swirling around my head, soaking deep into my soul. I know when this happens it’s God developing a sermon in me, that will one day flow through me. The intensity of this message has been building in my heart. I can feel it beating… louder and louder, reverberating in my chest.

    The Master Archer

    I sense the bow in God’s hand is drawing back. He’s pulling further and further back till His hand is behind his head, so this arrow can fly far. I can’t wait to share all God’s been showing me but today I feel impressed to release just a droplet from this ocean of learning.

    The arrow in God’s hand is me.

    The arrow in God’s hand is you.

    God Made You To Fly Like An Arrow

    In Isaiah 49, God is speaking to His people and using the imagery of archery to fire home a message, hitting the bullseye in my heart.

    Isaiah 49:2-3

    The message isn’t neat. I’d love for the points to all start with the same letter, but they don’t. There are 3 P’s, then an H, followed by another P. Picked, Perfected, Pulled Back, then Hidden… to be Propelled. It’s messier than I’d prefer… much like my life! While researching for this message, I came across a statement that helped me to better accept the windy path this arrow has been released to follow:

    “The saying “straight as an arrow” really isn’t true.
    When an arrow is released from a bow,
    it bends and twists its way to the target,
    rather than keep its perfectly-straight form.”1

    “Straight” As An Arrow

    The words this writer used to describe the path of the arrow explain how my life, and maybe yours has gone. He describes how the arrow bends, twists, and wobbles, with different parts moving at different speeds… yet it all works together to pierce the mark.

    Our lives seldom are on the ‘straight shot’ trajectory. There are twists and turns, bends in the road, times when you’re wobbly in the knees or periods when one part of your life is moving forward at breakneck speeds, and another is falling apart… but all are signs that God is propelling you towards the mark; the destiny for which He’s purposed you for.

    I pray the message in today’s Soul H2O devotion pierces into the deepest places of your heart, so you see that God Picked YouHe’s Perfecting You… there’s Purpose in being Pulled Back… and when God Hides You in His quiver… it’s so He can Propel You Forward!

    God Made You To Fly Like An Arrow

    Prayer

    Father… I’m going to rest in the truth that You’re at work. Whether I’m in the perfecting, hiding, pulling back or propelling phase, help me to relax and let you move me forward; in Your perfect timing. In Jesus Name…Amen

    [tweetthis]You were made, to fly like an arrow! 🏹 #flyfar #archery #arrow[/tweetthis]


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    Drawing From The Well
    1. Isaiah 49:2-3
    2. 2 Thessalonians 1:10
    3. Isaiah 43:21
    4. 1 Peter 2:9


    ENDNOTES
    1 https://worldarchery.org/news/146270/why-do-arrows-bend World Archer Website Accessed: 2019-06-04


    natalie grant burn bright #musicpic SONG: Burn Bright
    Makes Me Feel: loved, cherished, special, I have a purpose, my life counts for something—something good!
    Sung By: Natalie Grant
    Website: https://www.nataliegrant.com/
    Album: Hurricane © 2013
    Written By: Stephanie Rachel Lewis, Bernie Herms, Natalie Diane Grant, David E Moffitt
    Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/track/2aUnkQOVJfRLUzJgGApqEX?si=zF3TKpMDQQWCPrz7-JsD6g
    Official Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n0jbzBQZKc
    AZ Lyrics: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/nataliegrant/burnbright.html
    My favorite lines as recorded on AZ Lyrics (link above):

    You were made to shine
    You were made for life…
    You were made for more, so much more
    Child of everlasting light…
    So baby burn bright

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  • Opening The Curtains

    “God sits above the circle of the earth.
    The people below seem like grasshoppers to him!
    He spreads out the heavens like a curtain
    and makes his tent from them.”

    Isaiah 40:22  NLT

    One of the first things in my morning routine is to open the curtains and all the blinds.  At the trailer, it takes me much longer than at home to open the blinds and curtains because almost every wall is covered in windows.  I do it because, I love light.  Even with the increased amount of window coverings at camp…

    Opening The Curtains Is One of The Easiest Things I Do All Day.

    When I was reading this verse in Isaiah last week the third line jumped off the page.  I re-read the verse and thought about what it was really saying.  God is so big that He’s sitting above the earth and when He looks down at us we’re like grasshoppers in His sight.

    We’re so small…God’s so big!

    Isaiah then writes about how God spreads out the heavens like a curtain and makes his tent…the place where He lives…from them.”  So, God creating the heavens takes as much effort for Him as it does for me to open the curtains in the morning.  Think about that.  When you understand what this verse is saying, your problems should seem small to you.  What issue could you have that would be too difficult for a God who exerts this kind of power?

    NO PROBLEM
    is too great for our God,
    who opens the heavens like He’s opening the curtains.

    [tweetthis]What is difficult for me, is easy for God! Isaiah 40:22[/tweetthis]

    Jeremiah 32:17

    I challenge you to add something to your morning routine.  As you open the curtains and let the light in, declare “My problems are easy for God to handle.”

    Prayer

    Father…I thank You for being who You are!  You are all powerful.  No matter how big the problems in my life may seem, NOTHING is too difficult for You!  Help me to keep this perspective as I face the trials in my life.  Let me apply the truth of Your Word to my situation and walk the confidence of Your character.  In Jesus Name…Amen

    [tweetthis]NO PROBLEM is too great for our God![/tweetthis]

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    DRAWING FROM THE WELL-PINKY

    1. Isaiah 40:22
    2. Genesis 1:1
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