Isaiah 40

Isaiah 40

Vs. 31 – “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Self explanatory but I love this verse. Strength, rejuvenation, desire to continue and courage comes from God, so wait anticipating what He will do.

Making a Good Brain Great

brain
By Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Thoughts – thinking about good things can change your mindset and give you a healthy
brain. Thinking of bad things will stress and cause your brain to be damaged. Go ANT
(Automatic Negative Thoughts) hunting.
Food – blueberries, Fish, supplements, vitamin C, avocados, salads, fish oil, nuts, fruit,
etc. omega 3 and supplements. Not cokes, fast food and greasy or sugared stuff.
Sex – Two times a week can greatly help a person and make a greater brain. Sex is like
30 minutes of jogging or exercise. Married people are happier and have more sex than
single people according to studies.
Music – music can sue the people and helps you, the right kind of music. Some kind of
music can frustrate and not help the brain. A study was made on new born babies
listening to calm and soothing music, they grew better and their bodies and brains were
Laughter – kids laugh 200 times a day and adults 12 times a day. If we will laugh more, it
will help her brain. Watch comedians or find things that will make you laugh.
Activities – new, different or challenging activities can help stretch or maintain a good
brain. A brain is like a muscle, do not use it and you will lose it. Trying new things like
using your left hand and said your right hand, etc., will give you a healthy, great brain.
Reading books, learning a new talent, getting a new hobby, trying a new activity, etc.,
will stretch and strengthen your brain. Learn something new everyday. TV, video games
and other things will not stretch your brain or make you use it.
Sleep – not a ridiculous amount but trying to live on 4 hours of sleep a day will damage
Exercise – a little walking or moving around. We sit too much and go through a normal
day with very little if any getting up and moving around.

Isaiah 36-37

Isaiah 36-37

Same story as II Kings 18-19, talks of Hezekiahs reaction and dependence on God. Enemies come accusing and Hezekiah doesn’t say anything but takes everything to the house of God and cries out to God. Strong lesson on how I need to respond when situations are greater than myself (or any situation).

Isaiah 33

Isaiah 33

Vs 2 – “Oh Lord, be gracious unto us;… Be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.” I need and desire God’s favor and mercy in my life.

Isaiah 32

Isaiah 32

Vs. 15 – “Until the spirit they poured upon us from on high”
As I read this, it really made me think of how much in vain everything that I do and desire is… Unless the spirit be poured upon me. I desire for God’s presence, hand and Spirit to be upon me. Everything is worthless and empty unless the spirit is upon me. We used to sing a song in Argentina that says “and the mountains will move with your Holy Spirit”. There’s a hymn that says “all is vain unless the spirit of the holy one comes down”. Obviously when someone is saved they have the spirit of Christ living and dwelling in them, but I desire an ever present filling of the spirit as well.

Isaiah 30-31

Isaiah 30-31

30:1-2 — Children of Israel were taking counsel but not of God (vs. 1), taking protection (covering) but not of God (vs. 1), strength but not of God (vs. 2) and placing their trust in something but not of God (vs. 2).  31:1 — they are trusting in chariots because they are many (multitude) but not in God; they are trusting in horseman (strength) but not in God.  Easy for me to look and criticize at children of Israel, but it’s easy for me to trust in protection, counsel, strength, etc. of what I can do (money, connections, abilities, etc.) and not in the Lord. I desire to always trust in the Lord and not look to what any other strength that may be offered.

Isaiah 29

Isaiah 29

Vs. 13 – Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

It is one thing to talk and another to put into practice. Talk is cheap. My heart must aline with my mouth — in my words, thoughts and actions for God.

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