Following a lifetime journey of transformation
"When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze."
What a wonderful promise, what a great God we serve. He is just and righteous, and when we completely surrender or lives to Him, all of His promises will be fulfilled. And the greatest of all things is that we don't have to work on our own strength to receive His favor, He has given us His Spirit which empowers us to live holy lives.
The first half of the book of Isaiah is a confrontational one, not easy to accept and even easy to reject. It speaks of our sinful nature and the condemnation that this can bring upon us. However the second half of this book reveals the plan of salvation for our souls, a messiah would come and rescue us.
It is my desire to recognize how much I need Him today, repent from my sin and walk with Him in everything I do. That is the only way I can be transformed into His likeness, and that is His desire for my life.
What areas of your life do you need to surrender to God today?