“I will direct their work in truth.” Isaiah 61:8 NKJV
How could I have forgotten four years of photography vocational training taken in high school?
Heck, before everyone was carrying cell phones, taking pictures, and the now famous“selfie” my friends would cringe when out from my pocket the camera would come to capture a moment in time.
“Therefore in their land they shall possess double;
Everlasting joy shall be theirs.” Isaiah 61:7 NKJV
His Word is Truth, His Promises true.
Eighteen years from our “spirit of heaviness” the loss of not a building, but a lifetime collection of memories and the empty space as a daily reminder, suddenly the “oil of joy” washed over us with new life and purpose.
I share my heart and story of restorationto encourage and give you hope in your areas of loss and ashes.
“For as the earth brings forth its bud,
“As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth,
So the Lord God….” Isaiah 61:11 NKJV
Will “give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment ofpraise for the spirit of heaviness…the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3 NKJV
You are welcome to take a look around and see more at my website:
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…” Isaiah 61:3 NKJV
Eighteen years after fire
Consuming the Tac Barn, temporarily storing our lifetime of family memories, my family and I began to reclaim the overgrown horse pen.
Working side by side, we bonded with the land and appreciation for the opportunity to do so.
Never realizing we were moving in a new path of restoration.
Through no will or action on our own, a friend asked if we would be interested in a little building she used as a small office. Yes, we were interested, but with a son heading to college, purchasing was not in the plans.
Grace, pure Grace. No purchase required.
Completely gifted, and in God’s beauty of Restoration, it fit PERFECTLY on the fire marred cement slap where the original Tac barn once stood.
Did God have a plan for this new building?
While we were cleaning up and marvelingin what was happening before our eyes, a “Vision” was beginning to be birth in my heart.
Tomorrow’s post – Work and Purpose – Vision Direction – 3 of 3
“And behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.” Daniel 10: Verse 10
This was the verse that opened my eyes to see the Hebrew letters.
“a hand touched me…”
Yood – Is the smallest of the Hebrew letters but very significant.
It can represent:
“the hand of God”
“the work of God”
“the favor of God by His hand”
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.” Matthew Chapter 10:29
Matthew Chapter 10 – Ten
Nothing is insignificant to the Father. So much so, Jesus also said,
“For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” Matthew 5:18
He was speaking about the letter Yood.
It’s numerical value is 10. The number10 represents order:
The Ten Commandments
The 10 generations of Adam to Noah.
God delivered Israel by the 10 plagues.
A minyan (a group of 10 men) is required for prayer in the synagogue.
“And behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.”
Daniel had the “hand of God”lift him up.
God gave Daniel favor – Daniel 1:9
Yood is the right hand – or the hand of favor, by lifting Daniel up.
God was “working” on Daniel’s behalf.
“Strength and comfort commonly come by degrees to those that have been long cast down and disquieted; they are first helped up a little, and then more. After two days he will review us, and then the third day he will raise us up. And we must not despise the day of small things, but be thankful for the beginning of mercy.” quote by Matthew Henry
God does not,
despise our small frames,
or trembling knees.
He extends His hand of
love and favor.
Picking us up from despair;
and with His mighty
right hand works on our behalf!
And like the “Feature photo” of a tambourine depicting Miriam, the sister of Aaron, who took a tambourine in her hand, went out (with all the women) singing and dancing after the LORD, Who (with a Mighty hand) brought back the waters of the Sea.
Delivering the people from the ten plagues and bondage. Exodus 15:19