Isaiah rests from the intensity of previous prophecies. With the freshness and intimate approach of David, Isaiah pours at this chapter of personal expression. Just as the points of energy described in the week’s Alphabyte, “Loops,”so does Isaiah pause in the forward movement of speaking to the people on behalf of God , now speaking to God on behalf of the people, and simply, on behalf of himself.
Take your cue from Isaiah and allow him to be a “firestarter” for your own moment of prayer—a resting in the forward movement of your life to catch the upward surge of expression that the Spirit is stirring within you. As you find yourself awakened spiritually by special verses, go further in your expression and tell the Lord just how it is with you. Note the particular verse or verses that have started your fire. May the intimacy that Isaiah has with God be yours today.
What are these?
Gates open: may I enter v. 2
Peace for those with steadfast mind v. 3
Thou, the everlasting rock v. 4
Lord, Thy name my soul’s desire v. 8
This is the twelfth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year A.
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Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets; in this season, we continue reading Isaiah.
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