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           MARCH 2009 Day 1

Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;  17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him:
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling,

...and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe,
according to the working of His mighty power,

DAY 1—The Redemption makes way for a new people with new strength and value.


From the beginning, we find how the Lord will take the lowest of us—even compared to a worm—and, by His redemption, make of us someone useful. See this first verse from Isaiah. For years it has spoken to my own heart. I read somewhere that the Lord can use any worm if He can just get the wiggle of it. Let us learn to be still before Him—stop our wiggling—so He can do His full redeeming work in us.

Isaiah 41:14-15—Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy REDEEMER, the Holy One of Israel. Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.


Titus 2:14...our Savior Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people (that He might rescue us from constant failing and make us to be His very Own people), zealous of good works.

GRACIOUS LORD, sometimes I feel as helpless as a worm before You. You could have crushed me under foot—but You did not! You loved me and redeemed me. As I wait still before You, make me into what You want for Your Kingdom. Teach me that the work of bringing me on to Your purpose is Yours, and that it is finished in Heaven before it comes forth in me. And, DEAR LORD, teach these I hold be­fore You that Your redeeming love is theirs also.

Release from Weakness, Famine, and theOppression of Having no Purpose
Isaiah 41:10-18


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