Appointed

 

I’ll gather back
those driven out

saving you
who are lame

and among the peoples
of the earth

it’s to you I’ll give
praise and fame.

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You are with me and appoint me for more than shame.

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“Behold, at that time I will deal with all who afflict you; I will save the lame, and gather those who were driven out; I will appoint them for praise and fame in every land where they were put to shame.”

Zephaniah 3:19 NKJV

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A Warrior Who Saves

 

Do not be afraid
and fearful

nor let your hands
fall limp

for I am a Warrior
who saves

the Lord your God
in your midst.

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You are with me as a Warrior who saves.

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“In that day it will be said to Jerusalem: ‘Do not be afraid, O Zion; do not let your hands fall limp.'”

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a Warrior who saves.”

Zephaniah 3:16,17 NKJV

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Trusting In His Name

 

I shall leave a meek
and humble remnant

who trust
in My name

who can only
speak the truth

and of no one
be afraid.

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I can trust in Your name too, for You are with me.

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“I will leave in your midst a meek and humble people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.”

“The remnant of Israel shall do no unrighteousness and speak no lies, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouths.”

Zephaniah 3:12,13. NKJV

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Part 2: Trusting In His Name

I asked God about her. About me taking care of her. He says, “She needs someone to count on. She needs activities to count on.” Then He says, “You can count on me and what I give you to do. You shall trust in the name of the Lord.”

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Wait For Me

 

Wait for Me
until I rise up

for then I will
restore

taking away your
prideful voices

so you can call on Me
in one accord.

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I can wait on You for You are with me.

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” ‘Therefore wait for Me,’ says the LORD, ‘until the day I rise up for plunder;’ “

“For I will restore to the people a pure language, that they may all call on the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one accord.”

“In that day you shall not be shamed for any of your deeds in which you transgress against Me, for then I will take away from your midst those who rejoice in your pride, and you shall no longer be haughty in My holy mountain.”

Zephaniah 3:8,9,11. NKJV

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Part 2: More Personal Application

Deadheading the little basket of petunias, newly bought, there is more to take.off than blooming. I think about those things You have removed from my life in the last years. How it pinched. How barren and lost I felt without them. Then You say, “Therefore wait for Me.”

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Ever Righteous

 

He is ever righteous
among us

His ways are
always pure

each day He reveals
His justice to us

His unfailing love
endures.

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I can know Your justice for You are with me.

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“The LORD is righteous in her midst, He will do no unrighteousness. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He never fails, but the unjust knows no shame.”

Zephaniah 3:5 NKJV

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Drawing Near

 

Oh Lord help me
hear Your voice

and receive Your
needed correction

trusting You alone
and drawing near

to the God of my
salvation.

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I can receive correction and obey You, for You are with me.

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“Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, to the oppressing city! “

“She has not obeyed His voice, she has not received correction; she has not trusted in the LORD, she has not drawn near to her God.”

Zephaniah 3:1,2 NKJV

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All You Meek

 

Seek the Lord
all you meek

seek righteousness
and humility

for His justice
shall be upheld

toward those who threaten
arrogantly.

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I will seek You and Your justice, for You are with me.

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“Seek the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility.”

“This they shall have for their pride, because they have reproached and made arrogant threats against the people of the LORD of hosts.”

“The LORD will be awesome to them, for He will reduce to nothing all,the gods of the earth; people shall worship Him, each one from his place, indeed all the shores of the nations.”

Zephaniah 2:3,10,11.

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Un-Settle

 

Do not get complacent
nor settled in your heart

thinking I don’t care
or of good take any part

that you are okay worshiping
Me and other things

when I am the One True God
to seek and be following.

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I can always seek, follow and ask of You, for You are with me.

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“I will cast off every trace of Baal from this place, the names of the idolatrous priests with the pagan priests-“

“those who worship the host of heaven on the housetops; those who worship and swear oaths by the LORD, but who also swear by Milcom;”

“those who have turned back from following the LORD, and have not sought the LORD, not inquired of Him.”

“And it shall come to pass at that time that I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and punish the men that are settled in complacency, who say in their heart, ‘The LORD will not do good, nor will He do evil.’ “.

Zephaniah 1:4,5,6,12. NKJV

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God Sings

 

Oh how You quiet me
my fears and thoughts

with Your amazing
limitless love

as You sing over me
with sheer delight

and shower me with all
You’re made of.

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You are with me and sing over my life.

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“The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

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Inspired by Aimee Walker’s ( http://www.onbecomingesther.com) ‘The Power Of Quiet’ and The Joyful Life Company.  (www.THEJOYFULLIFEMAGAZINE.COM )

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Surely

“I said, ‘Surely you will fear Me,
You will receive instruction -‘
But they rose early and corrupted all their deeds.”
  Zephaniah 3:7  NKJV

I may think all my days are pretty much the same, but in fact, this is a NEW day that HE has made – and I have never been here before.

Thank You, Lord, for giving me instructions for each new day and situation!  And here’s a simple poem  . . .

Oh may my awe
of You increase
so that I listen
to what You say

to all the instructions
that You give me
step by step
throughout this day.

God bless you as He gives you the instructions for today!

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