Hello, ladies! I am so sorry for my extended absence! I haven't been on the Internet much lately, but I hope to keep up with this journal much more often then I have been of late.
Read Isaiah 45 ~ it is really good. Actually, much of Isaiah is very, very good, and there are so many things in there that aren't often quoted or used, so it seems so fresh. (Although the Psalms always seem so as well, and yet the Psalms are often referred to... I don't know, this is just how it seems to me. You know, I bet is has something to do with the song-quality [or poetry] and rhythm in both of these books.) Plus, it just has a way of saying things. It's very personable and real. If I can remember to do so, I am hoping to post Isaiah 45 bit by bit until most of it is posted, and then maybe at the end I'll post the whole thing as a retrospect. Actually, I think I may want to post many things from Isaiah ~ perhaps we could go through the whole book or something. Any suggestions? You know how they have reading groups here on LJ? Maybe we could all read the book of Isaiah, either in order or by each person choosing a chapter. Or, everybody could post a verse or a few verses that they particularly liked. You wouldn't have to say anything else, just post the verse. Or I could just post verses as I remember.
Anybody have a yay or nay for any of these? Let me know if you do. :)
I'm going to school full-time this summer, and I have just moved too, so my mind is often rather scatterbrained of late. Well, I have pretty much always been scatterbrained, but especially lately, hehe.
Anyway, here are the verses I think I'll post this first time. Listen to each word and what he is saying, it is very good.
For this is what the LORD says ~
he who created the heavens,
he is God;
he who fashioned and made the earth,
he founded it;
he did not create it to be empty,
but formed it to be inhabited ~
'I am the LORD,
and there is no other.
I have not spoken in secret,
from somewhere in a land of darkness;
I have not said to Jacob's descendants,
"Seek me in vain."
I, the LORD, speak the truth;
I declare what is right.