Good News

Isaiah 61 1-3, 10

1The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because the Lord has annointed me
to preach good news to the poor, He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness the prisoners.
2to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God
to comfort all who mourn
3and provide for those who grieve in Zion-to bestow a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning, a garment of praise, instead a spirit of dispair.
skipping to 10
I delight in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns her self with jewels

I know I have shared this scripture before, but God is continually revealing and ministering to me with it. In my Bible Study we are studying the book Captivating, and this was in our chapter last night. Verse 10 is my prayer during this easter season...I am full of joy in the Lord, for he has saved me and clothed me in his righteousness. I am his bride! I am thankful for not only his death and resurrection, but for freedom that can only be found through Him. I rejoice in His active presence in my life.


Natalie said...

it IS such wonderful news!!

Steven and Caroline Bobo said...

AMEN SISTA!!! LOVE THIS!! thanks for sharing what the Lord has put on your heart!

Jamie and Alec Helms said...

I read Captivating in a women's bible study when Alec and I were engaged. I am actually in the middle of re-reading it right now. It's amazing how the Living Word can speak to you in different ways in every life change! Enjoy!