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Isaiah 50:4 “The Lord God has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary.  He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned.”

Isaiah 27:2-3 “In that day sing to her, a vineyard of red wine!  I, the Lord, keep it, I water it every moment; lest any hurt it, I keep it night and day.”

2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”

Focus: God wakens us to teach us Love lessons that will be a great blessing throughout our day.

God is LOVE.  Everything He Thinks, Speaks, Does, and Allows, is because of the LOVE BEING that He is.  In our first verse of focus, God woke up Jesus every morning when He was on earth, and taught His Mind, Ear, and Mouth, all that would be needed for that day.  Since He Loves us just as He Loved Jesus (John 17:23), He WAKES us up in the morning and does the same thing, as He draws us to read and meditate on His LOVE Word for the day.   God makes every day, and He wants us to rejoice and be glad in each of them.  He knows all the Plans and Purposes; Treasures and Trials for each day, and He Lovingly prepares us for them all.

In the second verse of focus, God speaks of Himself as a Gardener, and His people as a garden of grapes.  He reveals His tender Loving care by saying that ‘He ‘WATERS’ us EVERY moment and keeps watch night and day; lest any hurt comes to us!!!’  God does not want us to be ‘hurt’ by the unfolding happenings of the day or night, so He ‘waters’ our minds with reminders of His Presence, and the assurance of His constant Help.  The Hymn writer says, “EVERY DAY the Lord HIMSELF is NEAR me, with a SPECIAL Mercy for each hour.  ALL my cares He will bear, and He will cheer me.”  Oh, what a caring GOD, Who truly understands our deepest needs for the particular moment!!!  He ‘Cushions’ us with His Comfort, and He Carries us along with His Compassion.

When a day brings ‘Ashes’ He ‘cushions’ the ‘hurt’ with the ‘BEAUTY’ of a caring friend, the kindness of a stranger, or the Gift of His Supernatural Inner Peace (John 16:33).  He will ‘cover’ us with the ‘garment of praise’ to shield us from the ‘cold winds’ of heaviness, by putting a song in our hearts, which ‘produces’ the ‘oil of joy’ (Isaiah 61:3, Amen).  God also ‘waters’ our minds by ‘drawing us’ to meditate on His Precious Promises and Principles, even as He Teaches us how to apply them moment-by-moment, so that He can Perfect our Characters.   He also ‘waters’ our minds with reminders of past Blessings, Surprises, and Answered Prayers, to give us Divine Confidence and Hope, so that we will be able to Cope with the issues of the day successfully.

Our final verse of focus reveals God’s Awesome Vigilance; He WATCHES over us.   Since the ALL Mighty God is Watching over us and ALL of our affairs, surely we can join with the Psalmist and say, “This is the day which the Lord has made; we will REJOICE and be GLAD in it (Psalm 118:24).”  We can be truly thankful that we have a Personal God Who Knows us, Loves us, and Cares for us individually, even as He Plans for us in advance!!  Let us therefore rest in full assurance, because we have a GOD Who does ALL things well (Mark 7:37).

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