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07/10/2014

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Get In The Tent


"Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not, Lengthen your cords and strengthen your pegs" (Isa.54:2).

I did not go camping as a kid, so my first experience was with our church group many years ago. Some in the group were experienced campers, and some were novices like us. We had a tent we inherited from a friend that was a good one, but some folks were not as well prepared. As things would work, it rained during the night, and our tent became quite popular... In today's verse, Isaiah uses the image of an "extended tent" to represent how God would expand the blessings of His people. When the weather is nice, almost any kind of structure will work as a tent for camping, but it doesn't always work out that way. When things are humming along smoothly in our lives, it is easy to feel the joy and we sing and clap as we follow Jesus. But it rains sometimes, and the joy and peace seem a bit harder to find... That's when it is important to remember that God always keeps His promises as long as we stay within the safety of His tent.... "For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and the trees of the field will clap their hands" (Isa.55:12). Isn't that a lovely verse of assurance? Even when things don't seem to be going so well, have confidence in the tent... The singing, the joy, and the peace will come.... God promised it....

Have a great day... Let His Light Shine Through You.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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