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10.1.2021 – Lifted from the Mud and Mire

He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.”—Psalm 40:2 NLT

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”—James 4:8 ESV

I will bring that group through the fire and make them pure. I will refine them like silver and purify them like gold. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘These are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’“—Zechariah 13:9 NLT

“…everything that can stand fire, you shall pass through fire, and it shall be clean. Nevertheless, it shall also be purified with the water of purification [to remove its impurity]; and all that cannot stand fire [such as fabrics] you shall pass through water.”—Numbers 31:23 AMP

“…so that He might sanctify the church, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word [of God]…”—Ephesians 5:26 AMP

Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things [which are dishonorable—disobedient, sinful], he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified [set apart for a special purpose and], useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.”—2 Timothy 2:21 AMP

For with You is the fountain of life [the fountain of life-giving water]; In Your light we see light.”—Psalm 36:9 AMP

Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your tabernacle.”—Psalm 43:3 NKJV

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.“—Psalm 119:105 NLT

“…for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.” —Psalm 61:3 NLT

“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.“—Psalm 18:2 KJV

O Lord, make me a pure vessel for You!

That You might flow

into

and through

…doing that which You desire to do.

Lord, how You lift me up from the mud and mire,

as You bring into my life,

Your purifying water and fire.

First You bring us lower,

and then You lead us higher.

For this is Your way,

and Your heart’s loving desire…

“The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up…”—1 Samuel 2:7,8 KJV

Though the LORD is on high, Yet He regards the lowly; But the proud He knows from afar.”—Psalm 138:6 NKJV

You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth.“—Psalm 71:20 NLT

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'”—John 14:6 NKJV

For You have delivered my soul from death, and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.“—Psalm 56:13 Berean Study Bible

He brought me up out of a horrible pit [of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock, steadying my footsteps and establishing my path.”—Psalm 40:2 AMP

And You wipe the dirt and the tears from my eyes…

…as I am washed and cleansed by Your truth, within Your loving light. 💖

My God, You are restoring my sight,

and You are so faithfully

…redeeming my life.

“But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.”—Isaiah 43:1 NKJV

Thank You, Father. 💝

-Heather 🌺

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