July 24, 2019: SOAP #3520:  Isaiah 40-42; 1Peter 3T Scripture:  Isaiah (NIV) 40:3 A voice of one calling: “In the desert prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become […]

July 24, 2019: SOAP #3520: Isaiah 40-42; 1Peter 3T

Scripture:  Isaiah (NIV) 40:3 A voice of one calling:“In the desert prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in thewilderness a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the roughground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.
5 And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all mankind together will seeit. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

Observation:   God iswanting a road people can travel from where they are to His presence.  It is a road that goes right through ourhearts. The scenery is whatever is happening in our lives. 

Even when I am in a dessert or wilderness time in my life, God wants me tobuild an on-ramp.  I may want to getthrough that time as quickly as possible, but God wants me to stop and build anon ramp for someone stuck in that dessert. 

Sometimes the interstate highways need repair. For a while, people must proceed with caution as heavy equipment andworkers move near the traffic.  It isonly a temporary slowing as the goal is to return the highway to usefulness to handlethe speed of normal traffic.  May repairsneeded in my life be accomplished quickly.   

Application:  Like the interstate highways across ournation, may the 'Leon' entrance to this highway be well marked and easily assessablefor everyone.  May any hazard preventingpeople from taking this highway to heaven be removed from my life. 

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, may the people living closeto me find my life to be an easy entrance onto the highway that leads into yourPresence.  Work on the road through mylife.  Remove any hindering obstacles.  Smooth out my life.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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