His shadow His people Will grow Will bloom Will rejoice
Return to His shadow With words Or repentance His forgiveness Always abounds – Lidia Hu ~ ~ ~ Hosea 14:7 “Those who live in his shadow Will again raise grain, And they will blossom like the vine. His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon.”
Prayer Our Heavenly Father, please guide us back under your shadow, forgive all our sins and receive us graciously.
Only you can save us from shadowing misguidance. Your compassion will reach us. Save us.
Help us to grow in your precepts. Bloom your goodness in us. Then other can see the reason for our joy.
I ask these things in Jesus everlasting name.
Further readingHosea 14:1-8 Repentance to Bring Blessing 14 Return, Israel, to the Lord your God. Your sins have been your downfall! 2 Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to him: “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips. 3 Assyria cannot save us; we will not mount warhorses. We will never again say ‘Our gods’ to what our own hands have made, for in you the fatherless find compassion. 4 “I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them. 5 I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon he will send down his roots; 6 his young shoots will grow. His splendor will be like an olive tree, his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon. 7 People will dwell again in his shade; they will flourish like the grain, they will blossom like the vine— Israel’s fame will be like the wine of Lebanon. 8 Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? I will answer him and care for him. I am like a flourishing juniper; your fruitfulness comes from me.”
“I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. 2 I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame. 3 When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.” Psalm 138:1-3
Embolden – to give someone courage or confidence to behave a certain way
My sweet Lord I’ll praise you All day long With all my heart For all you’ve done Before man Or any god
My loving Lord I’ll sing of Your praises From the depths Of my soul Before man Or any god
My forever Lord I’ll bow down With all my being Praising your name Before your throne Before man Or any god
After I praise you After I sing of you After I bow down I then will dance Out of gratitude And love Before man Or any God
Your unfailing love Your faithfulness Your forgiveness Your healing Your comfort Your mercy Your grace Are forever
You are Exalted Dignified Sanctified You’ve Surpassed Your fame
With all your Glorious deity You lower Your heart To me and When I call You always Answer me
You my Lord My loving Lord You and No man Or any god You alone Lavishly Embolden My heart
Lord, I will praise you With all My heart, My soul, My being, All the days I shall live
Father continue to remind us, of all these possibilities, your promises. Every time our insecurities show up, may we run into your arms before lies chisel us into ice sculptures.
As for the lies we have believed, evaporate them at the touch of your hand, at the sound of your truth and at the warmth of your love. Please, remold us to live the life you’ve given us through your Son’s sacrifice. And, when the pest of lies return, which they will, help us come into your presence.
“The Lord is good. He is a safe place to go to in times of trouble. He takes care of those who trust him.”