RHEMA 7/09/13 CATCH AND RELEASE
Bring it to the table. Catch and release.
QUICKENED MEMORY: I recently watched a
documentary where a fellow investigates fish problems.
He was catching them and releasing them.
Jeremiah 16:16 Behold, I will send for many
fishermen, says the LORD, and they shall catch them; and
afterward will I send for many hunters, and they shall
hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and
out of the holes of the rocks.
I left them to their own decisions.
2 Chron 32:31
However, regarding the ambassadors of the princes of
Babylon, whom they sent to him to inquire about the
wonder that was done in the land,
God withdrew from him,
in order to test him, that He might know all that was in
COMMENT: Sometimes the Lord reels us in like
fighting fish in areas that we are running away from Him
and not listening. He brings us to have to face an
issue, so that we clearly see it and cant ignore the
truth. And then He releases us to make our own decision
about it, whether to run away or stay and deal with it.
I saw a chevron patterned design going up and down along
a wall. Underneath the pattern was flatline going
across as though to bring a grounded balance to the
COMMENT: A chevron pattern looks like the rick
rack stitch in sewing, up and down in letter Vs. My
sense about this Word is that there are areas in our
lives that go up and down, up and down because we are
happy when we obey God and unhappy when we do not! He
is wanting to bring our lives into a balanced place
where we are stable in Him where we are in obedience to
the Word of God.
Isaiah 40:3-8 The voice of him that cries in the
wilderness, Prepare you the way of the LORD, make
straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every
valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill
shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made
straight, and the rough places smooth: 5 And the glory
of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see
it together: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it. 6
The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All
flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is as the flower
of the field: 7 The grass withers, the flower fades:
because the breath of the LORD blows upon it: surely the
people are grass. 8 The grass withers, the flower fades:
but the word of our God shall stand forever.
PRAYER: Lord have mercy upon us! Do no leave us
to our own devices and rebellions! Help us to be
willing to be willing! Lord You want us to work out our
own salvation in fear and trembling, but You also work
within us to help us be willing to do Your will! Please
do not withdraw from us. Grant us grace to face those
issues that are not pleasing You. Grant us grace to
change. Grant us grace to walk in full obedience
because we want to love You with all our hearts, all our
minds, all our souls and all our bodies. We want to
love You Lord with every choice and every motive. Help
us to love You as You fully deserve.
Philippians 2:12-13 Therefore, my beloved, as you
have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now
much more in my absence, work out your own salvation
with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who works in
you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.