For years Isaiah 58 has both challenged and puzzled me. I was encouraged and intrigued with the respect God and Scripture give women, I knew my life would be changed by it. Yet when I wrote Submission Is Not Silence the focus I had had on Isaiah 58 was set aside.
Now with the challenge of breast cancer before me, chemo therapy, radiation and medications bringing into the front of my mind what is most important – – my own relationship with God – – this chapter has been coming to mind again. I’m sure of the importance of its message; but the full meaning of it eludes me.
Whatever it says to you, take it seriously, ponder it, mediate and be vulnerable before the LORD. When we become the Church called by His Name, and humbling themselves and seeking His face . . . He will hear us.