1) “Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,’ says the LORD. 2) ‘Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. 3) For you will spread out to the right and to the left . . . 11) I will build you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with sapphires. 12) I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones. 13) All your (children) will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children’s peace. 14) In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you. 15) If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you. . . . 17) no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,’ declares the LORD.” Isaiah 53:1-3, 11-15, 17 (NIV)

Those redeemed, re-created or reborn, and reconciled by the blood of Jesus as sons and daughters of Abba Father with all rights & privileges restored serve The LORD. For it is God who has saved us and called us to a holy life — not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace 2 Timothy 1:9a (NIV); and it is Him at work within us Who gives us both the desire to obey Him and the power to do what pleases Him Philippians 2:13 (NLT). I am grateful for right standing in the Family of GOD by the Blood. Therefore, I “rejoice in the Lord, I will say it again, I rejoice in the Lord. I let my gentleness be evident to all. The Lord God is near me. I am anxious for nothing but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, I let my requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding guards my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. . . . (and) whatsoever is true, noble, lovely, excellent, and praiseworthy, I think on these things Philippians 4:4-8 (personalized).