thoughts on Restoration

When I think of the word ‘Restoration’ I think of recovery. I think of something once being broken or damaged rejuvenated or something that was once dead even, brought back to life.  Think of an old automobile  (you  know where I am going with this)  that once  sat in a garage, the once newly polished paint now half chipped with rust emerging.   With a while of tender love and care, and wax that old rusty care is shining and running once again.

Biblically restoration is an act of God.  In the book of Joel He promises to restore all that was lost of His people.

And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
(Joel 2:25-27)

As an example when something is lost the act of  restoring is that which was lost is recovered.  If  sin has caused a rift in your relationship with God, that which caused you to sin should not remain if you desire the Lord again, you have to give up the sin.  For example, if you live with someone you’re not married to and that’s caused you to stray from the Lord, giving up the relationship will get rid of the distraction, that way you can focus on living in ‘newness of life”

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
(Romans 6:4)

And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
(Luke 9:60-62)

It’s hard to give up our desires, the things we want, our obsessions.  But there’s no greater blessing then to be in right standing with the Holy Father.  If you desire Him and you have things  in your life that are major go to Him, please, describe your issue. He is able to bless  and deliver.


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