Daily Archives: October 30, 2013

2 Kings 12; 2 Tim 2; Hosea 3&4; Psalm 119:121-144

Joash did what pleased God for as long as he lived.  King Joash called Jehoiada the priest and the company of priests and said, “Why haven’t you renovated this sorry looking Temple?” 2 Kings 12:2&7 MSG

Joash wants to restore the temple. God is a God of restoration…

So, my son, throw yourself into this work for Christ.  If we die with Him, we’ll live with him; If we stick it out with Him, we’ll rule with Him; If we turn our backs on Him, he’ll turn His back on us; If we give up on him, he does not give up -for there’s no way He can be false to Himself.  Repeat these basic essentials over & over to God’s people. Warn them before God against pious nitpicking, which chips away at the faith. It just wears everyone out. Concentrate on doing your best for God, work you won’t be ashamed of, laying out the truth plain and simple…Run away from infantile indulgence. Run after mature righteousness- faith,love, peace -joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God.” 2 Timothy 2:1-22 MSG

“I will restore the years” He says. He is faithful, even when I am not…

Then God ordered me,”Start all over : Love your wife again…Love her the way I, God, love the Israelite people, even as they flirt and party with every God that takes their fancy.  But in time they’ll come back, these Israelites, come back looking for their God and their David-King.” Hosea 3 MSG

But, He is more concerned about restoring my heart…

Let your love dictate how you deal with me; teach me from your textbook on life. I’m your servant-help me understand what that means, the inner meaning of your instructions.  Every word you give me is a miracle word-how could I help but obey? Break open your words, let the light shine out, let ordinary people see the meaning.  Steady my steps with Your word of promise so nothing malign gets the better of me.  Even though troubles come down on me hard, your commands always gave me delight. The way you tell me to live is always right; help me understand it so I can live to the fullest.” Psalm 119:121-144 MSG

Dear Jesus, I am so grateful for times in my life where I can now look back and see how You have redeemed brokenness.  Thank you Father for your unfailing love and faithfulness. Amen

What do you want Him to restore in your life today?



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