Thursday, January 28, 2010

It is Time - For Restoration

I remember that day of baby dedication. The couple came on stage and after prayers upon their babies, they were told to make a statement. They narrated the numerous miscarriages the woman had yet after many years she had twins. That can only be of God. Our Almighty God is a restorer.

The devil has come to steal, kill and destroy. He has come to steal time, joy, kill dreams, and destroy possessions. But Jesus Christ had come so we will have life and have it more abundantly [John 10:10]. Everything the devil can take and has taken from you, HE will restore.

Our God can do anything and no one can stop HIM [Job 42:1]. Job was a man that lost practically every thing he possessed. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. This shows that being blameless does not exempt you from being visited by the devil. Despite all Job lost, despite all the time that elapsed (and seemed wasted) the Lord restored his fortunes. In fact, the Lord gave him twice as much as before [Job 42:10]. That is how God restores.

Beloved, the years may have passed you by in some areas of your life. But I want you to know God’s promise for you. HE says, “I will give you back what you lost to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts, the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts. Once again you will have all the food you want, and you will praise the Lord your God, who does these miracles for you. Never again will you be ashamed.” [Joel 2:25-26] HE will make it up to you. HIS restoration is much more than food. HE will do a miracle for you and take away the shame that has come with the lost years. Is it your finances, job, promotion, spouse, children, relationship, possessions, trust in God, dreams, peace, joy and happiness? What ever it is, HE will restore much more than you imagine. HIS way is perfect [2 Samuel 22:31]. HE has made everything beautiful for its own time [Ecclesiastics 3:11]. No matter what you face that seem to contradict God’s plan, these should not be barriers to believing in HIM, but rather opportunities to discover that God gives lasting solutions to life’s problems. When HE restores, HE restores completely.

There is restoration for you today. The time has come. Wherever you are God can reach you. Whatever your situation is, it is not too difficult for HIM. Open your heart to HIM and trust HIM. HE is never late.
Have a blessed weekend ahead.

15 comments:

bagucci said...

i can only nod and say Amen.. Bring on the restoration..

Harry-Rami Itie said...

Amen... thanks for the word for today

Debbie said...

Wow! this is a powerful word! God will restor. Amen to every word of God spoken/writen on this blog today.
Thanks for the word. I receive it.

Myne Whitman said...

Amen and once again thanks for sharing...remain blessed Rita.

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

Amen! That was a great Word...I so need restoration right now! Thanks Rita!!!

Jaycee said...

There's always restoration...even when it seems all is at lost! That's the great thing about God.

Thanks Rita!

Patrina said...

Rita, You amaze me - how you eave these scriptures around such an encouraging post. I am mentally and spiritually soothed and hopeful. Many of these verses I have claimed throughout the past few years. God is faithful. Thank you for sharing your gift of words and teaching God's truth. You should write devotionals professionally.

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Kafo said...

amen and amen
this is beautiful
i am sending people to check this out ASAP

Emilia said...

thank you Rita for your post you always have constructive post! have a nice weekend too

jhazmyn said...

AMEN!!!!!

Enkay said...

Amen sister!
I am at a point in my life right now where it feels like a new beginning. I sure do have testimonies!

Thanks a lot!

David C Brown said...

"They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away." Psalm 69: 4. That must be prophetic of Jesus!

"He restoreth my soul"!

Telekinesys said...

Much needed. Amen and thank you. I receive completely. Good looking out for me, appreciate it.

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Geebee said...

Restoration is perhaps a better miracle than any other in my opinion. Somehow when what you have lost is restored, it brings happiness that knows no bounds . . . and the great fact is that God is a God of restoration and he is still in that business and that’s why I’m sure all that is have lost or wasted in the past will receive divine restoration in Jesus name. Amen.