I forgot my key. Doh. Again…
Here’s my devotional for the day…
I seriously didn’t know what to read today. So, I sat down at the computer and put the bible in my hands and in one fell swoop opened it up. I opened the Bible to Jeremiah 33. Interestingly enough, this chapter is headlined with the words: Promise of Restoration.
Wow. You know what, the entire week has been a work of restoration from the Lord. I was excited that the Lord pointed me to this chapter, because, this is exactly what I’ve been dealing with for the past week. In this chapter, the Lord is speaking to Jeremiah and tells him about the land and palace of Judah and how it will be full of dead men that the Lord will slay in His anger and wrath, but, later on, how He will restore it to its former glory:
“Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people an dwill let them enjoy abundant peace and security. I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before. I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebillion against me. Then this city will bring me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide it.”
I find myself comparing the city of Judah to that of my own body. For the past couple of week before this week I have been rebellious in my ways and have been so weak and dirty before the Lord. Yet, this is His promise to me that He will restore me. And yes, He HAS!!! I am so in love with Him this week. It’s not an emotional gig, its just joy. Living in Him and with others has been a blessing and I’m just filled with joy that the Lord has not forgotten me. He has been essentially waiting for me to come back to Him. He’s had His arms wide open, just waiting. And I His son denied Him for so long. I have felt like the prodigal son or something like that, finally returning, and my Father loves me all the same. He always has. There is a party up in Heaven for just the fact that I have chosen to come back to Him. What an honor. What an honor.
I especially liked verse 3 as well, which reads:
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
I really liked meditating on this. Just to think that the Lord will speak to me about things not of this world if only I ask Him to. He will tell me all i need to know, and yet, I do not ask Him that often to give me wisdom and discernment. I will attempt to seek Him more.
God be with you.
A fellow traveler,