Monday, March 14, 2011

Restoration

Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble.
Then your light will shine out from the darkness,
and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.

The Lord will guide you continually,
giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like an ever-flowing spring.

Isaiah 58: 10-11


I desperately needed to hear this this week.  And I wonder if anyone else does too?  I fear I too often focus on how dry I'm feeling, wallowing in a sea of melancholy and self-pity, wishing and praying for the Lord to come and restore me and quench my thirst.  And in the process of my inward focus, I miss the opportunities God has placed in front of me to fulfill his commands.  It's not just a nice thing to do, feeding the hungry.  It's not just a social issue, to help those in trouble.  It is the very word of God.  It's not about programs or organizations.  It's just simple.  See the need and fill it.  And in doing so experience restoration and joy beyond your wildest imagination.


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4 comments:

  1. Amen! :) Hang in there my dear, and keep your face on Him, sometimes we do not see, but He is still there...

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  2. I so love when you share your heart for the Lord on your blog. You have so much passion and I LOVE when God's women are passionate about HIM! HE is all that matters. He is what we should be seeking and HE will make our paths straight and get us where we need to be. You rock!! Seriously, rock;0.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this! It's so beautiful to read about how God is moving in other women's lives, it's refreshing. It's beautiful.

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  4. A Little R & RMarch 15, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Wow - I needed this today. Thank you.

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