How would you like to read through God's Love Letter—His Word, the Bible, with a group of like-minded, Christian girlfriends? We're doing that over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group. Did you know you don't have to start a Bible reading plan on January 1? You can begin today! This simple plan, and an accountability partner, will help you succeed. Who will be your accountability partner? Share this post with them and invite them to the private Facebook group.
Sweeter Than Honey is patterned after this Bible Reading Itinerary. On Tuesdays, here at the blog, I would love it if you and I could take a trip through God's Word and Sweeter Than Honey, together! I would also encourage you to Join us over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group, introduce yourself, meet new friends, and share your thoughts there as well. We're waiting for you!
Zechariah 10-12: This is What Restoration Looks Like
Zechariah chapters 10-12 begin with the restoration of Judah and Israel and end with a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy. Although much of the Old Testament seems like something that happened a long time ago, that doesn’t pertain to us today, when we dig deep we clearly see how so much of it does pertain to us today. The restoration of Judah and Israel is much like our own restoration.
Just as the people of Judah and Israel, we too wandered like sheep in need of a Shepherd. Just as the Lord of Hosts cared for His flock, Judah, He also cares for us. Just as He is with them, He is with us. He will strengthen us, just as He strengthened Judah. He will save us, just as He did the house of Joseph. He brings us back because of His compassion. He is the Lord our God and He answers us when we call on Him. He gathers. He redeems. He brings us home. When we pass through the sea of troubles, He is there. When the waves overwhelm us, He calms the sea. He makes us strong in Him as we walk in His name.
Today, let’s praise God for His redeeming restoration of our soul and pray specifically for the restoration of the souls of those we come in contact with. Let us be the light of Salvation to them today!
I'd love to hear about your restoration story!
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Let's be intentional about focusing on God’s Word and the truths found there. Let's let it inspire us to live out our faith each day in a way that causes those we come in contact with to want what we have found. God sees you. He knows you by name, He knows the number of hairs on your head, and He cares about every detail of your daily existence. He wrote you a Love Letter. Let’s dive in!
9/20/2022 11:28:22 am
Yes, Maryleigh! That speaks volumes to me as well! Allowing the next generation to see the effects of restoration in our own lives is priceless!
9/20/2022 11:17:23 am
I'm so thankful that God saved me when I was lost and without a shepherd. And just as glad that he is always with me when I pass through those troubled waters. What a faithful, loving Father we serve!
9/20/2022 11:31:22 am
Donna, I love Zechariah 11:7-16, where it talks about the 30 pieces of silver. That certainly caught my attention today. My restoration story begins with that 30 pieces of silver!
9/20/2022 12:24:05 pm
We divide on so many points in the church --points that seem pointless. I am so grateful for our Gathering God!
9/22/2022 06:54:46 am
I love that concept of God being a "Gathering God," Michele! :)
9/21/2022 11:02:51 pm
I always praise God for His redeeming restoration of my soul. And I indeed pray for the restoration of those I come in contact with. Yes, let’s be the light.
9/22/2022 07:04:31 am
I love that we get to be the light for God's glory in this dark world, Paula. And I believe, though being a light may become more difficult in the coming generations, our light will shine brighter because of the darkening of the world around us.
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