RESTORE IN POWER AND FAITH!
Verse for Today: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Psalms 23:3 – He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
The Lord knows each of His sheep so well as to know all their intimate needs. He knows when we are weary and miserable because of the battles we fight in life. We are often tossed around by the serious challenges that we try to face. In such situations, when we are often buffeted by the issues which confront us and lose our strength and power, we need to be restored in power, strength, peace and patience. This is a great ministry that is performed by the Lord for us. He knows when we are drained out and need to be topped up. So He comes to us to restore our spiritual power, composure, restful heart and patient demeanour. He does it by filling us with His Spirit and His Word which are great sources of power for us. When we are thus filled by the Lord, His Spirit gets full control over us and we will sense the right and wrong paths which are in front of our eyes. His Spirit will help us to choose the right path which is the path of His righteousness. We will then be able to discern what is right in the eyes of the Lord and chose it, and keep away from that which is wrong and improper. His Spirit will control our emotions and will, and thus we will be able to enjoy the peace that passes all understanding. It is at such times that we are able to live according to the glory and decorum that are attached to the name of the Lord. Our desire will then be that we live according to the call with which we are called by the Lord. When He restores us, we will live in a spirit of repentance before Him and will confess all the known sins in our lives and ask Him to purge us of all iniquities. Thus we will enjoy holiness and sanctification and will continue to live a victorious life.
Dear friend, are you weary and feeling miserable in your soul because of the spiritual battles that you are engaged in with the enemies of your soul? Is it true that sometimes you lose your self-control and become prone to think and behave unbecoming of a child of God? There is no need for you to get frustrated about this situation, but to trust in the Lord who knows you very well. He wants to restore your weary soul today. He has enough resources to fill you so that you will regain your spiritual power and strength in order to keep going. If you need to know what is right, honorable, pure, lovely and of good repute, go to the Lord and ask Him to restore you just as He restored David, Isaiah, Paul and others who were fully conscious of their inadequacies. When you graze in His green pastures and drink from His quiet and cool waters, you will be restored in your soul and spirit. This is the way to have courage to face your situation in the power of the Lord. When you are thus restored, you will enjoy His strength to face the challenges in life by faith. He will give you the peace that passes all understanding in all your difficult situations. He will empower you to attempt great things for Him. He is with you all the time and knows all your emotional and spiritual needs and will help you to draw upon all His heavenly resources. This reservoir is kept just for you to draw upon and use it expediently for His glory and for the honor and praise of His name. When we have such a wonderful Shepherd with us, there is no need for us to loose hope no matter what our situations are and what kind of fierce battle we are engaged in. The power of the resurrection of our Lord is invested in our hearts for us to draw upon in all situations. Let us today use the power of faith that is also invested in our hearts through the Holy Spirit and use it to open God’s reservoirs by faith. This is the way to live with all the blessings of the heavenly places to cause His name to be glorified in and through our lives.
Psalms 5:8 – O Lord, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes; make your way straight before me.
Thought for Today
When we are broken, weary and miserable and think that all hope is gone, our Lord comes to put hope back in our hearts and restores our souls with His power.
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