Signs

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covering

first bloom

 

Blooms are a sign of the fruit that will follow.

 

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with Your generous spirit.”   Psalm 51:12 NKJV

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Laid Down

imagedeer lies down

in open pasture

unafraid

 

My dear friend, Theresa, (pronetoponder.wordpress.com) shared with me that a laid down life can also mean a life that rests in Him.

 

“He makes me to lie down in green pastures;  He restores my soul . . .”  Psalm 23:2,3.  NKJV

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Emptied Out and Ruined

“For the Lord will restore the excellence of Jacob
Like the excellence of Israel,
For the emptiers have emptied them out
And ruined their vine branches.”  Nahum 2:2

Those involved in restoration projects go to great lengths to get it right.

Thank You, Lord, for seeing when I’m emptied out and ruined, and then carefully restoring me.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Though I am
emptied out and ruined
nothing good here
to see

You come to
replace and restore
Your excellence
in me.

God bless you as He restores you today!

 

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When In A Foreign Land

“How shall we sing the LORD’S song
In a foreign land?”  Psalm 137:4

Aubrey realized recently that when she is singing, she can’t be sad or negative.

Lord, when I wonder away and cannot sing, please lead me back to You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Restore Me

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If I find
I can’t sing

in the place
I am

please help me
return to You

as fast as
I can.

Restore Us

“Restore us, O LORD God of hosts;
Cause Your face to shine,
And we shall be saved!”  Psalms 80:19

My mother and father-in-law would find old things and restore them.

Thank You, Lord, for restoring our lives to what You intended them to be.  And here is a simple poem . . .

Saved

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Restore us, O Lord
and we shall be saved

shine Your face and touch us
and we shall be changed

for You undo the damage
that has been done

always finishing the work
that You have begun.

All Restored

“So the king appointed a certain officer for her, saying, “Restore all that was hers, and all the proceeds of the field from the day that she left the land until now.”  2 Kings 8:6

There was no “too bad, so sad” or “finders keepers, losers weepers”.

Lord, thank You for restoring hearts, minds and souls to their originally intended condition.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Like New

We restore houses
maybe even cars

but God makes like new
our misused hearts

and returns our thoughts
to how they should be

centered on Him
for His honor and glory.

Recovery

“So David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away, and David rescued his two wives.”  1 Samuel 30:18
“And nothing of theirs was lacking, either small or great; sons or daughters, spoil or anything which they had taken from them; David recovered all.”  1 Samuel 30:15

As a confirmation of what He would restore to me, God once returned 3 items within a week that I thought were lost for good.

Lord, we cry out like David and his men, that all the enemy has taken be returned and restored to us. And here’s a simple poem . . .

All Will Be Returned

What has been taken
I will return to you

in full measure
it will be restored

for I’m in the business
of recovering

all that’s been lost
to thief and by force.

A Void

“And the people grieved for Benjamin, because the Lord had made a void in the tribes of Israel.” Judges 21:15

Yes, the people mourned and wept. But they also didn’t rest until they saw Benjamin restored.

Lord, what void have You created for us to fill in Your name today? And here’s a simple poem . . .

As A Whole

Why would You seek to destroy
the tribe of Benjamin

when it was You who created
and established them

if not to stir the hearts
of the brethren

to act as a whole
Your body filled with compassion.

This is the last post from Judges. Boy, that went fast. 🙂 I’m returning to the New Testament book – Romans – next! Thank you for your help and prayers and comments. God bless you!

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