Saturday, January 10, 2009

He Restores My Soul

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, 
   He leads me beside quiet waters, 
 3 He restores my soul. 

I believe God spoke the word RESTORE to me for 2009.  Each year I ask God for a word that will speak to my heart and become very real to me in a new way.  God promises in Joel 2:25 that He will restore the years the locust has destroyed. Areas in my body, soul, and spirit that have been wounded or destroyed by the enemy will be restored. That's a precious promise.  I looked the word RESTORE up in the dictionary and the definitions were numerous.  I'll list a few:

1. To return to a person, as a specific thing which he has lost, or which has been taken from him and unjustly detained. 

2. To replace; to return; as a person or thing to a former place.

3. To heal; to cure; to recover from disease.

4. To repair; to rebuild

5. To revive, to resuscitate; to bring back to life

6. To return of bring back after abscence

7. To renew or re-establish after interuption

I'm with an expectant heart waiting to see what and how God will restore areas the locust has stolen from me. 


Leslie said...

Praying with you precious friend that you would see God restoring in unexpected and beautiful ways!


rainydaymichele said...

I've great expectations for restoration in your life, friend! May you be richly restored and refreshed this year. :)