15 Jan PRUNING ENHANCES GREATER FRUITFULNESS
11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.12 Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even today do I declare that I will render double unto thee”.
Following from yesterday’s theme, let us remind ourselves that restoration is not a human-initiated activity. It originates from God and is executed by the God who restores things that have been lost, damaged and destroyed in the lives of His people. The focus of God’s restoration always has been the welfare of those that put their trust in Him. We are blessed by God’s restoration.
Life has a way of taking so many good things from us; or rather making us give up on good things and just resign ourselves to whatever comes our way. Life’s circumstances are often like tsunami, like a caterpillar going through a vegetable field, or like locust in a maize plantation, devastating anything that is not properly protected.
God knows our frame. He knows us too well to leave us alone. Meditate again on our passage today and see if you can catch a glimpse of what God is saying specifically to you. What do you see as the desolations in your life?
What is it that the cankerworm has almost finished devastating in your life? Mention those things that sometimes make you feel that your life is finished. See if any of them has power greater than God’s promises.
Begin preparing yourself again for something unprecedented because the God of great promises is coming your way with another great harvest. Position yourself for something great, like what happened to the disciples in the upper room. That was a true restoration. Yours is at hand.
1. Worship the Lord who restores to you all that you ever lost in this life serving Him and serving His people.
2. Ask God for grace to embrace His restoration; remember when God restores, you get more than you lost in the first place.
3. Father, please help me live in readiness and to worship You even more in the restoration.
I will rejoice in the God of restoration. My soul will never forget all He does for me. As I receive the blessings of restoration, my heart shall forever sing in gratitude and testify to His faithfulness. The song of thanksgiving shall never depart from my lips in this year of harvest in the name of Jesus.