Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Go Back

Submitted by Lara Cook
For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling… Isaiah 30:15
Many of us who are a part of the family of God have wandered far from home at one time or another. It may feel that it is impossible to return. It seems that things can never be the same again. But the truth is, YOU CAN GO BACK HOME AGAIN!! Even better than that, you will find that the Father is longing for you to do just that.  Sometimes we have to really wallow with the pigs to know we want and need to return to Christ.  So, we can return and be saved, but we must be willing.  He waits, but He won’t force us to come back.  He wants us to want Him. 
Go Back
·      Return to God
Go back home prodigal child.  You are the one who left, He did not leave you. Return to your Heavenly Father because He is waiting, arms open. No matter where you have been, what you have done, He is ready for you to come home.  
·      Renew your relationship
Renew your relationship with your Heavenly Father.  Start over.  His mercies are new every morning.  He doesn’t cut us off after a certain number of do-overs.  We get as many as it takes.  Most of the people in our lives won’t have that kind of grace for us.
·      Revive
You need revival - of all kinds.  Your soul is tired, your heart has stopped beating for the right things.  You need to revive your spirit that has been buried under the weight of all that is wrong.  Re-commit your life to Him – all of it.  
·      Reflect –
Where have you been and what has God done?  What miry pit of clay did God pull you out of and bless you and save you and change you for the better? Think about where you have come from and how much better off you are.  Where are you going?  Look forward to the new path ahead of you, don’t go back.  It’s a new day, a new beginning.
·      Recover –
Take back what you lost.  What have you given up along the way that is salvageable?  Cut the losses and begin fresh. 

The grace of God is a beautiful gift He gives us.  It is humbling to think of how undeserving we are but He gives grace anyway.  Quit running or hesitating to turn back to God.  He loves cares for you and eagerly awaits your return. 

Scripture to Claim:
I will give them a heart to know that I am the LORD, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.

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