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He Restores Your Soul


Friday, December 21, 2012

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul...”
(Psalm 23:1–3, ESV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

God wants to restore your soul today. Your soul is your mind, your will and your emotions. You are a three-part being: you are a spirit — that’s the part of you that lives for eternity, you have a soul, and you live in a body while you’re here on earth.

Your soul is where you may store hurt, disappointments or brokenness from the past. When God restores your soul, He brings His healing power to those broken places and makes you whole again. And when God restores you, He makes you better off than you were before. He makes you stronger, more alive, and more loving.

I love the picture painted in this verse. Notice that He leads us beside quiet waters. He makes us lie down in green pastures. This is a picture of rest. When we are resting in Him, He is able to do a work in our lives. He is able to bring that restoration. Don’t let the busyness of life keep you going so fast that you don’t stop and rest. Take time to be still before the Lord and let Him restore your soul.

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, thank You for leading me into a place of rest. Today I surrender my brokenness to You and open my heart to receive Your healing so You can restore my soul in Jesus’ name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen
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JADOMB 12/25/2012 3:26PM

    Merry Christmas to my sister in Christ.

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JESSICABOOTY 12/22/2012 11:33AM

    Thank you for bringing our attention to what really matters in life. It's too easy to be of the world and neglect to care for our souls which God created in His own image.
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RSSSLHB 12/22/2012 7:25AM

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COOKWITHME65 12/22/2012 1:28AM

    Dear Joel and Victoria,

Thankyou for sharing this this blog and prayer. I am so glad that I just happened upon it. I have been working really hard trying to restore by soul the past year but today especially has been very difficult. A day filled with tears mostly. Some happy and some sad. It's that time of year. New beginnings are on the horizon and I sure could use a little help and guidance. This blog is perfect for me. I will be back often to revisit often and resite this prayer.

Thankyou to both of you.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas,

Your new friend, Kristan

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FLEMIDG 12/22/2012 12:49AM

    Thank you for this lovely blog. I really needed to hear that. The 23rd Psalm is so special. I always picture Jesus as a shepherd. Thanks so much for sharing.

Have a blessed Christmas and all the best in the New Year.

Darlene

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JAMER123 12/21/2012 11:19PM

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A Merry Christmas to you & your loved ones. God bless!

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WALLAHALLA 12/21/2012 10:51PM

    I am all for some restoration

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MALA77 12/21/2012 10:49PM

    Thanks for sharing that!!

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