He Restores My Soul
By Brenda Craig
• January 8, 2014
Word of the Day
Like sheep, My children go astray, even the most devout of all struggle and turn aside to have their own way many, many times (Psalm 119:176). This is nothing new to Me beloved. I am not taken by surprise at anything. Cast your cares upon Me that you might not be weighted down by the things of the world. Don’t let the burdens you bear weigh you down like a sheep whose wool has become full of all manner of things. When sheep are weighed down they become de-habilitated to a point where their movement is incapacitated.
My yoke is easy so cast your sin and your cares upon Me, for I care for you (Psalm 42:11). You must be disciplined in your pursuit of Me and not become comfortably complacent. This is dangerous and makes you oblivious to the approach of the enemy. Remember; I see the beginnings from the end so don’t be dismayed. I always go after the one who has went astray or turned aside to their own way (Luke 15:4).
Know this, I always come after you. Through My great mercy, I bring you back to your proper place of relationship with Me. Not only do I bring you back but I do it in a way so as to create a better place than the one you left. I do this as a demonstration of My great love and to build a faith which encourages you not to wander so easily.
I am restoring your vigor, your strength in these days ahead. The enemy has wanted you to advocate your position in Me and I will not have it. Salvation is more than just being saved or born again. It is to be rescued from danger, to be restored to a previous state of being, to be healed, delivered and set free from besetting sins. I restore everything at all times and in every way imaginable. I restore you from the inside out through the transforming work of My Word, by the Spirit. I am transforming you, changing you, restoring you, mind soul and body.
Remember, I have always been. I was the Word and I still am. The Word engrafted is able to save or restore your soul in every possible way (James 1:21). I, the Word, restore you. Or you could say, The Word restores my soul as it is ingested, meditated on and applied to My life. Though you fall into sin, wander to other things; turn aside to your own wants and desires, I will not allow you to stay there.
Today I am increasing the restoration of all things in your life. Things long forgotten, things hidden are coming forth into the light of restoration. Do not run, or push aside these promptings. Let Me have My way in you and behold the re-establishment of your life as it is brought to complete and perfect order. The latter rain will be greater than the former. I bring you new wine, new vigor, new discernment and new hope. All I can say is new…Sozo…all things are restored…
“He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him--not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake” (Psalms 23:3 Amplified)
I am saved, healed, delivered, and set free in every area of my life. All the years the locust have eaten are restored in Him, restored to His perfect plan of love and grace. The Word is engrafted into the very fibers of my being and I am changed, renewed, restored. Every time I turn my head in the wrong direction or my heart in the wrong way, Holy Spirit draws me back to a place of communion and relationship with the Lord.
I hear His voice and I do not follow another. The Lord is my Good Shepherd and does not let me get lost along the way. All things in my life are restored and being restored. The latter days will be greater than the former for I am increasing day by day in Him. All things in my life are made new. My soul is restored by and through the Word. Amen