In the past few weeks, I have seen a couple posts with a similar theme and the concept really resonated with me.
In the month of December, we should meditate on scripture and ask God to reveal to us ONE word that will define 2019 for us.
I thought that this would be a really great way to start off the year. Not with failed New Years resolutions, but with a God given WORD for the year.
You want to know what my word is???
The definition of restoration is to repair, or to reinstate to a previous condition. That sounds good, but my previous condition wasn’t really all that great either to be honest….
However, BIBLICAL restoration is slightly different. When we look at how God restores us, it isn’t a return to the original state. It is to receive MORE than has been lost, to be improved beyond measure! (Isaiah 61:7) (Zech.9:12)
Job is a perfect example of Biblical restoration. He receives twice as much as he once had for his faithfulness. (Job 42:10)
So for 2019, I will be focusing on restoration.
I challenge all of you to do the same and ask God to give you a word to define 2019 for you because frankly, it is very encouraging!
….”I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”