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Friday, April 26, 2013

Making Up for Lost Time

Joe Stowell shares with us, "None of us can say that we have no regrets.

Often we are led down paths of bad choices - some paths longer than others- which can have a lingering effect on the mind, body, and soul.

A friend of mine spent a number of years living a life of alcohol and drug abuse.

But God did an amazing work in his life, and he recently celebrated 25 years of being free from substance abuse.

He now runs a successful business, has a devoted wife, and his children love Jesus.

He has a passion to reach out to others who are in the ditch of life, and he serves as a wise and loving mentor in the rescue operations of their lives.

God never gives up on us! Even if we've made poor choices in the past that have left us with regret, we can choose how we will live now.

We can choose to continue destructive living, simply wallow in regret, or we can run to Christ believing that He has ways to "restore...the years that the swarming locust has eaten" Joel 2:25.

When we repentantly seek His healing and freeing power, He is merciful.

While some consequences from the past may remain, we can be confident that God has a good and glorious future for those who trust in Him!"

Our prayer today: 

      "Lord, it is with humble and grateful hearts that we
    come to You and lay all that we have been in the past
    at Your feet. Take us as we are and make something'
       beautiful out of our lives that brings glory to You!

               God never gives up on making
          something beautiful out of our lives."

                    [Our Daily Bread 4/11/13]

Our Scripture today:  Ps. 5:11 "But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice; let them ever shout for joy, because Thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in Thee."

Our prayer challenge: We're not praying long enough! When we're connected with God, we're powerful!

Our quote today: David McCasland – “How important that we – in good times or times of challenge – draw near to God’s loving heart to hear His voice and place our lives in His hands.”

Our thought today: God is working patience in us.

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