This year has been declared a year of Restoration. One of my favorite prophesies comes from Elijah List. Most recently this word: 2010: A Year of Restoration by Carol Kelley. In it she says" “the Lord has plans for DOUBLE restoration! There has been much testing, but there will be restoration”. This is a confirmation for me of what God has been speaking directly to my heart. It is no secret, if you read my past blogs that 2009 was a time of great testing. It was a year I’ll never forget. As the old saying goes “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. I choose to focus on the best of times and that continues to this day.
The Best of Times has been mostly in due to a growing relationship with God. Prayer and worship has been my calling through ‘the worst of times’ and it was that which brought peace that passes all understanding! I have come to a place where ‘praying without ceasing’ is more of a reality then ever before. Prayer is weaved throughout my day in normal activities and throughout the night as I sleep and even as I dream. Times of worship have become second nature. I’ve enjoyed the growth and capacity to enter the Throne Room quickly and without hesitation. I’ve grown in my confidence in my standing with Christ Jesus my Lord and I am richly blessed.
Why do I BOAST to you of my relationship with Jesus?
Psalm 34:2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; The humble shall hear it and rejoice
Jeremiah 9:23-24 Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows ME,that i am the Lord who exercises loving kindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.
It has been through this growth that I have come to be ANTICIPATING the restoration that is to come. I have no doubt that it will. God declares:
"Have complete faith in Me. I am giving you grace; I am redeeming situations for My purposes. Restoration is coming; believe My promises! Yes, restoration of relationships is coming. I will open doors; you will see My promises come to pass! Fuller revelation is coming, as well as the fulfillment of every promise. I will bring restoration; don’t give up hope! I can still redeem your situations. Hang in there during these transitions; things are almost there! Yes, this has been a time of testing, but also of redemption, grace and mercy. This testing will end in victory! Keep praying, believing, and looking to Me. Receive and walk in My grace and rest." ( for the complete word, click the words above)
I claim those words! I trust my God and I await full restoration!
Boasting in HIM,
p.s…part of the restoration is for the body….www.thegreensmoothiechallenge.com. More about that next time:)