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08 October, 2012

MERCIFUL LORD, DEAL WITH MY UNFAITHFUL HEART


DEVOTION

Jeremiah 31:18-19
"I have surely heard Ephraim’s moaning: ‘You disciplined me like an unruly calf,and I have been disciplined. Restore me, and I will return, because you are the Lord my God. After I strayed, I repented;after I came to understand, I beat my breast. I was ashamed and humiliated"

God intended to restore Judah and the other tribes because of His grace, love and mercy. His goal was to bring His people out of idolatry and wickedness, but He would not be satisfied until they hated themselves for having turned away from Him in abomination and exceeding sinfulness.

When God passes judgement on us and decides to bring us back to where He wants us to be, it is unreal the way He brings back the smallest sin we have committed in the past, even before you knew Him. He wants us to face ourselves, He wants us to loathe who we are in the flesh, He wants repentance, and He wants us whole and holy His.

What about you? is He dealing with you for your exceeding sinfulness towards Him? Well take courage and go toward Him, do not waste one more minute in your self-pity but ask Him to bring humility into your heart so that you can follow Him as a single eye devoted servant of His.

If you are one of those not following Him but has only embraced the culture of Christianity, you love the ease of things and enjoy your delusions, yet He is not dealing with you, then I feel for you because it is not a good sign. He stops at nothing to restore those who belongs to Him, whether through trials and storms He will keep His remnants at His feet. "This is the will of God, even your sanctification.”.

PRAYER: Oh! what a mighty God we serve! Father I pray that you would look on those that are not walking with you. I pray that you would pour your holy repentance gift in their hearts and they would learn to confess their need of you. Soften their hearts and let them see you my Lord. God I pray that you would be the the fire that burns in our hearts. May we learn to love you with hearts full of passion and gratitude. May our lives bring you glory!

In His Love & Service,
M. J. Andre