Promises of Restoration

Hey you.

Yes you.

I am talking to you.

Did I just hear you talk about me. Did I just hear you just try to muffle a laugh concerning what you’ve just heard about me. Wow. Keep on doing what you are doing – Did you not know that my sorry state has caused God to make a promise to me – to restore my fortunes and have compassion on me.

Ahh, I see, you didn’t know of His promises of restoration in Jeremiah 33 vs. 1 – 26. Come on over and I will recite it to you.

This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it —the LORD is his name:

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

I will bring health and healing to You; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

I will bring (You) back from captivity and will rebuild you as you were before.

I will cleanse You from all the sin You have committed against me and will forgive all Your sins of rebellion against me.

Then You will bring me renown, joy, praise and honour before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for You; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for You.’

You say You are a desolate waste, but there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying,

“Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.”

For I will restore the fortunes of You as they were before,’ says the LORD.

The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the gracious promise I made to You.

You will be saved, and You will live in safety. For God is the LORD Our Righteousness.’

This is what the LORD says: ‘If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time, then my covenant with You —can be broken – which we know is impossible

“Have you not noticed that these people are saying, ‘The LORD has rejected You? So they despise You and no longer regard You. This is what the LORD says: ‘If I have not established my covenant with day and night and the fixed laws of heaven and earth, then I will reject You. – But we know our God is a convenant keeping God.

For I will restore Your fortunes and have compassion on You.

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Laughing at me!!

So I’ve been walking everywhere, you know doing the training, trying to look / keep looking buff, as I am getting older you see, so all I have is my HOTNESS. So got to keep it, can’t be eating all this Italian food and no excercise. I will not be recognisable. lol.

So on Sunday, I was running late so decided to walk fast / run / jog to the train station wearing my church clothes. Couldn’t help but have a sweaty arm, so I said to myself, “who cares really, those choir members will not sing moving songs, so I dont have to wave my hand too much so no one will see the sweat marks” – I could just fold it. And no one will see. ” Make sure you keep your hands by your waist”.

Thats how I got to the church, really tried not to wave my hands, until the pastors wife came and did her thing. Immediately I started to laugh, as in peeps must have thought I was crazy. I kept laughing thinking that this God must have a sense of humour. The one time, I had told myself, to make sure my arms were fastened to my waist was the one time this woman said “wave your hands” and praise God with your waves. Show Him what He means to you, and blah blah.. I was Holy Spirit why now, you want to just disgrace me lolol.. But I obeyed, lifted it so high and wide (obedience is better than sacrifice). And thinking who cares if my rep goes, what matters is my rep with God.

This sunday was just amazing. All the things I had thought of, tried not to do, been worried about, even times I wondered if it was the Holy Spirit speaking to me – this sunday I felt a rebirth and I remembered His words in – 1 Thes. 5 vs. 16 -21 – Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good.

So here’s to holding on. I am breaking up unploughed ground, for it is time for me to reap the fruit of unfailing love (Hosea 10 vs. 12).

I’ve not been feeling myself

I think I’ll give mountain climbing a break. I think I’ve overdone many things right now. Just two days ago, I could barely climb 1200 meters, can you imagine? Was so exhusted, but still managed to get to the top. The climbers with me noticed I wasn’t my cherry self. They felt bad, aww, that they ruined my day by making me hike to the top with them. They didn’t realise, like all things, some things must come to an end. Regardless of how long you’ve been doing it or been at it. Exhustion doen’t bring out the best in people. Can actually push people away. So I don’t want my new found best friends to go. So I will make time to rest. Mean while, they want me to cycle with them for 40miles to the next town. You know me and my amebo self will want to join them, because I want to always be there for all the LIVE actions. Don’t want to miss out. lol.

Meanwhile on other news, I have been asked to lead the worship section in my new church. I did’nt say I was a great singer, I can just carry tunes..lol..But I thank God for this opportunity and pray that I can use what little He’s given me to sing praises to HIM.

I miss sista B and kel called wonder. Please people call me now. Kelly, throw that phone away it doesn’t work.