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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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Oct. 6, 2010 - He Restores My Soul

By Lourdes B. Lagmay

“He restores my soul” (Psalm 23:3, NIV).

Restoration is a major human need. We perish in our sinful nature, separated from our relationship with our Creator. The broken link must be reconnected; the sin-sick soul of the human race needs restoration.

Family relationships and friendships are all impacted by sin and need restoration. But the most important need for restoration is in our relationship with God who created us. We must acknowledge that we are separated from Him because of sin. Sin is in the way, so that all-important relationship is broken. Man lost his God-image, his intimacy, his fellowship with the Lord. Until that is restored, everything else suffers.

A true repentance and a sincere desire to be reunited with God will lead to the restoration of the broken relationship. Only God can restore our broken ties with Him through Jesus Christ. To be restored is a great relief to the weary, heavy-laden soul. It brings joy and happiness, not only on this planet Earth but also in heaven. The host of heaven will rejoice when a lost soul is found or restored.

Isaiah 53:6 says: “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way” (NIV). Thank God for sending Jesus, the loving Shepherd who came to save us. Drifting away from God, lost in sin and without hope, we cannot save ourselves. We need a Savior to rescue us. The major human need is a Savior to restore our souls back to our God and Maker.

God’s assurance is that He will not leave us nor forsake us.

— Lourdes B. Lagmay lives in Santa Clara, Calif., and is the author of Psalm 23 Purpose: Knowing God and Your Destiny, from which this devotional was adapted.

 

 

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