Unspeakable Joy Devotional

April 27th

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Return to God. Zechariah 1:3 “Therefore tell the people: This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Return to me.’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the Lord Almighty.”

Sometimes we feel like God has moved away from us, but in reality, it is us that has moved away from God. The people were told to return back to God, and God would restore that relationship. Israel turned from God and His words and went down the paths of disobedience and spiritual idolatry. The prophet was sent to tell the people to come back and to repent and return to God. And they did.

I have gotten lost several times in my life, when I didn’t always spend time with God and His word. I can say from my experiences that without Him in my life and daily reading His word, I was lost. I don’t know how much more you can be lost than to be dead in sins! Ephesians 2:3 “All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.”

Sin will usually take us far from God. But the good news is that once we change direction and come back to God, He is ready to receive us, like a parent waiting for a runaway child to come home.

Ephesians 2:4-6 “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.”

Keep listening for the call of God, He is waiting for you.
(W Graham)

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