The Restored Orchard

November Revival – Revive My Empathy

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

On a Personal Note – Spare Tires and God’s Provision…

When you feel deflated walking through tough seasons of life, where do you turn? Do you seek God first or settle for a cheap substitute? I chose what I thought was the cheap and easy route. All the while knowing that my father had resources to help me. IF I had reached out to him first, I probably could have avoided the time spent going slower and shorter distances.

On a Personal Note – Deceived, but Redeemed

God redeems decisions made from a place of deception. Yes, Eve gets punished, because God is just. However, the sins are atoned for through her seed, Jesus Christ, and just beyond the verses that describe the discipline, “the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them” (v31). God provided for them. There are decisions that we’ve made out of the devil’s deception. Yes, there are consequences that we must live with as a result, but that does not stop God’s redemption, provision, and will for our lives.

On a Personal Note – Praying in Expectation

We all pray in expectation. However, I’ve realized that the what of our expectations vary. Some believers are praying in expectation for God to do exactly what they asked for; while others are praying simply for God to respond.

God hears our heart

  When we are low on words or feel like God is distant, we must remember God will even hear our faintest cries and he will come to our rescue. Take assurance in the fact that God will never leave you, nor forsake you and as his child, you have direct access to him even when you feel unheard.