Quiet Time with Jesus – God’s Heart

Saturday, 18 July 2015

God parted the Red Sea so that the children of Israel can escape from Egypt – God made a dry way through a wet place (Isaiah 43:16).

God made a wet way through the driest places by providing streams in the desert as He leads His people home from exile (Isaiah 43:19-20).

Is there anything our God cannot do?

However, God’s people have burdened Him with their sins … The most terrible aspect of sin is that it breaks His heart … God is heartbroken when His people sin! (I believe parents can relate to this statement …)

Yet, God is willing and eager to forgive: 

I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.
— Isaiah 43:25

God is saying, “I WILL HELP YOU.”

Not only does God forgive, He restores too. On His people He will pour out His refreshing Spirit. God’s people will be fruitful again and be renewed in their identity.

If you are reading this knowing that you have sinned and not yet received forgiveness, come home to the Father right now. 

 

 

 

My Prayer

Father, forgive me if I have burdened You with my sin. I turn from it now in repentance and claim Your merciful forgiveness. Make me fruitful again and restore to me any years the locusts have eaten.

 

In Jesus’ name I pray.

Amen.

 

Song

So You Would Come - Hillsong

Before the world began; You were on His mind; And every tear you cry; Is precious in His eyes; Because of His great love; He gave His Only Son; Everything was done; So you would come;

Come to the Father; Though your gift is small; Broken hearts, broken lives; He will take them all; The power of the Word; The power of His Blood; Everything was done; So you would come;

Nothing you can do; Could make Him love you more; And nothing you have done; Could make Him close the door; Because of His great love; He gave His Only Son; Everything was done; So you would come;

Come to the Father; Though your gift is small; Broken hearts, broken lives; He will take them all; The power of the Word; The power of His Blood; Everything was done; So you would come;

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
— Matthew 11:28

 

Lam Yee Ling

 

Father, not my will but Yours be done. Amen.