Monday, 22 August 2011

R - The 4 R's

  • Repent
  • renewed
  • restored
  • revived
When you repent, your spirit within you is renewed, your relationship with God restored, and your heart and passion for Christ revived.

Repent:
Matt 3 v 1-2:  In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, (2) and saying, "Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand!"

Renewed:
Eph 4 v 23-24:  and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, (24) and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in righteousness and true holiness.
Ps 51 v 10:  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Relationship Renewed
Restored:
Ps 51 v 17:  Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your generous Spirit.

Revived:
Ps 85 v 6:  Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?

Repent - Renewed - Restored - Revived
Leads to:
Relationship - righteousness - rejoicing - reward!



You know that scripture in Phil 4 v 8:  Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things.

Well, hopefully you will only ever think positive things with R in the future!
Relationship, redemption, return, renew, revive, restore, good report, rejoice, release, righteousness, reward, etc...

God bless
Tracy

Linking up with Jen at Soli Deo Gloria


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16 comments:

  1. I LOVE the photo of the baby birds used to illustrate the word 'rejoice'! Not a care in the world: just trust and gratefulness. Therefore they rejoice!

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  2. I love the last verse the most: Phil 4v8 think I'll mull over that with my morning cuppa tea.

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  3. Terrific post Tracy; I love all of the uplifting and positive "R" words!:)Agreed; the baby birds photo is darling and a perfect illustration of rejoicing. I have enjoyed your journey through the alphabet; I'll be saddened when you are at the end!

    Blessings on Monday!
    Denise

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  4. Love all the encouraging R words! Had to smile cause my mother in-law loves the letter R (apparently) My husband's name is Roger and he has 3 brothers named Ricky, Rodney and Randy. Now I have more R words to remember!

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  5. When you repent, your spirit within you is renewed, your relationship with God restored, and your heart and passion for Christ revived.

    LOVE that!!! Amen!!!

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  6. Of all the R's you posted the hardest for us is Repentance..Everyday we need to repent of our sins we did and sins we don't know and yet we don't we pray ask GOD to give us this and that and repent later...until we learn to repent we will walk in totally completeness of the Glory of God Almighty

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  7. Hooray for the letter R and all it stands for. Thanks for reminding us what it takes to start the "R" wheels in motion....repentance.
    Great post!
    ~Stacy

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  8. That message my sister! More that message, it is the word of God. It is coming from the mouth of God to our hearts.
    God bless you and her family,
    Peace!

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  9. Hi Shanda - I couldn't resist them birdies. They are definitely in the moment.

    Hi Stefanie - its one of my favourites too. Mull away

    Hi Denise - thanks for the encouragement. Yes, I'm starting to wonder why we only have 26 letters? What am I going to do next? Pressure pressure! I should be like those birds, rejoicing!

    Wow Eileen, surrounded by the "r's" Well, these are some good ones to add.

    Hi Jenifer - yes, I love it too.

    Hi Desiray - I agree with you, repentance is the hardest, but its followed by all the rest which can only be good.

    Hi Stacy, repentance certainly does start it all. We cannot have the others truly without repentance

    Hi Denise - I love God's word - it so gets to the heart of the matter.

    Ladies - thank you for commenting. I appreciate it and see it as encouragement from your hearts.

    God bless
    Tracy

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  10. who knew there were so many fabulous "r" words! The sweetest nourishment to my soul today was "revive." Oh, I always want my passion for Christ to be revived. Even if I'm feeling good, who would turn down even more encouragement to draw closer to Him?

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  11. Love all the encouraging "R" words today. I want to repent, have my spirit renewed, and live in right relationship with Jesus.

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  12. Tracy,

    I love Ps. 51:17 the best, give me joy and uphold me. I love all the R words you came up with today, Repent, restore, renew and revive, praise God that He these gifts are available to us.

    Blessings Tracy.

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  13. Wonderful! I think restored is my favorite of all those fabulous Rs.

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  14. Love this, Tracy. Perfect for my Weekend Reflections.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  15. Hi Tracy~I too like all those R words. Renewed is my favorite I think. The verses for renewed are some of my favorite verses. He has truly been renewing me from the inside out!! Praise Him for that!!
    Blessings...Chelle

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  16. Hi Jen - I agree with you, I don't think anyone would turn down such an opportunity

    Hi Lisa - right relationship with Jesus, the best there is

    Hi Kandi - you are so right, they are as gifts.

    Hi Deidra - restored is awesome I think because all the other "r's" become possible.

    Hi Joan - thank you

    Hi Chelle - from the inside out. God works on the heart to help us to experience all He has for us.

    Thank you ladies for all your comments. They are a great encouragement to me.
    God bless
    Tracy

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