|Amphitheatre Paul preached in|
I took tons of pictures. I love structures and architecture and interesting buildings. I am embarrassed (not really) to say that I did not listen to the aunty leading our tour group. I was too busy clicking away at every interesting nook and cranny.
Round about the time I got home and started putting all my pictures on my computer, I read a devotional that had scriptures about walls. Walls that had been torn down! Walls that God helped the people rebuild. But the scripture that touched me the most was in Isaiah 58 v 12: Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to Dwell in.
When I read this scripture, every broken down ruined building I saw in Ephesus came to my mind. It was like the Lord gave me a visual of what someone who is centred on Him, wanting to please Him, would have to work with and with faith and His grace, that person would be able to help another start the restoration process in their lives. Help them to gain strength in the Lord, help them to overcome their battles in the Lord.
- Imagine being called the repairer of the breach? It brings to mind helping to bring healing in relationships
- Imagine being called Restorer of the streets to dwell in? Brings to mind helping another to be able to walk with confidence in the Lord.
So, my encouragement to you today is no matter how weak or broken you feel, when you lay all you are at His feet, He restores you, so you in turn can help bring restoration in others.
God bless and be encouraged
Linking this week with these lovely ladies:
(You will find their links HERE)