Dear Saints of the Living God – Grace and Mercy to you and your family.
Recently, we had a talent show with our kids in Charlotte, and during that time, we asked the kids to fill a questionnaire and one of the question was – if God gives you 3 wishes, what will you ask Him?
We had various answers, but there was one kid, who wrote, “He will ask God to restore the earth back to its full purity”, and we asked this kid to unpack what he is thinking, he took it all the way back to Adam and Eve, and how their sin caused the earth to loose its purity. And He wants God to take back to its original purity.
I am thinking, wow! He is asking God to restore what is ours to begin with. Why didn’t Adam and Eve ask for it? The land that we live needs healing… instead of asking for the complete restoration, we are ok in settling for a dress made of fig leaves, in exchange.
We think, saying an eloquent flowery prayers can bring back healing – no, that’s just a leaf that we put on ourselves. It is a false security, the devil continues to lie and steel the restoration.
in the book of Joel 2:25, the Lord says, “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten”
I don’t know what the locust has chewed from your life, that is rightfully yours…
2 Chronicle 7:14 says, “…as we turn from our wicked ways”, He will heal the land. Is your marriage in the shaky ground? Or your business not moving forward even after everything that you have tried? Look for areas in your life, where you are failing – and stop accepting to wear the fig leaves… There is no way, we can carry the baggage of sin, and expect the land to be healed.
We are so good in justifying – even before the Lord, for our actions… if you are trying to justify anything before God, more than once – no this for certain, you are fighting to wear the dress made out of “Fig leaves”… If you are unsettled in your heart with something that is going on – it is because we are not being honest with the Lord in our conversation.
Here is the remedy…
Genesis 3:21 says, “The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them” There was a sacrifice made, to pull a skin out – and clothe Adam and Eve… Same way, we can leave behind what we are dragging on the floor, and take what the Lord has to offer… burn the fig leaves… even God didn’t like the fig leaf clothing line, that’s why He gave an alternate… why should we accept them now?
My prayer for you and your family is, that the Lord will open our naked eyes to see what we have been blinded from? The areas where we have been wearing the fig leaves, and allow the Lord to do the open heart surgery. There is nothing like a life lived to its fullest!
May the good Lord bless you!