Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Kairos Advent Devotional 2010 8th Dec

8 December 2010
Amos 9:11-15

                “In that day I will restore...I will repair...and build”

Restore.  Repair.  Rebuild.  In our passage we see God’s promises being made, and it’s all positive.  We often think Jesus came just to remove sin and set people free (which he did!)  – Yet this passage of prophesy points to some great ‘presents’ from the Lord.

We all turn our thoughts to what we will give and receive for Christmas.  I suspect the majority focus on thinking about what they will get for Christmas.  God is very well organised about his Christmas gifts to the world - Through Jesus he restores our lives – he replenishes what has been lost and fills us with spiritual fruit, gifts, creativity, beauty and truth.  Jesus repairs our broken souls – he heals our hurts; forgives our wrongs; touches our hearts.  Jesus rebuilds our lives – he heals the sick; supplies our needs; strengthens us.

The day of the Lord brings with it great blessings – it is a great day for those who are found in Christ!  How amazing is God?!  Praise God that he has indeed blessed us more than we normally give him credit for!!

  • Make a list of all the things God has done for you (you could do this as a family)
  • Spend time with God praising (perhaps in song) him for restoring, repairing and rebuilding your life
  • Write a thank you letter to God for his work in your life

You are the master restorer.  Without you our lives would be in ruins.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you have done and continue to do in our lives and world.  We praise you Jesus. 

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