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Have you lost something? Has it captivated your attention? Thinking of ways to get it back? In Gods economy ALL is redeemable. Even the seemingly impossible things, even people and relationships that seem so distant. Nothing is out of Gods reach. Psalms 145:14 “The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down”. Jesus knows the pain of loss. His passion is to reconcile and restore.
The economy of heaven is perfect redeeming love. God is “Omni-active” always gathering and rescuing lost things. Jesus lived the same way that he died – with His arms wide open. Gods love doesn’t demand a change in us; it produces one. God knows that we cant change ourselves or others, so His provision is to floods us with His love to bring our focus back on Him. This confrontation with loves ability brings change in us from the “inside out” rather than behavioral improvements in Romans 2:4.
We are not able to re-live the past or regain lost opportunities, but we can receive redeeming love today and be aware that the “gifts and calling of God don’t change” in Romans 11:29. God is building something NOW, don’t miss His present visitation by focusing on the past, or by worrying about the future. David was faithful as a shepherd boy. In Davids absence, the prophet Samuel was considering Jesse’s sons as king, God made sure that Samuel anointed David as King in 1 Samuel 16. Nothing can thwart Gods plan – “He will perfect that which concerns you” in Psalms 138:2. He will do it in His perfect time, His way, for His glory in Galatians 4:4.
This song lyric comes to mind “you don’t know what you have, till it is gone”. This may be true to a degree, but even in our ignorance the “God factor” is real in Ephesians 4:2. We may have relationships in our lives for a season, and often somethings are removed so that God can add his perfect provision, so the next step in His plan can be realized in a new way. Don’t try to “figure” Him out, but seek Him and to let him Love you. Redeeming love teaches us a life long lesson – that more than the healing, He teaches us to seek the Healer. More than the gift, the Giver. More than the answer, we need His life manifested personally to us. More than people, we need Him alone. He has “bought us” from the slave market of sin to have fellowship with Him, to know Him, and to be trophies of His grace. Nothing is Lost in the Kingdom of God. Now is the beginning of a new beginning!