Sold Out For Jesus daily devotion online
G. John White's first devotional Sold out for Jesus covers 12 vital themes of Christianity.
I WILL REPAY YOU THE YEARS THE LOCUSTS HAVE EATEN
I've seen it so many times that I believe it!
Yes, how often I have seen someone who has been saved in their later years, well over half way through their three score years and ten, confess with desperation in their voice that they have wasted so many years not knowing or accepting the truth. Now that the truth has hit them right between the eyes, and they are set free, that very freedom causes them to feel even more of a failure and annoyed with themselves and others for the fact that they either didn't know of or accept Jesus Christ as Lord before.
They feel helpless to correct the past. Also their past thought patterns and lifestyle, combine to try hard to cause them pain and the enemy takes joy in pointing out how few years they have left to achieve anything.
But God says, "I will repay you the years the locusts have eaten." It has been a joy and a privilege to share that verse and promise with so many and see that glimmer of hope dawn across their eyes and the furrows disappear from their face. They want so hard to believe it and yet it seems to them to be impossible. But my God specialises in the impossible. He creates us from dust, after all. He also creates things out of nothing.
If they become 'sold out' to Him and I see them a few weeks or months later - what a change! The hopelessness is gone - replaced by radiance and purpose. The experiences of the past, God is able to use to re-affirm His Word. They know it makes sense. There is a determination never to go back.
Their mind begins to be healed and restored and even their memory returns to the point where they are able to memorise Bible verses, which He retains for them and that really excites them. They also find that God is able to use past experiences to help comfort and counsel those in need, which in turn helps them find a new usefulness, in being able to minister to others.
My friend, listen. I don't know your circumstances, I don't know what you have gone through but I do know this. "God can repay YOU the years the locusts have eaten' - if you will let Him. Trust Him, His ways are best.
Let the miracle happen again - in your life!
Be 'sold out' to Him and give Him that chance!
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