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When Peter began to doubt, taking his eyes off of Jesus, the LORD “stretched forth his hand, and caught him.”

“And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.” Matthew 14:29-32

When His child Peter began to faint, “And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.” What does this show us of the nature of our LORD? Does it not reveal is willingness to restore His own?

This is a vital component of understanding the nature of the LORD.

“I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.” Ezekiel 36:36

The LORD makes it clear here that He loves to “build” the lives of those who have been “ruined” by circumstances, sin, attack, and persecution. Upon repentance, the LORD begins that beautiful building work.

“The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3

When His people were back0slidden, the God of restoration said He would restore them because He loved them. God reveals Himself as the LORD of restoration. This truth we see throughout the history of mankind, Israel and in the New Covenant for all peoples (Matt. 11:28-30; Mk. 2:17, Lk. 15, etc.).  History clearly reveals that restoration/reconciliation is the LORD’s first and foremost will.

“For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.” Isaiah 54:7-8

I am in no way prepared to be used by the Master if I don’t clearly possess the revelation that the Son of Man came to save not destroy men’s hearts and lives. In reality, you and I have no ministry, God does. He utilizes us as “ministers of reconciliation” inasmuch as (to the degree that) we can and will to possess the mind of Christ – which first and foremost is restorative love.

raised up upright shadow“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;” 2 Corinthians 5:18

Why did the Son of God come to the earth? Can we allow Him to answer that?

“For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.” Luke 9:56

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:17

Let us now pray to possess the mind of Christ, for a heart of restoration, that is, as He is restoring our lives daily, that He will use us to help others be restored to Him as we forge ahead in vital union with our Savior and LORD.

“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual (spiritually mature – realizing that God is a God of restoration), restore (don’t condemn) such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” Galatians 6:1

Born Again uprightMay this precept be written upon our hearts as we bless those around us with the truth of His love for them.

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Author of several enlightening and influential books on subjects ranging from false prophets, end times, the original lie of Satan to mankind, evangelism, last day / end times victory, and the daily walk of an authentic disciple. Todd’s books can be found on BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com, and on SafeGuardYourSoul.com. His websites include SafeGuardYourSoul.com, GreatCommissionAdventure.com. A former Marine, contracted to NASA, youth pastor, TV show host, Bible College class president, and member of numerous churches throughout the south, by the saving grace of Jesus Christ Todd has and continues to learn to set aside all that involves the philosophies and whims of mere men to follow the King of the kingdom as a simple servant. His sincerity and ability to speak on a variety of topics from a broad and edifying perspective, and with a humble candor, is refreshing. Todd has an obvious understanding that he is nothing without Jesus and yet, by the working of divine grace, his Gospel tracts, articles, Moments with My Master email devotional, and books have taught, encouraged, and inspired thousands. Todd Tomasella is the author of several Christian, non-fiction books, hundreds of articles, devotionals, audios, tracts, videos, Bible school curriculum, and study guides. No matter the format utilized, the divine mandate is simply getting people into God's Word for themselves (Nehemiah 8:8; Habakkuk 2:2; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17). Let’s Grow Together! Sign up here to begin receiving the Moments with Our Master email devotional that is sure to help you grow in grace and in the knowledge of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 1:2; 3:18). It’s sent out 1-2 times weekly for the edification and equipping of the body of Christ. Sign Up HERE: info@safeguardyoursoul.com

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