God Is for You - Part 1 (1 of 4) by Fred Lowery
This content is part of a series.God Is for You - Part 1 (1 of 4)
Dr. Fred Lowery
Joel 1:2-4; Joel 2:4-7; Joel 2:12-14; Joel 2:25-27; 2 Chronicles 7:14
This series is born out of my walking on my new hip and asking God to restore me physically, emotionally, spiritually because I don't know about you but I don't stay where I need to stay with the Lord. I'm not always where I need to be. I haven't arrived. I don't have it all together. I still have ups and downs and so it's - God is a God of restoration and He wants to continually restore us. You know the Golden Gate Bridge - Leigh and I were out there in San Francisco several years ago and we went to Alcatraz and stayed a few - a little time behind the bars there and but we were fascinated with that huge bridge and we found out while we were there that they never stop painting the bridge. Once they get it finished it's time to start over because it's so huge that it constantly needs repainting. Well, I feel like I'm that bridge - that it never ends. I constantly need restoration and sometimes I don't realize it and that's when it's the most dangerous - it's because we get so preoccupied, we don't realize it. My little 4 year old grandson, Will, who is brilliant beyond his age and also handsome but he was taking a look at my little red truck and he said, "Doc-Doc, your truck is dirty." And I said, "Well, I know it Will. I know it's dirty and what we'll do tomorrow - I'll pick you up from school and we'll go wash it." Because he has an infatuation with Snappy Car Wash. I mean it's just like when he's goes through there he has this spiritual experience. I mean it - he just can't quit talking about it so we went to Snappy Car Wash and washed that truck and then pulled to the side and he helped me vacuum and there was a lot of dirt inside that thing but I hadn't realized the dirt was there because I was paying attention to other things. I was going somewhere - doing something. That's the way it is in our lives so many times a ...
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