Restoring the years of the locusts

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“I will restore to you the years that the swarming locusts have eaten.”
Joel 2:25

Lord, there have been so many years that the locusts have eaten, both before I knew You and after. I pray that You would bring beauty out of those ashes and restore the fruit that the evil one has stolen. May my life be a walking testimony of your Goodness and Kindness and Patience and Abundant Mercy. Amen

He humbled me and made me hunger

“The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the LORD swore to give to your fathers.wpid-20160614_055154.jpgFor the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.

And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.

“Take care lest you forget the LORD your God by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today, lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, who led you through the great and terrifying wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water, who brought you water out of the flinty rock, who fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers did not know, that he might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end.

Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’

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You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

And if you forget the LORD your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I solemnly warn you today that you shall surely perish. Like the nations that the LORD makes to perish before you, so shall you perish, because you would not obey the voice of the LORD your God.”

Deuteronomy 8:1-20

Thank You, Lord, for Your abundant blessings on my nation and on my family and on me. You, Father, are the giver of every good gift. You have caused me to hunger and thirst, and you have fed me with the Bread of Life and quenched my thirst with Living Water. Thank you for every single circumstance and situation that You have brought me through. Amen.

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