It’s Never Too Late To Return To God - In the Evening When I Rest

It’s Never Too Late To Return To God

Lord, I’ve neglected our relationship for a long time. How do I begin again?

Come back to me and live! Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain.

Amos 5:4; Isaiah 30:15; Isaiah 54:10

Why would you allow me to neglect our relationship for so long?

I am being patient for your sake. I do not want anyone to be destroyed, but want everyone to repent. I must wait for you to come to me so I can show you my love and compassion. For I am a faithful God. Come close to me, and I will come close to you.

2 Peter 3:9; Isaiah 30:18; James 4:8

What can I pray to ask you to restore our relationship after a season of neglect?

O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you.

Psalm 86:5, 11

Distance in a relationship doesn’t happen overnight but through many small decisions to give your attention to something else. However, even if you have neglected your relationship with God for a long time, it’s never too late to start over. He promises to respond with grace and forgiveness. Move a small step closer toward God this evening. What can you choose to let go of to make time with God your priority? (Unnecessary errands? A TV show? Time on social media?)

From the Book:

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In the Evening When I Rest
By Ronald A. Beers, Katherine J. Butler, Amy Mason

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