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He Restoreth My Soul
He Restoreth My Soul
Testimonies are Scriptural.
- Paul gave his several times for several purposes (Acts; I Tim 1:15-16).
- David wrote many psalms of his personal experiences (Psalm 116:1-9).
- Nebuchadnezzar wrote his for the whole world (Daniel 4:2).
- Jesus told the Gadarene to go tell his friends (Mark 5:19-20).
- A personal testimony becomes Scriptural when based on the Scriptures.
I have been rebellious (Psalm 68:18).
- I gave my parents trouble as a teenager.
- I fought the ministry the first time around. I loved the bank unhappily.
- The LORD humbled me anyway in 1982/1983 with a physical scare.
My recent situation was desperate.
- I destroyed my own soul (Proverbs 6:32).
- I fell into a deep ditch and a narrow pit (Prov 23:26-28).
- I was in all evil in the midst of the congregation (Pr 5:14).
- I could not deliver myself (Isaiah 44:20).
- I was held with the cords of my sins (Pr 5:22).
- I was given a beast’s heart (Daniel 4:16).
- I had leanness sent into my soul (Psalm 106:15).
- My bones were broken with sorrow and despair (Ps 51:8).
- The LORD was my enemy (Lamentations 3:1-21).
- I could not be a pastor to myself – let alone anyone else.
- Carnal pleasures, peace, prosperity do not amount to anything.
The LORD delivered me from my situation.
- He took me out of the pit (Psalm 40:1-3).
- He sent a messenger with redemption (Job 33:19-30).
- My understanding returned unto me (Dan 4:34-36).
- He restored the joy of my salvation and upholds my soul (Ps 51:12).
What does it mean?
- I crave music that praises Him. I have heard the Messiah about 50 times.
- I love praise to the LORD. I want to lift Him up all the time.
- I have tears easily at the meditation of the LORD’s glory.
- I crave Him like a hungry man craves food (Ps 42; Luke 10:38-42; Ex 33).
- I talk with Him frequently during the night (Ps 4:4; 63:6; Job 33:14-20).
- Prayer is a frequent pleasure and place to resort for comfort.
- Reading His words is sweet and precious (Job 23:12; Psalm 19:10).
- My heart is lifted up in Him (II Chronicles 17:6).
- I hate temptation and any activity that disrupts spiritual exercises.
- I hate sin. I hate my lusts. I don’t even want to be near temptations.
- I fear greatly my soul, the world’s temptations, my own weaknesses.
- I love my brethren who love the LORD and righteousness also.
Why did it take so long?
- The preparations of the heart and the answer is of the LORD (Pr 16:1).
- Nebuchadnezzar could not shorten his judgment (Dan 4:16).
- Was it merely my fault for not repenting earlier and seeking Him?
What made the change?
- He did (II Timothy 2:25-26).
- All I know is that I was dead and now I am alive (Psalm 119:25).
What have I learned?
- To trust the LORD and wait upon Him even more (Ps 127:1-2).
- Give no place to the devil or make provision for the flesh (Eph 4:27).
- Be sober and vigilant at all times (I Peter 5:8-9).
- Hate confidence in the flesh (I Cor 10:1-12).
- To seek the LORD’s personal Presence above all (Ex 33:11; Ps 73:25-26).
- The LORD Himself is the object of affection of restored souls (Ps 51:15).
- The LORD alone can bring true joy and contentment (I Timothy 6:6).
- There is a war for the soul of the righteous – if he is seeking the LORD.
- I cannot stir up your souls by myself – but He can stir them up for us.
- All true riches and blessings are by His Spirit not my power or might.
What do I desire?
- That each of my brothers and sisters have a revival in their hearts.
- You may not have sinned as I did, but do you have the joy I do?
- That any “excellent majesty was added” be the Presence of the LORD.
- Spiritual joy and loving Him and His kingdom be your chief desire.