Return to the Lord
Topic: Living for God Scripture: Joel 1:1–3:21
On the day of the Lord, whether coming in judgment or blessing, God wants his people to know that he is their God. He calls his people to return to him so that the Day of the Lord will be a time of blessing, but promises judgment for those who reject him.
- Read the book of Joel. Read it or listen to it in the morning and/or read it before you go to bed.
- Mediate, pray and apply 2:12-13. These are really wonderful verses!!!
- Fast from something this week. Might be simplest to fast from one thing that gets in the way or slows you down from “returning to the LORD with all your heart”. What o you love more than Jesus?
- How recently have you lamented, mourned, wailed and cried out to God for mercy over your sin?
- How recently have you lamented, mourned, wailed an cried out to God for the salvation of your neighbor, friend, co-worker, family member? One day everyone will face God in the Valley of Decision (Chapter 3). And on that day it will be too late for them to decide to “call upon the Name of the LORD” (2:32).