Nothing appeared to be wrong with the roads, as there were no existing problem areas with cracks or potholes in the streets. However, as trucks were busy removing gravel, I noticed that only portions of the streets were being repaired. There were designated rectangular patches on the road where asphalt was being removed, recycled, and repaved.
After asking a construction worker what was going on, I learned that the County Department of Transportation had recently inspected the streets and identified weak spots in need of repair. Although things appeared to be okay on the surface, there were weak spots hidden underneath the asphalt. If ignored and never repaired, the streets could potentially cave in and become hazardous to the citizens in the neighborhood.
As I pondered on this finding, I thought, “as in the natural, so in the spiritual.”
On our Christian journey, we can become weary and worn to the point of having weak spots in our lives that are in need of repair. Often times, the weak areas are blind spots in our lives that we do not recognize or do anything about to remove them. When left unaddressed, these areas often leads us into sin, which separates us from our loving God (Isaiah 59:2 ~ “But your iniquities separated you from your God;”).
On a regular basis, we must invite God, who is the Master Construction Worker of our lives, to search our hearts and identify areas in need of repair. Hidden sin must be repented of and removed from our lives in order to avoid sinking deep into a bottomless pit of eternal separation.
God is willing and able to repair, renew, restore and reconcile us back to Him again.
Dear heavenly father. Today I desire to be free from anything that dishonors you, and separates me from your loving care. I invite you to search my heart. Reveal any hidden weak and sinful areas in my life. Open the eyes of my heart so I can see the things you see about me, good or bad. I surrender my life to your care and repair. Thank you for your grace and mercy that grants me the opportunity to repent, be renewed, restored and reconciled back to you. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Search me, O Good, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24
LIVING FOR TODAY
Living a life of Restoration is remembering that God’s love allows me to return to Him, and be renewed again. He is the great physician who specializes in repairing underlining issues of the heart that no one can see, and at times, even me. There is no sin, so deeply rooted within that the blood of Jesus can’t set me free from. I live each day grateful and thankful for God’s grace and mercy. Because of it, I can recover, when overtaken by a sin, and be reconciled to run this great race again.
Dr. Diana Moye-Mitchell
DR. DIANA MITCHELL | MINISTER & LIFE COACH
DR. DIANA MOYE-MITCHELL received professional training and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Chicago State University in 1991, a Master of Divinity degree from Howard School of Divinity in 2006, and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta in 2013. Dr. Moye- Mitchell’s doctoral work focused on the inequalities and sufferings of women in the “Black Pentecostal Church.” As a ministry servant of prayer, teaching and training, Dr. Moye-Mitchell seeks to encourage people of all ages to live their godly purpose with passion, and to pursue excellence in life. In 2010, she organized a nonprofit organization for women, titled Sister-to-Sister Mentoring, and in 2020, she launched a new nonprofit organization, titled H.O.P.E. in Life, Inc. Dr. Moye-Mitchell is married to Elder Dwayne Patrick Mitchell, and was gifted by God with two beautiful children Visit her blog at: DianaMitchell.org