Return to Me: In our journey of faith, there may be times when we find ourselves drifting away from our relationship with God. Many distractions push many away from the truth of the Gospel.

However, God’s desire is for us to return to Him, experience His love, and rediscover the abundant life found in His presence. Today, He’s saying “Return to Me”

Anchor Bible verse of the day to Return to God

Yet from the days of your fathers
You have gone away from My ordinances
And have not kept them.
Return to Me, and I will return to you,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
“But you said,
‘In what way shall we return?’

Malachi 3:7 (NKJV)

This verse serves as a reminder of the people’s need to repent and return to a faithful relationship with God. It emphasizes God’s desire for reconciliation and restoration, even when the people have strayed from His ways.

Reflection on “Return to Me”

Malachi 3:7 reminds us of the need to return to God when we have strayed from His ways. Sometimes, the busyness and distractions of life can lead us astray, causing us to neglect our spiritual growth and lose sight of God’s will for our lives. In those moments, God extends His loving invitation, calling us to return our hearts to Him.

Another passage highlighting the significance of returning to God is Luke 15:11-24, the Parable of the Prodigal Son. It tells the story of a son who rebels against his father, squandering his inheritance in a far country. As he realizes the emptiness of his choices, he decides to return to his father, hoping for forgiveness and restoration.

Returning to God is a process that involves humility, repentance, and surrender. It requires acknowledging our waywardness and recognizing that true fulfillment and purpose are found in a relationship with our Heavenly Father. Just as the prodigal son experienced a loving and compassionate welcome from his father, we too can find acceptance and forgiveness when we come back to God.

When we return to God, we rediscover the joy of His presence, the guidance of His Word, and the transformative power of His Spirit in our lives. Through this return, we experience spiritual renewal, healing, and a deepened intimacy with our Creator. We are reminded of God’s unwavering love for us, His desire to restore and bless us, and His commitment to walk alongside us in our faith journey.

Today, let us respond to God’s call to return to Him. Regardless of how far we may have strayed, His arms are open wide, ready to embrace us and lead us into a renewed relationship with Him.

May we humbly come before Him, seeking His forgiveness, guidance, and restoration. As we return to God, may our hearts be filled with gratitude for His unconditional love, and may we walk in the abundant life He has prepared for us.

Prayer points

  • Surrendering to God’s Will: Pray for a heart that is open and surrendered to God’s will. Ask God to align your desires with His plans and purposes.
  • Seeking God’s Guidance: Pray for discernment and wisdom in decision-making. Ask God to grant you clarity and insight into His plans for your life.
  • Drawing Closer to God: Pray for a deepened intimacy with God. Ask Him to draw you closer to Himself and to reveal more of His character and love to you.

Let us pray

Our Father, we come before You with grateful hearts and acknowledge Your unending love and faithfulness. Thank You for the opportunity to seek You and to return to You. We pray for hearts that are open and receptive to Your gentle call.

Father, help us return to You and find renewal in Your presence. In the mighty name of Jesus, we pray. Amen