Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


September 10, 2013

The Book of Joel spares no punches, but summons the people of God to clean up their act, to repent of the "self," and turn toward God, toward others. It will happen, Joel prophesies in the "Day of the Lord." But...

And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
                                                    --Joel 2:28,29 TNIV

There comes an "after." After accountability, after God settling scores, after comes restoration. So there is great hope for "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord..." (Joel 2:32)

Summons to faithfulness, accountability, afterward, restoration. Let us hold on to our hope.


Dale Patterson