Return to Me
Therefore tell the people: This is what the Lord Almighty says: `Return to me,’ declares the Lord Almighty, `and I will return to you,’ says the Lord Almighty (Zechariah 1:3 NIV).
God always keeps an open door for you. Even when you have sinned and moved away from God; He still keeps waiting for you to come back. You may not understand the willingness of God to forgive you. But that is not necessary. What you need is a willingness to return. God has made it that simple for you.
It does not matter how far away you are. The return to God is just one step away. You are not asked to do a lot of things in order to make your comeback easy. But you are asked to return to God. That means God is not interested in some religious observances. He is more interested in your relationship with Him. He is asking you to return to Him.
Your returning to God is just the beginning of the restoration process. God wants to heal the torn relationship. So when you take the first returning step, God will return to you. This kind of favor from God is unthinkable; and even improbable as we think from our limited human understanding. But it can be believed and experienced as it is God’s promise.
As long as you look at the promise and take no action; the promise remains dead. It comes alive as soon as you take the first step back to God. He will certainly return to you. The promise is sure. So do not delay. Do not doubt. For God is waiting. Just return! And you will find God returning to you in love, with mercy and compassion!