Glory Seed Devotional 08/19/2014

A Planting of Faith Seeds for the Glory of the LORD

Faith, the power to believe without seeing…

“You have never seen Jesus, and you don’t see him now. But still you love him and have faith in him, and no words can tell how glad and happy you are to be saved. That’s why you have faith.” (1 Peter 1:8–9, CEV)

I believe in Jesus! I love him with all my heart, might, mind, and strength! Jesus picks me up when I fall, comforts me when my life becomes so chaotic I can’t tell up or down. Jesus has accompanied through some pretty unsettling experiences. Jesus has even walked with me to the very edge of life where together we faced the Grim Reaper and then walked away.

Through all this my faith in Jesus has grown stronger and has given way to him becoming real to me not only as my Savior but also as a living, breathing, best friend. Yet in all this there are still times when I want to see him face-to-face. Not because I need to see him with my own eyes to truly believe in him but because there are times when life’s negativity clouds my vision leaving me in the dark. And because of my belief in Jesus and because he is always at my side when I need him the most at the first sign of trouble the first words out of my mouth are, “Jesus, I know you are here but I need to see you.”

Faith, the power to believe without seeing…

Even though Jesus has never suddenly appeared to me however he always reassures me I am never alone reminding me of stories out of the bible through the Holy Spirit, who is the invisible image of Jesus. I am not sure you’ve had a similar experience when life has tried its best to overshadow Jesus as it has mine but if it ever does, if the negativity or any other life experience prevents you from seeing Jesus please be encouraged by these words. “You have never seen Jesus, and you don’t see him now. But still you love him and have faith in him, and no words can tell how glad and happy you are to be saved. That’s why you have faith.”

Believe it! Experience it!

Grace and PEACE!

Gary

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“Turn to the Lord! He can still be found. Call out to God! He is near.” (Isaiah 55:6, CEV)

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Scripture marked CEV are taken from the Contemporary English Version © 1991, 1992, 1995 by American Bible Society, Used by Permission.

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