Glory Seed Devotional 09/18/2014

A Glory Seed Devotional

Life! It’s all about Jesus…

I don’t know about you but there are times when I think life has gotten far more complicated then God intended it to be. One of the things that draw me to the outdoors especially when I am riding my bike on the nature trails near our home or driving through the countryside or the mountains of eastern Tennessee is its simplicity. Nature and the inhabitants of nature (animals, birds, insects, and foliage) live simple lives. While it is true there are times when the relationship between the inhabitants of nature are intricately weaved together the simplicity of their day-to-day living stands out as a living testimony of God’s ability to take care of the inhabitants of his world.

While there are probably hundreds maybe even more situations that combine themselves to complicate our lives somewhere in the top five you’ll find worry. Worry usually starts out with a passing thought one that isn’t really that important but one that won’t go away. And each time it rifles through your mind it gets bigger demanding more of your attention until it is no longer a passing thought but a life threatening virus. The resulting complexity worrying creates draws us unwillingly in a house of mirrors where all we see are distortions of our own life.

If you are wondering how I became such an expert on worry wonder no more because I am a been-there-done-that-still-at-times-worrier who is working hard with a lot of help from the Holy Spirit to become sensitive to those first passing thoughts. And when they begin focus on Jesus and not the distorted images worry creates. It’s never easy but with self restraint and the image of Jesus “taking care of business” planted firmly in our minds it is always possible.

I know you’re familiar with what Jesus said about worrying but are they more than just words in your bible or are they words etched across the pages of your life, words you live by?

“I tell you not to worry about your life. Don’t worry about having something to eat, drink, or wear. Isn’t life more than food or clothing? Look at the birds in the sky! They don’t plant or harvest. They don’t even store grain in barns. Yet your Father in heaven takes care of them. Aren’t you worth more than birds?”

(Matthew 6:25-26 CEV)

When I think about my life there are many things that undermine my worth among them is worry yet when Jesus gave his life for me and I gave my life to him life is no longer about me but about Jesus. And out of Jesus’ life comes a life (yours and mine) worth more than this world could ever give us.

LIFE! IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!

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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