Glory Seed Devotional 12/09/2014

A Glory Seed Devotional

The Bridge between the old you and the new you…

Everything has a beginning. Today began at 12:01 AM. The first day of the rest of our lives began at 12:01 AM but my day actually began at 6:08 AM as I crawled out of bed. Each and every day as we begin our daily journey we need a Bridge, not a physical bridge but a Bridge between yesterday, today, and tomorrow, a Bridge spanning the distance from the yesterday you to the today and tomorrow you. The Bridge I am referring to is Jesus the apostle Paul explains it this way…

“Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new. God has done it all! He sent Christ to make peace between himself and us, and he has given us the work of making peace between himself and others. What we mean is that God was in Christ, offering peace and forgiveness to the people of this world. And he has given us the work of sharing his message about peace.” (2 Corinthians 5:17–19, CEV)

While Jesus existed before the dawn of creation his earthly journey had a beginning. In a few weeks we’ll celebrate the beginning of his earthly journey as we do each year at this time. As we all know Jesus did not stay a baby instead each day because his relationship with God he, “…grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.” (Luke 2:52, NLT)

Paul writes, “But when the time was right, God sent his Son, and a woman gave birth to him…” (Galatians 4:4, CEV) One of the ways I understand the meaning of “the time was right” is Jesus’ birth came at a time when the need for a, “…Wonderful Advisor and Mighty God, Eternal Father and Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6, CEV) was at an all time high (and still is). While there is great mystery in the birth of Jesus and greater still is the mystery of how Jesus as a Bridge makes us a “new person” it is a mystery that when embraced for what it is a Bridge to not only who God is calling us to become but the divine resources needed to be who God is calling us to be.

Just as Jesus’ earthly journey continues today he will continue to be a bridge between the new person we are today and the new person we will be tomorrow.

Anticipate! Experience! Believe! Be transformed!

Grace and PEACE, Amen!

Gary

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Jesus said, “I am the light for the world! Follow me, and you won’t be walking in the dark. You will have the light that gives life.” (John 8:12, CEV)

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“Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.”

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

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