Glory Seed Devotional 12/19/2014

A Glory Seed Devotional planted for the Greater Glory of God

Christmas is a season for miracles…

Christmas is a time of miracles but who determines whether a miracle is a miracle? Is there a book somewhere that lists all the miracles we can turn to? Is the bible that book? Can we open up a web browser type “miracle” in the search window and get an extensive list of miracles? While there are many places that attempt to define miracles or may contain only a partial list miracles are in the “eye” of the recipient.

Even though I am a recipient of many miracles I am no expert at defining what they are or what they are not but over the years I have determined God is the ultimate source of miracles they can divided into two areas, God initiated miracles (ones that come directly from God) and God inspired miracles (ones that come to us from God but through human contact). Some even have their origin in both, at the top of my list is LOVE. God loves me directly through my relationship with Jesus and he also loves me indirectly through my wife Patti and all my other loved ones.

Lord my God, you have done many miracles. Your plans for us are many. If I tried to tell them all, there would be too many to count.” (Psalm 40:5, NCV) As you read today’s advent prayer count how many miracles you can attest to. “Oh, Jesus who descended from Jesse, you are a sign of God’s love. I feel hopeful and expectant, filled with a rebirth of joy and love. I depend you so much. You are a rock for my belief and a sign of God’s love. Fill me with your praise! I want to sing your glory, filled with joy for the message of hope you send. I don’t always understand when you are acting on my behalf. Thank you for the message of hope you send me. Give me true faith and love as I celebrate the mystery of how you came to be with us.”** (I can attest to at least 18 miracles.)

And the greatest miracle of all! “God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NCV) Christmas is a season for miracles however they are not exclusively a Christmas gift they’re God’s way of saying I love you every day!

Anticipate! Experience! Believe! Be transformed!

Grace and PEACE, Amen!

Gary

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“Those who wait for perfect weather will never plant seeds; those who look at every cloud will never harvest crops.” (Ecclesiastes 11:4, NCV)

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“Scriptures quoted from The Holy Bible, New Century Version, copyright © 1987, 1988, 1991 by Word Publishing, Dallas, Texas 75039. Used by permission.”

**“Taken from Praying Advent, on Creighton University’s Online Ministries web site:
http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html
Used with permission.”

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