Glory Seed Devotional 12/30/2014

A Glory Seed Devotional planted for the Greater Glory of God

Lessons in the Fog…

The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need. He lets me rest in green pastures. He leads me to calm water. He gives me new strength. He leads me on paths that are right for the good of his name. Even if I walk through a very dark valley, I will not be afraid, because you are with me. Your rod and your shepherd’s staff comfort me.” (Psalm 23:1–4, NCV)

For the past several days I’ve been under the power of a “bug” some sort of fast acting knock-you-to-your-knees-virus and while I am probably the only one in the world who loses all motivation I sat in my chair unable to focus on anything especially the deeper things of God. Now that the antibiotics have given me control of my life back I am on the road to recovery. This morning as I was looking in the rearview mirror I began to see a valuable lesson in how life can “gang” up on us and all of a sudden it is the situations that come at us that control our destiny rather than us. And life becomes our power source rather than the Holy Spirit.

Yesterday as I began writing the days Glory Seed (unsuccessfully I might add) I found my mind in such a “fog” that good stuff went in but junk came out. Somehow I was able to determine that it wasn’t the virus that was causing the fog it was the stuff I was taking to kill the virus that fogged my mind in. Again the lesson hit me, we can’t depend on earthly resources fix our problems they will only fog the issue deeper and deeper taking us further away from the resources of the Holy Spirit. As (hopefully) you can see the fog is beginning to disburse and as always when the Holy Spirit teaches me a lesson I am always grateful but a part of me hopes the next lesson is given to me without the experience of learning it.

One of my favorite clichés is “It’s a great life if you don’t weaken.” I am learning over and over just how wrong that is, in fact the opposite is true “It’s a great life when you weaken.” Because then you depend on someone else – me, I depend God. How about you, who do you depend on?

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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