Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
You can crawl, walk, run or fly but you can’t hide…
“I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night— but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.” (Psalm 139:7–12, NLT)
Every time I read today’s scripture I do so with mixed emotions because it tells me that God doesn’t miss a thing. And that means that I can’t get away with anything. However, on the other side of that nothing happens to us that God does experience either. God is never taken by surprise even before storms crop up in our lives God is already making plans to either see they never materialize or blessing us as we move through them.
If God is all-seeing and all-knowing as the scriptures says he is I’ve often wondered how deeply it hurts him to watch me as a wander away from him. I know how deeply it hurt my mom and dad when I wandered away from the way I was brought up. And as a parent myself as our sons were growing up I too experienced the hurt. But when I think of how God has totally blessed me it really hurts me to know how I must have caused him pain.
Even though I wonder how much pain I’ve put God through I DO know and when I think of it and digest it I am both saddened and at the same time overjoyed because of the depth and level of love God has for me, a sinner. How much? “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:16–17, NLT) Please feel free to use your name in place of world when you read it, I always do.
Anticipate! Experience! Believe! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13 LEB)
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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.”