Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
Faith in God…
The rougher the road of life becomes the more powerful and deeper our relationships need to become. If you’ve ever been vacationing in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park you know that you’re either driving up a mountain or driving down a mountain – you also know there are a few “primitive mountain roads” not only twisting and turning but also have mountain streams moving over them. One year my wife and I (against her objections) drove on Parson’s Branch Road on such eight mile primitive mountain road – it was a very harrowing experience and once or twice the road narrowed to the point where you could not open the car door wide enough to climb out and more than a few mountain streams to drive through.
That’s the way life is – one minute you’re moving down a super highway then suddenly you’re creeping, twisting, and bouncing up and down a narrow one-way mountain road. There were two things that kept us going that night on Parson’s Branch Road – we could not turn back but needed to keep going until we completed that leg of our journey and the encouragement we experienced from the tail lights of a car just ahead of us.
Again, that the way life is – you can’t turn around and go back but you’re never alone we have Jesus Christ and we have each other. The Apostle Paul put it this way, “I want to see you and share with you the same blessings that God’s Spirit has given me. Then you will grow stronger in your faith. What I am saying is that we can encourage each other by the faith that is ours.” (Romans 1:11-12 CEV)
“Encourage each other with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4:18 CEV) You do not walk the road of life alone but with others who love you and have written your names on their hearts. You also walk the road of life in the eyesight of God, the forethoughts of Jesus, and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Believe! Anticipate! Experience! 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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