Glory Seed Devotional, 04/24/2015

Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise

You ‘n Jesus need some alone time…

“News about Jesus kept spreading. Large crowds came to listen to him teach and to be healed of their diseases. But Jesus would often go to some place where he could be alone and pray.” (Luke 5:15–16, CEV)

Your relationship with Jesus is very personal! While it is true it reaches out far beyond you embracing a world starving for its own relationship with Jesus your relationship with Jesus begins in your heart one-on-one. One way our relationship with Jesus can be honed and nurtured is to emulate the life and activities he pursued such as going off some place alone so he could be with God in prayer.

Does your spiritual life seem to be stalled? Are you finding yourself spiritually hollow and empty? When you look at your spiritual gauge is it resting on empty? If your answer is yes to 1 or more then you know the drill! “If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 CEV)

You may be thinking I go off to a room in my own home and be alone with Jesus. That may be true physically but what about all the good or bad memories can you push them out of your mind? For every one there is a special place where Jesus feels more alive than any other place. It may be in a church. It may be in a park that has special memories. It may be even be in a busy place where people are coming and going. And in spite of what I’ve already stated it may even be your own home in a room set aside especially as a sanctuary. And if you don’t have a special place then by all means go in search of one because it goes like this – the closer you are to Jesus the easier it is for him to bless you with what you need. Do you have a “Planet Mercury” relationship with Jesus? Or is it a “Planet Pluto” relationship with Jesus?

Wherever your “runaway to Jesus” place is you NEED to retreat there on a regular basis. So stop making excuses Jesus is waiting! The more alive Jesus becomes in your life the more alive and loved you will feel!

Believe! Anticipate! Experience! Be transformed!

Grace and PEACE, Amen!

Gary

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The LORD gives strength to those who are weary… But those who trust the LORD will find new strength…” (Isaiah 40:29, 31 CEV)

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

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