Glory Seed Devotional, 05/04/2015

Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise

God’s Divine Waiting Room…

You’ve probably heard he phrase, “God doesn’t give us any more than we can handle.” And while that can have a true and powerful “ring” however it may only be wishful thinking. In the book Connect the Testaments: A One-Year Daily Devotional with Bible Reading Plan, published by Lexham Press Rebecca Van Noord writes, “It may be that God does give us more than we can handle. But this is actually—perhaps strangely—a source of comfort. If we could handle every circumstance, we’d never reach the end of our self-reliance. And it’s only when we get to the end of ourselves that we realize how much we desperately need Him… Our trials give us hope.”

While God may give us more than we can handle. The truth is he never gives us more than he can handle!

When God does hand us more than we can handle at the same time he provides us with the means whereby we can “tap” into his ultimate grace – we call it prayer. “Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.” (Philippians 4:6-7 CEV)

However, when pray we can no longer help ourselves and turn to Jehovah Jireh (the LORD who provides) to do what we are unable to do we subject ourselves to his ministry not our abilities Isaiah picks up where Paul’s letter to the Philippians leaves off. “Turn to the LORD! He can still be found. Call out to God! He is near. Give up your crooked ways and your evil thoughts. Return to the LORD our God. He will be merciful and forgive your sins. The LORD says: “My thoughts and my ways are not like yours. Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, my thoughts and my ways are higher than yours.” (Isaiah 55:6-9 CEV) And when we put that together with the fact that God doesn’t work by a time schedule we find ourselves when God puts us in over our heads sitting in the divine waiting room.

If you’ve ever wondered what God’s Divine Waiting room looks like wonder no more because it looks exactly like your favorite Bible version whether it be an actual book or an EBook. So open the door, step in, make yourself at home, and dine on a menu of faith, hope, patience, love, and joy.

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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