Glory Seed Devotional, 05/29/2015

Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise

Hope isn’t just another four letter word!

“Now that we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts. And his Spirit tells us that God is our Father. You are no longer slaves. You are God’s children, and you will be given what he has promised.” (Galatians 4:6–7, CEV)

“You will be given what he has promised.” Have 8 words ever sounded sweeter? Have 8 words ever shown brighter? Do they warm your heart? Are they a breath of fresh air? The way I see / understand things the answer is NO, NO, NO and NO.

Does a NO answer surprise you?

“You + will + be + given + what + he + has + promised = HOPE.

The way I see / understand things it is the “Spirit of his Son” that turns words of HOPE to words of PROMISE! When the Spirit brings life they do sound sweet when our lives turn sour! When the Spirit brings life they do brighten a dark and foreboding day! When the Spirit brings life they do warm our lives on a long winter’s night! When the Spirit brings life they are a breath of fresh air when our lives become stale!

Hope isn’t just another four letter word. Hope isn’t based on expecting something good will come out of something bad, although that does happen. Hope is based on believing “You are no longer slaves. You are God’s children, and you will be given what he has promised.”

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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Scripture quotations marked (LEB) are from the Lexham English Bible. Copyright 2012 Logos Bible Software. Lexham is a registered trademark of Logos Bible Software.

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

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