Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
God shows up!
John D. Barry writes, “When things seem out of control, we expect God to show up. But we often make that request without regard for the foundation we should have laid before—when things were calm. Times of rest and waiting are not times to be stagnant; instead, they are times to get to know God better so that we are prepared for what’s next.”
“When things seem out of control, we expect Go to show up.” And he shows up!
God not only shows up when we need him and even when we think we don’t need him! Yet God does not always show up immediately but at times allows us time to get our thoughts in order. When he does delay his presence and instead hangs out on the periphery of our experience he does not expect us to simply sit idle. Such times are times to access our needs, sort and prioritize them preparing ourselves for what is yet to come. There are also times when God does show up he simply sets with us while we study him in order to deepen our relationship with him.
No matter if God shows up right away and goes into action immediately, sits on the periphery for a while, or shows up and just sits with us, we are left with this testimony, “You are kind, LORD, so good and merciful. You protect ordinary people, and when I was helpless, you saved me and treated me so kindly that I don’t need to worry anymore.” (Psalms 116:5-7 CEV)
“I love you, LORD! You answered my prayers. You paid attention to me, and so I will pray to you as long as I live.” (Psalms 116:1-2 CEV)
Believe! Anticipate! Experience! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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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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