Glory Seed Devotional, 06/09/2015

Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise

There’s no need to fear the Holy Spirit is here!

When our boys were young the Saturday morning cartoon lineup included “Underdog” I am not sure whether they remember it or not but the Gary in me who doesn’t want to grow up does. “When in this world the headlines read of those whose hearts are filled with greed who rob and steal from those who need to right this wrong with blinding speed goes Underdog!”

The show always opened up with these words, “There’s no need to fear Underdog is here.” While Underdog was only a cartoon created in someone imagination and brought to life on television sets and movie screens the Holy Spirit is not a figment of someone’s imagination and not brought to life on a television set or movie screen but in YOUR life! “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lies with you now and later will be in you.” (John 14:16–17, NLT)

“But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.” And if you tune yourself listen to the Holy Spirit even in the roar of the most deafening storm life throws your way you can hear the Spirit saying. “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” (Isaiah 43:2, NLT)

We must always remember: God’s promise never says we won’t go through deep waters, rivers of difficulty, or through fires of oppression he promises the Holy Spirit will get us get through them in one piece.

Believe! Anticipate! Experience! Be transformed!

Grace and PEACE, Amen!

Gary

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“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7, NLT)

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“Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.”

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