Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
We have a Super God…
“Lord, you give light to my lamp. My God brightens the darkness around me. With your help I can attack an army. With God’s help I can jump over a wall.” (Psalm 18:28–29, NCV)
I am not superman nor are you (or superwoman) but we have a Super God! I have a confession to make. There are times as a writer when I write something then reading it back I scratch my head asking myself, “I wonder what that’s all about?” I know I am not superman and I know I have a Super God but there are times when the greatest difficulty I face is my own unbelief. One bible illustration I’ve experienced more times then I care to remember goes like this. “But Jesus said to him, “If you are able! All things are possible for the one who believes!” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe! Help my unbelief!”” (Mark 9:23–24, LEB)
I hope you don’t mind if I get personal, one question I am constantly asking myself is how honest should I get. Many years ago after giving a testimony on how God had influenced my life a man I had great respect for said to me, “Gary, you’re to honest.” Since then I’ve struggled with how vulnerable should I allow myself to get. One of the reasons the Psalms have become such a big part of my faith is the honesty of the Psalmist. I have a great deal of respect for Peter because we’ve both denied Jesus and we’ve both been forgiven. And the testimony of Jesus’ life is icing on the cake, “Jesus understands every weakness of ours, because he was tempted in every way that we are. But he did not sin!” (Hebrews 4:15, CEV)
The truth is there are times when the wall of unbelief tries its best to isolate me from my relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. If that weren’t so that would make Jesus a liar because he said, “…While you are in the world, you will have to suffer. But cheer up! I have defeated the world.” (John 16:33, CEV) This morning struggling with my vulnerability those words of Jesus remind me, “With God’s help I (we) can jump over the wall of unbelief!”
“God arms me with strength, and He makes my way perfect. He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights.” (Psalms 18:32-33 NLT) We are not super-human’s, we are real people facing real difficulties with a Bigger-than-Life-Super-God!
Believe! Anticipate! Experience! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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“I pray that the Lord will bless your life and will be kind to you.” (2 Timothy 4:22, CEV)
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