Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
Consider this, by God’s own design life can be likened as flipping a house. One of our favorite reality television shows is “Flip or Flop” it’s a show where people purchase an old home renovate it for the purpose of making a profit. After purchasing the house the new owners then begin the renovating process by demolishing the old unneeded stuff. Jesus purchased our lives through his sacrifice on the cross so our inner demolishing process could begin. After the demolishing the old unneeded stuff the renovating process goes into full swing. With Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension our renovation by the Holy Spirit goes into full swing.
I know when it comes to “flipping” houses for the house the process is painless but when God goes about “flipping” our lives it is not painless leaving me wondering why do we need the demolishing process and why isn’t it painless. To which the scripture answers. “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8–9, NLT)
If you’re like me Isaiah doesn’t quite fill the bill and so I get into a conversation with Jesus about it that goes something like this:
“Jesus, why is this happening to me?”
“God is blessing you!”
“God is blessing me?”
“Yes, trust me it if for your own good.”
“Why is painful?”
“You wouldn’t understand.”
“No, simply trust me.”
“Is this going to be one of those endure till the end things?”
“Yes, trust me.”
“I can’t do this alone.”
“I know, that is why I will be with you even beyond the end.”
On the surface that may seem like an imaginary conversation but it’s one I had many times and I suspect you may have had a few similar to mine, haven’t you?
Believe! Anticipate! Experience! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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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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