Glory Seed Devotional, 09/08/2015

Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise

You are God’s Greatest Accomplishment…

“The LORD is merciful! He is kind and patient, and his love never fails. The LORD won’t always be angry and point out our sins; he doesn’t punish us as our sins deserve. How great is God’s love for all who worship him? Greater than the distance between heaven and earth! How far has the LORD taken our sins from us? Farther than the distance from east to west! Just as parents are kind to their children, the LORD is kind to all who worship him, because he knows we are made of dust.” (Psalms 103:8-14 CEV)

Have you ever considered the olive tree as a symbol of your life? It never entered my thought process until I read, “But I am like an olive tree growing in God’s house, and I can count on his love forever and ever.” (Psalms 52:8 CEV)

Here are a couple of things the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia has to say about the olive tree. “The olive tree is a slow-growing tree, requiring years of patient labor before reaching full fruitfulness. Its growth implies a certain degree of settlement and peace… The olive tree has all through history been one of the most characteristic, most valued and most useful of trees in Palestine.”

When we put ourselves and the olive tree on the same page we discover that we are at the top of God’s list of not only most valued and useful in all creation. We also discover that not only is the life of the olive tree one of patience but we are too. You are God’s greatest accomplishment and the good news is God is only getting started and has a great many more accomplishments to complete in your life.

Believe! Anticipate! Experience! Be transformed!

Grace and PEACE, Amen!

Gary

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“God has something stored up for you in heaven, where it will never decay or be ruined or disappear.” (1 Peter 1:4, CEV)

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

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