Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
Never underestimate yourself!
Have you ever found yourself scratching your head wondering what God was up to? I have and we all know God’s silence can be very challenging. When God is silent it is for a good reason and in my own imagination I can hear Him saying, “Gary, because my ways are higher than your ways everything is on a need to know basis. When the time is right you’ll know what you need to know.”
There was only one Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Elijah. Elisha, Daniel, Zechariah, Malachi, Amos, Micah but that doesn’t mean you’re not prophetic. To be prophetic does not mean you can speak for God on things like the future, call down fire from heaven, although those just listed could. To be prophetic means you have a special relationship with God whereby with and in faith you’ll know God is impacting your life in ways unique to you and your life’s journey.
The apostle Paul in his first letter to the church in Corinth provides us with a basic understanding of what it means to be prophetic. “You are the only one who knows what is in your own mind, and God’s Spirit is the only one who knows what is in God’s mind. But God has given us his Spirit. That’s why we don’t think the same way that the people of this world think. That’s also why we can recognize the blessings that God has given us.” (1 Corinthians 2:11–12, CEV, emphasis added)
At the risk of taking a verse from Zechariah out of context please don’t be one of these people he prophesied about. “On that day people will be ashamed to claim the prophetic gift…” (Zechariah 13:4, NLT) Instead claim the prophetic gift because “God HAS GIVEN us His Spirit!” There is no MAYBE about it “God has given YOU HIS Spirit!” The person who recognizes and acknowledges God’s gift of the Holy Spirit IF they believe they will find themselves saying, “I’m not going to think the same way I used to because I KNOW God’s blessings WILL BE forth coming.” Believe! Anticipate! Experience! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE!
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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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