Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
A look back down…
The words of the song “The Road to Zion” remind us that, “Sometimes it’s good to look back down, we’ve come so far we’ve gained such ground, but joy is not in where we’ve been joy is what’s waiting at the end.” This morning I found myself “looking back down” as I read the prophecy of Haggai given to the governor of Judah and the High Priest.
“…that the Lord All-Powerful had said to them and to the people: You say this isn’t the right time to build a temple for me. But is it right for you to live in expensive houses, while my temple is a pile of ruins? Just look at what’s happening. You harvest less than you plant, you never have enough to eat or drink, your clothes don’t keep you warm, and your wages are stored in bags full of holes.” (Haggai 1:2–6)
All God really wants from us is to live life His way not our way. Remember the song “I Did it My Way” made famous by Frank Sinatra? I can’t help but wonder if whoever wrote it had firsthand experience with Haggai’s prophecy. I know I lived life my way and when I did my life turned out just the way Haggai said it would. Unfortunately there are times when I still make an attempt at it but out of His love for me God sees to it each attempt is unsuccessful. Here’s how we can sum it up…
This is living life your way… “You harvest less than you plant… (Haggai 1:6)”
This is living life God’s way… “But a few seeds did fall on good ground where the plants grew and produced thirty or sixty or even a hundred times as much as was scattered.” (Mark 4:8, CEV)
Believe! Anticipate! Experience! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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“I am creating something new. There it is! Do you see it? I have put roads in deserts, streams in thirsty lands.” (Isaiah 43:19, CEV)
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