Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
How do you spell relief?
“If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 CEV)
Remember the commercial that asked the question, “How do you relief?” And then someone answers, R – O – L – A – I – D – S. Remember it? Antacids may be good for an upset stomach but do nothing for the spirit. However an upset spirit may cause all kinds of physical issues that physical resources will be of no help. With those thoughts in mind here’s how you spell relief from an upset spirit, J – E – S – U – S!
Here’s what I’m talking about suddenly 30 minutes after eating two bowls of 12 alarm chili BAM! Something slams into your stomach and it screams, “Why did you eat 2 bowls?” Holding your stomach you slowly get out of your chair go to the medicine cabinet and get a bottle of Rolaids and return to your chair. Then after 10 minutes of constantly staring at the bottle you begin to wonder why your stomach is still on fire. Suddenly a voice rings out, “Well, are you going to open the bottle and chew a couple tablets or not?”
That sounds silly doesn’t it yet no matter how hard you stare at a bottle of Rolaids and think about how good it works until you open the bottle and chew one IT WON’T WORK! That same principle applies to just thinking about Jesus until you open up your heart and let him in he can’t help you. We need to open our hearts so Jesus can calm our storms, heal our bruises, give us beauty for ashes, give us hope, give us peace. Opening our hearts to Jesus is as simple as saying, “Jesus, I need you!”
On a side note: One of the best gifts the Holy Spirit gives YOU is the gift to believe!
BE strong in the LORD!
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)
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