Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
2016 Year of More Light and Truth…
“We limit not the truth of God to our poor reach of mind, to notions of our day and place, crude, partial, and confined: No, let a new and better hope within our hearts be stirred: O God, grant yet more light and truth to break forth from your Word.” Those words are the first verse of a hymn written over 160 years ago by a man named George Rawson. With 2015 ending and 2016 ready to take over we need to take them to heart looking beyond our own limitations, the limitations of the world with its hi-tech gadgets and stuff and open ourselves up to unlimited resources of God.
I found a prayer in Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians I don’t think Paul would mind if we applied it to our lives at the threshold of a new year. “I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” (Ephesians 3:16–20, NLT)
At the close of the Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise may not only Paul’s prayer but also the words of “We Limit Not the Truth of God” third verse open the eyes of our hearts to God’s unlimited Light and Truth. “Eternal God, incarnate Word, Spirit of flame and dove: enlarge, expand all living souls to comprehend your love; And help us all to seek your will with wiser powers conferred: O God, grant yet more light and truth to break forth from your Word.”
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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“For I hold you by your right hand— I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.” (Isaiah 41:13, NLT)
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