Glory Seed Devotionals, 2016: Year of the Blessing
God, Jesus, reality and us…
Our God is in the heavens—He does whatever pleases Him! Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak; eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear; noses, but cannot smell. They have hands, but cannot feel; feet, but cannot walk, nor utter a sound with their throat. Those making them will become like them—everyone trusting in them. (Psalms 115:3-8 TLV)
Unlike the idols the Psalmist writes about or the ones that exist in our time our God is real! Speaking to the “woman at the well” Jesus told of God’s reality, God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24 TLV) Speaking about God’s reality the Sermon Bible Commentary quotes S.A Brooke, “Having an intense conviction of personality, we find, when we come to conceive of God, that it is one of the strongest tendencies of our thought to bestow on our idea of Him a personality similar in kind to our own. We impute to Him will, character, affections, self-consciousness. We make Him a Person; we say, He is, and knows that He is. He wills, thinks, and makes will and thought into form and action.”
One of the greatest blessings bestowed on us “created a little lower than angels” (Psalms 8:6) we can know God. “Philip said to Him, “Master, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Yeshua said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time, and you haven’t come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I say to you, I do not speak on My own; but the Father dwelling in Me does His works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me—or at least believe because of the works themselves.” (John 14:8-11 TLV)
God is not some lifeless form created by human hands because God speaks, God sees, God hears, God smells, God feels, and God walks. Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Stop doubting and believe!” Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Yeshua said to Him, “Because you have seen Me, you have believed? Blessed are the ones who have not seen and yet have believed!” (John 20:27-29 TLV) I believe in Jesus! I’ve never seen Him, but I’ve talked with Him and He with me, I’ve walked with Him and He with me, I’ve never seen the scars in His hands but they have touched me and I am blessed.
When we make Jesus real, He makes God real, and then God makes us real!
Believe in presence of the GOD and in the strength of his GRACE!
GRACE and PEACE,
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Scriptures marked TLV are from the Tree of Life Version, copyright © 2014 by the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society. Used by permission of the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society.