Glory Seed Devotional, 2016.07.14

Glory Seed Devotionals, 2016: Year of the Blessing

Jehovah Shalom, God our PEACE…

Shalom!

“God, You ARE our PEACE!” However, You ARE not at end to all our conflicts. For the biggest share of my life I have been afraid of the dark. I remember many years ago while working the afternoon shift of getting out of my car on a moonless night and suddenly gripped by fear took off running for our front door and the safety of a lighted room. I never had a problem as long as there was light, it was only in the dark did my fear settle in. The point I want to make, the only difference between my surroundings was light. So long as there was light I was not afraid. While I am unable to pinpoint the exact point when I found myself no longer afraid of the dark it corresponded directly with my increasing trust in God.

Jehovah Shalom, You ARE our PEACE, You ARE the LIGHT in our darkness!

One of the last things I do before going to bed is to wash up any dishes I’ve used for my evening snacks. Last night as I stood at the sink drying the few dishes I’d used I found myself marveling at the sense of peace that had settled in and over me since many times throughout the day I was anything but at peace. At one point yesterday after performing an easy task I found myself gasping for breath I made the comment to Patti about my inability to do simple things without running short of breath, “I know,” she said. And God said, “I know,” as well because as I stood at the sink pulmonary fibrosis no longer mattered the only thing that mattered was the fact of God’s presence in my dna (daily normal activities).

This morning when I read “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” (Psalm 56:8, NLT) God reassured me of the depth of His intimacy with us. And while the details of His intimacy remain much of a mystery the Holy Spirit reassures us His of presence throughout our dna.

Jehovah Shalom, You ARE our PEACE, You ARE the LIGHT in our darkness!

Believe in presence of the GOD and in the strength of his GRACE!

GRACE and PEACE,

Gary

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“Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.”

1 thought on “Glory Seed Devotional, 2016.07.14

  1. This verse about collecting tears is one of my favorites, though I am sure there must be a warehouse full of my tears, I am also assured that God the father was present when each one was shed and so that is truly peace thanks again for this devotion

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