Glory Seed Devotionals, 2016: Year of the Blessing…
Here comes help!
Not all light that illuminates our lives comes from God. Not all light that illuminates our lives is necessarily good for us. Take UV light rays for example can lead to skin cancer and vision problems, that is why we need protection from the harmful light rays. Not all experiences we encounter come from God. Not all experiences we encounters is necessarily good for us, that is why we not only need God, but why we need the word of God as well. For example the Psalmist writes…
I look up to the hills, but where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth… The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night.” (Psalm 121:1-2, 5-6 NLT)
Yesterday at a visit to my doctor we received some disturbing news (it wasn’t bad news but it wasn’t good news either) he raised the remote probability that my prostate cancer may eventually spread. The doctor told us there were medications he could prescribe that would take care of the cancer, but it wasn’t the doctor or the medications that reassured us it was the many experiences and blessings we’ve had with and from God. Faith tells us that God will not only bless us but IS blessing us neither of us (Patti or I) went into a panic mode. In fact there was a sense of Peace that cast a power shadow over our car as we drove home.
As I read and re-read Psalms 121 the point the Holy Spirit was making with me was the opening comment. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that early Sunday morning we’ll be heading for a week in the Smoky Mountain, which for Patti and I have been a source of Peace since 1997. The Holy Spirit was reminding me (and now I am reminding you) the LORD is the source of Peace, the things of this world are only symbols the Holy Spirit works through.
Believe in presence of the GOD and in the strength of his GRACE!
GRACE and PEACE,
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