Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing Jehovah-Jireh…
This morning I’d like to play the “What-if-Game” using the following scripture. “There is a river— its streams delight the city of God, the holy dwelling place of the Most High. God is within her; she will not be toppled. God will help her when the morning dawns.” (Psalm 46:4–5, HCSB)
What if the “river” is the Holy Spirit, and what if the “city of God” is you and I? If we take Psalm 46:4-5 out of the box and see how personal it can be it then becomes a powerful illustration of the “inner workings” of an intimate relationship with God. Think about this for a moment and allow it to sink in, “God is within YOU; YOU will not be toppled”. Each time I see a news report of hurricanes striking parts of Florida I am amazed at how the palm trees can bend with the high winds and not break or be uprooted. With God in YOU hurricane force winds may bend YOU but there’ll be no breaking. Don’t take my word for it look in the rear view mirror of your memories.
“God will help YOU when the morning dawns.” I believe there is a point in all of us when it becomes decision time. Will I trust myself and my own abiliities, will I trust other worldly resources, or will I trust God? Those are not one time decisions either, we make them on a daily basis, sometimes on an hourly basis. Do you know what it takes to trust God? Make no mistake trusting God takes “Guts,” it takes “intestinal fortitude” to rely on God.
After a difficulty or adversity has passed have you ever look back and said to yourself, “How did I ever make it through that?” You and I both know the answer don’t we? We have first hand knowledge, we know when it comes to mustering up enough intestinal fortitude to trust God, we supply the trust God supplies the intestinal fortitude.
“Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act, making your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like the noonday.” (Psalm 37:4–6, HCSB)
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”**
GRACE and PEACE,
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Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.
**Romans 15:13, HCSB