Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing Jehovah-Jireh…
Sometimes we can learn a lot from an OPPS!
OPPS! Did you catch my blunder? I didn’t until it was to late! In case you didn’t catch it I put today’s date on yesterday’s Glory Seed! I’m not sure what I was thinking or how I come to use the wrong date but I did. And now I am not only red faced but also a little smarter now. How can making a mistake with dates make me smarter? One way is I need to make a mental note to review each one before pushing send.
There’s also another lesson that may be a little more important, when I said yesterday was today didn’t make yesterday today. In other words saying something does not make it so. If I were to hand you a nice juicy red apple and say, “here have a bite of this orange,” you’d probably give me that “this guy is a few pickles shy of a quart” look. In case you’re not sure where I am heading let me clue you in, no matter what someone else says you are does not necessarily make you what they say you are.
The “world” is quick to label us, “He’s to old.” “She’s to fat.” He’s to slow.” “He’s a few pickles shy of a quart.” “God couldn’t love me.” “I must be dumb.” “If only I was as good looking as they are” And the labels go on and on, but here’s the cold hard facts. No one, not even you know the true you, only God knows the true you. Only God knows your true potential and God is hard at work doing whatever He can to bring your true self and true potential to the surface for all to see.
The apostle Paul gives us these instructions in how we can get out of God’s way as he brings our true self and potential to the surface. “Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. (I always add don’t sell yourself short either.) Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.” (Romans 12:3, NLT)
While it’s true none of us are the same as we were in years past it’s also true we will continue to be God’s greatest miracle. God will continue to pour the Holy Spirit into our lives in order to bring out the true us and our true potential. Don’t let anyone else including yourself tell you any different!
“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”**
Grace and PEACE,
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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.”
**Hebrews 4:16, NLT