Glory Seed Devotional, 2017.05.04

Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing Jehovah-Jireh…

The Teaching Ministry of the Holy Spirit…

Shalom!

One of responsibilities of afforded the Holy Spirit is that of my Teacher/Instructor/Mentor. This morning while reading in the Psalms the Holy Spirit School of Instructions/Lessons was suddenly in session. “I pray to you, O Lord, my rock. Do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you are silent, I might as well give up and die. Listen to my prayer for mercy as I cry out to you for help, as I lift my hands toward your holy sanctuary.” (Psalm 28:1–2, NLT)

Sometimes I find myself scratching my head trying to figure out what the Psalms are really saying. For instance in today’s scripture do I really think God would turn a deaf ear to me? My first response would be NO, God would never turn a deaf ear to me however on the other hand my faith in the scriptures hints that it is quite possible He just might. Not only is the deaf ear thing something to think about there’s the “For if You are silent…” thing as well. How many times have I prayed only to be met by silence? I don’t really know because I’ve never kept track but one thing is for sure, I am still alive.

So what am I suppose to believe? Do I believe God has an “ignore button” He pushes when He wants to tune me out? And if God puts me on ignore does that mean He’s given up on me and I am doomed to a life filled with emptiness and hopelessness? Of course I can only answer for myself. When I read the scripture above I find my faith in God, faith in the bible, and faith in my relationship with God challenged. Experience teaches me when my faith is challenged I cannot face the challenge alone, I need help from God who is the source of faith. So this morning when I asked God for His help I discovered this…

“Again the Lord spoke to me and said, “I have discovered a conspiracy against me among the people of Judah and Jerusalem. They have returned to the sins of their ancestors. They have refused to listen to me and are worshiping other gods. Israel and Judah have both broken the covenant I made with their ancestors. Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I am going to bring calamity upon them, and they will not escape. Though they beg for mercy, I will not listen to their cries.” (Jeremiah 11:9–11, NLT, emphasis mine) So God does have an “ignore button” and He uses it too. But He doesn’t use it for no reason at all, “I have discovered a conspiracy against me… They have refused to listen to me and are worshiping other gods,” it’s really simple when you stop to think about it, when I ignore God, God ignores me, Paul explains it like this. “Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.” (Galatians 6:7, NLT)

“Holy Spirit, My Friend Your lesson is duly noted and filed in my memory bank subject for immediate recall when I feel myself getting frustrated when it seems as if He’s pushed the ignore button.”

“Faith isn’t hoping for the best life has to offer, Faith is anchoring oneself to the Best God has to offer!”

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.”

One thought on “Glory Seed Devotional, 2017.05.04

  1. There are several people who claim to be atheist in my life and I am praying for them, they do not understand that you can not mock God without consequences and I am truely frightened for them thanks for the post

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