Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing Jehovah-Jireh…
Sharing entries in your journal is generally against the guidelines for journaling and I usually stick to the guidelines however, every once in awhile I find myself making an entry that has a chance of inspiring someone else, perhaps that someone is you. As different as you and I are we do share some of the same feelings and emotions which gives the Holy Spirit the chance to spiritually connect us together. Perhaps the following entry will be useful in connecting us together via the Holy Spirit.
In my search for peace I have discovered conflict. In my search for happiness I have discovered sadness. In my search for strength I have discovered weakness. In my search for security I have discovered vulnerability. In all that I do and all that I experience I search for meaning, for some reason to keep searching for that which I cannot find.
Time is bittersweet because as I approach my seventy-first birthday I see time as a formable foe yet on the other hand it is my friend for hidden in its pages are the answers I seek. Time knows my most intimate secrets hidden even from me, please, Time, tell me what am I to do with my conflict, my sadness, my weakness, and my vulnerability? And in silence I will await your answer.
Then from somewhere beyond time the words of the Psalmist find their way into the deep recesses of my mind/spirit, words I wasn’t prepared to experience yet words I need to. “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.” (Psalm 121:1–8, ESV)
As my experience in the pages of history fades from my mind I have become aware that in all things, in all experiences, in all my searching it is God I will encounter in the future I need to discover today. And as I silence my mind I can feel the Peace of Jesus begins lulling me to sleep.
I’ll see you tomorrow Journal.
“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14, ESV)
Grace and PEACE,
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Scripture quotations marked ESV “Are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2016 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”