Glory Seed Devotional, 2017.06.07/08

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

THE LIGHT shines in the darkness…

Shalom!

“We glide along the tides of time as swiftly as a racing river and vanish as quickly as a dream. We are like grass that is green in the morning but mowed down and withered before the evening shadows fall. We die beneath your anger; we are overwhelmed by your wrath. You spread out our sins before you—our secret sins—and see them all. No wonder the years are long and heavy here beneath your wrath. All our days are filled with sighing.” (Psalm 90:5–9, The Living Bible)

I believe there at times when the Psalmist targeted us in mind when he wrote the Psalms. This mornings scripture especially applies to me with that fresh in my mind I wrote in my journal, “I struggle with the wording “overwhelmed by Your wrath” LORD. Is that what is happening to me? Here’s my take on what it means to be “overwhelmed by Your wrath”. You go into a Stealth Mode where out of Your Vast Love for me You standby offering only Love yet temporary offering yet in a real and powerful way that is a good thing, but WOW! Is it ever painful for me because I am blind to the future and know it only as possibilities. One of our problems is because we are living in a negative environment positivity takes a backseat to negativity.”

Yet within my world of negativity I’ve discovered an invisible Light surrounding me so powerful and piercing darkness cannot extinguish it or deflect it and as I write these words it is DRAWING ME back across the line of positivity and negativity. “I waited patiently for God to help me; then he listened and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out from the bog and the mire, and set my feet on a hard, firm path, and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, of praises to our God. Now many will hear of the glorious things he did for me, and stand in awe before the Lord, and put their trust in him. Many blessings are given to those who trust the Lord and have no confidence in those who are proud or who trust in idols.” (Psalm 40:1–4, The Living Bible)

And finally there’s another powerful and piercing Ray of Light coming from THE LIGHT! “I will keep on expecting you to help me. I praise you more and more. I cannot count the times when you have faithfully rescued me from danger. I will tell everyone how good you are, and of your constant, daily care. I walk in the strength of the Lord God. I tell everyone that you alone are just and good.” (Psalm 71:14–16, The Living Bible)

“When we embrace the darkness yet at the same time refuse to live in it THE LIGHT changes the darkness into a light of hope and love!” I know because that is what is going slowly inside me right now, and so I wait, impatiently but wait never-the-less!

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.” (2 Thessalonians 3:16, NLT)

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.”

“Scripture quotations are taken from The Living Bible, Copyright © 1971. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, IL 60189. All rights reserved.”

About Crusty the Christian

I am a Christian writer. I write Devotionals and I write Christian fictional stories of Jesus Christ. My books can be found on www.lulu.com/gpiper.
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