Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing God…
A healthy fear of the dark…
From my childhood into my early adulthood I was afraid of the dark but over time conquered it. And now that I am entering senior adulthood I have a healthy fear of the dark. What I mean by a healthy fear of the dark is when my life becomes darkened by circumstances beyond my control I turn control over to someone who has ultimate control of my life, God. And then God begins not only take control of the situation He also turns His Light on us as illustrated in the scriptures. “God constantly encourages us to trust Him in the dark. “And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness— secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name.” (Isaiah 45:3, NLT)
What intrigued me about what Isaiah was saying was this, “And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness— secret riches.” What are the hidden treasures available to those who trust God? As I became a “Treasure Hunter” I found these hidden diamonds: “Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4, NLT)
And the diamonds get bigger and more valuable: “Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”” (John 8:12, NLT)
And last but not least: “Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him?” (James 2:5, NLT)
Crustyism 1.2: When life gets dark don’t look for a light switch, instead look for God.
“May God be merciful and bless us. May his face smile with favor on us.” **
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.”
**Psalm 67:1, New Living Translation