Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing God…
I am sure at some point you’ve heard or read that the most important thing in life is the dash between birth and death. In other words, it’s what we do with the life we’ve been given that is most important. But what is the “stuff” the dash is made of? I suggest memories is the “stuff” the dash is made of. Our lives consist of memories some bad, some good, some neutral.
I looked in the dictionary for the meaning of memories and found it lacking in the “stuff” our lives consist of. Memories are much more than something stored in a part of our brains. They are living experiences not only captured in our brains but also mold into who we become. Memories are not only historical they are also active in our day-to-day living. I am that little boy in 1953 when a tornado picked our house up and landed in 20 feet in our front yard. I am that little boy protected by the strong arms of my father as we rode out the storm. I am the 71-year-old man whose memory of that experience helps me feel the protecting arms of God as He and I ride out the storms 64 years later.
A bad memory filed away 64 years ago suddenly becomes not only a good memory but also a revelation of God’s Love for me. One thing I have learned is my memories are not only mine they are God’s as well. Therefore, living as a Team with God as our Manager, Jesus as our Coach, and the Holy Spirit as our Trainer we are assured that good memories will prevail, and victory is “in the bag”. Peter puts it this way…
“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” (2 Peter 1:3–4, NLT)
Please take some time today for God and let Him share a few of your memories with you. You will be Blessed!
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”**
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.
** Romans 15:13, NLT