Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing God…
Testing! Testing! Testing! 1 2 3 Testing!
There is a verse in the song “The Anchor Holds,” that goes something like this, “And It was in the night that God proved His Love for me.” One of the unique Blessings of Christmas is God did not reach out and take our hands and lead us through life. He literally put skin on and made a humble and meek not-so-grand entrance not just into the world but into our lives as well.
Please remember the words, “it was in the night that God proved His Love to me.” Because you’ll need to remember and rehearse them when the night descends on your life and I am not talking about from sunset to sunrise either! And when the night does show up here’s a couple of verses that will get you through the darkest, stormiest nights. “Now I will take the load from your shoulders; I will free your hands from their heavy tasks. You cried to me in trouble, and I saved you; I answered out of the thundercloud and tested your faith when there was no water at Meribah.” (Psalm 81:6–7, NLT)
Before going further please note the Psalmist writes, “and tested your faith,” God indeed does put us to the test just as He did Moses and his people on their 40-year trek through the wilderness. And from what I can tell their testing ended at Meribah when Moses used his staff to make water come from a rock. Wandering in the desert tired, scared, lost, hungry, thirsty they cried out to God and after the test ran it course God, in His own time and own way provided all the water they could drink. And the same God still tests His people today and when the testing runs His course He goes about making the impossible possible for those who Love and Follow His Son Jesus.
“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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** Romans 15:13, NLT