Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2018 Anticipating the Spiritual Jesus the Prelude to Life
More good news for 2018…
When I began thinking about a theme for this year’s Glory Seeds I first hit on the idea of using “2018 Searching for the Spiritual Jesus the Prelude to Life” but something didn’t seem right after all why search for someone closer to me than I am myself? So, I decided to change it to this: “2018 Anticipating the Spiritual Jesus the Prelude to Life” The word anticipation is overflowing with meaning there’s a song that brings anticipation not only to 2018 but the rest of our lives as well. The song? “Standing on the Promises of God” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lofNq0U2xk0.
If you have a couple of minutes and listen to the words of “Standing on the Promises of God” for yourself. As you do think about this promise. “Keep your life free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for he himself has said, I will never leave you or abandon you.” (Hebrews 13:5, CSB, emphasis mine) Every other promise filters down from the fact Jesus is with us through thick or thin!
But the good news doesn’t stop there for those who truly believe! “It is good to be merciful and generous. Those who are fair in their business will never be defeated. Good people will always be remembered. They won’t be afraid of bad news; their hearts are steady because they trust the Lord.” (Psalm 112:5–7, NCV)
Notice it says, “They won’t be afraid of bad news…” the Psalmist doesn’t say bad news won’t come. What he does say is “Their hearts are steady because they trust in the LORD,” in other words with the impending darkness associated with the bad news cannot extinguish the Light of Jesus. “In him there was life, and that life was the light of all people. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it.” (John 1:4–5, NCV, emphasis mine)
I’ll let Isaiah have the final reason to Stand on the Promises of God and anticipate the fulfillment of those promises. “Do not remember the past events, pay no attention to things of old. Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:18–19, CSB)
“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” **
Grace and PEACE,
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"Scriptures marked NCV quoted from The Holy Bible, New Century Version, copyright © 1987, 1988, 1991 by Word Publishing, Dallas, Texas 75039. Used by permission."
Scripture quotations marked CSB have been taken from Christian Standard Bible, Copyright 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible and CSB are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.
** John 14:6, CSB