Glory Seed Devotional, 2018.02.19

Glory Seed Devotional’s 2018 Experiencing Jesus, the Prelude to Life

Standing on…

Shalom!

“Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:13–14)

Russel K. Carter in 1886 penned the prophetic words of this famous song (I’ve included only 3 verses and the refrain).

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let his praises ring;
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,

Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,

Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

One of the reasons I love the Psalms is because of their ability to bring hope and encouragement at just the right time and at the right situation. The particular verses quoted above are unique because their promises that are significant for this life! I will see the LORD’s goodness before I pass on! Yet as excited and as hopeful as they are they also contain words of caution, the goodness I will experience is God authored and God centered. The Psalmist puts it this way, “I will see the LORD’s goodness,” Jeremiah said it this way, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) Jesus said this way,

“He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”” (Matthew 26:39) (emphasis mine)

The Promise is this: “By the living Word of God WE shall prevail,” Only God knows the goodness we will experience but then just experiencing God is all the Goodness we’ll every need! And finally, there’s this…

Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
List’ning every moment to the Spirit’s call,
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (John 14:6)

Grace and PEACE,

Gary

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Unless otherwise stated all 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.”

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