Glory Seed Devotional, 2018.03.13

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

Bad days may but the Rock will make things right…


For me yesterday was a bad day. Pulmonary Fibrosis ganged up on me and got the better of me. There was a time when I would not admit that to anyone, I didn’t want anyone to know my faith faltered at times. Even now it is hard for me to admit it, yet life has taught me there is only one Rock and it isn’t Gary Piper. Because Jesus is my Rock my temporary lapses of faith are only short lived. And in my letter to God (I write one every day) I found myself learning a valuable lesson one I’ll never forget.

The bible tells us Jesus knows our pains and sufferings because He too experienced pain and suffering. Yesterday I found myself writing this: “The thought occurred to me a few minutes ago that You really do know what it’s like to struggle for a breath. Instead of pulmonary fibrosis You had a cross! Perhaps pulmonary fibrosis is my cross, and honestly, I am not doing a good job at bearing it, am I? I am so glad I have You to talk to Jesus, this is one of those times when I need You to talk back to me and encourage and give me the strength to keep on keeping on.” As I read what I wrote I am convinced it was the Holy Spirit that put the words in my mind to type, through the Holy Spirit Jesus did talk to me.

It will only be through Divine Intervention with a miracle will pulmonary fibrosis ever get any better, but experiencing Jesus struggling to breath will encourage and strengthen me in my struggles.

Reading the bible lifts me up and encourages and strengthens me every time I dive into it with both feet. And you already know this, but I am going to remind you anyway, Jesus also talks to us through the bible as well. If you’re having a bad day or even if you’re having a good day here’s a quote from Him this morning: “God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. Therefore, we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas, though its water roars and foams and the mountains quake with its turmoil. Selah” (Psalm 46:1–3)

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

Grace and PEACE,


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