Glory Seed Devotional, 2018.04.12

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

Discovering the knowable God…

Shalom!

Have you ever come face-to-face with God? I am willing to bet (if I was a betting man) you have, and more than once too. I am willing to bet when you read the following 2 verses from Psalm 8 a smile will break out on your face and you’ll say, “Yup!” “When I observe your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you set in place, what is a human being that you remember him, a son of man that you look after him?” (Psalm 8:3–4)

So many times when we seek/search for God we look and expect Him to show Himself in a magnificent and powerful display of divine power. Yet as the Psalmist writes of his encounter with God it was simply looking into the night sky and suddenly in the silence and beauty of the mysteriousness of the night sky God pulled down the curtain and stood in front of a human man.

I remember one morning while vacationing in the Smoky Mountains I walked out in the early morning standing in the backyard of our cabin from out of the distance I heard a woodpecker hammering on a tree and suddenly I was standing in the presence of God. Yet because of my spiritual immaturity at that time I wasn’t permitted to see Him as the Psalmist did but He spoke loud and clear to my spirit telling me to continue deepening my relationship with Him. That experience changed the course my life and taught me the value of continually deepening my relationship with Him.

Some may think God is to mysterious to get to know. One of the reasons may stem from God getting a bad rap, For example many will ask, “If God is a loving God why is there so much injustice in the world?” Or, “If God cares for my family why hasn’t He gotten us out of this slump we are in?” In some circles persons asking those questions would say, “There is no real answer, it’s just a matter of faith that God is in control.” While there’s an element of truth in that answer the real answer is Jesus Christ, in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection is every thing we can understand about God. “Jesus said to him, “Have I been among you all this time and you do not know me, Philip? The one who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” (John 14:9) Jesus IS an un-deplete-able resource for knowing God.

The Psalmist has the last word. “Lord, our Lord, how magnificent is your name throughout the earth!” (Psalm 8:9)

“The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. You will not despise

a broken and humbled heart, God.” (Psalm 51:17)

Grace and PEACE,

Gary

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Unless otherwise stated all 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.

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