Glory Seed Devotional’s 2018 Experiencing Jesus, the Prelude to Life
““Lord,” the centurion replied, “I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man under authority, having soldiers under my command. I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this!’ and he does it… Then Jesus told the centurion, “Go. As you have believed, let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that very moment.” (Matthew 8: 8–9, 13)
It is inconceivable that as deeply as Jesus loves us he would not bless us. He loves us so much that he even blesses us when we sin – he blesses us with forgiveness now that’s love!
If it’s to be, Jesus says leave to me!
Right now as you read these words Jesus is giving you gifts of blessings, spiritual blessings yet often those spiritual blessings manifest themselves in ways that we can see and feel. We receive a physical healing. Suddenly we feel at peace even when things are still fuzzy. Suddenly we see a small ray of hope. Suddenly we feel loved and not alone. Suddenly we know how to decide on an important question. And the list of gifts of blessings go on and on.
Yet… If Jesus gave you a blessing and you never opened it would it still be a blessing? A gift that is never opened is always a gift. But when a gift is opened it becomes a blessing.
Before closing repeat after me: “If it’s to be, Jesus says leave to me!”
“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,
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