Glory Seed Devotional’s 2018 Experiencing Jesus, the Prelude to Life
Standing on the promises of Jesus…
“Jesus called his disciples and said, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with me three days and have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away hungry, otherwise they might collapse on the way.” (Matthew 15:32)
What a promise. If we follow Jesus he is unwilling to send us into the world without first providing us with the “stuff” we’ll need.
Have you ever noticed the things we do in the present are for tomorrow?
Take eating for instance. We eat in the present, taste in the present, enjoy the food in the present, and reap the benefits (and / or the curse) of eating in the unfolding hours until we eat again.
Take going to work for instance. We labor in the present for our paycheck the following week.
Jesus knew the demands of being a follower would be very taxing, in fact so taxing that without providing for us first we’d be doomed to failure. Jesus makes provision for each of us to be blessed by the timelessness of the Holy Spirit, which gives and sustains life. One of the unique personalities of the Holy Spirit is its ability to react to multiple situations at a time then bring the past, present, and future into focus on a moment by moment basis thus enabling us to move forward into the future.
Jesus… Don’t face the future without Him!
“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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