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Glory Seed Devotional 05/06/2014

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  • Glory Seed Devotional 05/06/2014

    A Planting of Faith Seeds for the Glory of the LORD
    “Come and you’ll see,” Jesus…

    “When Jesus turned and noticed them following Him, He asked them, “What are you looking for?” They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are You staying?” “Come and you’ll see,” He replied. So they went and saw where He was staying, and they stayed with Him that day. It was about 10 in the morning.” (John 1:38–39, HCSB)

    For me this first recorded encounter between Jesus and his yet to be disciples has me wondering what it’s about because the response of the two men is not what you would expect. If you were praying and suddenly a voice interrupted, “What are you looking for?” What would be your answer? Would you respond like the two men following Jesus? I don’t know about you but I would probably (after I regained my composure) state my reason for praying not asking a seemingly unrelated question.

    However, when you peel away the layers of Jesus’ question and you peel away all the surface layers of our needs how we respond is a matter of life and death because it takes us beyond our needs born in five senses to our ONE eternal NEED - Jesus. The (almost there) disciples comeback question/answer is brilliant, “Where are You staying?” To put it in the form of a non-question it would go something like this, “Our need is to go with you where you are going.”

    Of course Jesus’ response is just as brilliant as well, and based on my own personal experiences Jesus I understand his answer go something like this, “Come with me and experience a sense of hope, peace, love, compassion, and security beyond description.” Yesterday I wrote of our need to KNOW Jesus not just know of Jesus. The relationship Jesus has with us will never be a bail-us-out-when-we-need-it-relationship. While there be rare occasions when he does bail us out Jesus is always an I’ll-get-you-through-this-trust-me-Savior.

    Believe it! Experience it!
    Grace and PEACE!

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said.”
    (John 20:19, NLT)

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