// Required code

Announcement

Collapse

Glory Seed Guidelines

Notice – The ministries featured in this section of TheologyWeb are guests of this site and in some cases not bargaining for the rough and tumble world of debate forums, though sometimes they are. Additionally, this area is frequented and highlighted for guests who also very often are not acclimated to debate fora. As such, the rules of conduct here will be more strict than in the general forum. This will be something within the discretion of the Moderators and the Ministry Representative, but we simply ask that you conduct yourselves in a manner considerate of the fact that these ministries are our invited guests. You can always feel free to start a related thread in general forum without such extra restrictions. Thank you.

These daily devotionals are brought to you by Gary Piper, a writer with our Sister Site, Natural Spirit Ministries. TheologyWeb encourages you to visit and support their site.... they have many informative articles which can be discussed right here. If you enjoy Gary Piper's devotionals, please send him an encouraging note or post. We are very appreciative of our partnership with Natural Spirit Ministries and look forward to many more co-ventures.

General TheologyWeb forum rules: here.
See more
See less

Glory Seed Devotional 05/22/2014

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Glory Seed Devotional 05/22/2014



    A Planting of Faith Seeds for the Glory of the LORD
    You are never alone…

    Joy may come in the morning but God comes while it is still dark and stormy!

    In chapter 5 of his First Letter Peter gives us words of warning. “…The devil, your enemy, goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to eat. Refuse to give in to him, by standing strong in your faith…” (1 Peter 5:8–9, NCV)

    Then immediately his words turn from warning to words of hope and comfort. “And after you suffer for a short time, God, who gives all grace, will make everything right. He will make you strong and support you and keep you from falling. He called you to share in his glory in Christ, a glory that will continue forever. All power is his forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Peter 5:10–11, NCV)

    “And after you suffer for a short time, God, …will make everything right,” I understand what Peter is saying but where is God as we are suffering “for a short time,” are we to struggle with the devil all by ourselves? I don’t know about you but there are still times when it feels like I am in hand-to-hand combat with the devil alone. While it may feel as if we are alone the truth is we are never alone especially when fighting against overwhelming odds stacked against us by the devil or other sources of adversity that come with life.

    The prophetic words of Elisha and prophetic experience Elisha’s servant prophetically reverberate from their time to our time and even beyond. “Elisha said, “Don’t be afraid. The army that fights for us is larger than the one against us.” Then Elisha prayed, “Lord, open my servant’s eyes, and let him see.” The Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw that the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” (2 Kings 6:16–17, NCV)

    In chapter one Peter gives us insight into God’s intent, depth, and source of the ministry and words of the prophets. “It was shown them that their service was not for themselves but for you, when they told about the truths you have now heard. Those who preached the Good News to you told you those things with the help of the Holy Spirit who was sent from heaven—things into which angels desire to look.” (1 Peter 1:12, NCV)

    God’s revelation to each of us at any given moment in time or any situation, “You are never alone! Joy may come in the morning but I am present with you while it is still dark and stormy! Do not be afraid!”

    Believe it! Experience it!
    Grace and PEACE!
    Gary

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    “The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him, and he helps me. I am very happy, and I praise him with my song.” (Psalm 28:7, NCV)

    Note: Should you want to go back and review this Glory Seed or if you’d like to subscribe so you can receive them in your email you can do so by clicking on this link: http://gloryseeds.wordpress.com/.

    "Scriptures marked NCV are quoted from The Holy Bible, New Century Version, copyright © 1987, 1988, 1991 by Word Publishing, Dallas, Texas 75039. Used by permission."

  • #2
    Amen Gary! Encouraging words indeed!
    3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures --1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (borrowed with gratitude from 37818's sig)

    Comment

    widgetinstance 221 (Related Threads) skipped due to lack of content & hide_module_if_empty option.
    Working...
    X