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Glory Seed Devotional 02/03/2014

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  • Glory Seed Devotional 02/03/2014

    A Glory Seed Devotional
    Stay Vertical…

    “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.” (Romans 3:23–24, NLT)

    With 2 artificial hips and very delicate femurs resulting from multiple operations one greatest my fear when outside in the winter is falling therefore one of my guiding philosophies is “Stay Vertical.” Walking on ice and snow without falling is easier said than done but so far this winter thanks to the LORD I’ve managed to not fall. However, spiritually I cannot say that, I think Paul while writing to the Roman church he had me in mind (and not wanting to embarrass me didn’t use my name) when he wrote “…We all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”

    I remember one dark snowy morning I needed to take some shipping papers out to the scale house at work and half way across the driveway when suddenly the next thing I knew I was flat on my back looking up. Because of the hard cement driveway and nothing to break my fall I was momentarily unable to move. Normally when we fall the first thing we do is out of embarrassment look around to see if anyone saw us but I didn’t that morning I was in the middle of the driveway where trucks would be coming and unable to see me lying on the ground. When I looked around to see if anyone saw me it wasn’t out of embarrassment it was out of desperation I couldn’t get up on my own. After what seemed like hours I was able to drag myself back to the door I’d just come out of and grabbing the doorknob I pulled myself back vertical whispered a quick, “Thank you LORD,” then hobbled back to my office.

    Most of the time when we fall we fall hard but as a rule falls are not life threatening but sinning and falling short of God’s standard is always spiritually life threatening yet out of his unconditional love and compassion Jesus is in our lives so when we do fall we can land on him so he can break our fall and lifts us back into a vertical position.

    (This is a “me too” prayer) “Jesus, I am so glad you never get tired of cushioning me when I fall and then picking me up. I am looking forward to the day when I walk in heaven where there is no slipping and falling.”

    Believe it! Experience it!
    Grace and PEACE!

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    “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” (Isaiah 43:2, NLT)

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    Amen Gary!
    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)


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