A Glory Seed Devotional
Daily manna from the Psalms...
“I love You, LORD, my strength.” (Psalms 18:1 HCSB)
Did you know that the word of God can be expensive? Oh, you thought God’s word was always freely given? Well I got news flash for you go to your nearest Christian Book Store and you’ll discover how expensive God’s word can be. However, if you look hard enough there are places where God’s word is freely given, as least free for use on your computer. I have four different software programs on my computer that are made free by people dedicated to see that God’s word like God’s love is freely given. But enough of that stuff.
When I first read the 6 words of Psalms 18:1 I was almost tempted to send out the shortest Glory Seed Devotional ever but as you see I didn’t. While I am unable to really add anything more to them, I feel the need for me to tell God, tell Jesus, and tell the Holy Spirit I love them just for themselves not for the blessings they’ve freely given me over the years.
Often I am reminded of Job’s 3 friends sitting with him in silence and how that must have been a powerful experience for the 4 of them and then it was ruined when they opened their mouths. There have been times in my life when I’ve been so broken, so much in physical, emotional, and spiritual pain, so despondent I couldn’t even pray yet I somehow my faith reminded me I was not alone, I knew the Trinity rested with me in my heart.
For me the power in the two words, “MY STRENGTH,” describe God’s greatest blessing for me and when I understand I am weak and unable to help myself I am giving God the love he desires from me. There may be times when we think of ourselves as a “weakling” (writing from experience) yet to stand in faith in the face of adversity and wait upon the LORD takes a person about as far from being a weakling as one can get. “I LOVE YOU, LORD, MY STRENGTH.” (Psalms 18:1 HCSB)
“I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber.” (Psalms 121:1-3 HCSB)
Grace and PEACE,
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