A couple of weeks ago I found a devotional book called “Praying Through the Bible” buried in a stack of old books in our church supply room. I brought it home to try it out. I have the tendency to get bored with devotional books and have never really seemed to find one that wasn’t just fluff. (If that makes sense…anyway…) After using it for almost two weeks I must say that I am really enjoying it.
Last night I was sitting in bed reading through the devotional and writing down my thoughts in my journal, and really felt like I needed to share it with y’all.
Luke 2:25-32 says, “Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, ‘Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.'”
These are some great verses aren’t they? Simeon eagerly searched for Jesus – he waited for Him – and he praised Him when he caught a glimpse of him!
“Getting a glimpse of Jesus can light up our lives…If we eagerly look for Christ in our everyday goings and comings, draw close to him through prayer in our families, our work, our difficulties and trials, we, too will get a new glimpse of God. Our hearts will be renewed, and others will come to know him through us.” (From Pray Through the Bible)
I want to eagerly look for Christ in my everyday moments. I really do believe last night’s devotional when it said that by searching for Jesus in those moments – whether good moments or bad – I will catch a glimpse of God that I have not seen before. Seeing God in every moment will renew my heart and my attitude like nothing else can.
As I go through this week I want to intentionally seek for glimpses of God and His blessings. Also, I wanted to share with you all glimpses of His blessings from this weekend:
This weekend was full of glimpses of God. I completed a journal (always bittersweet), I picked up Lyle from the airport after he had been out-of-town since Wednesday, we played ultimate Frisbee at church with the youth group, Kris-P was unusually cuddly, and I got new lamps for our bedroom (which offer the perfect light for my quiet time)!
| What devotional are you using now? |
| What glimpses of God have you experienced recently? |
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