Daily Devotions

Archive for October, 2014

The Pull That Overpowers

The planets have been set on course by divine fiat. But when a rogue meteor crashes into a planet it can have a great effect upon its course. “Fiery meteors” crash into us sometimes even when we are on the course God has put us on. Our emotions and finite considerations can keep us veering off course. Those “black holes,” those failures, doubts and events of the past can then begin to pull us away from destiny.

gravity planetsDoubtless, everyone reading this has, at one time or another, wondered why an omnipotent God would “allow” certain things to “defeat” us and so successfully pull us off course with His purpose for our lives. Yet, in reality, God’s purpose is pulling us directly into the heart of destiny. It is our emotions and impatience and our not enduring that allows the “gravity pull” of other “planets” and “black holes” to pull us off course and cause time delays and other injuries.

Even when we do get knocked off course and get pulled to one side or the other, if we will “press toward the mark”, God’s “gravity pull” will out-pull all other influences upon us. Cf. “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”(Prov 24:16) 

“The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.” (Deut 28:7)

“So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” (Isa 59:19)

“Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.  I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.  He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.” (Ps 57:1-3)

God has the strongest “pull,” that is, if we want to be pulled, His “pull” will overpower all others. Everything in time and dimensions has been set up for our advantage to get us to destiny.

(This is the last excerpt from Marty’s article “Black Holes, Planets And Gravity” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Times Of Celebration

Firework streaks in night sky, celebration background

 

May the Lord give you good times, happy times
and times of celebration.

 

“But the time is coming when you’re going to hear laughter
and celebration, marriage festivities, people exclaiming,
“Thank God-of-the-Angel-Armies. He’s so good! His love
never quits,” as they bring thank offerings into God’s Temple.
I’ll restore everything that was lost in this land. I’ll make
everything as good as new.’ I, God, say so.” (Jer.33:11, Msg)


Away From Gravity Pull

gravity pull2God is making “all things work together” to pull us into His purpose. He has given us prophetic words which bring a divine “uncomfortableness” concerning our present circumstances. When we receive that prophetic word, it acts as a rocket booster, pushing us away from the gravity pull of “black holes.”  Paul’s remedy in the face of such a pull was “I follow after, if that I may apprehend… forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before” (Phil.3:13); the Hebrews writer also laid in this bit of helpful advice:  “let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us” (Heb.12:1).

 
(This is the ninth excerpt from Marty’s article “Black Holes, Planets And Gravity” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


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Your Home A Place Of Support

holding others up

 

Your Home #6 — May your home be a gathering place where loved-ones
and friends gather to express their love and support for one another;
where they share their concerns and hopes and encourage one another in them.

 
“Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe
the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it
endures everything [without weakening].” (1Cor.13:7, Amp)


Times And Dimensions Of Our Lives

We have heard over the years that black holes are believed to be collapsed stars and dense points of vacuum in the universe.  We have been told that the gravity pull of black holes is so intense that planets and even galaxies cannot resist their pull. It has been believed that black holes are so dense that not even the slightest amount of light can be detected, hence the dimensionsname “black” hole.  Movies have portrayed the horrible possibilities of being sucked into black holes.  The actors are terrified at the consideration of even the slightest chance of coming too close to one.  I heard an astro-physicist explaining a new view on the origin and make-up of black holes.  It would seem that due to recent calculations and information coming in from the Hubble telescope that a biblical premise might be more aptly considered.  Updated observation and new calculations are determining that black holes have a characteristic about them that indicates there has been a “rolling” or “folding” of vast amounts of something. With the technology that astro-physicists now have and the recent information they have obtained, it appears that black holes have a great deal to do with the collapsing of time and dimensions.  The man quoted Heb.1:10-12  “And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:  They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;  And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.”

The summation of the evidence would indicate that there are certain dimensions and times that God has finished with and, as a result, has rolled or folded them up in order to do away with using them.  That is what I meant before when I wrote that there are “black holes” and certain “planets” that we must avoid in order to reach the goal which is before us.  There are times and dimensions of our lives that God has used in the past but He is now moving us on from them.  There were places and times in our lives that once played a significant part in “pulling” us on to destiny.  Now they have the ability to pull us back and suck us back into their blackness where there is no light on what God is doing presently.  If we hang around those times and dimensions that are used up and have “waxed old as doth a garment”, they will pull us into their dense darkness.

(This is the eighth excerpt from Marty’s article “Black Holes, Planets And Gravity” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


There Are Still Possibilities

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As the people of God assemble today, may their ears and
eyes be opened to discover that there are still possibilities in
their God for solutions that no one has ever considered.
May they go forth speaking in agreement with the creative
acts of God in them and in the earth.


“…[Abraham] dared to trust God to do what only God could
do: … with a word make something out of nothing.” (Rom.4:17, Msg)


Glean Wisdom

Listening

 

May the list of people you
glean wisdom from grow.

 
“Listen! Wisdom is calling out.
Reason is making herself heard.”  (Prov.8:1, GNT)


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