September 15, 2017

Daily Devotion - Anticipate God's Involvement (family devotion) (Day 15)

“Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. You come to the help of those who gladly do right, who remember your ways.” (Isaiah 64:4–5)
Holy spirit
In these verses, we see an example of the soak, sow, and flow principle. Isaiah reaped from the Spirit a response in direct correlation to his relationship with God.  This gives us insight into how God moves and works in the life of the believer who has a heart that is hungering and thirsting for his presence!  When we spend time with God, we will experience the power that flows from the Holy Spirit.  It is the Holy Spirit who enables us to perform the activities that God has planned for us!

It is the Holy Spirit who reveals to us what God wants us to do.  It is the Holy Spirit who opens the doors of opportunity that enable us to accomplish the works God has set for us to do.  It is the Holy Spirit who makes us into instruments that God can use.  It is the Holy Spirit who engineers the circumstances that allow us to respond to God’s will.  We have nothing except what we have received from him.

The prospect that God, our Creator, is active in our lives and circumstances through the work of the Holy Spirit is exciting!  It is both wonderful and encouraging to know that God has plans for each one of us, and that it is he who will fulfill those plans through us.      

Heart Deposit: 
Are you anticipating God's involvement in the details of your life? Think back over the past week.  Where was God actively involved?  At what times did you acknowledge his presence?  In what ways can you be more sensitive to his direction and leading?

Related Verses:
“In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”  Psalm 5:3

“The LORD will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.”  Psalm 138:8 (NASB)

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