Hello and welcome! This is the Geeks Under Grace daily devotional where we dive into the Bible everyday. We take devotionals from bible.com and read the verses, devotional, and give our own commentary. Sometimes we will have multiple writers, but most of the time it will be just me. I hope you enjoy and comment with your own commentary.
This devotional is titled “Building 429 – The Overflow Devo”. It is only 7 days long. I use the ESV bible but feel free to use the version of your choosing.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
“He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.”
A benefit for those who had lost family members in the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings was the first show we played this year. It really knocked some things loose in my heart. 10,000 people were there, and the families of the children who were murdered were there as well. The Lord’s will was done… that much was obvious as the night went on.
What wasn’t so obvious at the beginning??? What were we supposed to say? What would be too much, and what would be too little? Backstage there was a sense of togetherness. We were all confident that God would show up, but no one knew exactly how. But still…How would they respond? How should we approach it?
Funny the way that God works though. We think we have to have the answers…. But that’s where we mess up. It’s not about planning the perfect sermon, it’s about getting out of the way and allowing Him to move. “Seek and you will find, Knock and the door will be opened” that was my biggest prayer for an area that is deeply non-religious. “Lord let them have open hearts…. Let them be willing to knock tonight”
That said… don’t ever doubt your ability to be a vessel that God uses even in the darkest moments of another person’s life. Just remember that we are told to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto our own understanding. In all your ways submit to Him and He will make your path straight” Proverbs 3:5-6.
Maybe you don’t understand, but you can trust. Maybe your afraid to sit and cry with the broken hearted, but you can submit to his will. It’s not about you…your answers, or your thoughts…His are so much higher than ours…so TRUST HIM and be what He’s called you to be: His Hands and Feet.
We’ll never forget that night as long as we live…we hope and pray that the effects are lingering still. For Newtown, CT our prayers continue and though we still don’t have all the answers… we know the One who does. Stand firm in your faith…Fight for what is right and true…Never lay down, never give up…Our God will have the final victory. Our battle cry is this:
The Lord is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress and I will NEVER BE SHAKEN.
Trusting the Lord. Easier said than done. Especially when you think you know better. When you think you know all the answers. Sometimes, heck, a lot of the time we don’t know. We think we do. But, we don’t.
This is by far my favorite song from Building 429. Not only does it have a good, positive message, but the music is catchy as well. Every time I hear it, I feel unstoppable. If God is with me then who can stand against?