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UNDERGROUND
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by JULIE COSGROVE

PLEASE WELCOME

JULIE COSGROVE

TO

DEVOTIONAL WEDNESDAY

 

“that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth…

 

Philippians 2:10

 

Today I saw the last part of this passage “under the earth” in a new way. In my neighborhood, all the utilities have gone underground. Cable, phone, and I think even some of the electrical wires, are now all zipping through fiber optic pathways. No more tangle of wires weaving across tar-coated poles. It looks nicer as far as the landscape. But out of sight out of mind, you almost forget they still exist until someone has to dig up the street. Then, what a hassle and a mess! Traffic has to be rerouted. People run late. Blood pressures rise.

Sometimes, God works underground. His love flows as a constant current.

Courtesy of Pixaby/royalty free images

We rely on it, and sometimes consciously forget that it is there, until we need a dose of it in our lives. Like flipping on a switch or remote control. Click. “Oh, there you are God. Hi. I need you.”

But we are the conduit of His love as well. We are supposed to be passing it on. to others, letting it flow through us and our day to day lives. It should underground all of our thoughts and actions.   And yet, we are also constantly under construction.

The old adage, “God isn’t through with me yet” is true. We all need repairs. Our emotions and human-ness can interrupt the flow. Sometimes, God needs to put on His hardhat and start digging down deep. At first, we think it messes up our daily routes. We get a tad annoyed. Right?

God’s constructive work can jam up a few things in our lives, but it is necessary work.  One day we all will have an uninterrupted flow of faith and every knee will bow at the name of Jesus. But not yet. Until then, we are in a construction zone, and miraculously, God’s love still moves along in spite of it.

Lord, let me welcome your digging into my life so I can be a better conduit of your love and commandments. In Jesus’ name that one day everyone will worship, amen.

To Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Fallen-Leaf-Relatively-Seeking-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B07PJ5XZMT/

ABOUT JULIE COSGROVE: Freelance writer Julie B Cosgrove writes regularly for several Christian websites and publications and is an editor/writer for The Life Project, the digital ministry of CRU Canada’s Power to Change. Awarded “One of the 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” in 2015 and 2016, she has had three Bible studies, a devotional collection, two inspirational guides, three novellas, and eleven novels published, with more contracted.  Her suspense and cozy mystery novels have also won awards. Check out her latest Relatively Seeking Mysteries, Fallen Leaf.

Julie lives in Fort Worth, TX. Visit her website at http://www.juliebcosgrove.com and follow her blog Where Did You Find God Today?

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