Wednesday, June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 … He’s Not Done With Me Yet!

Berry Patch Devotions in 2017 - Day 179 

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …   Please take the time to take in a YouTube video of images and lyrics from Michael English singing … He Didn’t Throw the Clay Away … poignantly of how we are the unfinished clay in the Potter’s hands, molding us into the image of Jesus.


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Highlight Verse[s]: Romans 7:24-25 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK … 
24 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? 25 Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin. 
… We’re all “miserable” selves (see also Romans 3:23); but Paul helps us realize that we have victory over self and freedom from sin in the Savior.
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Highlight Passage [context]: Romans 7:14-20 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
… Paul shows Christians that he, like all of us, struggles to break free from our sin nature. 
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Reference Passage #1 [NKJV] : … 2nd Corinthians 4:7 [NLT] … 
7 We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. 
 … The light of God’s Spirit in our hearts is molding us into the image of the Savior.

Reference Passage #2 [NKJV] : … Philippians 1:6, 3:14-15 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
… Paul learned and shared that his (and our) sanctification would reshape us into Christ’s image; and we can look forward to that completion in Christ.

My Devotional Journal: Today's ODB author, Amy Peterson, used a word picture from the sculpturing of Michelangelo to illustrate that God’s Spirit is reshaping Christians into the image of Christ, setting us free from the image of sin. The ODB author wrote: At his death, the great artist Michelangelo left many unfinished projects. But four of his sculptures were never meant to be completed. The Bearded Slave, the Atlas Slave, the Awakening Slave, and the Young Slave [see photo], though they appear unfinished, are just as Michelangelo intended them to be. The artist wanted to show what it might feel like to be forever enslaved. 
Rather than sculpting figures in chains, Michelangelo made figures stuck in the very marble out of which they are carved. Bodies emerge from the stone, but not completely. Muscles flex, but the figures are never able to free themselves. 

If any reader has taken the time to take in the OBD author’s word-picture image and heard the linked song by Michael English, I really don’t need to write much here in further explanation, do I?

But we do see that even the Apostle Paul, when he was a mature Christian, had struggles with His own sin nature [see Romans 7]. However, he came to KNOW that He didn’t have to look back at being mired in sin as with the Michelangelo image of the “Young Slave [in the photo]. No, he could (as we can) look forward to being reshaped and completed into the image of our Savior (see the Philippians passages above).

God, the Master Sculpture, will, if we surrender to His hands, mold us into the image of King Jesus, … freed from being mired in hard marble of our sin nature.

My Prayer Today: Abba Father, … Lord, … Your hands are making me over into my Savior’s image. ... HALLELUJAH!!! … Amen

Blogger Note:  Everyday during this year, my daily devotional blogs are influenced by the reading and study of the online devotional blog entitled Our Daily Bread, distributed online via email by RBC Ministries.  If you GO TO THIS LINK on the date of my blog, you can read/study the ODB blogs; or you can subscribe to the blog via email at that site.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017 … Ways to Pray

Berry Patch Devotions in 2017 - Day 176 

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a YouTube video of images and lyrics from Jaci Velasquexz singing… On My Knees … poignantly singing of the of the place we all should be on a daily basis to let the power of God work thru us.


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Highlight Verse[s]: James 5:16 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK … 
16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. 
… So, why do we hesitate to pray?
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Highlight Passage [context]: James 5:13-18 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
… God unleashes His power thru humble prayer.
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Reference Passage #1 [NKJV] : … Philippians 4:6-7 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK ...
… And to dampen or avoid the stresses of life, … PRAY!!!

Reference Passage #2 [NKJV] : … 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18 [NLT] … 
16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus 
 … Prayer should be a continual attitude of surrender and seeking involving our relationship with Christ.

My Devotional Journal: Today's ODB author, Anne Cetas, used a clever word-picture to help Christians organize their prayers. The ODB author wrote: Prayer is a conversation with God, not a formula. Yet sometimes we might need to use a “method” to freshen up our prayer time. We can pray the Psalms or other Scriptures (such as The Lord’s Prayer), or use the ACTS method (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication). 
But I recently came across this “Five-Finger Prayer” to use as a guide when praying for others [see photo]: 
… When you fold your hands, the thumb is nearest you. So begin by praying for those closest to you—your loved ones (Phil. 1:3–5). 
… The index finger is the pointer. Pray for those who teach—Bible teachers and preachers, and those who teach children (1 Thess. 5:25). 
… The next finger is the tallest. It reminds you to pray for those in authority over you—national and local leaders, and your supervisor at work (1 Tim. 2:1–2). 
… The fourth finger is usually the weakest. Pray for those who are in trouble or who are suffering (James 5:13–16) 
 … Then comes your little finger. It reminds you of your smallness in relation to God’s greatness. Ask Him to supply your needs (Phil. 4:6, 19). 
But whatever method you use, just talk with your Father. He wants to hear what’s on your heart. 

I think all mature Christians realize and recognize that a disciplined/daily attitude of prayer is necessary for all born-again believers (see 1Thess.5:17). The early church fathers (in the Scriptures above) exhorted Christians to take ALL things to God ALL THE TIME. And the ODB author today presents a clever tool to help us do that.

 The question is WILL WE? … NO, … the real question is JUST HOW MUCH DO WE DESIRE TO TAP INTO GOD’S POWER? … I’ll leave it to you to let my thoughts today, as well as ODB, motivate and direct you in your prayer life.

My Prayer Today: Abba Father, … Lord, … Every day - as today - I come to you on my knees, as the song today sings, with my “ACTS” of prayer. … Amen

Blogger Note:  Everyday during this year, my daily devotional blogs are influenced by the reading and study of the online devotional blog entitled Our Daily Bread, distributed online via email by RBC Ministries.  If you GO TO THIS LINK on the date of my blog, you can read/study the ODB blogs; or you can subscribe to the blog via email at that site.

Monday, June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017 ... Oh yes ... It's Really Good

Berry Patch Devotions in 2017 - Day 177 

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a YouTube video of images of lyrics from Brian Doerkson singing… Creation Calls … poignantly singing of the glory God created for His creations’s peak creation, mankind. … And THEN TO THIS LINK to hear Gordon Mote singing his song, Don’t Let Me Miss the Glory declaring how we need to look around and see the glory God has created for us.


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Highlight Verse[s]: Genesis 1:31 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK … 
31 Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! 
… God declares His creation as REALLY GOOD!!
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Highlight Passage [context]: Genesis 1:24-31 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
… The declaration of God’s creation, … created just for God’s crowning glory … mankind. 
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Reference Passage #1 [NKJV] : … Psalm 19:1 [NLT] … 
1 The heavens proclaim the glory of God; and the skies display His craftsmanship. 
… Just look around and see what God created for us!! Let’s not miss His glory.

Reference Passage #2 [NKJV] : … John 1:1-3 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
… And our Creator, God, made it all for us!

My Devotional Journal: Today's ODB author, Alyson Kieda, referred to images all around us to illustrate how God’s greatness is declared in His creation. The ODB author wrote: Some days seem to have a theme running through them. Recently I had one of those days. Our pastor began his sermon on Genesis 1 with two minutes of breathtaking, time-lapse photography of blossoming flowers. Then, at home, a scroll through social media revealed numerous posts of flowers. Later on a walk in the woods, the wildflowers of spring surrounded us—trilliums, marsh marigolds, and wild iris. [see the attached photo] 

With all the ugliness we see on the evening news; and the physical pollution which can surround us at times, we can so often miss God’s BIG PICTURE; and that can be seen when we take the time, as the OBD author depicted or the two songs linked today declare, … that we can look around us, … in the beauty of wildflowers [see photo] … or in the crashing waves on the shoreline, … or, most certainly, in the birth of a baby; and we can see the glory of what God created just for us. And my friends it is as God declared [in today’s highlight passages] … VERY GOOD! … Yes; … it’s REALLY GOOD!!

So, .. how about we all stop and look around us today and consciously see the glory of our God; and then thank Him for His creation.

My Prayer Today: Abba Father, … Lord, … Thank You for the beauty and glory of what You created … just for me! … Amen

Blogger Note:  Everyday during this year, my daily devotional blogs are influenced by the reading and study of the online devotional blog entitled Our Daily Bread, distributed online via email by RBC Ministries.  If you GO TO THIS LINK on the date of my blog, you can read/study the ODB blogs; or you can subscribe to the blog via email at that site.

June 25, 2017 … Passing On God’s Word

Berry Patch Devotions in 2017 - Day 176 

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a YouTube video of Laura Story singing… Every Word You Breathe … poignantly singing of the power of Gods’ word to shape our lives; … and … THEN TO THIS LINK where Phillips, Craig, and Dean sing I Want To Be Just Like You declaring the must for parents to live out the faith we glean from God’s word as a Holy example of God’s truth for our children.


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Highlight Verse[s]: Deuteronomy 6:6-7 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK … 
6 And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. … Jesus, THE LORD, served His Disciples by washing their feet. 
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Highlight Passage [context]: Deuteronomy 6:1-9 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
… God instructs His chosen ones to pass along His word to the future generations.
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Reference Passage #1 [NKJV] : … Psalm 119:9-11 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
… God’s instruction in song to saturate one’s mind with God’s truth.

Reference Passage #2 [NKJV] : … Isaiah 55:11 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
… God’s word will always have power when it’s used for His purposes in one’s life.

My Devotional Journal: Today's ODB author, Xochiti Dixon, told a story of church leaders mimicking Jesus washing the feet of His 12 Disciples at the Last Supper. The ODB author wrote: When our son Xavier was a toddler, we took a family trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. As we entered the building, I pointed to a large sculpture suspended from the ceiling. “Look. A humpback whale.” Xavier’s eyes widened. “Enormous,” he said. 
My husband turned to me. “How does he know that word?” “He must have heard us say it.” I shrugged, amazed that our toddler had soaked up vocabulary we’d never intentionally taught him.

Kids were designed by God to be like a sponge when it comes to absorbing His will thru His word; and God, thru Moses [in the highlight passage], charged parents to make sure they soaked their kids in His truth at every opportunity. And He did this because, thru the legacy of parenting, God would pass along the truth of Isaiah 55:11 and Psalm 119:9, 11 [PLEASE meditate on these words!] as our Godly legacy to our children.

In other words, we set up the next generation for spiritual success if we make sure their minds and hearts are saturated with God’s truth from His word [also - on your own - take in Joshua 1:8].

So, we need to ask if. FIRST, we have done all we can to soak our own minds in God’s word; and then, if we, as parents, are we doing all we can to make sure God’s power, thru His word, is being passed along to the young minds of our next generation, … our legacy … and the future of God’s family?

My Prayer Today: Abba Father, … Lord, … Thank You for a mentor who drove me to soak completely in Your word which shaped me in Your truth. … Amen

Blogger Note:  Everyday during this year, my daily devotional blogs are influenced by the reading and study of the online devotional blog entitled Our Daily Bread, distributed online via email by RBC Ministries.  If you GO TO THIS LINK on the date of my blog, you can read/study the ODB blogs; or you can subscribe to the blog via email at that site.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

June 24, 2017 … Our Servant King

Berry Patch Devotions in 2017 - Day 175 

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a YouTube video of images from a depiction of Jesus washing the feet of His disciples at … The Last Supper … poignantly displaying Jesus showing the essence of servant Kingship, where He, their Lord, was willing to serve His servants.



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Highlight Verse[s]: John 13:4-5 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK … 
4 So He got up from the table, took off His robe, wrapped a towel around His waist, 5 and poured water into a basin. Then He began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel He had around Him. 
… Jesus, THE LORD, served His Disciples by washing their feet.
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Highlight Passage [context]: John 13:3-27 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
… King Jesus washed the feet of His inner 12 Disciples to show the servanthood of leadership. 
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Reference Passage #1 [NKJV] : … Mark 10:42-45 [NLT] … 
42 So Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 43 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 
… Jesus explains that He, King Jesus, came into the world to serve … not to be served.

My Devotional Journal: Today's ODB author, Dave Branon, told a story of church leaders mimicking Jesus washing the feet of His 12 Disciples at the Last Supper. The ODB author wrote: It was time for our church to commission a new group of leaders. To symbolize their roles as servant-leaders, the church elders participated in a memorable foot-washing ceremony. Each of the leaders—including the pastor—washed each other’s feet as the congregation observed them. 
What they did that day was modeled for us by Jesus Christ, as recorded in John 13. In that incident, which happened at what is called the Last Supper, … 

But do we, as Jesus’ disciples today really get it? His inner twelve didn’t. You can see how perplexed they were in the YouTube depiction of that Last Supper foot-washing scenario. If this man is the God-man, … if He is our Messiah, … if he is KING JESUS, … why would He want to wash our feet?!

But that’s what servant leadership is all about, isn’t it; … the willingness to serve others rather than relent to our human nature and try to control them, … especially when we’re suppose to lead them? 

I’m going to pray today that I become more of a servant leader in any role of leadership I have in our world, … as a husband, … as a father, … perhaps as a church/ministry leader.

If we’re leaders, … as Jesus was, … let us first be servants of those we're called to lead.

My Prayer Today: Abba Father, … Lord, … In my roles as husband, church elder, and ministry leader, let me serve others as You have served me. … Amen

Blogger Note:  Everyday during this year, my daily devotional blogs are influenced by the reading and study of the online devotional blog entitled Our Daily Bread, distributed online via email by RBC Ministries.  If you GO TO THIS LINK on the date of my blog, you can read/study the ODB blogs; or you can subscribe to the blog via email at that site.

Friday, June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017 … In Harmony

Berry Patch Devotions in 2017 - Day 174 

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a YouTube video of images and lyrics from the group Casting Crowns singing … If We Are The Body … poignantly singing of our need, as the Body of Christ, to reach out to serve our Lord TOGETHER in harmony.


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Highlight Verse[s]: 1st Corinthians 12:5-6 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK … 
5 There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. 6 God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. 
… God, thru the Apostle, calls His body to work TOGETHER in harmony.
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Highlight Passage [context]: 1st Corinthians 12:3-8 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
… According to Paul’s admonition we, the family of Go, are His Body; and we are to work together in harmony for His glory.
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Reference Passage #1 [NKJV] : … Ephesians 4:11-12 [NLT] … 
11 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. 
… God’s BODY must work TOGETHER in HARMONY to do His work on earth.

Reference Passage #2 [NKJV] : … 1st Peter 4:10 [NLT] … 
10 God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 
… Peter joins God’s chorus of Apostolic teachers preaching unity within Christ’s Body to use our individual gifts TOGETHER in harmon to serve the Lord.

My Devotional Journal: Today's ODB author, David McCasland, used the word picture of a children’s orchestra to illustrate the need for the Body of Christ to be working TOGETHER for His glory. The ODB author wrote: During our granddaughter’s school band concert [see photo], I was impressed by how well this group of 11- and 12-year-olds played together. If each of them had wanted to be a solo performer, they could not have achieved individually what the band did collectively. The woodwinds, brass, and percussion sections all played their parts and the result was beautiful music! 

I really liked one statement the ODB author stated today. He wrote, … “There are no soloists in God’s orchestra.”  And the author should be right, according to God’s word above, should he not? The question is … in God’s orchestra, are we, His Body, playing our best, in harmony, for Him?

Yes, all Christians are given individual gifts/talents; but as the Scriptures above attest, we are to use them as ONE BODY, working TOGETHER for God’s glory. Today, writing this journal entry, I’m doing my best to serve my Lord with my gifts of teaching and exhortation. Perhaps you have other gifts/talents, … maybe service, or hospitality, or giving. But whatever our gifts, … whatever our individual talents, … Christ is our orchestra leader; and we are to come together to play in harmony for Him.

So, let’s play our instruments today … TOGETHER … in the harmony of God’s grace to loudly proclaim His glory.

My Prayer Today: Abba Father, … Lord, … May I use my gifts for You in Your Body today, tomorrow, and always. … Amen

Blogger Note:  Everyday during this year, my daily devotional blogs are influenced by the reading and study of the online devotional blog entitled Our Daily Bread, distributed online via email by RBC Ministries.  If you GO TO THIS LINK on the date of my blog, you can read/study the ODB blogs; or you can subscribe to the blog via email at that site.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017 … Where To Find God’s Peace

Berry Patch Devotions in 2017 - Day 173 

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a YouTube video of images and lyrics from Steven Curtis Chapman singing … Be Still and Know … poignantly singing of our need, in this confusing world, to seek God’s presence in the quite places of our lives.


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Highlight Verse[s]: Habakkuk 2:1, 2:20 [NKJV} … USE THIS LINK
… Habakkuk finds God by getting alone and listening for him.
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Highlight Passage [context]: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-3, 2:20, 3:17-19[NKJV] … USE THIS LINK
… The confused Prophet, Habakkuk, seeks God’s presence/power; and God leads him to the truth in the silence of His presence.
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Reference Passage #1 [NKJV] : … Joshua 1:5 [NLT] … 
5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 
… Since God will never leave us, as Christians, we just need to find a place/time to be with Him and seek His power.

Reference Passage #2 [NKJV] : … Psalm 46:10 [NLT] … 
10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! 
… God’s proclamation of His power … ALWAYS; … but we must be still to realize His presence.

Reference Passage #3 [NKJV] : … Isaiah 26:3 [NLT] … 
3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
 … When we’re troubled, the best place to find God’s peace is in a quiet place where we can focus on God’s presence.

My Devotional Journal: Today's ODB author, Tim Gustafson, used the story of the confused Prophet, Habakkuk, to teach on how we need to seek God’s presence and power in the quiet places of life. The ODB author wrote: We welcome God’s judgment of others, but there’s a pivot point in Habakkuk that gives us pause: “The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him” (2:20). All the earth. The oppressed along with oppressors. Sometimes the appropriate response to God’s seeming silence is . . . silence! Why silence? Because we easily overlook our own spiritual poverty. Silence allows us to recognize our sinfulness in the presence of a holy God. 

The journal of the so-called “minor Prophet” Habakkuk is one of my favorites OT books, … probably because I so easily identify with the confused believer, who came to God in a moment where he felt distanced from the God he believed was not being the God of the prophet’s faith. And to seek God’s presence, Habakkuk went to a quiet place (see Hab. 2:1 and found God’s peace/joy in that quiet place (see finally Hab. 3:17-19).

In these harried times in which we live, Satan has fashioned a world where the flow of information and the power of technology have gotten in the way of the simple strategy (i.e., discipline) of getting ALONE and seeking God’s presence … in order to be reminded of the power we have in our relationship with Him. As Stephen Curtis Chapman sings and one of God’s psalmists wrote, we need to “… be still,” and know that God is God.

And that’s why you find me in this quiet place EVERY MORNING, doing what Isaiah proclaimed inIs. 26:3, … escaping the confusion of the world and focusing on God’s presence, which He promises will never leave me (see, Joshua 1:5 and also repeated in Heb. 13:5).

 So, I exhort any reader here who needs to find God’s presence and seek His power, to get alone DAILY with our Lord in a quiet place, and experience the peace and joy, which Habakkuk found in the midst of the world’s trials.

My Prayer Today: Abba Father, … Lord, … Thank You for You for being here with me in this quiet place; and I revel in the quiet joy of Your presence. … Amen

Blogger Note:  Everyday during this year, my daily devotional blogs are influenced by the reading and study of the online devotional blog entitled Our Daily Bread, distributed online via email by RBC Ministries.  If you GO TO THIS LINK on the date of my blog, you can read/study the ODB blogs; or you can subscribe to the blog via email at that site.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017 … Broken Together

Berry Patch Devotions in 2017 - Day 172 

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a YouTube video of images and lyrics from the group Casting Crowns singing … Broken Together … poignantly singing of the reality that we’re all broken and we just need to be BROKEN TOGETHER.


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Highlight Verse[s]: 2nd Corinthians 1:7 [NKJV} … 
7 And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation. 
… Suffering together gives glory to our Lord.
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Highlight Passage [context]: 2nd Corinthians 1:3-11 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK
… The Apostle Paul exhorts Christians to take comfort in our suffering; because when it is for God, it is for His glory.
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Reference Passage #1 [NKJV] : … Romans 8:37-39 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
… No suffering in His Name can separate us from the love of God.

Reference Passage #2 [NKJV] : … Philippians 2:3-4 [NLT] … 
3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. 
 … Paul exhorts us all to be BROKEN TOGETHER.

My Devotional Journal: Today's ODB author, Xochiti Dixon, uses the word picture of broken pottery restored to be used for God’s glory. The ODB author wrote: A friend mailed me some of her homemade pottery. Upon opening the box, I discovered the precious items had been damaged during their journey. One of the cups had shattered into a few large pieces, a jumble of shards, and clumps of clay dust. After my husband glued the broken mess back together, I displayed the beautifully blemished cup on a shelf. 
Like that pieced-together pottery, I have scars that prove I can still stand strong after the difficult times God’s brought me through. That cup of comfort reminds me that sharing how the Lord has worked in and through my life can help others during their times of suffering. 

We’re all broken pottery, aren’t we [see photo]? And this ODB entry today reminded me of a time in my marriage when my brokenness, … I.e., infidelity and sexual sin, … was revealed to my wife; and we had to learn how togetherness, involving openness, honesty, and accountability, was the only way to be as the linked song reveals … to be BROKEN TOGETHER. And this past week we, having relied on God’s love and grace, just celebrated our 52 year of marriage, experiencing God’s love and His grace to restore our brokenness - TOGETHER … with Him.

And we, as Christians, are called TOGETHER, in the bonds of covenant with our Bridegroom, Christ - our King, to share and comfort one another thru all the trials and brokenness which is our life and world; and we do so to glorify the One who is mending us - all the broken pieces - into a cup which can serve Him forever in glory.

My Prayer Today: Abba Father, … Lord, … Thank You for Your redeeming grace which mends is to work TOGETHER as Your children to serve and glorify You as our Redeemer, King Jesus. … Amen

Blogger Note:  Everyday during this year, my daily devotional blogs are influenced by the reading and study of the online devotional blog entitled Our Daily Bread, distributed online via email by RBC Ministries.  If you GO TO THIS LINK on the date of my blog, you can read/study the ODB blogs; or you can subscribe to the blog via email at that site.