Saturday, May 03, 2014

May 3, 2014 … Life Changer

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 123

Devotional SongGo to this link …  Please go this video link to hear Big Daddy Weave singing, Redeemed, reminding all Christians that we are redeemed by the blood of Christ; and as does Big Daddy, we need to proclaim that reality to witness for our Lord. Our lives have been changed forever in Christ. Tell someone about it!

Highlight Passage : Psalms 107: 1-2 [NKJV] …  
1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, …
Highlight Passage : Psalms 107: 1-2 [NLT] …  
1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. 2 Has the LORD redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has saved you from your enemies.
Highlight Passage [Context] #1 – NKJV: Psalms 107 [NKJV] … Go to this link

Reference Passage #1 : Acts 1: 8 [NKJV] … Jesus as He ascended into heaven after the resurrection commands believers  
8 … But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Reference Passages #2: 2nd Corinthians 5: 18-21 [NKJV] … Go to this link …   God has given all Christians a ministry of reconciliation and we are to be His ambassadors, trumpeting that truth to the world

My Journal for Today: In my Our Daily Bread devotional for today, the author tells the story of how, when Steve Jobs, the visionary creator of Apple computers died, there were millions of testimonies, which were published online and elsewhere, about how this man and his company changed the lives of these witnesses. And the question this raises about our Christian lives is … WHY aren’t we, whose lives have been so drastically changed by Christ, out there proclaiming that transformation to the world … everyday?!!

The Psalmist in Psalm 107, verses 1-2 [copied and linked above] proclaims that all believers in the One True God, Who has created all and has given life to us all, should be out there telling that story to all. Jesus even commanded His disciples to be His witnesses as He ascended into Heaven after His resurrection (see Acts 1: 8).

Psalm 107: 2 … ”Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!”

Personally, I’m here today to declare that, as pictured in the attached photo, I’m one of those whom Jesus has redeemed and my faith in this redemption by His blood on the cross has set me free from my past chains of sin. Will you join me today in declaring our redemption in Christ to any/all who will listen?

My Prayer for Today … Lord, You freed me from my chains. Please give the opportunities to share that with others today and tomorrow.… 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 [TGIF], distributed online via email by RBC Ministries. If you GO TO THIS LINK  on the date of my blog, you’ll find a link to read the Our Daily Bread blogs; or you can subscribe to the blog via email at that site.

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