Friday, June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 … Forgotten Memories

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 171

Devotional Song: Go to this link  … Please go to this You Tube video link to hear Barbara Streisand singing the beautiful and pertinent song from the musical, Cats … Memory, reminding us that though the night falls with our memories … so dawns a new morning with God richly reminding us of His promises. … And THEN TO THIS LINK … to hear Chris Rice singing the classic hymn, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, reminding us of God’s promise in Lamentations 3: 22-23 [see below], something we should never forget.

Highlight Passage – NKJV: Psalms 103: 2 [NKJV] …  
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.
Highlight Passage #2 – NKJV: Psalms 103: 8 [NKJV] …
8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, … slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. 
Highlight Passage [Context] – NKJV: Psalms 103: 1-8 [NKJV] … Go to this link  

Reference Passages #1 Psalms 105 … Go to this link …  … God wants His people to remember Whom they serve …

Reference Passages #2 Exodus 34: 6-7 … … And the Lord reminds Moses Who He is  
6 And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, 7 keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.”

Reference Passages #3 Lamentations 3: 22-23 … And the weeping Prophet reminds us all of God’s faithfulness …  
22 Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness.

My Journal for Today: Traveling down the road of life (see attached photo), we do need to keep our eyes vigilantly fixed on the road ahead, knowing from our plans where we’re going. However, at the same time, we need to use our rear-view mirrors to know what is behind us. And often, is it not the truth, that knowing our past can help us travel forward?

And God wants us to remember Him, and what He has done for us, as we travel the road of life; and that is the subject matter of my Our Daily Bread devotional for today. And when I read it, I was taken – by my memories (as it were) – to go back and listen to one of my favorite songs from the musical, Cats, in this case with the lovely and lilting voice of Barbara Streisand (use the link above) singing “Memory.” And then – also from memory – I went back to hear Chris Rice sing the classic old hymn, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, another song which is pertinent to the ODB message today. I hope any reader here has taken the time to use the links I’ve provided to hear these songs.

And all of this reminds us that as we travel the road of life, God wants us to remember Who He is and Whom we serve. He wanted that of His children in the Old Testament (see the passages above); and it’s especially true of those of us who have the account, in the New Testament, of Him sending His Son to save us. And it’s when we remember all of this that we can move forward in life, knowing that our God is ALWAYS faithful and He will guide us down the road of life.

My Prayer for Today … Lord, I remember what You have done for me and I see You to lead me even today. … Amen

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