Monday, June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014 … Our God of Comebacks

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 181

Devotional Song: Go to this link  … Please go this video link to hear the group Phillips, Craig, and Dean singing He’ll Do Whatever It Takes, reminding Christians that we serve a God of 2nd chances, or 3rd, or 4th … or as many as it takes to fulfill His promise to reform us into the image of our Savior.

Highlight Passage – NKJV: 1st John 1: 9 [NKJV] …  
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Highlight Passage [Context] – NKJV: 1st John, Chapter 1 [NKJV] … Go to this link 

Reference Passages #1 Romans 8: 1 [NKJV] …  
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

 Reference Passages #2 Philippians 1: 6 …  
6 … being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; …

My Journal for Today: If you know you are a Christian, reading here with me, today’s Our Daily Bread [ODB] devotional entry challenges our faith in God’s forgiveness. The ODB for today tells of an American pro-football player who had career-threatening injuries twice; and both time Chad Pennington came back to win the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year award because of his courage to do what it takes to be rehabbed back to play NFL football again.

However, do you realize that any Christian can be God’s comeback player of life by simply coming to Him and humbly confessing of our sins. and genuinely repenting, to receive that saving grace that our Lord has waiting for anyone who comes to Him seeking His forgiveness? My friend, that’s the promise of today’s highlight passage - 1st John 1: 9. But the ODB question today is … Do we really believe that our Lord was the comeback player of all time, dying on that cross and being raised again, defeating death, and showing us all that ANYONE can come to Him in faith and repentance and be cleansed and remade and to live with Him forever in Heaven?

Do we get it? … Do we believe it? … Do we live it?

My Prayer for Today … Lord, I’m forever remade in Your image. … Amen

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