Saturday, July 05, 2014

July 5, 2014 … Marks On the Door

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 186

Devotional Song: Go to this link  … Please go this video link to hear Queen Latifah singing Fix Me Jesus, reminding us that we Christians desperately need to go into God’s growth chart … His way and in His timing.

Highlight Passage - NKJV - 2nd Peter 3: 17-18
  17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
Highlight Passage [Context] - 2nd Peter 3: 10-18 … Go to this link

Reference Passsage #1 … Proverbs 22: 6 [NKJV]
 6  Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Reference Passsage #2 … Philippians 1: 6 [NKJV]
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; …

Reference Passsage #3 … 2nd Peter 1: 2-11 [NKJV] … Go to this ink

My Journal for Today: If you have children or grandkids, it is so joyful - though maybe sometimes painful to watch them grow. And when our girls were growing up, we had them stand next to a door post, marking their height (see attached photo) with a date to measure their physical growth.

But over the years it was not as clear and “markable” to measure the spiritual growth of our daughters, though we could see it in their learning and behavior. We did our best as parents to live up to the Prov. 22: 6 admonition to Christian parents; and though there were times of challenged growth along the way, today we see our girls as fully grown, mature Christians, raising their own kids and marking their growth on their own doorpost.

And now we see kids and grandkids, and us as well, growing up and seeking the realization of what God has promised in Paul’s writing of Phil. 1: 6 and Peter’s further exhortation in 2nd Peter 1: 2-11. And I pray that all of us realize that we can grow more in Christlikeness day by day by day. And as it is today and most days, it is my prayer that I do just that and we help our kids and grandkids to do so as well.

My Prayer for Today … Lord, help me to grow to be more like you tomorrow than I am today; and more today than I was yesterday. … Amen

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