Monday, July 07, 2014

July 7, 2014 … “Redeemed from the Pits”

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 188

Devotional Song: Go to this link  … Please go this video link to hear Phillips, Craig, and Dean singing He’ll Do Whatever It Takes, reminding us that God is willing to rescue all from whatever pit of sin we may have found ourselves. … And then USE THIS LINK  to view a video of Big Daddy Weave singing Redeemed proclaiming the redemption from our pits of sin which we can realize in our relationship with Christ.

Highlight Passage - NKJV - Luke 9: 6
 6 So they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere. 
Highlight Passage [Context] - Luke 9: 1-6 … Go to this link

Reference Passsage #1 … Genesis, Chapter 37 [NKJV] … Go to this ink

Reference Passsage #2 … Genesis, Chapter 50 [NKJV] … Go to this ink

My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional was entitled “From the Jaws of Death” and begins with a story of how a young lady rescued her father from a horrible accident, where she had to pull him out from under a collapsed vehicle and perform CPR, saving his life. Then the ODB went on to relate the greatest rescue story of all, … how Jesus has redeemed mankind with His wondrous and confounding death on the cross and His resurrection thereafter.

Yes, as Big Daddy Weave sings in the linked song above, we have been redeemed by Christ; and as Philips, Craig, and Dean sing, God will “Do Whatever It Takes” to save and redeem anyone who is willing to come to Him in faith, … sometimes, as he did with yours truly, pulling that one from the very pits of hell to do His miraculous works of redemption.

I love the story in the last 13 chapters of Genesis of how God saved Joseph from the pits of death to later use Joseph to save his own family [see the Chapters 37 & 50 of Genesis referenced above]. And I, very personally, have experienced such redemption, having been saved from the pits of habitual sexual sin and then later used by God to help extract many other men from those same pits of sin [see this story on the website for Battle Plan Ministry [go to this link].

 Praise God for His mission to save those, like you and me, who’re willing to be pulled from the pits of sin and death by faith in our Savior. And then, we, like the disciples referenced in the highlight passages of Luke 9: 1-6, must now go forward to be used of God to help pull others from their own pits of sin.

My Prayer for Today … Lord, having pulled us from the pits, help us to be agents of redemption for others. … Amen

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