Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 222
Devotional Song: … GO TO THIS LINK … Please go this video link to hear group, Hillsong, singing Holy Holy Holy, reminding all who love God just how much more He, in His holiness, love us
Highlight Passage - Revelations 4: 8 [NKJV] …
1 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they did not rest day or night, saying: … “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!”
Highlight Passage [Context] - Revelations, Chapter 4 [NKJV] … Go to this ink
Reference Passage #1 … Matthew 6: 14-16 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK
My Journal for Today: In this morning’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, the author, Julie Ackerman Link, makes reference to a common cliché when discussing a rather perplexing scene in the Apostle John’s intricate vision in Revelation, Chapter 4, linked above. The vision was of six-winged angels, covered with eyes, surrounding God and continually singing, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty!”
The cliché was “time flies when you’re having fun;” and it was helpful to the author to help her interpret how these angels, for time eternal, only had the responsibility of lauding God’s holiness. Ms. Link reports, and I agree, that it was obvious that these angels were completely fulfilled and gratified to merely proclaim what they witnessed with all their eyes (see Rev. 4: 8).
And I think we can actually empathize with them. … Doesn’t time seem to fly by when we’re doing something gratifying or enriching? How many times have grandparents reported how fast time seems to have flown by as their grandkids were growing up?
The author, Ms. Link, asks, “Is it boring to say the same words over and over when you’re in the presence of one you love?” Of course not; and she points out that it’s never boring or tiresome when we’re doing something we were designed or gifted to do; and especially when we know that it’s what God has intended for us to do in His will. … So, this raises the application question, … ”Are we doing what God has purposed for us to do; and is what we’re doing causing the time to fly by with purpose and power?” And secondly, are we doing what our Lord commanded all disciples to do in shining His light of holiness and love wherever we go? If so, time will fly by and we’ll never be bored of feel purposelessness.
I’ll let you deal with that one just as I am this morning as I write this.
My Prayer for Today … Lord, I’m excited, with purpose and direction, to be doing EXACTLY what You have purposed for me to do in my life; and for that I say, “Holy, Holy, Holy and HALLELUJAH!” ... Amen
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