Saturday, August 16, 2014

August 16, 2014 … Living Billboards

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 228

August 16, 20147 … Follow the Leader Devotional Song: … GO TO THIS LINK … Please go this video link to hear Chris Rice singing the classic song of faith and witness Go Light Your World, proclaiming the need for all Christians to be living/walking billboards, proclaiming our faith with all we say and do as we walk through life.

Highlight Passage - 2nd Corinthians 5: 17; … 20a [NKJV] … The angel to the women at the tomb … 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. … 20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, … 
Highlight Passage [Context] - 2nd Corinthians 5: 16-21 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK 

Reference Passage #1 - Matthew 5: 14-16 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK for Jesus’ call for His disciples to shine His light …

Reference Passage #2 - Acts 1: 7-8 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK for Jesus’ call for His disciples to be His witnesses …

My Journal for Today: In this morning’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, the author, C.P. Hia, relates a story of an Air Force pilot shot down and imprisoned during the Viet Nam conflict. And even though he was submitted to horrible tortures during his imprisonment, when he because a State Department official many years later, he went back to Viet Nam to become a living “billboard” of forgiveness and reconciliation. And that’s a picture of what we as transformed, born-again Christians need to be to fulfill our calling by Christ to be His lights in this ever darkening world as well as witnesses to God’s love and mercy when so much of the world is so unforgiving and hate-filled.

 And I personally know of this calling, having become a “poster-boy” for the highlight passage which was penned by the Apostle Paul to the church in Corinth and for us, by extension. God took me from being a poster-boy for sinful living and transformed me into an ordained minister of His Gospel.

So, take in what Paul wrote in 2nd Cor. 5: 17, … 20, copied/linked above; and let’s all ask ourselves are we living/walking “billboards,” declaring the love and mercy of God by how we live and move and have our being in this world.  Or are we walking billboards for Satan and the world. It's our choice.

My Prayer for Today … Lord, help me to become a lving/walking billboard, declaring Your love for all to experience in me. ... Amen

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