Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 248
Devotional Song: Go to this link … Please take the time to see a video of Phillips, Craig, and Dean singing… Your Grace Still Amazes Me, reminding us just how far God’s grace extends - to FOREVER!!
Highlight Passage: James 4: 13-14 [NKJV} … God’s grace is a forever deal!! …
13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
Highlight Context - NKJV: James 4: 11-17 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK …
Reference Passage #1: John 3: 16 … [NKJV] … I”m sure you know this FOREVER AND EVER passage … And the truth of Jesus’ declaration here is so simple … but yet so amazing … that it is almost incomprehensible to the human mind.
Reference Passage #2: Romans 10: 9-13 … [NKJV] ... GO TO THIS LINK … God’s promise of His forever deal of salvation ; and what a deal it is!! …
My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by Bill Crowder, reminds his readers (that’s me!) of an old phrase most of us have probably used - ”This too shall pass!” - often used when we’re confronting some very unpleasant circumstances in life.
That passage could likely have come from the ODB highlight passage for today, written by the very practical brother of Jesus, … James, … which, in his letter, James, Chapter 4, Verse 14, is copied/linked above. This life truly is, as James writes, like a vapor, … here and gone; but then we Christians have the wondrous forever plan and promise of our Lord; … and we read of that promise in the reference passages above, which I hope all readers know - BY HEART - and believe to receive God’s deal of His amazing saving grace!!
John Newton wrote about it in His poem which became the more sung and copied song in history, … Amazing grace, … how sweet the sound, which saved a wretch like me. And that is certainly me, through and through.
I hope you know these promises; because they are the FOREVER & ALWAYS (see photo) promises from God of salvation. And if you believe - truly believe - in your heart of these promises, you already have God’s AMAZING GRACE … the deal of a life time.
It’s a deal I could not pass up! I pray you have grabbed on to it too!!
My Prayer for Today … Lord, thanks for the AMAZING GRACE of your forever deal … Your life for my eternity. … WHAT A DEAL!!! … Amen
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