Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 316
Devotional Song: Go to this link … Please take the time to take in the poignant song, sung by Don Moen and a praise chorus, God Will Make A Way. … His way, not necessarily our way …
Highlight Passage - NKJV Isaiah 40: 26 … God is God and we are not!! …
26 Lift up your eyes on high,
And see Who has created these things,
Who brings out their host by number;
He calls them all by name,
By the greatness of His might
And the strength of His power;
Not one is missing.
Highlight Context #1 - Isaiah 40: 21-31 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK … … God’s perspective on His creation - including for His sovereignty over our lives
Highlight Context #2 - Isaiah 40: 22 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK … …What we see in life is often very limited … God sees it all !!
Reference Passage #1 … Psalms 139 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK … Even in our mother’s womb, God was creating HIS masterpiece in us
Reference Passage #2 … Isaiah 55: 8-9 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK … Quite often we just don’t see the same world which God sees His creation or circumstances
Reference Passage #3 … 1st Corinthians 3: 9 [NKJV] … God has the master plan, … we are his workers …
9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.
Reference Passage #4 … Romans 8: 28 [NKJV] … In faith we know that God is in control; and HE is the master builder. Only HE has the master plan …
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Reference Passage #5 … Philippians 1: 6 [NKJV] … God is working out HIS plan for completion in all who are His …
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; …
My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by Julie Ackerman Link, used an interesting illustration to remind us of God’s sovereignty in our lives. In her illustration, Link writes …
"What started as an empty 11-acre field in Belfast, Northern Ireland, ended up as the largest land portrait in the British Isles. Wish, by artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. It is made from 30,000 wooden pegs, 2,000 tons of soil, 2,000 tons of sand, and miscellaneous items such as grass, stones, and string. … At the beginning, only the artist knew what the final artwork was going to look like. He hired workers and recruited volunteers to haul materials and move them into place. As they worked, they saw little indication that something amazing was about to emerge. But it did. From the ground, it doesn’t look like much. But from above, viewers see a huge portrait—the smiling face of a little girl."
You can see a photo of the portrait taken from above the 11 acre portrait in the attached photo; and it illustrates that we often have a very different view on life than does the creator of life, … our God. How often do we lose the faith perspective that GOD IS GOD AND WE ARE NOT. Yes, God sees all in our lives from HIS VIEWPOINT; and always His view is from the perspective of the artist Who can see every detail of what HE is doing to create HIS finished work in and through our lives. And if we take in the truths in the passages referenced above, we need to remember - IN FAITH - that God is doing His own masterpiece in our lives.
We may not see it; … but HE does!!!
My Prayer for Today … Lord, in faith I yield to Your work in my life. Amen
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