Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 318
Devotional Song: Go to this link … Please take the time to take in the classic hymn, sung by George Jones, Amazing Grace. … with the singer pleading the tribulation of his life and how God’s grace saved him anyway … And that is most certainly God’s faithfulness
Highlight Passage - NKJV Lamentations 3: 25 … Our God is ever faithful !! …
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him.
Highlight Context #1 - Lamentations 3: 1-6 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK …
Highlight Context #2 - Lamentations 3: 16-25 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK … No matter what our life holds … God is faithful
Reference Passage #1 … Luke 9: 23 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK … Again… Jesus’ telling His followers where we must go in life
Reference Passage #2 … Romans 8: 28 [NKJV] …
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. …
BUT … do we really believe it and live it?
My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by David McCasland, highlighted the life and times of the “weeping Prophet,” Jeremiah, who went through many trials and tribulations in his life, some personal and some in his association as a Prophet when Judah was over run and taken captive by the Babylonians. But as the Prophet declared in one of my favorite OT passages, “Great is Thy (God’s) faithfulness!!” [see the link above to meditate on Lamentations 3: 22-23].
And then to illustrate God’s truth, the ODB author made reference to the life of the more modern country & western singer, George Jones, who put himself through many toils and troubles by his own raucous living and addictions. Yet, late in his life, just as the weeping Prophet would declare, God was faithful to His promise; and George Jones, in his own woeful style, could sing the old classic, Amazing Grace about the truth that God was faithful and could save “a wretch” like George.
I don’t know about you readers here, but I am one who could sing about the woes of my early life as could George Jones or proclaim it in poetry as did the Prophet Jeremiah. But it is so comforting to know that God’s amazing grace and His faithfulness are there for me just as they are for anyone who will come to our God in faith.
My Prayer for Today … Lord, You are so faithful as my Savior. Amen
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