Sunday, November 16, 2014

November 16, 2014 … The Director

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 320

Devotional Song: Go to this link  … Please take the time to take in the classic hymn, sung an anonymous acapella group, He Leadeth Me. … proclaiming the truth of a disciple’s life in Christ

Highlight Passage - NKJV Joshua 1: 7 … Where God says, “Go!” … we go!…
  7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 
Highlight Context #1 - Joshua 1: 1-9 [NKJV]USE THIS LINK …  … God is our Director … He knows the way; … we follow!

Reference Passage #1 … Joshua 21: 45 [NKJV] … The Director says, “Action!” … And we act …
  45 Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken. 

Reference Passage #2 … Proverbs 3: 5-6 [NKJV] … I’ll bet you know this one by heart … if not, look it up and meditate on its truth.

Reference Passage #3 … Luke 9: 23 [NKJV] … GO TO THIS LINK …   If you’ve followed my blogs, this is the most oft quoted passage in my journaling. … Jesus’ telling His followers where we must go in life

My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by Poh Fang Chia, used the classic story of Joshua (see Joshua 1: 1-9) when he had been commissioned by God to take Moses’ role of “leader of the pack” in order to take God’s people into the Promised Land. And Chia used the illustration of how an actor trusts his/her Director in the making of a movie. Not really knowing what the movie’s full scope is all about, the actor listens to what the Director calls for; and simply acts as he/she is directed.

 When a Stephen Spielberg is directing a movie [see attached photo], often the actors really don’t know how a scene or their action will fit into the final scope of the movie; but Spielberg knows. And he lays out the scene exactly as HE sees it, directing the actor to go this way, or do the scene exactly as Spielberg sees it. And in the end the movie is pieced together exactly as the Director has envisioned it.

 Joshua, really didn’t know where he was going to be going when he led God’s children across the Jordan into that land which they had scoped out as being dangerous and risky. But Joshua trusted God, as his faithful Director; and He followed God’s will exactly as God directed Him, primarily through His word; and we know the final story … HIS-story!

 I pray today that anyone reading here is following the Lord’s direction and being His faithful disciple, … just as the passages above lead us. For if God is our Director; and we follow Him faithfully, He will lead us to our Promised Land.

My Prayer for Today … Lord, You lead, … I follow!! Show me the way! Amen

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