Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2015 - Day 12
Devotional Song: ... Go to this link … Please take the time to take in a video of the lyrics of the powerful song, Redeemed, … where Big Daddy Weave sings the powerful truth of our redemption in Christ; … and THEN ON TO THIS LINK to hear Steve Green sing, People Need The Lord to remind us all that we need to tell our redemption story to a lost and dying generation.
Highlight Passage #1 Colossians 1: 13-14, 21-22 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK …
And here is the story that all true, born-again Christians can/must tell to a dark world
Highlight Context - Colossians 1: 13-23 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK … Paul’s story of redemption led him to write these truths to other Christians of their redemption in Christ
Reference Passage #1 - John 15: 5-7 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK … Jesus tells of the fruitfulness which comes from His redeeming grace.
Reference Passage #2 - Ephesians 1: 7 [NKJV] …
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace …
Paul’s story and mine too [see attached photo] !!!
My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by Randy Kilgore, relates the story of Lew Wallace, the great Civil War General, who became Governor of the New Mexico Territory right after the Civil War. And General Wallace, inspired by the lost culture of the “wild west” in those days wrote his famous book, Ben Hur - A Tale of The Christ, which was called the most influential book of the 19th Century in America. Wallace believed that the story of the Christ redeeming the world was THE STORY to cure the social ills of any generation.
Today, this ODB entry by Randy Kilgore reminds me that all Christians have a story of redemption, … a story of light to share with any darkened generation, … a story of The Christ, which is far more personal and powerful than even the great redemption story related by General Lew Wallace. My story is a story for the ages, … just as is your story of being REDEEMED, … as Big Daddy Weave sings in the linked song above.
Whom will we encounter today who needs to hear our story of being redeemed and renewed by the blood of Christ?
My Prayer for Today … O Lord, … Give me an opportunity to share my story with someone who needs to hear Your story. … Amen
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