Friday, February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 … Walking the walk of faith!

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2015 - Day 58

Devotional Song: ... Go to this link  … Please take the time to take in a video of the Maranatha Singers singing their poignant worship hymn … The Steadfast Love of the Lord; … declaring the reality that God’s mercies are new every morning. … Yes, great is the faithfulness of our Lord.

Highlight Passage Daniel 6: 10 [NKJV] … 
10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days. 
Highlight Context - Daniel 6: 1-10 [NKJV]USE THIS LINK …  …

Reference Passage #1 - Proverbs 3: 5-6 [NKJV]
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways, follow Him and He will direct your path. 
… The prayer of Jeremiah - emphasis added!

Reference Passage #2 - Lamentations 3: 22-23 [NKJV]
22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed. 23 They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness [O Lord]
… The prayer of Jeremiah - emphasis added!

My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by David C McCasland, took his readers (me included) to the powerful true story of the consistent faith walk of the Prophet Daniel. Walking the walk of faith for over 80 years of service to God and steadfast faith in His Lord, Daniel witnessed to three regimes of rulers. And in the highlight passage from Daniel, Chapter 6 [linked above], in the later years of Daniel’s walk in Babylon, we read of Daniel being put in the lion’s den because of an unjust plot against Daniel’s faith. But as we know from this wonderful story, God protected and delivered the steadfast Daniel from the clutches of death.

 And isn’t that what the steadfast love of God has done for us in King Jesus’ deliverance from the clutches of sure death to eternal life (I’m sure many are thinking of John 3: 16 right now). But also meditate on the Old Testament passages above from Prov. 3: 5-6 and Lam. 3: 22-23, which clearly declare God’s steadfast love and mercies to those who trust in Him, mercies that never cease and are new every morning.

 Today, I’m bolstered to “walk-the-walk” of faith and live in Christ’s ever faithful love for me. … HOW ABOUT YOU?

My Prayer for Today O Lord, … Your mercies are new every morning and Your faithfulness is forever. I rest in You!! … Amen

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