Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2015 - Day 195
Devotional Song: … GO TO THIS LINK … Please once again take the time to once again take in a video of Steve Green singing People Need The Lord, Showing us the need for each of us, individually, to live up to Jesus’ charge … but then to think of how much more kingdom power we can have in witnessing TOGETHER.
Highlight Passage Matthew 8: 37-38 [NKJV] …
37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
… Our individual compassion has power; but the power of two of us is SO MUCH GREATER!!
Highlight Context - Matthew 9: 35-38 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK …
… Yes, there are so many who need the Lord’s touch.
Reference Passage #1 - Luke 9: 23 [NKJV] …
17 Then He said to His followers, … “If anyone would come after
me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. … “
… We follow Him individually … but with even more power when we follow Him TOGETHER.
Reference Passage #2 - Acts 1: 8 [NKJV] …
8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
… Each of us has HIS power to be HIS witness; but think of how much more power there is when WE witness.
Reference Passage #3 - Matthew 28: 18-20 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK … And He sent US - you and me - to go with HIS power - and make disciples!
Reference Passage #4 - Colossians 1: 24-29 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK
… God’s call to mutual discipleship, stewardship, and service …
My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread author, Philip Yancey, relates the power each of us has as witnesses to others of God’s love, His mercy, and His salvation; but when we join together as His body, the Church, our witnessing power is magnified exponentially.
Yes, we must go out into the world, individually, as His followers and His witnesses; but when we do that in the power of two or three, or many more, we magnify the Jesus light in the world; and others can see Him so much easier in the power of His love through the Church [see John 13: 34-35].
No more need be said to convict us of our task; because as Steve Green sings in the song linked above, “People Need the Lord!”
My Prayer Today: Oh Lord, … help me to join with others in Your Name to shine Your light more brightly together than we can individually. Amen
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