Friday, July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015 … The Tears of a Teen

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2015 - Day 198

Devotional Song: … GO TO THIS LINK  … Please once again take the time to once again take in a video of the Steve Green singing People Need The Lord, lovingly declaring the need we see everyday looking in the eyes of lost souls who pass our way daily.

Highlight Passage Romans 9: 1-2 [NKJV] … 
1 I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit, 2 that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. 
… Paul expressed his grief for his lost countrymen.
Highlight Context - Romans 9: 1-5 [NKJV]USE THIS LINK
… The Apostle grieved deeply for his lost countrymen in Rome who were lost.

Reference Passage #1 - Romans 12: 1-2 [NKJV] USE THIS LINK ...
… Are we becoming living sacrifices to honor His Name?

My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread author, Dave Branon, shares a personal story about a young teenage girl who grieved deeply when a lost man of the streets rejected her sharing Christ with him.

 Brandon writes: As I sat with four teenagers and a 20-something homeless man at a soup kitchen in Alaska, I was touched by the teens’ compassion for him. They listened as he talked about what he believed and then they gently presented the gospel to him—lovingly offering him hope in Jesus. Sadly, the man refused to seriously consider the gospel. … As we were leaving, one of the girls, Grace, expressed through her tears [see attached photo] how much she didn’t want the man to die without knowing Jesus. From the heart, she grieved for this young man who, at least at this point, was rejecting the love of the Savior. 

Then Branon related that grief to the emotion expressed by the Apostle Paul for his beloved countrymen in Rome as he wrote so deeply about his concerns for them in his letter to the Romans [see link to highlight passage in Romans 1]. Paul’s letter to the Romans in the New Testament was the only letter he wrote which was not written to loved ones he knew personally. However, the depth of the truth shared in that letter, expresses how deeply he loved and desired that those in Rome would come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.

 Please take the time to use the link above and hear Steve Green sing about the truth that everyday we likely pass many who are lost and need The Savior. And Branon asks today in his blog, Is there someone you need to talk to about Jesus today? And that is a question I must answer with deep conviction this morning?

 How about you?

My Prayer Today: Oh Lord, … whom will You have me pass today who needs Your love deeply? Amen

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