Tuesday, March 01, 2016

March 1, 2016: Soaking In The Sun [i.e., Son]

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 61  

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a video of Matt Redman singing Light of the World… declaring the reality Christ being the “light of the world” Who shines upon His own.

Highlight Passage:  1st Peter 2: 9 [NKJV] …  
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; … … He has called us out of our darkness into His light!
Highlight Context – 1st Peter 2:4-10 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… We walk in His light …

Reference Passage #1 - Ephesians 2:1-10 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… Made alive by His blood to walk out of the darkness of sin into the Light of His likeness.

Reference Passage #2 - Colossians 1:13-14 [NKJV] …  
13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. 
… Delivered from the power of darkness (i.e. sin) into the Kingdom of Light (His likeness).

My Journal for Today:  Today’s Our Daily Bread author, Jennifer Schuldt, uses a simple, graphic word picture to illustrate what we’ve been given as Christians. She wrote: One day I received a bouquet of pink tulips. Their heads bobbed on thick stems as I settled them into a vase, which I placed at the center of our kitchen table. The next day, I noticed that the flowers were facing a different direction. The blossoms that once faced upward were now leaning to the side, opening and reaching toward sunlight that streamed in through a nearby window. … [And] In one sense, we all were made to be like those flowers. God has called us to turn to the light of His love. 

All of us once walked in the darkness of our own sin; and now, being born again in Christ, like the tulips in the attached photo, we soak in the Light from the Son (of God). And we are being made over by His light, and by His Spirit, into His image. And all I can say this morning in the realization of this truth … is … Hallelujah.

And perhaps once you take in today’s song link and the highlighted Scriptures, you’ll join me in resounding praise to the One who brought us out of our own darkness into His Light of truth.

My Prayer Today:  Heavenly Father, … Oh, Lord, yes, … HALLELUJAH!!! … Amen  

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