Tuesday, March 08, 2016

March 8, 2016: All I Need!!

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 68  

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a video of the group HILLSONG singing, Jesus, You’re All I Need,… declaring, in song, the reality that God is our Provider and all we need to provide for the needs of our lives.

Highlight Passage:  Psalm 36: 8 [NKJV] …  
8 They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house [LORD], and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.  
… God provides the needs of those who believe on Him.
Highlight Context – Psalm 36:5-12 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… David knew, even in the midst of dire circumstances, that His Lord was Jehovah Jireh, his provider.

Reference Passage #1 - Proverbs 3: 5-6 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… Solomon knew it … and declared that our Lord is the only One we must turn to for our providence in life.

Reference Passage #2 - Matthew 6:25-33 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… Jesus teaches us that He is all we really need.

Reference Passage #3 - Philippians 4:19 [NKJV] …  
19 And my God will supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 
… Paul knew it and taught that Christ would supply all our needs.

My Journal for Today:  Today’s Our Daily Bread author, Keila Ochoa, used a delightful and personal word picture to illustrate her teaching on God providing for our needs through Christ. She wrote … We have a hummingbird feeder in the garden [see attached photo], and we love to see the little birds come and drink from its sugary water. Recently, however, we went on a short trip and forgot to replenish its contents. When we came back, it was completely dry. Poor birds! I thought. Because of my forgetfulness, they haven’t had any nourishment. Then I was reminded that I am not the one who feeds them: God is. 

And in her Scripture highlight, Ochoa used the reference to young King David, from Psalm 36, when David was in dire need of God’s strength, thirsting after the Lord’s protection, and expressing His faith in God as Jehovah Jireh, … our Provider.

Jesus certainly reinforced David’s faith with His own teaching, from the Sermon on the Mount (see Matthew 6 linked above), that, … as Ochoa pictured today, … our God, providing for the birds of the air, would certainly provide even more for the needs of His children [that’s us, my friend!]. And the Apostle Paul, writing from a prison to his friends in Philippi (and to us as well), also declared the truth that our God will supply all our needs … “according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!”

But do we believe it? … Or even more importantly, … do we live it?

My Prayer Today:  Heavenly Father, … As Hillsong sings in the linked song today, You are really all I need. … Amen  

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