Friday, April 01, 2016

April 1, 2016: No Fooling Around!

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 92 

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a video of Chris Tomlin singing his popular song, How Great Is Our God, declaring the reality of see God showing Himself in His creation and our lives; … and THEN ON TO THIS LINK  to hear blind singer, Gordon Mote, singing Don’t Let Me Miss the Glory, with his plea for Christians to do all we can to get some glimpses of God’s glory.

Highlight Passage:  Psalm 100: 5 [NLT] …  
5 For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues FOREVER; and His faithfulness continues to each generation. 
… NO FOOLING on this April fool's day; ... look around and see the glory of God.                
Highlight Context – Psalm 100 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK 
 … God shows up and shows off every day in His creation and in our lives … we pray not to miss Him as He shows up.

Reference Passage #1 - Psalms 93-99 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK 
… The series of songs displaying the glory of God and honoring the wonder of Whom we serve.

My Journal for Today:  Today’s Our Daily Bread author, Dave Branon, reminded his ODB readers (me) of our God showing up everyday and showing off in His creation in the wonder of the circumstances of our lives. Branon wrote: Psalm 100 is like a work of art that helps us celebrate our unseen God. While the focus of our worship is beyond view, His people make Him known. … What a picture, inspired by our God … our good, loving, and faithful God. No wonder it will take forever to enjoy His greatness! … Nothing is more awesome than to know God. 

And do I sense a witness of a resounding “AMEN” from anyone reading with me here? Can we not look around and see the glory of God’s creation [see attached photo]? And if you’ve seen your child come into this world, were you not in awe of the wonder of our God? Or, … when you hear a grand symphony by Beethoven or Bach, do we not revel in the creative genius perpetrated by God to allow for music like that to be created for His glory.

Chris Tomlin and Gordon Mote sing of that glory [see links above]; and I love especially when a blind singer, like Gordon, sings a plea for God not to let him miss the glory of God’s Name. So, please take the the time to read and meditate on all of the Psalms (see numbers 93-100 linked above), which were written by God’s psalmists, to give honor to the glory of our God. And then join me in praying that, as GM sings above, we will look around to see God’s glory unfold in our lives today.

My Prayer Today:  Heavenly Father, … O LORD, show off for me today that I may see and revel in Your glory. … Amen  

Blogger Note:  Everyday during this year, my daily devotional blogs are influenced by the reading and study of the online devotional blog entitled Our Daily Bread, distributed online via email by RBC Ministries.  If you GO TO THIS LINK on the date of my blog, you can read/study the ODB blogs; or you can subscribe to the blog via email at that site.


Tarin McLarnon said...

I enjoyed focusing on God's glory this morning. Thank you.

Bill said...

You're most welcome, Tarin ... so glad what I wrote touched a cord to bring you closer to our Lord ... Bill