Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 15, 2016: Our Personal Locator

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 136  

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a You Tube video of tMia Fieldes singing Fearless, powerfully declaring the reality of our God Who ALWAYS goes with the believer; … and that is ME!! I’m surrounded by my God’s presence.

Highlight Passage:  Psalm 139:7 [NKJV] …  
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? … or where can I flee from Your presence? 
Highlight Context – Psalm 139:1-18 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… The reality of God’s presence

Reference Passage #1 - Proverbs 3: 5-6 [NKJV] …  
5 Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding; … 6 in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. 
… But do we REALLY trust Him?

Reference Passage #2 - 2nd Timothy 1:7 [NKJV] …  
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
… We can be fearless … as Mia Fieldes sings above.

Reference Passage #3 - Hebrews 13:5-6 [NKJV] …  
5 For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” [From Joshua 1:5] … 6 So we may boldly say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” [From Ps. 118:6] 
… The question is … does this true blunt our fears?

My Journal for Today:  … Our Daily Bread author, David C McCasland, reflected in today’s entry on an illustrative story about a CBS Anchor. . He writes: Veteran news reporter Scott Pelley never goes on assignment without his travel essentials—a shortwave radio, camera, indestructible suitcase, laptop computer, phone, and an emergency locator beacon [see attached photo] that works anywhere. “You extend the antenna, push two buttons, and it sends a signal to a satellite connected to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration," Pelley says. “It tells them who and where I am. Depending on what country you’re in, they’ll either send a rescue team—or not” (AARP The Magazine). Pelley has never needed to use the beacon, but he never travels without it. 

Well, I’m not here to question Scott Pelley’s belief system; but personally, I don’t need to be afraid of where I am or what might happen to me. I’ve got something far more powerful watching over me; and if you’ve take in the linked song above and the Scriptures, I can sense true believers giving me a strong “AMEN” witness already.

 But the question for us Christians is … Do we really believe those truths above? Because if we do, … today, … no matter where we go or what we do, we KNOW, that we know that we know … that our God is with us; and as it quotes from the OT in Hebrews 13:5, our Lord will NEVER leave us, nor forsake us. Hence, … we never need be fearful in our life … today or tomorrow.

My Prayer Today:  O, Heavenly Father, … My Lord, … Even if I walk through a minefield today, I fear not, because I follow You. Amen  

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