Friday, August 05, 2016

August 5, 2016: Watching Over Me

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 218  

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a You Tube video of the group Selah singing … His Eye Is On The Sparrow, poignantly declaring the reality of God’s watchful care, overlooking all who believe in Him.

Highlight Passage:  Psalm 34:15 [NKJV] …  
15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry. 
… David felt His God watching over him in times of trial.
Highlight Context – Psalm 34:15-22 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… David, being pursued by Saul, knew peace because his faith looked to His Lord.

Reference Passage #1 … Proverbs 3:5-6 [ NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… Solomon knew God watched over him.

Reference Passage #2 … Isaiah 26:3 [ NKJV] …  
3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. 
… The Prophet declared that God’s peace comes to those who look to the Lord in faith.

Reference Passage #3 … Philippians 4:6-7 [ NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… Paul declares how to find God’s inexplicable peace.

My Journal for Today:  … Our Daily Bread author, Dave Branon, used the timely picture of the Olympic athletes being able to look up in Rio and see Jesus watching over them. He wrote: No matter where the athletes of the 2016 Olympics go in the city of Rio de Janeiro, they can see Jesus. Standing high above this Brazilian city and anchored to a 2,310-foot-high mountain called Corcovado is a 100-foot-tall sculpture called Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer). With arms spread wide, this massive figure is visible day and night from almost anywhere in the sprawling city. 

How pertinent are those words today as the Olympics get under way in Rio; ... and all in attendance there can look up and see the statue of Jesus looking down over them. But, as Selah sings in my linked song (above), and the Scriptures above declare, any day/anywhere, any Christian can/should know that Jesus watches over us, providing us with His peace.

Young David, when he wrote Psalm 34, knew the peace of his Messiah watching over him as he was being threatened and pursued by Saul; ... and Isaiah & Paul knew that God watched over them as they wrote Isaiah 26:3 & Phil. 4:6-7.

And … I will pray today that all who read here with me, ... no matter what pressures we may be experiencing, can look up and feel Jesus watching over us and giving us His peace.

My Prayer Today:  O, Heavenly Father, … Lord Jesus, … I pray that all here know, as do I, that You watch over all who look to You in faith.  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.

No comments: