Thursday, January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017 ... No Secrets

Berry Patch Devotions in 2017 - Day 12 

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a YouTube video of images from Daniel O’Donnell singing… It Is No Secret … poignantly singing of God’s omniscience and His promise to watch over His children.

Highlight Verse[s]: Hebrews 4:12-13[NKJV] … 
12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. 
… Nowhere to hide from God.
Highlight Passage [context]: Hebrews 4:12-16 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK
… NOTHING escapes God’s purview and power.

Reference Passage #1 [NKJV] : … Psalm 139:1-4 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK
… As King David proclaimed in song … God knows it all !!!

Reference Passage #2 [NKJV] : … Romans 8:27-28 [NKJV] …
27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. … 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 
… He knows all and allows all things to work together for the good of His faithful children.

Reference Passage #3 [NKJV] : … Hebrews 13:5 [NKJV] …
5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” [also Deut. 31:8 and Joshua 1:5] 
… God will never leave His children without His watch care.

My Devotional Journal: Today's ODB author, David McCasland, used a modern day picture to teach on God’’s omniscience. The OBD author wrote: In 2015 an international research company stated that there were 245 million surveillance cameras installed worldwide, and the number was growing by 15 percent every year. In addition, multiplied millions of people with smartphones capture daily images ranging from birthday parties to bank robberies. Whether we applaud the increased security or denounce the diminished privacy, we live in a global, cameras-everywhere society. 

It’s becoming a reality that everywhere we go, surveillance cameras or cell phones capture where we are and what we’re doing. But mankind is in the “minor leagues” when it comes to watching over our every moment/movement; because as the scriptures above attest, God watches EVERYTHING and EVERYBODY. And as Daniel O’Donnell sings, “There Are No Secrets” from our omnipresent and omniscient God.

So, with no where to hide today, we, who call King Jesus “LORD,” might as well just surrender to the reality that our God is watching over us and directing us with His Spirit.

My Prayer Today: Heavenly Father, … Your Spirit watches over everything and everywhere I go today and all days. So, shine Your light brightly on my path, Lord, so that I find it easy to follow You. ... Amen

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