Monday, June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017 ... Oh yes ... It's Really Good

Berry Patch Devotions in 2017 - Day 177 

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a YouTube video of images of lyrics from Brian Doerkson singing… Creation Calls … poignantly singing of the glory God created for His creations’s peak creation, mankind. … And THEN TO THIS LINK to hear Gordon Mote singing his song, Don’t Let Me Miss the Glory declaring how we need to look around and see the glory God has created for us.

Highlight Verse[s]: Genesis 1:31 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK … 
31 Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! 
… God declares His creation as REALLY GOOD!!
Highlight Passage [context]: Genesis 1:24-31 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
… The declaration of God’s creation, … created just for God’s crowning glory … mankind. 

Reference Passage #1 [NKJV] : … Psalm 19:1 [NLT] … 
1 The heavens proclaim the glory of God; and the skies display His craftsmanship. 
… Just look around and see what God created for us!! Let’s not miss His glory.

Reference Passage #2 [NKJV] : … John 1:1-3 [NLT] … USE THIS LINK
… And our Creator, God, made it all for us!

My Devotional Journal: Today's ODB author, Alyson Kieda, referred to images all around us to illustrate how God’s greatness is declared in His creation. The ODB author wrote: Some days seem to have a theme running through them. Recently I had one of those days. Our pastor began his sermon on Genesis 1 with two minutes of breathtaking, time-lapse photography of blossoming flowers. Then, at home, a scroll through social media revealed numerous posts of flowers. Later on a walk in the woods, the wildflowers of spring surrounded us—trilliums, marsh marigolds, and wild iris. [see the attached photo] 

With all the ugliness we see on the evening news; and the physical pollution which can surround us at times, we can so often miss God’s BIG PICTURE; and that can be seen when we take the time, as the OBD author depicted or the two songs linked today declare, … that we can look around us, … in the beauty of wildflowers [see photo] … or in the crashing waves on the shoreline, … or, most certainly, in the birth of a baby; and we can see the glory of what God created just for us. And my friends it is as God declared [in today’s highlight passages] … VERY GOOD! … Yes; … it’s REALLY GOOD!!

So, .. how about we all stop and look around us today and consciously see the glory of our God; and then thank Him for His creation.

My Prayer Today: Abba Father, … Lord, … Thank You for the beauty and glory of what You created … just for me! … Amen

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