Daily Devotional, Year 3 – JUNE 25 (Rollie-Pollie Bug Christians! Part 5: “Curling Up With God”)

By admin On November 30th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – JUNE 25

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Rollie-Pollie Bug Christians! Part 5: “Curling Up With God”

To read Part 1, click here…Today’s Devotional – September 6th (Rollie-Pollie Bug Christians!)

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“My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness;

and my mouth shall praise Thee with joyful lips:

When I remember Thee upon my bed,

and meditate on thee in the night watches.”

Psalm 63:5, 6

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Are you a Rollie-Pollie Bug Christian?

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Well are you?

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Are you one of those Christians who respond to all the troubles which assail you, by simply curling up into a little ball, and hiding in God’s Secret Hiding Place?

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Do you sometimes just pull your covers over you and hide yourself in God’s protective shell which He surrounds you with?

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Do you just roll yourself up in a little ball and pray to Him? Do you just close out the world and listen to some quiet music, or maybe a Bible reading?

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Well, if you are one of those types, then you are definitely a Rollie-Pollie Bug Christian! That’s for sure!

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But that’s not necessarily a bad thing! You see, a “Rollie Pollie Bug” is one of those little garden bugs who wears a little coat of armor. And when threatened or attacked, this little bug simply curls up into a little ball, and completely surrounds itself with its coat of armor!

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Photo, above left: Armadillidium vulgare – Pill Bug – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

Photo, above right: Rollie-Pollie Doodle-Bug – Slater rolled up – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

 

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“BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD”

Psalm 46:10

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There are many who believe that in order to please God, we must be out there busily performing good works.

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Yes, we live in a world that measures success largely by visible attainments and good works.

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Multitask – Wikimedia – C.C. Share-alike License

 

 

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“ACQUAINT NOW THYSELF WITH HIM”

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But the fact is, the best work we can perform, is to acquaint ourselves with God, through His Word!

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Listen…“And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent.” John 17:3

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Here is revealed the essence of eternal life: to know God, and Jesus Christ!

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However pressing his duties STM2-c James Lee Frazer always finds time to read a few chapters from his Bible each day. I – NARA – 520675 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

 

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MARTHA & MARY

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The little account of Martha and her sister, Mary is very revealing about what Christ values most highly.

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You see, while Martha was busily serving her guests, sister Mary was sitting at Jesus’ feet, hearing His Word.

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Then, when Martha complained to Jesus, He most gently scolded Martha…“Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41, 42

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While Jesus loved both sisters with a fatherly love, He nevertheless commended Mary for choosing that “good part”, i.e., hearing the Word of Christ.

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Jesus – Johannes (Jan) Vermeer – Christ in the House of Martha and Mary – Google Art Project – Public Domain

 

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“I REMEMBER THEE UPON MY BED”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Munch_Det_Syke_Barn_1896.jpg

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We live in a world dominated by those who are strong and lively. But there are those of us who are weak, who are infirm, and even many who are incarcerated.

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These should not feel disadvantaged in the slightest! As a matter of fact, by filling their heart with the Bible, they gain an advantage over all those multi-taskers who busily neglect their spiritual life, quite often to the bankruptcy of their soul!

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And now, with the advent of audio Bibles, the opportunity to sit or lay in bed and hear the Words of Jesus, thereby opening up all Heaven to those who hunger and thirst for the Bread of life!

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Listen…“commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.” Psalm 4:4

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Munch Det Syke Barn – 1896 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

 

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ON THE GO…WITH JESUS!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Transparent_ES-IN17.png

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And even those who are busy on their feet, can now listen to God’s Word, via an MP3 player or similar device, as they go about their daily duties.

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And so, even though the world keeps sinking deeper into spiritual darkness, God’s grace abounds more and more as His children fill their hearts and minds with His life-giving words!

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CURLING UP WITH GOD!

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But what a joy to just curl up in bed (like that Rollie-Pollie bug), and simply shttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Slater_rolled_up_for_wiki.jpgoak up God’s Word! No earthly pleasure can compare to the joy and peace and contentment which God gives to those who love His Word!

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Listen to Jeremiah’s love for His Word…“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and Thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by Thy name, O LORD God of hosts.” Jeremiah 15:16

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Such a joy like Jeremiah’s is truly a gift that the world just cannot understand!

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Rollie-Pollie Doodle-Bug – Slater rolled up – Wikipedia – Share-Alike License

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Slater_rolled_up_for_wiki.jpg

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“Dear Lord, Help me to experience the joy of simply soaking up Thy wonderful Word. Give me that continual communion…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… June 1 (My Yoke Is Easy! Part 4: “Vertical & Horizontal Warfare”) or you can also read this article…March 5 (My Yoke Is Easy! Part 3: “Is Christianity A Heavy Burden?”)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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ORION THE SOLDIER

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The pagan cultures saw this incredible constellation as a hunter, with a club.

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Well, they weren’t too far off. Actually, God created it to appear like a soldier. This is because all nature presents aspects of the Gospel.

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Listen… “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.” Psalm 19:1.

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And so now we are amazed to discover that beyond the awesome grandeur of the starry night-heavens, God has actually written the Love of God upon the heavenly scroll!   

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Orionurania wikipedia public domain

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7 MAJOR STARS OF ORION…

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Orion Constellation can best be seen all winter (but even in August in the pre-dawn hours of morning in eastern skies) traveling east to west through the night, in mid-sky.

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To find the seven major stars of Orion (one star on each shoulder and one star on each foot, plus the three stars which make his belt), you can locate on just about any clear night regardless of the blackness of the night.

 

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To find Orion’s other stars, you need more star-visibility…a darker, moonless night, and possibly away from city lights.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Orion the Soldier and the Revelation 12 Dragon (Hyades & Pleiades, etc. – winter constellations – www.signsofheaven.org – not for commercial use

Orion wikimedia share-alike license

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Orion the Soldier (Armor of God)

 

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TOMORROW…

June 26 (Noble Bereans, Part 14: “Where Were All The ‘Noble Bereans’?”)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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