Pilgrim's Path Daily

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels." Rev 3:5

DAILY THANKSGIVING

1 Chr 25:3 "Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD."

IMAGINE THAT! - New scientific discoveries

A new 'Network Telescope' monitors the internet in search of hackers and worms.. CLICK HERE

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NATURE WATCH - 90 seconds on natural wonders

Residing in areas with some of the mildest winters doesn't stop the American Alligator from enlarging their dens and sleeping through some of the colder days. CLICK HERE

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FOTO TOTO?

Diligence:

  • 1 - 'persevering application',
2 - the attention and care legally expected or required of a person (as a party to a contract)

Although all genuine endeavors cannot be considered work (some are vigorous play), there can be no real application of attention without effort.

When a soul enters into an Agreement (Vow) with God, certain 'due-diligence' will be Required.

Any stress or strain required to accomplish the diligence is understood as part of the 'game', or 'work' to be done. And there can be 'work' in 'play' as well.

We have been Given the rare Opportunity and Privilege and Ability (in-Christ) to Honor God - with the same lives (souls) He Gave us. Play, or work? In either case, we need to do so with diligence. We have but this time (life) with which to Please God.

If Jesus Christ Is our Life, let us use diligence in our Stewardship.

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)


Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

CHRISTIAN STUDY RESOURCES

"SOUL FOOD"
A Book By G. D. Watson - A 19th Century Deeper-Life Author
CHAPTER 11: "LOQUACITY" (Excessive Verbalism)

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Talkativeness is utterly ruinous to deep spirituality. The very life of our spirits passes out in our speech, and hence all superfluous talk is a wast of the vital forces of the heart. In fruit- growing, it often happens that excessive blossoming prevents a good crop, and often prevents fruit altogether; and by so much loquacity the soul runs wild in word-bloom, and bears no fruit. I am not speaking of sinners, nor of legitimate testimony for Jesus, but of that incessant loquacity of spiritual persons, of the professors of purifying grace. It is one of the greatest hindrances to deep, solid union with God. Notice how people will tell the same thing over and over; how insignificant trifles are magnified by a word of words; how things that should be buried are dragged out into gossip; how a worthless, nonessential is argued and disputed over; how the solemn, deep things of the Holy Spirit are talked of in a light, rattling manner; until one who has the real baptism of divine silence in his heart feels he must unceremoniously tear himself away to some lonely room or forest, where one can gather up the fragments of his mind, and rest in God. Not only do we need cleansing from sin, but our natural human spirit needs a radical death to its noise and activity and wordiness. See the devil effects so much talk.

First, it dissipates the spiritual power. The thought and feelings of the soul are like powder and steam --- the more they are condensed, the greater their power. The steam that, if properly compressed, would drive a train forty miles an hour, if allowed too much expanse, would not move it an inch; and so the true unction of the heart, if expressed in a few Holy Ghost selected words, will sink into minds and remain forever, but if dissipated in any rambling conversation, is likely to be of no profit.

Second, it is a waste of time. If the hours spent in useless conversation were spent in secret prayer, or deep reading, we would soon reach a region of soul-life and divine Peace beyond our present dreams.

Third, loquacity will inevitably lead to saying unwise, or unpleasant, or unprofitable things. In religious conversation, we soon churn up all the cream our souls have in them, and the rest of our talk is pale skim milk, till we get alone with God and feed on His green pasture until the cream rises again. The Holy Spirit Warns us that, "in multitude of words there lacketh not sin!" It is impossible for even the best of saints to talk beyond a certain point without saying something unkind, or severe, or foolish, or erroneous. We must settle this personally. If others are noisy and gabby, I must determine to live in constant quietness and humility of heart; I must guard my speech as a sentinel does a fortress, and with all respect for others, I must many a time cease from conversation or withdraw from company to enter into deep Communion -WITH- my Precious Lord. The cure for loquacity must be from within; sometimes by an interior furnace of suffering that burns out the excessive effervescence of the mind, or by an overmastering Revelation to the soul of the awful majesties of God and eternity, which puts an everlasting hush upon the natural faculties. To Walk in the Spirit, we must avoid talking for talk's sake, or merely to entertain. To speak effectively, we must speak in God's appointed time and in harmony with the Indwelling Holy Spirit.

WORSHIP AND DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 4:13 "Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

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DAILY POEM

"There was a scar on yonder mountainside, gashed out where once the cruel storm had trod; a barren, desolate chasm, reaching wide across the soft green sod.


"But years crept by beneath the purple pines, and veiled the scar with grass and moss once more, and left it fairer now with flowers and vines than it had been before.


"There was a wound once in a gentle heart, whence all life's sweetness seemed to ebb and die; and love's confiding changed to bitter smart, while slow, sad years went by.


"Yet as they passed, unseen an angel stole and laid a balm of healing on the plain, till love grew purer in the heart made whole, and peace came back again."

-- Anonomous

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

It takes a lot out of a man to put God's Word In him!

NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"They who are not induced to believe and live as they ought by those discoveries which God hath made in Scripture, would stand out against ANY evidence whatsoever; even that of a messenger sent express from the other world!"


--Atterbury

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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