Pilgrim's Path Daily

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper." Ps 1:3

DAILY THANKSGIVING

TIME -

Today I want to thank God for time. Time is opportunity, and God has given us all the opportunity (time) to get to know Him in-Christ. Learning to share with God each and every thought, breath and experience, has turned out to be the adventure of my lifetime!

IMAGINE THAT! - New scientific discoveries

By studying the hearts of salt-water minnows, researchers have learned more about how human hearts do their jobs. CLICK HERE

For the archive page, CLICK HERE

NATURE WATCH - 90 seconds on natural wonders

One of the best places to observe an interesting variety of sea life from Sea Urchins to Starfish is a tidal pool. CLICK HERE

For the archive page, CLICK HERE

FOTO TOTO?

See? Baptism can be FUN!!

My, how nice it is to be good and clean. Huh?! Of course, when we were that age, we may have thought it just as much fun getting dirty! But, there you go!

Where God is concerned - we all either come clean with Him, or go away dirty! Seems about the only thing God honors more than honesty in us, is humility. And there isn't much of THAT around either!

Isn't it nice to know that if we do fall down someday, and get all dirty & such - that we have a God Who tells us just to Come to Him - and let Him Kiss it and Make it all Better?

See what I mean about Baptism (Repentance) sometimes being - fun??

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 12: "SORROW FOR SIN"

To HEAR this chapter, CLICK HERE
(To HEAR the PREVIOUS Chapter, CLICK HERE)

All true sorrow for sin must be imparted to us from God, for He alone knows just how we should feel toward evil. There is something so wretched, so inconceivably awful, in sin, that it destroys our very capacity for any correct feeling toward it; and the Holy Spirit must impart to us, from the pure sensibilities of God, that holy grief, that fierce principal of sorrow for sin, which is the spring and safeguard of true godliness.

There are a great many degrees of sorrow for actual sin committed which are mingled with feelings of remorse, dread, guilt, fear of wrath. this degree of sorrow may have a great outburst of manifestation, but it is not the deepest form of grief for sin.

When there is a sorrow for the deep, hidden sinfulness of the heart, the very existence of God's love in our hearts makes us to grieve and mourn over the corruptions of our fallen nature. It is by the light of pardoning grace shining in us that we see the vileness and stubbornness of secret depravity; and our grief for our hidden sinfulness is keener and deeper than ever for our horrible actions, because this degree of sorrow is touched more strongly with God's sensibilities to sin, and because we more sensitively feel the utter meanness and stubbornness of the essence of sin. It is out of this sorrow for heart-sin that there springs thirst for universal purity.

Then, after we are pardoned and purified, even though the sting of guilt and the inward motives of sin are removed, there is planted in us, by the Holy Spirit, a finer and continuous sorrow for the dreadful fact and effects of sin. After we have been washed in the precious Blood, there will be times in holy devotion when the spotless character and goodness and majesty and tenderness of our Lord will so open up to our view that the hot tears will burst from our eyes, and a deep, tender, melting sorrow for the sad fact of our sin will go all over us.

This is not a human, but divine kind of sorrow. In human sorrow over sin there is a chafing, fretting, recrimination, self-denunciation, which is in itself sinful; there is denouncing sin in such a severe, sinful spirit as to add to the very sin that is being denounced. And so there is a poor, human sort of grief over sin by which we lash and fret and call ourselves hard names, which is only a heathenish form of grief. When God takes us up into sweet, holy union -WITH- Himself, we will see that it is as great a sin to fret and rage at ourselves as at our fellows. This deep, fixed sorrow for sin I now speak of is God's sorrow for it --- the sorrow that Jesus had for the sinfulness of sin, from the hour He clothed Himself in our flesh and bones. This kind of sorrow is deep, quiet, melting; it can blend itself with holy joy and praise, just as you can see a purple tinge in the finest electric light. This highest and Christ-like form of sorrow for sin may not always push itself up into our distinct consciousness, but if the Spirit possesses us, it is always in us as the unrecognized tones in music, or the shaded back-ground to every picture of divine grace. The more thorough our sorrow over sin, the more persistent will be our progress in holiness.

WORSHIP AND DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 4:18 "But the path of the just is as the shining light (dawn), that shineth more and more unto the perfect (full) day."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONAL

  • ON 'PRAYER' - (8:15 minutes)

    For a complete listing (by topic) of ALL the Deeper-Life audio-devotionals available at Pilgrim's Path's Website (over 2000 audios) CLICK HERE

DAILY POEM

"My peace I give in times of deepest grief, imparting calm and trust and My relief. My peace I give when prayer seems lost; know that my promises are ever in My Word.


"My peace I give when thou art left alone -- the nightingale at last has sweetest tone. My peace I give in time of utter loss, the way of glory leads right to the cross.



"My peace I give when enemies will blame. Thy fellowship is sweet through cruel shame. My peace I give in agony and sweat, for Mine own brow with Bloody drops was wet!



"My peace I give when nearest friend betrays -- peace that is merged in love, and for them prays. My peace I give when there's but death for thee -- the Gateway is the Cross to get to Me!"

--L.S.P.

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

'Self' is a lie!; NOTHING exists apart-from God!

NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accpet oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world - making the most of one's best!"

--Harry Emerson Fosdick

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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