Pilgrim's Path Daily

Saturday, December 31, 2005

NATURE WATCH - 90 seconds on natural wonders

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FOTO TOTO?

STRUCTURE!

On this last day of this year, I want to thank God for the BASICS! All things consist, have their beings (exist) and continue (survive) by the FUNDAMENTALS of God's WORD, WAYS, & WILL!

Thank you, Lord, for your Creation - and the marvelous diversity and dimensions of it. Thank you for Providing us with the Foundations of Your Character embedded within all you have Made!

Lord, we ask you (for this next Year) to Root us and Ground us and Stablish us in Your Basics. Plant us, we pray, on Your Rock, Jesus Christ - Who Is THE LIVING WORD-WILL OF GOD ALMIGHTY!


-- Amen

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)


Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

ON "TESTING THE SPIRITS"

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CHRISTIAN STUDY RESOURCES

SOUL FOOD CHAPTER #28

"CLIMAX OF SORROW"

-by- G. D. Watson


In one of Miss Havergal's letters, she calls attention to the striking climax in Exodus 3:7, in which God speaks of the notice He takes of all His people's troubles; "seen their affliction," "heard their cry," and "knows their sorrows." There are some calamities that are visible, such as slavery, scourging, fire, death, disease, poverty, old age, loneliness, malformation of body, etc. Such afflictions appear to the eye, and from the tendor-hearted call forth sympathetic tears and efforts of relief. Such afflictions are easily recognized and comprehended, and the great mass of mankind never seem to apprehend any affliction beyond those of visible troubles.

Then there is a second degree of trouble, which exists mainly in the soul or mind, in the sensibilities, the affectional nature, the thoughts and memory. Even when there are no outward marks of calamity on person or property visible to the eye, there may still be trouble that shakes and shatters the whole mental frame, causing piercing cries and burning tears. That muffled moan, that soft sob, that pitiful wail, those hot tears, have historics behind them; like the round sea waves that break their hearts in moans on the shore, they have come from some distant storm far away on the sea of life. But still such sorrows can be told; they can be described in language and comprehended by the understanding. They belong to that region of our nature which can be expressed.

Then there is a third degree of sorrow which lies away down in the immortal spirit, taking hold of the very fountains and springs of our being, so overpowering all the moral and mental and nervous powers as to be beyond all expression, either to the eye or in words. These sorrows are like those great vibrations at the bottom of the ocean - never reported to eye or ear; like the million-fold heat which melts the center of the globe, unknown to those who walk above it. Now, the infinitely loving Father sees all the affliction which can become visible, hears all the cries that can express woe or trouble, and then, in the great depths of sorrow unseeable and unutterable, His tender, all-knowing heart takes it all in. In the nature of things, the love and sympathy of the best saints on earth go only a short ways; but the infinite heart of Jesus travels on and out and down to take in every form of pain and sorrow. His precious, healing blood can spread its cleansing and soothing power through body, soul, and spirit, to the last fibre of our being. For every unspeakable sorrow in human experience, there is an unspeakable fullness of comfort, peace, and joy in the blessed Holy Spirit; for when God said, "I know their sorrows," it was not merely to tell His omniscience, but to affirm that His omniscience was all engaged to deliver and save, and heal the sorrow.

WORSHIP AND DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 6:20-22

"My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

  • ON 'HOPE' - (5:15 minutes)
  • ON 'PRESS ON!' - (4:10 minutes)
  • ON 'BEYOND!' - (6:41 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

  • "I'll stay where You've put me; I will, dear Lord,
  • "though I wanted so badly to go;
  • "I was eager to march with the 'rank and the file',
  • "yes, I wanted to lead them, You know.
  • "I planned to keep step to the music loud,
  • "to cheer when the banner unfurled,
  • "to stand in the midst of the fight straight and proud,
  • "but I'll stay where You've put me.
  • "I'll stay where You've put me; I'll work, dear Lord,
  • "though the field be narrow and small,
  • "and the ground be fallow, and the stones lie thick,
  • "and there seems to be no life at all.
  • "The field is Thine own, only give me the seed,
  • "I'll sow it with never a fear;
  • "I'll till the dry soil while I wait for the rain,
  • "and rejoice when the green blades appear;
  • "I'll work where You've put me.
  • "I'll stay where You've put me; I will, dear Lord;
  • "I'll bear the day's burden and heat,
  • "always trusting Thee fully; when even has come
  • "I'll lay heavy sheaves at Thy feet.
  • "And then, when my earth-work is ended and done,
  • "in the light of eternity's glow,
  • "life's record all closed, I surely shall find
  • "it was better to stay than to go;
  • "I'll stay where You've put me!"
--Anonymous

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

Your 'yea, BUT...!' makes a 'liar' out of God(-s Word)! (1Jn1:10)

NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"The Holy Bible is not only great, but high-explosive Literature. It works in strange ways. No living man can tell or know how that Book in its journeyings through the world has started an individual soul 10,000 different places into a New Life, a new belief, a new conception and a new faith!"

--Stanley Baldwin

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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