Pilgrim's Path Daily

Monday, January 02, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father." Jn 14:12

DAILY THANKSGIVING

Ps 30:12 "To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever."

IMAGINE THAT! - New scientific discoveries

Researchers have developed a new technology for using adult bone marrow stem cells to treat diseases, rather than medications. -- CLICK HERE


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NATURE WATCH - 90 seconds on natural wonders

Hatching is hard work, so nature has provided baby birds with an 'egg tooth', a piece on the upper bill used to crack the shell. -- CLICK HERE


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FOTO TOTO?

EMERGENCE!

This rather striking, if not arresting, sculpture is found in our Nation's Capitol - Washington, D.C.. It is aptly entitled, 'The Awakening'.

Man depicts himself (here) as somewhat of a troglodyte - an underground dweller - possibly in a cave. There is also suggested the struggle and effort involved in man's extrication, or liberation from his origin.

Unfortunately, man usually gets things all wrong! (God says of man, "You turn things upside down!" - Isa 29:16) Sin is not man's Origin - God Is. However, having been born into sin, man knows nothing about God - till God SEEKS man out!

The Christian Liberty Paul spends the better part of the entire book of Galatians dissecting, is the Spiritual Liberation of man's Volition (Choice) ONLY IN JESUS CHRIST. Sin is death. And there is nothing but bondage in death - no Choice. All that was Forfeit IN-ADAM.

This New Year, as we strive to "Walk honestly - not in strife and envying!" Ro13:13 (see also 1Cor3:3 1Tm6:4 Jas3:16), it is my prayer that we will begin to realize and appreciate just HOW FREE we are to CHOOSE God in Christ - and what an Honor and Privilege that truly is!

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)


Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

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CHRISTIAN STUDY RESOURCES

SOUL FOOD CHAPTER #30

"THE FORMS OF DIVINE LIFE."

-by- G. D. Watson

Just as all the character and life of the Godhead was formed and expressed in the person and life of our blessed Jesus, so, in a similar way, it is God's design that the fullness of the Christ-life shall be reformed and expressed in us by the power of the indwelling and infilling of the Holy Spirit. That infinite life of spotless, lowly, gentle love is seeking vessels in which to shape and spread itself abroad in the world, and the Holy Spirit is the person who imparts and unfolds this Divine life in us.

In order that this life may perfectly fill us, every obstruction to its inflow in heart and mind and habit must be purged away; and then the spirit, in taking possession of us, will naturally take the form of our peculiar individuality and innocent characteristics. The Christ-life is a unit, but the living forms in which it may be expressed are as manifold as are the living vessels that will receive it. As the great ocean pouring itself into the various inlets along the shore will take the form and depth and other peculiarities of those inlets, so the infinite sea of Divine life, in being poured into His creatures, will assume the various forms of those creatures, and blend itself with all their God-given faculties and temperaments.

The blood in our heart takes the shape of the heart, but as it is thrown out through all the body, it shapes itself to the arteries and veins down to the least molecule of each organ. Thus Christ is the infinite heart of life, and by the Holy Ghost He pulsates that life out into all the members of His mystical body - into youth and old age, male and female, nervous and phlegmatic temperaments - shaping itself according to each one's make and endowment. In like manner this Holy Ghost life can flow through all the natural affections and adapt itself to their form and manifestation. It is God's revealed will that all the natural affections - connubial, parental, filial, fraternal - shall exist in spotless purity, and be the appropriate channels for showing forth the very life of Jesus that circulated in heaven. Hence the need of the uttermost purification of every part of our being, that nothing may hinder the infinite person of Christ from filling our spirit, mind, and body. Though the life takes our individual human form, yet the life is Divine, and its power in and through us is superhuman.

"We have this treasure in earthen vessels," and the reason why this precious life is put into our earthen vessels is because it may more clearly be seen "that the excellency is of God," and not of us. Only think of the great honor given to us, that we can give individual form and expression to the very life of the Lamb of God. The air I breathe takes the fashion of my lungs and the tones of my voice which no other in the human race will duplicate. So our loving Lord wants each of us to breathe in His life and Spirit, and give some form or voice or expression for Him which none but us can give. Hence, instead of fretting over our peculiar make-up, or criticising that of others, let us remember that God will not undo the mechanism or form of our individualism, but His plan is to purge away all sin and self, and have each of our diverse individualities utterly filled with His life and Spirit. Not to chafe or wrestle with my formation, but to perfectly and always yield it to the possession of the Holy Spirit, is the way to victory and blessing.

WORSHIP AND DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 6:27-29
"Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? -- So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent (go unpunished)."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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DAILY POEM

"Keep up the song of faith, however dark the night; and as you praise, the Lord will work to change your faith to sight!"

"Keep up the song of faith, and let your heart be strong, for God delights when faith can praise though dark the night and long.

"Keep up the song of faith, the foe will hear and flee; oh, let not Satan hush your song - for praise is victory!

"Keep up the song of faith, the dawn will break ere long, and we shall go to meet the Lord, and join the endless Song!"

--M.E.Barber

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

We remain at one another's 'feet' only by 'WASHING' them!

NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"A stubborn man is always a small potato!" --Oswald Chambers

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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