Pilgrim's Path Daily

Thursday, February 09, 2006


God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ:" Php 1:6



Lord, thank you for all the different obstacles I must learn to overcome. These are the 'hurdles' I encounter as I 'run' this 'race' You have set before me.

As with any sporting activity, or learned talent or ability, I realize it requires practice and patience to develop. So it is with many Spiritual Virtues - Rehearsal is mandatory - for Perfection.

So, Lord, I ask that you give me a willing spirit and a 'can-do' attitude regarding the challenges You allow. And I thank you for your Attentive Instruction every Step of my Way-with-You!

IMAGINE THAT! - New scientific discoveries

Two new species of dinosaurs were discovered in Antarctica, a week apart, and thousands of miles from each other! -- CLICK HERE

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NATURE WATCH - 90 seconds on natural wonders

April is a key month for trout fishing in many areas, and people are not the only ones luring in a catch. -- CLICK HERE

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So THAT'S it, then?!

Things just don't always want to go our way - ever notice? I mean, I had my mouth all set for ... but NOoooooooooooooooooo!!!

Assuming and expecting more than we have a right to, always seems to end in disappointment. And there are few things harder to take than - disappointment.

Learning to 'roll' with God's 'punches' (as it were) - learning acceptance-with-joy - learning to trust&obey and that there really is, 'no other way' .... learning these things is what growing up, spiritually, is all about.

Surrender (to God) is 9/10's of what Paul calls, "The Law of Christ" - or - "The Spiritual Law".

It always looks bad when we pout. But when we belong to (are Ambassadors of) Jesus Christ - it is shame on HIS Name! But we can 'get over ourselves', simply by Repenting to God. But this is always the death of self-pride.

Contentious resignation is never true, spiritual Submission. When we are willing to Yield to God and to LET God - it may be we must start by letting GO and turning LOOSE of that we are just sure - we yet have a 'right' to!

"And Jesus said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and (to) follow me." (Lk 9:23) "And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be (is not) my disciple." (Lk 14:27)



The radiant morn hath passed away,
And spent too soon her golden store;
The shadows of departing day
Creep on once more.

Our life is but an autumn sun,
Its glorious noon how quickly past!
Lead us, O Christ, our life work done,
Safe home at last.

O by Thy soul inspiring grace
Uplift our hearts to realms on high;
Help us to look to that bright place
Beyond the sky.

Where light, and life, and joy, and peace
In undivided empire reign,
And thronging angels never cease
Their deathless strain.

Where saints are clothed in spotless white,
And evening shadows never fall;
Where Thou, eternal Light of light,
Art Lord of all.

Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!


'Is the Bible the Word of God?'

(J. C. Ryle, "Inspiration" 1877)

Is the Bible the Word of God? Then mind that
you do not neglect it. Read it! Begin to read it this
very day. What greater insult to God can a man
be guilty of than to refuse to read the letter God
sends him from heaven? Oh, be sure, if you will
not read your Bible, you are in fearful danger
of losing your soul!

Is the Bible the Word of God? Then be sure
you always read it with deep reverence. Say to
your soul, whenever you open the Bible, "O my
soul, you are going to read a message from God!"

Is the Bible the Word of God? Then be sure
you never read it without fervent prayer for the
help and teaching of the Holy Spirit. Humble
prayer will throw more light on your Bible than
any commentary that ever was written. You will
not understand it unless your heart is right. You
will find it a sealed book without the teaching of
the Holy Spirit. Its contents are often "hidden
from the wise and learned, and revealed to babes."

Is the Bible the Word of God? Then let us all
resolve from this day forward to prize the Bible
more. God has given us the Bible to be a light to
guide us to everlasting life. Let us not neglect this
precious gift. Let us read it diligently, and walk in
its light.

Thanks to the GRACE GEMS WEBSITE for this wonderful, online service!


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Pr 10:3 "The LORD will not suffer (let) the soul of the righteous to famish (go hungry):

but he casteth away (thwarts) the substance (craving) of the wicked."



"Sanctuaries" (hearts) are "Desolated" as Agape Love waxes cold!-Mt24:12

NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)


"All things exult in and acknowledge God - EXCEPT MAN! All obey His slightest command implicitly - except man! All live in beauty - except man! All bow before Him, existing only in Him - except man!

Man was the outlaw, the rebel, the distorted shape that scarred the earth, the voice that silenced the music of eden, the hand that raised up obscenities and blasphemies.

Man was the pariah-dog, the moral leper in this translucent mirror of Heaven. He was the muddier of crystal waters, the despoiler of forests, the murderer of the innocent, the challenger against God.

He was the assassin of the saints and the prophets, for they spoke of what he WOULD NOT HEAR, In the darkness of his spirit!"

--Taylor Caldwell [current] American Novelist


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