Pilgrim's Path Daily

Friday, April 07, 2006


** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "With him [is] an arm of flesh; but with us [is] the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah." 2 Chr 32:8


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As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as
poor, yet making many rich; as
having nothing, and yet possessing
all things.

W E . . . rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also.--I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.--Believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.

In a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.--Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; and to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?--God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.

2 COR. 6. 10. Ro. 5. 2, 3.--2 Co. 7. 4.--
1 Pe. 1. 8. 2 Co. 8. 2.--Ep. 3. 8, 9. Ja. 2. 5.--
2 Co. 9. 8.


The LORD will strengthen him upon the
bed of languishing: thou wilt make
all his bed in his sickness.

I N all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them.--He whom thou lovest is sick.--My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.--I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

We faint not; . . . though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

In him we live, and move, and have our being.--He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: but they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength.--The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

PSA. 41. 3. Is. 63. 9.--John 11. 3.--
2 Co. 12. 9.--Phi. 4. 13. 2 Co. 4. 16.
Ac. 17. 28.--Is. 40. 29-31.--De. 33. 27.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!


Neh 12:8
"Moreover the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, which was over the thanksgiving, he and his brethren."

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Movin' On Up -
The earliest humans were hardly what you'd call "cave potatoes." Now it turns out they really got a move on! (RealAudio) - CLICK HERE

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(In an offhanded, casual comment to a total stranger - in lose conversation:) 'l think ALL of them senators in Wasington are liars and thieves - the lot of them!"

Mt 12: 36, 37
"But I say unto you, That every idle (careless) word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."

NATURE WATCH - 90 seconds on natural wonders

Brown Thrasher -
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S O A R !

Isa 40:31 "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

One of the more famous Bible Texts. But like so many notorious quotes, they have become so familiar - so trite - so taken-for-granted - they are summarily dismissed as an assumption. Shame, that!

Please note - it is in the WAITING that all these things are developed or accomplished. Tenacity and Patience produce real POWER! Jesus made this quite clear in Lk 21:19, "IN YOUR PATIENCE POSSESS YE YOUR SOULS!" - seven of the most devastating Words in the Bible! It is BY our waiting (in-Spirit) we are WINNING (gaining, purchasing, developing, inheriting, storing up as-with-Treasure-in-Heaven, etc). By waiting. Waiting on GOD!

Flight is beautiful to land-locked gravity-huggers! Unfortunately, it is usually associated with escape. And God assigned no souls to carnal mortality ("futility" see 'concluded' to disobedience (unbelief) ...Ro 11:32, see also Gal 3:22 & Ro 8:20) for them to 'escape'! No, God wants us to LEARN and GROW so we can BEAR as we were PLANTED and INTENDED by God.

However, there is also an aspect of overcoming in soaring - as above all the conflict, turmoil and chaos of this wicked world. After all, Christ's Own peace 'passes' (soars above) our understanding - just as His Own Love 'passes' our puny knowledge. And there is a certain grace and ease in the power of flight - not to mention style and agile form.

But waiting takes guts. It is loathsome to our impatient, lustful, temporal nature. It takes Trust. And that requires Faith. And DOING Faith means DISCIPLINE. And that means we must grow up. Tantrums are for those yet on Milk! For Meat, we must learn to Chew!

Spiritually, God CAN BE the wind beneath our wings - the UP-DRAFT that lifts - the Thermal Which Inspires, Invigorates and Breathes Life through us and in us. God Soars - ALOT! And He bids us, 'COME FLY WITH ME!" (no 'rapturous escape' here, but an honest-to-God, 'COME UP HITHER!")




Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use every power as Thou shalt choose.

Take my will, and make it Thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee.

Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!


Those who truly Know Jesus Christ *prove* it! -
Until Christs done-IN-U = Ur testimony, U R phoney!

(listen to 'My Utmost For His Highest' audio devotional for this date - 9:48 minutes) see Jn 13:17

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'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 2 of 32

-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --

There is not only a death to sin, but in a great many things there is a deeper death to self - a crucifixion in detail, and in the minutia of life - after the soul has been sanctified. This deeper crucifixion to self is the unfolding and application of all the principals of self- renunciation which the soul agreed to in its full consecration. Job was a perfect man, and dead to all sin; but in his great sufferings, he died to his own religious life; died to his domestic affections; died to his theology; all his views of God's Providence; he died to a great many things which in themselves were not sin, but which hindered his largest union with God. Peter, after being sanctified and filled with the Spirit, needed a special vision from heaven to kill him to his traditional theology and Jewish high church-ism. The very largest degrees of self-renunciation, crucifixion, and abandonment to God, take place after the work of heart-purity. There are a multitude of things which are not sinful; nevertheless, our attachment to them prevents our greatest fullness of the Holy Spirit and our amplest co- operation with God. Infinite wisdom takes us in hand, and arranges to lead us through deep, interior crucifixion to our fine parts, our lofty reason, our brightest hopes, our cherished affections, our religious views, our dearest friendships, our pious zeal, our spiritual impetuosity, our narrow culture, our creeds and churchisms, our success, our religious experiences, our spiritual comforts; the crucifixion goes on till we are dead and detached from all creatures, all saints, all thoughts, all hopes, all plans, all tender-heart yearnings, all preferences; dead to all troubles, all sorrows, all disappointments; equally dead to all praise or blame, success or failure, comforts or annoyances; dead to all climates and nationalities; dead to all desire but for Himself. There are innumerable degrees of interior crucifixion on these various lines. Perhaps not one sanctified person in ten- thousand ever reaches that degree of death to self that Paul and Madame Guyon, and similar saints, have reached.

In contradistinction from heart-cleansing, this finer crucifixion of self is gradual; it extends through months or years: the interior spirit is mortified over and over on the same points, till it reaches a state of divine indifference to it. A great host of believers have obtained heart- purity, and yet, for a long time, have gone through all sorts of "dying daily" to self, before they found that calm, fixed union with the Holy Ghost which is the deep longing of the child of God. Again, in contradistinction from heart-cleansing, which is by faith, this deeper death to self is by suffering. This is abundantly taught in Scripture, and confirmed by the furnace experience of thousands. Joseph was a sanctified man before being cast into prison; but there the iron entered into his soul (see Ps 105:18 margin), and by suffering he reached the highest death of self. There are literally scores of Scripture passages, like Ps 71:19-21, teaching that the upper ranges in the sanctified state are wrought out through suffering. Perhaps the most remarkable passage of the Word on this subject is in Romans 5th Chapter; The first verse teaches full salvation by faith, the second verse teaches full salvation by faith, and verses 3-5 teach a deeper death and fuller Holy Ghost life of tribulation. When the soul undergoes this deeper death to self, it enters into a great wideness of spiritual comprehension and love; a state of almost uninterrupted prayer; of boundless charity for all people; of unutterable tenderness and broadness of sympathy; of deep, quiet thoughtfulness; of extreme simplicity of life and manners; and of deep visions into God and the coming ages. In this state of utter death to self, suffering, sorrows, pains, and mortifications of all kind are looked upon with a calm, sweet indifference. Such a soul looks back over its heart-breaking trials, its scalding tears, its mysterious tribulations, with gentle subduedness, without regret, for it now sees God in every step of the way. Into such a soul the Holy Spirit pours the ocean currents of His Own Life; Its great work henceforth is to watch the monitions and movements of the Spirit within it, and yield prompt, loving, unquestioning co-operation with Him. Such a soul has at last, in deed and in truth, reached the place where there is "none of self and all of Christ!"


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Pr 11:11
"By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted:
but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked."




'Big Rocks'

A while back I was reading about an expert on subject of time management.

One day this expert was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration I'm sure those students will never forget. After I share it with you, you'll never forget it either.

As this man stood in front of the group of high-powered overachievers he said, "Okay, time for a quiz." Then he pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouthed mason jar and set it on a table in front of him. Then he produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar.

When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, "Is this jar full?"

Everyone in the class said, "Yes."

Then he said, "Really?" He reached under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. Then he dumped some gravel in and shook the jar causing pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the spaces between the big rocks.

Then he smiled and asked the group once more, "Is the jar full?" By this time the class was onto him.

"Probably not," one of them answered.

"Good!" he replied. And he reached under the table and brought out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in and it went into all the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel. Once more he asked the question, "Is this jar full?"

"No!" the class shouted.

Once again he said, "Good!" Then he grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim. Then he looked up at the class and asked, "What is the point of this illustration?"

One eager beaver raised his hand and said, "The point is, no matter how full your schedule is, if you try really hard, you can always fit some more things into it!"

"No," the speaker replied, "that's not the point. The truth this illustration teaches us is: If you don't put the big rocks in first, you'll never get them in at all."

The title of this letter is The "Big Rocks" of Life. What are the big rocks in your life? A project that YOU want to accomplish? Time with your loved ones? Your faith, your education, your finances? A cause? Teaching or mentoring others? Remember to put these BIG ROCKS in first or you'll never get them in at all.

- Unknown


Grace to help - in time of NEED!
Heb 4:16 "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."

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What we 'receive' into our 'heart' controls our 'head'!

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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On this date in:

1927 An audience in New York saw an image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television.

1939 Italy invaded Albania.

1947 Auto pioneer Henry Ford died at age 83.

1948 The World Health Organization was founded.

1949 The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical ''South Pacific'' opened on Broadway.

1953 The U.N. General Assembly elected Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden to be secretary-general.

1957 New York City's last electric trolley completed its final run from Queens to Manhattan.

1969 The Supreme Court unanimously struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material.

1976 China's leadership deposed Deputy Prime Minister Deng Xiaoping.

1990 Former national security adviser John M. Poindexter was convicted of five counts at his Iran-Contra trial. (A federal appeals court later reversed the convictions.)

1990 A display of Robert Mapplethorpe photographs opened at Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center; the center and its director were indicted on obscenity charges.

1992 PLO chairman Yasser Arafat survived the crash-landing of his plane in the Libyan desert; three crew members were killed.

1994 Civil war erupted in Rwanda, a day after a plane crash claimed the lives of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi.

2001 NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft took off on a six-month, 286-million-mile journey to the red planet.

2001 An unarmed black man wanted on 14 misdemeanor warrants was fatally shot by a white police officer in Cincinnati, sparking three days of riots.

2003 U.S. troops in more than 100 U.S. armored vehicles rumbled through downtown Baghdad and seized one of Saddam Hussein's opulent palaces.

2003 The Supreme Court voted 6-3 to uphold a 50-year-old Virginia law making it a crime to burn a cross as an act of intimidation.

2005 The painkiller Bextra was taken off the market, and the FDA said all similar prescription drugs should strongly warn about possible risk of heart attacks and strokes.

2005 Ibrahim al-Jaafari, a Shiite, was named Iraq's interim prime minister; Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani was sworn in as interim president.


89 R. G. Armstrong Actor
86 Ravi Shankar Musician
78 James Garner Actor
74 Cal Smith Country singer
73 Wayne Rogers Actor (''M.A.S.H'')
72 Ian Richardson Actor
71 Bobby Bare Country singer
67 Francis Ford Coppola Director
67 David Frost TV journalist
62 Gerhard Schroeder Former chancellor of Germany


44 Billie Holiday 4/7/1915 - 7/17/1959 American jazz singer from the 1930's to the 1950's
46 St. Francis Xavier 4/7/1506 - 12/3/1552 Spanish Roman Catholic missionary
80 William Wordsworth 4/7/1770 - 4/23/1850 English Romantic poet; poet laureate of England (1843-50)
91 W. K. Kellogg 4/7/1860 - 10/6/1951 American industrialist and founder of the W.K. Kellogg Company
76 Allen Dulles 4/7/1893 - 1/29/1969 American diplomat and director of the C.I.A. (1953-61)
75 Walter Winchell 4/7/1897 - 2/20/1972 American journalist and broadcaster

ART MEDIA WORTH MENTION (Selected Clips - Audio, Visual, Graphics)

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection.

And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others.

Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian."

-A.W. Tozer


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EARTHWATCH RADIO - a 2-minute audio podcast on earth-science world news

Legacy in Long Island Sound -
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'And if I should die before I wake .... '

Thank You for the life You've given me - and shared with me.
I wouldn't have missed Knowing You for all this world!