Pilgrim's Path Daily

Thursday, May 04, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye." Ps 32:8

'DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH' (circa. 1875)

MORNING

Behold, the LORD's hand is not
shortened, that it cannot save;
neither his ear heavy, that it cannot
hear.

In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.--While I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.

Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.--Be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.

Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee.--Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us.--Shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.

ISA. 59. 1. Ps. 138. 3.--Da. 9. 21. Ps. 27. 9.--
Ps. 22. 19. Je. 32. 17.--2 Co. 1. 10.--
Lu. 18. 7, 8.


EVENING

I have glorified thee on the earth.

My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.--I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.--This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.--Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.--All bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth.

Thou art worthy . . . for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

JOHN 17. 4. John 4. 34.--John 9. 4.
Lu. 2. 49, 50.--John 11. 4, 40. Lu. 2. 52.--
Lu. 3. 22.--Lu. 4. 22. Re. 5. 9, 10.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES - (365 Bible Names & Titles for God)

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES 5/4
"JESUS CHRIST"

Matt 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Here is the first title given to our Lord in the New Testament --- Jesus Christ. The chapter contains a host of names, covering three periods of fourteen generations each, but one Name stands out like a radiant star to lighten all the others; one Person to whom all must render allegiance, --- Jesus (Savior) Christ (The Anointed One). At His feet every knee shall bow in heaven and earth.

Let us pour out our hearts to Him in praise and in prayer this day, and every day. Amen.

DAILY THANKSGIVING

Isa 51:3
"The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing."

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Star Ogling -
Extrasolar planets are way out there. But we've detected them, and we're going to keep hunting 'em down to find one just like ours. CLICK HERE


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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

Thank God I am not like those folks!

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

Leatherback Turtles -
The world’s heaviest reptile is the Leatherback turtle. Some of these marine turtles have weighed in around two thousand pounds! CLICK HERE


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DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



TEACH ME, MY GOD AND KING

Teach me, my God and King,
In all things Thee to see,
And what I do in anything
To do it as for Thee.

To scorn the senses’ sway,
While still to Thee I tend:
In all I do be Thou the Way,
In all be Thou the End.

All may of Thee partake;
Nothing so small can be
But draws, when acted for Thy sake,
Greatness and worth from Thee.

If done to obey Thy laws,
E’en servile labors shine;
Hallowed is toil, if this the cause,
The meanest work divine.


Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 18 of 32

Chapter 18 - "INTO THE DEEP"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --





In the 5th chapter of Luke, from the 1st to the 7th verses, we have an account of Jesus teaching on lake Gennesaret, and afterwards of the disciples launching out and letting down their nets for a draught of fishes, which is full of suggestive thoughts.

1- Before they launched out they were to hear the Word of God (vs 1). This is the first preliminary to all of life or service. The first thing we need to hear is God's Living Word. Before we can repent, or believe, or move out on life's duty, we need to receive in our innermost being the Living Word of God. As the earth is dead until until shined upon by the sun, so there is no capability of life or service in us until we hear the Living Word. "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word." It is the Living Word touching our faculties, piercing our conscience, melting our hearts, moving our will, vitalizing our motives, which prepares us for obedience. In proportion as God's Word enters into us, in that proportion are we qualified for our mission.

2- "Launch". When He had left speaking, He said to Peter, "Launch out". So it is when we have heard His Living Word Spoken to us, by the Living Spirit, we are then prepared for the Command to launch out. This word implies the act of the will, which has been vitalized by the hearing of the Living Word. Previous to hearing the Word, the will is sluggish and rebellious; it has no motives or energy along lines of righteousness; but the imparted Word opens up motives, imparts strength, and arouses in the will the principal of choice and determination, which constitutes the taproot of moral character. There must be a fixed choice against all evil, or for all good. It is this fixed choice of the will which makes the central element of character. (see Isa 26:3) God watches the determination of the heart. This word "launch" implies throwing ourselves in utter dependence upon the Lord --- a co-operation with the Spirit, a giving up of our will to His Guidance.

In seeking pardon, or sanctification, or healing, or entering some special service, in various ways there come times in our lives where, after hearing the truth, we are to boldly, with all our will-power, "launch out".

3- "From the shore". To launch out implies launching from the shore. Going from the shore was to leave the multitude, the sights and sounds of terra firma; to leave home, and friends, and all that was on the land. How much this implies to us who will hear all the Living Word, and launch from the shore! It implies launching out from nature, with its laws, sciences, philosophies, from its materialism. It implies launching from the natural mind, with its carnal reasoning, opinions, taste, its prudence and whims, and fashions. It implies launching from all our past --- past failures and successes, all our past sins, and all our past righteousness as well. The cutting of the shore line that ties us to anything behind; the letting of all things go, that, like a receding shore to a sailor, it may fade from our vision. (It means saying "goodbye".)

4- "Into the deep". How deep He does not say. The depth into which we launch will depend upon how perfectly we have given up the shore and the greatness of our need, and the apprehension of our possibilities. The fish were to be found in the deep, not in the shallow water. So with us; our needs are to be met in the deep things of God.

We are to launch into the deep of God's Word, which the Spirit can open up to us in such crystal, fathomless meaning that the same words we have accepted in times past will have an ocean of meaning to them, which renders their first meaning to us very shallow. Into the deep of atonement, until Christ's precious Blood is so illuminated by the Spirit that it becomes an Omnipotent balm, and food and deep medicine for the soul and body. Into the deep of the Father's Will, until we apprehend it in its infinite minuteness and goodness, and its far-sweeping provision and care for us. Into the deep of the Holy Spirit, until He becomes a bright, dazzling, sweet, fathomless summer sea, in which we bathe and bask and breathe, and lose ourselves and our sorrows in the calmness and peace of His everlasting presence. Into the deep of God's providences, where we find the most marvelous answers to prayer, the most tender and careful guidance, the most thoughtful anticipation of our needs, the most accurate and supernatural shaping of events. Into the deep of purposes and coming Kingdom, until the Lord's coming and His millennial Reign are opened up to us; and beyond these the bright entrancing ages on ages unfold themselves, until the mental eye is dazed with light, and the heart flutters with inexpressible anticipations of its joy with Jesus and the glory to be revealed. Into all these things Jesus bids us launch. He made us, and He made the deep, and to its fathomless depths He has fitted our longings and capabilities.

5- "Down your nets". Their nets were the instruments for making their living. To us it signifies letting down our gifts, talents, occupations, into the will of God. Whatever we can utilize of money or business, or voice or pen, or thoughts or labor, or personal magnetism, yielding it utterly to the sway of the Spirit, sinking it all in the sea of His Will beyond our vision, trusting all results with Him.

6- "All night, and nothing". At that same place they had toiled all night and taken nothing. What failures they had experienced! How weary and discouraged they were! But God loves to take the most forlorn failures and turn them into successes. God loves to work in such a way as to outwit all the wise. By His gentle Omnipotence, He takes disappointment, failure, trouble, desolation, and all sorts of losses, and out of them coins the gold victory of success. Faber sings:

"God's glory is a wondrous thing,
...Most strange in all its ways,
And of all things on earth least like
...What men agree to praise.
For He can endless glory weave,
...From what men reckon shame;
In His own world He is content
...To play a losing game."

7- "At Thy Word..." The pivot on which Peter's faith swung was the Word "nevertheless". Notwithstanding our failure all night, "at Thy Word we will let down the net". This was simple faith embodied in obedience. Obedience is the body in which the soul of faith lives and moves. We are to believe and obey at His Word, notwithstanding the awful failures of the past; right on the spot of defeat, over the same waters, with the same net, in the same boat, without any visible signs of success, we are to drop ourselves into His Will. Simply obey, and leave it with Him, whether we take any fish or not. The more perfectly we see our failure, the more perfectly we can enter into the meaning of this "nevertheless, at Thy Word..."

8- "Their net brake". "The lame have taken the prey". The draught of fishes was more than they asked or thought; it was larger than the measure of their nets, or the size of their boat, or the thinking of their minds.

This same Jesus stands on our sea of life, waiting for us to yield in utter obedience, and willing to do in us and for us "exceeding abundantly above our asking or thinking", on lines of experience and usefulness.

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 11:26
"People curse the man who hoards grain,
but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

DAILY POEM

"My friend, have you for far much less, with rage, which you called righteousness,

"resented slights with great distress?

"Your Saviour 'held His peace!'"

--L.S.P.

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

How do we "Follow The Spirit"? - By - "Walking In Him"!

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1471 Wars of the Roses: Yorkist Edward IV defeated a Lancastrian army in the Battle of Tewkesbury (pictured).

1626 Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on what is now Manhattan.

1776 Rhode Island declared its freedom from England, two months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted.

1855 William Walker and a group of mercenaries sailed from San Francisco to conquer Nicaragua.

1886 A labor demonstration for an eight-hour workday at Haymarket Square near the police line in Chicago turned into a riot when a bomb exploded.

1927 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.

1932 Mobster Al Capone, convicted of income-tax evasion, entered the federal penitentiary in Atlanta.

1942 The Battle of the Coral Sea, the first naval clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began during World War II.

1945 German forces in the Netherlands, Denmark and northwest Germany agreed to surrender as World War II drew to a close.

1946 A two-day riot at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay ended after five people were killed.

1919 The May Fourth Movement began in China with large-scale student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, Peking against the Paris Peace Conference and Japan's Twenty-One Demands.

1953 Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.


CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

78 Hosni Mubarak Egyptian president
78 Maynard Ferguson Jazz trumpeter
76 Roberta Peters Opera singer
47 Randy Travis Country singer
45 Mary McDonough Actress (''The Waltons'')

HISTORICAL MEMORIAL TRANSITIONS:

63 Horace Mann 5/4/1796 - 8/2/1859 American educator and philanthropist
63 Audrey Hepburn 5/4/1929 - 1/20/1993 Belgian-born motion-picture and stage actress

THE HISTORY CHANNEL'S (commercial) VIDEO FOR THIS DATE

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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: A NEW TECHNOLOGY, Inventor develops 'artificial gills'!

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"Work as if everything depended on you - and pray as if everything depended on God."
--DL Moody

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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

Nowhere to Hide -
Creatures in the deep ocean adapt to life in a dark and dangerous world. CLICK HERE


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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

'And if I should die before I wake .... '

Thank you Lord for the Adventure of a Lifetime Walking & Talking with You! You have been my best Friend, closest Companion and greatest Teacher through many times, seasons, changes and circumstances - and through it all You have been Faithful to me.