Pilgrim's Path Daily

Sunday, May 21, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you," 1 Pet 1:2-4

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

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MORNING

My brethren, be strong in the Lord, and
in the power of his might.

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. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.--I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.--The gospel of Christ . . . is the power of God unto salvation.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.--I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.--We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

The joy of the LORD is your strength.--Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.

EPH. 6. 10. 2 Co. 12. 9, 10.--Ps. 71. 16.--
Ro. 1. 16. Phi. 4. 13.--Col. 1. 29.--
2 Co. 4. 7 Ne. 8. 10.--Col. 1. 11.


EVENING

Jesus Christ our Lord.

JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.--He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.

Messias . . . which is called Christ.--The LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives.

The last Adam was made a quickening spirit. The second man is the Lord from heaven.--My Lord and my God.--Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

1 COR. 1. 9. Mat. 1. 21.--Phi. 2. 8-10.
John 4. 25.--Is. 61. 1. 1 Co. 15. 45, 47.--
John 20. 28.--John 13. 13-15.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

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

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES 5/21
"THE BRIDEGROOM"

Matt 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

The Bridegroom must come. The true church is His beloved espoused bride. He has waited a long, long time for her to prepare herself for the glad day and to add the last one which will complete the Body. Are you thinking today of Him as the Coming One? And of yourself as one of those who are to be blessed as His beloved throughout eternity? How insignificant are the little cares and trials! How small they seems when our eyes are turned with expectancy toward Him as He returns. "Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb" (Rev 19:9). Hallelujah!

May our prayer always be, "Even so, come, Lord Jesus, come quickly." Amen.

DAILY THANKSGIVING

BREAD & SOUP - Lord, thank you for bread and soup.

I like making them both - and then I like eating them both.

And every time I do I learn the lesson all over again - that some of the very best things are very simple!

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

The Heat Wave of the Future -
Interested in what the weather's like...for the next century? A new climate model offers the ultimate extended forecast. CLICK HERE


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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

Well, where all that is concerned - where that's Written in the Bible? -
God's simply not talking to me - He meant that for others, not me!

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

Flying Snake -
You can hear and see an amazing variety of exotic creatures in a tropical rainforest. Just don't forget to look up! Take a trip high above the forest floor. CLICK HERE


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FOTO TOTO?

Cruisin for a BRUSIN!

Ever pout at God? Why do we DO that?? Cause God has either done something we disapprove of, or has allowed it! We don't like it - and we're showing it by turning our back on Him. We get into our flesh and wallow - just a bit - just to demonstrate our resentment! Woe, and WOAH!


Kids are like that, you know. Spiteful. Selfish. Impudent, rude, obnoxious and even vicious. They want their own way.

Sometimes God has to do or allow a thing for our own good - for our ETERNAL BEST. And not all of God's Lessons feel good - some smart oodles & gobs! But when we are being Chastised or Rebuked by a Loving Father and we turn against Him - oh my! We're cruisin for a brusin - BIGTIME!


Thank God we can MAKE-UP with Him - put things Right - Repent! Making Peace with God is what the Cross is all about - Christ's, and our's - daily. And we have His BLOOD on that!

Next time you don't quite approve of how or where God is Leading you - or Teaching you - Kiss the Paddle! 'SELAH!' Stop, Look, Listen UP! Take a deep breath, confess your anger and pettiness and hard-heartedness to God - ON THE SPOT. Make NICE with God NOW. Tell Him where you're mad, or bad, or bitter inside - where you are hurt or scared or anxious. Let Him know - it isn't as if He doesn't already know - but when we MAKE PEACE with God, He draws very near to us! Father's are like that, you know?! And our Father ALWAYS Knows best!


DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



JESU, FOR THE BEACON-LIGHT

Jesu, for the beacon-light
By Thy holy Doctors given,
When the mists of error’s night,
Gathered o’er the path to Heav’n;
For the witness that they bare
To the truth they learned of Thee,
For the glory that they share,
Let our praise accepted be.

In Jerusalem below
They were workmen at Thy call,
Each with one hand met the foe,
With the other built the wall;
Watchmen on the mountain set,
Scribes instructed in Thy Word,
Fishers with the Gospel net,
Drawing souls to Thee their Lord.

Like Thy learnèd sons of yore,
Jesu, may Thy Pastors still
Know and teach Thy sacred lore
With brave heart and patient skill;
In these latter days of strife
Keep, O keep them true to Thee,
Till beside the well of life
Light in Thine own light they see.



Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

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Getting on God's side gets Him on our's!

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 24 of 32

Chapter 24 - "SOME STRIKING INCIDENTS"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --




It takes us a long time, it seems to come into the full realization that the Holy Ghost is actually an Omnipotent person, extending around the whole world, and that He often works in a simultaneous and wondrous way on souls widely separated from each other. A thing that we have believed for years, when brought home to our experience by living facts, seems so new and powerful to us.

In the autumn of 1894, when going through great trouble, I spent much time fasting and prayer. It pleased my heavenly Father to encourage me be many wondrous instances of the guidance of the Holy Spirit; so striking were they that I I ought to print some of them for the encouraging of the hearts of others. A lady in Nottingham, England, wrote me that she felt impelled to tell me how God had used my little book, "White Robes," to lead her into the restoration of the fullness of the Spirit, and that, when she went into a private room to pray, the Spirit, in a very definite way, put my name into her mind, and a special petition in her heart for me. This special petition given to her for me was, word for word, the very prayer that I was pleading for myself at the same time, five thousand miles away. During those months I used to awake quite regularly at three o'clock in the morning, and get up and spend an hour in prayer. A very dear minister, who walked very close ot God, came to visit me, and said that, for some time past, he had strangely awakened at 3 A.M., and had felt led by the Spirit to get up and pray for me. During this time, I received a letter from a devoted man and his wife, whom I had never seen, living in Canada, over two thousand miles from my home, saying that several times they had been strangely awakened at 3 A.M., and clearly impressed by the Holy Spirit to have a season of prayer for me. The evidence was overwhelming that all this was the direct agency of the omnipresent, personal Holy Ghost. My whole being was profoundly impressed by those movements of the Spirit. I was, in a stronger light than ever before, that the Holy Spirit, as an infinite personality, enveloped the human race as a tender, watchful ocean of live; I saw an extraordinary proof of His compassion and interest in me, an infallible proof that He would answer the prayers which He had so marvelously prompted. Glory to the Triune God forever! At that time, in my reading of the Bible, certain passages would be powerfully given to me by the Spirit as my own, and in nearly every such instance I would receive, a few days after, a letter from some saint saying they felt led ot pray for me, and that while in prayer the Spirit had very definitely given them such a passage of Scripture for me, which was the very passage given to me some days previous.

This leading of the Spirit occured a great many times; and in one instance four persons, in different parts of the country, each wrote, giving me the same text, as having been impressed on their minds while in prayer for me. I knew these things were not by chance, but from God, and they made those portions of the word doubly precious to my heart. I have scores of those letters filed away and the passages marked, as living memorials of the minute guidance of the Holy Spirit.

I remember, one week in the early summer of 1895, that many different things were pressing sorely on my heart. The Spirit put on me a burden of prayer which seemed greater than my heart could contain. After pleading with tears for several days, I cried out in an agony, "O Lord, please put this burden of prayer on some other souls; do select some of your dear saints to share this prayer with me." In four days after I received three letters in the same mail- one from the city of Denver, one from the hills of Kentucky, and one from a village in Georgia- each writer saying that on s certain day, the day of my agonizing prayer, they had been strangely and powerfully burdened in prayer for me, and all the three testified of having the assurance that the prayer would be answered. You can only imagine how the conjoint testimony of these letters- all received the same moment- went through my innermost heart. I have those wonderful letters yet, every line of them written as under direct inspiration of God.

My poor heart swells with love and my eyes flow with tears of gratitude, and I in memory read over and over the life pages of the marvelous, far-reaching, particular, personal, and precious leadings of the blessed Comforter. The deeper our union with Jesus, the more clearly we recognize the presence of God in every thing and event. One of the reservation secrets of heaven will be to return the pages of our earthly lives and see every moment of our history from God's standpoint, and find that His watchful, overruling presence was hidden in the very places where we least suspected Him. If we look for wonders, we will not likely see them, but if we seek in perfect lowliness proofs of His being the living God in the little things of our lives.

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 12:1
"Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge:
but he that hateth reproof is brutish (stupid)."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

DAILY POEM

"The World I thought belonged to me, goods ,gold, and people, land and sea -
Where 'ere I walked beneath God's skies, in those old days, my word was "I".

Years past, there flashed my pathway near the fragment of a vision dear,
My former word no more sufficed, and what I said was, 'I and Christ".

But, Oh, the more I looked on Him, His Glory grew - while mine grew dim,
I shrank so small, He towered so high, all I dared say was, 'Christ and I'.

Years more, the Vision held it's place - and looked me steadily in the face,
I speak now in a humbler tone, and what I say is, 'Christ ALONE!".

--Anonymous

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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(when Christ acts strangly!)

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

What TRIES a Righteous man?: God's Back! (see Job!)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1506 Christopher Columbus died in poverty in Spain.

1674 - Jan III Sobieski, elected by the szlachta, became the King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

1861 North Carolina voted to secede from the Union.

1861 The capital of the Confederacy was moved from Montgomery, Ala., to Richmond, Va.

1879 - War of the Pacific: Two Peruvian ironclads attempted to lift the blockade of Iquique by Chilean battleships in the Battle of Iquique.

1894 - The Manchester Ship Canal was officially opened, linking the city of Manchester to the Irish Sea.

1902 The United States ended its occupation of Cuba.

1927 Charles Lindbergh took off for Paris from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, N.Y., aboard the Spirit of St. Louis on the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

1932 Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland for Ireland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

1939 Regular trans-Atlantic air service began as a Pan American Airways plane took off from Port Washington, N.Y., bound for Europe.

1991 - Former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a female suicide bomber.


CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

62 Joe Cocker Rock Singer
60 Cher Singer-actress
48 Ron Reagan Son of former President Ronald Reagan

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

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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: Desktop Blues - click the icons & create your own MUSIC (blues) - this is quite well done!

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"Only Love WITHOUT REASON Forgives sin WITHOUT EXCUSE!"
--Ben Haden, (current American clergy)

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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

Octopus Brainpower -
Research shows that an octopus can solve puzzles, navigate mazes, and even hold a grudge. The octopus is well known for its eight arms, and now it's drawing more attention for the extent of its intelligence. CLICK HERE


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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

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

Thank You for Your Peace which passes all of my misunderstandings.
Help me, Lord, to use it to overcome, even as You lead me.