Pilgrim's Path Daily

Monday, May 22, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works." Mt 16:27

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

this is an audio post - click to play


MORNING


Peace I leave with you, my peace I give
unto you: not as the world giveth,
give I unto you.

T HE world passeth away, and the lust thereof.--Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.--What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.--I would have you without carefulness.

These things I have spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.--The Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means.--The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: the LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

JOHN 14. 27. 1 John 2. 17.--Ps. 39. 6.--
Ro. 6. 21. Lu. 10. 41, 42.--1 Co. 7. 32.
John 16. 33.--2 Th. 3. 16.--Nu. 6. 24-26.


EVENING

The Spirit also helpeth our infirmities.

T HE Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost.--What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God?--It is God which worketh in you.

We know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

He knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.--A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench.

The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

ROM. 8. 26. John 14. 26.--1 Co. 6. 19.--
Phi. 2. 13. Ro. 8. 26, 27. Ps. 103. 14.--
Is. 42. 3. Mat. 26. 41. Ps. 23. 1, 2.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

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

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES 5/22
"THE HOLY ONE OF GOD"

Mark 1:24 Saying, Let [us] alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

What a testimony coming from the lips of one possessed of an unclean spirit, Satan's tool, under his power. But the presence of Christ overawed him. "I know Thee who Thou art, the Holy One of God." This was not a willing testimony, but was forced from him. Many men are devil-possessed, and the devil has powers according him, but Christ can hinder his followers; can cast out his demons and forbit their speaking (vs 34). How lovingly we should bow at His feet (Ps 2:12) - the Holy One of God! May we fix our thought upon Him and say many times today as we walk and talk with Him, "Oh

Thou Holy One of God, glorify Thyself through us." Amen

DAILY THANKSGIVING

2 Cor 4:15
"For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God."

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Water Cuts Through Rock -
The Earth and its amazing wonders didn't always look this way... erosion, floods, rock, and sun helped make it what it is today. CLICK HERE

for archive page, click here:

'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

I wish I had never been BORN!

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

Florida Manatee -
Learn about a sea animal that has the body of a seal, the snout of a walrus, is closely related to the elephant, and is known as a sea cow! CLICK HERE


For the archive page, -- CLICK HERE

FOTO TOTO?

How ODD!

Strange, the things you see when you don't have your shotgun! HA!

How do we respond when confronted with the unusual - the out-of-the-ordinary - the bizarre? Do we flinch, stare or figit? Make a scene, or make it worse by calling attention?

There are individuals who were born with physical defects of all sorts. Some are so severe, even grotesque, as to make of them social misfits. That is, when in public, they are shunned or ridiculed or embarrassed in grievous ways. We have all witnessed this sort of shameful behavior.

But what ARE we to do, then? Well, let me ask you - how would you wish to be treated if in their 'shoes'? Actually, that's an unfair question, as without their experience, none of us could answer that properly. Even to turn away (rather than to stare) is painful to the socially impaired.

One thing we CAN do if we belong to Jesus Christ - we can PRAY FOR THEM! That's right. Right on the spot - stop and ask the Lord to Bless, Help and Encourage them - in ways only HE might be Able! And we can MEAN it!

It is for sure that if we will do this - God will Comply! The Lord KNOWS His Own and is very Kind and Gracious to those in genuine need. That we can COUNT on.

So next time you see something a bit queer - odd and quirky ... ask the Lord for His Blessings. You might be surprised - there MAY just be a Blessing there for YOU as well! :)

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



KING OF GLORY, KING OF PEACE

King of glory, King of peace,
I will love Thee;
And that love may never cease,
I will move Thee.
Thou hast granted my request,
Thou hast heard me;
Thou didst note my working breast,
Thou hast spared me.

Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing Thee,
And the cream of all my heart
I will bring Thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
Thou alone didst clear me;
And alone, when they replied,
Thou didst hear me.

Seven whole days, not one in seven,
I will praise Thee;
In my heart, though not in Heaven,
I can raise Thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
To enroll Thee:
E’en eternity’s too short
To extol Thee.



Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

this is an audio post - click to play

"Is Healing for today? Is God Alive?" -AWTozer

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 25 of 32

Chapter 25 - "PRAYING FOR AN ENEMY"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --




I am convinced we have far too shallow views of that command to pray for our enemies. It means a vast more than to say, "God bless our foes." It means that we are to take them on our heart in good earnest, and intercede for them, particularly, lovingly, perseveringly- pray for them till out of a living heart we can unite their highest welfare with our own.

I have been blessed all my life with a few enemies; at a few periods in my life with a great many, and sometimes they have been exceedingly bitter. But in reviewing the past, I notice that I have had the fewest enemies and the most popularity when I was the least spiritual and the farthest away from God; and that, when I have had deepest fellowship with Christ, I have been the most misunderstood by religious people and the most intensely hated by bad people. I can recall many seasons when I felt it a necessity to pray especially both for positive enemies and for Christian people, who had greatly injured me, while they did not intend to be my foes. One such circumstance occurred in the early summer of 1895. A certain very bitter enemy had done many things to greatly damage both me and my family. I had often prayed for him in my secret devotions, but one day I felt drawn to go off alone into a forest and spend some hours in pleading to God for him and his family. At the beginning of my prayer, I tried to exercise great charity for the man by putting myself in his place, and looking at my own miserable self from his standpoint. But the Spirit soon showed me that was the human way, and not the Divine. It came to me that what I needed was to love that man with the identical same love that Jesus had for him; to pity, sympathize with, and feel toward him exactly as God felt, up to my capacity; that I was to be a living vessel in such union with the Holy Spirit that Jesus could love him through me, and pour His Divine live through my affections. It was revealed to me that in order to love him as Christ loved, I must utterly abandon my being to the Holy Spirit, for the purpose of becoming a channel of the perfectly unselfish, impartial, disinterested, tender, and boundless compassion of God. I complied with the suggestion of the Spirit, and before I had prayed an hour the fountains of my soul were broken up, my tears flowed like rain; I felt a warm, soft love for him; all his welfare of body and soul, all his family, all his temporal and eternal interests, became very precious in my sight.

As I continued to plead with God for his soul's salvation, and for all his welfare in detail, suddenly that Spirit opened to my mind what a lovely Christian that man would make if he was thoroughly washed in Jesus' blood, and filled with the Holy Spirit. I seemed to see his soul and all his gifts and powers, now so perverted by sin- how lovely they would be if transformed be Divine grace! As I viewed him under the possibilities of saving grace, he seemed transfigured in my vision. I then prayed that I might feel a Christ-like grief for any trouble that might befall him. From that moment it has been easy and sweet to pray for him, and I never think of him except with a pecullarly tender love.

A few months after, that man had a great calamity which brought pain and sadness to my heart; yet I was accused of praying the misfortune upon him. Our neighbors and acquaintances can never really know what is in our hearts till that great day. It is infinitely more essential that we actually love our fellows than that we convince them of our love. If Jesus was unable to convince men of His love to them, are we greater than He? It is the deep reality of having the Christ-love flow through us to everybody that we need, far more than the success of showing it to people. I find the more I pray for anyone, the easier it is for me to think well of him, and to look at his conduct in the most favorable light.

Not only must we pray long and fervently for our positive foes, but pray much for religious people who are cold and severe to us; for if we do not keep our hearts warm and pure, and very tender to everybody on earth, we lose that sweet sense of oneness with Jesus which is worth more than all the friendships of creatures. It is not my calling to make people love me; it is my great business to have perfect union with the Holy Spirit, and to love all with God's love, whether they love or have confidence in me or not.

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


NOTE: Music files are kept on the server for 30 days, then deleted.

DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 12:2
"A good man obtains favor from the LORD,
but a man of evil devices he condemns."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

DAILY POEM

"It is the branch that bears the fruit, that feels the knife,
to prune it for a larger growth, a fuller life.

"Though every budding twig be lopped, and every grace of swaying tendril,
springing leaf, be lost a space.

"O thou whose life of joy seems reft, of beauty shorn;
whose aspirations lie in dust, all bruised and torn,
rejoice, tho each desire, each dream, each hope of thine
shall fall and fade; it is the hand of Love Divine...

"... that holds the knife, that cuts and breaks with tenderest touch,
that thou, whose life has born some fruit - mayest now bear much!"

--Annie Johnson Flint

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

this is an audio post - click to play

Relationship with Holiness!

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

God's Love IS Life - reject the One & lose the other!

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

this is an audio post - click to play


HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1455 Forces led by Richard, Duke of York and Richard, Earl of Warwick captured Lancastrian King Henry VI of England, beginning the Wars of the Roses with a Yorkist victory in the First Battle of St Albans.

1761 The first life insurance policy in the United States was issued, in Philadelphia.

1807 - Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was indicted for treason by a grand jury.

1813 Composer Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig, Germany.

1868 The Great Train Robbery took place near Marshfield, Ind., as seven members of the Reno gang made off with $96,000 in cash, gold and bonds.

1915 Four trains collided near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246 in the Quintinshill rail crash.

1939 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed a ''Pact of Steel'' committing Germany and Italy to a military alliance.

1960 Valdivia, Chile was devastated as the epicenter of the 9.5-magnitude Great Chilean Earthquake, with destructive tsunamis reaching Hilo, Hawaii the following day.

1969 The lunar module of Apollo 10 separated from the command module and flew to within nine miles of the moon's surface in a dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing.

1972 The island nation of Ceylon became the republic of Sri Lanka with the adoption of a new constitution.

1990 After years of conflict, the Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen merged to become the Republic of Yemen.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

82 Charles Aznavour Actor-singer
79 Michael Constantine Actor (''My Big Fat Greek Wedding'')
72 Peter Nero Pianist-composer
68 Richard Benjamin Actor-director
68 Frank Converse Actor
66 Michael Sarrazin Actor
66 Bernard Shaw Broadcast journalist

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

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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: 'LET'S BE FRIENDS' Blog --- Touching photos of unusual animal friendships --- All sorts of animal friendships caught on film!

--- CHECK IT OUT! CLICK HERE:

Would you like to share your internet discoveries?
Simply post a COMMENT on this article.

NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing yet had been done."
--CS Lewis

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


NOTE: Music files are kept on the server for 30 days, then deleted.

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

Killer Whales Play Cat and Mouse -
Scientists who study animal behavior say killer whales like to play games and that they often change the rules. They say that's a sign of intelligence that goes beyond pure instinct. CLICK HERE


For the archive page, -- CLICK HERE

'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

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

Lord, bless all those now on earth that love, obey and serve You - and who await your Return.