Pilgrim's Path Daily

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." Ps 91:1

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

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MORNING

Abide in me, and I in you.

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.--If Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.--If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard.

Little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.--He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

JOHN 15. 4. Ga. 2. 20. Ro. 7. 18, 24, 25.--
Ro. 8. 10.--Col. 1. 23. 1 John 2. 28.--
1 John 2. 6.


EVENING

Dost thou believe on the Son of God?

Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?

The brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person.--The blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.--I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Lord, I believe.--I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious.

JOHN 9. 35. John 9. 36. He. 1. 3.--
1 Ti. 6. 15, 16.--Re. 1. 8. John 9. 38.--
2 Ti. 1. 12. 1 Pe. 2. 6, 7.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

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

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES 6/13
"THE GLORY OF THY PEOPLE ISRAEL"

Luke 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

The message of Paul was "To the Jew first," but here the Gentiles are mentioned first. The Jews turned away from Jesus and would not have Him to Rule over them, but the Gentiles will not receive Him either --- just a few. The glory shall rest upon Israel when He comes with Sceptre in hand to Rule a reconstructed earth. The Shekinah Glory, manifested in the tabernacle and temple, will shine again upon His beloved people, and Jesus --- the Jew --- will be the Glory of Israel on that day! Let us love the Jews and see to bring the Gospel of the grace of God to them.

Lord Jesus, Who art the Glory of Thy people Israel, remember Thy persecuted, penalty-paying people and help us to love them. Amen.

DAILY THANKSGIVING

Col 3:15
"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to the which also ye are called in one body;
and be ye thankful."

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Fern Power --
Everyone knows that famous sixties motto -- flower power! But who knew there's an even tougher green on the forest floor -- ferns! CLICK HERE


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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

Oh, i learned that LONG ago!
I have that one 'DOWN PAT'!

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

Frightmolts --
In cartoons, we sometimes see scared birds jumping right out of their feathers, and it turns out that actually happens to a lesser degree in real life. CLICK HERE


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FOTO TOTO?

Need a HAND?

Ever need help? At a time when you knew you could not do a thing - or was completely 'out in the dark' where a job was concerned? I feel that way about anything automotive. Useless! Helpless.

It's not a nice feeling. But there are no mortals that have lived even a little while on this earth that have not felt this way. Sometimes we just need a hand!

But there is another sense in which this reality is most devastating. Spiritually. When it dawns on a soul that (s)he is doomed to utter destruction and ruin - that no matter what (s)he tries to do, it will not change the outcome - then that soul "comes to itself" (as Jesus said of the prodigal). It is hoped that soul would then TURN TO GOD (Repent) for Help, in time of need. If (s)he does, (s)he will find He Is very FAITHFUL.

Once this occurs - once we have turned to God for His Help - it is hoped we might also learn to STAY PUT. That is, Remain and Abide abandoned to His Rescue, Remedy, Resources. This was Christ's First Beatitude (Bankruptcy), and the apex and very core of His Beatitudinal 'sermon on the mount'. Residing in utter God-Dependency is the KEY to spiritual Fruit - Jesus says so!

We all come in NAKED - with absolutely NOTHING. And there are no pockets in a shroud - that is, we cannot TAKE anything WITH us when we leave! We leave it all behind when we GO - so for us to learn to LIVE AS THOUGH we had the same nothing we came in with is WISE, indeed! Any soul that Walks by Faith, Lives Abandoned to The Promises. And so we LIVE (and are Saved) by Hope! God has SAID, and we BELIEVE Him - just like that! And LIVING this is truly BELIEVING it.

Next time you need some Help - please turn to The SOURCE! You're in Good Hands with God!

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



KEEP YOUR COLORS FLYING

Keep your colors flying,
All ye Christian youth,
To Christ’s call replying,
Full of grace and truth.
Rise in strength and beauty,
In life’s morning glow,
Answer to each duty,
Onward, upward go.

Refrain

Keep your colors flying,
Stand for God and truth,
Keep your colors flying,
All ye Christian youth.

Life is all before you
Where to choose your way,
Keep Christ’s colors o’er you;
Watch and fight and pray,
With a firm endeavor,
Ev’ry foe defy,
True to Jesus ever,
Lift your colors high.

Refrain

Keep your colors flying,
Never think of ease;
Sin and self denying,
Jesus only please.
Not for worldly pleasure,
Not for worldly fame,
Not for heaps of treasure,
Live for Jesus’ Name!

Refrain

Keep your colors flying,
Walk as Jesus did;
In Him living, dying,
Let your life be hid;
Hoping, trusting, ever,
Breathe this mortal breath;
You shall live forever,
Christ has conquered death.

Refrain



Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

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Abandonment (to God) - Submitting our bodies a Living sacrifice

'The Practice Of The Presence Of God'
- Conversations and Letters of Brother Lawrence -
an audio-booklet, narrated by Dennis Rideout

"I walk before God simply, in faith, with humility and with love; and I apply myself diligently to do nothing and think nothing which may displease Him." --Brother Lawrence

PART ONE (11 minutes)

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Editor's Preface

Brother Lawrence was born Nicholas Herman around 1610 in Herimenil, Lorraine, a Duchy of France. His birth records were destroyed in a fire at his parish church during the Thirty Years War, a war in which he fought as a young soldier. It was also the war in which he sustained a near fatal injury to his sciatic nerve. The injury left him quite crippled and in chronic pain for the rest of his life.

He was educated both at home and by his parish priest whose first name was Lawrence and who was greatly admired by the young Nicholas. He was well read and, from an early age, drawn to a spiritual life of faith and love for God.

In the years between the abrupt end of his duties as a soldier and his entry into monastic life, he spent a period of time in the wilderness living like one of the early desert fathers. Also, prior to entering the monastery, he spent some time in private service. In his characteristic, self deprecating way, he mentions that he was a "footman who was clumsy and broke everything".

At mid-life he entered a newly established monastery in Paris where he became the cook for the community which grew to over one hundred members. After fifteen years, his duties were shifted to the sandal repair shop but, even then, he often returned to the busy kitchen to help out.

In times as troubled as today, Brother Lawrence, discovered, then followed, a pure and uncomplicated way to walk continually in God's presence. For some forty years, he lived and walked with Our Father at his side. Yet, through his own words, we learn that Brother Lawrence's first ten years were full of severe trials and challenges.

A gentle man of joyful spirit, Brother Lawrence shunned attention and the limelight, knowing that outside distraction "spoils all". It was not until after his death that a few of his letters were collected. Joseph de Beaufort, counsel to the Paris archbishop, first published the letters in a small pamphlet. The following year, in a second publication which he titled, 'The Practice of the Presence of God', de Beaufort included, as introductory material, the content of four conversations he had with Brother Lawrence.

In this small book, through letters and conversations, Brother Lawrence simply and beautifully explains how to continually walk with God - not from the head but from the heart. Brother Lawrence left the gift of a way of life available to anyone who seeks to know God's peace and presence; that anyone, regardless of age or circumstance, can practice -anywhere, anytime. Brother Lawrence also left the gift of a direct approach to living in God's presence that is as practical today as it was three hundred years ago.

Brother Lawrence died in 1691, having practiced God's presence for over forty years. His quiet death was much like his monastic life where each day and each hour was a new beginning and a fresh commitment to love God with all his heart.


Conversations

Introduction: At the time of de Beaufort's interviews, Brother Lawrence was in his late fifties. Joseph de Beaufort later commented that the crippled brother, who was then in charge of the upkeep of over one hundred pairs of sandals, was "rough in appearance but gentle in grace". This comment was originally made by another church official who had taken note of Brother Lawrence's simple and gentle approach to living in God's presence.

First Conversation: The first time I saw Brother Lawrence was on the 3rd of August, 1666. He told me that God had done him a singular favor in his conversion at the age of eighteen. During that winter, upon seeing a tree stripped of its leaves and considering that, within a little time, the leaves would be renewed and, after that, the flowers and fruit appear; Brother Lawrence received a high view of the providence and power of God which has never since been effaced from his soul. This view had perfectly set him free from the world and kindled in him such a love for God, that he could not tell whether it had increased in the forty years that he had lived since.

Brother Lawrence said he had been footman to M. Fieubert, the treasurer, and that he was a great awkward fellow who broke everything. He finally decided to enter a monastery thinking that he would there be made to smart for his awkwardness and the faults he would commit, and so he would sacrifice his life with its pleasures to God. But Brother Lawrence said that God had surprised him because he met with nothing but satisfaction in that state.

Brother Lawrence related that we should establish ourselves in a sense of God's presence by continually conversing with Him. It was a shameful thing to quit His conversation to think of trifles and fooleries. We should feed and nourish our soul with high notions of God which would yield us great joy in being devoted to Him.

He said we ought to quicken and enliven our faith. It was lamentable we had so little. Instead of taking faith for the rule of their conduct, men amused themselves with trivial devotions which changed daily. He said that faith was sufficient to bring us to a high degree of perfection. We ought to give ourselves up to God with regard both to things temporal and spiritual and seek our satisfaction only in the fulfilling of His will. Whether God led us by suffering or by consolation all would be equal to a soul truly resigned.

He said we need fidelity in those disruptions in the ebb and flow of prayer when God tries our love to Him. This was the time for a complete act of resignation, whereof one act alone could greatly promote our spiritual advancement.

He said that as far as the miseries and sins he heard of daily in the world, he was so far from wondering at them, that, on the contrary, he was surprised there were not more, considering the malice sinners were capable of. For his part, he prayed for them; but knowing that God could remedy the mischief they did when He pleased, he gave himself no further trouble.

Brother Lawrence said to arrive at such resignation as God requires, we should carefully watch over all the passions that mingle in spiritual as well as temporal things. God would give light concerning those passions to those who truly desire to serve Him.

At the end of this first conversation Brother Lawrence said that, if my purpose for the visit was to sincerely discuss how to serve God, I might come to him as often as I pleased; and without any fear of being troublesome. If this was not the case, then I ought visit him no more.

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 12:10
"A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast,
but the mercy of the wicked is cruel."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

DAILY POEM

"Moment by moment...
step by step...
one by one...
day by day...
little by little!"

--M.Taylor

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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Temptation for lukewarmness is growing!

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

When we 'define' God, that's all we get!
(we HAVE our 'reward'!)

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1886 King Ludwig II of Bavaria drowned in Lake Starnberg.

1888 Congress created the Department of Labor.

1898 Yukon Territory was formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.

1900 China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Chinese Christians erupted.

1927 Aviator Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

1935 In one of the biggest upsets in championship boxing, underdog James J. Braddock defeated Max Baer to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

1966 The Miranda v. Arizona ruling established the Miranda warning.

1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

1971 The New York Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers, a secret study of America's involvement in Vietnam.

1981 A teen-ager fired six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II during a parade in London.

1983 The U.S. space probe Pioneer 10 became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system as it crossed the orbit of Neptune.

1986 Benny Goodman, the clarinet-playing ''King of Swing,'' died at age 77.

1994 A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blamed recklessness by Exxon Corp. and Capt. Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the nation's worst oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

67 Siegfried Magician (Siegfried & Roy)
66 Bobby Freeman R&B singer
63 Malcolm McDowell Actor
55 Richard Thomas Actor (''The Walton's 'Johnboy''')
53 Tim Allen Actor-comedian (''Home Improvement'')
44 Ally Sheedy Actress

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

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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: Researchers Use Bacteria To Reduce Uranium
ARTICLE: Scientists demonstrate a promising technique for cleaning up uranium from some of the most severely contaminated areas with the help of bacteria.

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff,
so does affliction purify virtue."

--Burton

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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

Strength in Diversity --
Energy security means more than reducing our dependency on imported oil. It also means diversifying our sources of energy. CLICK HERE


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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

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

Lord, when it is my time to die - please be WITH me in whatever that experience might bring.

I know I will fear nothing - not even death - if You will draw me very close to You!