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A DAILY SPIRITUAL OASIS (10/17/2011) By God's Family Team

Monday, October 17, 2011


Dear LORD,

Thank You for the promise of your grace. Help us not to become too focused upon and overwhelmed by our trials, our health, and decisions that we have to make. You are a loving God who wants us to bring our requests to You. We confess that we allow ourself to feel defeated when we don’t receive an answer to our prayers in the ways that we expect. It is hard to accept your silence. Although we try not to mentally focus on the “I don’t understand why” questions, we know from our physical and emotional responses that our body is in rebellion against waiting for your answer.

Help us to surrender all of our expectations and anxieties to You and rest in the promise of your grace, that being enough for us. Help us to be grateful for the trials that You allow so that You can show your strength in our life. LORD, when it is physically, emotionally, mentally, and physically impossible to accomplish something and we watch the You perform what we cannot do ourselves, it is a testimony to ourselves and to others.

“How do we express ourself in the center of our dilemma?” Your word says “Most gladly therefore will we rather glory in our infirmities…” We should be pleased and delighted that we are about to see your power rest upon us. Help us to look to your power. Help us to look beyond our sorrow and responsibilities that weigh heavily upon us. Help us to throw our troubles upon your back. ”

You have given us Your promises, and You have given us permission and authority to give You our burdens. We give You this heavy load and we wait to see your respond and your glory. We bow before You with grateful hearts.

In Jesus’ name we pray,


"IN the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul. Psalm 11:a {KJVB}"

The bible has a solemn warning to those who have heard the gospel and have not believe. Paul declared that when the Antichrist is revealed, it may be too late for a change of mind: The coming of the lawless one is according of the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will sent them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but has pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Corinthians 2:9-12 {NKJVB} Now is the time to make the decision to trust Jesus as Messiah. Tomorrow may be too late. "Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" 2 Corinthians 6:2 {NNJVB}.

just to be able.
able to slip on my trainers and go for a real walk.
without fear of going as far as i want to and as fast as i want.
to dip in the pool and swim 30 minutes with ease.
to fit into clothes once tight.
to bend over and do my laces.
to enjoy good food and know i will still be losing some weight.
to enjoy a healthier life style.
how much better things are for me today than just 4 months ago.
and your all doing the same too.

John 19:11
Jesus answered, 'Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.'

How much easier our lives would be if we could quit fighting the fact that all power comes from God. We want control of our own lives, and we like to think we can stand on our own two feet. The reality of the matter is that we have received everything we have from the Lord. He has given us our abilities and talents, He has given us our resources, and He gives us our opportunities. The truly strong person is she who understands that God is the source of all power. If we want the power to diet, it can come to us only through the Lord God Almighty, who loves His children and offers them everything they need.

Today's thought: God is greater than my desire to eat!

TODAY'S HYMN By Alton H. Howard (1977)
(First verse)

1. He took my burdens all away, up to a brighter day,
He gave me a song........a wonderful song...........
A wonderful song I now can sing, In my heart joybells ring,
He gave me a song............a wonderful song.
He gave me a song.......to sing about,
He lifted me.........from sin and doubt;
Oh, praise His name........He is my King;
A wonderful song............He is to me.

"May God bless each and everyone of us as we lift our voice in praise and thanksgiving to Him everyday. IN HIS LOVE, Vic.

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COOP9002 10/17/2011 10:26AM

    He is indeed everything we need.

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A WEEKEND SPIRITUAL OASIS (10/16/2011) By God's Family Team

Sunday, October 16, 2011



May God continue to bless us and show us how to be thankful for those who have taught us to read God's word and live it.


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BONBON561 10/16/2011 3:47PM

    Good worship today up to about 300 total at both services

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NDTEACHER1 10/16/2011 9:27AM

    So very true!

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Saturday, October 15, 2011



We have many ways to give new life to the good things of God that we have been given. Count your blessings, name them one by one; count your many blessings, see what God has done.

Have a Wonderful weekend and don't forget to worship the Lord.

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REMARAHAB 10/15/2011 1:51PM

    Have a wonderful week end spreading that spark!

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CAROLJEAN64 10/15/2011 1:09PM

    My blessings are so many that I cannot count them.

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A DAILY SPIRITUAL OASIS (10/14/2011) By God's Family Team

Friday, October 14, 2011


Dear LORD,

All of our life we have battled with fear. We have watched the crippling effects of fear in the lives of others, and we have allowed fear to prevent mus from receiving your blessings. It is not enough to say that we will not be afraid. It is up to us to walk out our faith. We confess our fear and we stretch our hand out so that you can grasp onto it with your firm grip. We choose to trust you and believe in you. Still we pray, “Help our unbelief.” Help us to overcome the urge to say “No” when we really want to say “Yes.” Likewise, help us to say “No” even when we are afraid to say “No.” Give us the courage to reach for goals that appear to be out of our grasp. Help us not to be afraid of those who are against us. The thing we fear is powerless if you are on my side—like a lion with no teeth. The toothless lion may roar, but his strength is in his intimidation. Help us to see through your eyes the strength that we have because you are our LORD.

Thank you for a new brave heart.

In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!

For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; His countenance doth behold the upright. Psalm 11:7 {KJVB}.


1. Let's take a look now at THE SCHEMING CRITICS (John 8:3-9).
a. Their plan was to create a dilemma for Jesus to discredit Him.
1. If Jesus let's the woman go, then He would be seen as being easy on sin and could have been arrested for violation of the Law.
2. If He gave permission for the woman to be likked, then He would have been accused before Roman authority as a seditionist, and would destroy his reputation as being a "friend of publicans and sinners".
3. Their intent was to leave no room for Jesus to escape this dilemma.
b. Their plan would have worked with an ordinary man.
1. Jesus was not an ordinary man....HE WAS THE SON OF GOD!
2. Jesus doesn't play by man's rules...HE PLAYS BY GOD'S RULES.
3. In Vs 5, they wanted to quote the commandments of God to the finger that wrote it(Ex 32:16).
4. In Vs 6, they were ignored.
c. When Jesus did speak (Vs 7), THEY WERE EXPOSED.
1. "He who is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her".
2. There were some there that may never had committed adultery physically, but had in their head and in their heart.
3. The shouting stopped and the only sounds was the dropping of stones and the shuffles of feets as they quietly stole away.
2. PICTURE THIS: One of the most difficult things we ever have to do is to face ourself, to see ourself as sinful as we are, to see ourself as we realy are, and to be able to see ourself as we can be in Jesus Christ. Paul would have gone to hell had he not come face to face with himself on the road to Damascus (Acts 9), and changed his life. Are you ready to face yourself and see what you really are? Are you ready to change your life?

May God make us sensitive to His name and presence, and to names we bestow on others, choosing kind ones that help people grow in Jesus our Lord.

Thank you all again for your marvelous responses and comments, and especially for your heart-felt inputs.


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PANSYLADY2 10/14/2011 1:09PM

    I liked this blog. Perfect love casts out fear: it really does!! A person always wonders how he or she would react when confronted with the same decision the "stoners" faced. Would they come face to face with themselves or would they keep up the facade of righteous indignation?

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A DAILY SPIRITUAL OASIS (10/13/2011) By God's Family Team

Thursday, October 13, 2011


"Dear LORD,

There is no one like you, never has been, and never will be. You are the God of heaven, Creator of all the earth. We are thankful that you never get tired or weak. Sometimes we work really hard to please you, but it’s not our hard work or the pride in which we accomplish a thing that pleases you. You are interested in a heart that is humble before you. You give us strength when we need it. You are pleased with a humble heart. Help us to turn away from the things that break your heart. Give us courage to do the things that are required of us, and help us to be mindful of whom we are in Christ. Take our broken heart and make us like new. Help us to honor you in all that we do.

Walk with us today and rule in our heart. Let us sense your presence as we go about the things that are required of us and strengthen us. Help us to be mindful of the needs of others so that we will support them in prayer and allow you to lead us.

In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN!"

James 4:7
Sumbit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

"Grace was surprised. The hostess had offered her dessert and she had declined without even the slightest pang of remorse. Dessert had always been Grace's favorite type of food. Giving up dessert had been the worst part of her diet. Now, though, she found that she had declined without really caring. What a breakthrough! She felt she had a fighting chance. She had resisted temptation so long that it wasn't tempting any longer. Grace felt stronger than at any other point in her diet. Thank God. She was going to make it, after all!

Today's thought: The more I turn down, the more my weight goes down!"

"He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. 15:2 {KJVB".

TODAY'S HYMN By Helen H. Lemmel (1922)


1. O soul, are you weary and troubled? No light in the darkness you see?
There's light for a look at the Savior, And Life more abundant and free. REFRAIN.
2. Thru death into life everlasting, He passed, and we follow Him there;
Over us sin no more hath dominion, For more than conq'rors we are! REFRAIN.
3. His word shall not fail you, He promised; Believe Him, and all will be well;
Then go to a world that is dying, His perfect salvation to tell!

REFRAIN: Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace.


In our moment of fear and chaos, may God help us to listen for Hid directions, sent to uas in so many quiet and suttle ways.

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful responses and your input to this team blog. IN HIS ENCOURAGEMENT, The God's Family Team!

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KLASSIE 10/13/2011 10:45PM

    Today's thought is the best. Easy to remember and definitely true. Thanks for sharing.

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SONYALATRECE 10/13/2011 4:53PM

    Thanks! I love it.

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