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A DAILY SPIRITUAL OASIS (10/19/2011) By God's Family Team

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

SPREAD THE SPARK OF TRUTH TODAY!

sORRY ABOUT BEING LATE TODAY: mY COMPUTER PROVIDER cma WENT DOWN YESTERDAY AND FINALLY CAME UP A LITTLE WHILE AGO.



TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: By DIDMIS
Everyone knew enough to stay out of Kevin's way when he was on a diet. The man became a raving lunatic. He couldn't get along with anybody. Connie felt he acted that way just to let everyone know he was on a diet. Then, when he gave up on it, nobody had the nerve to suggest he give it another try. It was his way of justifying not having to diet. Connie just wished he'd quit putting on such performances; it made everyone else miserable. Our diets need to be our business, unless we turn to others for help. We diet for the wrong reasons if all we want is sympathy or attention. God will give strength to those who are sincere, but He is unable to help those who really don't want help.

Today's thought: My diet will not become a burden to anyone else!


TODAY'S PRAYER: By DOUGZ69
Lord, may you grant us peace. May your mercy and grace abound to us and may we always focus on you, your kingdom, and your glory. Father, we are broken people but in our brokeness we find you and your love and we know that our sinful ways are forgiven and we find comfort in knowing you. Please help us to focus on you, to know that your are a soverign God who desires relationship with us. Please help us to glorify you through our faithfulness to you and never ending thankfulness that you gave your only Son for our salvation. Thank you Lord. This we pray in Jesus' name, Amen!



TODAY'S PSALM By RSSSLHB
LORD, who shall abide in Thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. Psalm 15:1-2 {KJVB]


TODAY'S FAITH STORY: By ZINNER44
Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage?

His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone.

He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it.

He cannot cry out for help to anyone.

Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.

He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own.
The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him.
Maybe even some human might do him harm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically never removing the blindfold.
It would be the only way he could become a man!
Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold.
It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him.
He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.
We, too, are never alone.
Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us.
Sitting on the stump beside us. When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.
Moral of the story: Just because you can't see God, doesn't mean He is no there.
"For we walk by faith, not by sight."


TODAY'S GOOD HABIT By QUORNDAWG
Keeping up with re-establishing good habits of logging my food, and making good nutrition choices. My exercise has been there but have been taking in more than I burn off through some poor choices for snacks, and basically not logging in and keeping myself accountable. It's also been tough to be the only one in the household trying to eat healthy.
The one thing that stands out for me is buying a pint of non-dairy ice cream and eating it in the 4 separate servings that it shows on the package. Usually it all goes in one sitting, or someone else eats the rest in one sitting - kind of why I buy the soy or coconut ice cream - no one else will touch it.
It has been about 10 days where I have been under max fat, max calories, below 2000 sodium, below 100 cholesterol (except for today with the one-egg/two whites omelet), and generally hitting all the marks that I am trying to hit.
I hope to keep it going up through my physical next month and beyond, including the holidays, though I don't intend to deprive myself...



TODAY'S COOKBOOK By SPARKERFRIEND
This just in from sparkerfriend i have ordred the new cookboook i was able to see a copy of the blok at the place I work at the librarian ordred the book I was the first one to check the book out i was soo impressed with the book.
(PS) I have ordered mine; have you ordered yours? God Bless, Vic.

TODAY"S BLASSING: By MJRVIC2000
May God bless us and help us to remember all those who have had a bad dat today, and also those who have had a good day.

IN HIS GRACE, GOD'S FAMILY TEAM











  
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BONBON561 10/20/2011 2:41PM

    Loved the Indian story

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    Thank you. The prayer was just what I needed.

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A DAILY SPIRITUAL OASIS (10/18/2011) By God's Family Team

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

SPREAD THE SPARK OF KNOWLEDGE!



TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: By DIDMIS
Peak efficiency: That is what God intended for the human body. The human body is an intricate, delicate, but powerful machine; finely crafted, and capable of amazing feats. The only way the body can work properly, the way God intended, is when we take good care of it. It should not be burdened with excessive weight, nor should it be abused by improper diet. If we will endeavor to take good care of our bodies, we will experience the joy of living the way God intended for us all.

Today's thought: I am a marvelous creation of God, worth taking care of!


TODAY'S PSALM By RSSSLHB
It is God that girdeth me with stength, and maketh my way perfect. Psalm 18:32 {KJVB}


TODAY'S ENCOURAGEMENT By DOUGZ69
Sure, I am older and things will never be the same but I am the guy who caused all this! At somewhat over 300 pounds even if I want to I can't. I can't be quick, I can't jump, running will be a labor and unorthodox, and worst of all...death is closer. I have to make a change! I need to go to the playground more often so I am always reminded at just how bad I have let things get and it's not OK. I can't just keep living in the visual image I have of myself and instead need to see myself in reality.

I can, however, take solace in the fact that IT IS CHANGEABLE! I can get to a happy place! I can get to where my mental image of myself matches the reality image of myself...AND I WILL!


TODAY’S MESSAGE: By MJRVIC2000
“JESUS, THE SYMPATHETIC SAVIOR”

1. John shows us in John 8:9-11 that sin will wreck a sinner’s life, but Jesus, the ultimate Judge, can replace it with a new life.
a. In Vs 9-10, Jesus faces the sinful woman.
1. She had reached a point in her life where it was just her and Jesus.
2. We will all either receive Jesus at one of life’s encounters, or we will face Him on judgment day.
b. In Vs 11, Jesus forgave the sinful woman.
1. Religious men had condemned and considered her as good as dead.
2. Jesus saw something different: SOMEONE WORTHY OF HIS LOVE AND A NEW LIFE.
3. Jesus gave her two great blessings that day:
a. He gave her a NEW LORD in her life. She called Him, “LORD”.
b. He gave her a NEW LIFE! ----- “Go and sin no more”.
2. PICTURE THIS: In Luke 23:39-43, we find criminals being crucified with Jesus. One on Jesus’ right side and one on the left. One came face to face with Jesus in his final hours and Jesus blessed him; he called Jesus Lord, and Jesus promised him, “Today, shall thou be with me in paradise”. Must we face death before we turn to Jesus? As sinners, we are condemned to die! But Jesus can give us a new life, here and now, and in the life to come. He is the only one that can do it. Jesus can be your Savior or your Judge….Which shall it be?


TODAY'S PRAYER By MIDORITHOMAS

Help us to be alert and quickly put an end to the things that pull us away from your strength. Your word calls these things immorality, impurity, passion, evil desires, and greed—idolatry. The upside of setting these things aside is your encouragement to be strong and courageous, not to be fearful, that You, our LORD and God, go before us, and that You will never fail us. Help us to be content in every situation where we find ourself. I know that You are all sufficient in everything. You are able to do far more abundantly than we could ever ask or imagine. You have given us power—power that has taken residence inside of us. Thank you for your reassurance that You are ABLE, and that means we are ABLE. Your grace is extravagant, and that means we will always have enough to carry us through. But it’s not all about us. You give us strength to do your work, to share your blessings with others, no matter what situation we are in. In our hour of greatest need, You are our supplier and You give us just exactly what we need. It is not for us to keep to ourself. Help us to pass on to others out of the abundance of your grace.

In Jesus’ name we pray and ask these things,

Amen.

TODAY'S GRATEFULNESS By MJRVIC2000
I am grateful to be a part of God's Family Team, to have a leadership role in the team, and to be able to share with each and everyone of you this blog. Thank you for your wonderful and encouraging comments, and especially your inputs that makes this blog possible. Give God the glory.

TODAY'S BLESSING By MJRVIC2000
May God bless us today to know the power of His promises, and help us to trust the wisdom of His teachings and His Leading.




  
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BONBON561 10/18/2011 3:19PM

    I am a unique and un-re printable miricle of God

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SUBSMITH 10/18/2011 12:17PM

    Thanks to all of you for sharing... what an encouragement for today!


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DOUGZ69 10/18/2011 7:44AM

    Lord, may you grant us peace. May your mercy and grace abound to us and may we always focus on you, your kingdom, and your glory. Father, we are broken people but in our brokeness we find you and your love and we know that our sinful ways are forgiven and we find comfort in knowing you. Please help us to focus on you, to know that your are a soverign God who desires relationship with us. Please help us to glorify you through our faithfulness to you and never ending thankfulness that you gave your only Son for our salvation. Thank you Lord.

Amen

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

Monday, October 17, 2011

SPREAD THE SPARK OF MEEKNESS TODAY!


TODAY'S PRAYER By MIDORITHOMAS
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,

Amen.


TODAY'S PSALM By RSSSLHB
"IN the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul. Psalm 11:a {KJVB}"



TODAY'S BIBLE WARNING By RSSSLHB
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}.


TODAY'S GRATEFULNESS By DMT1956
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.


TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT By DIDMIS
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)
"HE GAVE ME A SONG"
(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.
REFRAIN:
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.

TODAY'S BLESSING By MJRVIC2000
"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

SPREAD THE SPARK OF WORSHIP TODAY!



TODAY'S BLESSING By MJRVIC2000

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.

IN HIS WORSHIP, Vic.

  
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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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A WEEKEND SPIRITUAL OASIS (10/15/2011)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

SPREAD THE SPARK OF TRUST TO EVERYONE!

TODAY'S THOUGHT!

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.
IN HIS TRUST, Vic.

  
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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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