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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Sun, 1/6/2013

Sunday, January 06, 2013

JUDGES, FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, PLUS, Sun, 1/6/1213

A B:LESSED MORNING EVERYONE!

Judges 11:29-40
BE CAREFUL LITTLE MOUTH WHAT YOU SAY, Lesson 15c

v. 32-33 JEPHTHAH’S VICTORY

When the children of Israel faced the Ammonites on the field of battle, Israel carried the day. They defeated their enemy and won a great victory. A couple of thoughts regarding that victory are in order here.

v. 32 It Was A Divine Victory – The battle was waged and the victory was won. The children of Ammon were defeated because the Lord “delivered” them up to the Israelites. It was a divine victory and God was given all the glory.

v. 33 It Was A Decisive Victory – The language of this verse tells us how complete this victory was. We are told that Jephthah “smote” the Ammonites. This word means “to strike, smite, hit, beat, slay, kill”. We are told that Jephthah “smote” them with “a great slaughter”. This phrase refers to “a great blow, wound, beating, or conquest.” It has the idea of being “overcome with a plague”. The children of Israel swept down on the Ammonites and cut them down like a plague. It was an astounding and complete victory.

Just as reminder let me say that our God can still give His people great and decisive victories in this life. He is still defeating enemies and overcoming all foes so that we can experience his power and deliverance in our lives. Regardless of what you might be facing today, the Lord can give you victory over it for His glory!

I would encourage you to remember that any victories we might enjoy in this life are divine in origin. They come to us through God because of our relationship with His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, (1 Cor. 15:57).

When there is victory over some sin, over some enemy, over some difficult period of life, we should always be quick to praise the Lord and thank Him for the victory. If victory came our way, it came to us through Him, and He deserves all the glory for it! We should never take any credit for any of the victories in our lives. ( Rom. 8:37; 2 Cor. 2:14).

TODAY’S VERSE!
John 6:33 (New International Version (NIV)
33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

TODAY’S HYMN!
“Jesus The Bread of Life” By (me) Victor Leon, Jr. (1985)

1.Near the Sea of Galilee, a great crowd of people came,
To see the Son of Good, and His glorious fame;
With thirsty hungering souls, in search of truth and life,
The people gathered ‘round Jesus the Bread of Life.
The people gathered ‘round Jesus the Bread of Life.

2.With just five barley loaves, and only two small fish;
And a great love for them, He served a wondrous dish;
Five thousand ate that day, till all had their fill,
Fed by the Bread of God, and His amazing will.
Fed by the Bread of God, and His amazing will.

3.A bread more precious than, all the silver and gold,
Is the gracious gift of God, to all hungering souls;
For the true Bread of God, to all was heaven sent,
To give life to all men, who would eat and repent;
To give life to all men, who would eat and repent.

4.Across the Sea of Galilee, they follow Him to learn,
About the Bread of Life, to have their fill they yearned;
“I am the Bread of Life, come down to You on earth,
Believe in me and see what eternal life is worth”.
Believe in me and see what eternal life is worth.

TODAY’S PRAYER!
Life Giving Father, Creator and God of mankind. Thank You for creating us and giving us life. You formed our inward parts and covered us in our mother’s womb. We praise You for we are fearfully and wonderfully made in Your image; marvelous; marvelous are all Your works, that our soul know so well. We praise You for You created us for good things. Help us to be renewed in Your image, the image of our Creator. Enable us to understand that You made us to be much more than we are now and that with Your help we can become all for which You created us to be. Thank You Jesus that You are the image of the Invisible God, the Firstborn over all creation. It is in Jesus’ precious name that we pray. Amen!

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ANHELIC 1/6/2013 8:46PM

    Thank you Vic for another great lesson, We know that the battle is the Lord's and He has won it for us. Praise His Holy Name for our victories. Without Him, we would be still on the battlefield, not knowing where to turn to. Thank You Lord. Thank you Vic for the goodie and note. Sending you God's richest blessings for sharing His word.

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BABY_GIRL69 1/6/2013 6:35PM

    Bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more.......thank you for this word which tells me that the battle has been fought & won! Hallelujah!

God bless Brother Vic & you bringing it once again even in the new year!

Dee

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LINDAMARIEZ1 1/6/2013 12:11PM

    God is Great! He gets all the glory!

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    Without HIM I am nothing!

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LOOKINGUP2012 1/6/2013 8:04AM

    Praising God today for the victories He has given me through Christ.

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  Victory in Jesus. He is the one who fights and wins our battles

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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Sat, 1/5/2013

Saturday, January 05, 2013

JUDGES, FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, PLUS, Sat, 1/5/1213

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING EVERYONE!

Judges 11:29-40
BE CAREFUL LITTLE MOUTH WHAT YOU SAY, Lesson 15b

v. 29-31 JEPHTHAH’S VOW

Jephthah’s attempts at peace are rebuffed by the Ammonites. The stage is set for war. As Jephthah leads the armies of Gilead to battle, he makes a “vow” to the Lord. A “vow” is not something the Lord requires. To not make a vow is not a sin, but to make a vow and not keep it is a serious thing before the Lord. A “vow’ is “a binding promise that involves a gift or sacrifice.” Vows in the Bible are never made to men, but always to God. I will talk more about what the Bible teaches about making vows to the Lord in a moment. Let’s consider Jephthah’s vow.

29-30a The Context of His Vow – Jephthah made his vow to the Lord and he and his men were headed out to do battle with the Ammonites. Apparently, Jephthah wants to be certain of victory, so he tried to make a contract with the Lord. It’s one of those “if you will do this for me, then I will do something for you.”

Have you ever done that? Have you ever tried to bargain with the Lord? I think we all have at times, but I think we all fail to recognize the serious nature of the vows we make to the Lord. Again, I will say more about it in a few minutes, but God expects you to fulfill every vow you make to Him!

v. 30b-31 The Content of His Vow – In this vow, Jephthah promises to offer up to God “whatsoever” comes out of his house first when he returns home in victory. Just a simple glance at this vow tells us how rash and foolish this vow rally is. This is a truth that Jephthah will learn the hard way when he returns home.

That’s the problem with most of the promises we make to the Lord. We don’t take the time to think them through before we make them. Then, when things do not go exactly like we want them to, we will go back on our vows to Him. That is a dangerous state of affairs!

The Character Of His Vow – Jephthah’s vow was totally unnecessary! In verse 29 we are told that “the Spirit of God was upon Jephthah”. God was not going to give Jephthah and his army the victory just because he made the Lord a bunch of promises. Victory was assured anyway just because the Lord wanted to give it!

When Jephthah made the vow, even though it was unnecessary, it was also binding. The Lord gave Israel some very specific instructions for the use of vows,( Deut. 23:21-25; Lev. 27; Num. 30; Num. 30:2). While vows were absolutely voluntary, once a vow had been made to the Lord; God expected that vow to be paid in full, ( Eccl. 5:1-6).
So, when you make a vow to the Lord, He will hold you to the keeping of that vow. It is far better not to promise the Lord something than to make a promise to Him and to fail to carry out that promise. Have you made any vows that you have failed to pay?

TODAY’S VERSE!

Psalm 50:15 (New International Version (NIV)
15 and call on me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”

TODAY’S HYMN!

“He Is Able To Deliver Thee” By W. A. Ogden (1887)

1.’Tis the grandest theme through the ages rung;
’Tis the grandest theme for a mortal tongue;
’Tis the grandest theme that the world e’er sung,
“Our God is able to deliver thee.”

Refrain:
He is able to deliver thee,
He is able to deliver thee;
Though by sin oppressed, go to Him for rest;
“Our God is able to deliver thee.”

2.’Tis the grandest theme in the earth or main;
’Tis the grandest theme for a mortal strain;
’Tis the grandest theme, tell the world again,
“Our God is able to deliver thee.”
Refrain:

3.’Tis the grandest theme, let the tidings roll,
To the guilty heart, to the sinful soul;
Look to God in faith, He will make thee whole,
“Our God is able to deliver thee.”
Refrain:

TODAY’S PRAYER!
Mighty Father, Awesome God! Thank You for the gift of Your Holy Spirit in us. Show us how to never restrict the Spirit’s flow moving in and through us, changing us into Your likeness and touching others for Your kingdom. We pray for a fresh filling of Your Spirit now. Make it greater than we have ever known before, for Your power to grow and expand in us, and become a fountain of water springing up in us unto everlasting life. Grant us access to Your power for Your purpose and to Your glory. We understand it is not by our strength but by the power of Your Spirit that we can do great things for You. Bless us now and forever more in Christ Jesus our Lord. In His name we pray. Amen!

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ANHELIC 1/5/2013 10:15PM

    In the past I have tried to bargain with God, then realized, I can't follow through. Now I ask God to help me through a situation and thank Him for it. It's only through God we can conquer troubles. Thank you Vic for the goodie and note.

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  Not by our strength but by the power of the Holy Spirit

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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Fri, 1/4/2013

Friday, January 04, 2013

JUDGES, FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, PLUS, Fri, 1/4/1213

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING EVERYONE!

Judges 11:29-40
BE CAREFUL LITTLE MOUTH WHAT YOU SAY, Lesson 15a

Jephthah was the son of a man named Gilead and an unnamed prostitute, (v. 1). His birth caused him problems with his half-brothers. After their father died, they refused to share the family inheritance with Jephthah and they forced him out of the family home, (v. 2-3). Jephthah became the leader of a band of mercenaries who protected the people of Israel from their enemies.

Sometime later, the Ammonites attacked the Israelites, (v. 4). This promoted the leaders of Jephthah’s tribe to reach out to him,(v. 5-6). Apparently, they were familiar with his prowess as a military leader. They ask Jephthah to come back and lead them to victory. If he will do that, they promise to make him the head of their tribe, (v. 7-10). Jephthah answers their call and returns with them to address the Ammonite problem.

In verses 12-28 Jephthah tries a series of diplomatic measures to cool tensions with the Ammonites and avoid all-out war. In correspondence with the king of Ammon, Jephthah learns that they are attacking Israel because they want back some of the land that Israel took when it entered Canaan, (v. 13). Displaying an amazing grasp of Hebrew history, Jephthah answers the Ammonites with several convincing arguments that prove they are wrong in attacking the people of Israel.

Verses 14-22 – The Israelites did not take the land from the Ammonites. They took it from the Ammorites who originally took it from the Moabites. The Ammonites had no stake in the land at all.

Verses 23-24 – The Lord had given the land to Israel. God was given all the glory and credit for giving them the land. Jephthah tells them to take what their god has given them and be satisfied.

Verses 25-26 – Israel had lived in the land for hundreds of years. The Ammonites had not tried to claim the land during the three hundred years Israel had possessed, why were they attempting to claim it now?

Verse 27 – The Ammonites are reminded that by attacking Israel, they are in fact attacking God! He will judge who is right and He will give the victory to whom He chooses!
The Ammonites fail to listen to that arguments put forth by Jephthah because they are ignorant of the Word of God; they do not care about the will of God; and they have no regard for the Person of God or the people of God. They press their attack against Israel.

When Jephthah attempted to negotiate with the Ammonites, he was not compromising. He stands firmly upon the Word of God and declares the facts of the situation. What he is doing is trying to prevent them from being annihilated in war. He knows that God will give Israel the victory and he is trying to save lives.

Jephthah teaches us the truth that the best response is always a peaceful response. When you are attack, do not attack back. Instead, approach those who attack you with offers of peace. If they receive your overtures and reconcile, you have gained a friend. If they persist in their attacks, the Lord will take care of them in His Own way, and in His Own time, (Rom. 12:17-21; Matt. 5:38-48).

This brings us to our text verses. In these verses Jephthah has another valuable lesson to teach us. In these verses we witness a man who makes a rash vow that he lives to regret. Jephthah teaches us that we need to take heed to every word that comes out of our mouths, and nowhere is that more than when it comes to the words we speak to the Lord.

Little children are sometimes taught a song that has a line that goes:
Oh, be careful little mouth, what you say, For the Father up above, Is looking down in love, So be careful little mouth what you say.

In these verses, we are going to learn the truth at what we say matters, especially when we say it to the Lord. This passage will teach us that He expects us to keep the vows we make to Him. So, let’s consider the truths that present themselves to us in these verses as I try to teach on the thought “Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say”.

TODAY’S VERSE!
Matthew 11:29 (New International Version (NIV)

29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

TODAY’S HYMN!
His Yoke Is Easy” By: D. S. Warner (1893)

1.I’ve found my Lord and He is mine,
He won me by His love;
I’ll serve Him all my years of time,
And dwell with Him above.
Refrain:
His yoke is easy, His burden is light,
I’ve found it so, I’ve found it so;
His service is my sweetest delight,
His blessings ever flow.

2.No other Lord but Christ I know,
I walk with Him alone;
His streams of love forever flow,
Within my heart His throne.
Refrain:

3.He’s dearer to my heart than life,
He found me lost in sin;
He calmed the sea of inward strife,
And bade me come to Him.
Refrain:

4.My flesh recoiled before the cross,
And Satan whispered there,
“Thy gain will not repay the loss,
His yoke is hard to bear.”
Refrain:

5.I’ve tried the road of sin and found,
Its prospects all deceive;
I’ve proved the Lord, and joys abound,
More than I could believe.
Refrain:

TODAY’s PRAYER!
Merciful Father, Loving Savior, Gracious God! Thank You that You are our heavenly Father and You have made us to be Your child. We are grateful for the inheritance You have given us in Christ Jesus, and for making us joint-heirs with Christ. Help us to understand all that this means and how we are to possess what You have for our lives. Holy Spirit, we come before You and ask You to speak to our hearts about whatever I need to know. Show us what You want us to see. Enable us to follow Your teachings as we move into this holy inheritance, which You have provided. These things we pray in the blessed name of Jesus. Amen!


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ANHELIC 1/4/2013 8:49PM

    Thank you Vic for a great lesson. I remember reading that everything starts with our mind, if we think it, we would very likely say it without realizing we didn't want to. Once it comes out of our mouth, we can't take it back. Yes so, be careful what we say and I have learned to walk away from trouble. Following God's word is safest for us.

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NADINEL 1/4/2013 1:06PM

    Thank you, Vic, for this wonderful lesson. I appreciate reading these. God's Word is always true.

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SAINTBETH 1/4/2013 11:05AM

    God is good!

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    Amen! emoticon

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TONYVAND1 1/4/2013 8:57AM

  Trusting God to reveal His plans for me for this year. May I be found faithful

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LINDAMARIEZ1 1/4/2013 7:51AM

    I know God has a nice plan for us all but I am off to not so good 2013! I have been very ill (kidney stone) and my daughter b roke her ankle (may need surgery).
God loves us all!

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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Thu, 1/3/2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013

JUDGES, FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, PLUS, Thu, 1/3/2013

A GLORIOUS MORNING TO EVERYONE!

Judges 11:1-11
THE REJECT WHO BECAME THE RULER, Lesson 14d

9-11 AN AMAZING RESPONSE
I do not know what I would do if I were Jephthah and that bunch of yahoos came to me. I probably would not respond like he did. His is an amazing response. Let’s take a moment to examine it.

9-11a Jephthah’s Acceptance – After confirming that their offer is valid, Jephthah consents to go with them and to lead them to victory. His treatment of them is vastly different from their treatment of him! Even though they had abused him and treated him like dirt, Jephthah is not bitter. He was able to get over the things they did to him. He was able to see past their mean-spirited actions and he caught a glimpse of the hand of God at work in his life.

One that will become clear as you read about Jephthah is that he was a man who honored the Lord in his life. He might have been an exile from Israel, but he was never an exile from God. Unlike his relatives, he proved his commitment to the Lord by his treatment of others!

Whether we will accept it or not, how we treat others is a direct reflection of the place God holds in our hearts. If we can spitefully mistreat and attack those who are made in God’s image and bought by the blood of His Son, it does not say much for our opinion of Him. When we love Him as we should, we will love others as we should, (Matt. 22:37-39; 1 John 3:14-16; 4:20).

11b Jephthah’s Advancement – The people honored their word and they elevated the reject and made him their ruler. He became their “head” and he became their “captain”.

11c Jephthah’s Acknowledgement – We are told that “Jephthah uttered all his words before the Lord in Mizpeh.” The word “Mizpeh” means “watchtower”. In Gen. 31:33-55 the place is called “Mizpah”. It was there that Jacob and Laban made an agreement that they would not attack each other. They called upon the Lord to witness their covenant. By the way, their’s was not a friendly parting! They parted as enemies. The “Mizpah Coins” are supposed to express friendship. In reality, they represent perpetual enemies!

That is what Jephthah is doing here. He is calling on the Lord to look upon the promises made to him by his people. He is calling on the Lord to watch over him as he goes out to battle. He is acknowledging the Lord and looking to Him for the help he will need to win the victory. In verse 9, Jephthah knows that any victory they might enjoy will only come from the Lord.

It would do us well to remember that any victories we might enjoy in this life will be our only if the Lord delights in us. Victory does not come from us, our efforts or our abilities. Victory comes from the Lord and from a relationship that is centered in Him and in Him alone! (1 Cor. 15:57). It pays to acknowledge God in everything we do. It pays to call on Him, look to Him and trust Him for the victories we seek in life. Jephthah became a victor, but only because he was first a servant of God who looked to the Lord for the victory!

Conc: The reject became the ruler! Most of us will not become rulers in our lifetime, but there are some lessons we can take away from this message on Jephthah.
We all have strengths and weaknesses, but the Lord can use us and make something special out of our lives.

There may be a cycle of sin in our background, but it can be broken today!
God can use you in spite of your past, your family or your failures. A twenty dollar bill has the same value whether it is new, worn or torn. Its value never changes!
Your treatment of others reveals how you really feel about God.

You can and should serve God faithfully today and trust Him with all your tomorrows.
If He has touched you through the story of Jephthah, you should obey His voice and do exactly what He is calling you to do!

TODAY’S VERSE!
Exodus 15:2 - New International Version (NIV)
“2 “The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”

TODAY’S HYMN!
“In My Life, Lord, Be Glorified” By: Bob Kilpatrick (1978)

In my life Lord
Be glorified, be glorified
In my life, Lord
Be glorified today.

In Your church, Lord
Be glorified, be glorified
In Your church, Lord
Be glorified today.


In my heart, Lord
Be glorified, be glorified
In my heart, Lord
Be glorified today.

In my praise, Lord
Be glorified, be glorified
In my praise, Lord
Be glorified today.

TODAY’S PRAYER!
Holy Father, God of Wholeness! Help us to receive the wholeness You have for us. Free us from everything that keeps us from becoming all You created us to be. Thank You Father that we can find liberty in Your presence. Liberate us from anything in us and around us that is not Your will for our lives. Set us free from every evil work; quiet our minds; cleanse our hearts; heal every negative emotion; set us free of everything that is not of YOU. Deliver us until we are completely whole. Enable us to stand strong against every falling back, bondage, and error. This we ask and pray in the wonderful name of Jesus our Lord. Amen!

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ANHELIC 1/3/2013 9:50PM

    Thank you Vic for a great lesson, hymn and prayer. I have stopped looking back at my faults, but am looking forward and learning to lean on God to take me through my trials. I am faithfully waiting and obeying when He tells me what to do. Thank you for the goodie and note.

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    Amen! Deliver me Lord until I am completely whole!

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  Serving faithfully and trusting Him for all my tomorrows

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SAINTBETH 1/3/2013 10:06AM

    amen!

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    What a great way to start my day.

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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Wed, 1/2/2013

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

JUDGES, FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, PLUS, Wed , 1/2/2013
Judges 11:1-11

THE REJECT WHO BECAME THE RULER, Lesson 14c

v. 4-8 AN ASTONISHING REQUEST

Jephthah is living his life in exile. He is something of a Robin Hood kind of figure. He is protecting the Israelites and making the best out of his situation when his own people are looking for him. They come to him with an astonishing request. Let’s take a moment to examine that request.

v. 4-5 The Cause Of The Request – The nation is under attack. The Ammonites are trying to take over the land. The children of Ammon were the descendants of Abraham’s nephew Lot through and incestuous relationship with one of his own daughters. The Ammonites were cousins to the Jews, but they were also their perpetual enemies. So, Israel is under attack and they do not have a strong leader to guide them to victory over their enemies.

v. 6 The Character Of The Request – The elders of his people come to him with the request that Jephthah come back and become their “captain”. This word means “commander, chief, or ruler”. At one point they asked him to leave; now they come to him asking him to lead! What a change of mind! What a change of direction.
This is just a reminder that the call to service or leadership might come without notice. We are to be ready and prepared to answer His call when it comes.

Our duty is to faithfully serve the Lord where we are. We should ever do His will where He has placed us. We must strive to learn all the lessons He wants to teach us. It is God’s responsibility to open the doors of ministry and opportunity. It is our responsibility to grow where we are planted, and to trust the Lord to use us when, where and how He sees fit. If we will make our hearts available to Him, He will give us plenty of opportunities for service in His kingdom’s work. When we serve Him faithfully today, He will look after our tomorrow’s!

v. 7-8 The Commitment Of The Request – In verse 7, Jephthah recounts their past attitude towards him. He reminds him that they were the ones who asked him to leave; now they want him to come back and be their ruler. In verse 8, they reissue their promise that Jephthah will be their “head” if he will only come back with them and deliver them from their enemies. The word “head” means “the top, the summit, the chief”. They want Jephthah to come back and take over! They want him to come back and be their boss. They are offering him control over their lives.

Their treatment of Jephthah in these verses is sad. They had no use for him when things were going well, but when the bottom fell out, they ran to him for the help they needed.

By the way, this is how many people treat the Lord. They refuse to be faithful. They refuse to serve Him. They refuse to honor His word, His will or His house. They treat Him like He is an unwanted intruder in their lives. They treat Him like He is the spare tire on the car of their life. He is to stay in the trunk and keep quiet, but He better be ready when they have a flat and pull him out!

What a shame! How much better it is to walk in the will of the Lord day by day. Then, when the bad days come, you have the confidence that you have walked with Him, and now He will walk with you. If you leave Him out of your life, He may just let you deal with your problem on your own when it comes! If He did, who could blame him?

TODAY’S VERSE!
Psalm 40:3
New International Version (NIV)

3 "He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him".

TODAY’S HYMN!
“He Gave Me A Song” By: Alton H. Howard (1977)

1. He took my burdens all away, up to a brighter day
He gave me a song (He gave me a song), a wonderful song (a wonderful song)
A wonderful song I now can sing, in my heart joy-bells ring
He gave me a song (He gave me a song), a wonderful song (a wonderful song)

Chorus:
He gave me a song (He gave me a song), to sing about (to sing about)
He lifted me (He lifted me) from sin and doubt (from sin and doubt)
O, praise His name (O praise His name), He is my King (He is my King)
A wonderful song (a wonderful song) He is to me (He is to me).

2. Brighter the way grows every day, walking the heavenly way, He gave me a song (He gave me a song), a wonderful song (a wonderful song), A wonderful song I now can sing, Praises to him my King, He gave me a song (He gave me a song), a wonderful song (a wonderful song).
Chorus

3. I am redeemed no more to die, never to say goodbye
He gave me a song (He gave me a song), a wonderful song (a wonderful song)
And some of these days in that fair land, sing with the chorus grand
He gave me a song (He gave me a song), a wonderful song (a wonderful song)
Chorus


TODAY’S PRAYER!
Eternal Father, Eternal God! We ask You today for a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in us. Enable us to know the love of Christ which passes all knowledge so we may be filled with all the fullness of Him. We do not ever want to take lightly the fact that You have sent Your Spirit to dwell in us, to guide us, and to help us live the life You have provided for us. Help us to hear the leading of Your Spirit telling us the way to walk. Grant us understanding, wisdom and insight about all You want us to do. We ask You to move powerfully through us, for we know that the Holy Spirit in us is how You touch us and the world around us. May we be led to receive and obey the promises of Holy Spirit in us. In Jesus’ glorious name we pray. Amen!

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NADINEL 1/3/2013 1:47PM

    I agree. When we faithfully serve Him today, He will look after our tomorrows. Thank you! Have a Happy New Year!

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ANHELIC 1/2/2013 10:11PM

    I am walking with the Lord and through trials I know he will be there to guide me through. He will never forsake or leave me as long as I stay in His word.

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DETERMINEDBABE 1/2/2013 7:10PM

    The Holy Spirit is working in you....praise Jesus for this blog!

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LOOKINGUP2012 1/2/2013 6:17PM

    Send your Holy Spirit into our hearts today, I pray!

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TONYVAND1 1/2/2013 3:46PM

  Walking with the Lord and filled with His Spirit. Thanks Vic for sharing.

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RSSSLHB 1/2/2013 8:06AM

    emoticon Vic, keep on posting emoticon

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SANDRALEET 1/2/2013 7:45AM

    We do the same thing Many want to live in a pink cloud If there lives is Good they have little passion for others put who do they ask to fight there wars

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