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TODAY'S THOUGHT!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

TODAY’S THOUGHT
6/27
David enjoyed what we all long for: absolute victory! I would just like to remind us that the same God that strengthened David is the same God Who has promised to strengthen us! He is our Protector. He is our Preparer. He is our Promoter, He has promised us the victory. Regardless of what you face, know that God is always leading you toward victory in your life and one day, He will allow you to sing the same song of praise the David offered. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.

  
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SANDRALEET 6/28/2013 7:30AM

    We all have our place were God put us We have a purpose each different.

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ANHELIC 6/27/2013 11:58PM

    Thanks Vic. Jesus is my all in all.

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    Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    Thank you for a great message.

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JOANIE69 6/27/2013 7:46AM

    Yes, God leads us along and chooses to bless us, for He delights in His children, as a good Father; His will is always for our good. He is able to deliver us. Praise the Lord!

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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Thu, 6/27/2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Thu, 6/27/2013

David: A Man, After God’s Own Heart

2 Samuel 22:1-51
DAVID’S SONG OF SONGS, Lesson 16c

v. 31-49 DAVID SINGS OF THE GOD WHO STRENGTHENS

David’s life had been one of warfare and conflict. But, through all the battles and the problems, God had sustained him and strengthened him. David sings about the God, Who strengthens.

v. 31-34 God Had Protected Him – David declares the Lord to be his strength and his source of power, (v. 33). The Lord had guarded him, (v. 31) and God had enabled him to flee from danger like the deer, (v. 34). God had been his rock and had lifted him out of every battle.

v. 35-37 God Had Prepared Him – The Lord had taught David the art of war. God had instructed David in the tactics necessary for victory. The lessons had served David well, and even in the heat of battle, David had stood firm.

v. 38-49 God Had Promoted Him – God had taken David from obscurity and had elevated him over the nation of Israel. God had even elevated David far above all his opponents. Every enemy had been place under David’s feet and he had walked in absolute victory over all his foes.

David enjoyed what we all long for: absolute victory! I would just like to remind us that the same God that strengthened David is the same God Who has promised to strengthen us, (Psa. 55:22; Psa. 121:1-8)! He is our Protector, (John 10:28-29; 1 Pet. 1:5). He is our Preparer, (Psa. 32:8; John 16:13). He is our Promoter, He has promised us the victory, (2 Cor. 2:14; Rom. 8:31, 37; 1 Cor. 15:57). Regardless of what you face, know that God is always leading you toward victory in your life and one day, He will allow you to sing the same song of praise the David offered in (verse 47). Your path may lead you through weakness and seeming defeat; but it is still the pathway to victory, if it is the pathway of the Lord, (Paul – 2 Cor. 12:7-11).

TODAY’S VERSE!
Deuteronomy 11:16 (New King James Version (NKJV)
16 “Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them,

TODAY’S HYMN!
“You Are The Song That I Sing” By: Jeanie Clattenburg (1977)

You are the words and the music
You are the song that I sing
You are the melody
You are the harmony
Praise to Your Name I will bring.

You are my Mighty God
You are the Lord of Lords
You are the King of all kings.
Now I return to You
The love You gave to me
You are the song that I sing.

You are the words and the music
You are the song that I sing
You are the melody
You are the harmony
Praise to Your Name I will bring.

You are my Mighty God
You are the Lord of Lords
You are the King of all kings.
Now I return to You
The love You gave to me
You are the song that I sing.
You are the song that I sing.
You are the song, that I sing.


TODAY’S PRAYER!
Father of Love, God of Peace and Joy!
Help us to be honest about our weakness and our constant need for Your strength. Thank You for empowering us by Your Love, Grace, Mercy and Strength. Help us to be more like Jesus, more intent to serve than to be served, for He is Lord and God, and in Him we have our lives. Enable us to recognize that discipleship has burdens, and that each one of us has our cross to bear. Sometimes, crosses become exceedingly heavy, but we have Jesus to help us in such times. Enable us to feel the continuing opportunities of the eternal blessings we have in Jesus. Challenge us to be more useful in His service and in our love to serve others. It is in His Blessed name that we pray these things. Amen!

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ANHELIC 6/28/2013 12:02AM

    Thank you Vic for a great message, hymn and prayer. Let us be grateful for God leading us and as long as we look to Him and follow, we will strengthen our faith. Thank you for the goodie and note. Blessings for you teaching.

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ANHELIC 6/28/2013 12:02AM

    Thank you Vic for a great message, hymn and prayer. Let us be grateful for God leading us and as long as we look to Him and follow, we will strengthen our faith. Thank you for the goodie and note. Blessings for you teaching.

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ANHELIC 6/28/2013 12:02AM

    Thank you Vic for a great message, hymn and prayer. Let us be grateful for God leading us and as long as we look to Him and follow, we will strengthen our faith. Thank you for the goodie and note. Blessings for you teaching.

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CANDOIT54 6/27/2013 5:52PM

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LOUIE-LILY 6/27/2013 2:04PM

    I always find the stories of David to be so encouraging! It is so clear that he was a MAN who fell into sin and yet God just used him over and over again because of repentance and his overwhelming love for his God!
Thanks Vic!
Have a blessed day -
Nancy
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HAPPYDOES 6/27/2013 12:38PM

    Thank you, Vic.

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GOOZLEBEAR 6/27/2013 10:13AM

    In my Bible devotions this morning, the Lord reminded me of my need for His guidance and strength daily. Thank you for the message today.

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  thank you

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IAM_HIS 6/27/2013 8:26AM

    It is very comforting to know that our Lord is in control and will guide us throughout our life time to victory. emoticon

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JOANIE69 6/27/2013 7:47AM

    Your prayer is mine today, Vic: "Challenge us to be more useful in His service and in our love to serve others." Amen.

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NELLIEH1 6/27/2013 7:37AM

    Day-by precious-day, our Lord Jesus Christ guides us: watching over us, willingly giving us all we need for life and godliness, wanting to be with us continually as we worship GOD, waiting patiently for our reactions to turn into responses as He enables us to choose His ways, walking with/in us moment by moment. What a wonderful Worker and Wounded Physician wraps us in His infinite mercy and grace!!

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TODAY'S THOUGHT!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

TODAY’S THOUGHT
6/26
God had enabled David to enjoy victory over every enemy. David had been able to achieve the impossible time and time again because God had sustained him through every test. Whether it was a lion, bear or giant, king, soldier or son God had allowed David to experience victory over every obstacle he faced in his life. The saints of God enjoy the same kind of relationship with our Father. In times of temptation, He gives us strength to overcome. In times of testing and trials, He supports us with His presence. He sustains us with His power. He supplies us with His promises. Thank God He is a God, Who sustains His people! That ought to fill our hearts with songs of praise! DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.

  
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AZMOMXTWO 6/27/2013 8:36AM

  thank you

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SANDRALEET 6/27/2013 7:26AM

    Gods plan He runs things not us,

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SANDRALEET 6/27/2013 7:02AM

    When God chooses some one to do grate things They do it God new them before they were born since the beginning of time.

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ANHELIC 6/26/2013 9:28PM

    Thanks Vic. With God all things are possible.

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TXGRANDMA 6/26/2013 4:13PM

    Thanks so much, Vic! Your quotes bring solace at the most needed times! It is a gift, and I thank you and God for bringing it. emoticon

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    emoticon I SENT THIS TO A FRIEND IN GREAT NEED. PLEASE PRAY FOR HER EVEN IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HER.

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BABY_GIRL69 6/26/2013 2:24PM

    I love that in the face of temptation He gives me an escape route. He is my ever present help in the time of trouble, my strengthen, my Redeemer & my Lord!

God bless Bro Vic!

Dee

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SANDRALEET 6/26/2013 9:17AM

    The biggest price God gives us is contentment no matter the situations

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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Wed, 6/26/2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Wed, 6/26/2013

David: A Man, After God’s Own Heart

2 Samuel 22:1-51
DAVID’S SONG OF SONGS, Lesson 16b

v. 21-30 DAVID SINGS OF THE GOD WHO SUSTAINS

Not only did David know God is a saving relationship; he also knew Him in a sustaining relationship. God had delivered his soul from death, and He had delivered David from harm and danger on many occasions.

v. 21-28 Through Times Of Temptation – David tells us that God had enabled him to remain true to the Lord and to keep his Word. Now, David is not declaring that he had never sinned. We know better! David had sinned and he had done so in a terrible fashion. He was guilty of adultery, murder and deception. David is referring to “imputed righteousness.” David believed in the Lord by faith and accepted him on that basis. When others had strayed away from the right path, David had continued to walk in the ways of the Lord.

v. 29 Through Times Of Testing – There were many times when David did not know which way to turn in life. In those times, God had been his guiding light. God had revealed the next step in the path time and time again. He has given us His Word, (Psa. 119:105), and His Spirit, (John 16:13), to do the same for us!


v. 30 Through Times Of Trials – God had enabled David to enjoy victory over every enemy. David had been able to achieve the impossible time and time again because God had sustained him through every test. Whether it was a lion, bear or giant, king, soldier or son God had allowed David to experience victory over every obstacle he faced in his life.

The saints of God enjoy the same kind of relationship with our Father. In times of temptation, He gives us strength to overcome, (1 Cor. 10:13, Eph. 6:12-13). In times of testing and trials, He supports us with His presence, (Heb. 13:5; Matt. 28:20). He sustains us with His power, (Eph. 3:20). He supplies us with His promises, (Phil. 4:19; Psalm 55:22). Thank God He is a God, Who sustains His people! That ought to fill our hearts with songs of praise!

TODAY’S VERSE!
Matthew 16:25 (New King James Version (NKJV)
25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

TODAY’S HYMN!
“In Moments Like These” By: David Graham (1980)

In moments like these I sing out a song
I sing out a love song to Jesus
In moments like these I lift up my voice
I lift up my voice to the Lord

Chorus:
Singing, I love You, Lord
Singing, I love You, Lord
Singing, I love You, Lord
I love You

In moments like these I lift up my hands
I lift up my hands to the Lord

Chorus:

TODAY’S PRAYER!
Most Holy Father, Most Loving God!
We cry out to You for deliverance from those things that keeps us from becoming all You created us to be. Set us free from anything that separates us from You, Your Word and Your Spirit. To that end You have called us to be sanctified and holy, because You are a Holy God. Even the midst of what seems to be impossible, when life is darkest and hope evades us, You can do Your Greatest Works of salvation and deliverance. All we need to do is turn to you for help. Thank You for being our God, a God of miracles. Today You will perform miracles in many lives. Blessed be the Lord God, Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come. It is in His Powerful name that we pray. Amen!

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AZMOMXTWO 6/27/2013 8:36AM

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NELLIEH1 6/27/2013 7:29AM

    Indeed in all times, our GOD protects, provides, pursues us in His amazing unconditional love. HalleluJAH!

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HONOURIA 6/26/2013 10:03PM

    Amen to that!

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ANHELIC 6/26/2013 9:31PM

    Thank you Vic for your great lesson, hymn and prayer. I deep God close to me as with Him, all things are possible. He gives us trials to strenthen us. Thank you for the goodie and note. Blessings as you continue your teaching.

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CANDOIT54 6/26/2013 7:49PM

    Thank you

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LILYDOG11 6/26/2013 6:37PM

    Thank you for the blog ! I will definitely keep The Lord close.

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    emoticon I SENT THIS TO A FRIEND IN GREAT NEED. THANK YOU.

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KLASSIE 6/26/2013 11:18AM

    Thank you for your wonderful teaching and pray. May God continue to bless your efforts.

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JOANIE69 6/26/2013 9:55AM

    Surely the Lord is with us "in and through it all". I love this hymn, and sang along as I read it. Thanks Vic, God bless.

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    Thank you! I need this today
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TODAY'S THOUGHT!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

TODAY’S THOUGHT
6/25
David called on the Lord and God heard his cry and delivered him! There were many times in David’s life when the gates of the cities of men were closed off to him. There were times when he could not go into Jerusalem, nor could he run to the Tabernacle. But, even when the cities of earth were closed to him and offered no help or hope; the gates of Heaven, and even the very throne room of God was opened to his cry. When he lifted his cry to God, God heard him and moved in power to help him! This is the kind of blessing all those who know the Lord enjoy! DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.

  
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CARL-ASCHLUGE 6/25/2013 9:35AM

    It's amazing how flawed David was, yet God kept his promises to David.

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  awesome

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    Thank you for spreading the word & the inspiration !

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