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A Monday Morning Prayer and Message!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Goooooooooooooooood Morning SP Members! We had a wet but lovely weekend. Praise God!

PRAYER: "Our Father who art in heaven, God of the universe! We live in a land where freedom is granted like no other country in this world; and yet, we cry out to You for deliverance from all those things that keeps us from being all You want us to be. Set us free from the temptations and from everything that separates us from You. We know that even in the midst of what seems a hopeless case, You hear our cry and deliver us from all things that would cause us to become slaves to this world. Your greatest works has always been manifested in your love and care for your people. Thank You for being our God of Deliverance, the God of Miracles. Bless us today with your love, mercy and grace. This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, Amen!"

MESSAGE: What should our motive be for our actions?
1. Matt 22:37-40 - Jesus lays down a principle for us to follow:
a. "Love the Lord thy God". HOW?
1. With all thy heart.
2. With all thy soul.
3. With all thy mind.
4. Mark 12:30 adds, "With all thy strength".
b. We are given not one but two commandments:
1. "a" above is the first commandment.
2. The second is like unto the first: "Love thy neighbor as thyself".
c. All other commandments are derived from these two commandments.
d. Notice what it really says:
1. We cannot love God until we learn to love others.
2. We cannot love others until we learn to love ourselves.
2. What do you think about this? What motivation is reflected in your actions and behavior? To Be Continued!

May God help us by showing us the true meaning of love and how to apply it in our lives. In His Love, Vic.

  
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NELLIEC 1/17/2011 3:04PM

    I think that to love ourselves -- in spite of all of our failings -- we do have to begin with realizing that God loves each one of us and created us for a purpose.

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KLC1925 1/17/2011 1:10PM

    Thank for the morning prayer!!!

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KASE72 1/17/2011 12:45PM

    Thank you. I've saved this one to share with my grandmother.

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A Sunday Morning Hymn!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Goooooooooood Morning SP Members! Here is another hymn about Jesus ....Our Friend.

Title: What A Friend We Have In Jesus

1. What a Friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear;
What a privilege to carry, Ev'rything to God in prayer.
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry, Ev'rything to God in prayer.

2. Have we trials and temptations? Cumbered with a load of care;
We should never be discouraged, Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a Friend so faithful, Who will all our troubles share?
Jesus knows our ev'ry weakness, Take it to the Lord in prayer.

3. Are we weak and heavey laden, Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge, Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer;
In His arms He'll take and shield thee, Thou will find a solace there.

What a joy it is to have a Friend like Jesus! God Bless, Vic.

  
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HANDS4GOD 1/16/2011 6:45PM

    thanks for this message. It is nice to just read the hymn. The music still played in my head though.

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THEWINNER33 1/16/2011 1:11PM

    We should never be discouraged, take it to the Lord in prayer.

What comfort these words have brought me through the years. I love the old hymns. I love to tell the story. Thank you for this blog. Marcia

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NELLIEC 1/16/2011 11:52AM

    It is definitely good to take our lives in prayer to Jesus!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/16/2011 11:00AM

    Thank you. I totally enjoy this hymn

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GROEDER 1/16/2011 8:51AM

    I have sung this so many times, but today I really needed to just read and reflect on the words!!
God is watching over me and giving me what I need when I need it.
Gregg


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A Saturday Morning Hymn!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

We think of Jesus as God, Lord, King, Master, but do we think of Him as FRIEND?

Hymn: Jesus Is All The World To Me

1. Jesus is all the world to me, My life, my joy, my all;
He is my strength from day to day, Without Him I would fall.
When I am sad to Him I go, No other one can cheer me so;
When I am sad He makes me glad: He's my Friend.

2. Jesus is all the world to me, My Friend in trials sore;
I go to Him for blessings and He gives them o'er and o'er.
He sends the sunshine and the rain, He sends the harvest golden grain;
Sunshine and rain, harvest of grain: He's my Friend.

3. Jesus is all the world to me, I want no better Friend;
I trust Him now, I'll trust Him when Life's fleeting days shall end.
Beautiful Life with such a Friend, Beautiful life that has no end;
Eternal Life, eternal joy: He's my Friend.

Have a great weekend! God Bless each of you, Vic.

  
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PLAYBLUES22 1/15/2011 12:53PM

    Sweetie, the words just gives me chills emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/15/2011 10:42AM

    I really loved this.

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DOOBIE893 1/15/2011 9:24AM

    Thank you. I could hear my mother's voice as I read the words.

I am working on my relationship witht he Lord!

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MISSM66 1/15/2011 9:01AM

    I Love the words of that song,thanks very much for sharing,and you have a wonderful day my Friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A Friday Morning Prayer and Message!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Aloha SP Members! YAHOO! It's warming up! Thanks for all your responses. Give God the glory!

PRAYER: "Heavenly Father, Caring God! Teach us to pray for our children, for our grandchildren, and for every child you bring into our lives. Bless each child with the knowledge of who You are. Help them to live Your way so they can stay on the path You have chosen for them. Enable each child to recognize
the gifts, tallents and skills You have granted them, and may each child follow Your lead as they develop these gifts for your glory. Help us to be good teachers and good examples to them. This we pray and ask in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Are you putting God first in your life?
1. Matt 16"24-27 - Jesus gives us the formula needed for putting God first:
a. Jesus says, "If any man comes after me", he must do three things:
1. Deny himself ( refuse his own claim upon himself).
2. Take up his cross ( Lift up on high his cross for everyone to see).
3. And follow Jesus ( yield to the claims of Christ's Lordaship over him/her).
b. WHY?
1. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it.
2. And whosoever loses his life FOR MY SAKE shall find it.
3. What will a man profit if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?
4. What shall a man give in exchange for his soul? NOTHING!
2. Many acts are wrong because they emphasize physical things above spiritual things. Other acts may not be inherently sinful, but must not become more important to us that they hinder our service to God.
3. Are you putting God first in your life? T o Be Continued Monday!

May God help us to understand his standard for us and bless us as we learn to deny ourselves, lift up our cross and follow Jesus. God Bless, Vic.

  
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KASE72 1/15/2011 7:59AM

    Thank you for a beautiful prayer about children

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/14/2011 5:32PM

    What a wonderful lesson.

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PLAYBLUES22 1/14/2011 4:16PM

    Thank again for all you do , your prayers, your teachings and your time emoticon

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THEWINNER33 1/14/2011 11:28AM

    Amen. Well said. Thank you.

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MISSM66 1/14/2011 11:16AM

    Thank you for sharing,prayer changes things,have a bless day emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A Thursday Morning Prayer and Message!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Goooooooooood Morning Spark Members! We pray everyone is surviving this cold front that's coming through.

PRAYER: " Heavenly Father, Eternal God! We worship You for who You are, our God! The Creator of everything in this universe. The Almighty God who loves us and gave us His Son to show us the right way to live. Thank You for what You have done for us. You have given us power, provision and purpose in life. We fear not the future because we see how You bless us daily and protect us. You are always with us, to guide us in the way we should go. We respond from the heart with the power of praise to our Loving and Eternal God. We worship You and You alone; we adore You; we worship You in Spirit and in Truth; we praise your Holy name. These things we pray in Jesus' marvelous name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: How should we act towards our Loving God?
1. Rom 12:1-2 - Teaches us the right approach:
a. Present our bodies as "Living Sacrifices" (Not Dead Ones), Holy (Set apart just for that purpose), Acceptable (Pleasing) unto God".
1. That's our reasonable (Rational) service to Him. HOW?
2. By not conforming (Imitating) the patterns of this world.
3. By being transformed (Changed). HOW?
4. By the renewing of the mind (Totally focused on God). HOW?
5. By proving what is good (Making the right choices and changes in life). WHY?
6. Because God will not accept us unless we are made perfect (perfected in) Christ.
b. That is God's will for us.
2. John 6:27 - Teaches us not to labor for things that perish, but for things that endure and are everlasting.
a. Where do we find these everlasting things?
b. "Which the Son of man (Jesus) gives unto you". WHY?
c. "Him" (Jesus), God has sealed (Set His Seal of Approval), because He is perfect in doing the will of the Father.
3. What do you think about this? We cannot be perfect, but we can be perfected in Christ, not because of anything we have done, but because of what He has done for us.
4. Are you being transformed daily in Christ? To His Image? To Be Continued!

May heaven's blessings help us not to just make "better choices", but to make "the right choices" in life.
God Bless! In Christ, Vic.

  
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PLAYBLUES22 1/13/2011 4:09PM

    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS AND TEACHINGS

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ABETTERSOUL 1/13/2011 3:26PM

    Amen brother Vic!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 1/13/2011 2:50PM

    amen

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SUMMERSMILES1 1/13/2011 12:57PM

    Good devotion. emoticon

A prayer request: My oldest cousin died suddenly this morning/last night. Please prayer for his mother, my aunt, and his wife, children, and siblings.

My aunt, his mother, has a heart problem and we are concerned about her.

Thank you.

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