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A Sunday Morning Spiritual Hymn!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hi SP Members! As we worship God today, let's sing hymns of praise to Him...and give Him the glory!

Hymn Title: Be Still, My Soul

1. Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain; Leave to thy God to order and provide; In ev'ry change He faithful will remain. Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heav'n-ly Friend thru thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

2. Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertake to guide the future as He has the past. Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake; all now mysterious shall be bright at last. Be still, my soul, the waves and wind still know His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

3. Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on When we shall be forever with the Lord; When disappointment, grief and fear are gone; Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored. Be still, my soul, when change and tears are past, all safe and blessed, we shall meet at last.

Words: Katherine von Schlegel
Music: Jean Sibelius

May God Bless Eberyone Today! In His Love, Vic.

  
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MTP717 1/23/2011 4:17PM

  Very beautiful and timely. Thanks for sharing.

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CATLADYX8 1/23/2011 1:00PM

    Jeff Fenholt sings this hymn. It's beautiful. thanks.

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NORTHWOODSMOM8 1/23/2011 9:15AM

    Just sang the whole song and was SO, SO BLESSED! Thank you for posting it! {{{{God's richest blessings}}}}}

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NEENSTER1 1/23/2011 8:41AM

    emoticon for sharing. emoticon All Glory to His Name. Have a blessed Day. emoticon

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1THING 1/23/2011 8:40AM

    nice!

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A Saturday Morning Spiritual Hymn!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hi SP MEMBERS! Without a song or hymn, the day would never end, and even begin! This morning hymn is: THE WAY OF THE CROSS

1. I must needs go home by the way of the cross, There's no other way but this;
I shall ne'er get sight of the Gates of Light, If the way of the cross I miss.
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2. I must needs go on in the blood-sprinkled way, The path that the Savior trod;
If I ever climb to the heights sublime, Where the soul is at home with God.
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3. Then I bid farewell to the way of the world, To walk in it never more,
For my Lord says, "Come," and I seek my home, Where He waits at the open door.
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The way of the cross leads home, The way of the cross leads home; It is sweet to know as I onward go, The way of the cross leads home.

Words by: Jessie Brown Pounds (1906)
Music by: Charles H. Gabriel (1906)

May God bless each of you today by showing you the way home. In His Love, Vic.

  
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CATLADYX8 1/22/2011 4:25PM

    Thanks for making all my days a little better. Beautiful hymn.

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SUMMERSMILES1 1/22/2011 3:56PM

    Nice song.

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NELLIEC 1/22/2011 3:19PM

    I have sung this song.

I was thinking about the words "the blood-sprinkled way." That certainly wasn't easy for Jesus, and if our way is too easy, we better watch out!

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BERRIMOUSE 1/22/2011 10:54AM

    Thanks for helping me start the day right. Believe it or not I know this hymn. emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/22/2011 9:06AM

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A Friday Morning Prayer and Message!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Aloha SP Members! It's been a wonderful week! Thank You Lord!

PRAYER: "Merciful Father, Almight God! We thank You for Jesus! He paid the price for our sins, a debt we can never repay. Because of Him, we have been reconciled to You our God, so we can spend eternity with You. Help us to extend to others the love and forgiveness You have given us. Teach us ways we can showYou our gratitude for all You have done. Cleanse us from all our sinful ways and guide us in the way of salvation and righteousness. This we pray in the name of Jesus, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Will we be doing now the things we would be doing when Jesus returns?
1. 1 Thes 5:1-6 - Answers the question, "When will Jesus Return?"
a. We know the signs of seasons and time, but the time Jesus will return," the day of the Lord" will come as a thief in the night (unexpectedly).
b. Many will be caught doing acts that are contrary to what we should be doing.
c. How should we be acting?
1. As children of light and of Day, so we do not have to face the wrath of God, but will be saved.
2. Not as children of night and of darkness who will have to face the wrath of God and be lost forever.
d. Let us watch and be sober (self-control) in doing what we have been taught and commanded to do.
2. What do you think about this? Will we hear Jesus say when he returns, "And why call me Lord, Lord, and do not the things I say"? (Luke 6:46) To Be Continued!
May heaven help us to get right with God today and not wait until tomorrow.
In His Love, Vic.

  
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NEENSTER1 1/23/2011 8:46AM

    Please, In the Name of Jesus. Today is the day. Amen!!

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PHYL220 1/21/2011 7:21PM

    Amen emoticon

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BLACKHAWK09 1/21/2011 5:54PM

  Thank you for your daily blogs! Each one speaks directly to ME. Today, I've made a renewed commitment to self-control and restraint in those things that are not glorifying to The Lord - especially consumption of alcohol and 'bad' food.

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NELLIEC 1/21/2011 1:50PM

    Self-control is one of those things we have to keep working on. I know that I am more self-controlled than a number of years ago. It comes down to daily asking God to control me!

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A Thursday Morning Prayer and Message!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Greetings SP Members, from God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit! Give God all the praise and glory and honor He deserves!

PRAYER: "Holy Father, Eternal God! Help us never to be careless about Your ways or Your Word. Enable us to not allow anything that has to do with my worship and service to you to become lifeless or just a ritual that has no depth of meaning, no purpose, no sincerity, no love. Keep the discipline of prayer, praise, studying your Word, and living your Word, fresh and alive within our hearts so that we will always have the passionate hunger and living thirst to be in your presence and in your care. This we pray and ask in the precious name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Do we sincerely act for the well-being of others, or do we act in our own interest?
1. 1 Cor 13:1-8 - Reveals the way of true love:
a. Let us love others as Christ loved us, for our well-being, not his. He died for us.
b. It's possible to have faith, and yet not loved. We are nothing without love.
c. What good is our actions for others if it is not motivated by love. It profit us nothing.
d. What are the qualities of love:
1. It suffers long.
2. It is kind.
3. It envies not.
4. it does not brag.
5. It is not arrogant.
6. It does not behave itself unseemly.
7. It seeks not it's own interest.
8. It is not easily provoked.
9. It thinks no evil.
10. It rejoices not in inquity but in God's truth.
11. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things.
12. It never fails.
2. What do you think about this? What does your love say about you? To Be Continued!
May the love of God show us how to overcome our human weaknesses.
In His GREAT LOVE, Vic.

  
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NELLIEC 1/20/2011 3:46PM

    While we may think we are loving, when we check out our quality of loving against that list, we may find we need to work on something -- or maybe a lot of things!

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FAITHJAMES 1/20/2011 9:57AM

  Thanks for prayer and the reminder that life is about helping other not being self-serving. Amen. Be blessed.

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A Wednesday Morning Prayer and Message!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gooooooooooooood Morning SP Members! For those of you who respond daily with your input....Thanks! Give God the glory!

PRAYER: "Holy Father, Caring God! Show us the power of "Little-by-Little".
Grant us the patience to wait on You for an answer to our prayers. We confess we want all answers to appear now, but we know Your timing is perfect, and You will answer our prayers in a way and in a time that is best for us. Help us to understand the things that are happening around us in response to our prayers, answers we may not see. Enable us to envision the step-by-step, little-by-little, process that is being made as You mold us into the image of our Lord. This we pray in the name of Jesus our Lord, Amen!"

MESSAGE: How does love relate to actions?
1. 1 John 3:16-18 - Jesus demonstrates and explain how love relates to actions:
a. The way to perceive love, that is the Love of God, is:
1. He (Jesus) laid down his life for us.
2. To follow his example, we must be willing to lay down our life for the brethren.
b. To have this world's goods and see a brethren in need and shut up our hearts to him/her, how can we say the love of God dwells in us?
c. The commandment is: "Let us not just love in words and tongue, but with deeds and truth that prove that love.
2. What do you think about this? Love that observes a need and does not minister to it is no love at all. To Be Continued!
May our hearts never condem us, but bless us, as we grow "Little-by-little" each day and become more like Jesus. In His Magnificent Love, Vic.

  
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PLAYBLUES22 1/19/2011 12:41PM

    Thank you so very much........ there are times when we are so hurt that the idea of loving another is very hard to comprehend , but than as we turn to God for help when our foundations are shaken we only come to learn that it is God shaking them.

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CATLADYX8 1/19/2011 11:31AM

    Thank you. Another timely message for me. Your providing me with something I've been missing. God Bless You!

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PHYL220 1/19/2011 10:13AM

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