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A Saturday Spiritual Hymn!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Goooooooooooood Morning Everyone! On weekdays, we have been studying about "Following Jesus". Today's hymn is an oldie about "Following Jesus". The words and the music were created by John S. Norris in 1890. The inspiration for this hymn came from John 10:27, where Jesus said, " My sheep hear may voice, and I know them, and they follow me".

TITLE: Where He Leads Me I Will Follow

1. I can hear my Savior calling, I can hear my Savior calling,
I can hear my Savior calling, "Take thy cross and follow close to me".

2. I'll go with Him thru the garden, I'll go with Him thru the garden,
I'll go with Him thru the garden, I'll go with Him, with Him all the way.

3. I'll go with Him thru the judgment, I'll go with Him thru the judgment,
I'll go with Him thru the judgment, I'll go with Him, with Him all the way.

Where He leads me I will follow, Where He leads me I will follow,
Where He leads me I will follow, I'll go with Him, with Him all the way.

In His Grace, Vic.

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THEWINNER33 5/7/2011 3:44PM

    I love the old hymns, and this one especially. Thank you for the reminder. Marcia

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GGMFAY 5/7/2011 2:32PM

    Greater commitment than the one we have made to Spark

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ILUVTTV 5/7/2011 1:11PM

    Great hymn! Great prayer! Thanks for your blogs!

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FATFREE115 5/7/2011 10:24AM

    Absolutely! You are so true! Life would be so much easier if we never got lost along the path that The Lord provides... Other paths can be confusing and route our lives into a new direction. I think despite what we do....We need to keep sight of God, so that we will always find our way back...Home.
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KMICHA 5/7/2011 9:51AM

    Love this hymn!! Thanks for sharing!!! Have a great day!!!

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A Friday Prayer and Message!

Friday, May 06, 2011

Greetings Everyone! Our daily prayers and messages are now being read and reaching out to thousands of precious souls. Give God all the glory!

PRAYER: "Heavenly Father, Awesome God! Help us to learn the value of time that we spend alone with You each day. We live busy lives where time is precious and fleeting; yet, help us to recognize all the benefits we receive from making time to be alone with You. You are a BUSY GOD, and yet You always have time for us. Teach us how to shut out other things so we can spend time alone with You. Enable us to find a secret place of peace and quietness so we can hear your voice speaking to our hearts. Thank You for making time for us, and help us to use that time wisely with You. This we pray in Jesus' blessed name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. We must believe we can change with God's help.
a. In Mark 5:36, Jesus said to Jarius after he had heard that his daughter had died, "Be not afraid, only believe".
1. How shall we respond to Jesus' voice unless we believe?
2. How shall we do the Father's will unless we believe and obey Jesus.
3. How shall we inherit the kingdom of God unless we believe, obey and follow Jesus?
b. In Jesus there is both HOPE and PROMISE, but it takes faith to believe we can change, and to live like God wants us to live.

May God bless everyone today with heaven's blessings and keep everyone safe over the weekend. In His Grace, Vic.

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NTSOHLTHNT 5/6/2011 9:31PM

    This is exactly what I needed today. I'm reading "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo and it makes so much sense. It is real! We have to believe with child-like wonder--if we are skeptical and we begin to question it in our adult minds, it won't take hold.

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RAINBOWSEND11 5/6/2011 4:32PM

    When I had my first surgeries back in May, I got an infection so large the doctor said he could put his head in it. They rushed me to Loyola and I had another surgery. I felt like I was in a deep hole that I couldn't come out of. They have priest there of many denominations and one day Father Joe came to visit me. He was so awesome and so full of peace. He told me when I was down ask Jesus to walk with me. I have done that most mornings and came out of my depression. I saw him twice and he was going to come back Monday but never did. I figure he came when I most needed it. God works in mysterious ways. I have always believed in God but at that time, I was so low that I really needed the extra help. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers.

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LMMIMI 5/6/2011 4:19PM

    How comforting it is to know that Jesus walks with us in all that we do and forgives us for the things we leave undone.

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A Thursday Prayer and Message!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Aloha Everyone! What beautiful weather we are having! Thank you once again for your loving responses and comments. Give God all the praise and glory.

PRAYER: "Loving Father, Almighty God! We humble ourselves before You with grateful hearts; acknowledging that we cannot do all You call us to do except by the power of Your Spirit who enables us to do it all. We depend on You to help us where we are going, to do the things that need to be done. We worship You as the LIGHT of our lives who illuminates our path and guides us every step of the way. We praise You as our Awesome God, the God of heaven and earth, for whom, nothing is too difficult or impossible. Thank You for loving us! This we pray in the name of Jesus our Lord, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. We must believe we can change with God's help.
a. God measures our living by the fruit we produce.
1. Jesus said in Matt 12:33, "Either make the tree good, and his fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is knoown by his fruit".
2. The process of changing comes down to 2 things: We either produce good fruit (works); or else we produce corrupt fruit (works).
3. If we believe we will obey and produce good fruits (works) with God's help; but if we do not believe, we will produce corrupt fruits (works) which is unacceptable to God.
b. WHY? Vs 34 says, "for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speak".
1. A good manspeaks out of the good teasure of the heart and brings forth good things which glorify God.
2. An evil man speaks out of the bad treasure of his heart and brings forth evil things which are unacceptable to God.
2. What do you think about this? Can fesh-sweet water and salt water come from the same well? NO! It either produces one or the other but not both. So it is we us! What kind of fruit (works) are you producing? To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May Heaven flood us with God's truth, the Mighty Words and blessings, that brings forth true salvation to those who believe and obey. In His Love, Vic.

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PHYL220 5/5/2011 9:31PM

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GGMFAY 5/5/2011 1:49PM

    We are so blessed to be in God's family


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PANSYLADY2 5/5/2011 11:34AM

    Thanks for the good Word today. Be blessed in all you do.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 5/5/2011 11:33AM

    Thank you

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WENDYSPARKS 5/5/2011 11:00AM

    Thank you and God Bless You!

Wendy :)

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A Wednesday Prayer and Message!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

A Glorious Morning To Everyone! Thank you for your wonderful comments and redponses. I read them all and appreciate them. Give God all the praise!

PRAYER: "Holy Father, Glorious God! Help us not to neglect our walk with You. Show us how not to be concerned with outward appearances which often are deceiving, with selfish pursuits which gain us nothing eternal, and with the condition of our own house while we neglect Your house. Teach us to be concerned with spiritual growth which enable us to draw closer to You through our Lord. Teach us to be concerned with unselfish serve which makes us more like Jesus. Teach us to take better care of Your house than we do our own house. Show us how to set our prioroties in order so we may walk with You daily and lift Jesus up to a world lost in sin. This we pray and ask in the Blessed name of Jesus our Lord, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. In STEP ! We learned there are three things we can do that help us to change our purpose in life:
a. We must change our love and dedication to God.
b. We must imitate Christ in our daily living.
c. We must desire eternal life and not eternal punishment.
2. NOW STEP 2: We must believe we can change with God's help.
a. Prov 4:23 gives us the key for doing this: "Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are all the issues of life".
b. Jesus said in Matt 15:18, that those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and these are the things which defiles us.
c. The word "heart" as used often in scripture is translated "mind" because the Hebrews had no separate word for "mind".
d. The word "heart" served to represent the seat of intellect.
e. The key to the whole man is the "mind", that which defines man.
f. Whatever captures the mind, captures the man.
3. What do you think about this? Sin is the chief weapon Satan uses to capture man. Jesus said we are to "put off the old man' by "renewing our mind" and "put on the new man" which is created in the likeness of Christ in order to change. What is the condition of your heart? Who has captured your heart? To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May God bless and help everyone to purify the heart (mind) with his teaching and training.
In His Heart, Vic.

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PHYL220 5/4/2011 1:24PM

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LUVS2WIN67 5/4/2011 9:32AM

    Amen! And may God bless you also.

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A Tuesday Prayer and Message!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Goooooooooooood Morning Everyone! Thank you for your wonderful comments and responses. Give God the glory!

PRAYER: "Holy Father, Amighty God! Thank You for your great love! You are with us always and mighty to save. We take great delight in You, in serving You and in worshipping You. You quiet us with your wonderful love, grace and mercy. We rejoice over You with singing and gladness. Your love covers us and protects us from our enemies. Help us to always remember this, even when we go through difficuly times that shake our very foundation, a foundation which is established on our Lord Jesus Christ. Our security is sustained by Your Great Love. Thank You Father, for Jesus and His love for us. This we pray this morning in His glorious name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. The scripture tells us in many verses that "the crown of life" is a glorious crown.
a. Compare the crown faithful Christians will receive with the one that was placed on Jesus' head at Calvary ( Matt 27:29; Rev 2:10).
b. 2 Pet 1:11 - tells us, "For so an entrance shall be ministered (supplied) unto you (HOW?) abundantly, (WHERE?) into the everlasting kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ".
1. The "everlasting kingdom" is the eternal home of Jesus Christ where He is the undisputed ruler.
2. The "everlasting kingdom" is synonmynous with " heaven", the rich inheritance and resting place for the saints of God.
2. When we lack motivation to change our life, consider:
a. God's great love for us.
b. The importance of being like Christ.
c. The reward, the everlasting kingdom (heaven), that is our destiny.
3. What do you think about this? What on earth can compare with the riches and blessings that awaits true believers? Consider the consequences if we choose now the riches of this earth over the riches of heaven later. To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May our hearts burn with desire for eternal life in Christ Jesus and to live with Him forever.
In His Marvelous Love, Vic.

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PHYL220 5/3/2011 6:08PM

    Amen emoticon

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TECAVINESS 5/3/2011 10:59AM

    Thanks again for another grat prayer. Makes my day to read and reflect.

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EDCARPET 5/3/2011 10:05AM

    Just what I needed to read just now. I especially liked being reminded to consider God's great love when I lack the motivation to change. Turning to God for strength and motivation beats turning to myself. He is all in all.

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