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A Saturday Spiritual Hymn!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

A Blessed Morning To Everyone! Today's hymn is neither old or new. The words were created by Johnson Oatman in 1922, and the music by J. W. Dennis, also in 1922. The inspiration for this hymn came from Mark 8:38, "...If anyone is ashamed of me, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him.....".

TITLE: I'll Be A Friend To Jesus.

1. They tried my Lord and Master, With no one to defend;
Within the halls of Pilate, He stood without a friend.
(REFRAIN).

2. The world may turn against Him, I'll love Him to the end,
And while on earth I'm living, My Lord shall have a friend.
(REFRAIN).

3. To all who need a Savior, My Friend I recommend,
Because He bro't salvation, Is why I am His friend.
(REFRAIN).

REFRAIN:
I'll be a friend to Jesus, My life for Him I'll spend;
I'll be a friend to Jesus, Until my years shall end.

Have a lovely weekend and may God bless each and everyone of you!
In His Love, Vic.

  
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JOURNEYTO60 6/5/2011 7:04AM

    Thank you for posting!

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WANTSZU 6/4/2011 8:24PM

    Great hymn - never heard this one before.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/4/2011 11:22AM

    What a neat hymn. A new one to me. emoticon

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KARRYB1 6/4/2011 8:22AM

    That's such a wonderful old favorite! Thanks for reminding me.

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A Friday Prayer and Message!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Gooooooooooooood Morning Everyone! Every day is a glorious day when we are in Christ Jesus. Praise God!

PRAYER: "Heavenly Father, Almighty God! We pray this morning for spiritual leaders and servants: in our homes, at work, in our neighborhoods, in our cities, in our States, in our government, in our nation, and in Your Church. Bless all who minister and their families. Bless all who serve and their families. Fill their hearts with Your righteousness. Grant them the courage to do what is right. Enable them to have the right motives and the right heart to do Your Will. Keep them safe and protected from enemy attacks. Help them to stand strong against every temptation and evil force. Grant us the ability to become Godly people once more, and a Godly nation. This we pray and ask in the blessed name of Jesus our Lord, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. Is there a cost to following Jesus? Is there a cost to changing our life according to His will?
a. Luke 14:26-35 tells us "YES" there is a cost, but the rewards ourway the cost.
1. Vs 26 teaches us that if we are not willing to let go of all earthly things, including our relatives, we cannot be Jesus' disciple.
2. Vs 27 teaches us if we are not willing to bear our own cross, we cannot be His disciple.
3. Vs 29 teaches us if we lay a foundation (put off the old man and put on the new man) and we are not willing to finish what we started, we cannot be His disciple.
4. Vs 33 says, "SO LIKEWISE, WHOSOEVER HE BE OF YOU THAT FORSAKES NOT ALL HE HAS, HE CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE".
5. Vs 34-35 says, "Salt is good, but if the salt loses it's savor, it is worthless".
2. THINK ABOUT THIS! Aren't Christians suppose to be the "SALT OF THE EARTH" (Matt 5:13)? How then can we become "THAT SALT" if we are not willing to change and do what God says we need to do? ARE YOU ONE? To Be Continued Monday!

May God help us all to understand the role of leadership and servant as He shows us the way to go and be. In His Love and Grace, Vic.

  
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/3/2011 2:04PM

    amen

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LIABOOTY 6/3/2011 10:10AM

    Amen Amen Amen

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A Thursday Prayer and Message!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Greetings To Everyone! Mother Nature is turning up the heat down here and a swim in cool water yesterday felt GREAT! Praise God!

PRAYER: "Loving Father, Beloved God! We are in deed blessed for having believes without seeing. You bless us daily in countless ways that require believing without seeing. Help us to have that kind of strong faith in order to overcome all doubts. Teach us to have faith in Your Word, in Your promises, in Your love, in Your goodness and in Your power. Enable us to trust You when You answer our prayers and we can't even see it. Open our hearts and fill them with Your Truth and Grace. Continue to bless us as we live daily to lift up Jesus for the world to see. This we pray in Jesus' Holy Name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. Heb 8:5 instructs us to "See the you make all things according to the pattern showed you....".
a. There is no temple in heaven that is a copy of one on earth, but rather the earth ones are suppose to follow the pattern of the one in heaven.
b. Who or What is the TEMPLE today?
1. Acts 17:24 tells us God does not live in temples built by hands.
2. 1 Cor 3:16 tells us that we are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in us.
3. 1 Cor 6:19 tells us, "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?"
4. Rev21:22, John says he saw no temple in the city because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are it's temple.
2. Think About This! If our bodies are the temple of God (and they are), and the Lord is the temple in heaven, them we must not only be in Christ, but we must change to fit the pattern God has created in us in order to be a part of the temple. Whose pattern are you following?
To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May God bless us and help us to believe and follow Jesus, the pattern, even if we cannot see Him now. In His Love and Grace, Vic.

  
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ILUVTTV 6/2/2011 5:19PM

    Lord, fill me with Your blessings and grace so that I may change to serve You better!

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A Wednesday Prayer and Message!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Aloha Everyone! Thank you for your wonderful comments and responses. Give God all the praise and glory!

PRAYER: "Holy Father, Lord God! You prayed for us to be one with You, and one with one another. So we ask this morning for just that. You prayed for those who would believe in You through the message and do the things You asked, and so we pray that the messgae will reach many hearts, and that those herarts will turn to You by faith in Christ Jesus. You prayed that all believers may be one with You as You are One with the Father, and so we pray that You will enable us to always be in uniity and in accordance with the Father's will. Use this unity we have with You and with others to draw unbelievers to You. For this we praise You, we praise your Holy Name. Thank You for praying for us and for showingus how to pray. This we ask in the glorious name of Jesus our Lord and King, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. Eph 3:8-11, teaches us about the unsearchable riches of Christ, that were once hidden but now revealed for all men to see, and especially Christians who understand God's plan (Vs 8 & 9).
a. Vs 10 - God's intent was that through the CHURCH ( All Christians), the manifold (many features) wisdom of God ( the secrets and mysteries of His once hidden plan for us), should be made known to the "rulers and authorities in heavenly places.
1. The "rulers and authorities in heavenly places" are either angles who are witnesses to these events, or hostile spiritual forces opposed to God.
2. God wants to use us: to draw on His power, to do our part, and to faithfully perform the special role He has called us to play in His Plan.
b. Vs 11 - This plan which He planned for us, according to His eternal purpose, which He provided in Christ Jesus, calls for us to put off the old man, put on the new man and transfer all power to the new man, by the renewing of our minds to fulfiil that calling.
2. Think about this! To be a partaker of God's Divine Plan, we must be in Christ Jesus and faithfully perform what He called us to do....God's Will. If we are not in Christ, then we are not partakers. If we claim to be in Christ, but do not faihfully perorm God's will, then we are not really partakers of His will. This is why Jesus said, "Why call me Lord, Lord, and do not the things I say". To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May God help us to see and understand His manifold wisdom and the need for unnity in Christ Jesus.
In His Love, Vic.

  
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HEALTHYLIVN4ME 6/2/2011 8:14AM

    Hi Vic, I just found you here on SparkPeople and I LOVE your daily devotionals. Please keep doing them! emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/1/2011 2:24PM

    amen

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YORHYNESS 6/1/2011 11:15AM

    Your will, Lord, and not mine. Thank you for sharing. :)

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ILUVTTV 6/1/2011 10:46AM

    May we all walk in Christ!

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SNUZSUZ 6/1/2011 10:17AM

    Amen.

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A Tuesday Prayer and Message!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Goooooooooooooooooood Morning Everyone! We trust everyone has a Happy Memorial Day......We did! Give God all praise, glory and honor.

PRAYER: "Holy Father, Awesone God! Help us to always remain in Jesus. You have promised us that if we remain in Jesus, and Jesus lives within us, that whatsoever we wish and ask, it will be given to us. Grant us the ability to walk close to You everyday; to talk and listen to Your Word, Your instructions, and Your guidance. Teach us to stay deeply in Your Word, and as we learn from it, help us to apply it to our life so that our life may bring you praise, glory and honor. Enable us to know You better each day. Help us to inctrease in the knowledge of Your Ways and Will. Bless us and be our power and strength daily. This we pray and ask in the name of Jesus our Redeeming Savior, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. Developing A Plan of Action!
a. Listen to Eph 1:7-9 as our spiritual blessings are reveal for those who following God's plan:
1. Vs 7 - In Christ we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. In Christ we are separated from our sins, and blessed with the riches of His grace.
2. Vs 8 - In Christ God has abounded towards us all wisdom and understanding of what, how and why we need to change. God wants to be Sovereign Ruler over our life, and there is no room for two at the top. Either we rule or He rules.
3. Vs 9 - In Christ, God has made know unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He (God) has purposed in Him (Jesus Christ). The 'mystery" refers to the Divine Truth of God's Will for you and me, now made known: what He purposed in eternity beforte the creation, planned, promised, prophesied, provided and now wants proclaimed, which was once a mystery through the ages.
2. Think about This! Everyone receives physical blessings, but only those in Christ Jesus who do the Father's will receive the spiritual blessings of heaven. God has provided EVERYTHING we need to effect the change and transfer of power and control to the newness of life in Christ Jesus. Where are YOU in the Divine Plan? The choice is now up to you and me. To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May God help us to see with our heart and understand with the mind and whole being His will for us. In His Love, Grave and Mercy, Vic.

  
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EAGLEDALEGIRL 6/1/2011 7:41AM

    Have a blessed day, and for reminding me that things happen when he want not when I want.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 5/31/2011 11:22AM

    amen

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MISSM66 5/31/2011 9:35AM

    Thank you for Sharing,you have a bless day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ILUVTTV 5/31/2011 9:27AM

    Great insight! Yes, Lord, help me see with my heart and understand with my mind and whole being Your Will for me!

Have a great day!
Anne

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