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Monday, September 26, 2011

GREETINGS OF JOY TO EVERYONE! Thank you for all your responses. Starting tomorrow, the new blog subjest will be " A DAILY SPIRTUAL OASIS!" INSTEAD OF "A Mon thru Fri Prayer and Message". The new blog will be a God's Family Team Effort, with team members providing their input. Below is an example:

"All the earth shall worship Thee, and shall sing unto Thee; they shall sing unto Thy name".

A DEVO THOUGHT: (By DIDMIS) - "I'll try not to think of what I don't have, but what I do have!"

"But they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up wings as eagles; they shall run, and not grow weary; and they shall walk, and not faint".

TODAY'S PRAYER: (By MIDORITHOMAS) - "Holy Father and God! As we wipe the sleep away from our eyes, open our spiritual eyes to the freedom we have in You. Let nothing hold us from capturing sight of You in all Your glory. Help us not to miss out on the joy of our Lord because our eyes are blinded. Lift us out of the strongholds that mean to captivate our hearts and minds. Restore us and set us free to worship You. This we pray in Jesus' name, Amen!"

a. In John 6:51, Jesus grants true believers salvation: "if any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever".
b. This is one of the greatest privilege of being a human.
c. God gave us a free will ( Gen 2:16-17; Jos 24:15).
d. We are given the ability to choose how we will live our lives, with the understanding that there are either rewards or consequences that accompany out choices.
e. But slavation will not be produced in anyones life unless they come and partake of Jesus (HEAVEN'S BREAD).

PICTURE THIS: This may seem narrowminded and simplistic, but this is what the Bible teaches ( Acts 4:12; John 3:16). We do not know what is going to happen to our economy or our country, but we can know that every sinner who comes to Jesus by faith and with obedience will be saved. They will become a child of God. Do you have an identity problem? To be continued tomorrow.

CLOSING HOPE: - May God help us to seek and find the power that comes to those who wait upon the Lord.

In His Power, The God Family Team.

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BONBON561 9/26/2011 2:32PM

    like the new format

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DOUGZ69 9/26/2011 1:27PM

    Thank you for a great start to my day. God is truly Good.

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TINY67 9/26/2011 10:15AM

    I agree, Amen!

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BIGDAD1211 9/26/2011 9:57AM

    Amen! Happy Monday!

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STALEYK 9/26/2011 9:55AM

    Thanks for sharing this with us! I needed just those words for this day!

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Saturday, September 24, 2011


SCRIPTURE: Ps 63:3 - "Because thy loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise Thee".

The words were created by W. Williams in 1745, and the music by Thomas Hastings in 1830.
The inspiration for this hymn came from Ps 48:14 - "He will be our guide even to the end".

1. Guide me, O Thou great Jehavah, Pilgrim thru this barren land;
I an weak, but Thou art mighty, Hold me Thy pow'rful hand;
Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more;
Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more.

2. Open now the crystal fountain, Whench the healing waters flow;
Let the fiery cloudy pillar, Lead me all my journey thru;
Strong Deliverer, Be Thou still my strength and shield;
Strong Deliverer, Be Thou still my strength and shield.

3. When I tread the verge of Jordan, Bid my anxious fear subside.
Bear me thru the swelling currents, Land me safe on Canaan's side;
Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee;
Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee.

1. In this next portray, John gives us a view of what we are like sometimes (John 6:30-33).
a. The Jews came to Jesus and requested a miracle (Vs 30). What did they call the "Feeding of the multitude"????
b. Then they tell Jesus that their fathers ate manna, bread from heaven.
c. It was not Moses who gave them manna; it was God.
d. Manna was a type of Jesus Himself:
1. It was small (Ex 16:14) - It speaks of Christ's humilty.
2. It was round (Ex 16:14) - It speaks of Christ eternal nnature.
3. It was white (Ex 16:31) - It speaks of Christ's sinless, holy nature.
4. It came at night (Ex 16:13-14) - It speaks of Jesus coming to a world lost in darkness to give light and life.
5. It was misunderstood (Ex 16:15) - They called it "MANNA" which means "WHAT IS IT?"
6. It was sufficiant for every man's need (Ex 16:17-18) - It speaks of the ALL-SUFFICIENT SAVIOR, JESUS.
7. It was sweet to the taste (Ex 16:31) - It speaks of the sweetness of Jesus to the soul and to life.
8. It was to be kept and p[assed on to others (Ex 16:32) - It speaks of us sharing HEAVEN'S BREAD with those who cross our path.

2. PICTURE THIS: Gad gave the Jews 240 boxcars of manna per day for 38 years. Jesus came in order to identify with us who need HEAVEN'S BREAD and salvation. David encourages us in Ps 34:8, "O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man that trust in Him". Have you tasted HEAVEN'S BREAD? Are you trusting in Jesus? Are you sharing Jesus with others? To be continued Monday.

CLOSING: May we remember to thank the Lord for His redeeming love.
In His Redeemimg Love, Vic.

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BONBON561 9/25/2011 3:25PM

    One year at VBS we took the kids back to 1st century Holy Land. I had the spice booth with examples of Bible time spices. One of the spices I had was corrandar which what the Bible says is what Manna looked like. Its a small round seed like thing. I always thought of it as bigger and white like snow flakes

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THEWINNER33 9/24/2011 3:28PM

    Yes I trust in Jesus. It is His redeeming love that saves me.

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DOUGZ69 9/24/2011 12:12PM

    I have to say that I think this is the best post I have read yet on this site. Thank you, God Bless You and may your day in the Lord be fruitful.

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Friday, September 23, 2011


SCRIPTURE: Phil 3:13-14 - "Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus".

"Holy Father, Loving God! We are tired this morning. You know our needs. We are in a day of "trouble". We believe Your word is true and that You are our Deliverer. Help our unbelief so that others will see in us a steadfast faith in You. No matter what the end results of these "light and temporary" troubles, we pray that You will help us to remain strong in our faith and true to our service. You are our God and there is no other god. This we pray in Jesus' name, Amen!"

1. John, who has shown us 4 marvelous portrays of Jesus, now turns our attention to a new portray: THE MIRACLE (John 6:1-13).
a. In feeding the 5000 men, Jesus shows a type of Himself;
b. He is shown caring, providing and satisfying the multitude.
c. Implied, is that Jesus is like the loaves and fish, and more than sufficient for the need of mankind.
e. Every man ate that day as much as they needed (Vs 11), and afterwards there was still in abundannce leftover (Vs 13).
Our salvation is by grace through faith in Christ Jesus. It is the gift of God to us (Eph 2:8-9). The grace of Jesus is more than sufficient for the entire human race. Jesus is the answer for all the needs of mankind. All that the multitude had to do was to partake of what the disciples passed out. It works the same for us today. When we put on Jesus (Eph 4:22-24; Rom 6:4-9), salvation is the result. Have you received the gift of God in Christ Jesus? Have you put on Christ in baptisn for the remission of your sins? Are you living for Jesus now? To be continued Saturday.

May God help us to find joy in passing on to others the blessings we have received. IN HIS GRACE, Vic.

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PURRRPY 9/23/2011 10:49AM

    My cup overflows - so I drink from my saucer. What an amazing gift - to wake up each day and know that Jesus is the beginning, the end and the centre of my existence. When I look around I am in awe of the beauty of Christ. Even in the smallest things like a child's smile, a squirrel climbing a tree or the ability to put my feet on the floor every morning and give thanx for another day. I am especially grateful for all the wonderful people I have met on Sparkpeople and the my new journey so many of you are sharing with me!!

For me it is so important to take the time to be still and know that he is God. To give thanks for the blessings, love and grace that he so freely gives me in abundance. My God is an awesome God - and everyday I am grateful to have another opportunity to show God's love to people through my behaviors, attitude and love.

To everyone reading this may your day be filled with an abundance of laughter, blessings and love.



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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Greetings of joy to EVERYONE! A wise man will hear, and will increase learning (Prov 1:5). Praise God!

HYMN: "JESUS PAID IT ALL". The words to this hymn were written by Elvina M. Hall in 1865, and the music by John T. Grape in 1868. The inspiration for this hymn came from 1 John 3:16, "Jesus laid down His life for us". This hymn has 3 verses with a refrain.

1. I hear the Savior say, "Thy strength indeed is small,
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me, thine all in all". REFRAIN!

2. Lord, now indeed I find, Thy power, and Thine alone,
Can change a lepper's spot,
And melt a heart of stone. REFRAIN!

3. And when before Thy throne, I stand in Him complete,
I'll lay my throphies down,
All down at Jesus' feet. REFRAIN!

REFRAIN: Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe,
Sin has left a crinsom stain,
He washed it white as snow.

1. John shows us now a portait, HEAVEN'S BREAD HAS A PRICE (John 6:53-58).
a. Before HEAVEN'S BREAD can be enjoyed by a sinner, it must first be received by the sinner as a partaker of what Jesus did.
b. What did Jesus do? He died on the cross, was buried and arose again on the third day. He did this for us.
c. To make His sacrifice and our salvation a realty in our life, we must come to Him by faith, and take part in His death, burial and resurrection.
d. Those that eat of HEAVEN'S BREAD shall live forever ( Vs 58).
e. Those that do not eat of HEAVEN'S BREAD shall die forever (Implied, Vs 58).

2. PICTURE THIS: Imagaine that I have invited you for dinner at our house. I pass a plate of "hot buttermilk biscuits" to you and say, "Have a buscuit". To which you reply, YES", but you just sit there and smile in stead of reaching for one. I say to you, "I thought you wanted a biscuit?" You reply, "I do!" Then I say to you, "If you want a biscuit, you are going to have to reach out for it". Salvation works in the same way. Jesus offers us HEAVEN'S BREAD and we must reach out for it and partake of it. Have you partaken of HEAVEN'S BREAD? Your soul's life or death depends on it. To be conntinued Friday.

May God help us to understand that the fear (reverence) of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge and wisdom. In His Word, Vic.

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BONBON561 9/22/2011 3:23PM

    I like this hymn also

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WANTSZU 9/22/2011 11:24AM

    Great blog. Love this hymn.

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INFLATED 9/22/2011 11:23AM

    I heard a story of a man in England that was coming home from a soccer game and sat on the steps of a church. When they sang this hymn, he heard "melt the heart of stone" and his last name was Stone. The Lord saved him and called him into the ministry.

Jesus paid it all and I am forgiven of all that I could not pay. We cannot pay for even one sin.

I noticed your blog title in the updates.

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REMODELINGPAT 9/22/2011 10:58AM

    Good illustration!



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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

GREETINGS OF LOVE TO EVERYONE! In all your ways acknowledge God, and He will direct your path". PRAISE GOD!

PRAYER: " Heavenly Father, Glorious God! Beyond that which words can interpret, ot theology explain, our souls feel a shower of refreshment that falls down like the gentle rain; refreshing our hearts that are parched with troubles and problems; searching to find the way to attract Your attention through a few poor chosen words. Sometines, not knowing or remembering that You in all Your wisdom can sense all our worries and woes. There is nothing we can conceal from You, O God, that You do not already know. So we kneel in prayer in Your presence, and we find no need to speak, for softly in silent communion, You grant us the peace we seek. Thank You for hearing our silent prayers and for answering them. This we pray in Jesus' Holy name, Amen!"

1. John now turns our attention to the the fact that HEAVEN'S BREAD HAS A PROMISE! (John 6:47-51).
a. The whole purpose of HEAVRN'S BREAD is to give life to man (Vs 47-48).
b. Again Jesus says, "I am the BREAD of LIFE". (Vs 48)
c. The whole reason why we need HEAVEN'S BREAD is so we will not die spiritually. (Vs 50).
d. THE PROMISE: (Vs 51), "I am the Living Bread which came down from heaven: if any man eats of this BREAD, he shall live forever.....". That's a GREAT PROMISE!
e. The BREAD is His flesh and He offers it for the life of the world (Vs 51). We partake of this BREAD the first day of each week to remember Him in the Lord's Supper.

1. PICTURE THIS: Physical bread will sustain life for a long time, but even if the body is well fed, it will die. Jesus, on the other hand, offers us BREAD that is everlasting. It is everlasting because He is everlasting. Do we want to die or to live? The choice is ours! To be continued Thursday.

May we be in Christ Jesus ( like milk and cookies, toast and jam, ham and eggs) for some things are better together. Have a blessed day, Vic.

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