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7/23/14 1:36 P

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We have so much to be thankful for, if we'd only take time to think of what all the Lord has given us. Why does it seem we spend so much more mental exertion thinking of the negatives? He's all we need, why do we seem to want more? I'm trying to learn the discipline of keeping my focus on HIm throughout each day.

"Today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I know God goes with me each step of the way. With Him, nothing is impossible."


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I CAN do all things with Jesus, even find my motivation to get out of bed at 0400 so that I can wake up, have some coffee and start the day on a positive note by walking! Feeling good about myself for doing so! Very proud and happy! emoticon


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6/25/14 9:42 A

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I am blessed everyday when I go to the "Spark Teams" link to see my teams, and I see the name of this team and the picture of the cross: It's a daily reminder to me that I really can do all things through Christ, who gave His life for me on the cross! What greater encouragement could there ever be?

"Today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I know God goes with me each step of the way. With Him, nothing is impossible."


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thanks for the reminder that our righteousness is in God and not in our own ability.

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Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6)

Trust not in the power of your own strength nor in the might of your own will to accomplish good, O believer! Your sanctification is not a matter of dominating yourself through discipline! You have no ability of your own to effect righteous works in your life! Trust, rather, in God! Place your faith in the Spirit to work in you for righteousness!

Phillipians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
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We come into this world crying while all around us are smiling. May we so live that we go out of this world smiling while everybody around us is weeping.
- - Persian proverb

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I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
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4/21/14 12:21 P

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1 Corinthians 15:58
New International Version
Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
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Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

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I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
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God's word is a lamp for our feet and a light for our path.

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4/11/14 7:14 P

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ROM 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

ROM 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.


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Acknowledge The Lord in all your ways, and let Him direct your path.



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"No matter what is happening in your life now, your story has an amazingly happy ending."
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Philippians 4:6 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

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"Salvation is free, but discipleship will cost you your life." - - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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11/21/13 10:48 A

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1 Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness.
Let the whole world know what he has done.
2 Sing to him; yes, sing his praises.
Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.
3 Exult in his holy name;
rejoice, you who worship the Lord.
4 Search for the Lord and for his strength;
continually seek him.
5 Remember the wonders he has performed,
his miracles, and the rulings he has given,
6 you children of his servant Abraham,
you descendants of Jacob, his chosen ones.
Psalm 105:1-6

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Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.”
1 Chronicles 16:34-35

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11/18/13 2:12 P

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When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12

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Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
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Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory in the heavens.
Psalm 8:1


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Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.
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Hi Vic, it has been quite a while since you have posted here, just want you to know you are missed...Hope you come back soon... emoticon

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Hi Vic,

I want to encourage you to keep posting "Today's Thought" they are such a blessing to all who read them, God Bless you Vic, Keep Shining for Jesus... emoticon

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TODAY’S THOUGHT
7/22
The angelic beings in the temple proclaimed the thrice holy nature of the God of Heaven. Even those sinless creatures were careful to honor the holiness and purity of the Lord. Notice that they covered their faces with their wings. They also proclaimed the glory of the Lord! Isaiah finally understood that Uzziah might have been a good king, but the Lord was a holy God and He and He alone deserved the glory for all of life! We need to remember that God’s prime characteristic is His holiness! Our duty before the Lord is to honor His holy nature by living holy lives before Him. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.


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Remember, know what You sow, so you won't have to weep when You reap! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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TODAY’S THOUGHT
7/20
God’s invitation to follow Him is still an intimate thing! God does not call groups to come to Him; He calls individuals to come to Him. His call is personal, individual and intimate. When He calls, He always points out the areas of disagreement and He invites the wayward one to come to a place of agreement with God. That is the very nature of Holy Spirit conviction. It is a very intimate thing. People sometimes leave church saying, “That preacher was preaching to me! Who told him what I had been doing?” That is the Holy Ghost of God trying to get your attention. The preacher doesn’t know everything about you at all; but God does! And He extends an intimate invitation to you to come to His way of thinking. He is offering you and chance to settle your case out of court. You see, if your case ever goes to trial before Him, you will lose. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.


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7/19
God’s command is for them to come “now”. There must be no delay! God could see what Israel could not see. He could see where their rebellion and sin was leading them. He could see the judgment that was about to fall upon them. He could see their condition and their condemnation! On the basis of what He could see, He presses them to make a change in their loves now. So it is with those who are not right with God today. All they can see is the next step that lies before them. All they can feel is the pleasure of their sins. All they can think about is the here and now. They give no thought to what is awaiting them down the road. If wayward people could see down the road, what they would see would terrify them. If they could see what lies just around a few more bends in the road, they would repent of their sins and run to Jesus for cleansing. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.


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7/18
People will not seek the Lord until they are first sought by the Lord. People will not love the Lord until they are first loved by the Lord. God always makes the first move in this thing called salvation. After all, man is “dead in trespasses and sins” and cannot seek the Lord. Jesus came to the world for the sole purpose of “seeking and saving that which was lost”. I know that we want to elevate man in these days. No one wants to believe that man is totally depraved and cut off from God. Most folks hold to the idea that man contains within himself “a spark of the divine” and at some point, the good that is in man will begin to seek the good that is in God. The Bible is very clear in this matter. Man is a vile sinner and there is not good in him at all. Man will never come to God unless God first comes to man. God has come to man. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.


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7/16
When we step down from the Lord’s work, we are turning away from the path of righteousness and godliness. God’s call is for us to walk straight. Our duty before the Lord is to faithfully carry out His commands and do His work efficiently, joyfully and faithfully. To step down is to compromise, consider Israel and the golden calf! We must ever hold to that which is right, even if we are standing alone when the dust settles! DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.


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7/15
Remember as you pray and labor for your church, that the future of your worship is at stake! What you do now, will determine the atmosphere of worship in the church for a long time to come! Be careful that you do not allow the enemy to empty your altars, silence your praise and extinguish your testimony! Seek the Lord’s will for His church! DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.


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7/14
Unless the church works together as a team, it will surely accomplish nothing of eternal value! Have you ever wondered why the Canadian geese fly only in the V formation? For years specialists in aerodynamics wondered the same thing. Two engineers calibrated in a wind tunnel what happens in such a V formation. Each goose, in flapping his wings, creates an upward lift for the goose that follows. When all the geese do their part in the V formation, the whole flock has a 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew alone. Each depends upon the other to get to its destination. Something else--When a goose begins to lag behind, the others "honk" it, back into place. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.


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7/13
You might as well face it, anytime you are determined to do something for God, there will always be those ready to criticize what you do. They would do it differently… better… or not at all. Friend, don’t let that crowd get to you, just go on for God! Some of the Lord’s best workers, including the likes of Jesus and Paul were criticized. So, when you are criticized, praise the Lord, for you are in good company! “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain...and most of them do.” —Dale Carnegie. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.


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7/12
Friends, our families are at risk today! We need to fight the good fight of faith for them, bathe them in prayer, soak them in the word and battle the enemy tooth and nail to protect them if necessary. Of course, I would remind you that your family is larger than just those who share your name or bloodline. If you are saved, then all other saved people are your family as well. Some are under attack and it is our duty to reach out to them in the love of Christ and help them with their battle. We are not to attack our wounded, but we are to love them and humbly restore them to their place in the battle. Sadly, many of us are ready to write people off for one failure! That is not the way of unity and it certainly is not the way of Christ! DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.


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7/11
God’s people are to be as prepared for war as they are for work. They are to be ready for either at a moment's notice. While we live our lives, we are to be ready to work for Jesus and to war for Him at the same time. This requires us dressing up in the "Whole Armor Of God". The emphasis is on "whole". God wants us to wear all the armor all the time so that we are ready to stand for Him when trouble finds us. Too many aren't willing to wear "all" the armor, "all" the time! DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.


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7/10
Those who do not know the Lord are often the first to attack the lives we live and the service we render to the Lord. This is understandable because they do not comprehend what we are doing, and a righteous life stands as a rebuke to a godless life! We should not be surprised when attacks come from without. It rarely shocks us when trouble comes from without, but when it arises within, it often leaves us devastated! Whether it takes the form of deception, with someone living a hidden life of sin, or the form of discouragement, when someone questions the motives and goals of the church, it hurts deeply and can cause us to deviate from the course. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love.


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7/9/13 8:52 A

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TODAY’S THOUGHT
7/9
Regardless of your position in life, whether at church, at work, at school, at home, etc., you need to know that it is no accident! God has placed you where He has, for a purpose. He has placed you where you are for His purpose! There are no accidents or coincidences with God! You are where you are for His glory! Prosperity Is No Accident - The resources you have been given are not yours by luck! They have been given to you by the providence of God to be used for His glory. Find out what He would have you do with what you have! Power Is No Accident - The influence you have been given in the lives of others is no accident! God has given you the ear of others for a purpose. Allow Him to use you where you are for His glory! DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.


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7/8/13 7:59 A

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7/8
The people of Judah and the city of Jerusalem were in a terrible condition. Over 150 years earlier, Nebuchadnezzar and the armies of Babylon had invaded Israel and had carried many of the people away as slaves. The Jews desperately needed someone who had the vision needed to restore Jerusalem and Israel to her former glory. They needed someone who was different. They needed someone who had been captured by God and was set on fire by His Spirit. They needed a person of vision if they were going to see their situation changed. God had such a man! His name was Nehemiah and he was being prepared by God as a vessel to be used in a great way to rebuild the city of Jerusalem and to bring about the restoration of the nation of Israel. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. HAVE A BLESSED AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY! Vic.


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7/7/13 7:26 A

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7/7
God is still in control, regardless of how things may look. Praise God that is still true today! It looks like evil in this world is out of control. It looks like Satan and his will are having their day. But, I would just remind you that we serve a God, Who is still on the throne! He still has all the power. In His time, He will demonstrate His power and His sovereignty over sin, Satan and the world. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. HAVE A BLESSED AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY! Vic.


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7/6/13 7:50 A

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7/6
Young people may have no frame of reference concerning the old days, but they can get excited about what God was doing in their day. Friend’s it is easy to err on either side of this thing. Some people are so caught up in the past that they cannot get excited about what God is doing in the present! Still, there are others who are so willing to embrace the newest trends and methods that they forget about what God did and how He worked yesterday. The bottom line is this: The past is gone forever and we live in the present. We need to look back and glean what we can from days gone by, but we have to live in the here and now! Does that mean we have to change to fit in with the times? Does that mean that we need a new Bible? Does that mean that we need to scrap our hymnals in favor of praise choruses? Does that mean that we need to replace preaching with “worship dramas?” Does that mean that we must lower our standards to accommodate the world? Does that mean that we need to be more “seeker friendly” so we can attract the big crowds? The answer to all those questions is “NO!” DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. HAVE A BLESSED AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY! Vic.


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7/5/13 7:51 A

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7/5
The laying of the foundation for the new temple, for many of the Jews present that day, was a time of great joy. The Bible says they “shouted aloud for joy,”. But, others who were there that day could not shout about what they were seeing. Instead, the Bible says, they “wept with a loud voice.” Why is it, that one group is so excited and is praising the Lord, while the other group is sad and weeping? I believe the Bible holds the answer to that question. I also believe that by answering that question, we will also uncover some very valuable truths for our church today. God has something here for us, in this passage, if we are willing to receive it today. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. HAVE A BLESSED AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY! Vic.


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7/4/13 8:42 A

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7/4
What is the lesson here? Faith is like a threshing floor. It winnows out everything from our lives that is not pleasing to the Lord. It cleans us up, if it is followed and obeyed. But, faith that costs you nothing is not faith at all! Worship that costs you nothing is not worship at all. Repentance that costs you nothing is not repentance at all. Your commitment to God is going to be costly to maintain. It may cost you relationships, habits, etc. There is always a price to pay when sin has been committed, if you want to be right with the Lord again! You see, serving God and enjoying His blessings comes at a price! Serving God is a costly business! We cannot cut corners on Him and expect Him to bless us! DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. HAVE A BLESSED AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY! Vic.


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7/3/13 8:03 A

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7/3
Conviction is one of the most amazing things about being saved, to me. When I sin, it does not take all day for me to know about it! As soon as the thought is finished, or the deed is done, I feel His conviction on my heart. God speaks to His children and lets them know that what they have done is wrong. His conviction is the first step in the process of drawing a wayward child home. Conviction hurts, but we should praise the Lord for it. It is one of the greatest assurances of salvation we possess! Here is what we need to remember: sin always has consequences. Sometimes they affect just the sinner, at other times they affect those around the sinner. Either way, when we sin, we can be sure that chastisement is not far behind! DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.


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7/2
We might think that as we grow older this thing called sin will get easier; that we will get a handle on the flesh and we will be able to live above sin. Dream on my friends! The sins that tempt you today may not tempt you when age comes creeping in, but I am certain that there will be a whole bunch of others sins just waiting to take their place. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.


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