Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NO, NOT ONE

Today’s Reading: Psalms 51-53

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

This is a fresco found in ancient Ephesus, which is in modern-day Turkey.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verses: Psalm 51:10-12

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your generous Spirit.

 

The third Psalm in today’s reading tells us twice that “There is none who does good, no not one” (53:1, 3). David wrote eloquent words, but Jesus put our confession much more bluntly. Jesus told the story of the man who, while standing at the back of the Temple in Jerusalem, hit himself over and over on his chest crying out, “God be merciful to me a sinner!” Jesus said that this man went home justified before God! Jesus guarantees that this prayer will change our lives (see Luke 18:9-14). To support this fact we can believe other Scriptures. In John 6:37a, Jesus gives us His Word that “The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” These are the Words of Jesus and when we believe these Words, we are received by God. We confess our sin and are assured by the Apostle John that “He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Having done this, it’s of vital importance to tell a fellow believer. Here’s a toll-free number to call to talk to a caring person…Crossroads 24/7 prayer line: 1-866-273-4444.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I am making King David’s prayer my own! I’m reading to You the words found in our key verses, Psalm 51:10-12. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Yes, by God’s grace I seek to live in an attitude of sorrow for sin and joy in forgiveness 24/7. Two amazing evidences of God’s grace are found in the ministry of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc.  Coming up on Wednesday, October 14th, we broadcast live on the Global Network for a full hour, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the 10,000th 100 Huntley Street telecast. Global is donating the extra half hour. My special thanks to Global for allowing us to purchase time for the past 10,000 shows. Dr. John Hull, our Crossroads Global CEO, has asked me to host this hour! This is a big challenge for me in my eightieth year. Please pray for me and spread the word! In the evening of the 14th on “YES TV,” John will host a live 100 Huntley Street…telecast #10,001″ This is an exciting new beginning for 100 Huntley Street!

The other miracle of grace is that more than 12 million ministry telephone calls have been answered on our Prayer Lines. Need prayer? Call 1-866-273-4444 toll free. I’m calling for prayer for my health, strength, and divine inspiration for the 14th!!!

Yours for learning from King David, and, most of all, from Jesus,

David

This Feline was kind enough to strike a pose in the smaller of the two amphitheatres in the ruins of ancient Ephesus.

26 thoughts on “Wednesday, September 30, 2015

  1. There is a beautiful rendition of “Create in Me a Clean Heart” by Keith Green, with lyrics on YouTube but I don’t know how to direct it to this site. It is a great one to sing a long with. Bless you, David, and may God strengthen you for the 10,000th program.

  2. WOW!

    10,000 shows on October 14th. What a wonderful achievement. Congratulations to you, Norma-Jean and all those on your team who have made the commitment to spread the Good News of Jesus to the world.

    It will be great to see you hosting a full hour live show on the 14th! I will tell my bible study friends today to be sure to watch.

    Shalom,
    Graham.
    2012 Holy Land Yellow Bus.

  3. Each day I am blessed by our blog and Reynold’s wonderful pictures takes us right where we feel we are walking in the steps of God’s Word. A big thank you to all who are part of our “family” in The Lord.

    Pastor David I pray God will strength you and prepare you for the 10,000th show. What an achievement! I remember when you used to say the original Huntley St’s postal code was Miracles for You to Live in. M4U 2L1

    Long time ago!!! Blessings everyone. Key verses today are one of my favourites.

  4. Great pose !!! fits in perfectly, revealing the beauty of God’s creation.

    Am praying for you Rev. David for the Lord Jesus to strengthen and refresh you and encourage you not only for the 14th of October but through each day as you prepare each morning’s blog: Providing extra thoughts and scriptures that go with the Word for the Day.

    Thank You Lord Jesus that your Word says You will never leave me or forsake me; Sealed by the Power of Your Holy Spirit. Thank you Father for sending the Holy Spirit to teach me and guide me into all truth!!

    Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me life eternal in You. Amen!!

  5. Thanks, David, for another wonderful message, today, and for making it to 10,000 shows, October 14th. So wish I could be there, but will be in spirit, and will be watching!. And thank you, Reynold, for the wonderful photos, as always. I especially love the fresco painting in ancient Ephesus. I am working on two myself, right now–a tree painting and sky painting. So enjoying listening to the sound of the wind blow through the trees!! God’s blessings, all ye saints!!

  6. Stopped By Sin

    Search me,oh Lord,I’m yours,
    Remove the cobwebs that hide,
    Find out what my heart stores,
    Then put the wrong far to one side.

    Search again,oh Lord,for light,
    Let not darkness cloud my mind,
    That I may freely do what’s right,
    For I want a heart clean and kind.

    Search my soul,Oh Lord,for me;
    Don’t let me be vain and phony,
    For such get lost and can’t see,
    Then become the devil’s crony.

    Search my heart,oh Lord again,
    Leave no trace of greed within,
    Then I can show,without pain,
    The love that was stopped by sin.
    G W(Bill) Marshall / 08-Nov-13

  7. Ain’t life funny?
    Since last November my sleep pattern has completely reversed! So, I go to bed around 3:30 a.m……well, last night I stayed up a bit later and guess what I saw? 100 Huntley Street, the program comes on at 4:30 a.m.!!!!!
    I watched it and enjoyed it, but I don’t think I can stretch myself that much….it has taken many weeks to get into a time schedule and the one I have works very well for me…..I sure sleep good….it just throws off the day and I had to make different plans and really had to pick what I could do from day to day….somethings will just have to slide……I am happy and very thankful that I can sleep…..I had to remind myself over and over that God knows what is going on!
    SInce I am posting this earlier than usual, I wanted to say how much I appreciate all on this blog, I apprecite people’s honesty, I appreciate how we are all brothers and sisters in Christ, and that what we write is read by others, in some ways this blog has been a great blessing as I don’t get to talk to many Christian people (because I am missing Church) so I appreciate everyone on this blog! I also appreciate where people are in their relationship with Jesus Christ! I love the Lord! I love this blog! I love the different points of view! I love the fact that everyone prays for each other! That’s very Bibilical!
    I love the links that people post especially to music!
    I love the fact that people report miracles! Wasn’t that a blessed miracle that the lady who went to Italy and lost her tablet and it was found at the Toronto Airport!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW
    A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU, MAY HE MAKE HIS FACE TO SHINE DOWN UPON YOU, MAY HE GIVE YOU HIS PEACE!

  8. Amen David! I love the simplicity in your comment “to live in an attitude of sorrow for sin and joy in forgiveness 24/7”! I’m praying that all your needs and desires are met for a truly amazing, successful show on October 14!!! Thank you blog buddies for all your wonderful comments! Love you all!!

  9. Dear fellow bloggers, I ask for your prayers as I face another challenge this coming Monday. I will be going for chemotherapy at Princess Margaret Hospital for yet a second round as my cancer has progressed in my right hip bone and abdomin.

    I look forward to seeing the 10,000 episode of Huntley Street live with you David. It is only fitting you host the show as you started the tv show many years ago. Congratulations!!!

    Blessings and love to all my brothers and sisters in Christ.

    • You are in my prayers Pam! I pray the Lord will give you the grace and strength to carry on and I pray and thank the Lord that all the cancer will be GONE!
      I pray and thank God for the full life you will be having once you are healthy, I pray and thank God for the many miracles that will happen in your life! You will be amazed and you will glorify the Lord in all His Splendor! In Jesus Name We Pray and say “AMEN AMEN AMEN”

  10. Amen Pam! Am praying for you for GRACE and PEACE and STRENGTH!!! Last of all STRENGTH, because GRACE and PEACE will more than take care of things! God Bless you Pam! LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE!!!

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