Oh Lord my God, How wonderful You are. When I think about what You have done for me, I wonder who am I, that You should pour such love towards me. Surely I don’t deserve it, but You – O Lord drew me nearer to You. Thank You for saving me and for loving me. I can never repay You, but I can choose to live a life that seeks to bring You glory. -meiyen
My friend posted a picture of the universe and his status message caught my attention. He invites readers to tell him if God is even there. I wish I know what to say. I just sense in my spirit that he wants to believe there is a God but he’s unable to because he doesn’t see how a good God would allow evil. I wish I can make the decision for him but I can’t. Yes, God is very real to me. No, I wasn’t raised in a Christian home. I made my choice in 1992 and I never looked back since.
Matthew 16:13-16New King James Version (NKJV)
Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ
13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”
14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
It’s easier for a person not to believe, because everything will be status quo, Life goes on, and basically he/she will live life the way it pleases him/her. On the other hand, when someone make a conscious decision to believe in God, changes will take place, and he/she will no longer be god of their lives. One can’t go where God is, and remain where he/she is.
This song has been playing in my mind since early this morning. I don’t want to write many things about the week that went by at the workplace. However, I can say again that the Lord hears my cry. And I am still believing God for the breakthrough that I am seeking Him for.
I thank God for giving me the strength to go through unpleasant situations at the workplace. I need his grace every day.
1 I love the Lord, because He has heard [and now hears] my voice and my supplications. (AMP)
When I saw a tweet about MH370 this morning, my heart felt so heavy. I still feel very down and I pray with all my heart that the plane would be found as fast as possible. I pray for the safety of the passengers. I also pray for the family members. It must be emotionally draining for them.
When I was reading the newsfeed on my Facebook page, I saw my friend’s latest status. She has knee pain and is currently waiting for her turn (for the MRI). I know that feeling. I feel for her. Tried to give her some words of encouragement but I know that it’s difficult to look up when the slope seems to be taking one downward. Been there. Done that.
This got me thinking. Perhaps the mess that I got myself into has become an asset now. I suppose my experience in the past two years would now benefit her. In other words, I came out from the deep dark hole, with God’s help. So, I’m confident that she would come out from the dark hole too, with God’s help.
When I woke up on Tuesday morning, the word that came to me was “forgiveness” and the more I think about the cross and what Jesus did at the cross, the more I’m grateful to God. I’m truly amazed by God and His amazing love, that sets us free.
Have you ever experienced being reminded of unpleasant episodes of the past? Maybe it’s something that you did wrong in the past, or it might not even be something you did. Like a broken record, the very fact that some people keep reminding you of your past can be very annoying, and at times, painful to the listener. Sometimes even our Christian brothers and sisters do the same thing. (Something to ponder: Have you really forgiven? Or perhaps you’ve just swept the junk under the rug…so every now and then you still see the junk and you complain how dirty the floor is…etc…)
I’m grateful that God’s forgiveness is different from the forgiveness that comes from mankind.
New King James Version (NKJV)
12 As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
New King James Version (NKJV)
25 “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake;
And I will not remember your sins
I would like to start with this verse which I find suitable since it’s the 1st day of the new year.
New King James Version (NKJV)
18 “Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.
When I woke up, I saw a string of messages on the social media networks whereby most were well wishes from friends all over. Then I saw a few status messages on Facebook hinting about the doom and gloom of the economy. Yes, those two words we do not like to hear, “financial breakdown”. I was then reminded of Psalm 91 which I spent a week meditating on.
At the end of the day, I believe it’s really Who you put your hope and trust in. People? Institutions? Banks? Politicians? As for me, I put my hope in God.
Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah….
I had a very strange dream a few weeks ago. In the dream, I saw a grand looking chair but it wasn’t just any chair. Somehow, it converts itself to whatever I need. When I wanted to get from one place to another, I saw myself sitting down on the chair and it moved to my destination. When I was tired, it became my resting place etc… I spent sometime thinking about that dream and seeking God for revelation.
To me, a chair is somewhere I can sit and rest when I’m tired. I suppose if the chair is big enough, I could also hide from people I prefer not to see, or hide from those who always give me a hard time… something like security albeit hiding from people doesn’t always work all the time. Then a thought struck me : when I’ve had a hard day at work, all I want to do is sit down and do nothing and practically laze around. I’ve never once wondered if the chair would hold my weight. I hardly inspect the chair before sitting down. I don’t think people do that. So, the question is why do people find it easy to believe in the chair’s goodness (ie. stability and endurance) but find it difficult to believe in the goodness of God? Yes, I have my own share of struggles. But the LORD has ways to reassure me.
Since it’s the last day of 2013, I decided to send this package to God. The contents include my concerns on the changes in the company reorganizing structures, the possibility of having a different manager, my concerns for my own health (my knees)…etc
Do you have such a package? It’s time to rest on Him.
King James Version (KJV)
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
New International Version (NIV)
7 Return to your rest, my soul,
for the Lord has been good to you.