Friday, November 8, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The world has a way of convincing us that there are more pleasures readily available on its side of the fence than it is with the other. It lures us to believe secretly that our faith has a way of depriving us of things we should be enjoying about. It is worthy to note, however, that God does not really deprives us of anything that gives us enjoyment. In fact, He actually wants us to enjoy life.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
There is power as many aspects of aging become positive. It is possible older people may have more financial flexibility to glorify God. With an empty nest, many are experiencing more self-time and time to enjoy one’s passions. It’s a good time to start a new career, enjoy a hobby, or live and travel to a geographical area of one’s choice.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Sex today is presented as a fulfillment of the animal lust inside every man and is hardly ever presented as a sacred bond of union inside the institution of marriage. You don't even need to go to church or attend a service to hear your priest or pastor say this. Just watch the movies and all those television shows and you will see that sex has been degraded.
The Bible tells us that God’s Spirit does what He wants, for His reasons (John 3:8). He can fall on anyone, at any time. His power is unlimited. He can open closed doors. He can move in the lives of kings or presidents, men or women, young or old.
Christians in the early church experienced the sovereign work of the Spirit. They discovered that the Spirit could empower them to do mighty miracles. He could give them unimaginable wisdom and understanding. And He could turn around any situation.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
God never calls us to do something for Him that He doesn’t empower us to do if we are willing to do the work and time. Please, take the time to get to know God in an intimate way... Your purpose on earth is to shine God’s love to a lost, dying world. Your mission, if you should choose to accept it, is waiting for you! Open your ears and your heart to the Lord and be excited about your new future serving Him in truth and spirit.
Friday, October 11, 2013
If your heart is pure, you will approach life without malice. You will not question the motives of everyone around you; you will not doubt the truth of everything others tell you; you will not look for fault in others. Instead, you will look for the good in others, finding what is praiseworthy. You will not be naive or gullible, but you will seek what is good rather than what is evil. If your heart is pure, you will see others the way God sees them (Matt. 6:22).
Thursday, October 10, 2013
When you are in a crisis, do you cry out in unbelief and frustration? What if the Lord should answer, “I need strong voices in these sinful times through whom I can speak. Where are you when I need a voice? You say you want Me to come to your crisis—yet you remain a part of the wicked, worldly system. Tell Me—are you committed to My purposes?”
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
A closer look, investigation, and observation of what's currently happening around the world would lead every careful observer to the reality that the much-awaited hope, the glorious return of the Messiah, otherwise known as the Rapture of the Church, is about to unfold to the great amazement and bewilderment of the entire human race.
Today, many Christians call Jesus “Lord” but refuse to submit to his authority in their daily life. Jesus taught that verbal expressions mean nothing if we don’t also obey him. “Why do you call me Lord but don’t do what I tell you?” he asked (Luke 6:46). Being a follower of Christ means so much more than saying the right words or singing the right choruses; it demands a life fully committed to obeying God’s Word and submitting to Jesus as our Master.
Monday, October 7, 2013
One of the major causes of disappointment is promises that are not kept. Not all occasions of disappointment, though, are due to someone intentionally breaking a promise. Sometimes circumstances beyond anyone’s control interfere with our plans.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
God wants to make you whole, and what He’s asking you to do is believe what His Word says more than you believe what you think or how you feel. Keep speaking His Word over your circumstances and in His timing, He’ll complete the good work He’s begun in you!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The greatest tragedy in life is not death but life without a purpose—life with the wrong priorities. Moreover, life’s greatest failure is to be successful in the wrong assignment. Success in life is measured by the effective use of one’s time. Your time is important because your time is your life.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
A renowned minister once said, “You were not born just to make a living. You are here to live out an assignment on this planet. You were born to make a difference in the world.” In effect, he was saying that we are not just to be employed, but to be deployed... to be sent, so that others may come to know and experience GOD’s love for them, as well.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
When people reject God’s standards, they begin a downward spiral into sin and degradation. This process may be gradual and go unnoticed at first, but one compromise with the truth leads to another. Eventually, the culture becomes so hardened to sin that it takes something horrific to shock people and make them ask, “How could such an evil thing happen among us?”
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Today, who in this world has the real power? Presidents? Governments? Generals? These people may seem to have power. But, over time, we see a consistent pattern: Rulers come and go. Nations rise and fall. Movements start and end.
When I was a kid in elementary studying science, it makes me wonder what made the earth revolves around the sun without any visible mechanism. Where has the sun got its apparently unlimited fuel supply that keeps it burning 24/7 with no day-off, and other related questions. Though my teachers gave lots of complex theories which I cannot really understand, this simple observation made me conclude that a Supreme Being, who orchestrated all these, really exists.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Since we now found our true nature (again) in Jesus, the baton is now on our hand to shine forth God’s light into this lost word. We have been set apart unto God, and the more we walk in our divine identity and in His divine ways, the more we will enjoy God’s blessings.
When the lips and the life match, when the talk and the walk are compatible, integrity is achieved. Nothing destroys the work of God’s Kingdom than finding people performing God’s work but failing to live out God’s word... the most wearisome thing to do in our lifetime is to be insincere. So don’t.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
The devil wants do everything in his power to place us in every kind of difficult situations possible to further put us in a TRAP where we doubt of GOD’s promises. And his work is not only limited on a personal level, but generally, on a community and national level, as well.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
My former military chaplain had once said, “Nobody has the monopoly of knowledge and intelligences... not even the monopoly of GOD’s blessings.”
Indeed, there are things you know that others don’t, and there are things others know that you don’t. So, we don’t need to compare ourselves with anybody else nor do we need to demean others with their seemingly disadvantage.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Satan's understanding of who we are in Christ is evidenced by his repeated attempts to get us to submit to fear. When we are fully aware of the truth of who we are in Christ, we will not be afraid. The only thing Satan can do is to distract us from this truth.
Fear, which comes from different sort, is the enemy’s scheme to derail us from receiving God’s best for us. Fear is of the enemy and not of GOD... Fear is a generational curse.
I guess I just realized that life is too short to be spent doing something, anything, I don’t want to do. Thinking back, a good part of my life had been spent living for someone or something else. From my studying years to my working years, I had constantly been in mad pursuit of goals which were both set by myself and by the society.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Most of us spend our entire lives trying to earn acceptance. We want to earn it from our parents, peers, partners in life, people we respect ourselves, and even people we envy. The desire to be accepted drives us to do all kinds of things. It can influence the kind of clothes you wear, the kind of car you drive, the kind of house you buy, even the career you choose. Would you agree that people do the craziest things to be accepted?
Friday, September 13, 2013
God will never anoint you to be anyone other than yourself. Let now be your time to go forward and be set free from the torments of comparing yourself with others and trying to be someone you’re not. God is proud of who He made you to be!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Have you ever been afraid to start something for God? God almost always calls us to the very thing that terrifies us. Fear is the opposite of faith. He must kill the fear that lies within us, in order to make us people who solely rely on Him and His Word. Faith is what pleases God.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Difficult people offer a great challenge or an opportunity. They can be as abrasive as an axe that cuts to the root, or else their acerbic deeds, words, and personalities can serve as a grinding stone, sharpening the edge of your axe. Instead of allowing them to get to you, you learn from them, profit from their critiques, and gain an inner strength which makes you a better person.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
The answer to the continual search for an identity is always Jesus Christ. What does God say about you and I? Well, He might not tell you whether you are a sanguine or an intuitive thinker or an influential leader, but what He will tell you means more than all the secular books on self-understanding.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Prayer, really, is a very crucial aspect of Christian life, which must be cherished intently by every believer, especially at this very critical period of human existence. I believe that the words of St. Paul admonishing us to devote ourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful (Col. 4:2), is primarily directed and intended to the Church at this very generation of the 21st century.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
We may be accomplishing great things with God's help, and we look around at our frightening circumstances. Then our faith starts to waver, and we get more than a sinking feeling… At other times, we start to look at our successes and ignore the need to safeguard our spiritual growth. Then we may start to feel unsinkable, like the Titanic.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Christians have been pardoned by the sacrifice of Jesus. We are not condemned. But because God is absolutely just, we will be called on to give an account of our actions… The Christian life gives a tremendous freedom, but it also brings a pervasive sense of our accountability to God and to others.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The earth needs saints to be fervent in prayer. God would not have destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah if there had been even 10 righteous people calling out to Him for deliverance. The same is still true today if God's people will pray.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
There are going to be others in your life who love and appreciate you and won’t ever want you to leave their side because of who you are and what you do for them. And it’s tempting to stay around people like that because they genuinely care about you. But if you choose to stay in that same small circle, you won’t be able to reach out to others in need.
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Saturday, August 24, 2013
People may try to convince you Christianity is fine for weaklings, and strong people don’t need God. They have no idea what true strength is! Trusting in Jesus doesn’t sap your strength; it empowers you in ways you’d never experience without Christ (Luke 9:1)!
Friday, August 23, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
God loves us in spite of our inability to love Him. He desires to be our only lover. Do not let anything get between you and Him! Know - not just in your head but also in your heart - that what you are chasing is not worth the One who is chasing you.
Monday, August 19, 2013
The Creator looks for faithful stewards who will trust Him and develop the gifts they have been given. He blessed those who lay aside all pride and seek to serve Him, always giving Him the praise and glory for their accomplishments.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
"It is not an enemy who taunts me—I could bear that. It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me—I could have hidden from them. Instead, it is you—my equal, my companion and close friend. What good fellowship we once enjoyed as we walked together to the house of God….” - Psalm