Psalm 40:8 -I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.
How do we know the will of the one we love? We get to know them, we try new ways to serve them and so discover what they desire and what they do not. It is the same with God. And though we may not always hear an audible voice, we can hear His voice through His words.
We can see His Word written on our hearts through His Holy Spirit at work within us, reminding us of His words, prompting us with His ways. May we walk in obedience and surrendering each moments of our lives to Him and let Him lead us. As we end 2016, and start a brand New Year, let us be steadfast in our walk with God. May we tune our heart to His heartbeat.
Wishing you a Blessed New Year.
Monday, January 2, 2017
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Matthew 5:11:16 - In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Our troubled world is in dire need of people who are willing to stand up and serve God by helping to spiritual influencer. We can take up this role to glorify Jesus. In our circle of influence such our family, our school, our workplace, our church, our neighborhood, and everywhere else we are in relationships with others – we can influence someone spiritually.
We build our spiritual influence on the foundation of our relationship with God. That is primarily the source of our ability to influence. Without this fundamental relationship, we not be effective in our influencer role. So aim to strengthen our communion with God every day. Then we can see people and understand their potential and life challenges from the right perspective, and at the same time we can understand our role as spiritual influencer accurately.
Let us take the call to be spiritual influencers to those need to see the light. We influence the world rather than the world influencing us.
God Bless You.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Reflection on Jeremiah 2:2 “... This is what the Lord says: “ 'I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the wilderness, through a land not sown."
May the intensity of our walk & relationship with the Lord continue to grow day by day rather than waning day by day. May we not forget God's goodness in our lives. In every season of our life, let us honor Him & remain faithful.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Matthew 28:5-6 - The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
The resurrection of the Jesus Christ from the dead is central to God’s message of salvation. It is central to our faith and hope in God for eternal life.
The hope from the resurrection of Christ is secure, confident, unshakeable hope in the God we know will come through for us. In His earthly time together with the disciples, Jesus told them He would die and be raised again. He is faithful to His word.
We can have hope that death is not the end. We have hope, not just for this earthly life but for life after death - eternal Kingdom life. That gives us the courage to have an eternal mind-set, focused not just on this short life which will soon be gone, but rather making decisions that only make sense when we have the hope of eternal life – Kingdom mindset.
The hope we gain from the resurrection changes everything. It changes our priorities. It changes what matters most to us. It changes how we spend our money and where we invest our time.
When our hope is in the gift of everlasting life through Christ Jesus, our life's priority becomes sharing that hope with the hopeless around us.
Blessed Easter my friends.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Matthew 27:65-66 - “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.
His Love knows no boundaries.
At the plea of the priests and Pharisees that the tomb be secured, Pilate remarks prophetically, "You have a guard of soldiers; go and make it as secure as you can". Neither death nor the power of Roman empire could contain Christ's infinite life, nor ours.
Today nothing can stop the love of God from reaching out to us except if we choose to close our heart.
No tomb can contain God's promise, through Christ our Savior. May we receive His love by opening our heart to Him.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Luke 23:34 - Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
The cross is where we see the convergence of great suffering and God’s forgiveness. The cross of Jesus is where God’s demands, His righteousness, coincided with His mercy. We receive divine forgiveness, mercy, and peace because Jesus willingly took our divine punishment, the result of God’s righteousness against sin.
Jesus endured the cross on Good Friday, knowing it led to His resurrection, our salvation, and the beginning of God’s reign of righteousness and peace.
Wishing you the joy and peace of the Lord. May you experience the power of His love in this Good Friday. It is good because He died for you & me and take away our divine punishment.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
John 13: 14-16 - Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
In a world filled with proud and egotistical generation, selfless attitude and servanthood is considered weak and worthless. Self-promotion, self-praise and "me, myself & I" take precedence above others.
But Jesus demonstrate true humility and servant heart. He step down from a position of deity to become a man, and then further humble Himself to be a servant and wash the feet of twelve undeserving sinners. That is true love, and true humility.
May we learn to develop a servant's heart. The way of the Cross is selfless and not selfism.