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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Quote on Faith

Faith is a living and unshakable confidence. a belief in God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
-- Martin Luther

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Lovely

To the lover of my soul, Jesus. This song is for you. You're the center of my universe. I love you.

( This song is a love song in kind. But the songwriter/singer intended it for the great God himself not to a particular person. Michelle Tumes is a contemporary Christian musician.) 

Susie and the Pearls

At the age of six Susie’s most treasured possession was a string of pearls.  
The fact that they were fake didn’t bother her.  She wore them everywhere and played with them every day.  She loved the pearls.  
    She also loved her daddy.  His business often took him away for days at a time.  The first day home would always be one of celebration.  As an adult Susie can still remember the time he spent a week in the Orient.  When he finally returned, the daddy and daughter played all afternoon.  As he put her to bed, he asked this question, “Do you love me?”  
        “Yes, Daddy.  I love you more than anything.
        “More than anything?”
        “More than anything?”
        He paused for a moment.  “More than the pearls?  Would you give me your pearls?”
        “Oh, Daddy,” she replied.  “I couldn’t do that.  I love my pearls.”
        “I understand,” he told her and kissed her good-night.
        As she fell asleep, she thought about his request.  When she awoke, she thought about it some more.  It was on her mind that morning and later in the day.  Finally, that night, she went to him with her pearls.  “Daddy, I love you more than these.  Here, you take them.”
        “I’m so glad to hear that,” he said, standing and opening his attache’ case.  “I brought you a gift.”
       She opened the small flat box and gasped.  Pearls.  Genuine pearls.
       You suppose your Father wants to give you some as well?  He offers authentic love.  His devotion is the real deal.  But he won’t give you the genuine until you surrender the imitations.”  (p.39-40)

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Absolute Surrender

"God comes and offers to work this absolute surrender in you. All these searchings and hungerings and longings that are in your heart, I tell you; they are drawings of the divine magnet, Christ Jesus. He lived a life of absolute surrender, He has possession of you; He is living in your heart by His Holy Spirit. You have hindered and hindered Him terribly, but He desires to help you to get hold of Him entirely. And He comes and draws you now by His message and words. Will you not come and trust God to work in you that absolute surrender to Himself? Yes, blessed be God, He can do it, and He will do it." - Andrew Murray

Monday, 7 November 2011

He wants all our heart - all the time - not just when we think we need Him.

Wherever you go, whatever you do, no matter how far or how long, Jesus Christ will always be there for you.Our mind gather the dirt and dust of human opinion everyday..........
but God's words are like waterfalls that wash and purify our hearts & minds ....................

Allow God to be God For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His." -
( 2 Chronicles 16:9 )

All of us enjoy applause. Whether it be on the athletic field, the stage, the classroom or in the more insignificant events of life, every one of us enjoy being praised. Our confidence is bolstered when a person of authority or that we respect supports us and is on our side. Getting that pat on the back or that word of encouragement makes us want to do even better. We work harder. We take on our problems with more determination and vigor. We are infused with "want to".

Scripture reminds us that God wants to be our cheerleader. The Creator of this Universe desires to support us, and support us strongly. He is simply looking for that person that will allow Him to be God. He wants all our heart - all the time - not just when we think we need Him. And He is even looking for us. It is not a question of being found by God; He knows exactly where we are. It is a matter of completely giving our heart to Him. With Jesus Christ on our side, we have it all.

When you trust in the Lord, you'll feel as if the weight of the world has been lifted off your shoulders.
The pressure's off you now and on God, and he can handle it perfectly.

May Christ shine in everything you do today.You may not know where life's road will lead you. But keep moving. God is walking with you.If you keep God inside your heart, there is nothing that will come into your life that you won't be able to handle.Wherever you go, whatever you do, no matter how far or how long, Jesus Christ will always be there for you.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Trust His Heart

The Kingdom Agenda: The Key to living a worry-free life


By Bro Ray Fuentes
CCF St. Francis
What are the things you tend to worry about? Is it having food on the table? How to pay the rent? Your kids? Your work? Your health? The future? What consumes you?
Most people have three areas on which they worry the most.
The first is basic necessities (Mt 6:31-33). The Bible says that God is concerned about all our needs. Our physical or material needs are just as important to Him just as our spiritual needs. As children of God, we can stop worrying about where to get our next meal because we are assured that He will take care of all our needs.
Secondly, we tend to be anxious about our treasures. Matthew 6:20 says, “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” So we should not fret about our earthly treasures but instead focus on storing treasures in heaven.
The last thing we worry about is money. This is the most critical area of worry because it has the ability to become our master (Mt 6:24). Most of us struggle in giving because we cannot walk away from money. It has become God’s main competitor for our hearts. The Bible clearly states that we cannot serve two masters. Most of Jesus’ teachings were about money. He knows exactly what the dangers of falling in love with money are. God desires us to be free from such attachment.
But how do we live a life free of worry?
Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” The Bible tells us that the key to a worry-free life is coming under the governance of God. We need to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. A kingdom is a form of government that is ruled by a king who has a territory or realm of governance. In this case, God is the King and His dominion encompasses the heaven and the earth and everything in it (Ps 24:1). That includes you and me. Righteousness is God’s nature of being right and doing what is right.
God has an agenda for every area of our lives. Our responsibility, as His subjects, is to submit ourselves to His agenda, knowing that He’s the only one who knows everything. And since He knows the beginning and the end, we can rest assured that His agenda is the best.
To ‘seek first His Kingdom’ is to place our selves under His rule and governance. When we do this, God will give us wisdom about what His will is and how to accomplish it. Prioritizing the kingdom agenda should be our primary concern. When we wake up, we must ask, “Lord, what do you want me to do today?” Prioritizing the kingdom agenda should also be our primary focus, for focus determines the direction of our lives. Lastly, it must be our primary pursuit because what we pursue in life determines what we truly desire.
There are so many areas in our lives that we lose sleep over. If we want a worry-free life, we should focus on God’s agenda. We must focus on what He wants us to do rather than what we want to do for ourselves. He knows what’s best for us. By His grace, He will back us up when we set our hearts and pursue His Kingdom and His righteousness.