One of my favorite books in the Bible - 1 John.
In this book it tells us how God truly loves us and that love is God Himself. Moreover, it does not stop there but also teaches us to love one another, not holding any grudge/hatred to anyone for whoever hates is considered a MURDERER (1 John 3:15) and a LIAR (1 John 4:20).
God wants us to have the heart of Jesus, a heart that loves people whoever and whatever that person is.
1 John 4:11
“Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”
God allows us to fall because He wants us to realize that we cannot face life on our own. God wants us to know that He’s always by our side. All we have to do is run to Him, seek Him and He promised that we shall find Him. He’s just waiting.
God not only uses our strengths for His glory, He uses our weaknesses as well. He does not want us to depend and believe solely on ourselves, He wants us to depend on Him. He wants us to seek and let the Spirit work in us and through us. And when we let God use us through our weaknesses, it is not us who will be glorified but Him - all for His greater glory.
A very close to my heart just passed on last night. The thought of the loss made me sad but I don’t feel any grief. Does this mean I grieve not because I am tired of always feeling pain? No, it does not mean that way. I believe it’s a sign that God has accomplished making my heart stronger. It’s also a sign of maturity, to understand that life has its end. Also, having the maturity of trusting God’s will and working in everything. Life is like that so I go on with a smile drawn to my face. Life is beautiful, it is hopeful, it is colorful. Greater things are yet to come. I hold on to that faith, I hold on to God.
God moves us, shakes us and even drags us from where we are because He wants us to realize and know that we do not belong there. He loves us that much that He spares us, keeps us and brings us to the place where we belong. We have to understand that and trust Him, trust His plans and His will. God works in ways higher than we can ever comprehend so yield, yield to GOD. :-)
Photo grabbed from Joel Osteen Ministries FB Page.
"The glory of Jesus Christ is so great, just to love him will change you. "
My goal in life
I always had wrong choices in life. And in every time, GOD never failed to catch me when I fall and help me stand. According to His Word, he monitors and records every detail of my life (Ps. 139:16). I know He allowed me to take those choices for a reason and I know it is for His greater glory. Now, I just entrust everything to Him. He knows what’s best for me (Jer. 29:11). I may not understand His plans now for His thoughts and ways are higher than mine (Isa. 55:8-9), but soon He will reveal them. And I know His plans are BEST for me. Let YOUR will be done in my life, Lord. This is my goal in life - to be the person, that masterpiece You made me to be.
Everyday I see and talk with different individuals. I’ve observed different ways, different opinions and different philosophies from them. I’ve also seen different countenance of emotions and different bursts and manifestations of sentiments. Yet, I come up to a conclusion that despite these facts, all men are the same: Men differ in experiences and ways of living life but are all the same in being. Men exist and thrive. Men look for meaning of life. Men love and feel pain. Men encounter difficulties in life. Men are all weak in nature. Men reach to a point where life feels void. Men feel a certain emptiness inside. And with all these, I further conclude that men need GOD to rivet every bits and parts of life because life without GOD is empty..meaningless..a mess.. MEN ALIKE NEED GOD.
""A billion galaxies will not satisfy the human soul." (Ps 8:3) Your heart was made for God. "
People who love you will never leave you. They will never make you feel alone. They will stay with you. If people leave your life, let them leave because if they want to be in your life, they will stay, they won’t leave.
People who are meant to be there will be there.
Pursue God and happiness…Grow. :)
It is easy for us to say that truly Jesus was resurrected and lives from that glorious moment He came out of His tomb. By faith, we believed and hold on to this truth. However, I can say that I do not only believe but also witness that Jesus truly lives.
This morning, the Spirit was at work and I saw those people go to front, seeking, thirsty and crying for the Lord. I watched closely, closed my eyes, prayed and told God:
"Lord Jesus, indeed you really are alive. I may not see you physically but I have seen and witnessed how you miraculously change the lives of people. I have seen you working in the lives of every individual and each life is a living testimony that you live. You are alive, working in our lives. THANK YOU, LORD JESUS."
HE LIVES. HE’S NOT DEAD.
I’m praying for you - the MAN God made and prepared for me. I pray that together we will stand as one in the name of Jesus Christ. Whoever and wherever you are, I am praying, waiting and anticipating for you to come into my life - God’s perfect time. :)
What to do with PAIN?
There will be people and events in life that will make you feel betrayed and rejected. Of course, these instances will hurt you. Pain is inevitable in these times. But you know, Jesus taught me not to be bitter on these things. He also taught me not to keep any grudge to any person no matter what they did to me. Jesus taught me to love and forgive like he loves and forgives me. I’m grateful Jesus taught me to have a heart like His. ♥ A heart full of compassion and mercy. Glory to God!
It gives me the feeling that I would want someone like this. Haha. :))
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