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Friday, June 26, 2015

Take Jesus seriously.

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer i that live, but Christ living in me; and that life which i now live in the flesh i live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for ne. - Galatians 2:20.
People may call me crazy, call me mad. But it doesnt matter because it is true that i am proud and madly in love with Jesus. People may say, "You take this Jesus thing too seriously." But Jesus sacrifices everything, why should i create border on how much i should love and honor Him?
The wisdom that Jesus gives me is that He loves me first, He gives it all--His throne and His life in order to redeem this sinful, unworthy person. He lays down His own life to have me again. He took me seriously on that cross, and i should do too.
Thanks Jesus. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

The reward of patience.

- James 5:7-8
The problem with many Christians today is that they lack of patience. They expect things to go their own way immediately, and if they do not see things happen in their own favor soon as they expect, they become impatience. They grumble, complain, and even regret coming to God. Next, they will start running around to seek help outside their Creator.
Patience is a virtue that is necessary for the actualization of any dream in this world. People who achieve things in this life are people of great patience. Take time to learn from successful people around us. If we examine their lives carefully, we will discover that patience played a very important role in their lives before they got to where they are.
The Bible gives example of how to be patience by using a story of a farmer. The Bible says that just as the farmer who planted crops in his field waits till the time of harvest to harvest his crops. That's how we have to wait for whatever we desire till it is actualized. But the funny thing is that many people are so impatient that they cannot wait at all. Instead, just like the example of the farmer given above, they will prefer the crop to be ready before the required time.
For you who think that you have waited so long and cannot wait any longer is to continue working out that your desire prayerfully and have patience. It will surely take place in your life. Our God cannot fail. He is God. He will surely bring it to pass in your life. What you need is patience. Learn from Abraham who waited patiently for God till He answered him. 
Finally, there are many other great men and women in the Bible that their patient is worthy of emulation. For example Ruth stayed with her mother in law that lost everything she has patiently before God rewarded her with a wonderful husband. Also, Hannah prayed and waited patiently before receiving her answer to have a baby. There are many other examples. Having patience does not necessary mean that you will fold your hands and hope for your dream to fly down to you like a dove from heaven. Rather it means that you have to continue praying, trusting and working it out through absolute faith in Christ Jesus till it manifests in your life, like the farmer that continues to water his crops till the time of harvest. I pray that the Lord will give us the ability to wait patiently till the appointed time in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Even if you've waited for a very long time, continue praying hard and trusting in the Lord. Do not lose hope, He will surely bring it to pass in your life.