Thursday, February 24, 2011

The David in Me...

Cast me not away from your presence O Lord, take not your Holy Spirit from me...Psalm 51:11

Though I get lost in the ocean of confusion and just be drifting, save me, O God.
Lead me ashore, toYour solid ground where I can stand firmly; for You are my refuge and my strength.
Lead me to the Rock that is Higher than I am, Jesus, the Rock of my salvation.
I will dread the day if and when I lose my discerning between evil and good, bad from right, God forbid. Though I may have offended you thousand times, over and over, please, forgive me and never ever leave my side.
Keep the conviction in my heart to choose your righteousness, rather than my selfishness.
O Jesus, I love you dearly. Thank you for Your saving grace.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

That's why we keep reading the WORD...everyday!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

We, however, have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16 TEV)

"If you imagine discipleship as a physical journey, then you can easily see that the more time you spend with Jesus, the more you will begin to understand his way of thinking."
(This devotional is by Jon Walker, editor of the Daily Hope Devotionals and author of Costly Grace.)
When Jesus calls you, he expects you to begin thinking like him. Pastor Buddy has been teaching us how important this is in order for God to enable real, lasting change in the way we make choices and the way we behave.
Learning to think like Jesus isn’t as impossible as it sounds because the Apostle Paul says we have been given the mind of Christ: “As the scripture says, ‘Who knows the mind of the Lord? Who is able to give him advice?’ We, however, have the mind of Christ.’” (1 Corinthians 2:16 TEV)
The issue is in accessing the mind of Christ as you mediate upon God’s Word and listen to the Holy Spirit, who is your guide into all truth. (John 16:13) If you imagine discipleship as a physical journey, then you can easily see that the more time you spend with Jesus, the more you will begin to understand his way of thinking.
As you walk with him day in and day out, you will become intimate with his likes and dislikes; you will see what he sees and hear what he hears. You will know what he cares about and you will know what he considers insignificant, petty, or distracting.
You will witness how he responds to problems, criticism, truth, exhaustion, excitement, expectations, disappointments, hunger, poverty, love, laughter, accusations, manipulation, sorrow, sin, tension, distrust, redemption, rejection, legalism, ritual, religion, hypocrisy, happiness, joy, and you will learn what he thinks about your future.
All of this is will teach you to think from God’s perspective, to engage the mind of Christ available to you through the Holy Sprit.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

whooaa, where did January go???

really, where did January go? All that's stayed in my thoughts was mom arriving, bringing her to the dr's and the ER because of her back pain, diagnosed as sciatica and then back again to the dr's for her acidity and trip she had that's taking quite a bit to recover. seriously, i need to think of saving as much so she can stay in a warm location during winter season here in the US. hhhuummmmm, now ria and andrew's idea of moving to maui kinda seems getting to be a good idea huh? see this view? that's the maui coast, wonderful huh?
if you guys have not noticed, time is really, surely flying real fast-er than before. Sometimes, it just makes me relaize that we should really be getting ready for anything. All the events in the world is just appalling, weather wise, snow storms/blizzards, hurricanes, drought, war in the middle east, starvation, health scare issues, illnesses one has not heard of from before, it's distressing! But the good news? We have a Great and Mighty GOD who knows everything and if we choose to just submit to His Lordship, we'd be fine, no matter what!
so, as we thread February, let's see what's wonderful and hopefully, what's slow in it that we can savor, for the days of the "love" month. Cherish your love ones, your parents, your siblings, your children, and friends... Just like in Deut. 28:2 that says, " and all these blessings shall come upon you (us) and overtake you (us, meaning not to get away but to add up, be given back), if you (we) obey the voice of the Lord your God!