Because He Lives

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Just Yesterday, God talked to me through the preacher… recently, life’s issues distracted me and got me… I lost focus and confused. It seems just everything has been out of control. To cut is short, I think I’m lost and I’m so blessed before I got drowned He takes my hand again and remind me.

The preacher talks about the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:3-7); Lost Silver (Luke 15:8-10) and the Lost Son (Luke 15:11:24). He emphasized on the Value of the “lost”, God valued each and everyone of us. He even said even if you are already saved and have known Jesus you could still wander off from the shepherd, get lost and distracted. If you would look unto the world you get distracted. Only by looking unto Jesus could keep on focus and not loss sight of the things that counts important. I got distracted and starting to put interest in things that I didn’t confront with God but I’m so thankful He reminded me early.

Lost Silver (Luke 15:8-10) was misplaced. The woman had 10 silver and later she noticed she lost one. Sometimes we misplaced some things too, you didn’t noticed you put it somewhere and time comes you remember it weren’t on where it should be, it was lost, It got misplaced. It’s the same with life too, sometimes we are so busy on something,that something might be good, but we tend to forget some other things that are important too. For example, it might be your Job, you got so busy with your Job and it takes all of your time, you cannot read the Bible the way you would, you cannot pray and have that silent time alone with God, or you cannot be present anymore every Sunday since it is required for you to go to the office. You might be a Church Minister and so busy with God’s ministry, Yes it’s not bad, but if that makes you neglect the time you can have to spend with your children and family, then something is misplaced. Children doesn’t stay as children, they grow fast and then you will just not notice then they go astray because you haven’t spent quality time with them and pray with them and trained them. I could see so many children of very faithful ministers and servant of God gone astray.

The Woman in order for her to find the lost silver sweep the house and found it. The same with life, Let’s sweep these things that distracts us and regain focus on things we must do and put them in order. It is not easy but by the Grace of God, I know we can.

the Lost Son (Luke 15:11:24) asks for his inheritance. I know the Father would give it to him one day, when the time is right but he couldn’t wait. He leave the house gone to the faraway country and live riotously. The son willfully leave the father’s house. Sometimes, it is true in our lives too. We Christians are capable of leaving willfully the Father’s House (the Church) to go to the faraway country (the world). The younger son was deceived by what the faraway country could offer. The worst thing about being deceived is you don’t know that you are already deceived. It is sad that sometimes we view the church like a hedge or a fence that controls us and stops us but in reality the church’s there to protect us, the world is dangerous. You don’t need to fly to go to “faraway country”, it is just there somewhere near calling you, offering you things, temporal things, just anything that could take you out from the church.

So when the younger son was hurt by the faraway country, “He came to himself and said, How many hired servants of my father have bread enough to eat, and I perish with hunger!” He realized that it was far better for him then. Then came to a decision to go back and ask his father to be hired even just a servant because he thinks he doesn’t deserve to be son anymore. But when he was still on the way the father saw him, had compassion, ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. Did you noticed it was father who saw him first because he was waiting for the son everyday of his life since the son leave the house. Put on the best robe on him, put a ring on his finger and killed the fatted calf and celebrated. There is always something better more than we could imagined God hath prepared to us. The world trying to distract us offering things that in the end hurt and break us, but God prepared something good and far better, the best it might not be right now, but God’s time is the best.

I got distracted, I started to look on a “faraway country”, A job I would never consider to apply before, because of it’s 24/7 schedule which you will be on duty even on Sundays, just because it has a so much higher pay than my current job. But then I’m thankful God answered me and He said No, don’t take it, it will take you away from me.. Remember you used not to put interest on that job. 😉 I think I got impatient and wanted to do it with my strength. Thank you Lord for sending Pastor. Matt Keen, visiting us last Sunday to deliver that message. That was really for me. I take personally every word he said.

Forgive me, I hope I could relay it much better. What preacher Matt Keen all have said, 😉

Romans 8:18 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

Not Time for Sorrow

As season of love coming as what the world celebrates, As A Christian, we know that celebrating love shouldn’t be only on February 14 as what the world have always done. We knew everyday of our lives we ought to celebrate and be glad that Someone hath love us more than anybody could love us. Sorrow always come uninvited, we couldn’t do anything about it, but we could shrug it off by always remembering what did the Lord Jesus Christ done for us. And remember this ” Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.” (John 16:20)

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Is there a heart o’erbound by sorrow?
Is there a life weighed down by care?
Come to the cross, each burden bearing;
All your anxiety—leave it there.

All your anxiety, all your care,
Bring to the mercy seat, leave it there,
Never a burden He cannot bear,
Never a friend like Jesus!

No other friend so keen to help you,
No other friend so quick to hear,
No other place to leave your burden,
No other one to hear your prayer.

Come then at once; delay no longer!
Heed His entreaty kind and sweet,
You need not fear a disappointment;
You shall find peace at the mercy seat.

Christian Hymn: All Your Anxiety

When I am Weak, I am Strong

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There are moments in my life that I felt so weak and vulnerable. No matter how I sleep, rest, ate, I still felt
tired and blank. This always happens when life’s struggles hits me, when decisions need to be made, life’s choices pressures me and more. Then I remembered, Philippians 4:13, I don’t need to solve it myself, all I need to do is to lean on Him the all powerful God that hath laid His life for me… 😉 Even though I still feel weak right now, yet I’m confident that all this struggles will pass away because HE is there…He is always there…

His strength is perfect, so perfect

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength
But sometimes I wonder what He can do for me
No great success to show, no glory of my own
Yet in my weakness He is there to let me know

His strength is perfect when our strength is gone
He’ll carry us when we can’t carry on
Raised in His power, the weak becomes strong
His strength is perfect, His strength is perfect

We can only know the power that He holds
When we truly see how deep our weakness goes
His strength it must begin, when ours comes to an end
He hears our humble cry and proves again

His strength is perfect when our strength is gone
He’ll carry us when we can’t carry on
Raised in His power, the weak becomes strong
His strength is perfect

His strength is perfect when our strength is gone
He’ll carry us when we can’t carry on
Raised in His power, the weak becomes strong
His strength is perfect, His strength is perfect
Raised in His power, the weak becomes strong
His strength is perfect, His strength is perfect

Songwriters
CHAPMAN, STEVEN CURTIS / SALLEY, JERRY DEAN JR.

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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Redeemed!

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Redeemed—how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through His infinite mercy,
His child, and forever, I am.

Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child, and forever, I am.

Redeemed and so happy in Jesus,
No language my rapture can tell;
I know that the light of His presence
With me doth continually dwell.

I think of my blessed Redeemer,
I think of Him all the day long;
I sing, for I cannot be silent;
His love is the theme of my song.

I know I shall see in His beauty
The King in whose way I delight;
Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps,
And giveth me songs in the night.


Source: http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/h/301#ixzz2rIfeEoLl

Standing on the Promises

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Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.
Refrain:
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
List’ning every moment to the Spirit’s call,
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

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Whatever this year may bring unto our paths, Let us always remember We are standing on the Solid Rock of Our Salvation, The Lord Jesus Christ and His promises never fails and it never changes. 😉

Jesus is the Reason

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Who is this King of Israel
Born in a manger
His name is Jesus
His name is Jesus
He came to set us free
God’s only Son is He

God rest ye merry Gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Savior
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s pow’r
When we were gone astray

Oh tidings of comfort and joy Comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy

He is the reason for the celebration
Go tell ev’rybody in every nation
Join with the angels And lift high His name
And clap your hands Just clap your hands Clap your hands
And let the whole world know

He’s the King of glory
He’s the Lord God strong and mighty
Said He is the Prince of Peace
Jehovah Jireh

The Lord God strong and mighty
The Lord God mighty in battle

Help me lift Jesus higher
Help me lift Jesus higher and higher
Help me lift Jesus higher

Credits to the owner of the song: Not My Own

I Shall Come Forth as Gold

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There are times and moments in our life that we don’t or I could say we can’t really understand. Trials and testings seem so often and It seems every step we take was a thorny narrow way. But we should remember before the Gold will be worth of a value, it was heated and purged, hammered until it will be refined. And Apostle Peter said, we should greatly rejoice because the trial of our faith is much more precious than gold. (I Peter 1:6-7) 😉 so here’s a song for you that we sang early this morning during our service.

God never moves without purpose or plan
When trying His servant and molding a man.
Give thanks to the Lord
Though your testing seems long;
In darkness He giveth a song.

Oh, rejoice in the Lord. He makes no mistake.
He knows the end of each path that I take.
For when I am tried and purified, I shall come forth as gold.

I could not see through the shadows ahead;
So I looked at the cross of my Savior instead.
I bowed to the will of the Master that day;
Then peace came and tears fled away.

Oh, rejoice in the Lord. He makes no mistake.
He knows the end of each path that I take.
For when I am tried and purified, I shall come forth as gold.

Now I can see testing comes from above;
God strengthens His children and purges in love.
My Father knows best, and I trust in His care;
Through purging more fruit will I bear.

Oh, rejoice in the Lord. He makes no mistake.
He knows the end of each path that I take.
For when I am tried and purified, I shall come forth as gold.

Source: http://loishelland.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/i-shall-come-forth-as-gold/

Who am I?

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Who am I? As I had remembered, from middle school the teacher made us write a 3 paragraphed answer to this question. I can’t even remember what I had written in their, haha! Yeah, even if you asked me now it will be hard
for me to really answer it. How about you?, We’ll at least for now I know who am I really I. I am sinner saved by Grace by what had Jesus done on the Cross, shedding His blood for me and died in my place for the payment of my sins. “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission [of sins].” Hebrews 9:22. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9. By just simply believing and trusting Him, now the salvation is mine. It’s easy right?, yeah, very very easy, that’s why many People can’t accept it, they want to work for it, they want to sweat for it, but if you’d work for it, even though it’s already done, aren’t you insulting the one who already done it? and saying it’s insufficient and making Him a liar?Apostle Paul had warned us about this simplicity of the Gospel of Christ: ” But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3

So for now, at least I know what’s my purpose and who am I in the sight of God, a sinner, yet He counted worthy to die for. “For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.” Romans 5:7. Isn’t it great? Yeah very very great! 😉 How about you?

Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth
Would care to know my name
Would care to feel my hurt.
Who am I, that the Bright and Morning Star
Would choose to light the way
For my ever wandering heart.

Not because of who I am
But because of what You’ve done
Not because of what I’ve done
But because of who You’re

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind
Still You hear me when I’m calling
Lord, You catch me when I’m falling
And You’ve told me who I am
I am Yours, I am Yours

Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love and watch me rise again.
Who am I, that the Voice that calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain
And calm the storm in me
not because of who I am
but because of what You done
not because of what I done
but because of who You are

WHO AM I by Casting Crowns

Faith is the Victory! ;)

Encamped along the hills of light,
Ye Christian soldiers, rise,
And press the battle ere the night
Shall veil the glowing skies.
Against the foe in vales below
Let all our strength be hurled;
Faith is the victory, we know,
That overcomes the world.

Faith is the victory!
Faith is the victory!
Oh, glorious victory,
That overcomes the world.

His banner over us is love,
Our sword the Word of God;
We tread the road the saints above
With shouts of triumph trod.
By faith, they like a whirlwind’s breath,
Swept on o’er every field;
The faith by which they conquered death
Is still our shining shield.

On every hand the foe we find
Drawn up in dread array;
Let tents of ease be left behind,
And onward to the fray.
Salvation’s helmet on each head,
With truth all girt about,
The earth shall tremble ’neath our tread,
And echo with our shout.

To him that overcomes the foe,
White raiment shall be giv’n;
Before the angels he shall know
His name confessed in heav’n.
Then onward from the hills of light,
Our hearts with love aflame,
We’ll vanquish all the hosts of night,
In Jesus’ conqu’ring name.

Source:http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Faith_Is_the_Victory/

There’s A Great Day Coming! :)

There's A Great Day Coming! :)

There’s a great day coming, a great day coming;
There’s a great day coming by and by,
When the saints and the sinners shall be parted right and left,
Are you ready for that day to come?

Are you ready? Are you ready?
Are you ready for the judgment day?
Are you ready? Are you ready?
For the judgment day?
There’s a bright day coming, a bright day coming;
There’s a bright day coming by and by.
But its brightness shall only come to them that love the Lord.
Are you ready for that day to come?

There’s a sad day coming, a sad day coming;
There’s a sad day coming by and by,
When the sinner shall hear his doom: “Depart, I know you not!”
Are you ready for that day to come?

If you aren’t ready? Then Read this Where are you going after your life here on earth ends?