One of the things that hit me most in Jonah’s commission is that no one is without sin. The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside, … Continue reading There is none who does good, No, not one
5 days ago God granted me a precious gift, baby “Nicole”, my first child. I never knew how it felt to be a father, until Nicole showed up. I never understood God’s feeling towards us, his children, until now.
A famous verse popped into my head, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3), and I thought I wanted to learn what God meant, practically not by reading a book. So here goes what I’ve learnt so far.
I can’t possibly count the number of times I was deceived into not believing God’s promises. Every time it happens I just hate myself. I hate myself for being so stupid to believe that all-loving, all-merciful God would just betray me.
What kills me the most is that I already took the decision to surrender my life to God, I made Him king over my entirety, so then what? why am I still doubting His wisdom and His omniscience. Or have not yet given everything to Him??
I’m sure a lot of us heard about about Deborah, or read her story in the book of Judges in the Old Testament. I pray that this blog post would give you more insight and a deeper look into this lovely character.
Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, was judging Israel at that time. And she would sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the mountains of Ephraim. (Judges 4:4-5)
Although it would appear that the Bible in these two verses is introducing Deborah, the Bible is actually giving a beautiful detailed description of the New Testament Church. Continue reading “To Bee or Not to Bee!”
How are you all? It’s one week after Valentine’s day! 🙂
I wanted to share a love story from the bible that I really stand speechless every time I read:
Now Jacob loved Rachel; so he said, “I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter” … So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed only a few days to him because of the love he had for her … Now it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter and brought her to Jacob … So it came to pass in the morning, that behold, it was Leah. And he said to Laban, “…Was it not for Rachel that I served you? … And Laban said, “… Fulfill her week, and we will give you this one also for the service which you will serve with me still another seven years.” Then Jacob did so and fulfilled her week. So he gave him his daughter Rachel as wife also. (Genesis 29:18-29).
I think the message behind this passage is not love, it was to show Jacob that deceiving others is not the way of life. Just like he deceived his father to get his blessings, he was deceived by his father-in-law. BUT, God’s words are never limited to one meaning! Continue reading “Jacob loved Rachel”
Today I won’t actually post something I wrote, but a story I snipped out of an ancient book.
This story is from a book called the “Shepherd of Hermas. It is a very old Christian book from the first or second century that people highly regarded. Some early Christians even included it in the scriptures, and bound it with the New Testament between the Book of Acts and the Pauline Epistles.
Thanks to Dawn, a member of this lovely community, for sharing. At her blog (http://dschondog.wordpress.com/), she posted a lovely song called “Stained Glass” by Keith Green, I would love to share it with every one. Please listen to it and share your thoughts, it’s really lovely! The lyrics: We are like windows Stained with colors of the rainbow Set in a darkened room Till the bridegroom comes to … Continue reading We Are Like Windows!