Posts Tagged ‘Visions’

Someone forwarded me this; I really liked it and have built on it. You see, many heroes from the bible have these defining moments in time where, what they spoken or declared in a statement of faith, raised them up, setting them apart in exalting the Lord. It expresses their relationship with God, their faith and their perspective that we all would like to model from.

More importantly, it shows us what a God we have and, really, what a God!
Be yourself
What would you tell yourself every morning as you start the day or whenever you faced a challenge ahead?

Abel would say, “The best portions is for the Lord.”

Noah would say, “I will do exactly what the Lord has commanded.”

Enoch would say, “I will not see death as I’m walking in close fellowship with God.”

Abraham said, “The Lord will provide.”

Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter.”

Isaac said, “Where is the Lamb?”

Jacob said, “I won’t let go of You unless You bless me.”

Joseph said, “God has made me fruitful in this land of my grief.”

Moses said, “Lord, if You don’t go with us or before us, we are not going anywhere.”

Rehab said, “The Lord is the supreme God of the heavens above and the earth below.”

Joshua said, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Gideon said, “Get up! For the Lord has given you victory.”

Samson prayed, “Sovereign Lord, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time.”

Ruth said, “Wherever you go, I will go.”

Samuel said, “Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening.”

Nehemiah said, “The joy of the Lord is my strength.”

David said, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I have all that I need.”

Solomon said, “Give me an understanding heart.”

Isaiah said, “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.”

Jeremiah said, “The Lord has plans to prosper me and not to harm or fail me.”

Jabez said, “Oh, that you may bless me and enlarge my territory.”

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego said, “We will not bow down to any image but will serve the Lord.”

Ezekiel said, “Any dry bones in my life, live again.”

Peter said, “I will cast my cares upon the Lord for He cares.”

John said, “I am the disciple whom Jesus loves.”

Paul said, “The Lord will supply all my needs and I can do all things through Christ.”

 

*Choose your daily statement of faith. Meditate on it! Speak it!*

I can dream

subway stories

Dear Lord Jesus, I thank You that You have made me to be of the fragrance of Christ to God the Father and to other people around. Help me to bring the aroma and refreshing of Your Spirit to those who are don’t know You. To bring Your goodness and salvation to those yet to be saved by You. In their lack of knowledge and understanding of You, give me the chance that they can see You in me. Thank You that You are a God who can be known, and You share who You are with me because You love me. I love, serve, and worship You because You first loved and serve us. Help me to share all of You that You have put in me with others, that they too see Your amazing love.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.Floating Along the Edge of Dawn

 

For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.   To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life.   And who is sufficient for these things?   For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:15-17

He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armour and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. (‭Psalms‬ ‭91‬:‭4-5‬ NLT)

He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armour and protection.

Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.

Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.

Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.

Psalms 91:4-7

Hidden Kingdoms

I have recently watched a fantastic BBC Earth documentary titled Hidden Kingdoms. It’s about a cast of miniature creatures, facing huge adversities and gigantic odds against them. For them, everyday is an epic adventure just to stay alive. But yet despite their huge challenges, the little heroes faced life with great perseverance and enthusiasm.

Hidden Kingdoms - Grasshopper MouseOne particular character stands out for me, and that’s the Grasshopper Mouse, cute little fellow. Chased by flooding waters, hawks, and rattlesnakes; but yet battling scorpions, fainting due to the venom, but recovered to feast on its prize.

Compared to these little guys, we humans have much to learn; or unlearn.

Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?

“So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.   Luke 12:22-26, 32

Hidden Kingdoms - Grasshopper Mouse

Sometimes, we need be still and reflect. Well, whatever we are facing, it is probably tiny compared to what these little guys encounter with their existence on the line daily. If the humble “rodents” can live under such unforgiving conditions yet live everyday with such fervour and zeal, then are we as human beings embarrassing our Creator by worrying and anxious over trivial stuffs, not living our lives abundantly? Are we not a lot more valuable than these mere creatures?

For me, it took the hidden kingdoms to remind us that our Father in heaven has already given us the Kingdom. So don’t be afraid, little flock.

Love Breaks

I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. John 15:9

You most probably have taken breaks before; lunch breaks, coffee breaks, and definitely toilet breaks. So do you take time out for spiritual love breaks?

What’s a spiritual love break? Well, like the natural, it’s an ‘overflow’ of thankfulness, knowing God is with us; and God is for us. The Holy Spirit impressing in us on the goodness of God, His righteousness – Christ’s finished work done for us. The sense we never deserved any of such grace but inherited as children of the Most High, nevertheless, because of the Lord’s love. A inner strength to know that we are never alone and troubles are never to big to handle because we have a big God. And obviously, we should just pause from everything we are doing; just let this overflow fill and assure our beings and enjoy – the love break.

We can even do this on a regular basis taking time to enjoy and feed on the love of Jesus our Good Shepherd. Set a time of the day where we can have a time of devotion to feed on God’s Word and His love for us; not that God needs them but in fact, it is us that needs to do this. Contrary to popular believes, our daily devotional time is not for God’s benefit (God is not narcissistic who demands worship – although He deserves them) but we do this for our own benefit; to build ourselves up.

When we can see how big the cross is, how much Jesus Christ had done – His sacrifice on the cross; then any big concerns we may have – are no concern, actually. Cannot explain it better than in Romans 8:

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Romans 8:31-39

If we are able to remain fixed in God’s Word and His promises, then whatever our circumstances, we will all rise to be champions. The world is getting darker, but despite all these and even against immense odds, overwhelming victory is ours to take! Because through Christ, who loved us; no matter how – we still win!

 

Just Like In The Days of Noah

“When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.  Matthew 24:37-39 (NLT)

If you have watched the movie “Noah” debuted in 2014, you probably had been misled totally. God, the Father is not a psychotic madman out for blood as depicted in the movie. The “people” who were merrying in the banquets and parties, as Noah stepped into the Ark; were not normal human beings. They were very much “monsters” birthed out of wedlock from demons (fallen sons of God – fallen angels) and human women (Genesis 6); also known as giants or Nephilites. God saw the extent of this wickedness on the earth, and He saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil.

He did what needed to be done.

You see, what God had done was not a genocide, but a restoration to the original order. The world then had became corrupt and was filled with violence. And God had observed all this corruption in the world. For Noah and his household, it was probably a really difficult time to live in the midst of all the chaos and evil. So when God made an escape plan for Noah and wiped out the rest of the corrupted world, God in essence was delivering and restoring to Noah a higher form of living.

In the same way, in this new year, 2015; God wants to deliver His redeemed people, that’s you and I, from this corrupted world to a higher form of living; a divine victorious way of life. With so many mindless killings, deaths, disasters, tragedies, vicious virus and economic turmoil; God, our Father wants to bring and restore His people back to His divine order and coverings. Just as Noah stepped into the Ark; we the new covenant people can also step into our Deliverer, Jesus Christ, our Saviour.

The Lord will bring us above and beyond reach from the judgement. And although we may still see and hear the destructions all around us, we will be protected from them as we stay safe within our Ark – Christ.

In this new year, the Ark is waiting, the rain is coming; it is time to step into the Ark – to reaffirm the relationship with Your Lord and Saviour.


Psalm 121:5-8 The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.

A Reflection In Thankfulness

It’s the end of the year and a time of reflection again.

Truthfully, it is a turbulent year; a year where much had happened and is still happening. For the world, it’s probably one of the worst year for a long time, short of being in a world war. Sadly, tragedies and atrocities abounds; human lives were seemingly valueless and worthless. Bad news on the front page almost every single day. I see the beginning of the end, but yet it is still the beginning.

However, personally, and I believe this for most fellow believers; it is not a year of doom and gloom. We, the redeemed, are in the world – at a bad time, but not of the world and never hopeless. There are always glimmers of lights, twinkles and winks from God-the Father. Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, has always been a primary source of hope simply by His promises in the Bible. The glory of His coming and sacrifice for us… Just for us, that He gave Himself up, that we might be not be only conquerors, but more than conquerors:

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.   Romans 8:31-39

A Reflection In Thankfulness

I, too am convinced, God’s love is ever much real and can never ever be separated from us. Even in such perilous times, I am having the best time in my life yet, and it is going to be even better! Join me in this hope, not an empty one; a real promising one by the Son, the new-born King.

If you are unsure, just ask the silent One, that is in you; the Holy Spirit. Just ask Him to rise up and bring glory from within up to Christ, the Son. Joy and thankfulness will surge through because of Christ who loved us. Overwhelming victory is yours! Leap in joy and thanksgiving; allow Him to; give yourself a chance too. Hug your family, spread your love. Keep Christ in Christmas, because we are the very reason He came.

Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas.

– King David @2014