Saturday, June 7, 2014

Obeying God's Words

Genesis 26:12-19

12 Isaac sowed seed in that land, and in the same year reaped a hundredfold. The Lord blessed him, 13and the man became rich; he prospered more and more until he became very wealthy. 14He had possessions of flocks and herds, and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him. 15(Now the Philistines had stopped up and filled with earth all the wells that his father’s servants had dug in the days of his father Abraham.) 16And Abimelech said to Isaac, ‘Go away from us; you have become too powerful for us.’
17 So Isaac departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar and settled there. 18Isaac dug again the wells of water that had been dug in the days of his father Abraham; for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham; and he gave them the names that his father had given them. 19But when Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found there a well of spring water,

Ishak was always obeying God's commandments. That's the reason why he was so blessed.
Salvation is found only in the Name of Jesus.
The biggest man's problem is death. But, death has already been conquered by Jesus.
Any other problems such as breaking up with the love of your life, having a really hard time with your economy, being ignored, etc, are just usual problems.
So you don't have to be worry about those kind of problems because your biggest problem has been done by our Savior. If you have problem, then go to your room and pray. But don't you ever cry out loud to God like this : "God, please hear my prayer! I'm so terrified right now. How can I solve this problem? I can't stand at it. I hate my life," Oo.. That's wrong, dear. Absolutely wrong.
If you say something like that, it means that your problems seem to be bigger than your own God while the fact is your God is way bigger than your problem!

There is a song that is suitable for those who are having problem that they think it is impossible to be solved.
The song is called 'God Will Make A Way'
The lyrics:
GOD will make a way, where it seems to be no way
He works in ways, we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide, hold me closely to His side
With love and strength, for each new day
He will make a way 2x

It's a beautiful song, isn't it?
And guys, keep in your mind that if God opens the door of miracles, no one could close it. If God closes the door of miracles, no one could open it.
So, make sure that God opens that door. Then, how to make the door of miracles be opened?
There is only one condition.
Look at the title of this post. 'Obeying God's Words'
That is that one thing you have to do if you want the door of miracles is opened for you.
Just trust in Him. It's quite simple to say but I know it's hard to do. But, believe me, it'll be worth it in the end. People who think positively and who are filled by passion are the people who have bright future.
Guys, God's promise won't happen in a second, He can do it, but He choose to give us process for building our character so we're not far from Him.
If God give all things that we want instantly, we may be far from Him. Forgetting Him, just like that.
But, He doesn't want us to do that. So, He prefers giving us process to giving us everything instantly.
The process we are facing is not easy. The process is the problem we are facing right now and all you have to do is sowing.
Jesus says that what you sow is what you reap.

At the end of this post, the most important thing is the more you obey His words, the more the process will be paid off. And if the process is not easy, just remember that if we are in His hands, we can go through it all well.
We have to respect the others and also everything that we have.
So, are you ready to face your problem bravely? :)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Faith, Love, and Hope.

Deuteronomy 32: 11&12
11 As an eagle stirs up its nest,
   and hovers over its young;
as it spreads its wings, takes them up,
   and bears them aloft on its pinions,
12 the Lord alone guided him;
   no foreign god was with him.
Jesus is a God who is willing to guide us. He will never let His chilrdren walking alone without His guidance for The Lord will lead you forever. He wants to guide us directly. God's guidance could broke our comfort zone like an eagle broke its nest. For your information,

"Eagles search for high cliffs, the tallest trees to tall towers. After getting a place that is comfortable, the first time the eagles will gather twigs and sharp objects of any sharp or pointed that does not seem suitable for a cozy nest of young birds. Having a keen bird nest that was so sturdy enough to live in, then the eagles will gather twigs and dried leaves soft put it on prickly nest, so the nest does not feel sharp again to live. Then become quite comfortable nest for the eagles mate.
When an eagle is about to spawn, it decorates its nest to be comfortable. Eagles will take fluffy and thick hairy skin of its prey animals to be placed above the nest. And lastly, the eagles would pluck their feathers smooth and put it in the topmost layer in the nest, resulting in a nest which is very soft, gentle and warm so that their eggs can be incubated with very good condition. When it was time the bird eggs hatch, the mother diligently nurturing and feeding her children.
However, the children of this eagle is not destined to stay in the comfortable nest. After the mother saw that her children were grown, then it also means it's time for the children to leave the cozy nest. To make the children out of the cozy nest that the eagle shoving her out of the nest so he would learn to fly. But usually the children of the eagle refused to leave the nest, because they are more comfortable in the nest. Thus, with strong claws, eagle's started pulling and tear apart the top layer of the nest and start throwing fluff the nest. Then the eagle also started pulling dead leaves and throw it so that it only lags hive twigs sharp and crisp woods alone. The shape is still the same as the bird's nest, but the situation is very different, very uncomfortable to live. This situation eventually make the children uncomfortable in the nest any longer, so they go anywhere else to keep comfortable.
When the childer learn to fly, with no feeling, the parent will overturn the nest.
No half-hearted, small eagle that will be left free fall thousands of feet to the sharp rocks underneath.
In its panic, it will strive for the eagle flapping its wings. At the last second before it pierced the sharp stones, its parent eagle swiftly grabbed and dropped its child back. It is performed repeatedly until it becomes strong enough and eventually be able to fly alone."

So does God. He does the same things to us.  When we almost fall to the ground, He catches and carries us. For there is a quote that says : "Being a Christian doesn't mean you won't fall. It means Jesus will catch you when you do."

The battle field is the problem that we are facing now.

Why the eagles drop its own kids? Because it wants its children find their self identity and again, God does the same things as well. If we have already found our identity, we are safe now.
So the question is, what is our identity?
The answer is quite simple, but it means a lot.
"We are His children. We are filled by His power. And we have victory in our hands!"
God has given us potential to have an ability to conquer the dark (it's not only preachers and pastors who can do it)

And finally, let's learn from eagles. Their ways to face problems. They fly up high to the heavens.

P.S: Rely on Jesus, our God. Do not rely on other gods.

Have you already be thankful?

Thankful is such a common word. It is said by so many people. It is written in so many quotes. One of my favorite quote which is about being thankful is
'God has given you gift of 86.400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thankyou?' Well, what about yours? Is this also your favorite one?