God in Control

When fear and doubt
Pain reigns throughout
Above it all
God in control.

When fear and doubt

Pain reigns throughout

Above it all

God in control.

In wealth, in lack
Devil ransacks
Find rest my soul
God in control.

Lovingly wise
Grace hears our cries
Our great console
God in control.

Good and constant
Never dormant
Justice extolled
God in control.

Soul trust in Him
When future’s grim
Knees down you fall
God in control.

Run to His arms
Tell Him your qualms
He’ll fill that hole
God in control.

In Christ we’re one
Daughters and sons
Jesus, the goal
God in control.

Let God take full control.

I invite you to surrender in humility and receive Jeus through this prayer.

#GirlwithpinkBible

#TimeSpentWithGodIsTimeBestSpent

Photocredits: Mhat Palomares

Anthem of My Heart

My heart will forever sing Your praise.

For You are worthy and truly deserving!

You are my Creator, Savior and Redeemer,

My God and Father, my Lord and King.

Holy is Your name, Oh God!

Marvelous and glorious are Your works.

In nature I always see Your glory.

I am amazed at Your handiwork.

 

My confidence is in Your love.

My soul rests in Your goodness.

Your peace overflows in my heart.

I trust in Your unfailing faithfulness.

 

You are full of grace, my everlasting joy!

You are my goal and my greatest reward!

My heart takes delight in You, my Jesus.

Only in You I’m completely satisfied.

 
Where will I be apart from You?

I am nothing but an insignificant dust.

So take me and cleanse me, Holy Spirit.

My whole being to You I entrust.

 

You never sleep, You never slumber.

You know every tear, every strand of my hair.

You are ready to help whenever I call You.

Thanking you is always my prayer.

 

My heart will forever sing Your praise.

For You are worthy and truly deserving!

You are my Creator, Savior and Redeemer,

My God and Father, my Lord and King.

 

 

If you want to know more about the Lord and how you can offer your life unto Him, click here.

#GirlWithPinkBible

#TimeSpentWithGodIsTimeBestSpent

Blessed is She

Glory she will not give to another,
Only unto her sovereign King.

Blessed is she who depends on the Lord.
She neither sees nor knows her future;
But peace rests in her heart
That in deep unfamiliar waters
She lifts up her eyes
Upon her loving Father.
He takes her by the hand,
Leads her and directs her path.
He takes her to the very purpose
He had for her.
There she will walk in His wisdom
And depend on His grace.
Then she will be filled with praise!
Her joy will overflow!
She will stand in awe
In amazement
As she beholds
The glory of her Savior.
Glory she will not give to another,
Only unto her sovereign King.

 

If you want to find out who is this King and Father, click here. He wants to be your father too. 🙂

#GirlWithPinkBible

#TimeSpentWithGodIsTimeBestSpent

 

Picture by Eleonor Tan

Life of a Christian

We can’t blame people who tagged Christians as hypocrites. They don’t even know what they are saying. Love them anyway. They do not understand that Christianity is a life-time process. It grows. It blossoms. It functions. It is an organism. Life of a Christian mature.

To be a Christian is not an easy way of living; it’s not a trademark to be famous; Or even a superior status quo. Christian not even a brand to look for and get it. It is being quoted as hypocrite(s). It may have been off for those Christians who will read this article and may even not to accept it,  especially the latter. But this is true which perceived by some non-believers and even the socalled professing christians—But! Read through.

Many at times, people around us, if they knew you are a Christian, they will  assume–you are gentle, kind and easy-to-believe. If these were not seen from your gesture and action. Judgement is served—you are hypocrite; and these were only a few of their criteria.

It’s true that it is difficult to have it said and done. “I am a Christian”; “I am a Christ follower”; “I am a Believer”. We are all attune to have these identity. That when you said it, you have to display it.

Come to think of it. Do they have sense in that saying? Yes. I believe so. It is time for us to wake up in our slumber, Christians. Rise up and Walk. Christians who say it by mouth must have it in his heart. We are tagged how Christ did here on earth. But isn’t true? We proclaim that we are Christ Ambassadors. But, what we say is different from the way we live.

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.  

Matthew 12:33‭

Jesus speaks about the tree and its fruit. It is how we, Christians identified. We can’t run away from it. It is difficult to commit to the standard of God because we are only human; and if we tend to rely in our own might and power.

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

John 15:5 NKJVwp-image-1457337255

But if we will abide in Him, and He abode in us, it is now the work of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. It is not by our might nor by power, but it is by the Spirit of Lord,  Zechariah 4:6. This how He worked in our Spiritual life.

If we will allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives, we will realize His amazement. The normal things that we used to do when we are in our own might will not be normal anymore. You are more careful as the conviction is prominent whether it is aligning to God’s will. The reality is clear to you, that you are no longer in a physical realm but  in spiritual realm.

That’s where life as a Christian mature. When we understand that our physical body is in a spiritual encounter. It matures when his faith became child-like. When he give his full dependence on Him. Trusting on Him. Relying on Him. 

We can’t blame people who tagged Christians as hypocrites. They don’t even know what they are saying. Love them anyway. They do not understand that Christianity is a life-time process. It grows. It blossoms. It functions. It is an organism. Life of a Christian, mature.

Let them understand that Christianity is a relationship; a relationship to our Creator. The deeper we establish our relationship to our Creator; the deeper we know Him; the deeper we will walk in Spirit and in Truth —and that is His amazement.

Let us continue to walk in His presence. As the road in this world is rocky. Even turmoil is present along the journey of our faith. But we will conquer it, because in Him, we are more than Conquerors – Romans 8:37.

All glory to God!💞

Agape,

IAMgoodstar🌟

If you want to understand deeper how to become a Conqueror? Click here to find out.

Yours

1
This life is yours
Lord take it all
My knees to fall
Yours

2
This heart is yours
Lord take control
My mind and soul
Yours

C
You overwhelm
You overcome
Your power reveals what You planned
You hold my destiny

Your will be done
Your kingdom come
On earth as You reign over heaven
All for Your glory

Lord I’m Yours

B
From You
Through You
With You
In You
For You! (All Yours!)

“For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:36‬ ‭NLT‬‬

This song came to me during free worship in a leadership meeting a few weeks ago. I typed it down as soon as the music stopped. I forgot the actual song that was playing, but in my heart I wanted to pour it all out to Him in adoration, just conceding everything to Him, and acknowledging that all things, all things, all things, are His and His alone. My victories and defeats, joys and sorrows, triumphs and tribulations, are all His.

“So he will do to me whatever he has planned. He controls my destiny.”
‭‭Job‬ ‭23:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

And I wanted to use the second person perspective, because I was talking to Him, I wanted it to be between Him and me, close and direct, with nothing in between.

“May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

But I lost the melody, because I didn’t have time to record anything then. So this is a song in search of a tune; if anyone can suggest, please feel free to contact me.


Do you want to be able to worship God as freely as He intended? Click here to find out the song that He will put in your heart.

“I AM Stubborn, Moses!”

So with Moses. He was stubborn to listen and undertand what God had planned Him to do. He is Stubborn to deliver it, BUT God’s Love is more than Stubborn to deliver and make it happen for Israelites and even to us, in our lives. If Moses is Stubborn, God is telling him, “I AM Stubborn, Moses!”. 

​So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”  But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” 

Exodus 3:10‭-‬11 NIV

Moses is so daring to question God about His instructions to him. Maybe from this scene in Exodus 3:10-11, Moses is like a “fresh off the boat“, so curious and scratching his head and thinking of, what  is this guy is actually want from me? 🤔 hmmn. 


THE ARGUMENT 

In Exodus 3, God revealed Himself, His Deity to Moses in Mt Horeb (the mountain of God). There, He revealed to Moses His divine plan of exiting Israelites from Egypt. God seen their misery and concerned about the Israelites (Exodus 3:7).

Moses doubted his ability, capability and capacity to deliver what the Lord had instructed him to do. He rejected God four times, despite God’s assurance of the “The Great I AM” will be with him in this journey no matter what (Exodus 3:14).

In the next line, we will see how Moses doubted and rejected  God. But let’s learn how God answered to him and assured Him  with His plan and resource to make it happen. It is in a total package like a gift, wrapped nicely. The only thing that Moses has to do is to deliver it to the recipient.

Moses’ Doubts

  1. “Who am I that I will go to Pharaoh & bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11)
  2. “What if they (Israelites Elders) do not believe in me or listen to me & say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you?” (Exodus 4:1)
  3. Pardon your servant “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech & tongue.” (Exodus 4:10)
  4. “O Lord, please send someone else to do it. (Exodus 4:13)

God’s Assurance to Moses despite Doubts

  1. I will be with you. And this is the sign to you that it is I who have sent you” (Exodus 3:12)
  2. “I AM WHO I AM”. This is what you will tell the Israelites: “I AM has sent me to you”.  (Exodus 3:14)
  3. God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord , the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ “This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation” (Exodus 3:15)
  4. The Lord even showed him His resource — a Staff on his hand and Aaron as his speaker to Pharaoh and Israelites,  on how he will deliver Israelites from Egypt. (Exodus 4:2-9;14-17)
  5. You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. (Exodus 4:15)

I love this episode of argument of God and Moses in Exodus chapters 3 & 4. It had shown God’s character in the presence of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. It magnify His Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, FaithfulnessGoodness, Gentleness and Self Control (Gal 5:22).

Notice that Moses had 4 times he doubted God and questioning God of His capability to choose. For Moses, God is choosing him,  who is Not perfect Physically and Spiritually;  who committed sin in killing the Egyptian and now He is calling him to deliver Israelites? Who is he to do that? 

But God is so Patient in explaining to Moses His divine plan. To show His Kindness and Goodness to Israelites, that He is Faithful to deliver His promise to their forefathers. God was seen to show His SelfControl, when in the fourth time, Moses rejected God about the calling (Exodus 4:13).

Out of God’s anger ( Exodus 3:14), instead of God scolding him, He even given solution to his problem by putting Aaron as his speaker to Pharaoh and showing him  an assurance that He is behind him— a  Staff  to show and symbolizes His wonder to Moses first then to Pharaoh; and even to show God’s Gentleness to him instead of scolding him of his stubbornness.

It is His Love and is a Joy to Him to deliver what He had promise to us. Because God created us for a purpose of worshipping Him alone and parallel to that, was and is to bless us, and to bless us alone, always remember that. This is His Love for Us.

God is very much able to deliver His divine plan to us. If He calls us to deliver it, no matter what, whether you are incapable and not perfect of doing as such; if He calls you for something, even how stubborn you are of rejecting it, He will make it happen for you to say “Yes” to Him. He will give everything you need for you to succeed.

So with Moses. He was stubborn to listen and understand what God had planned Him to do. He is Stubborn to deliver it, BUT God’s Love is more than Stubborn to deliver and make it happen for Israelites. If Moses is Stubborn, God is telling him, “I AM Stubborn, Moses! To let My plan and purpose to you,  Succeed.”

Let us find out more on how Stubborn God is, to deliver His promises for us and He will make it come to pass.  Please click here to see. 

All glory to God!

Agape,

IAMgoodstar🌟

Click ‘stars’ to rate:

YOU are an ever-present HELP! 

You know how to remember the promises You’ve made to Your people. Your concern covers all what it takes for You– Your Son, Jesus Christ bears the consequences of our sins just to complete the promise You’ve made to us!
He died and rose again; now, it’s Complete!

You are an ever-present help, Lord.

 In our groanings, You hear us. In our sufferings, You save us. In our inequities, You favor us. In our transgressions, You redeem us.

In times of distress,  You adore to Succour.
In times of sickness, You heal to Vigour. 
In times of trial, You stand to Reinforce. In times of trouble, You resolve to Restore

Oh God, You are Our Living Water –that waters the drought in our lives. The Bread of Life that feed, soul –that mourns. 

Your Faithfulness never runs out. Your plan cannot be Fathom out. Your Love abounds. Your Grace surrounds. 

You know how to remember the promises You‘ve made to Your people. Your concern covers all what it takes for You– Your Son, Jesus Christ bears the consequences of our sins just to complete the promise You‘ve made to us! 

He died and rose again; now, it’s Complete! 



(Inspiration and revelation from Exodus 2:24‭-‬25 NIV, “God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them. )

Agape,

IAMgoodstar🌟

(Click ‘stars’ to rate:)