It turns out decisional forgiveness, as the department of psychology at the University of Munich refers to it, is necessary, but it’s not enough. Moving forward requires our emotional forgiveness, which is bad news for those of us who have trained our emotions to wipe their feet at the door and stay out of logic’s way. –…
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15 NLT I have found my journal. A journal that is different from my normal journal with writings of my messages to God…
Have you ever felt the same, when you finished reading 1 book in the Bible and yet you still want to continue reading one book which the Spirit prompting you to start reading? Once you start, you can’t stop! I believe there are people here who feel the same way as mine. O, BTW, it…
Bible passages: 2 Kings 18-20, 2 Chronicles 29-32, Isaiah 36-39 *All Bible passages used are in NKJV King Hezekiah, son of King Ahaz and Abijah, daughter of Zechariah, was the 13th king of Judah and the king who “did what was right, good and true in the sight of the LORD, according to all…
"Let us learn on Jesus ways on how he resisted temptation. He soak, fill and saturate. Early in the morning he will wake up to devote his time to the Lord. He will fast for him to regain the zeal of his commitment to do the will of God to him and to draw near to God.
Let us follow Jesus ways! Let he be our role model to resist temptation in this world."
A personal experience has inspired me in writing this blog. When I was in grade school, I was often bullied so I tried to fit in and be a 'somehow' bully-type student. This continues until secondary school, subconsciously until I reached my university days. I carried this until my first job in Philippines, I was working like I was competing for superb applause and praise from the people around me. I even came to the point where I skip lunch just to accomplish a deadline, seeking for pleasing recognition from my immediate supervisor. But when I met Jesus, He showed me that I was indeed created perfectly by God. That no one can turn me down, I am His son, I am precious, I am chosen! Daily revelations from God by meditating in His words have given me clear directions where to put my focus, energy, resources and time.
First, we need to understand the meaning of the Great Cross Exchange.
The Cross, the New Covenant was cut and an important exchange took place. Jesus took our sin and all the bad we deserved, so that we could have all His good!
Jesus was perfectly good. He obeyed all of God's laws completely. So He deserved all God's blessings. We were sinners. We couldn't obey God's laws completely. And we deserved punishment and death, so we can have all of His blessings.
Because of Jesus' obedience, we are saved. We are spared from God's wrath. Only thing we need to do is to "believe" and to have faith in His blood that shed on the cross.
Now, by believing in Him, we will have Eternal Life (John 3:16). This is the Life that we have through CHRIST.
A promised of Full Life Span through CHRIST JESUS!
For us Christians, sometimes, when things does not happen to the way we want it to happen and it seems that nowhere our desire is to be found, we must know that God is leading us to the Long Way Round.
God knows we are not ready yet
God knows exactly what we need
God knows what is ahead of us
...and with that journey of Long Way Round ---God is with us, that is the assurance! He planned everything all for His glory.