"All I Ever Did"

by Thursday, April 05, 2018

Today's reading: John 4
The women told the crowds, “He told me all I ever did. Actually, what Jesus merely said was (paraphrasing), “You have 5 husbands, and the one you have at present is not your husband...” Having 5 men is not really all she ever did. But, to her, the stigma / sins / brokenness is everything.

(Being reminded of Jeremiah 2:13) Previously, she dug from broken cisterns to satisfy her thirst. Going from man after man, she sought for someone that could fill her emptiness. It was not until she met Jesus that she found the spring of living water that brought healing and wholeness.

Jesus was compassionately truthful towards her. She became a powerful woman who led others to the Messiah.

Applying in my perspective, there are times when I see my own brokenness as everything I ever did. Like the woman, I had dug from broken cisterns to fill the void. Now, I am running to the One who is able to truly satisfy. Jesus is able to turn what I view as mess into a message for His glory.

Great Is Your Love

by Sunday, March 25, 2018

Was onboard a plane, sitting at the window seat and admiring the beauty of the sky when I heard God's voice crashing in my thoughts. He asked, “Do you know how high the sky is?” I replied, “I don't know... Extremely high?” And He said, “Great is My love for you.” Another time, I was spacing out, looking towards the sea when I heard God asked, “Do you know how far the sea is?” I replied, “I cannot tell... Very far?” And He said, “Great is My love for you.”

I came to realize that I can never comprehend the vastness of God's love. The biggest blessing He has given to us as His children is Himself as our reward. I wrote this simple song out of the simple encounters I had with God.

I hope you will come to realize how much God really loves you. ๐Ÿ™‚

All that we are is Yours
Everything that we have belongs to You
We are blessed beyond measure
Because of Your love for us

Higher than the heavens
Deeper than the ocean
Is Your love for us

Stronger than the currents
Wider than the sky
Great is Your love for us

Nothing will ever separate us from Your love
Always pursuing, how relentless is Your love

The Author Of My Faith

by Thursday, February 15, 2018
“What if I cannot end well?” is a concern that surfaces from time to time. I feel God has given me a really good start in terms of my life and Christian journey. I fear the decisions I had or will make may eventually screw up any future plans. Inwardly, I become hesitant when there is an opportunity to share on what I term as “the good old days.” I am supposed to feel happy in giving God glory through the sharing, but why am I feeling hesitant?

This morning, I saw the YouVersion pop up notification on Philippians 1:6. As I read and mediated on the words, I realize the concern I have is invalid and can be disempowered. I was too focused on my own conduct, making efforts apart from Jesus, knowing my standard will never match up.

In reality, He is the one who has written and will always be writing the story of my life. He is the author and finisher of my faith; the one who ordained all the days of my life in His book even before one of them came to be. He does not use a pen with regular pen ink; He writes it in His blood and suffering. There are no tattered and useless pages in that book. All I got to do is to back up His words and not snatch that precious pen from His hand.

I am thankful for God’s word today. ❤
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