Expressing God's love to others

by Friday, April 30, 2010

‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.’
Leviticus 19:18

Just like how God loves us by dying on the cross for our sins, he proves his love for us. Since he has risen from the dead, he commands us to love our neighbors as ourselves. But how do we go about it?

God is not expecting us to send ourselves as a sacrifice on the cross or be like Abraham, sending his son as a sacrifice because of God’s test of faith to him. What he wants us to do is to express our love for others like how he expressed his love for us, maybe just through an act of concern or through our help towards them.

We loved because he showed his love to us. Now is the time that we start to show the same love that God has shown to us. Even if our love does not gain appreciation or thanksgiving from others, we know that we have obeyed God’s commandment and will find favor in his eyes. He will award us each to our obedience to him.

Let our love endure forever! Just as how God’s love endures forever for us!

‘We know that we have come to him if we obey His commands.’
1 John 2:3

I will surrender

by Saturday, April 24, 2010

The salvation giver
The creator of life
That all start to worship you alone

The king above all kings
The power of your great throne
Your authority shines blazing bright

(The splendor of your great love
The love poured around us
Through the cross of the Calvary

The power of your great name
The wonderful and mighty
All start to bow down and worship you)

I find myself in your comfort embrace
I won’t leave you
But surrender my breath, my life
In everything I do
Let my whole life be of favor to your eyes

I will surrender
To give you all my life
I will surrender
To give you all my praise
I will surrender
Because you sacrificed your life for me
So that I can live for you

The worthy lamb
The throne of grace
That is so glorious
So powerful

Let all nations sing loud
Let all nations declare
Surrender all to God

(The holy one
The anointed one
My Jesus king)

Be bold for the gospel

by Thursday, April 22, 2010

‘I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.
Romans 1:16

No matter how much rejection we face when the gospel is preached to our friends, I always emphasis that God is with us and will never leave us. The power and the yearning for the lost out there is huge. No one could be more eager than God to get His children back to him.

Sometimes when our friends do not want to believe in the salvation, maybe because of their belief for other things, do not give up, but speak bold of the word, as we have been set free by the truth. Our friends, one day, will come to realize that our belief is true.

Christians, have we ever asked ourselves why we put our faith in God? Maybe for some it is because of our family background. But if we set aside our family, do we find the reason why we accepted Christ? For me, initially I became a Christian when I was very young, when my parents brought me to Sunday school to know about Christianity. Being young and innocent at that age, I believed in God because my parents believed.

After my parents left church, I also left church with them. It was after that that my faith decreased a lot because I did not seek God, or rather, I did not know how to do it. It was after a few years where I was invited to a youth ministry outreach and I rededicated my life to God. I can frankly tell you that I felt my life was in great mess before I rededicated. Maybe I could be identified as a child of the devil.

After so much has happened and after my rededication, I became changed by the Lord and started to walk in His ways. I realized that I put my faith in God because there is no God who accepts us as who we are, died on the cross of Calvary even though we did not know him yet. I gave myself and God a chance to know Him better, and true enough, I do not regret my decision till today as I saw His work upon me. So I can say that I am who I am today because of Him.

Maybe some who are reading this now may find this too long. It all comes with this summary: God loves you and He wants to accept you. Through this testimony of mine, I am not boasting to how great my faith is, but I hope that this testimony can let all gain strength and really go for God in the gospel. May God be with you always.

‘And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.’
Philippians 4:19

His love for us

by Monday, April 12, 2010

‘For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.’
John 3:16

I believe that whether you are a Christian or not you should have heard of this verse. If not, you may know what this verse suggest to you, that God gave His son, Jesus, so that we may have everlasting life with Him.

Who is like this God, who is willing to sacrifice His son just for us not to be perishable? God loves His creation, and he would not want us to be in that eternal fire, even though He created it. Like what the bible stated, the terrible death he faced when on the cross, it guaranteed his love for us. If God did not die for us, how did He prove His love for us? The answer is through the gift of the Holy Spirit.

His love endures forever! Its His unending love that allows us to show the same love to everyone around us. Have ove for others just as how God showed His love for you.

'For great is His love toward us and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!.'
Psalm 117:2

How Great Is Your Name

by Thursday, April 08, 2010

I see the weak gaining strength
From their feeble arms and legs
Giving glory to God

I hear the shouts of praises coming from the weak
Let the weak say I am strong

(I see the poor getting up
From the begging of that street
Exclaiming God has saved them

I hear the voices of the poor
All their desperation calls
Let the poor say I am rich)

Your holy name's so powerful in all the earth
Let all people see the strength you have provide

You're my strength, my shepherd
My savior, my king
Let your name be glorified

There is no ending
No ending
No ending to your love
No ending to your pow'r

There is no ending
To the glory you have shine in all the earth
Let all people rejoice

How great is your name
How great is your name
That's why we will sing
Hosanna to our majesty

(Hosanna to our God on high)

God's glorified!

by Monday, April 05, 2010

Thank God for letting I go for 3rd April healing crusade organized by victory family centre. When I went there, I came on the thought that I will see how God is going to use His people to glorify Him. Really, I finally saw Him being glorified through healing upon His people. Last time it was purely on living by faith as I did not see the works that He is doing. Now that I see this happening, I can say that my faith is brought to a higher level.

His name is so powerful. Through His healing, in the name of the almighty, people got healed. There is a song lyrics: and now, let the weak say I am strong… I really saw people giving praise and thanking God for all these healing.

Like when I saw a scence of pastor roy praying for a deaf and mute girl, when she opened her mouth to speak, my heart was really at joy. I felt happy for the girl as well as for His people as God’s glory was shown, lit up.

Really, start believing in God, for I see and testify to God’s glory being lifted up.....

Life through the Son

by Thursday, April 01, 2010

Through the death that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for our sins, it meant as salvation for us. You see, who is like our God, who is willing to send His son as a sacrifice for our sins? Its because He loved us, just as much as he loves Jesus.

The bible states that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16), and that you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free (John8:32). By these scriptures we know that God is giving everyone a chance to receive this salvation, even for our friends and rerlatives, for He loves His creation, even though we are so unworthy.

Through Jesus, life is given to us, for by faith we believe that He is the only way to heaven. If not because of His finished work on the Cross, where would we be today? we will only be living in sin, paralysed by that as it is only through the Son of Man that we will have life.

I think that everyone should not be ashamed when we share the gospel. just like how we received our salvation, it is also through people that shared with us this salvation giver.

Therefore, brace up and start to be courageous! For the Lord's hands is upon you. Life is only through the Son, because He is the only way.

'He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.'
1 John 5:12
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