Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Faith and Compassion

We either live in fear or live in faith. Be indifferent or be compassionate. We live by what we believe, and who we believe.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Come Home

To the weary, restless, wandering, soul. Jesus loves you. So much. What is keeping you from drawing close to Him? What are you afraid of? You do not have to be perfect. You do not have to be free of sin, for no one is. Come as you are. Jesus did not come to condemn. He came to save the lost, to give you life more abundant. Why choose to stay in the dark and torture your soul each day with restlessness, when you can have the Light who will give you peace and rest? Come home to love. Come home to the Father, the one who loved you first (and always). That is where you belong. He doesn't want heaven without you. Just come home.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

No Other Name

"Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you." - John 16:23

Monday, January 23, 2017

Day 2 of Creation: Separation of Water From Water

Photo Credit: NASA/ESA

It is so amazing how God sparks one's excitement that sprung from a curious heart.

It's one of those times when my Father God gave me a (tiny) glimpse of His awesomeness as Creator of  heaven and earth. While I continued to read the Book of Isaiah, something deep inside prod me to read the very beginning of the Bible: Genesis. I knew it's the Holy Spirit. Thankfully I listened and  followed His lead this time (because sometimes I don't).

My curiosity ignited while watching an episode of Praise from TBN, with their guest Pastor Samuel Rodriguez.  He authored a book titled, "Be Light: Shining..." and shared of how God inspired him to focus and write about the "light" than talk about "darkness." He mentioned the very beginning of Genesis when God spoke, "Light!"

My revelation does not have to do anything with what the guest talked about. It is something else. It was a personal, one-on-one intimate moment with my Creator.

I started reading Genesis 1. While reading verses 6-7, I had to stop and fully digest the description. I wanted to understand what it means. As I re-read the verses few times, I had to draw a picture in my brain the words being described. I was confused. I had to refer to other Bible versions to fully comprehend.

Genesis 1:6-7 says, "Let there be a firmament (vault of heaven; sky) in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; " (NJKV).

 "Firmament in the midst of the waters." There's a vault of heaven in between the waters. Waters above and below. I have read Genesis several times, but it was only this instance where I had to stop to form a picture in my mind of what is described in this very specific verses. How I photographed this part of the Scripture before was, the water which is part of the earth was separated from heaven. I never pictured out a vast amount of water above the sky (too), which apparently I missed several times in my readings.

Yes, I've heard science's discovery of water on planets, but such information doesn't sound like it surprises the human race at all. So I asked God (He likes it so much when we ask questions). "Is there really water above the sky?" With that question, I meant, a colossal amount of water. Not just the ones I heard about water's existence on other planets.

God told me, "Search the internet!" Thankfully, Google is so handy. My search led me to this marvelous find (please read the articles yourself):
My mind is blown away with this new revelation. Oh those teeny-tiny details in the Scripture which we fail to notice because we think they're not as important. But I learned that it is in the very tiny details that God hides the mighty things. Unless our hunger for truth digs deeper into these small details, the wondrous ways of God remain hidden from us. What many treasures we lost.

The awesomeness of my God! I couldn't contain the swelling in my heart of what I just found out, I badly needed to share it with someone. Gladly, my husband was around :) Sharing to him helped a little to settle my burning emotion, but it was not enough. I had to let it out. I asked my Father, "Can I just cry?" several times, and went straight to the bathroom and burst. Moments like these are what I treasure the most. Times when I'm given this beautiful free gift to intimately commune with my Abba. It's my moment of "Heaven meets earth." How I desire for everyone to experience the same. How I long for you to taste the sweet, sweet love of the Father; to be in the "thin place" with God, not only once, but a thousand times.

I believe that  the discovery mentioned in the article is just a minute part of the undiscovered, the unfathomable things that God purposely hide. He only let us see what our carnal minds can handle. No human intelligence nor sophisticated technology can entirely seize the fullness of His creation. The good news is, one day in our glorified bodies, we will.

I am so grateful for science. It gives us mini peeks of who God is as the Creator. Every discovery science brings adds to the proof of God's existence for the unbelievers, and blessed hope for those who believed.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Light of the World

Jesus said so. We, the believers are the light of the world. Let us not hide our light, but let it shine to the people around us, so they too will see the goodness and the Father God's lovingkindness.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Grace, Not Work

It is the grace of God through our faith in Jesus Christ that saved us, not our good, human effort.

Seeker of Truth

Do not stop until you find the Truth. When you find the Truth, you will have freedom from all bondage that this world throws at you.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Name Above All Names

There is only one name that can move heaven and earth, and that is the name of Jesus.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Gentle and Humble in Heart

Restless souls, how do thee find rest? I love how Jesus in this verse, encourages us to learn from Him. The all-knowing, Almighty God tells us to know, understand, and follow His ways. The most awesome thing about it is His assurance that He, the all-powerful God is "humble and gentle in heart." Doesn't that blow your mind? How He describes Himself in this verse gives us a picture of what compassionate, kind, gracious Father God we have. Not only that, He promised that when we learn from Him, we will find rest for our troubled souls. Let us continue to know more about Jesus and His ways on our daily walk with Him. Only in Him we will find the absolute peace we need everyday.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Immeasurable Love

Who can measure the love of God to us, His beloved children? Who can fully comprehend the depth of His love? If only many of us are "willing" to be under His gracious care, many broken hearts will be healed. Let us meditate on His love everyday, and share this knowledge to the people around us.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cure to the Lonely Heart

Somewhere deep inside the human heart is an empty space that only Jesus can fill, that only our Creator can and will satisfy.

Monday, January 9, 2017

More Valuable Than Any Other Creation

Among all of the amazing things in the whole universe God created, the human race is the most valuable to Him. He called us His children, and gave up His most precious treasure, Jesus Christ. And because He is our Father, He enjoys providing all our needs. Whatever our need is for today, let us not hesitate to ask Him. Most of all, let us not doubt that He will give what we ask for.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Good and Perfect Gift

Let us remind ourselves today and everyday the promise in this verse. What confidence and peace this truth brings to our hearts! Our Father only gives us what is good and perfect.