After much struggles, I finally decided to take up the burden that God put in my heart ever since I came to know Him. It's time for me to take up my own cross and follow him. Today's sermon really pierced through the inner most of my heart. My spirit is so stirred up. We can never know what our future may be but if we chose to take the first step of faith we can be rest assure that God is with us, Immanuel!!! If God is with us, who can against us? It is only by obedience faith that we will able to taste the sweetness of God's plan in us. You will be amazed by the scenery at the other side of the life's path. A little bit of detour, a little bit of shaping, a little bit of refining...He will make you to be who He want you to be.
Our God is an able God. He is able to transform our imperfection to perfection, turn our weakness to strength, change our arrogant to humility...for in all things, God meant it for our own good. Continue to place our full trust in Him and our effort will never go in vain. Certain thing in life which we shouldn't share - - our Love towards God. There is no such thing as half-hearted love, there is no compromise and can never be justified. You will be surprised to learn that the same mouth that praise the Lord on sunday morning also curse his/her neighbour on monday morning. How can there be such an inconsistency in us? It all boils down to the ultimate source - our heart. (Father, I pray that You do a deep work in my heart, purify and sanctify my heart through and through. Give me a pure and sincere heart for only those pure in heart will see God.) Bible clearly tell us that if we break one of the commandments, we are considered breaking them all. Always make a conscious effort to recall bible verses daily. Use bible as the blue print of life and we can never go wrong.
Temptation is very subtle, it can easily slip in and place a stronghold in our lives. Believe it or not, it is simply too good to say no and to resist it even though sometimes we can clearly sense that it is Satan's trick. Temptation comes as an attractive package, nice appearance coupled with wonderful sensation. When you sense that you are unable to resist it, run for lives and seek God's help. Stay out of a situation that is out-of-your-control would be a wise move. It is only by confessing and admitting our iniquity to God that we are allowing God to take full control of the situation. Be hold for God's truth will set us free.
Roman 8:18-30 Future Glory
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.
More Than Conquerors
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
Father, help me to persevere in the purpose that You have in me. I don't wish to be a horse or mule which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to You. I wish to draw near closer to You by each passing days. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from you presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Be hold, be patience and I believed I will be there...AMEN