Being a legit Christian is all about owning up to the unique qualities in which Jesus reflected during his time on earth. And while we as humans will never be able to fully reflect the perfect image of Christ, I believe there are many attributes that will reflect one worthy of His name. All these […]
God will get you through the Pain
Everyone experiences pain sometimes, emotional and physical. Next time it threatens to overwhelm you, take a deep breath. As you breathe slowly, picture God holding you, crying with you, giving you the strength to get through.
Even Desert Has Beauty
Good times and bad times are part of living. It is difficult to fully appreciate joy until you have tasted sadness. Laughter is sweeter if you have experienced tears. There may be times when you feel like you’re stuck in a dry and desolate place, but an encouraging call or a hug from a friend can be an oasis; beauty in the desert. Though it may not be easy, try to remember that the trials are going to help you fully experience the joy on the horizon.
Every challenge is God’s offer for you to grow, to enlarge your soul. You can take God’s offer and become more, or you can shrink back, shy away and become less.
A little Update… (I hope you’ll have time to read this :) )
Hello guys, how are you doing? How was your day?
Well I have a little confession to make. I know some of you noticed that for the past few months (including last year) I haven’t been posting or sharing stuffs until recently.
The reason is, I became lukewarm- Lukewarm Christian :( . As all of you know, there is no such thing as a Lukewarm Christian, but only a WARM Christian. I know you get my point here.
I don’t know what happened to me, maybe because I let my problems overtook me, like studies and other stuffs. And because of that I kind-of forgot who I am.
So, for those past months that I have been lukewarm, everything else around me seemed difficult, I flunked actually. I thought I could handle it with my own strength.
Because of what I have become, I kept condemning myself (which I know is really really bad, and it is not a Christian thing.) and I kept myself from talking with God. I forgot my devotion, my quiet time, and even prayer (huhuhu :’( )
At that point i felt so useless. Yeah you read that right.
But one day-Friday, I saw something that really broke my heart, and when I got home, before sleeping, I remembered what I saw and began crying. I cried up to the point that I feel asleep and my eyes got swollen. The next day, I opened my Twitter account (@Carpediem0421) and to my surprise my friend messaged me, saying if I want to go to church on Sunday. And to that point I felt something that made me move.
I went to church with my friend, the main topic was about “Why there are still Christians who feel defeated or considering their selves defeated?”
That was exactly how I felt. It shocked me, It felt like God was talking to me. It hit me, the preaching was all related to me.
So what is the message?
Here it is, “What you think affects what you believe, and what you believe affects how you behave.”
It’s very true. And now my FIRE is on, I am WARM and on the go. I know everything won’t go smoothly, but I know It won’t be difficult, because I know God is my strength and my shield. :)
I just want to say, for those Christian who feel what I felt, please do not condemn yourselves, do not think you are defeated! Christ died for you, you accepted Him. 2000 years ago he already claimed you, which means you have already won! Like what happened when Jesus was having his fasting for 40 days, the devil tempted Him, but it only took Him THREE verses to defeat that devil. Jesus stated, 1. “It is Written Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” 2. “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’’ and 3. “For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”
Whenever you feel defeated just remember the key phrase “It is written.”
For every week read your Bible, memorize one verse. For every verse you memorize, feel it, reflect on it and use it. We have 52 weeks a year, so you’ll have 52 verses to use :) .
Demolish that thought of yours about being useless, condemn, loveless, because you are not that kind of person. But you are a princess and a prince, Child of God, so why feel and think of those things? Remember that you’ve already won and nothing you do can make God love you less. Be on Fire! If you flunk or succeed, Praise Him, Trust Him, Pray and still be Thankful!
If you have anything to ask, say please don’t be shy to message me anonymously or not :) And mind if you share me your own experience?
Actions are deeper than words, and intentions deeper than actions. Keep on focusing on the deepest level of your being, that’s the one that God is listening to.
Don’t start your day with a negative attitude. It’s hard to understand why so many people wake up each morning feeling defeated when each day holds so much potential. The possibilities that today offers are endless, so eagerly anticipate wonderful happenings. It’s easy to let blessings go by unnoticed if you’re not looking.
Happiness does not come from seeking new landscapes, but from having new eyes on the same life you’ve always been living.
Keep on walking, and one day you will turn back and see that all was as God meant it for you, - perfect.
When you are kind to someone, you set in motion a chain of events that makes each life it touches a little bit better. One by one, that act of kindness is paid forward … till one day it comes back to you multiplied.
Well, if you can’t make it happen, and no one else can, there is only thing left to do, - finally look up and trust in God to make it right.
Take this moment to conjure up a fond memory. A time in your life when you were content and happy. Dwell on that moment for a while, let those feelings of contentment permeate your soul. Today is a good day to be content, so take a vacation from your worries.
Logic is argumentative, aggressive upon the mind, splits the world into right and wrong, us and them. Love is generative, compassionate, embracing all creation. Logic pays attention to what is being said. Love pays attention to how things are said. Logic leads to debate. Love leads to communion. Practice love to be closer to God.
Sorrow is with us not because we are bad at stopping it, but simply because it’s part of being human. What matters is not whether good or bad things happen - both will, but your relationship to them. Just think back over the last 24 hours, - what had you taken hard that you could have taken lightly?
Life is a learning process, and changes can be wonderful opportunities for growth. Don’t be afraid of change! Embrace it and grow!
There are more things to learn and beautiful things to be discovered, than problems ahead. Don’t be afraid, come out from your comfort zone. Let God guide you in your journey.