There are lot of things we worry about– most of it are things that out of our control. Exactly the point! since we cannot do something even in a bit of succeeding seconds–then worrying should be not in our option in dealing those undelivered stress. Hence, our anxieties should be submit to the One Who Sees our Future (Jeremiah 29:11). Pastor Salvador (***) in his sermon “Thanking God For Today” gives the people of God in JCIL Church (**) insight how to be peaceful and quite during troubled days. As he begin in…
The Word spoke by Jesus “the Stress Buster” we can rely on:
“So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own”
…then he continue to Paul’s testimony to Church of Thessalonian:
“in everything give thanks. For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”
–1 Thessalonians 5:18-
and lastly, he share some points for us to reflect:
Tomorrow is not ours. Leave it to God.
Today we are greatly favoured. Enjoy it.
Tomorrow will be too late if we neglect today. Have life today.
God prepare the unimaginable tomorrow exclusively for you. Trust HIM!
God Bless Everyone… Have a Happy and Peaceful toDAY
Your Sister in Christ,
Meleche Alolor Gozon
***: Pastor Salvador Lopez, also known as Pas Buddy, is one of the Pastors of **Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior Church Global Minister–Calumpit, Bulacan Philippines. As a commoner Overseas Filipino Worker in “a distant land“, his priority work is the Mission to bring God’s Salvation for ALL through our Lord Jesus Christ– here & there.
“The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore”
Thanks be to The Almighty God Who keeps us safe at all times even until eternity. Our response to this will be…Live our life to the fullest! Taking all the chances and opportunity that God kept us, therefore making our life in the MOST EFFECTIVE that we can be.
We also wonder that how it could be living in the world shared by two principalities–the kingdom of satan & God’s Kingdom. Our capability to trust God’s Word is compromised by another kingdom powerful enough to draw our ways from God. Then how will I be effective?
Sad to say, that we cannot and unable to do so…UNLESS:
…We start our day thinking of “GOOD NEWS”. The moment we wakes up each day, we should grasp the reality that we are ALIVE, and will be alive FOREVERMORE (John 11:25-26). Jesus Christ make sure of that, once long ago we are death from sin but now alive even we die because we believes in HIM. Receiving this GOOD NEWS will make us forever thankful. The miracle of forever living in God’s Kingdom will also lead us to Worship HIM, and so God will be Glorified through Him (John 13:31).
another way to keep us going …To be Watchful & Prayerful & Fast. We cannot endure temptation because our body is weak even the spirit is willing (Matthew 26:41). Watch over the life-giving-spirit within us “Who is Jesus” (1 Corinthians 15:45) Whom should be our dominant character of our being. Pray that we can see the true battle that is spiritual (Ephesians 6:12) therefore the Faith will grow so we can able to please God in whatever we do (Hebrew 11:6). The life-giving-spirit within us is revitalized by Fasting, as the body nourished by food & vitamins. To fast in all desirable realm of the body will make our spirit superior over flesh (John 3:6-8).
Lastly…We need A HELPER. Jesus knew that we are ineffective and will not create a dynamic service in all our goings if we do not have HIM. After Resurrection, Jesus stayed for awhile with His disciples not to be orphans for longer time because after Him another One will come as the Promise of The Father. His disciples’ Helper and our Helper too until today and for the rest of all days while here on earth up to the last living spirit Ministering for the growth of God’s Kingdom–The Holy Spirit Whom we must be led & filled. Christ Jesus prepared the way of the Spirit of God to dwell within us even we have this sinful body–through Him we can be filled by The Spirit: therefore by God’s overflowing grace, our body can received Him, it is the current Temple of God. The manifest Presence of the Almighty is through His Spirit that will discharge supernatural power a man cannot. Now, making sure we are capable & responsible in all things by prayer & fasting (Matthew 17:21), we need to acquire within our temple (body) the Holy SPIRIT in order for us to become able. Moreover, only by the Work of The Holy Spirit we can do all things possible even it is impossible in the world we live in, because The Spirit sees unseen affairs of this present world and even tomorrows’ come. (Passages: Ezekiel 36:27; Acts 1:4-5, 8; John 14:15; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19; 2 Corinthians 5:16-18; John 16:13). If we believed that we are from God…Filling by the Spirit of God what makes our life Full (Romans 8:9).
My Prayer to you, “May God makes your daily going in and out effective and full of grace,” In Jesus Mighty Name.
Half past ten last night my eyes is so heavy. I felt peace and quietness—
…I was descending while looking up. The Voice well-founded to hear from above was swift enough;
Declaring list of instructions that I manage to write.
Though it was fast, the seventh word I able to scribe.
As I heard, “Do not compromised your food”.
I tried to speak it out to affirm if I am right, but now I am in the state of mind.
1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. 2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart— 3 they do no wrong but follow his ways. 4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
Yes Lord; Today and forever by Your Grace…I pray that my food is Thy Word, In Jesus Name, Amen:
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will” -Romans 12:2
Blessed by a His Warning,
Meleche Alolor Gozon
To God be All the Glory Through His Son Jesus My Lord!
If you received a gift, what would you feel? how about if the gift is not yet arrived but just promise, how you will react? The gift that is more than of your expectation, how you accept it? The following passage cited Abraham’s behavior in response to God’s blessing. Abraham, as a carnal man which i believe has far greater faith than all of us seems to react in his natural being is not surprising but reality.
I pray today that we may learn from his testimony and God overflowing grace and promises through Jesus Christ.
Genesis 17:15-19 (NIV)
God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.” Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?”
And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!” Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
Blessing after blessing was given (verse 16) “I will bless her and will (1) surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that (2) she will be the mother of nations; (3) kings of peoples will come from her.” The Lord (1) described, (2) emphasized, and (3) magnified the assurance of blessing that will shortly come before Abraham through Sarah his wife. So after declaring the blessing of the Most High God, how we behave?
Reality No.1: We react in Confuse Behavior.
Verse 17 says“Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old?
Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?”
It is true that we Honor God and accept His dealings as Abraham show his respect by kneeling down before God but we are confuse. Why we wonder deep down and marvel? Is there any impossible with the Lord? Or we place God into our level?–as Abraham said while laughing, “I’m a hundred years old and my wife is 90, can we still have child? In other words, He is thick and old while Sarah her wife is menopause which is obviously impossible as he thinks. We are confuse because we view the Almighty who created heavens and earth and all that dwell in it (Psalms 24:1) as part of His own masterpiece. If we have done this, we immediately ask God’s forgiveness in doubting His Sovereign Power as the Scriptures says in Jeremiah 32:17, “Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, there is nothing too hard for thee”. Definitely this blessing of the Lord to Abraham is behind natural and If we have some trouble dealing with uncontrollable event, situation and or what we hope for we need to Trust God–Who can and only can bring Supernatural which is known as Miracle in our life. Remember, it is God’s job not ours thus we should never be confuse:
Reality No. 2: We offer a solution to GOD.
Seriously? is our idea greater than of Omniscient God? Abraham said in verse 18“If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!” We offer a solution and most of the time visible or tangible. Solution that well define by our own standard. Ishmael is Abraham son to Hagar, Sarah’s egyptian servant. At that moment, Ishmael was there obviously and Abraham preferably want him to receive those multitude of blessings that God promises because he obviously think it will surely come to pass. Again, let God Almighty Who knows all and do what is Impossible–this IS His masterpiece. Do not offer your solution even try to execute it or else you will miss the most exciting extravagant answers to your prayers. Don’t answer your own heart’s desire, I assure you the result is a big failure along with consequences. I also been there but thanks be to God for all the favors in the midst of bankruptcy, threat, depression and a lot more because I miss the opportunity of waiting for God right solution. I am impatient and obsessed to see the result right away.
….or else you will miss the most exciting extravagant answers to your prayer. The passage said that God will show us GREAT, UNSEARCHABLE THINGS WE DON’T KNOW. Believe it.
God has preordained answer… in the last verse of our passage in Genesis 17:19, Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
God’s Plan is Perfect and Great for each of us. He shown His Love by giving His Son, His only Son Jesus Christ to take away our sins and offering Great opportunity–to become His children by believing to The Lamb that takes away our sin. In Jesus Blood we are cleanse and justified. No longer slaves of sins therefore not condemn for eternal suffering but Eternal Glory with Christ Jesus .
This is the Good news that the Bible tells us. This is the Ultimate Blessing God was promised. Now that you hear this blessing, How would you response if God gave you this gift cheque?
“My prayer for you is you will find rest in this troubled world by letting the Mighty Arms of God wrap you and preserve you all the time until the day of your earthly life. And may you Trust His ways and His Word, In Jesus Name.”