Jul 20, 2010

Faith Tested!!

So as many of you know, I have been reading a book called "Big God".
It is written by Britt Merrick, who is a pastor of Reality Carpinteria which is located in Southern California.
I have also been following him on twitter which is product of awesome internet technology God has given to us :)

well, in his book, he was sharing about how he and his family went through a difficult time with his daughter, Daisy's cancer.
And as I was checking my TL on my twitter, I found out that Daisy has beaten her cancer eventually and is going to go to Hawaii with her family.

It brought me such a joy. Because I was praying for her.

But, last week, I found another TL from Pastor Britt saying Daisy's cancer is back.
I couldn't find words to say. It was so shocking, so much!
Then my mind went through how her family is feeling like; just have finished long battle with cancer and celebrated and enjoyed the victory in Hawaii, but out of no where found out the cancer is back again.

I prayed for Daisy and her family.
Would you? here is the webpage you can check out.

I really think we need to grow in faith everyday. But we don't see how much we have grown often. But it is when the test comes that it is revealed how big our faith is.

I really encourage you to watch this video of Pastor Britt' last message.
I was so amazed how his faith is rooted in the Word and Who God is!
He has proven how "Big our God is" through his life.

I personally really loved his saying "When we are broken most, Jesus is beautiful most."

God bless

Jul 18, 2010

Fall in Love

“If you love me, obey my commandments.” 
John 14:15

so on my course of reading through “Big God” written by Britt Merrick. 
I came to the chapter called “Faith Working (Noah)”. It is basically studying through Noah’s life.

Man, I was totally blown away how the lesson we can learn from his life is relevant to me today!!!
I knew how Noah’s life was and teaching I can glean from him, but, as always the Word does, I felt I was reading passage that I had never read before!

So I want to share what God taught me with you.

As we live in dark world, we need to be the light and get ready for Christ’ return.
When I say that I want to love and follow Jesus, I need to make adjustments in my life to be obedient.
For Noah, it took him 120 years of his life to build the ark. He had to make radical  adjustment!!!

I really believe that I have to make radical adjustment for God more. I need to stop surfing internet, being lazy, sleeping in....... the list can go on and on...
When I do that for God, and live for Him, God work through and in my life more.

Noah lived his life that is radically different from everyone else did. But he lived for God!!

Pastor Britt writes....
“Noah’s life was a sermon. Like Noah, we preach the gospel not just with our words but also with our actions. Actions speak louder than words. As Saint Francis of Assisi said ‘Preach the gospel at all times - if necessary, use words.”

but, the question is how do I make such a big adjustments like Noah??

here is the answer, “Fall in love with God more and more”.

“Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.” 
(Psalm 37:4)

 God is my joy!! I know when I am on His path and spending really good time of intimate relationship with Jesus, I am so satisfied than going to Disney Sea (which I love so much yet), sleeping in and all the other earthly pleasure. 
It is about intimacy with God!!

A.W. Tozer said
“When we catch the true life of worship, then the work that flows out of it will have eternity in it.”

again, Pastor Britt writes
“The truth is that ministry should flow from intimacy.”

Oh, I want to love Jesus more and more than ever I did!!

Let this be my prayer always.

Jul 16, 2010

Our conscience

I watched this video while ago, and it really impacted my way of thinking how human being can know God.
 Conscience is a wonderful gift that God has given to us.
 If you study Romans 1:20, 2:15, you'll find more about it

Hope you like it.