Monday, September 1, 2008

When God Ran

The Value

I want you to read this first. I will leave my comment right after...:)



A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up.

He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the $20 dollar bill up. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air. "Well", he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air. "My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson", he said, "No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless.... and especially to those who love you.

The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or whom we know, but by WHO WE ARE.

"You are special - Don't EVER forget it."



Here's what I thought of this..

Many a times I have asked and questioned my worth.
Worldly as it seems, I used to base it on the things that I have.
The gadgets that I own.
The money that I have in the bank.
My career.
My friends.

If everything's doing well on any of that area, I'm good.
I can keep my head up high and walk tall.

BUT if all or any of it goes out to nothing..I'll be like a dead person walking.
No life and full of shame... W O R T H L E S S..

Sometimes I get so crumpled too..with all the struggles and undefeated
bad circumstances in my life.

Sad moments..depression striking out from nowhere.
...it just happens like that. Poking you.



Well, that was me a year ago and many years back.
So pathetic ha?


Now, I don't need to question my worth again.
Because my worth has been proven when Jesus shed His blood for me
and allowed Himself to be crucified and die in the Calvary.

Yeah!

You heard me.. that's all for me!
Jesus did it all for me.

Amazing isn't it?

That truth alone has kept my mouth shut.

For loooong , loooong years of questioning God, blaming Him for what's happening in my life, aiming the bullets on Him for whatever I thought that was worth. I could just
stop and stare at Him right now..and say..what was wrong with me?


Jesus' blood is enough proof that I'm valuable to God.
That He loves me so much He gave up His only Son just to spare me from
all my sins.

I could just dance rock n roll to that great message!

Yes! Suddenly, I have stopped judging God based on my circumstances.
Whatever happens ...good or bad...like right now,me and my mama doesn't have
our own place to live in back in our province...my finances are dwindling...got no
money in the bank, no savings yet and anything.

I'd still praise Him! Yeaaah! I'd still want Him! Because He is a good God
and I believe in His words...

I shall praise Him

F O R E V E R!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Very Touching Birdie Love Story (sobs!)

Even birds can love this much.
I got this email from my boss and it nearly got me into tears.It's so touching.
It is indeed devastating and depressing to lose someone you love so much.

I have been there.

BUT...

in my case..I was just too blessed enough to withstand all that.
Because...
J E S U S was with me...comforting me all the time...wiping all my tears...
He knows that though I loved them all...I don't want go through all that
negative and depressing state all over again.It has to stop!

For Jesus wants me to have LIFE and wants me move on!

I know for sure, Jesus has comforted this little birdie on his sorrow
and like me..have moved on..:)


read on and prepare a tissue..:(

Here his mate is injured and the condition is appalling




















Here he brings her food and attend to her with love and compassion
















Brings her food but shocked with her death and try to move her

















He is aware that his sweetheart is dead and will not come to him again he cries with adoring love

















Stand beside her and scream saddened of her death















Finally aware that she would not return to him and she has departed, stands beside her body, sad and sorrow



Photos of two birds are said to have been taken in the Republic of Ukraine Where the bird is trying to save his mate. Millions of people cry after watching this picture in America and Europe
It is said that the photographer sold these picture for a nominal price to the most famo us news paper in France. And all the copies of that news paper were sold out on the day of publishing these pictures

Keep this BELL ringing!

Healthier, Stronger Each Day

Here's another powerful message from Pastor Prince.
I will just make this as one of my testimonies.
Just before I got saved I was sickly.
I get sorethroat,bad headaches, coughs and get real sick every now and then.
But when I drew closer to Jesus and asked Him to be my healer, he never disappointed me. And I know He WILL never disappoint me.
That's why to boost up more of my immune system I do Holy Communion everyday.
Even before I go for a clubbing and right after, I'd still do it. :)

And today, I'm proud to say I'm well and getting stronger each day!

Read on and enjoy your healing!



Acts 2:46
46So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,

Back then in the early church, Christians would meet each other every day, either corporately in the temple or from house to house in smaller groups. And when they met in their homes, the Bible tells us that they would break bread. That’s the Holy Communion, and they took it every day!

Now, I am not saying that you must take the Holy Communion every day. But if you feel led to and you want to, go ahead! The thing about taking the Holy Communion daily is this: If you are sick, you can be made well on a gradual basis. This means that you get healthier and stronger from day to day — first thirtyfold, then sixtyfold, then a hundredfold!

You see, while you can receive healing through the prayer of faith (Mark 11:24), it sometimes puts pressure on you because it requires you to believe that you receive it all — complete healing — the moment you pray. There is nothing wrong with the prayer of faith, but you may find yourself saying, “I must believe I receive it all, now! I must believe I have it all, now!”

But the Holy Communion allows you to receive a measure of healing every time you partake in faith, so that you get better and better. The more you take it, the better you become. There is no pressure to believe that you receive it all at once. Isn’t God good? He meets you at your level of faith!

Now, there are cases I know of in our church, in my family and in my own life, where the manifestation of healing is immediate and complete. If it happens that way, praise God! But if not, don’t worry. The more you partake, the better you will become.

I know of people who take the Holy Communion three times a day, just like they would medicine! Why not? My friend, if you are very sick and you are diligently taking your medication three times a day, why not give the Lord’s Supper the same amount of attention? Why not boost your recovery rate? And the next time you eat the bread and drink the cup, you may just find your disease totally gone!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Learning A New Human Skill(Lesson#1)

Follow The Anointing Within and Rise Up in Godly Leadership

This sermon is awesome!
I have learnt that one shouldn't let other people's actions determine how they react.
In the same token, one shouldn't let external circumstances control how he should feel.

Let me share with you my blog that I have created on my Friendster account.

"Don't let people's action determine how you react" - Jesus

I heard this line in my ipod when I was about to get so really, reaaaally pissed off with the people in front of me on the escalator .
I was rushing my way down to it so I can reach my bus. I was late!
And there they were , they just stood still as if waiting for something to wipe them all out.
Man, if you're in a hurry , things can really get so icky!

So what am I trying to say?
Read this line again..."Don't let people's action determine how you react" - Jesus

It has something to do with what Jesus said in the Bible when he said, "When a person wants you to carry his burden one mile...go carry his burden another 2miles..(Sorry I couldn't find the exact verse.But will find it out soon.)

Another human skill that I need to practice and get hold on to!
I learnt, this can also be applied in some personal, senseless circumstances.
I can think of many.
Like...
* when your internet slows down = impatience, irritability
* annoying boss , bitchy colleagues = resignation letter
* rejection from someone you love or like = loss of self-esteem, sadness
* career going nowhere = frustrations,depressions
* spotting sexy girls/ boys = excitement, flirtatious
* F E A R = S T R E S S
* boredom = boredom, can even lead to one's death
* an ex betraying your love = anger, hatred, unforgiveness
* salary comes after 2 weeks and atm is dwindling = lock up in one's room, no more clubbing, DOOMED! (aaaw!)

It's endless actually!
And it's just so pathetic on how things around us can control our emotions in some ways..
Unconsciously, it's swallowing and tearing us apart ...each moment getting and feeling more like being in the pit of hell.

That's why I want to keep this thought in me .. I want this to mold me so it can set me free!
And if by chance, by Grace..I'd be able to reach this state.
Wow! It's VICTORY!!!
and that's what living in this mad world truly means!

Then I'd become a hero(in my own little ways)...and I can save the world!

Thank you Jesus!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Look To The Word, Not Natural Facts

I hate medicines, the smell of alcohol in the hospital, body pains and any sickness! That's why I keep rejecting it in Jesus name!

For two years that I have accepted Jesus, not only as my Savior but as my healer,
I haven't been sick at all. SWEAR!!!

I used to get coughs, colds for like every within 2 -3 months.



Now?
I cannot remember the feeling of having any of those at all!

I remember one testimonial in my church. The guy, who is on his mid 50s
boldly confesses that he has never been sick for 5years now.
Just wooow!


My years of wondering if sickness is really a part of me has come to a stop!
I have learned the truth that "sickness" is part of my curses when Adam sinned..
but JESUS, my healer and redeemer has taken that curse away when He was beaten, scourged and crucified on the cross! Thank you Jesus!


















But hold on right there..no matter how great this truth is sometimes
human as I am, I cannot always really depend on my faith..
so everytime my faith wavers..
my trick is to block it with the CROSS...
It's just amazing how He does it. I just think of the cross for few
seconds and then I am back again with Him..

Now I can only rest..full-time!


To back it all up, here's a great message from Pastor Joseph Prince.
Read on and enjoy a victorious life over sickness!


Numbers 21:9
9So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.

“Pastor Prince, I know that God is my healer. But why is this sickness and pain still in my body?” If you have been looking at your sickness and pain all this while, stop looking at yourself and start looking at Jesus. Did He or did He not take upon Himself your sickness and pain?

God’s Word declares, “Surely our sicknesses he hath borne, and our pains — he hath carried them…” (Isaiah 53:4, YLT) Since Jesus has already taken your sickness and pain at the cross, then He cannot “untake” them. Even if you find it hard to believe that Jesus has paid for your healing, especially when the pain is unbearable, the truth is that it is still paid for. It is a finished work!

God is not saying that your sickness does not exist, nor is He asking you to pretend that it is not there. He is asking you to look away from the sickness, painful as it may be, and look to the truth that it has already been judged at the cross in the body of His Son.

Once, while still in the wilderness, the children of Israel were bitten by deadly desert serpents. The serpents were real. The bites were painful and deadly. So God told Moses to point the people to the bronze serpent put on a pole — a picture of the cross. (John 3:14) Bronze signifies judgment. In other words, the serpent — their problem — was already judged at the cross.

Those who kept their eyes on the bronze serpent lived. Those who focused on their wounds died. So stop looking at your sickness. Instead, look to the cross and see your sickness already judged in the body of Jesus. Surely He has borne your sicknesses and carried your pains! That is the truth of God’s Word. And His Word supersedes natural facts.

My friend, you let natural facts rule or establish God’s truths over your problem by what you choose to focus on. So decide today not to focus on the facts concerning your problem. Instead, establish the truth of God’s Word and Christ’s finished work over your problem — and live!

Source: Pastor Joseph Prince
more about healing words from my blog www.jesushealsme.blogspot.com

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