Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bible as my help.

The Bible to me is something that I could not ever let go.  It's my living spiritual food for my soul, spirit, and hope.  Whenever I am down, discouraged, or frustrated, I can always turn to my Bible for strength, wisdom and peace.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

All scripture is given by God!  I used the Bible to help me correct my mistakes, my downfalls, my weaknesses and many other reasons.  It helped me to listen to God and pray prayers according to the Word of God.

So anytime you have a situation that seems impossible to get out, turn to His Word and trust God.  Even when days are good, thank Him for the good days. We should thank God for the Word of God everyday and read it daily.  

Friday, September 14, 2012

Being humbled in Christ.

What's the definition of being humbled? 

Some would say : By being nice.  Other will say by helping one another.. 

Being humbled is a term of where a person is thinking about other people's need and showing compassion with unconditional love. 

 Pr 16:19  Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Being humbled is not an easy task.  For someone like me, I tend to carry pride in myself and that would make my lovely wife mad with passion (joke).  She would always say, "Roger, stop your ego!"  or "Oh Roger, why do you do that for?"  It took me years to learn that being humbled means to let go of myself and allow God (Holy Spirit) to lead me in His wisdom. 

Look at Jesus.   Jesus was the most humbled man on Earth who is also fully God Himself.  He served us and took care of us even though He's God!  He loved us so much that He died for us, paid the price of our Sins on the Cross even though He was without Sin!  What a mighty God we serve!  He washed the disciples' feet to show them that He came to save not to condemn us any way.  He came because He loved us and wants us to be with Him in Heaven. 

How can we humble ourselves?  First of all, we gotta be saved by Grace!  Knowing how much He have paid the price through His death, will help us realize how much we need Jesus.  It's not by our performance that we earn righteousness, it's By His performance that we receive the gift of righteousness.  All glory to God and we should thank Him that we have that Gift of Righteousness through the Death of Jesus Christ and His resurrection. 

Secondly, we need to make sure that our pride, greed, selfishness, and ego not to take over us.  The flesh is what makes prideful or full of ego.  We should show compassion with unconditional love with other without condemning other without find faults in them.  We should let them know that God loved them so much as He does to us that Jesus died for us.  Being humble will allow others to see Jesus in us.  Not by our good deeds but by our Faith in Christ and knowing that being a humble servant of the Lord will give Christ out of us.  We are the messengers of God that can bring the lost souls to Salvation by accepting Jesus as their personal Savoir. 

Also praying shows that we are humbled before the God.  We let Him know that we need our Father everyday.  That's why Jesus prayed!  He showed His Father that just because He's the Son of God doesn't mean that He can belittle the disciples or the people on Earth.  He showed His disciples that it's alright to be humble before the Lord. 

I pray that this blog can help at least one person who reads this.  May God bless you all and be full of Jesus! 

Trusting God without fear and doubt.

In the flesh, it's easy to be afraid to trust God 100 percent.  Doubting and Fearing are something I have struggled with for a long time and even at the present time, I feel that the flesh is trying to take over my emotion and spiritual peace by fear. 

Trusting God is very important to me.  Despite the circumstances I have faced today, I still thanked God for the blessings we have.  I thanked Him for my wife, my four daughters, a home, a van to drive, and limited income.  Even though I found out that my SSD got reduced, it shook my spiritual being by disappointment and anger.  But I reminded myself with my wife's help that God is full of Grace and full of Blessings  and we still need to trust Him 100 percent.  So I am sitting in my office in the carport, thanking God no matter how much it hurts us to know that our budget got reduced.  At least we are abler to pay for our home, bills, and food. 

Trusting God means give all our problems and trials to God.  Let's God take care them while we rest in Christ.  Christ have died for us so that we can have the blessings we don't deserve.  He died with sin, by being poor, and scourged for us so that we can be blessed according to His richness.  It's not by our performance that we will receive the blessings from Him, it's by Trusting God with everything we are and having the faith that is focused only in Christ Himself. 

When we put fear in the trust, the trust become shakable or unstable.  Throw that fear out and just Trust Him.  No matter what happened to us or what we are all going through, God is still your answer by Looking at Jesus on the Cross.  The Cross provides us the wisdom and blessings that we can receive by Grace alone. 

Keep on trusting God fully.  Smile and keep on praising Jesus.  He's our Light and we are in it! 

God's Blessings

Don't take wealth as your number one source of happiness. Our true richness is in our heart when we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. That free gift is eternal life through Jesus Christ.