Humans had always been discontented. They crave for changes!
When the Israelites asked for a king, they never consider what the Father God would feel about their cry. Im sure He is hurt.
Am I never enough? I am the one who brought you out of your misery in Egypt. Provided you with what you needed in the wilderness yet you were never satisfied.
Am I never enough? I accepted you over and over again. Never counting your sins yet you turned your back at me to live your world of vices.
I love you yet you choose to hurt me.
But I am more than a king… Greater than the ruler you ask.
I am your Father.
I will forgive you and love you always
As they turned their back to the Father
He granted them their hearts’desires, as a father would do to his child who is eager and crying to get what they want. Even if it breaks His heart. He gave it to them and let His child recieved what is in stored to what he prayed for – including agony, despair, emptiness, and death.
But He never forsakes…
He always loves…
He always sacrifices…
He let His beloved Son be crucified to save His beloved creations frome the result of their rebellion.
That those whoever believed in Him will never perish and have eternal life.
He always loves us
Lord Jesus Crist.
He loves us… Forever and always.
A PRIVATE SECTION
I am in pain right now. Pain from critcism and doubts. I just don’t know what to do with my life.
Don’t have the right people to guide me. People see me as the strong one. They let me pray for them and Im glad that all my prayers for other people came true. I am just a child, still needs a Father. I always hide in smiles but I can say that my smiles are true because the people that I prayed for are happy. But I can’t help to wonder when will I get a yes to all my prayers.
Father God You know my pain. But I trust Your son Jesus Christ. I will be a living testimony. I am your child. I can’t do anything. Direct me to what you’ve promise me in Jeremaiah 29:11. I love You.
You may ask for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Our prayers sometimes are to blur for us to imagine that it will come true. However Christ Jesus had said that according to our faith it will be done. You may say God this is so imposible. His answer? “Is anything hard for the Lord? ”
Everyday is a battle of faith. Be strong and keep seeking His kingdom and all of this will be added upon to you. Why worry?
I always find myself in a hopeless situation, well it is hopeless in a man’s perspective. If you were reading my blogs from the very beginning you can say that I’m a weeper to the Lord Jesus Christ. I am and proud to be. In every tear that I would shed I know I’m becoming strong. Whenever I cry, I admit that I am nothing but love by a powerful Father. And being loved by God means I can do anything through Him and for Him.
Father God always repeats Himself in the bible.
“Be strong and courageous.”
“I will never leave you nor forsake you. “
Remember when Joshua secretly sent two spies to the land of Jericho. God already knew that men will pursue Joshua’s servant that’s why He prepared Rahab, a prostitute, to help them. (God always use the people you least expected) Rahab new about the miracles and victories the Israelites had because of God. She feared them. This is one scenario of how God fulfill His promise to our forefathers that nations will know the victory that God brought them.
TRUST GOD. HE WILL SURELY DO WHAT HE PROMISED. YOU MAY NOT KNOW HOW BUT SOMETIMES IT DOES NOT NEED EXPLANATIONS. WHEN IT IS IMPOSSIBLE, IT IS GOD’S FIGHT. BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS. JESUS REWARDS THOSE WHO LOVES HIM
Jeremaiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”
If not all, most of us Christians know this bible verse. I, myself considers this one as my life verse no. 1. It was the verse that God gave me on my first day as a college student.
Now, God gave His specific promise to each one of us. That is why I always stress out that a man should not run after another man’s blessing because he might be running away from his.
With every promises that we recieve are accompanied by: commands to get that promise and warnings if you didn’t follow His commands. And these will be revealed if you pray, read His words, and fast.
For examples, Exodus 34 the Lors made a covenant to His people.
Promise: Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among you will see how awesome is the work that I, the Lord, will do to you
Command: Obey what I command yo today ( The 10 Commandments and what is stated on Chapter) …
Warning: he does but not leave the guilty unpunished, he punishes the children and the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation
Brothers and sisters, I pray that you will grow and will be more sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s message. The Lord Jesus loves you so is the our Father God.
Does God get angry?
Yes. He is a Father after all. Let’s go back to the scene where Moses went up to Mt. Sinai and the people ask for god from Aaron. They worship it and God was enranged.
Exodus 33 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’2 I will send an angel before you and drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivited and Jebusites 3 Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked
In His anger, He is still faithful in His promise to Abraham. But blessing fulfilled is meaningless if God will never be there after. Life won’t be life anymore.
We ended up crying “God why have You forsaken me? “. That’s what Jesus felt when He was on the cross crying to His own Father.
So what did the Israelites did after hearing God?
Exodus 33 4 When the people heard these distressing words, they began to mourn and no one put on any ornaments.
Whenever I think that God is silent or angry, I am restless. I know that my life is not complete. I would end up crying all night. Walking accross my room,weeping just to feel Him again.
I realized that God is truly the most wonderful Father. He just can’t bear seeing His children crying and suffering. He disciplines us because He loves us dearly. He gave up His only Son, Jesus Christ for us. Father God knows how weak we are when it comes to temptations thus we sin while we are still on Earth. But He gave us Christ that save us from death because of the sins that we have committed.
Brothers andsisters never forget the fact the GOD LOVES US SO MUCH.
I remember how our English teacher would point out the difference between listening and hearing. Hearing is how we recognise sounds while Listening is hearing and understanding what you’ve heard.
God always listens. Either it’s just a simple “Thank You Lord! ” or a novena. He’s happy when we are happy while praying and He weep when we are crying. The point is God is listening.
So my classmate asked me, “If God is listening then why did He gave me a different answer? “. Well, He listens but He’s wise enough to give you what you deserve which will always lead to His plans and purpose for you.
John 13:7 Jesus replied, You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.
When He answered me that I know I am going to be diqualified in my college program. But it lead me to believe in Jesus more. That my failure is going to be my testimony of how great the Lord to those who loves Him. He said on Genesis 25 that He will be the one who will provide out testimony. And I know what I was, am, will be going through is a masterpiece of Him.
I would always take a pause whenever I am ask the question “What’s your religion? “. I am a Roman Catholic since 8 months old. My birth certificate and my baptismal did agreed on that.
I am a Catholic by papers
Religion is different from faith. I am a BORN AGAIN CHIRSTIAN yet still a a catholic. Because being a BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN IS A STATE NOT A RELIGION.
It is not A RELIGION. It is a state of surrendering life to CHRIST. It is a spritual awakening to what is a Christ life according to the bible.
Now, don’t you reason out that we have different bibles because brothers and sisters WE DON’T. What we have is KJV, NIV, ESV, and many more ‘versions’. Versions that if we translate is one of the same thought.
We are blinded by our religions. We are blinded by our laziness to read the bible that we ought to depend to others what we must believe. We are to lazy to pray and ask the God for the truth which He will reveal much deeper through the bible with the help of the Holy Spirit. So we ended up judging others who read constantly the bible and meditate on it ,yet you, yourself haven’t read one.
I do sin, I won’t deny that. I am not perfect. It doesn’t mean that I am a born again Christian that I am blameless. I sin everyday and I ask forgiveness to Jesus everyday. And Jesus Christ, who loves me, accept me again and again.
One of the famous stories in the bible is the life of Moses. Everyone knows how He ended up in the Princess’ household, how he was called by God, how he performed miracles, and how he lead the Israelites through the Red Sea. But what about what happened after they had passed the Red Sea?
Little knew this part of Moses’ life because mostly are stuck on what happened to that “sea”. Exodus 15 stated that while God was punishing the Egyptians by letting the waters swallow the Pharoah’s horses, chariots, and horsemen, Moses headed the Israelites into WORSHIP. They sang to the Lord for He brought them victory. The women took their tambourines and begun dancing while Miriam sung to them.
We often forget how worship through songs and dance is important. It is far more than moving and producing sound. Worship is a declaration for/to God. It is a way of welcoming the Holy Spirit.
I remeber how I think of worship back then. “God are you too self-centered to ask me for worship? ” I rebuke myself for asking Him that. However, God won’t allow me to be dumb about this topic
Worship is a way for you to express your love for Me. That you appreciate everything that I am doing for you.
I cried big time then and I am crying now as I am writing this.
Worship in Happiness. Worship in sadness. Worship in sadness. Worship in victory. Worship everywhere. Worship aloud and in silence
I woke up early morning, dead. My eyes that had been staring the gray ceiling of my room started to water. I would just let it flow for I can’t do anything. I am helpless.
I am not happy with my life. I wanted to end this uncertainty that I am feeling. I wanted escape. I wanted freedom. Freedom from sadness and depression.
As my mind submerged deeper in thoughts of death, I found myself asking Him,
“Are you still there? Are You happy that I am suffering? Is this what ” For I know the Plans I have for you. ” means? You wanted me this? To be lifeless? Is this what you want? Plans for prosperity and faith huh?”
I waited for His answer. Every night I would still pray to Him. Weeping and tired.
Days turned into months and months into a year.
“What now Lord? Am I nothing to you? Lord You know that I am now dependent on You, but why leave me hanging? Lord I am nothing without You. I know I am sinner and I have no rights to ask You this but please don’t leave me. I just can’t! I can’t”
I wept while walking back in forth in my room. When I was tired I went to mama’s bed and played with her phone and a voice whisphered…
“Why are you sad? “
“Is there any reason to be happy? ” I answered absent-mindedly.
” I am here! ” He answered
My tears begun to flow. I closed my eyes for I know the voice was His. The peacefulness and calmness of thr voice. It was Him.
Jesus answered. Literally.