A Living Sacrifice

“With eyes wide open to the mercies of God, I beg you, my brothers, as an act of intelligent worship, to give Him your bodies, as a living sacrifice, consecrated to Him ad acceptable by Him.” (Rom 12:1; Phillips) 

A Living Sacrifice

I have heard of a story. There was this pig and the chicken walking down the road together when they come upon a sign advertising a breakfast to benefit the poor. The chicken said to the pig: “We should donate to that worthy cause. How about if I give an egg and you provide the ham?” To which the pig replied, “Not so fast. For you that would be a contribution, but for me it would be a total commitment.”

Above The Storms

“Those who wait upon the Lord shall mount up with wings as a mighty eagle” (Isaiah 40:31)

Above The Storm

I read that the Palestinian Eagle is the only bird in the world that is not afraid of thunderstorm. He goes thru the wind and finds rest in the eye of the storm. Then again passes thru the winds and goes above the storm, higher than ever before. From that height the eagle can see the earth, people and other birds running away from the storm, afraid of it. But for the eagle, that height is free from fear. No other bird goes thru the storm to that height. Strong currents that help the eagle go up, are the very ones that bring the other birds down.

I also read that the baby eagle is the most difficult bird to train to fly. The eagle mother is very patient and wise to stir the nest and teach her baby to fly. One reason is that the eagle nest is very high. A young sparrow, for example, can fall from her nest and not die because it is not too high. But for the eagle, any mistake in leaving the nest and trying to fly, it means death. In other words, for the eagle, he either flies or dies. Spiritually speaking, it is either heaven or hell.

‘Talk To Me!’

PRAYER CHANGES EVERYTHING

Prayer is the receipe for mental and emotional health. Pray about everything! Pray about ‘the ordinary’ things of life!

‘Talk to Me about ALL your concerns’- says God!

Anxiety kills your prayer life! Anxiety should be replaced, step by step, with an active, diligent effort to pray! God wants you to talk to Him! Think healthy! Think about Jesus! Find Him inside lovely, precious and beautiful things…Force your mind to think well, to dwell on the Word, by the power of the Spirit…and you will end up with peace and joy, thanksgiving, worship and a wonderful life style of prayer.

Anxiety and prayer are opposites. Chose prayer and anxiety will go away leaving behind a mind and a heart fully protected by the peace of God ‘that passes all understanding’; high above all common sense, much more than words can say. Then at last, you shall encounter the God of that peace, the Prince of Peace Himself!

Welcome Home!!!

”And I will run to You.
To Your words of truth.
Not by might nor by power but by the Spirit of God,

Yes, I will run the race till I see Your face,

My Father’s House

Oh, let me live in the glory of Your grace”

There is no man who can promise you love everlasting…There is no man who can be with you when all is lost…There is no man who can truly satisfy your soul…God did not create such a man…

This blessed disappointment is so that we continue seeking God thru His Word, in all seasons of life and all situations…Do not stop seeking, do not stop praying, do not stop loving…Seek until you find Jesus, and after that seek His Kingdom and His righteousness!
Do not waste your pains…they are blocks to build the kingdom and the steps of the ladder that touches heaven…

The Messiah

“I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth” (Rev 19:6 KJV)

The Messiah

George Frideric Handel had achieved fame by writing operas, choral pieces, and other forms of music. But by 1741 his circumstances had deteriorated significantly. His debts were so large the feared being sentenced to a debtors prison. He was depressed and plagued by sleeplessness and rheumatism.

Then, that summer, he accepted an invitation to produce a series of concerts in Dublin. Also, he received a letter from a man who had written lyrics for him in the past. This letter contained several Bible verses. As he read, Handel felt impressed to set these words to music to fulfill his commitment in Dublin.
Handel locked himself in his study and within three weeks completed an oratorio he called “The Messiah.”
It is said that while writing “The Messiah,” Handel saw visions of the subjects about which he was writing. While composing the Hallelujah Chorus, he “saw Heaven opened and the host of it worshiping the Glory of God.” He completed this masterpiece on this day in 1741.

The Way

Jesus Is The Only Way

The choice to deny self, take up your cross and follow Jesus is not a part time, temporary one. It is ‘a full time and forever’ way of life. Get used to the idea that Jesus is THE WAY! Do not just look forward to your destination, heaven.

Enjoy also the journey, the view, the wisdom, the purity, the health, the riches, the fellowship with others and so many tokens of blessings on the path that  ‘shines even brighter till the full light of day’ (PV 4:18). Christianity is designed to be the most wonderful way of life for man!

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