Saturday, January 05, 2013

God Himself is the top prize

"LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,
you have made my destiny secure.
*Pleasant places were measured out for me;
fair to me indeed is my inheritance."  (Psalm 16: 5 - 6)

God Himself is the top prize.  He who has God has everything.

"And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life."  (Matthew 19: 29)

Friday, January 04, 2013

You are the living bread that came down from heaven

"I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”  (John 6: 51)

Lord Jesus, I ate this Bread today.  Thank you for inviting me to eat this Bread in the Kingdom. I participated in the Supper of the Lamb, therefore I rejoice when I read of your promise in John 6: 51.  Let it be done to me according to your promise.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

God is not ashamed to call me a son

"Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is."  (1 John 3:2)

The  Holy Spirit declares in the above scripture that here and now, I am a child of God.  Do I believe this?  Yes, I do.  Do I live the implication of this astounding declaration always and everywhere?  Not always and everywhere but  I am learning.  All the truth I need to live my filial adoption are contained in the Our Father, the Lord's Prayer.  God who is not ashamed to call me His son gave me a Brother in His Son Jesus Christ who is not ashamed to call me a brother.

Father thank you for adopting me as your son.  Jesus Christ, thank you for not being ashamed to call me your brother.  Grant me the  grace to embrace my  weaknesses so that I can return love for love.

"When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” (Luke 2: 48)
Consider this:  Jess Christ is not ashamed to call Mary His Mother.

My mood and every other thing is determined by my faith.  I am upbeat today.  Why? God says to me today: You are my son.  Jesus Christ says to me: You are my brother. Both Father and Son say to me:  We are not ashamed of you.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Jesus Christ is the light of all nations

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
Upon those who lived in a land of gloom a light has shone.”  (Isaiah 9:1)

The great light is Jesus.  He is the Light of all nations.
I like the exposition of John Gills on Isaiah 9:2:-

“they have seen a great light;
Christ himself, who conversed among the Galilaeans, preached unto them, and caused the light of his glorious Gospel to shine into many of their hearts; by which their darkness was removed, so that they not only saw Christ, this great light, with their bodily eyes, but with the eyes of their understanding; who may be called the "light", because he is the author and giver of all light, even of nature, grace, and glory; and a "great" one, because he is the sun, the greatest light, the sun of righteousness, the light of the world, both of Jews and Gentiles; he is the true light, in distinction from all typical ones, and in opposition to all false ones, and who in his person is God over all.”

Matthew Henry has equally good commentary on the above scripture:

“When the gospel comes to any place, to any soul, light comes, a great light, a shining light, which will shine more and more. It should be welcome to us, as light is to those that sit in darkness, and we should readily entertain it, both because if is of such sovereign use to us and because it brings its own evidence with it. Truly this light is sweet.”

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The Lord bless you and keep you!

"The LORD bless you and keep you!
The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you!
The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace!"  (Numbers 6: 24 - 26)

My God and My Father, what a beautiful blessing to start this year 2013!  I believe in you.  I have absolute trust in your power.  I know you want indeed to bless me.  With open heart, mind and hands, I receive your blessings this day.  I ask for one favor now, Father.  Never permit me to doubt the blessings  you have pronounced on me this day.  No matter the circumstances, always help me to remember this blessing and to take comfort in it.  I ask  this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Amen!!!

Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 - A definite Year of Change

"You know these do them.
That is the path of blessing." (John 13:17)

Change happens not because of what you know but because of what you do daily.

Remember: Christmas is a season and not a day.
May 2013 bring you much joy & peace, deep experience of faith & good health.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Peace beyond understanding

"And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful."  (Colossians 3: 15)

The peace that Christ promises is the peace that can coexist with bad news.  It is a peace that is based on faith and our knowledge of God.  It is a peace that is enhanced by understanding, that gift of the Holy Spirit that reveals to us what God is doing in our life.  Without this peace, there can be no security.