Saturday, March 18, 2017

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

 I was in my car on the way from home and for this trip, I decided to switch off the mobile network and just listen to music. Halfway through these questions came and I asked How do I know You're with me like You said in Your Word that You are, I need more than just believing in Your Word because, in times like this, I need to experience You.

In a few minutes, I switched off the CD player and I started to sing this song Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, an old hymn that I rarely sing and listen to. I sang repetitively till I reach home and I was very tired to even sing actually but I managed to do that the whole way through. Amazing that I had the strength as I was kind of pressed down my chest.

Two days later while I was in church the worship leader led this song and then God spoke that all we need to do is to look at Jesus and your problems will become shadows in the light of Jesus.  He is greater and the One who is in us is greater than the one who is in the world - 1 John 4:4.


We need to keep experiencing God and continue to study His Word to remain confident in Who we believe in and when times of turmoil and trouble comes, we can tell the mountains the God that we serve is by our side and we have nothing to fear.

May you be encouraged by this song and whatever circumstances you're going through right now, look to Jesus Your help, Your redeemer, and Friend. He will answer.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Serendipity by God

Believe in the serendipity of God's divine plan. That God has a hand in everything. A thousand years is like one day to God, we can't keep up with his time but we can flow in the timeline He has set for us. It is not an easy thing to do if the door before us seems uninviting. Not knowing what is behind the door cripples one's joy especially when it is a matter of life and death or a decision that could lead to many changes in life.  But what if a broken car brake brings to a right stop and there you meet the love of your life. What if a burnt hand will lead to an opportunity to become the best chef in the world with Michelin stars attached to the name.

I believe that God is a very interesting God and we just have to trust and hop onto His plan for eternity. God saved us and I just know He will take care of us forever. The eyes need to have the right focus and the lens needs to come from the right Maker.

 Rejections and failures are just temporary setbacks and sometimes it was there for a reason but if we choose to not look to God during those times, we may have missed the serendipitous moment that was already prepared for us.

 God is always there whether we feel Him for that moment or not. The practice of knowing His presence is so crucial in life. The Holy Spirit resides in us, guides us in all things and He teaches the deep truths about God and His ways.

This beautiful psalm in Psalm 104 speaks of how big Our God is, the earth in the palm of His hands.


And I would like to end with the last part of the Psalm
33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live.
    I will praise my God to my last breath!
34 May all my thoughts be pleasing to him,
    for I rejoice in the Lord.
35 Let all sinners vanish from the face of the earth;
    let the wicked disappear forever.
Let all that I am praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Faith Impacting Message

Hebrews 11:1   What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.

When Ps. Rachel asked us to pray and ask God for breakthroughs etc. I told God I have too many to ask for and don't know which to ask first. I told Him I leave every one of it all to Him,He knows me better than I know me anyway. 

Two days later, I came across an email subscription n it says free e-book with the title Things Not Seen. I clicked and download without giving it a single thought. And I began to read the chapters,it's stories were full of Bible men and women who had gone through faith testing trials as well as their faith-journeying through problems to discover more about themselves.

I felt so encouraged and I believe God is answering my prayers through the ebook. The many breakthroughs that I am believing God for and issues that awaits God's interventions seems lighter as my mind began to shift, a shift to a better right believing, to trust God's ways and time. The more I read, mentally I became clearer. There was a shift in my mind and I believe that's what God is asking me to have before I experience the specific miracles from Him.

It's not a miracle testimony per se, but am just sharing the start of it,and how God is faithful to show signs just to encourage my faith journey. Sometimes along the way,we get negative influences and remarks that makes us feel difficult to stay on course of believing in a miracle.

Waiting for miracles are never easy and sometimes can be pushed aside. It was just funny to me that how I complained that I have so many that I want Him to do for me,n then the many stories I now read has so many faith impacting lessons to hold on to. God's sense of humour and His witty reply does tickled me. Let me share with you the link to this book

Things Not Seen by Jon Bloom

Days later after reading it, my friend asked me to help out with projector for a meeting. Prophet Ps. Abhishek was preaching about faith and later when he prayed for me at the end of the message, I received further confirmation on what He was speaking to me before and many other things. Thanks to my friend who encouraged the prayer although I was not so keen.

Thank God for His Word.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September Prayer

Lord, let Your desires be my desires,
That I will be excited to fulfill those desires,
Let my feet walk in the path you have set for me,
Never let me be at ease with the things that is not from you,
So that I can always make the right call to obey,
Teach me to forgive myself for the things that I should have done,
That there is always Your grace to bring me through,
To allow you to be the strength of my heart,
To learn to do things better, to accept what I'm not able to change,
And allow You to show me Your heart's intent for my life,
I give you all of me, may I be humble to Your word.
May my ears be in tuned to hear Your voice.
Your will be done.
In Jesus Name Amen!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Time of Faith

It was the first day of class for a new teacher and a new student at my studio, but I knew the area where my studio is will not have electricity. It was stated in the memo that it will be off from 
10am -7pm.
In my heart, I did pray that it would all end by 5pm, the time of the class. So I didn't cancel or postponed the time. I wanted to have their first class running smoothly. You could say it was a risk taken in the natural. And if the electricity doesn't come on in time, class will be canceled.

At 4.25, the teacher came early and texted me that there is still no electricity and asked if she should cancel, I said to give it some time till 4.40pm. Weirdly I knew the time given was 7pm but something inside me still didn't want to give up on the faith I had on the return of the electricity. I was in the car driving to another class at that point in time and I started to pray hard and I took authority that God has invested in me to command the electric back. For a moment I thought why would God grant me favor for this minuscule petition and then I stopped praying.

And so at 4.40 pm she texted that she's going to call the father of the student to cancel the class and I replied alright then. 4.45, I got a surprise text from the teacher that the electricity came back and she will have the class. My jaw dropped and with a huge relief I started to thank God for His timely intervention. I was and still am so grateful.

Never think that God doesn't care, He always does because it is His character and the Word doesn't lie. He wants us to ask His help but if He doesn't fulfill your prayers, there is always a reason because He knows best. I would always say this, we can only see the present time we are in, the next second, minute or hour, only God knows. Don't lose faith in Him. No eye has seen, no ear has heard what the Lord has prepared for those who loves Him.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Foreseen Storm

  Waze is my buddy map in checking for traffic jams and finding shortest routes but one day waze did not indicate that there was an over turned truck(accident) near the hilly road. I had to take an alternative route at that point to another winding, hilly road.

   Interestingly, it started to drizzle then heavy rain came. It was hard looking out through the windscreen as not only was it raining heavily , the wind was also blowing in pretty high velocity. That had me praying in tongues, praying that trees don't fall on me , rocks don't roll down on me, reckless cars don't bang on me and what nots.

   Halfway through, the rain stopped, but as I was passing by a resting place, there was a loud wind sound and I could see weird smoke-like stuff and the wind formed in a hazy circular manner. My mind was racing, " is this tsunami? " I definitely couldn't see any where I could escape to if it was. It was blurry but it didn't reach my car and I also drove faster. I saw ahead of me, dark clouds of rain and stormy like. 

The journey felt uncertain, I asked God " What is all this leading to?" 

God said " There is a storm coming, but I will be with you" 

I was thinking "What storm?" 

God showed me dark clouds that was ahead of me and it was raining there ,while I was driving in a clearer weather at that point. And as I approached nearer, it started to clear and became just a drizzle. 

Your Word is a lamp unto my feet, a light for my pathway - Psalm 119:105
  
There are just some things that God doesn't reveal in one sitting but He telling me He will be with me will suffice for now or I will probably bug God about it. Life's storm come what may is nothing compared to Gods sovereignty. We just need to hold on to His promises, to His Rhema (spoken) word.


    

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

God's Reminder

Our smartphones are usually our reminders nowadays and we put schedules into the calendars so that it can alert us when the appointment is near.
There's a day I arranged for a replacement class with my student for a Monday morning but I had forgotten to put it in my calendar. Her slot was typically Thursday. However, come Sunday, as I was having dinner with some friends, something bugged me and I kept asking myself and thinking out loud "What do I need to do tomorrow morning?" They practically laughed at me for asking myself that once every 15 minutes. That night I told God since you're not revealing anything to me then there must be no appointment whatsoever. There is no single inkling to that replacement at all. Gone from my mind.

Next morning, my student texted me to say she will be late for lesson. Then it dawned on me, I was suppose to teach this student that morning. Thankfully I had enough time to drive there for class. On my way there, I felt an overwhelming sense of gratefulness that God cared about this little things. He could have taught me a lesson not to be careless with my appointments. To be more organized with my work. If my student hadn't texted me about being a little late, she would end up waiting for a no-show teacher and that would definitely look bad on me.

I praised God in the car and tears started welling up my eyes and I was so deeply touched. It's like someone in your life took note of that little issue you been dealing with and came to your aid.  I'm just grateful that He cared about my forgetfulness. You must be thinking its not a big deal, but to me it is as I'm quite particular with time and schedule and to lose focus can be very frustrating.

God showed He truly cares about everything in our life. 

Matthew 10:29-31
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fail to the ground outside your Fathers care. And even the hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.