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Who Is God? (Part I)

I attended an all-girls event last Friday for all the young girls in Grounded. The event is called True Beauty, and we were blessed to have Ms. Carla Bonifacio (Rica Peralejo) as one of our speakers. During the question and answer portion, a girl asked, “What can you say about those girls who post almost everything in Facebook and other social media sites?” Ms. Carla’s response is that if the post is worth seeing for a lifetime then let it be but if not, then why post it? She even mentioned that when you post something, it should be worth showing your future kids and grandchildren.  After the event, I checked my Facebook timeline, and I am happy to find out that some of it will be the first lessons I will teach my future sons.

Here are my Facebook posts for the month of June 2o12 – the month when I decided to empty my mind of my knowledge of who God is and allowed Him to reveal Himself to me not as a subject of my study but as my sole desire. Thanks to my NIV Bible, Zondervan for the 30-days-with-God guide for these daily devotions.

June 1, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a COVENANT MAKER.

Rainbow

“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”

– Genesis 9: 13

God never said that there will be no rains, storms, or floods, but He made the rainbow – a covenant that He will never give us anything more than we can bear. There will be light and colors in the darkness.  There is hope as God promised.

Thank you Lord for the tiny seed of hope that you gave; by faith and Your words, this hope grows.

June 2, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a THWARTER OF EVIL AMBITIONS.

“God did not allow the creation of the Tower of Babel because the desires of the people were for their own glory.” – Genesis 11:1-9

But even if God thwarts the evil desires, He also promised that He will give the desires of those who fear and put their delight in Him.

When an evil thing grows in us, let’s  ask God to pluck it out immediately. God knows the desires of our hearts, and only Him can give it to us. Whatever we desire, let’s pray that it will please the Lord.

June 3, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a WRESTLER.

Wrestler

“So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak…Then the man said, ‘Your name will not be Jacob but Israel because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.'” – Genesis 32:24, 28

Jacob  was a deceiver, a stubborn man, and a man who never gives up. When faced with God, he wrestled with Him, but when he knows he will never succeed, he surrendered.  Who can win over God? Like Jacob, no matter how determined we are to win, when God intrudes, we must learn to give up and surrender. Let God wins over us and let Him overcome not against us but with us , for God doesn’t want us to become victims but victors in Him.

June 4, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a PROVIDER OF ANSWERS.

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“‘I cannot do it’, Joseph replied to Pharaoh, ‘but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.’”

– Genesis 41:16

I may have a lot of How’s, Why’s, What’s, Who’s and When’s at this moment, but I count only on God for the answers. To have an open mind, an understanding heart, and listening ears are my desires to hear His answers. Yes, Google is handy, but God is unlimited. Google may feed me with knowledge, but not wisdom.

June 5, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is NOT FORGETFUL.

“God heard their groaning and He remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and with Jacob.” – Exodus 2:24

Indeed His promises are sweet, and with Him, we shall put our trust, keeping in mind and in faith that He will not forget all that He has promised.

June 6, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a PROTECTOR OF THE FAITHFUL.

The Shield

“When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the door frame and they will passover that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.” – Exodus 12:23

The shield of Captain America seems good in battles, yet God is the only shield that could protect and cover us from all forms of evil and harm, not just with bullets and swords. God is the best shield and protector.

June 7, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a CATERER PAR EXCELLENCE.

“The Lord said to Moses, ‘I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God’.” – Exodus 16:11,12

Every meal that we had eaten, it comes from God alone. Let us thank the Lord, for every food that comes in our mouths, and in exchange, let our mouth speaks of overflowing praises to Him. Let’s thank the Lord for being the best caterer not just of food but for everything that we need.

June 8, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a LAWGIVER.

“For I, the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments” -Exodus 20:5,6

Let us thank the Lord for reminding us that He is not just a lawgiver but He is a just lawgiver, punishing those who disobeyed and loving those who keep His laws. Let us please Him with our words, thoughts, and actions as we keep and obey His commandments, so that He will not hate us and our next generation will be loved by Him.

June 9, 2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the PUNISHER OF REBELLION.

The punisher

“The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished…” – Numbers 14: 18

We could have sin day after day and not repent if we didn’t know that God punishes sinners, and so let’s thank the Lord because as He punishes the sinners, He also forgives those who repent. Punishment and forgiveness are two opposite things, yet He can give both. Indeed, there is no one like our God.

June 10, 2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the OPENER OF EYES.

“Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown.” – Numbers 22:31

 Our eyes aren’t blind, but if there are things that we couldn’t see clearly, let’s ask God to open our eyes to see. Let us see the directions that we have to take, the decisions and actions we have to make from His perspectives. Let’s thank the Lord for all the majestic and wonderful things that we have seen. May our eyes be blessed. May it be holy and pure, so that when we face God, we won’t be like Balaam. We won’t face down, but instead, we will have the confidence to see His glorious face.

To be continued... Part II

 

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Why and Why Not? Because I am not the same anymore.

I had battled my emotions last week, my faith was somehow shaken and tested, and I keep on asking God a lot of Why and Why Not.

Here are some of my Why Lord? questions:

  1. Why do innocent people gets accused for the wrongs they haven’t done?
  2. Why do we have to ask for forgiveness for the wrongs that we haven’t done?
  3. Why do we have to be humble?
  4. Why continue to love those who have hurt us?

and here are my Why Not Lord? questions:

  1. Why should I not be confronting?
  2. Why not tell all my feelings?
  3. Why not hate them?

I have a lot of questions right? But God answered me just once, He points me to the cross, and all the answers are there – Jesus.

Whys?

  1. Because an innocent man was crucified not for His sins (Matthew 27:32-44). Jesus was innocent, yet He was accused. Did He justified Himself? Did He reasoned out that He was not guilty? No, He didn’t.
  2. Because even though the people condemned Him, He asked God to forgive them, saying “Forgive them father for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34)
  3. Because He is a God yet for my sins He became a man, to save me and rescue me. He humbled Himself. (Philippians 2:8)
  4. Because He endured the cross for my sins for He loves me and that I love Him too, and He said, “If you love me keep my commands.” (John 4:15) His command was to love your enemies (Luke 6:27), and so I must obey.

Why Not?

  1. Because Jesus too remained silent. Jesus could have reasoned out to Herod yet He remained silent. (Luke 23:9)
  2. Because as the prophet Jeremiah said it “I know, O LORD, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.”(Jeremiah 10:23), and so I let God lead my decisions and actions, and lean not own my understanding and feelings.
  3. Because Jesus said, “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44)

Come Tuesday last week, I had my T4V class and a privilege to talk to my mentor, Ate Rina, she reminds me that Jesus humbled Himself for me, and as a Christian I must also live the way Jesus live. “To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps. (1 Peter 2:21). Pastor John, our teacher for last Tuesday session, said “If you have experienced true forgiveness then it will be easy for you to forgive without effort.” And my classmate and VG sister, Jeanette, reminded me of “Be slow to anger and be quick to forgive.”

Looking back in my past life, the word SORRY was out of my dictionary, but then now, sorry came out of my heart naturally when I found out that I have hurt someone without me knowing why and how.

If I am still living in my past life, I wouldn’t say sorry then I am sure I could have hurt more and that I am still hurt. Pride could have eat me inside and consumes me little by little that anger could grow and overflow in my heart.

But I thank the Lord (and will be forever grateful) that I have been saved and forgiven in Jesus; and because of that forgiveness, I could forgive easily “Forgive as the Lord forgave you” (Colossians 3:13). My heart was and is still free of pain, anger, and hurt. “For if the son sets you free, you are free indeed” (John 8:36).

I must forgive because I have been forgiven.

Pride and bitterness may knock at my door a thousand times, but Jesus is in me and with Him and like Him, I will ask for forgiveness, pray for those who have hurt me, and love those who hate me.

God didn’t said that as I follow Him I will become lovable and there will be no enemies along the way. Its the same as saying we will live a storm free life in Christ, but God didn’t promised that kind of life. However, He equipped us with the blood of Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith (Hebrews 12:2), and in Him, we will be storm proof. Life with Jesus will not be easy, but it is worth it.

I am not the same anymore, in Jesus I am a new creation. My old unforgiving, greedy, and pride-full life is gone, I may look back it, but God called me to fix my eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2) and remember what He has done for me on the cross. With this thing that happened to me last week, indeed, all I could say is that the old me was gone and the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17).

I am grateful for this change of heart, attitude, and actions, but above all, I’m glad that God never fails to let me feel loved despite there are times just like last week when my faith in Him was shaken. In times like this, prayers, His words, and Godly people that surrounds me is all that I need to stand firm and be reminded that I am not the same old me, but I am new.

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The Manager, The Rich, and My Questions

Chapter 16

The story of the not-so-good Manager

Allow me to cut this story into pieces and the way it reaches me.

“The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.

“Dealing with our own kind” this for me means treating others the way we want to be treated. Jesus once said, “the measure you used will be the measured to be  use on you.” This is why I keep on asking God  why do I cry every time I see injustice and inhumane treatment? God always reminds me that I cry because I care and because I love; and because He Himself, a God, treats us equally. As humans, we must also treat each other equally as well, but do we?

10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?

Are we worth the trust? All of us have been given, all of us have received, big or small as we see it, we are blessed. We are not worthy  to receive these blessings, yet we are still blessed. The question is, Are we trustworthy of what has been given to us? The world is a wealthy place and God entrusted us with a lot of things, How do we handle our riches here on earth?

13 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

15 He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.

Two lines did hit me  here 1.) Hate the one and love the other 2.) what people value highly is detestable to God

I believe Jesus is asking here, what do we love? The things pleasing to every one, which is detestable to His sight? or Him, the one who was detested by men?

The Rich Man

25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.

This scares me, honestly. Why? Because I have live a life of comfort. I have a family, which is not perfect but at least I have them; I have a home, which is not a mansion but at least I’m safe and comfortable; I eat three times a day, which is not a feast every meal but at least I’m satisfied and full – these are just few of my comforts and good things here on earth but then I saw this line from Abraham, I asked myself, “Will he say the same words to me?”

I believe what this message means is that, How do we live our lives of comfort? How do we share it with our fellows, those who live an uncomfortable life? The prisoners, the sick, the poor, the orphan, the homeless, and the food less? Do we just let them live outside our mansions?

I believe all of us are like Lazarus – filthy, poor, and beggars but Jesus came out of His comfort zone just to offer us the fullness of life in His Kingdom. The question now is, Can we do what Jesus did to our neighbors?

31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”

That was Abraham’s answer to the rich man, when the rich man said that his family will only repent if they see someone who was raised from the dead. Many people know that Jesus died and was risen from the dead for even death couldn’t hold him down, yet why are still so many people who have an unrepenting heart? Many people knows the cause of His death and resurrection but why still their hearts aren’t changed?

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Lamb, Chosen, Blessed.

Chapter 10 (Part I)

He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.

Here I am, one of the lambs and part of  His flock. Comfortable, secured, and well fed.

A week after my water baptism, a woman prayed for me to be a disciple of God for the next generation; at that time, I was praying to God as well if I would go back to the youth ministry where my faith first spring. Those were the times that I am part of a group were I felt most comfortable, I’m one of the youngest, and I was well taken care of my elder sisters in Christ.

God said, GO!

I responded to God’s call after weeks of praying, I can see a harvest of young individuals every Saturday during our youth service. Who am I not to answer Jesus’ call to disciple. A lamb among the wolves? This is terrible to comprehend, but I will be still or  I am still for I know, God is using me to advance His Kingdom here on earth. Nothing to worry about, nothing to fear, for it was written,

17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said,“Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.

16 “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

22 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”

The first time I encountered this verse, I feel like “FOR REAL LORD? I am chosen? Kinda like Harry Potter, the chosen one?”

But seriously, the fact that I know God, and  that every day I want to seek and find Him despite the truth that I can’t fully grasp who He is, is more than a proof that Jesus chose me to reveal God. The greatest truth is in Jesus, I met God. Jesus choose to die for me, for me to be with God again.  Jesus said that whoever rejects Him, rejects God; and as I accept Him, it also means I am heading to God, for Jesus said, “No one comes to the Father except through me.”

20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

I’m off to heaven, and I’m glad to know that!

When I was a little girl, I’m so thrilled about the idea of heaven and hell,  I really want to go to heaven and I thought that doing good here on earth will make me reach heaven, but Jesus said to me, “Rejoice! For you don’t have to make an effort anymore, just trust me, and your name will be in heaven”.

23 Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. 24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”

Blessed are my eyes and my ears? Jesus was talking to His disciples at this time, but it reaches me. I haven’t seen Jesus but I see miracles, and I haven’t heard Jesus talk but I heard testimonies. There is power in His name that even in this generation I can feel the Lord’s presence. More than 2000 years after Jesus left the earth still His words remain, and He said, blessed are those who hears it. If I am blessed to hear these words, who am I not to share these? I am so much blessed that I want to spread His words to be a blessing as well.

These Chapter is indeed more than overwhelming; summing it up, God sends me out to be a victorious lamb even in the midst of wolves for I am chosen by Jesus to know and be with God again, and I must rejoice for my name is in heaven already and that I am blessed for I know the things that He wants me to know.

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The bests of 9!

Chapter 9

Send and Set!

2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.

 

I know by heart that I consider myself as a disciple of Jesus, and while absorbing His words that Jesus sent out His disciples to proclaim and heal,  I realized that just like the first disciples I must also set out and do what Jesus wants me to do and to go where He wants me to go. Just like the first disciples, I shall not worry, for it is Jesus who will send me; all I have to do is to be available and to put my trust in Him. As His disciple, I must offer myself to Him to be send and to set out.

 

He broke the bread

16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people. 17 They all ate and were satisfied…

Growing up attending Bible camps, gives this story no meaning for me anymore, but as I read this again with the spirit, God reminded me that I may not appreciate this miracle anymore for I was not even part of the 5,000 men, but Jesus broke another bread to feed me and that was His body, He offered His body as a living sacrifice so that I may live and not hunger anymore. (This made me cry.)

Sometimes, I’m just so used to the bible verses or the stories of what Jesus did that it has no meaning to me anymore, but as I dig down deep, I find a much deeper meaning. The verses are not for me to comprehend the words but for me to hear Him and His messages for me – and this my Manna, my daily bread.

Who do you say I am?

20 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

There is a song with the lyrics, “If God has a name, what could it be?”, and somehow I think what God’s name could be? In the old testament, God said to Moses, “I am He who sends you.”  And this time, Jesus is asking Peter, “Who do you say I am?” Is I am the name of God?

Whether God has a name or none, who He is to me matters most.

Sometimes I’m just so preoccupied of the things that He has done for my life that I forget about who He is. I was so filled with what Jesus did in the cross for me that I tend to forget about who He is in my life.

Who is Jesus? In two words, he’s my Lord and my Savior. My everything.

the Kingdom of God

27 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.”

Will not taste death? I want to go to heaven and live with Jesus, but I know that I will only reach heaven when I die here on earth, what does Jesus means by this? For me, I believe Jesus is simply telling me that I can live in heaven here on earth by having Him with me always, and that I will not die anymore because He already died instead of me and that I will live with Him for all eternity.

Heaven is here in my heart.

And I believe Jesus wants me to stand with Him and continue to seek His Kingdom and let heaven reign here in my heart for I am not a citizen of this world but of heaven.

 

the Son that we shall listen to

35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.”

Other Bible version uses beloved son instead of the chosen son. But for me, God is telling me that He choose me and  He loves me so much that He choose to sacrifice His one and only beloved son to die for me and to save me.

And because He give me His son, Jesus, I must live my life with Him, listening to His voice all the days of my life.

 

Is this my generation?

41 “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you and put up with you?..”

Jesus was talking to the people around Him when He said this, but as I see it, if Jesus is still here walking on earth, He would still say the same words to the generation that I am in right now. It is really hurting  for me to hear His words, I am not perfect and my faith is not, I doubt Him sometimes, but here Jesus is telling me that how long does He need to stay or what things does He needs to do to prove to me so that I should believe in Him.

I look at the cross and realize that He has done enough, my generation needs to believe and that my task is to share Jesus to the next generation. I am so thankful for God sends me to reach out the next generation.

Reaching out to the Next Generation.

I Am Nothing

50 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”

I call myself a Christian, and by the name itself I have Christ. Here’s an analogy,  in the word CHRISTIAN take away CHRIST and there will be three letters left IAN, it stands for  I AM NOTHING.

Apart from Christ, I am nothing. In His name I have the power, the strength, the love, everything. And if He is with me then no one can stand against me, I shall not fear. ..and if our God is with us then who could ever stop us, and if our God is with us then what can stand against?”

Don’t Look Back

59 He said to another man, “Follow me.”

62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

As I start to fully embrace the life in Christ many people asked me why do I quit my job, delayed going to Law School, and do not date non Christian men? I honestly don’t know the exact answer, I just told them that God has plans; and as I follow Jesus, He will now call the shots as my Master, it will not be my will but His will. I have left the world in pursuit of His Kingdom. And as I read this message from God, I was affirmed that the cost of following Jesus, is taking His cross no matter how heavy it is without looking back but believing that I have a wonderful life ahead.

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Welcome Jesus!

Chapter 8 (Part II)

Chapter 8 is a short chapter, but this Chapter did gave me two important messages, the first one was about Faith (Where is your faith? Chapter 8 Part I) and this one is about attitude towards Jesus.

I honestly laugh while reading this verses especially when I fully comprehend the message in it.  There was no joke in it, but this is reality.

The First Scenario: 26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. 27 When Jesus stepped ashore,he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs. 

28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!” 

That’s how the devil-possessed man welcomed Jesus.

38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.”

A man who was left with a legion of demon begged Jesus to be with Him.

The Second Scenario:  36 Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured.

37 Then all the people of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were overcome with fear. So he got into the boat and left.

That’s how the witnesses begged Jesus to leave.

This is what makes me laugh, I just can’t imagine a people who witnessed a healing, a miracle, and power in Jesus feared Him more than the man who was possessed with a demon that they have asked Jesus to leave them.

There was no banner that welcomes Jesus wherever He goes, but on this certain place, a demon welcomed Him and bowed down to Him yet the people in that place asked Jesus to leave instead of welcoming Him.

Many times, Jesus wants to see us, talk to us, and be with us, but how do we respond? Do we welcome Him with open arms or we begged Him to leave us. Jesus said, “Knock and it will be open”, yet many times, even if we do not call, He calls us, but how do we answer, do we pick up His call or hung up?

How do we welcome Jesus? Like the devil-possessed man or the rest of the people in the town?

 

 

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Where is your faith?

Chapter 8 (Part I)

25 “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples.

“A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.”

The disciples felt fear of drowning due to the raging water, strong wind, and the storm, but Jesus was with them. Jesus calmed the storm and asked them this question,  “Where is your faith?”. 

I was born 1, 989 years after Jesus left the Earth; I’m not with Him physically, but every time the storms of life came and toss me and fear covers me already, I still do the same thing the apostles did, I still bother Jesus, I would still call His name until the storm calms. Where is my faith? Where does my faith grow? In a rocky ground? In thorns? Or in a good soil?”

I know where my faith is right now, I am digging down deep to the foundation (the Rock) where my faith will grow.

And by my growing faith, Jesus said these:

48 … “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

50… “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”

I am healed. I am in peace. I shall not be afraid, all I have to do is just believe.

Is my faith good already?  I know I am growing, but is it enough?

11 “This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13 Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. 14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. 15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

The one who is deeply rooted  and has a strong foundation will spring in a good soil, and will or must  grow to produce a good fruit.

We all know that faith without action is dead, but this parable for me is saying, faith without sharing is worthless. The word of God is meant for every creation, if I hear His words and doesn’t live in His words, I’m dumb, but if I hear His words and  keep it to myself, I’m worthless.

Jesus said that a light is made for every one to see, same thing with His words, it is for every one to hear and believe.

16 “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. – Luke 8:16

   

 

God indeed is a generous God, here are some hidden promises that I found when we practice and share our faith:

18 Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them.”

21 He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.”

Whoever has will be given more! Isn’t this amazing? Jesus is already more than enough, but He said whoever have Him will be given more. And by faith in practice,  we are not just servants or followers of Jesus but He called us as His brothers, the children of God.