Thursday, August 4, 2011

GOD of compassionate !

My Devotion - 08/04/2011

Scripture: The arrogant are attacking me, O GOD; a band of ruthless men seeks my life men without regards for you. But you O Lord, are compassionate and gracious GOD, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Psalm 86: 14-15

Observation: This was a prayer of David. He is just being real with his prayer. Telling out loud to GOD how he feels to GOD. He started by saying how he is been attacked by people without regards of GOD almighty. But he end up praising GOD and reminding himself the characteristic of GOD and how faithful HE is toward HIS sons and daughter.

Application: This exactly how I feel. I feel like being pressed and there are so many things trying to take me away from the will of GOD for my life. My past lifestyle, scheme of devil and many more. But GOD is good. HE is faithful and will still showers me with love, grace and mercy. I don't have to worry about what's going to happen because it's not going to add another day to my life. I have to keep my focus on GOD all alone.

Prayer: Dear Father, I love you so much. I have you always have the best for me. Let me see it LORD. I'm praying to see the reality of your kingdom that this world will fade away and the only things will last forever Faith, Hope and Love !! I want to live my life according to that reality Father GOD. In Jesus name, Amen and Amen !

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

08/02/2011 - Devotion

My Devotion - 08/02/2011
Scripture : Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all people will see God’s salvation -Luke 3:5-6

Observation: John recapping what Prophet Isaiah prophesied in Isaiah 40:3-5. It's going to come true when GOD sent JESUS to earth. HE is going to break pride and rich , lift the humble and poor up, straighten the path of wicked and shrine people and reveal that HE is the answer for all the questions and truth and way of life. 

Application: YOU broke my pride and made me humble. Even when I feel insecure financially you lifted me up by being the provider and comforter saying it's going to end soon. I have to trust you are here and live in me and know you always wants the best of me.

Prayer: Dear LORD, 
Thank you for redeeming me and affirming through your word you will never forsake me nor leave me. Break my pride LORD, change me from inside you so I will live for you and your kingdom. Build me to your likeness Oh GOD. Let's your will be done in my life. In JESUS name ! Amen.

July 28th 2011 - Devotion

My Devotion 7/28

Scripture: HIS mercy extends to those who fear him from generation to generation. - (Luke 1:50)

Observation: Mary was singing that because she knows that she don't deserve the honor to bare " son of GOD " but HIS mercy extends to those who fear him. She was one of the one who fear GOD so GOD's mercy was extended to her which changed her entire generations. 

Application: Do I fear you GOD ? I need to learn more about you so that I can reverent your majesty GOD. I want your mercy to be extended to me and my up coming generation. Teach and guide me my Savior. I will do what it takes.

Prayer: Dear LORD, Thank you for the word. Thank you for your grace and mercy. Teach me to reverent YOU O LORD and follow your commands GOD. I want to follow you in love not because you asked me too.

Aug 1st 2011 - Devotion

My Devotions
Scripture: To rescue us from the hand of enemies and to enable us to serve HIM without fear in holiness and righteousness before HIM all our days. - Luke 1: 74-75

Observation: Zechariah, father of John the baptist was filled with Holy Spirit and prophesied this through singing a song. It's was before the birth of JESUS the messiah. As he said JESUS came and rescued us from the hand of enemies (darkness) and enable us to serve HIM without fear in holiness and righteousness before HIM all our day. 

Application: It came through. JESUS have redeemed and restored me so I don't have to fearful to other because HE defeated the darkness when HE resurrected on the 3rd day. HE also died for my sins which made me righteous and holy even when my flesh fails my spirit. I have to live my life with that revelation. If my flesh falls I repent and ask for forgiveness and pursue GOD's eternal purpose. 

Prayer:
Dear Holy Father, 
You love me the same even if I fail you million times because your son gave HIS life for my sins. I am repenting right now GOD for all I have done. I'm sorry and thank you for your forgiveness, Father. Give me heart of repentance Oh LORD. In JESUS name. Amen

CHRIST is the answer for our weakness !

Every individual have specific role and functions in a body. Most of the times we take it lightly. Remember that 2 Corinthians 6:16 GOD said we are the living temple of the living GOD and HE wants to live, walk and be our GOD. 

For HIM to live in us we need to be able to trust and believe. This only happens when we read the words of GOD (bible). That is the source of food for our spiritual life hunger. 

Isaiah 64:8 
  “And yet, O LORD, you are our Father.
We are the clay, and you are the potter.
We all are formed by your hand.”

From that scripture we know that we are clay and our GOD is the potter and we all are formed by HIS hand. It’s an ongoing process. According to an article to ease the making of the jar of clay we need water in that process. In that image, water stands for the WORD OF GOD because without water the shaping process going to be hard and time consuming. I believe the word of GOD has the specific word of promise, encouragement, command and guidance that we needed for problems that we go through in our daily life. This is what the bible called the water of life. 
  We all know that jar of clay is not perfectly made. It has tons of cracks and very fragile. Those represent us. We are fragile, weak and imperfect and we need GOD and HIS word to live our life so that we know: 

2 Corinthians 4:7
  “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.” 

It is human to accept the truth we are weak and in need a LORD and Savior to depend on. But in doing this we are going against the world, so most of the time we try to hide those weakness behind bad habits, pride, ego, sin, anger, addictions and rebellious attitude. That’s how my life used to be! I can testify I am the weakest in my family and in school but knowing the truth that GOD made me weak so that I can depend on HIM opened my eyes to the reality. 
Try to picture this we are the jar of clay, we are weak and fragile and 2 Corinthians 4:7 says we havea treasure in that jar that is shining through our weakness but we always tend to patch the cracks with our excuses, sins, addictions, temper, anger and many more to give an impression that we are prefect. You guys know what I am talking. But CHRIST wants us to show that we are weak and let HIM shine through our weakness, we have to believe HE will. Don’t patch our weakness anymore, but boast about it, like how Paul did it throughout his life. 

Let’s accept who we are and what we are called to be. Remember we have a purpose in the body. Ask GOD to reveal it to you, and remember that we need the word of GOD to get through the process of molding. We need that water so that when the potter shaping us the clay we don't get hurt so much.