Why walk with Jesus in just 40 Days when we can have eternal joy forever with Him?
God allowed me to sneak a peek into a free sample of “The Chosen: 40 Days with Jesus” and time to read it. I was thrilled! This is beautiful, direct, easy to read, short but meaningful. Perfect when I need to have time with God even just for a little while.
If you are seeking God, this book can help you understand the Bible more. This is as close as you can walk with Jesus.
I always wondered how it would be like to actually walk with Jesus when He went into this world. To really be physically close to our Lord and Savior.
To see His compassion, wonderful miracles and hear Him speak. That would be out of this world. larger than life. I would ask Him endless questions. I am so taking down notes of His every word.
Part of me desired to really be close and never leave His side. I find meaning and truth in life when I’m with Him. Jesus is the only one that helps me be good. His truth gives me joy and peace. He completes my soul.
Walking with God in faith is never easy. In my darkest times, He reveals His love for me. He keeps His promises and gives me hope of a beautiful eternal life with Him. God is my happy and safe place.
To be without Him is not life at all. I knew the difference because when I had my own money, job, academic accomplishments, physical beauty, approval of people, freedom and comfort, nothing filled me. I lost all these when I followed Jesus and became a mom but my life is so much full of goodness and eternal value.
What are we waiting for? Even in the midst of End of Times, we can have joy and peace in Jesus alone.
How did your 2019 go? It was a year of many challenges but greater blessings for me. I am so thankful to God that I survived with His grace.
I almost gave up but I am still here. God sent me loved ones who continously held me up unconditionally.
God is faithful to His promises. I know He is making me grow strong and faithful until the day Jesus comes back. God is preparing me for breakthroughs for His glory.
God broke my pride and selfishness, He is making me humble and selfless. From a comfy and worldly independent life of not needing help, God called me to be a stay at home mom and wife who serves my family before myself.
It is a painful process but God helps me endure. I am a constant work in progress and I pray God helps me to forgive myself every time I fail.
He is teaching me to walk in faith and not live by flesh. Having hardly any sleep, rushing to eat and daily hygiene everyday, constantly doing chores and caring for my kids, I struggled to keep my sanity. It caused me undiagnosed anxiety and post partum depression.
Yet every moment, God is with me. He lets me fulfill my mom and wife duties for His glory.
Just like Moses who God called to lead numerous Israelite to God’s promised land, I don’t know how I can make it on my own. I cry out to God to help me be the mom and wife He wants me to be.
If God pulled me through, so can He in your life. God has done many wonders and miracles ever since and until now. Nothing is too hard for Him.
One thing I leave you is to hold fast to God always. Love and pursue Him in prayer and learn His word through the Bible.
Praise God louder when things get harder. He will lift you up and comfort you in your trouble. I’d like to remind this to myself too.
In everything you do, may it be done with love and glory for God. I pray that we succeed in living for God this 2020 and forevermore.
If you feel like giving up, surrender every burden to Jesus. He will fight your battles and be Victorious over your life. With God, all things are possible.
What miracles and wonders are you hoping for God to give you this year? We can pray for them if you’d like to share in the comments.
Have you ever had way too many questions about life? Did you wonder why we do things that we do? And why we have to?
Maybe there was a time in our lives that we felt lost but we just couldn’t figure out what it is that makes us feel lost.
We’ve become so lost that we feel broken, bored, empty, isolated, meaningless and sad without even knowing it.
The only way to get out of this rut is to find Happiness in God’s Truth. Here’s how:
1.Be willing and choose to believe in Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.
God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are three separate Divinities. Our Heavenly God the Father manifested in the Old Testament, showering us with love, blessings and protection but because of sin, God the Father needed to send Jesus to redeem us.
Jesus is God’s son who manifested in the New Testament. He needed to become human so he can take on the punishment and death that is meant for us because of our sin.
When Jesus resurrected, the Holy Spirit manifested in our time today. God the Father and Jesus did not to leave us defenseless over the enemy.
They sent the Holy Spirit to fill our soul so we would feel loved, safe, strong and have the discernment to stay in God’s love.
Often times having too many to believe confuses us. The best way to make sure our faith is in the right track is to follow the Bible.
2.Seek Jesus and Follow Him. Knowing that Jesus is the truth, the way and the life so we can go to God the Father, we need to learn, understand and follow His words.
We can always pray to Jesus to reveal His message to us. He always answers through the Bible and the preaching at the church. God assures us this:
We need to know God’s Word ourselves by reading the Bible to make sure that we are not misled. Only then do we grow stronger in faith in a true God.
We can do this by praying to God to help us understand His word. It is best to write down our daily reflections of a Bible verse or Bible chapter in a journal.
We can always join a Bible study group to share and learn more of God’s Word.
3.Know what delights God. When we know God we learn to love Him more. We desire to act towards making Him happy.
No one can tell us more about God and what delights Him than God Himself.
It is greatly important that we keep our own Bible and have a devotion time with God. Pray first that God may speak to us and that we may truly understand Him.
As we read a Bible verse, we need to reflect on it and what it means in our lives.
There will be times He tells us He loves us, comforts us, encourages us, guides us, answers us, warns us, blesses us and commands us to follow His guidance.
Write down the verses that’s been read and the reflections about it. Say a prayer of thanks to God for His loving truth. God says that we make Him happy when we:
4.Know what God detests. Loving God means turning away from actions that anger and hurt Him. We can do this by searching and reading related Bible verses that warns us of actions that we should avoid.
God hates sin because it keeps us away from Him. Here are sinful actions that God detests:
5.Know God’s Promises. When we learn to trust God’s promises, the Holy Spirit make it easier for us to follow God and let go of actions that He detests. We grow more at ease and overcome trials.
We gain confidence and strength in God. It changes us into becoming God’s people who desires to be right and worthy of His Love.
We find inner peace and happiness knowing God will always take care of us and we can always call on Him to help us in our circumstances.
One of the preaching of a Pastor mentioned that there are over 8,000 promises that God speaks to us in the Bible.
All these God has kept and fulfilled for us. These are just some of God’s promises to us:
Some of us may not need God for now and that is okay. God will find a way to turn your life around back to Him. Just know that God loves you and misses you so much until you come home in His love.
Let’s help others find Happiness in God’s Truth. By all means, please Like and Share.
How has God touched your life positively and changed it? Feel free to talk with me in the comments.
Just when we think we got our whole life planned ahead of us and somehow got it quite figured out, suddenly out of nowhere comes a sudden plot twist.
Divine Interruption is when God would nudge us away from our busy lives to fulfill greater plans for us.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
He knows the best purpose for our life and God will help us accomplish it. “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” (Proverbs 16:3).
A life fulfilled in God is the happiest life. So how do we open up ourselves to God’s Divine Interruption?
1.Pay attention and Listen.
Gradually immerse yourself in God’s Word. Find a Christian group of friends to go on a journey in a loving relationship with Jesus. Read the Bible, Christian books and blogs. Go to a Christian church.
Watch or listen to Christian preaching of God’s Word. Write down God’s Word from reading the Bible, Christian books, Christian Blogs and from the Christian church. Pray for God to reveal His message to you.
Write a reflection of the Bible verses that you came across or heard from these sources. Pray that you may listen, remember and act accordingly to God’s Words.
When you seek God, you’ll be surprised with how He will take care of your struggles, provide you blessings and shower you with so much love.
The Word of God that you’ll come across is not an incident. God will speak to you and you’ll know it’s Him. When I first attended a Christian service, God spoke to me right away.
The Pastor preached about How to Outsmart the Lies of the Devil. I was going through a broken family that was filled with hate, anger, greed, pride and unforgiveness.
I’ve always did good but I’ve always felt like disruptive people have everything easy. God through the Pastor said that’s what the devil would want good people to believe so they stay far away from God.
When in reality, God has already overcome all our struggles for us and in the end, those who side with the devil will never win no matter how it seems disruptive people have everything easy.
We just need to arm ourselves with God’s Word. I cried because God knew my heart’s burdens. I used to mediate between mom and my brothers but nothing. They only become worse.
I lifted up my family and home to God. Ever since then, God is fixing my family. Home has become so peaceful and happy. I didn’t have to do anything on my own. Imagine a God who loves you completely.
He’ll fill up every void in your being and His love consumes your heart that it overflows. You won’t help but love Him more and more.
Believe and keep God’s Word as your truth. Pray that God provide you His Holy Spirit to help you live by God’s Words.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)
Even if we can be skeptic and cynical, be willing to put your trust in God. My academic and writing accomplishments, knowledge about Psychology and Law of Attraction and my financial abundance at work in the past has quite made me arrogant.
I thought I did everything my own but it was God revealing His power through me all along. For 7 years, God helped me overcome stress in a job I never liked but paid well.
He healed me from Post Partum Depression when my degree in Psychology can’t. He removed the painful internal lumps in my abdomen that I’ve suffered for 3 months even if I went to the doctor and took medication.
God answered my prayer when He turned my hubby into a Man of God. He dropped smoking and drinking. We learn God’s Words together. God made me and hubby stronger.
God never let me fall regardless of attacks from the devil. When you trust God and call on Him, He will always make a way for you.
Give all your love to God and keep His Word in your life. God keeps His promises when we obey Him with all our heart. As it was written in the Bible, disobedience comes with dark consequences.
I realized this the hard way. I remember God’s soft whisper in my heart when he asked me: “Write for me. Write about me.” I go: “Me? Who am I to speak your words, God? I’m scared I’d say the wrong things.” God didn’t force me and waited. Until I forgot about His request.
As I begin to obey Him little by little, God blessed me with a child. I had to leave the corporate world and be a mom. I went my own way but life has been so dark. The enemy attacked my family, finances and inflicted me with Post Partum Depression.
The darkness almost took my life. I cried to God and He healed me. God took me back to His church and when He gave me a chance to be a blogger, I remembered His request. God divinely interrupted me by blessing me with my child.
God spoke to me through the Pastor’s preaching when he quoted God’s Word:
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
God encouraged me with his Grace! And so I happily write for God and about God to you now.
Always talk to God. Keep a prayer time to give praise and thanks. Repent and ask for forgiveness. Humbly talk to God heart to heart about your needs and desires, as long as it is aligned with His will for you, God will fulfill it for you in His perfect time.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”(1 John 5:14)
When you follow God’s Word, He will always answer your prayers according to His plan and for your highest good.
“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” (John 15:7).
Continue to live by God’s Word no matter how challenging it may be. The Holy Spirit of God will help us do the right thing. God will answer you through the Bible or through the preaching at the Church.
“As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.” (2 Thessalonians 3:13).
Once you hear God’s whisper calling you to use your skills, talents, do good and share His Word, pray for God’s guidance and wisdom.
God will speak to you with encouragement and instructions. Just follow and set away your fears. God will make you worthy and qualified to do His task.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5)
When God divinely interrupts you, find delight in faithful obedience. Be excited! He is going to do amazing miracles in your life. Hardships may happen along the way but God will keep you strong to fulfill His plans.
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How has God divinely interrupted you? How are you going to respond to it? I’d love to know more about you through the comments.
There is no greater joy than truly having a deep and personal relationship with God – A great bond that is based on understanding Him and His great love for us. It is the kind of happiness that nothing in this world could ever measure.
God is happiness that is beyond compare. Happiness that stays, uplifts, empowers, nourishes and lights up the soul. It is happiness that is forever, secure, strong and unshakeable regardless of circumstances.
Even Science confirms this. Out of well designed research, 79% proved that a strong faith and being active in God’s works relates to higher emotional well-being, happiness and satisfaction in life.
On top of Happiness that comes from God, more research conducted between 1987 and 1995 confirmed that 21,000 adults who served God lived seven years longer.
What’s more is that Dr. Viktor Frankl wrote in his book “Man’s Search for Meaning” about how his Faith in God helped him survive in a Nazi concentration camp.
Remember the times your days were great, you have all you need and even more? That’s God making you smile and happy ever since He created you.
But what about those really painful things that happened? It was the enemy making you turn away from God. The enemy is working its way through other people to deceive you and destroy your soul. (John 8:44).
Often times because of the troubles caused by the enemy, we fall into this trap of blaming God. You see, God will never ever harm us. God loves us.
He only wants the highest good for us. He believes in us that even if the enemy tries to harm us, we will choose to always do the right thing.
You are special, worthy, valuable, beautiful and lovely. That’s how God sees you. That’s how He’ll let you see yourself and everyone through His eyes.
No matter what the lies of the enemy has told you to believe for so long, God always always loves you. His love is so great and true that He would send Jesus to save us from sin. (John 3:16).
The enemy was so jealous that he defiled our soul to keep us far away from God. We’ve become so impure that we are shamed to go to Him.
As God is just and merciful, He had to punish us because of our sins. He could have easily condemned us but God sent Jesus to take the punishment for us.
Through Jesus our souls are cleansed to be alive with eternal life and free from condemnation.
Our happily ever after with God awaits! Here’s how:
Seek God by praying. Pray to God with thankfulness, praise and repentance. Remember to be grateful to Him. His goodness gives us life.
The wonders of his love are truly praise worthy. Be truly sorry for all the wrong doings and decide to change them.
Ask God to reveal himself to you and help you fully understand. The Holy Spirit of God will open your mind and heart.
God will give you wisdom. He will guide your actions and show you the truth. He will awaken you to a beautiful life. (Proverbs 8:17)
Go to church to give thanks and praise to God. It is all about you communing with God with your whole heart, mind, soul and body.
Connect with a deeper and personal relationship with God.
3.Let God Speak.
God speaks through the Bible. He answers us all the time. He loves spending time speaking with us. For beginners in Faith like me, choose a New International Version of the Bible.
Make a devotion to read and understand God’s word everyday first thing in the morning. Start by reading a verse and reflect on it. Write the Bible verse and your reflections in a journal.
4.Join a Prayer and Bible Study Group.
Have fellowship with people who know and live God’s word. Be with people who share God’s word. Learn and grow with them.
5. Serve in God’s ministry.
Use your talents, skills and passion to actively share God’s word in the Church. You can join either a music, multimedia or preaching ministry.
Serve God with people who share their skills to bring people closer to God.
God loves to cheer us up. He gives us everlasting joy and shares His heavenly kingdom with us. God gives us desires that are good for us and more.
We just need to truly be willing to really know God so we can fully accept Jesus in our lives. And when we do, life becomes meaningfully happy.
Which of these ways make you feel closer to God? I’d love to know. Tell me in the comments and I’ll tell you mine. ^_^
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If you’re curious as me, this is a blogging game for bloggers. The best part? It’s all for the spirit of Positivity and connecting with each other.
For the nominees, here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
3. Nominate three bloggers for each post.
You can always use this article as template as you go along with this challenge.
For my 3rd and final day of this challenge, I leave you my 3rd favorite quote:
I love that God’s Word guides me to the right way of thinking and direction to a good life. This Bible verse clarifies to me the exact qualities of a Positive mindset. Whenever we get feelings of unworthiness, hopeless and lack of abundance. Never believe these lies! The enemy has been deceiving us too long.
The truth? We are all worthy of the greatest love, happiness and abundance! (John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”)
If God thought of saving you and me then we must be so special in His eyes. Yes, you! Me! Imagine that. God shows you that you’re worth everything. He looks at you and me as someone precious and dear. Let’s begin to value God, ourselves and everyone the same way.
When we learn the truth that comes from God, our thoughts become focused on being noble. We form our values, purpose and act on them. (Isaiah 32:8 But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.(NIV))
Gratitude, Love, Faith, Happiness, Mindfulness, Excellence, Truth, Creativity and Determination are my values. From these I discovered I could strive to be a better mom, daughter, sister, friend and wife to my loved ones.
I use my gift of writing and graphic designing to inspire people. So here I am in my simple ways, I keep on blogging to shine light to the world.
Our thoughts become right when we direct them towards our purpose. We become more helpful and loving because it is the right thing to do. Our intentions become pure because we are moved by kindness.
As we become filled with kindness,we begin to see the wonders of God, ourselves, others and the world as lovely. We awaken to become our higher selves with admirable qualities. These helps us to do more good things with excellence.
Our lives become meaningfully praiseworthy to God, ourselves and others. See how these qualities of a positive mindset works? It’s like a Domino effect and the aftermath? A great life.
So there, this is my 3rd Quote for this Blogging challenge.