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Friday, 30 January 2015

You Came To My Rescue (Your love came down)


Glory to God in the highest for His love endures for ever (Psalm 107:1) I thank God for giving me the understanding and the ability to grasp this song that was sang by Christy Nockels.

I'm forever grateful to God for His love over my life. I join the Psalmist to sing, I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live….(116:1).”

If It hadn't been for His love and mercy, what would have become of me? If you and I can think deeply of what He has done, stilling doing and many more that shall be done-we all will exalt Him deeply (Phil 4:6).

Verse 1
Freedom is a song I sing, I can't contain the joy You bring, 
All because of Your great love, Now I live
I was dead, but now I breathe, Awaken to Your grace so free, 
In the power of Your cross, Now I live

Pre-Chorus
Salvation, my freedom, You gave Your all for me, 
Forever You made a way for me

Chorus
And You came to my rescue, You came to my rescue Calling on Your name,
Calling on Your name, Love came down, You came to my rescue, You came to my rescue, Calling on Your name, Calling on Your name, Love came down, Your love came down, Your love came down, Your love came down

 Verse 2
 You're the light in the darkest night, You lead me through the storm and fire
 When all around my hope gives way, You're my rock
 You taught me how to sing Your song, You've overwhelmed me with Your love
 You set my feet to dancing now,You're my God

Do you ever feel like nobody likes you or really cares



                     


Do you ever feel like nobody likes you? I feel that way sometimes, too. I think it's natural to want people to like you. I mean, who doesn't want friends? But I struggle with wanting everyone to like me. And when they don't, it's easy for me to feel bad about myself.

When I was in primary school, primary six to be precise, I used to have this big group of friends, and in that group, there's one boy who hangs out mostly with the girls. Now I was raised with sisters, and I usually feel more comfortable hanging around with girls than with boys. And most of the time, girls feel comfortable hanging out with me, too. So I was starting to feel kind of hurt that the girls were hanging out with this guy and not with me because I kind of think, I am brilliant, nice, cool and fun to be with.

One day, it really started to bother me. I crawled in my bed and just started crying. I was like, "What's wrong with me? Why doesn't everyone want to be around me? Am I just not good enough? Am I just not likable?" I came up with all these reasons why people wouldn't want to hang out with me as much as I want. For instance, I have a strong personality, and I can be very passionate. I'm also very open, and I'll say what's on my mind. That's not always the best thing. Openness is good, but sometimes I'd be better off keeping my mouth shut. I figured if I changed my personality, people might like me better.

The day after my crying session, I decided I would try to be sweet and quiet—to be the girl everyone would love. But that just wasn't me.  Something is not right, And I thought, this is nonsense. It finally came to me that this whole thing wasn't about me. People want to be with who they want to be with and I can’t force people to be with me all the time. Those girlfriends of mine weren't choosing to not be around me. They didn't hate me. They were just hanging out with another person. That's the way life works and that’s the way it goes.

I guess what I've learned is that not everyone is going to love me. Not everyone is going to want to be around me all the time. It doesn't mean there's anything wrong with me. And it doesn't mean there's anything wrong with them. People are just different. Sure there are things about me that I need to work on. But I don't have to try to be everyone's best friend. I only need to be the person God made me to be.

If you are someone like me, all I can say is, please stop beating and condemning yourself, God created you and love you just the way you are. However, if you are too open and abrupt just like me, you might need to bridle your tongue at times. See what the word of God says in the book of first Timothy 2:9-15-  Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works……… 

Yes, self-control is the key. I only need to be the person God has made me to be by controlling myself (mouth, thought and action) through the help of the Holy-spirit. Yes, myself because in Christ I live, move and have my being. My life should be Christ like.

May God help us all and have a nice day!


AMS:Check Your HEART!!!


                                       
 Last year December, I was asking God for  instruction and direction on a particular situation and the question I asked God was – God what must I do for you to change this situation that stand as a stumbling block in my life? The answer was, your heart must be fixed on me.  Jeremiah 29:13 to 14 says that: You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.



At the beginning of January 2014, I was discussing some stuff with one of my family friend and I asked her to pray with me. And she said check your heart! I was really angry and I though why will she say something like that to me, after all I only ask her to pray with me. Or did she think I've backslide? I took it too personal, for days I was pondering on those three words (Check your heart) and again and again the word started echoing in my ears. Just of resent I begin to understand the message she was trying to pass across to me.

In Mark 7:21-23: Jesus pointed out the fallen condition of our hearts “From within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man unclean.”

You see, I may not understand my own hearts, but God does. He “knows the secrets of the heart” (Psalm 44:21). Jesus “knew all men, and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man” (John 2:24-25). Based on His knowledge of the heart, God can judge righteously: “I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings” (Jeremiah 17:10).

Our heart is the core of our being, and the Bible sets high importance on keeping our hearts pure: “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Proverbs 4:23).


The woman with the issue of blood had her heart fixed on Jesus and the fountain of blood coming out of her body for years dried up during an encounter with God. She didn't mind the filthy smell that was oozing out of her, in the midst of multitude that were following Jesus-all she wanted was her healing (Mark 5:25-29). Until our heart is right with Him, we will keep attracting garbage.

In the book of Mark 10:46-52. I can hear the blind Bartimaeus said, “If I don’t get the attention of Jesus today, I may not have the opportunity again.” So he screamed, “Jesus, the son of David, have mercy on me.” On seeing his heart (Bartimaeus), Jesus stood still to change his story. When He sees your heart beat for Him, He’ll stand to reverse your case. Jesus said to him, “your faith has made you well.”

The morale of the whole story is that the heart is the spiritual part of us where our emotions and desires dwell. This simply means wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.


May God help us by His grace to prepare our heart and to set our face like a flint, to study to show ourselves approved to God in 2015.  Amen! 

Stay blessed!
             

Thursday, 22 January 2015

AMS: Happy New Year to all my blog readers

When life gives you 100 reasons to be Worry and Cry in 2015, show life that you have 1000 reasons to be Grateful and Smile. 

Handle 2015 with Confidence and Faith. 

Keep the Faith and drop the Fear.
Happy New Year to all my blog readers!