Finally back

Soo, hi guys

It’s been a while since I post the last in this blog, and I just want to share how much much much I really longs for just simply have a close relationship without thinking about any achievement, any responsibility. Just sit down and enjoy God for who He is, and the realization He brought me because of this…
I’ve been very busy lately, since I went out of home at 6.30 am and go back home (usually) at 6.30 pm, so it literally just 12 hours working time, not mentionsing if I need to do extra work, and spend extra time out of home….. and it drains my passion, my energy.. well it’s just exhausting

But today is the time when I can simply just having my quiet time peacefully, enjoying and savoring the time when I meet my Creator, my Lover, my Father, who always give me the right amount of help, courage, love, patience, any thing you can ever hope for, when you just simply come to have relationship with the Father.

I’ve heard many ppl say that because of their job, they can’t have the quiet time they used to have. maybe they just busy, and the weariness creeps and many worrisome things fulfill their thoughts and they only can spare merely 10 or 15 minutes to see God. and it can’t be a wholesome awesome relationship, instead it’s just out of routine, obligation, or even fear that God will hit them, punish them if they don’t say “hi” to Him.

but what I really realized is, God wants RELATIONSHIP and NOT YOUR ACHIEVEMENT. He died for us even when we don’t know anything about Him, when we are still sinners, when we still have and want our own way… He come for us, and offer us an acceptance that’s not based on what the world value.

we often see God as the world sees us. that He will accept us if we are smart, or if we are talented, we have achieved somthing to GET HIS approval, and so the list goes on.

but He merely want us to respond to Him, He wants us to RECEIVE HIS UNFAILING LOVE. The love that’s never based on our performance, instead it’s based on His character and personality.

He does wants us to success, to become a faithful servant that’s worthy of the trust put in us. Yet He doesn’t want us to do it out of fear, and to GET His approval.

He already approve of us, because when He sees us, He sees JEsus blood that has been poured upon us and cleanse us of all our sins.

and if any of you are in the middle of feeling unworthy because you cannot do things FOR GOD the way you used to be, please do come to Him, He wants YOU, not YOUR WORKS. Just tell Him all your situations, and tell Him about the longing of your heart to be close to Him once again, and ask Him to help you find any possible modifications of your schedule today, just so you can draw close to HIm (James 4:8)… after all He is this world OWNER, therefore why don’t we push more for a relationship with Him, instead of trying to make everything “work” on our own?

Yes we need to do our part, but remember God still has HIS part to do also, and He is GOD
repeat with me please!!!! HE is? G.O.D. final marks
do what you can do and trust God to do what you cannot do

You will fulfill the purpose of your life with His grace, God’s wings will get you to the place you need to go, but it’s not apart from Him, it’s when you face your daily life with Him holding your right hand and give you victory over victory (Isaiah 41:10)

Amen

Hope this blessed and knocked the door of anyone who read this post.
Come back to GOD.

luz-

and please go check this video, it will touch and brings back your heart to Him

this is a part of it’s lyrics:

Before the world began,
You were on his mind.
And every tear you cry,
Is precious in his eyes.
Because of his great love,
He gave His only Son.
Everything was done so you would come.

Come to the Father,
though your gift is small.
Broken hearts, broken lives,
He will take them all.
The power of the word,
the power of His blood.
Everything was done so you would come.

Nothing you can do,
Could make Him love you more.
And nothing that you’ve done,
Could make Him close the door.
Because of His great love,
He gave His only Son.
Everything was done so you would come.

Taken from: http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/australia_hillsongs/before_the_world_began-lyrics-204930.html#ixzz3Bfv47HQT

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How do we love?

1 John 4:16

And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.

“Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth” 1 John 3:18

how do you show His love from within you today?

Many ways we can show love, and I just want to share so it can bless and give some ideas or insight how we can bless and reach out to someone today.

praying for the loved ones, fulfill their needs, by listening to their story instead of insisting my own belief to them, by correcting them although I know the correction can hurt them, praising their good deeds, cheering them up when they feel down, investing your time for them by chatting, listening, helping, or even cooking for them.

How have you or will you get in the love walk today?

it doesn’t have to be perfect, but as we keep doing our best and keep on loving, the Bible said that God’s love is keep flowing within and through our lives.

God bless^^

luz

ONE at a time

Are you still struggling with the same addiction? Still having a war with bad habits? you wish you can be a better person, someone who has different confidence level, who has different kind of body types, noses, body weight, etcetc… Its a never ending list anyway…

We all have one or more thing we don’t particularly like about ourselves, or maybe it showed itself with the pattern of always having something to complain about our lives… Well, that’s normal, I did that, and sometimes I do fall in the same old pattern, but the good news is we can enjoy our journey, where we are right now, while we’re heading to our goals, to the place where we want to be.
I just wanted to share one or two words of encouragement, for you who accidentally come across my blog, and who knows, maybe somebody out there needs this kind of encouragement?
What is it in your life that you wanna get rid of? The “always late” habit? That belly fat? Those unhealthy, binge eating habit? Whatever, you mention! We always have something to be improved or to change in our lifes for the better, and I do believe that we are well able to do that? Why, you say? Because I believe that God has provided us the strength to live the best life He provided for us by Jesus sacrifice. Jesus didn’t die for us so we can have a mediocre, average, defeated, self rejection life, wouldn’t you agree?
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13 NLT)
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. (John 10:10 NLT)
We need to take ONE DAY AT A TIME. But if I translate it to our topic it would be, ONE HABIT AT A TIME. Start with one habit, and work on it, diligently, daily, until you get the result you want.
For that to take place, we need to keep good perspective on OUR JOURNEY. And what is it? Keep thinking about the goal, keep thinking for the slim you, the patient you, the punctual you, the nicer you. Its important for us not to think about how overwhelming our bad habits had taken us? What should be sacrificed, and how hurtful it will be? No, none of them is equally important to what God has in store for you, none of them is worth to be compared to how great your life would be if you develop those good habits.
For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. (2 Corinthians 4:17, 18 NLT)
Right now I’m also developing new habit to drink only water, or non sweetened beverages for most days of the week. I’ve been wanting to develop healthy habits but never have enough courage and determination to finish it. But knowing this truth sets me free. I don’t have to burden myself with so overwhelming bad habits list that need to be changed, but I just need to take one habit at a time, and use the strength God gives me one day at a time.
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. (Matthew 6:34 NLT)
What about you? Are you ready to change ONE HABIT AT A TIME? Are you ready for the rich and satisfying life in front of you? I hope so, and pray so.
God bless
-luz-

A Person of Purpose

We need to have purpose in everything that we do, if not we will left feel empty and pointless. Most of the time, we want instant gratification of our desires, why wouldn’t we? we like that feeling of satisfaction, of having our “current needs” fulfilled. Yet is that the way it should be? Continue reading

The power behind the word ALL

This small word “ALL” can be easy enough to be forgotten, yet hold such a wondrous strength within itself in meaning. The word “ALL” changes everything when you put it in its proper place in a sentence.

Romans 11:36

36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. [For all things originate with Him and come from Him; all things live through Him, and all things center in and tend to consummate and to end in Him.] To Him be glory forever! Amen (so be it).

Eph 4:6 (NIV)

one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

1 Pet 5:7 (AMP)

Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you.

1 Cor 10:31 (NIV)

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Do you see it (All)? Don’t us tend to overlook this powerful word?

He knows ALL things, He has ALL powers, He is the Creator of ALL, He is the Ruler of ALL, He is King over ALL, He is OVER ALL, THROUGH ALL and IN ALL!

He knows ALL your weakness, He understands ALL your fear, anxieties, whatever you can mention, He holds ALL answer to your questions, prayers, anything. He loves you with ALL the love you long for….. this can goes on and on  and on (and I think ALL has no limitation, or has it? the limit is…. ALL there is)

and only Him can fulfill ALL your needs! yes He may do that with people, yes He may reach you through your loved ones, yes He might have approached you with His blessings, but the bottomline is HE works THROUGH ALL of it.

I once read a wonderful statement, and I might have missed it unless I took some time to ponder its meaning.

It sounds like this:

“Give God your ALL, and let HIM be your ALL in ALL”

let the very dear one who reads this post, also ponder its meaning in your own life!

Small potatoes vs lavish celebration

Hi guys, its been a while since i ve been updating my blog, coz there are so many things to do. but somehow today I reaaally feel the urge of sharing these encouragement God has been speaking to me through these days.

it comes from 2 Cor 4: 16-18, the Message states that:

16 So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. 17 These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. 18 There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.

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