Your cross = BRIDGE to GLORY

One day, a man said to his two servants, “I have stored all wealth, uncountable gems, gold up there in the peak of the mountain, but you must climb up this mountain first so you can reach the peak. But you must carry this cross to the peak, I have given you the same sized, same weighted cross. It won’t be easy, it will be tough, but if you make it, then you will receive those rewards.”

Both of the servants agreed to take the cross with them to climb up the mountain. the first one said “this cross is very heavy, I need to rest a bit, eat, and then I will regain my strength to continue with my journey”, the secon one said to himself “why must I carry this heavy thing. Ah I know, I’m gonna cut this cross down a bit. besides, no one will notice, and our master told nothing about we’re not able to cut down this load a bit.” then the first one take a rest, and the second one cut it down, and they continue the journey.
the journey was getting harder and harder, the climb gets more steep, the road gets more rocky, the the second time the first one said to himself, “this is getting too hard for me, I need to rest down to regain my power to continue”, meanwhile the second one said “I don’t think the first cut is enough to lighten my load, I’m going to cut a little bit more”… then they continue walking
The wind was so strong and hot, the sun is sitting on top of their head, they got thirsty, tired, and think this was too much to bear, they just want to stop, but somehow the second one looked more cheerful than the first, he was not as tired as the first one. the first one said to himself “This is too hard, I’m so tired, I need to stop here for a while, yet I don’t know why my friend looked as he is not as tired as I am.” and so he asked the second “why do you look stronger than I am? we’re both on the same journey, facing same obstacles, carrying same load, but somehow you just not as exhausted as I am?” The second said to himself “That’s because I’m smart and you’re dumb, you never think of cutting off the cross. I know, I’m going to cut it even more, so things will get easier for me to finish this journey”, but he said to the first “no, i’m just as tired as you”. then they continues until at last they reach the peak of the mountain.
to their surprise, there was no gold, jewels, not such things at all, only a very steep cliff between them and the opposite side of the mountain. But wait, they see something. On top of the opposite mountain, they saw their master, with all the moeny, gold, gems, wealth, anything they could ask for…..
But, how can they cross the cliff to go to the other part of the mountain whew their master waited for them?
The first one said, “ah I know, I’m gonna use this cross as a bridge to cross this cliff so I can get where my master is”, and so he did. the master said to the second one, “come my servant, use your cross just as your friend use it to cross from there to here, I have all you can ever need and ask for here!” Yet when the second one  tried to lay the cross down, turned out that it was too short to cross. The end cannot reach the other part of the mountain…
When we are faced with troubles, burdens, don’t ask God to make your burden easier, to cut down your cross. Instead ask Him to give you more strength, more wisdom, more patience, to help you finish your journey. When He gives you “cross”, He meant it for your glory, He wants us to pass our test and give us the glory and rewards He already stored. Yet, when we keep trying to cut down our cross, we can ended up being not able to cross and enjoy all the good things He already prepared. Remember, every time we’re tempted to pray “God take this load off of me, this is too much for me, I can’t bear it, make it easier please”, change it to “God I know this is not easy, but this cross I must bear is the bridge to all the glory You have prepared, so help me God, give me more strength to endure it, and to finish it with joy, to please You all the way. I can’t do it on my own, but I know You are with me, helping me all the way.”
Finish strong
God bless
-luz-
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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

A Warrior BRIDE

Joel 2:4-12

A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns; the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yes, and none has escaped [the ravages of the devouring hordes].

4 Their appearance is like the appearance of horses, and like war horses and horsemen, so do they run.

5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of the mountains they leap—like the noise of a flame of fire devouring the stubble, like a mighty people set in battle array.

6 Before them the peoples are in anguish; all faces become pale.

7 They run like mighty men; they climb the wall like men of war. They march each one [straight ahead] on his ways, and they do not break their ranks.

8 Neither does one thrust upon another; they walk every one in his path. And they burst through and upon the weapons, yet they are not wounded and do not change their course.

9 They leap upon the city; they run upon the wall; they climb up on and into the houses; they enter in at the windows like a thief.

10 The earth quakes before them; the heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened and the stars withdraw their shining.

11 And the Lord utters His voice before His army, for His host is very great, and [they are] strong andpowerful who execute [God’s] word. For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible, and who can endure it?

12 Therefore also now, says the Lord, turn and keep on coming to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning [until every hindrance is removed and the broken fellowship is restored].

Run like a horse

Walk with burning passion

Infiltrate every strongholds

Unstoppable generation

to the peak of our destiny

Finish Strong

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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God of second chances (English version)

Let’s run and leave all the burden that continues to hinder us …

no matter what we have made in the past, actually God is ever ready to forgive us and give us a whole new beginning, and he was so eager to deliver us from all the things that still bind us to fully living the real life within Him. He is not a god who said: okay now that you have made so many sin, its impossible for you to change, and I am so fed up with you, do not ever get close to me again! NO, He is the One who said: a drooping reed would not be broken

but we need to realize there is a false paradigm that has dwell inside our community for so long, and that’s what is hindering us to be all God wants us to be, what is it? Continue reading