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 ┬átried 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-

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