Archive | June 3, 2013

When We Face Rejections

rejection

Though we often face in life,
Rejections of every kind,
We need to know it’s not the end
And to leave it all behind

And carry on with faith in God,
That He will see us through,
To fulfill what He has called us for,
The work we need to do

And sometimes these rejections,
Is a turning point in life
That lead to other avenues,
To bring our dreams alive

If we can only see this,
As a chance to expand our wings
And see there’s opportunity,
To fulfill our godly dreams

For God knows what’s best for us
And He will show the way,
We only need to trust in Him
And be on our knees each day

For He will bring it all to pass,
Releasing hope inside
As we keep walking with the Lord
And in His love abide.

Written by my favorite poem writer :  M.S.Lowndes

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When I say ” I am a Christian “

cross for Christian FormationWhen I say … “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting, “I’m saved”
I’m whispering, “I get lost!”
“That is why I chose this way”

When I say … “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak of this with pride
I’m confessing that I stumble,
and need someone to be my guide

When I say … “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong,
I’m professing that I’m weak,
and pray for strength to carry on

When I say … “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success,
I’m admitting that I’ve failed,
and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say … “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect,
my flaws are way too visible
but God believes I’m worth it

When I say … “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartaches
which is why I seek His Name

When I say … “I am a Christian”
I do not wish to judge
I have no authority,
I only know I’m loved!

Carol S. Wimmer

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LIFE

 

lifeLife is like a mysterious time in a clock,
No turning back.

Life is like a rough road,
Too many crossroads.

Life is like a series of books,
Full of different stories.

Life is like a soap and a bowl of water,
Wash the dirt and clean the germs.

Life is like a cup of coffee,
Sweet, bitter, and sour taste.

Life is like a music,
Feel the pitch, rhythm and dynamics.

Life is like a boat,
Sails against the tide.

Life is like a canvas board,
Paint it with vibrant colors.

Life is like a gift,
Cherish it or loathe it.

Life is like a constant visit,
Needs a daily reflection.

Life is like a tunnel, full of darkness
Yet reaching toward the light.

Life is like an empty bowl,
Fill it with hard work.

Life is like a death of Jesus,
For the forgiveness of sins.

Life is like a…

There are so many definitions about life and it always depends upon a person how he/she sees it.

Written by Alon Calinao Dy

Let go and let God.

camelThere was once a man who was on his way back home from market with his camel and, as he had a good day, he decided to stop at a Church along the road and offer his thanks to God.

He left his camel outside and spent several hours offering thanks to God, praying and promising that he will be a good person in the future, help the poor and be a righteous man.

When he emerged it was already dark and behold – his camel was gone!

He immediately flew into a violent temper and shook his fist at the sky, yelling: “God! How could you do this to me? I put all my trust in you and then you have done this to me!”

A passing believer heard the man yelling and chuckled to himself. “Listen”, he said, “Trust God but, you know, ties up your camel.”

Let go and let God.

Letting go and letting God be in control does not mean that we sit around and do nothing, but rather that we act on the promises of God and live them out.

Trusting God means both that we wait on him for guidance and direction – and it also means that we get going in the direction he points us in. Trusting God means waiting on him for direction, and it also means using the minds and gifts that he has given us to head in that direction.

As long as we head in that direction in his strength and not in our own, as long as we continue to trust him along the way and even let him make mid-course corrections, we can be confident that we are trusting him and walking in his power and not our own.

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Your Simple Gesture Could Be Life Saving

Mark was walking home from school one day when he noticed the boy ahead of him had tripped and dropped all of the books he was carrying, along with two sweaters, a baseball bat, a glove and a small tape recorder. Mark knelt down and helped the boy pick up the scattered articles.

Since they were going the same way, he helped to carry part of the burden. As they walked Mark discovered the boy’s name was Bill, that he loved video games, baseball and history, and that he was having lots of trouble with his other subjects and that he had just broken up with his girlfriend.

They arrived at Bill’s home first and Mark was invited in for a Coke and to watch some television. The afternoon passed pleasantly with a few laughs and some shared small talk, then Mark went home.

They continued to see each other around school, had lunch together once or twice, and then both graduated from junior high school. They ended up in the same high school where they had brief contacts over the years.

Finally the long-awaited senior year came and three weeks before graduation, Bill asked Mark if they could talk.

Bill reminded him of the day years ago when they had first met. “Did you ever wonder why I was carrying so many things home that day?” asked Bill. “You see, I cleaned out my locker because I didn’t want to leave a mess for anyone else. I had stored away some of my mother’s sleeping pills and I was going home to commit suicide. But after we spent some time together talking and laughing, I realized that if I had killed myself, I would have missed that time and so many others that might follow.

So you see, Mark, when you picked up those books that day, you did a lot more, you saved my life.”

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