Archive | June 27, 2013

Are You too busy for God?

busy timeI am on my way to the office when I received this devotional by email. My best friend in Japan sent me this good devotional which is very appropriate with my daily condition. And this evening I am pleased to share it to all of you.

When life gets you down and you feel like what’s the point to all this? There is not much time left in a day for the things you enjoy, because of all your responsibilities. Between working, taking care of your family, your home, and running around doing errands it’s easy to become exhausted. Well may I remind you that God has a purpose for your life, He has a purpose for you every day. Sometimes life does get pretty hectic and when it does we can feel overwhelmed, God tells us

“Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

If you feel like you haven’t heard from God and don’t really know what your purpose is then obey God’s word, be still, pray, and listen. Sometimes our daily purpose is something that doesn’t seem significant to us like taking care of your sick child. To Jesus when we care for the sick we are showing love and when we show love to others we love God as well. There might be times when God will bring people into our lives that are broken and your purpose is to reach out and comfort that person. No matter how small or big a purpose seems to us, to God they are all equally important.

Something to Ponder
We should be able to always find time for God even during the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If this is an area you struggle with maybe take a closer look at your daily priorities.
Is God at the top of your list?

 Thank you to my best friend Kimiko for sharing this devotional

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Your Name Written on the Cross

Carrying the crossWhen I took my breakfast with my parents this morning, my daddy suddenly asked me a question;

“My dear, do you remember a story about carrying a cross that I told when you start to replacing my position in the company?”

My mind immediately  recalled it story;

The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer. “Lord, I can’t go on,” he said. “I have too heavy a cross to bear.” The Lord replied, “My son, if you can’t bear its weight, just place your Cross inside this room. Then open another door and pick any Cross you wish. There are so many Cross with the name of their owners.” The young man was filled with relief. “Thank you, Lord,” he sighed, and did as he was told. As he looked around the room he saw many different Crosses; some so large the tops were not visible. Then he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall. “I’d like that one, Lord,” he whispered. And the Lord replied, “My son, that’s the Cross you brought in with your name written on it.”

“Yes, daddy “I replied. He smile at me

Then he asked me again; “Are you ready to carrying the cross that God gave to you?”

I am speechless. Thinking

“Are you? “

 I look his eyes and said: “Yes dad. I am ready to carrying the God’s cross. No matter how big the cross that I should have to bear. God has designed the cross which according to my ability and He trust me to know that I can carry it with His help.”

“Good. And then prove it, my dear princess “He said as he stroked my hair.

The conclusion of the story rang in my ears as my daddy explained it’s moral.God gives us a Cross to bear and he knows we be able to handle it. Each Cross was designed for us, and we will be the one that becomes a better person because of it. Like coal under intense pressure, it will become a diamond. There isn’t another cross more perfect for us, and no one else’s cross can replace it.

So since then, when I am challenged and am feeling weak, I remember this story, and I know that I need to give it to God. He knows I can handle it, and if I get tired He is the one that will help me continue on. And in the end, it’s not about the burden at all; what’s important is how you bear your cross and what you learn from the journey.

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Mathew 16: 24

Too often we think our burdens are the heaviest until we see the burdens that others carry.

Karina

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My Time with God

good_night

Dear God, today is my busy and exhausted day. There are so many things to do. Making a lot of important decision, reviewing and signing many document papers, and make sure that everything about company was running well. I was so tired but I am really happy can through my long day. Thank you for such a great day.

Dear my Father in Heaven, I knees under Your feet, I am very grateful for holding my hand along this day, thank you for Your great direction that You given to me. I realized that all I’ve done today is only about Your grace. Without lean to Your shoulder, without Your Wisdom and loving kindness, I am not capable of to done all the things I faced today. Thank you for Your mercy in every hard time that I Had. Thank you for leading me when I should have to make a difficult decision, I am surely trust that it all are not came from my knowledge and ability, but only from Yours. Because I am count on You.

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, now I handed my every next step to Your loving hand. Ihand over all ofmylifeintoYourcare. I am deeply believed that Your care is real for me when I totally surrender to You. Bless my whole life and my family; make us as Your instrument to send out Your light where ever we are. Make us as blessing for people around us so they also feel Your love and grace. Please take my sleep tonight in Your shade, hide me under Your wings and lean me on Your shoulder. Amen.

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

(Psalm 91:1-7, NIV)

Karina

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