Archive | July 14, 2013

The Dark Times in Life

Life can take a turn
You never thought it would
Suddenly so much can change
With so little that’s understood

You ask so many questions,
It seems without reply
Your heart is pained with so much doubt
And unanswered questions ‘why’

It’s almost like we walk through life
Just feeling our way around,
We can’t see the road ahead,
Nor our feet on the ground

Darkness is all about us,
We struggle to see the light
Just a glimmer now and then,
But then fades out of sight

We cry out to God again
To show us where to go,
He says, ‘Just take another step
To where peace freely flows’

And as we keep on taking steps
Guided by the Lord,
We find, in time, we walk into
The joy we knew before

It’s in those times of darkness,
When we feel we’ve lost all hope,
God can do a work in us
That brings a deeper growth

So when we face the dark times,
We should come before the Lord,
For good will come if we believe
And hope shall be restored.

MS.Lowndes

Choosen for a purpose

chosen3In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will,” (Ephesians 1:11)

When my father decided to entrust me running his company, he said” remember this, you are not only chosen by me but you really have to know that you are chosen by God. what does it mean, it mean, in addition to you run and keep the company in order  to still  exist, you must realize that you are God’s children, and I am sure you really know what  is meant by chosen and to be His child.”

I am pondered my Daddy’s words. Chosen by God! I was immediately reminded of a Bible verse from John 15:16: You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”  This the important point of my daddy’s words.

I interpret this verse that Not only did God create us, not only did He call us to believe in His Son Jesus, but God chose us to be His child. Chosen — it conveys the truth that we are special, preferred, and uniquely valued. Each one of us who believes in Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins can have confidence that she was chosen by God. Moreover, God has a purpose when He chooses me, I have to go and bear fruit!

There are two point about go and bear fruit. First, as God’s child we have to show spiritual virtues. It mean, we should to show fruit of the spirit as it is written in Galatian 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.The second point is, we have to trying to bring people to Christ! “and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.”(Luke 5:10)

That is my duty, as a chosen child by God, I have God’s purpose to do. I should to always show fruit of the spirit and to proclaim the tiding of joy and salvation to others. “As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.” (John 17:18)

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for choosing me to be Your child. Whenever Satan’s lies try to convince me that I am worthless, remind me of this amazing truth: the God of the Universe created me, revealed Himself to me and chose me to be His own. Enabled me to always show fruit of the spirit and bring many people to You. Amen.

Karina

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