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God’s Blessing

God Blessing

The man whispered “God, speak to me”
And a meadowlark sang.
But the man did not hear.

So the man yelled “God speak to me!”
And the thunder rolled across the sky.
But the man did not listen.

The man looked around and said “God let me see you”
And a star shone brightly.
But the man did not notice.

And the man shouted “God show me a miracle”
And a life was born.
But the man did not know.
So, the man cried out in despair.
“Touch me God and let me know that you are here!”
Whereupon God reached down and touched the man.
But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

Don’t miss out on a blessing because it isn’t packaged the way you expect.

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Pray at All Times

Prayer all the time

When we’re in need of guidance
Through times we cannot see
Just where we are heading
Or where we ought to be

When we need more faith
Through times that we doubt,
For those times when we question
What life is all about

When we’re in need of comfort
Through times of so much grief,
Those times when our hearts ache
And we have so many needs

When we need a friend
Through times when we’re lonely,
Those times when there’s no one,
Just God and us only

When we need more power
For those times we’re attacked
The struggle with temptation
Is one of Satan’s traps

When we have His blessings
Abundant in our lives
When things are going well
And doors open wide

Through all of these times
In life that we go through,
One thing is very certain
In what we all should do

That we should never cease
From a lifetime of prayer,
For praying opens heaven’s doors
And causes us to hear

What God wants to say to us
And the things He longs to show
So we can walk in His perfect will
Wherever we shall go.

MS.Lowndes

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A God of Hope

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I just want to say thank you
For this life you’ve given me,
For all the wondrous blessings,
For setting my spirit free

You are such an awesome God
Who only gives the best,
Giving us a life of hope
When we face all kinds of tests

For often we face in life,
Struggles of every kind,
Little things can get us down
And peace is far from our minds

But you give hope to carry on
No matter what we face,
When we feel like giving up,
Unable to finish the race

You step in just in time
With angels heaven sent,
To encourage us to carry on
And to give us extra strength

So I praise you, Lord, for whom you are
And for all that I can be,
For I’d never have a better life
Apart from your life in me.

 MS.Lowndes

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Let Me Pray

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Dear God in Heaven, tonight let me pray…

Where there is animosity, let me sow a love, as Thou taught me:  Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:39).

Where there are mistakes let me sow forgiveness, as you said:Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”(Ephesians 4:32).

Where there is indecision, let me sow a faith, because:” Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrew 11:1).

Where there is darkness, let me sow the light, as Your commands: “Make your face shine on your servant and teach me your decrees.”  (Psalm 119:135.)

Where there is sadness, let me sow a joy, like Psalm said: “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence,   with eternal pleasures at your right hand. “(Psalm 16:11)

Where there is misery, let me sow consolation, because:Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.”(Philemon 1:7).

Where there is despair let me sow a hope, as it is written: “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” (Romans 8:24-25).

Dear Lord, Make me a blessing for those people around me, as Thou has given me a remarkable blessing, as Your word says: “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12). Amen!

Karina

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Look Beyond The Blessing.

I am very happy because today my company was held a morning devotions for the first time. Originated from some Christian managers, they propose and asked me a permission to hold a morning devotional every Monday at 6.30 AM. I was very surprised and I immediately agreed without hesitation. I even told them I would attend those devotions. And now, I would like to share summary of the devotions this morning.

Psalm 3:8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people.

Jesus told His disciples to go into the deep waters and let down their nets for fish. When they did, their nets were filled up with fish to the point of breaking. Being fishermen and businessmen, they may have been tempted to start doing business. I mean, think how much they could make!

But God had a different purpose. The disciples’ occupation as fishermen was just a vehicle for God to demonstrate His great power and love. He wasn’t blessing them with fish so that they would get excited about fishing — He was blessing them with fish so that they could get their eyes off their fishing and on to the greater call He had for them! Thankfully, they left the fishing business and went off with the Lord to do great and mighty things.

Too many of us are wrapped up in fish. We seek the Lord for His blessings, prosperity, and success. But true discipleship is focusing not on the blessings of the Lord, but on the Lord of the blessings!

We can rejoice in our blessings, but let’s not dwell on them! Let’s set our eyes on the Lord and the calling He has for us. When He sees that we have pure and willing hearts, He will be faithful to use us to accomplish His glorious plan! Amen.

Karina. (Devotional by Pastor Albert Tan)

 

In YOU

In You

In You,

My eyes opens to see how beautiful Your creation

My ears opens to hear how great and wonderful Your words

My heart opens to know how deep is Your love to me

My mind opens to understand how incredible Your plans upon me.

My mouth opens to proclaimed how powerful You are

In You,

I am strong and always strengthened, bold to deal with many problems

Tears no more within suffering, weakness no more within temptation

Shining light within the darkness, stray I am not. Hopeless I am not within love and mercy

 Faithless no more within Your Faithfulness, doubt no more within Your mightiness

Only Joys, peace, blessing, divine abundance, and serenity upon me

In You, I trust, I am strong in the strength of You.

Karina

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My Night Reflection

 

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I may not understand clearly about every temptation that I faced. But as God said: “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

 I believe my Lord will not give me poisonous snake for those people who ask for bread. One thing that I should have to remember and embed in my deeply heart is everything that God has given to me, it all is so beautiful.

God’s hand was embroidering my life with a glorious and exalted creation. The time will become and I will behold the rainbow of His love.

 God, I am grateful for Your promises. You make me strong standing on all of life temptation. You make me courageous to face every tribulation. You make me more comprehend to Your plan and will.

Dear Lord in heaven, I ask you to take my sleep under your promises, so tomorrow when I wake up in the beautiful morning I will behold your glorious and exalted creation. Embroidery my dreams with your loving hand and let everything I get is just according to Your will and plan. Not mine. Send Your Holy angel, let me sleep on their arms and keep me in peace. And let your blessing be upon me. Amen

Karina

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When God says ” No ! “

 

when God says No

I asked God to take away my pride.
And God said “No”.
He said it was not for him to take away,
but for me to give it up

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
And God said “No”.
He said her spirit was whole,
her body was only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience.
And God said “No”.
He said patience is a by-product of tribulations.
It isn’t granted, it is earned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
And God said “No”.
He said he gives me blessings,
happiness is up to me.

I asked God to spare me pain.
And God said “No”.
He said suffering draws you apart from worldly
cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
And God said “No”.
He said I must grow on my own.
But he will prune me to make me fruitful.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life.

And God said “No”.
He said I will give you life,
that you may enjoy all things.

I ask God to help me LOVE others,
as much as he loves me.
And God said, “Ah, finally you have the idea”.

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