Thursday, June 15, 2006

Christians' Facing Fear

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Fear is one factor that can confuse the Christian faith. Yes, even Christians have their own fear, they have a darkside that are hidden into a place one could not possibly take away except of course by God's hand. But there is a way we can go beyond and learn from it. We can do so because He gave every human being strength and that strength of a Christian is not a temporal one but it is a strength that will carry them in any kind of situation that fear can manipulate. It is an eternal blessings.

There are other explanations of course that were given but each one of them are lacking the actual explanation that deals with the main dilemma of fear, but I can say that they are not as prominent today, and space forbids further exploration.
We have always marveled on why God allows us to go through certain fear and undergo a certain painful circumstance. I say, just because we find it difficult to imagine such reason God may have, it does not mean that no such reason exists.

Because of the limitations of the human perspective, we are only able to see a few apparent threads of the great tapestry of life and of the will of God (if you believe in God). Even though we do not have the full grasp of the picture to view it. That is why God have called us to trust Him. For a believer, God has a reason for allowing painful circumstances to come our way – even if we cannot grasp it – by this, our fears involves drawing us closer to Him.

This question about fear may always be occurring from us. This will not be the only time we might be asking but expect our selves to keep on repeating the same question again and again. But the thing to consider is in what we do to get over this fear and how to get our satisfaction answered and only by putting our trust in Him. We may say, “It is sound silly, if He is a good God, why he needs us to feel this fear.” Yes, we could say that because we are subjected to it to question God, and we all do. We may not understand that purpose in the “temporal NOW”, but however exists – our inability to discern why we fear sometimes happen to us and does not disprove God’s benevolence, it merely exposes our ignorance.

As God is the author of life, and He is also the author of hope – hope will go above fear and all its blessings flow from Him.

No matter how mysterious life seems to acquire, there are always possibilities.

Psalms 36:9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Fear - Are You A Pessimist?

Not everyone is ready to accept the thought that "the best is yet to come." This is true for a number of reasons.

- Some are content to live in the past. They delight in the "good old days."

- Many are content to live mediocre. They are content to drift from day to day.

- Insecurity hinders many people from believing that the best is yet to be. They want to hold on to their position or things. They will never know the excitement of laughing out by faith, or waiting for the great things of tomorrow.

- Negative thinking guides the decisions and attitudes of many people. They choose to accept the premise that the worst is yet to come. They will get what they wish for if they are not careful.

- Many more have no goals for theirs lives. They don't know where they are going today, much less tomorrow.

- A few think they don't have any needs. They are please with the way things are in their lives. They forget that there is always room for improvement in our lives.

- Fear is always a major enemy to progress. It also hinders us from becoming excited about the future.

The life of the Christian is not as always bright as like sunshine. It always has the seasons of lowliness, or darkness and may full of trials. This life may not be a perfect life to live, and some of us still living in darkness of fear. We are afraid to try to escape from that darkness.

What is it that makes stopping us to move on and living in fear?

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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Friday, April 14, 2006


God's divisions of mankind are based entirely upon the spiritual condition of the human heart!

Henry David Thoreau once said, "The mass of men live lives of quiet desperation."

The natural man is ego centered. He basically functions and seeks his fullfillment in the five human senses.

The spiritual man is able to make right decision, understand the scriptures, and live in God's perfect will.

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Shaped for Glory

During the Great Depression, a good man lost his job, exhausted his savings, and forfeited his home. His grief was multiplied by the sudden death of his precious wife. The only thing he had left was his faith – and it was weakening.

One day he was combing the neighborhood looking for work. He stopped to watch some men who were doing the stonework on a church building. One of these men was skillfully chiseling a triangular piece of rock. Not seeing toward the top of the building and said, “See that little opening up near the spire? That is where it goes. I am shaping it down here so it will fit in up there.”

Some of you are going through troublesome times. You may be experiencing some personal problems, or some heartbreaking sorrow. Or perhaps you are enduring some painful physical illness. Or it may be something else-maybe even too excruciating to talk to anyone about.

The blows of the hammer and chisel hurt. Does it really hurt?

But hold on to your faith. These difficulties will not get you down. They are only temporary. Glory is coming. Just keep in mind – it is the harsh blows to the outward man that often bring the greatest strength to the inner man. Keep praying, keep believing. The Master has to do some shaping of us down here so we will lift in up there.

Psalms 25:20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Humble - Seek My Face

DL Moody used to say, "You can always tell when a man is far from God - he is always talking about himself, how good he is. But the moment he sees God with the eye of faith, he is down on his knees, and like Job, he cries, "Behold, I am vile."

This may not an easy realization to come to - to see that while we may be morally clean we are vile in our own righteousness.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

This verse particularly dealt with the humility in each of us. With hope that the part in us which He created from his own image reflects its way back to Him. How gracious is He to give us all the means to get back to our destine path no matter how stubborn we had become. It was very simple, God only needs us to acknowledge and to seek Him just as a father needs from his son. I do believe that if we humble our selves before God that makes us ready to be blessed by all His grace.


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Tuesday, February 28, 2006


I did not come this far - nor to this place - alone, but in the presence and power of my God.

The circumstances of this are not greater than my God. He knows them better
than I do, yet He permits. And He will overcome them within me if I will allow Him.
Mine is not to fret as though He does not know, or care, or cannot overcome.
Mine is to walk on the knowing that He is here.

I am His by His creation, and His new birth. I am His to do with as He chooses
to bless or to use up, to serve or to simply endure. The day belongs to my Lord,
and it is the only day I have to serve and glorify Him.

And so I shall give all that I have and am that for this one day He shall be honoured.

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Monday, February 20, 2006

Deceitful Heart

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and
desperately wicked: who can know it?

The verse is telling me that the corrupt heart is the worst
enemy the fallen creature can have. It is full of evil devices,
of deceit, of folly, and abomination. No matter how we hide our
heart's secret but only God can examine our own deeds
by the malice of our hearts.

"Be careful with your thoughts, they may become words in any moments"

God bless you and Goodnite!

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