Sunday, July 11, 2010

Why, Hello There.

He sees every situation in which he finds himself as the means of obtaining a greater knowledge of Jesus Christ, and he has an attitude of unrestrained abandon and total surrender about him. The Holy Spirit is determined that we will have the realization of Jesus Christ in every area of our lives, and He will bring us back to the same point over and over again until we do.

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Not trying to be too spiritual here but ok, let's simply think of it this way. If you found yourself stuck at the same situation you're trying to get out of over and over again for the past, what, idk, few months, years? then point is, most probably, a lesson is being taught here. And one doesn't need to be a rocket scientist to come to that point.

Guts, patience, the right perspective. I need that to move beyond feelings. Sprinkled with utmost confidence that life was made both hard and wonderful for everyone. Yea? YEA.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Hosea's Wife

“But then I will win her back once again.
I will lead her into the desert
and speak tenderly to her there.
I will return her vineyards to her
and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope.
She will give herself to me there,
as she did long ago when she was young,
when I freed her from her captivity in Egypt.
When that day comes,” says the Lord,
“you will call me ‘my husband’
instead of ‘my master.’
O Israel, I will wipe the many names of Baal from your lips,
and you will never mention them again.
On that day I will make a covenant
with all the wild animals and the birds of the sky
and the animals that scurry along the ground
so they will not harm you.
I will remove all weapons of war from the land,
all swords and bows,
so you can live unafraid
in peace and safety.
I will make you my wife forever,
showing you righteousness and justice,
unfailing love and compassion.
I will be faithful to you and make you mine,
and you will finally know me as the Lord."
(Hosea 2:14-20)

When I prayed for peace and inexhaustible love, I was pointed out the story of Hosea. It's amazing how God used this man to save Israel. God told him to marry a prostitute - and that's got to be something. An odd situation to be in but God used his life to illustrate His love for the Israelites, that even if they chose to worship other gods, He remained faithful. Indeed, we have somehow been an 'Israelite' for a while. We get distracted by other things that keeps us on on our toes, that takes our eyes away from him. But the beauty of God's love is it invites us and sustains us.

My faithfulness is required. :)

The Road to Jericho

I lay down and slept,
yet I woke up in safety,
for the Lord was watching over me.
I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies
who surround me on every side.