I ♥ God’s Word

Psalms 119:127
“Therefore I love Your commandments
More than gold, yes, than fine gold!”

“How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (v. 103)

God’s words are a treasure, that we must always keep in our hearts, and keep digging it up for more of God’s understanding and revelation. His words are the sweetest things we could fill our mouths with, for His promises are sure and will certainly come to pass. Taste and see that the Lord is good, through His words.

“More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” (Psalm 19:10)

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On teaching, legalism, and young role models

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Most of my blog posts are birthed out from my devotionals, and sometimes I write them down as is. I’m not really good in fancy terms and words, and even not good in creating titles (haha). But I’m trying.

 

This one I wrote out of a growing burden about teaching and legalism inside the church. Continue reading

the ultimate reward

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. –Philippians 1:21-23, NKJV

 

Our lives, if we let the Spirit truly direct it, have two advantages. One is while we’re still alive and if we’re living in God’s holiness, righteousness, and living out His words and commandments, we can do more things for the Lord. Second is that after living according to His will and word, we then have the chance, finally, to be with the Lord. I think the greatest reward we could ever receive is to be finally with the One who created us. Be with the One who has forever truly loved and known us, since the beginning of time. Be with the One who has called us, though we haven’t seen Him, but because we live by faith, we know Him, we love Him. We believe Him whom we haven’t seen. That’s the ultimate reward we could ever have. To meet Him finally.

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close enough to hear

Come back to where and when you first desired God’s presence. It is not because you deserve it– the glory manifestation– but because God is a gracious God. You cannot add more to it. You are nothing without God. Always remember that. It is not by your own power nor your own strength, but it’s always by the Holy Spirit.

–written last April. I keep going back to my previous devotional writings and notes, because I know I can find wisdom in those posts. Some I just can’t believe that I wrote them down, or I’m not just aware (?), or I’ve forgotten most of it, because I keep on writing down all the thoughts. It’s good to look back and learn from the things God had spoken to me.

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. (John 15:4)

I remember John the Beloved. Among the four gospels, his is the most unique one. My theory is that he walked, stayed, listened very, very close to the Lord enough to hear words of wisdom, truth, and revelations different from the other three. Well that’s why he is called the Beloved :)

May we always desire to abide in the Lord– an intimate relationship with Him ♥

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I just miss writing in my blog… ciao for now, off to team practice for Sunday worship service! Glory to God! :)

the Word of God

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. (1 John 5:3)

For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding. (Psalm 47:7)

read-the-bible-throughRealization 02: The Word of God

NOTE: this is like a continuation of the previous post; thus the first verse connecting to the love of God :)

In worship, I believe that it is essential that the worshiper is knowledgeable in God’s Word. Not just knowledge, but passion and desire in studying His Word. One must dig deeper into God’s wisdom and understanding. A worshiper must also know the attributes of God— who He is, and what He does– and His promises and revelations through His Word. So I believe that it’s important to familiarize (NOTE: not to take for granted;  we know that “knowledge puffs up, but love edifies” [1 Corinthians 8:1]) oneself in the Bible. Continue reading

the Love of God

Last month I decided to social media fast.. I deprived myself from opening my Facebook and Twitter for seven days, and dwell in the wisdom and revelation of the Lord. Though seven days didn’t actually mean seven topics, but God is good and gracious that He let me realized five topics during those days.

REALIZATION 01: Love of God (and Love for Him)heart-gsz

Actually I didn’t write something about this, because during that day I expressed personally my love to God, to my Father, to my Abba (I didn’t write them down, because I’m really talking with Him as if He was in front of me at that time). He led me into various passages about His love, but first in the power of His grace and forgiveness over my faults and sins. Continue reading