“6Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! 7Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work,8 they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter.” Proverbs 6:6-8. God has blessed us with a brand New Year; indeed we are very grateful but what can we do to experience such blessings and express our gratitude to Him? I have not written anything since the beginning of this New Year because I have been so anxious (not in a bad way) about a lot of things,
Merry Christmas to you! Yes, Jesus Christ is the Reason for the Season. We are forever grateful to God!
I am not a Theology Scholar, yes I study the Bible so I must say I have always had this curiosity about how some of the Apostles actually passed away. Well, I saw this article with a heading “How The Apostles Died” by Unblamable Matthew posted on Facebook, I read through it and I was in awe; it was exactly what I have been hoping to get ( I don’t know how true the info is but I am glad I saw this article). Reading through it made me realize how selfless these people were, they were totally sold out to the mission.
"Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete." John 16:24 The universe has been created in such a way that when we ask, if we ask in confidence in the name of Jesus, it will be given to us. Amazing, right? God knows what we need even before we ask for it.Oftentimes though we are confused and we don’t know what we really want.
Life is just what is it; bad things happen, good things also happen, it is part and parcel of life. Even great men and women of God went through such phases as documented in the Bible. If this is how life is, so how we handle such phases in life? I don’t think there is a generic answer to this question as we face different challenges which of course require different solutions. However, I believe there can be one Source that all those different solutions can originate from, no matter how different our challenges may be.
I thank God for my emptiness. It is like a gift wrapped haphazardly by the Giver in an unappealing wrapper. You wouldn’t know how beautiful it is until you’ve opened it. If it wasn’t for that hungry pang for something better, I wouldn’t have strived harder. If it wasn’t for that emptiness, I wouldn’t have been desperate to search for an answer. I would have been complacent. I might have been living contentedly with “just enough”.Your emptiness can do stupendous things in your life.
The last 2 years of my life have been a hurricane. I moved away from home because of family complications. I had to move to a totally different environment. It was with family, but I always felt like an outsider. The hardest part of the struggle I was going through was that the year it all went south, I had just started to pray and fast.I participated in my very first Daniel Fast and shortly after the fasting was over, all hell literally broke loose.