“God is none other than the Savior of our wretchedness.So we can only know God well by knowing our iniquities…Those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified him, but have glorified themselves.”
— Blaise Pascal
Monthly Archives: September 2012
What do you desire the most?
Is it fame, fortune, wealth, or love?
If your answer is ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Then, my friend, you are missing life.
LIFE without CHRIST is NO LIFE at all.
CHRIST should be the one you desire the most.
The MOST not the least.
“…I came so they might have life, a great full life. For I am the only way, the truth, and the life!”
— Jesus Christ —
— Job 5:8, 11 (ESV)
Sometimes, we tend to get caught up with all the disappointments in this life. But then if we just turn our eyes on Him, we will find that the things of earth will go strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.
— Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Hymn)
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth…
—Ephesians 6:11, 14 (ESV)
The Whole Armor of God is composed of many pieces, one of which is The Belt of Truth.
The Belt of Truth not only holds the other of pieces of the armor together and keeps us safe from harm, but also symbolizes our knowledge on God’s Word and how much of it do we hide in our hearts.
Simply speaking, we need to READ our Bible diligently and most importantly OBEY it. May we always be equipped with God’s Word and firmly fastened in the Truth.
They say that living by faith is like driving with your eyes closed, only opening them periodically in your moments of doubt. They say you miss a lot — it’s dangerous to you and those around you.
Such a living would indeed be dangerous. But that’s not living by faith at all.
Living by faith is more like driving blind. Insisting that you can see only makes things even more dangerous. Living by faith is first knowing that you cannot see — knowing that you have absolutely no idea what’s ahead. But living by faith is also living a trust — the trust that God can see and that You can depend on Him for being your eyes. Living by faith is driving blind but driving sure because even if you don’t know what turns and bumps are up ahead, God does. To trust and to make Him your eyes can only but guarantee you the only ride to life.
“For we walk by faith, not by sight”
—2 Corinthians 5:7—
I do not ask to walk smooth paths,
Nor bear an easy load.
I pray for strength and fortitude,
To climb the rock-strewn road.
Give me such courage I can scale
The hardest peaks alone.
And transform every stumbling block,
Into a Stepping Stone.
— Gail Brook Burket
— Isaiah 40:29 (NLT)