SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns -- August 27, 2009: The enemy is fighting for control and will not give up easily, yet he is already defeated. Refuse to allow discouragement to come when you have a minor setback because this is his last ditch effort to keep you in bondage just before you break forth into unbridled liberty, says the Lord. You are above and not beneath; he is beneath and not above you. Be strong and courageously keep pressing through. Victory is assured. Deuteronomy 28:13 And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.
Little Hands is a ministry that started during our bible study group in makati. A group of street children would beg for food during bible study... This outreach is geared towards helping 15 impoverished children in the slums of the busy and affluent streets of Makati, Philippines. The main goals is to provide spiritual and physical guidance. The ministry will also help in school uniforms, food, tuition and transporation money. for more info check out http://organichumanity.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=40 and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Hands/146322080335?ref=ts
Turner's Creed An excerpt from Ravi Zacharias' book "Can Man Live Without God?" Steve Turner says "No!"...But we try all the time.... Creed by Steve Turner We believe in Marxfreudanddarwin We believe everything is OK as long as you don't hurt anyone to the best of your definition of hurt, and to the best of your knowledge. We believe in sex before, during, and after marriage. We believe in the therapy of sin. We believe that adultery is fun. We believe that sodomy’s OK. We believe that taboos are taboo. We believe that everything's getting better despite evidence to the contrary. The evidence must be investigated And you can prove anything with evidence. We believe there's something in horoscopes UFO's and bent spoons. Jesus was a good man just like Buddha, Mohammed, and ourselves. He was a good moral teacher though we think His good morals were bad. We believe that all religions are basically the same- at least the one that we
I believe in one God, who exists in three Persons — the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is loving, holy and just. I believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is inspired and accurate. It is our perfect guide in all matters of life. I believe that sin has separated us all from God, and that only through Jesus Christ can we be reconciled to God. I believe that Jesus Christ is both God and Man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He led a sinless life, took all our sins upon Himself, died and rose again. Today, He is seated at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Mediator. I believe that salvation is the gift of God to man. This gift is effected by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and it produces works pleasing to God. I believe that water baptism is an outward act that demonstrates a believer's identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. I believe that the Holy Spirit is our Comforter. He guides us in all areas
Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? —Matthew 8:26 When we are afraid we do stupid things.. panic stricken in worrisome situations and as we filipinos say.. "kapit sa patalim" as a reaction to fear.. ( i dont know how to translate this properly). ... "the least we can do is pray to God. But our Lord has a right to expect that those who name His name have an underlying confidence in Him. God expects His children to be so confident in Him that in any crisis they are the ones who are reliable". oswald chambers
Jesus did not come to this world make bad people good but He came to this world to make dead people LIVE.. John 3:3 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again,you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” 4 “What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?” 5 Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit .6 Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life .7 So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit. 9 “How are these things possible?” Nicodemus asked...... 13 No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man has come down from heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so
HONOR the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine. proverbs 3:9-10 Allot of preachers use this passage as a word "give in order to receive" I see this passage as WORSHIP.. as putting God first. Trusting HIM and not wealth... We usually put ourselves first and end up empty handed, poof!! wasted away.. depth and meaning just passed by.. as the passage shows God will fill us, as we worship and honor Him, everything will seem unimportant..
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones. A Christian is someone who trusts in the knowledge and the wisdom of God, not in his own abilities. If we have a purpose of our own, it destroys the simplicity and the calm, relaxed pace which should be characteristic of the children of God. Oswald Chambers..