Thursday, August 27, 2009

Setbacks

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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Little Hands



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

Grace Nilsson turns 3

Friday, August 21, 2009

Turner's Creed

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 read was.
They all believe in love and goodness.
They only differ on matters of creation,
sin, heaven, hell, God, and salvation.

We believe that after death comes the Nothing
Because when you ask the dead what happens
they say nothing.
If death is not the end, if the dead have lied, then its
compulsory heaven for all
excepting perhaps
Hitler, Stalin, and Genghis Kahn

We believe in Masters and Johnson
What's selected is average.
What's average is normal.
What's normal is good.

We believe in total disarmament.
We believe there are direct links between warfare and
bloodshed.
Americans should beat their guns into tractors .
And the Russians would be sure to follow.

We believe that man is essentially good.
It's only his behavior that lets him down.
This is the fault of society.
Society is the fault of conditions.
Conditions are the fault of society.

We believe that each man must find the truth that
is right for him.
Reality will adapt accordingly.
The universe will readjust.
History will alter.
We believe that there is no absolute truth
excepting the truth
that there is no absolute truth.

We believe in the rejection of creeds,
And the flowering of individual thought.

If chance be
the Father of all flesh,
disaster is his rainbow in the sky
and when you hear

State of Emergency!
Sniper Kills Ten!
Troops on Rampage!
Whites go Looting!
Bomb Blasts School!
It is but the sound of man
worshipping his maker.

Steve Turner, (English journalist), "Creed," his satirical poem on the modern mind. Taken from Ravi Zacharias’ book Can Man live Without God? Pages 42-44

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Statement of my Faith

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 of our lives. He also blesses us with spiritual gifts and empowers us to yield the fruit of the Spirit.

I believe that the Holy Communion is a celebration of Jesus’ death and our remembrance of Him.

I believe that we are called to preach the gospel to all nations.

I believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again just as He promised.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?

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

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Jesus did not come to this world make bad people good but He came to this world to make dead people LIVE..

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 the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life.
16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.


God Himself made an offering His SON to bring redemption.. no other offering is accepted or perfect to redeem humanity. And its is accepted by faith in God's Son Jesus.

Ravi Zacharias said "the fundamental problem with humanity is not that humanity is immoral but because its unspiritual and lost.. we can be a morally unredeemed person. Morally good but spiritually lost."

“There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Honor and Trust

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..

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Trust

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..

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Sarah Kelly's song spoke to me

New song of Sarah Kelly.. this song spoke to me to keep in God's will!! To continue to persevere in God's promises..



Hope u guys get encouraged too!