Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Early Mornings...

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

I woke up very early this morning again...as early as four o'clock. Part of me would like to go back to sleep, but, part of me would like to get up and pray. And since it seems a long time already that I haven't prayed early in the morning... so I chose and forced myself to sit down and talk to Him. And when I was to pray, I pause for awhile to remember all the things I needed to pray for. But, something happen to me because I was being reminded of the Lord that why I am like that all the time... that whenever I need something I would really seek God and ask for His favor but when life is okay, my prayer life is not okay. And when was the last time that I wake up early and just worship Him without asking for anything?.... I was ashamed of myself...and yes...what I did this morning was just worship God for...who He is!

The Helper of Israel:

"But you, O Israel my servant,

Jacob, whom I have chosen,

you descendants of Abraham my friend,

I took you from the ends of the earth,

from its farthest corners I called you.

I said, 'You are my servant';

I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

So do not fear, for I am with you;

do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you in my righteous right hand.

(Isaiah 41:8-10)

This is part of my devotion this morning. May it also brighten up your day as you read!

Dream Big Dreams...

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

This is all by faith...faith that comes by hearing...hearing the WORD of GOD!

I went to our office today to meet my friend to discuss about some plans that involves millions of money... yes!... millions of peso. This quite impossible to believe but I used to listen to my ever dearest pastor Gani telling us to dream big dreams.... dreams that only the miracle of God can do. Because when we do that, we could only rely on the power of God to move our way and there is no way that we will get the honor and glory. An he told us too that, "Is there anything too hard for the Lord?... with God nothing is impossible!".

So today Pen and I were discussing to put up a building worth ten million pesos. and we even have the building plans ready already. This building will be used as a student center, an office and a dorm. Through this building a lot of youth that is part of our ministry will be able to go back to school. Others will be employed. And students will be ministered. This will also help finance our ministries and support our missionaries. ohhh, this would be a big help! To tell you, we are no millionaire, we are just mere missionaries that don't earn money, but still we believe that God will be able to do this for us. We probably looks like crazy to the eyes of some... but yes we are crazy indeed because we believe that our dream will come to pass one day by the power and the wealth of our dear Father.

By faith I command money from all over the world to come unto us, millions of money, to be used for the glory of God.

Nothing Is Too Hard for HIM!

Is there anything too hard for the Lord?

{See how the siege ramps are built up to take the City. Because of the sword, famine and plague, the City will be handed over to the Babylonians who are attacking it. What you said has happened, as you now see. And though the City will be handed over to the Babylonians, you, O Sovereign Lord, say to me, "Buy the field with silver and have the transaction witnessed." Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: "I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?" (Jeremiah 32:24-26)}

Why did God have Jeremiah buy land at a time when Jerusalem was under seige by the Babylonians? He wanted the prophet to focus, not on the trials at hand, but on God's promise of restoration for the future. Jeremiah's purchase was an act of faith in God's promise.

Perhaps today you're in a trial of your own and you're having doubts about God fulfilling His seemingly impossible promise to you. If so, I pray that you will be inspired by Jeremiah's example. God expects a lot from His children. He often asks us to demonstrate our trust in Him even when it seems that we are up against insurmountable odds. But let me reassure you today that if it takes a miracle for the Lord to fulfill His promises to you, our God is able and He will do it. Today, God is asking you---- "Is anything too hard for Me?" If you can answer Him, "No, Lord" then your miracle is on its way!
source: Life on Purpose Devotional by: J.M. Farro