Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mostly Favored

I have a friend... a lady friend; young and beautiful! She came from a complicated family. To earn a living or I rather say to continue to live, she'd been form one person to other seeking employment (not that she sold her body-but assisting these people in a very low salary), she works here works there thingy. And because she needed friends to accept who being she was... she founds a not so good friends, friends that uses prohibited drugs and become one of them.
Then one day my team ( a group of Christian Youth) came to her place to minister to the youth and we met her. We invited her and her group to attend to our weekly fellowship. And since they have crushes on our boys and they need food to eat too, they agreed to come. And even come to the church even not being invited. lol! But God uses their feelings to hooked them up not on the boys but on Him.
Then I encourage her and her friend to serve God fulltime and indeed they gave their lives to Jesus. God bless them tremendously as they served Him. But sin crept again and brought them to the wilderness (My friend got pregnant which made us all sad and mad (things are better now though.)), but God who is gracious, forgiving and abounding in love brought them back again.
My young friend found her beautiful life restored in Jesus!
Thank you Lord for you are good and your love endures forever!

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

The Reach of His Faithfulness

The Reach of His Faithfulness

"Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds." Psa_36:5

The faithfulness of God is one of the strong truths of the Old Testament. It is one distinction of the Jewish faith, in contrast with the ancient pagan faiths. Pagan gods were not generally faithful whether in Babylon or Greece. They were immoral, careless of their promises regardless of their pledged word. And the wonderful thing about the Jewish faith was that the God of the Jew was always faithful both to His covenant and to His children.

Such a magnificent and upholding thought sprang not only from personal experience, it was interwoven with the fact that the Jewish religion was historical. The Jew could look backward over the tracts of time and discover there the faithfulness of God in a way the brief life might never show. As he recalled the story of the past, of Abraham traveling to the promised land, of the slaves in Egypt rescued from their slavery, of the desert pilgrimage of forty years, one thing that was stamped upon his heart, never to be erased by any finger, was that Jehovah was a faithful God.

That thought sustained the psalmist, and with him, all the saints of the old covenant. In the Old Testament the word "faith" is rare, but the word "faithfulness" occurs a score of times. And here the psalmist, in his poetic way, and like Jesus, drawing his images from nature, says, "Thy faithfulness reacheth to the clouds."



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