Remember my blog post about my frustration on getting a job? Well, yesterday, the company FINALLY e-mailed me regarding my training. And the hopes are high! I need to undergo training for three days and an OJT for another three days. By God’s grace and God’s strength, I can do this!
And God also revealed His purpose in giving me this job. A sister asked for counseling yesterday and I found out that she’s very discouraged in everything. She lost interest in school, in attending church, prayer meetings, fellowships, and missions. And the reason? She might not be able to attend college because of financial problems. That thought turned her world upside-down. Imagine not going when your peers and everybody around you are already forming their beautiful future. I understand that.
And I believe, God will help me get this job in order to help her! I didn’t like to tell it at once (because landing that job is still uncertain) but in order to give her hope, I told her that I will be paying for her tuition fee and that I will give her a little pocket money everyday as long as I can. God will not withhold good things from His children. And even if I will not have this job, I will look for another in order to support her.
Her mother is widowed. They have no other means of support when their father died. God’s Word says that the church should care for the fatherless.
Thank You Lord!
I am really tired, stressed, anxious, angry, and irritated today. Mother is pressuring me again to submit my application to City Hall in order for me to have a real job instead of being a church worker…Oh Lord, give me patience to share my feelings lovingly.
I know that they will never understand my decision to serve full-time in the ministry. It doesn’t look like a promising job to them. I understand them. That it why it is all the more frustrating to deal with the situation. I am feeling guilty because they cared, provided, and gave everything that I want in my twenty-one years of existence. And I still had that thinking that I am ungrateful for not giving what my father wants - that is, to become a lawyer.
I know and I can feel how disappointed he is. I know God will provide…but I’m thinking of this, am I feeling this way because I am still not ready to follow God’s will? What if I tell my family that I really want to serve in the church…can I face the consequences? Is that what God wants?
Oh Lord, help me discern Your will in my life. This has been my prayer for seven months already - for the Lord to give me a job that offers flexible working hours in order for me to concentrate in the ministry. Lord, my heart is failing. Hold me, Lord.
A part of the church program I’m making for tomorrow. :)
"My friend, wait on the Lord. Pray and serve Jesus. If you have a sincere desire for marriage, you will one day be married. Then you can serve Jesus as a team. Be patient and don’t rush into marriage until you’re mature and ready. Make sure your future spouse is totally devoted to the Lord. It’s a good thing when you find the right person but tragic when you rush into marriage too soon and encounter problems from the start. My point is no one should be pressured to marry or to remain single. A God centered marriage is God’s will from the start. Paul was single and greatly used of the Lord. Peter was married and greatly used of the Lord.”
"DO YOU WANT A GODLY HAPPY MARRIAGE? If you say ‘Yes’ then you better make sure that you are totally devoted to pleasing and living for Jesus Christ ‘right now' as a Christian single. Plus that person you are 'attracted' too - What is the 'main attraction'? If they are not fully committed to loving, obeying and worshiping Jesus above all things then you will not have a godly happy marriage!!!”
"If you think,’Well I can change him’ then you are making a big mistake. That person must be growing and changing and becoming more like Jesus and expressing more of the fruit of the Spirit because they have that inner desire to, not because of your pleading for them to change. The person you ‘like so much’ what is the burning passion in their life? If he is not serving the Lord with all his heart then how can a future marriage glorify the Lord? A
self-centered person will make a horrible husband or wife! They must be Christ-centered!”
"Each person should seek God’s will for their life concerning marriage or living a single life in Christ. For some, this will lead to a godly marriage. For others, it will lead to a godly single life in Jesus. In either case we are called to live godly and be content in Christ. Single or married, our purpose in life is to honor and serve God and to minister to others. And before you do get married make sure you are content in being single and that you are serving the Lord. Being
discontent as a single Christian means something is not right in your walk with the Lord.”
"Elisabeth Elliot "Unless a man is prepared to ask a woman to be his wife, what right has he to claim her exclusive attention? And unless she has been asked to marry him, why would a sensible woman promise any man her exclusive attention?”
Serve the Lord in your singleness! Be fully devoted to Jesus. Give Jesus your full attention. He rightfully claims it for He is your Lord and Savior.”
- David Jesus Follower Cooke
Real Christians are known by their fruits. I have realized that those who labor alone for the Lord (because no one will go with them), those whose efforts are not recognized and who are not fully supported - are the ones ready to stand for their faith.We can live the “Christian life” easily by going to seminars with other believers, attending fellowships, banquets, and youth camps but is the purpose really pure? To serve God and not to call attention to the self and enjoy worldly gatherings with worldly “Christians”? Young people, wake up! You are not called to be comfortable! Make the best use of your time by devoting every moment to the Crucified!
A poetic and artful umbrella, Komorebi is based on a Japanese expression that approximately translates to “sunshine filtering through foliage.”
If you’re wondering what to give for my birthday, here…
you don’t need to wonder anymore. :D
From Diane Lytle - young people, please read, understand, and apply. I know some of you might be caught up in this worldly Valentine’s Day atmosphere:
"Wait for a Christian spouse…it will be worth it! There are few things more heart breaking and disappointing than having your greatest joy be in Christ and realizing your spouse can’t share in it because they don’t know Him. The marriage of a child of God and a child of Satan will always be filled with much trouble. "Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?" 2 Cor 6:14,15"
"The tragedy in our generation today, is that ladies would rather have a man of God than God himself; don’t be so eager to find your man of God, when you have yet to find yourself in God who made all man." -http://solafideetgratia.tumblr.com/post/50774853293/the-tragedy-in-our-generation-today-is-that
Refer to previous post. :)
These are comments from the article “10 Men Christian Women Should Never Marry”.
Beware Christians, anyone can appear to be a Godly man or woman of God. And before you know it, it might be too late. So why don’t we just be obedient to His Word and keep our hearts from unnecessary heartaches?
On the other hand, I agree with the article but I have to add that God can change any sinner. I am quite uncomfortable with Charisma magazine (where this article came from) but I’m praying that it has at least opened our eyes to the reality.
Read the article here - http://www.charismamag.com/blogs/fire-in-my-bones/19757-10-men-christian-women-should-never-marry
Grape juice, sesame oil, and beetroot juice (with carrots, apple, celery, cucumber, parsley). Will consume some today.
We need to be good stewards of our body.
How can you go to missions and serve Him fully if you are sickly?
Do not abuse your body. Raise your standard high for the Lord!
Have you tried oil pulling? :) - http://www.foodmatters.tv/articles-1/oil-pulling-the-habit-that-can-transform-your-health