God on a Good Friday

good-friday-hd-wallpaper-with-quotes-wallpapersWe remembered Good Friday, when the Lord gave up His Spirit and fulfilled His salvation mission for all who will believe in Him. This good Friday we witnessed ultimate humility when our Creator died in the hands of His creation. On this day we saw how He demonstrated His redemption plan for us humans. We also saw how grace was given to us undeserving, that though we are sinners, Jesus died for us. This good Friday we marveled at His victory, as He used the wooden cross to defeat the enemy.

So while others mourn on this day, forbidding their children to play, saying God died on Good Friday, remember that God, on a Good Friday, didn’t remain dead, instead went to hell, swung the gates open, got His keys back saying “Where, o death, is you victory? Where, o death, is your sting?” and resurrected 3 days after.

Remember that through His death, He ransomed the many, cleansed the dirty, and took back what’s His. Remember that one Good Friday, God gave up the life of His one and only Son, Jesus, so that whoever believes in Him will find life eternal. Remember that one Good Friday, God showed how He spells ultimate victory, in 4 letters – L-O-V-E.

That is our God.

This is His love.

One Good Friday.

Jesus is my Shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 
He makes me lie down in green pastures, 
he leads me beside quiet waters, 
he refreshes my soul. 
He guides me along the right paths 
for his name’s sake.
-Psalm 23: 1-3

He is my Shepherd, He knows how to keep me.
He is my Provider, He knows what I need.
He is my Hope, He shows me a bright future.
He is my Teacher, He tells me things I know not.
He is my Lord, He knows where to lead me.
He is my Healer, He knows where I hurt.
He is my Comforter, He knows when I hurt.
He is my Maker, He knows what I am made of.
He is my Savior, He knows I am His.
He is my Lover, He loves me.
He is my God.
He is my All.
His Name is Jesus.

Pray for them

Just this morning, I received message that my two nieces are sick. NJ has dengue fever, and the little one, JJ has pneumonia.

I pray for them. The Word of God is truly of comfort, especially for the two of us brothers who are here in far away Dubai.

Here it is:

John 14:1, 13-14 says

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”

I pray for them with comfort in my heart that the Lord Jesus Christ gave. And so will my brother Joel.

Please pray for them as well.

Victory

Praise God! Praise God! Praise God!

I was with a handful of friends at the airport very early this morning to see off a dear brother-in-Christ go back to our homeland. The Lord’s favor was with us as we  were allowed to stay inside the receiving room and spend time with him, unlike the other nationalities around who were driven out immediately after they did what they came for. We also had the opportunity to utter a prayer, mainly, of gratitude, and of praise!

Finally, the victory that was the Lord’s became manifest this morning. Sweet it is indeed!

Glory to You oh God! Glory to You!

Thank You Lord Jesus!

Passion

Last night was Bible Study night in our group. We had a wonderful time learning from the Lord. The topic was “Passion for Service.” We were asked who, in the Bible or outside of it, would you like to emulate when it comes to being passionate.

Some of us chose Mary for her attentive ear to the Lord Jesus Christ. For one, the Apostle Paul, for his relentless pursuit for the lost. Another thought of a teacher – being a service-oriented calling, and some (teary-eyed as they were) chose their own mothers or wives, obviously, for the love they experienced as they shared their lives with them. Indeed, mothers are truly the love of God in human form. Amen to that!

As for me, I chose King David, not as a king but as a worshiper. He wrote most of the Psalms. He played the harp wonderfully, even soothing the spirit of King Saul. David is so passionate in worshiping and giving glory to God that he even went to the point of dancing naked, not minding his being a king, just to express himself to the Lord.

I love singing praises and worshiping God, giving Him all I am, offering to Him all the talents He has lent me, giving back what is due to Him (actually, everything is to be given back to Him… everything came from Him! and is made by Him and for Him alone!). How wonderful it is to write songs of praises and of worship to God, as David and the rest of the Psalmists did. I think, for me, that is my passion.

Yeah… I like King David.

and I love the Lord Jesus.