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The Blessing of a Being Truthful

I feel a renewed passion to preach and teach the Word of God. You see, I have a gift for preaching and teaching. I’m not really good yet, I will be sometime, but being able to serve and minister to God through the preaching of His word is an awesome feeling for me. I intend to become really good at sharing God’s Word, I know this is His will for me. I just pray that I will get more opportunities. Even with the busy schedule that I have, I know that I can and will always find time to preach. Back to the title of this post, the clear conscience I am referring to is the part where I was given the opportunity to be truthful about certain issues in church. I really felt that this caused a hindrance to my preaching ministry. As I became truthful, which took a lot of courage, I was released from all my worries. I believe I received forgiveness for holding back, and now am blessed to be given the chance to start all over again. I am not hampered anymore by  all the worries generated by not being truthful. I know that I can rely on God to continue building up my character and personality in line with His will. God bless...

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Burying My Old Life

I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior in September 1989. I cannot remember which day it was, but I’m pretty sure it was one day of that month. Its the present day and I come across a challenge by Oswald Chambers in one of his devotionals in www.utmost.org: Once you truly realize this is God’s will, you will enter into the process of sanctification as a natural response. Are you willing to experience that “white funeral” now? Will you agree with Him that this is your last day on earth? The moment of agreement depends on you. Read the whole devotional here. I thought about this. Have I “really” buried my old life, never to resurrect again? I reflected on my life and concluded that, no, I have not yet “buried” my old life. I realized that this was the reason my old life keeps haunting me. this old life actually wants to resurrect. But then… ..only Jesus resurrected! My old life should remain buried. Now how should I answer Oswald’s challenge. The most spiritual and logical answer would be, “NOW!” I also know myself…and I should not believe myself… but believe only in the one God who died for my sins and whom God resurrected from the dead that we may have eternal life. For He alone would give me strength to keep my old self buried....

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The Blessing of Healing

My sister just emailed me to tell the good news that she has been cleared by her doctor of cancer. My sister, Lulu, who is 15 years older than me, was diagnosed with breast cancer probably over a year ago. She underwent chemotherapy and a mastectomy. All through out this season that my sister went through, she did not waiver in her faith. We emailed each other and even though she was the one with cancer, I always get by her faith in Jesus. I was being enouraged by my sisters faith everytime I open my email. She is a strong woman. Very hard working too. That is probably one of the reason that she got the cancer anyway. But that is not important right now. What is important is that God had healed and may have used medical science in the process. I have been told that my sister was fortunate that she lives in the US when this happened. Her chances of survival would be higher. But I do not believe in “fortune”. I believe in a big God! A God who can let cancer disappear from my sister’s body, never to be back again. I love my sister.  She is older than me by 15 years. She took care of me when I was little. She is a nurse by the way and a very good...

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The Blessing of Returning

I have a confession to make. For so many years already, I have not been tithing on my 13th month pay. I reasoned that because it was “money not earned” it should not count as income. I believed that I did not earn the 13th month pay because its a bonus. I stubbornly believed that I it is not earned income. Who am I joking? Last Monday, December 6, 2010, we had a fundraising dinner at the Intercon in Makati. Our guest speaker was Chinkee Tan, the former actor-comedian. This leads me to my second confession. I did not believe that Chinkee was the right speaker. I thought he did not fit the “usual” speaker that we had. Boy, was I wrong! Not only did Chinkee did a great job, he was used by God to let me understand that I have been robbing Him–for a long time already. Chinkee spoke about “Returning and Giving” or something like that. Chinkee used that much-used Bible verse on giving, Malachi 3:8-10. Let me write it here for you: “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty,...

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The Blessing of Prayer

It is truly a blessing when you know people are praying for you. What a privilege it is that people, in the complexities of this life, can find time to pray for us. It is great to have true friends, but greater still if you have praying friends. We all know the power of prayer but how many of us actually appropriate its power? How many of ud actually believe in their hearts that prayer can make a difference in our lives. As someone who works for The 700 Club Asia, I am frequently confronted of how real the power of prayer is. But I do admit that sometimes, I may think and behave as if God cannot help me. That somehow I am the only that can solve all my problems. We do not know that God works through our prayer and through us. We need to repent of our faithlessness. We need to acknowledge that God, through the power of the HolY Spirit. can help us through. And prayer will allow us to experience the fulness of God’s power and grace. Its hard to completely trust Jesus. Its hard to even pray over our circumstance. God is just waiting for us to come Him and pray to Him and tell him what worries us. We need to let God be glorified in our lives and through our...

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