I would like to share with you about the power of God in me...
One night when I was in my bedroom while watching t.v. and about to sleep, there is a whispering voice calling my name "Marvin, Marvin". I look around and I found out that no one is around. And suddenly, the wind blows on window of my bedroom. The voice became more louder saying: "Marvin, it's Me!" and I replied: "Lord, is that You?" and He answered: "Yes! It's me!".
God said to me that He wants to show to me His perfect plan for me will happen very soon. And He said that I will wake up one day and everything will be normal in my body. I will walk by myself. But, He said to me that if I walk by myself already, I will spread the Good News of the Lord and I will be a great testimony to the whole world. I know that God will use me mightily for His kingdom and I know that nothing is impossible with Him (Luke 1:37)...
Then suddenly while I am having conversation with God, I heard another voice saying: "Don't believe on Him because you will never walk by yourself forever." And I know that's the voice of the devil. "I rebuke you! IN JESUS NAME!" I said to that voice... Then the cats are fighting to each other downstairs after I rebuke the devil. God proves me that He is really ALIVE. God gave me a bible verse (Isaiah 41:10) saying He will never leave nor forsake me wherever I go. Then I asked Him for His confirmation and He gave me 3 verses in the bible (Deuteronomy 31:6, Joshua 1:5 and Joshua 1:9).
After our conversation, He said: "Good night, My son and sweet dreams... I love you!" and I said "Good night too, Jesus and I love you too God..."
-do you feel happy and excited in sharing each other’s story…?
-do you trust your friend/s?
-or when you feel sad or having problem, do they comfort you and encourage you to cheer up…?
Proverbs 12:25-26 (NLT)
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray.
Friends are part of one person’s life. Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. It makes one person’s life happier because friends are also the people we can depend on. We can share each other’s story. Friends are also the people who are ready to listen to us when we need more encouragement in life.
CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS WISELY
Proverbs 13:20 (NKJV) He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
Not all friends are good influences. Don’t be fool! As a Christian, we want to walk in the right path. We should be the good example to them so that they can see Jesus in our lives. When someone looks like bad, don’t get angry to them. Instead, pray for them. Help them to know more about Jesus. We must be the good example for them to become wise enough.
A DESIRABLE FRIEND LOVES YOU AND STANDS BY YOU
Proverbs 17:17 (NLT) A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.
A true friend will never leave you no matter what will happen. A godly friend will give you positive advice/s always and pray for you always. A true friend can act as your brother/sister. Just like Jesus… He is always loyal and faithful to you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.
HAVING A BESTFRIEND
Proverbs 18:24 (NLT) There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.
There’s only one bestfriend in every person who sticks with you through thick and thin. Bestfriend is a person who knows everything about you. Even you have a stubborn head, a bestfriend is always there to listen to you, guide you and encourage you. Be also a bestfriend to your bestfriend. Pray for him/her. Thank God for your bestfriend here on earth.
KEEPING A SECRET
Proverbs 21:23 (AMP) He who guards his mouth and his tongue guards himself from troubles.
If your friend confesses a secret to you, just keep it as a secret because secret is a private thing. TRUST is a very important in a friendship. If trust destroyed, then friendship will also destroy. So, be a good friend.
What do you want to see in your friends’ lives?
Do you want them to have a good life and walk in a right path…? If yes, help them to know more about Jesus. Encourage them that life is easier and happier if there is Jesus in life.
ALWAYS PRAY TO GOD FOR THE GOOD FRIENDSHIP TO YOUR FRIENDS. REMEMBER, JESUS IS YOUR BESTFRIEND.
We all know that God created everything perfectly (Genesis 1:1 - 31). But among His creation, God created man and woman very special...
I would like to share a story... It is a true story.
We have a bamboo tree in our house and that bamboo tree is just outside of my bedroom's window. Then, there were birds making their nest. I was amazed because I've witnessed how the birds make their nest. Wow! What a wonderful and amazing creation of God! God gave also wisdom to the animals. As days passed by, there were eggs in the nest and then it became chicks. I've also witnessed how the father/mother bird feeds the little chicks until those chicks learned how to fly.
Among God's creation, we are special because God gave us authority over everything here on Earth "Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.” So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."
- Genesis 1:26-27 (NLT). God is always mindful of us because He cares for us. As sons/daughters of God, we are very precious in the sight of God. "what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas."
- Psalms 8:4-8 (NIV). God also gave us the authority to overcome all the works of the enemy (devil). We must believe that nothing can harm us because we are under the protection of God.
Even when we go to sleep, we will be surely having our sweet dreams. Don’t worry about anything…
"When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet."
Depression is one of the problems that the world is facing nowadays. Sad to say that a lot of people commit suicide because of depression. The causes of depression are sadness. loneliness and disappointments.
Now, I would like to start this topic with the very famous story in the Bible: "David and Goliath". We all know that Goliath is a very giant human being while David is a very young boy who believes that God is always with him. According to the story, Goliath is challenging the Israelites to fight against him together with his army and Goliath is in a full of battle gear. David was only having a stone and a sling shot "He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd’s bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd’s staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine" - 1 Samuel 17:40 (NLT). "So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword" - 1 Samuel 17:50 (NLT).
Goliath represents problems/trials while David represents us. Take note of the five smooth stones. That stones represent JESUS because JESUS is the stone "Jesus is ‘the stone you masons threw out, which is now the cornerstone.’ Salvation comes no other way; no other name has been or will be given to us by which we can be saved, only this one.” - Acts 4:11-12 (MSG). "For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” - 1 Peter 2:6 (NIV).
That's why, whatever problem/s or trial/s that we have, just call JESUS. He will be surely our strength and defense. "Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation." – Isaiah 12:2 (NIV).
In present times, our enemies can't be seen. They are not actually human/flesh but we are fighting a battle against evil rulers of unseen world "For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places." – Ephesians 6:12 (NLT). When we feel sadness, loneliness, disappointments or discouragements, don't be depressed because JESUS is always with us. He is always there to rescue us from any kinds of problems/trials. So, what should we do now? Just call JESUS "Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory." – Psalms 50:15 (NLT). There is a power in our tongue and that is the power of declaration. But, there are God's reminders in using our tongue:
– Psalms 37:4 (NIV)
Most of us today want a really fast internet connection. Almost all of our gadgets can be connected to internet via Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) is the wireless connection to the internet and wireless connection is an unseen connection. But, do you know that in our Christian life, there is also a wireless connection? That wireless connection is called FAITH.
FAITH is the UNSEEN connection to God (Hebrews 11:1). Faith is believing and hoping that God can do miracles to our situations even we cannot see Him through our naked eyes. We can reach and talk to God through prayers. He is available always. When we pray to God, just believe that all things are possible to Him who believes (Mark 9:23). We may not see Him with our own naked eyes but we will be able to see His miraculous works and we will testify it. The Holy Spirit is with us always.
Just like connecting to the internet, there are also 3 steps to connect with God: