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..."
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:
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)