Spread the epidemics of joy

Jan 31, 2005

Just don't fit

We've all been there at some point. Like a pair of jeans that have been in the dryer too long, we just don't fit anymore. Maybe we feel this way with old buddies from school or the neighbourhood. Our conversation is different , our ideas, our logic, our values. Maybe we dress differently, or listen to different music. It can be frustrating. But what if it's with your siblings or parents... your own family. I don't have any answers. It's difficult to be different from your family, especially when you're living for Jesus and they're not. It's easy to want to distance yourself from them because it's much simpler than to deal with the feelings that build up, or the angry, cutting words that can be hurled your way. Let me share two ideas that might help. First ask God to remind you to be an encourager. Dont't aggravate them by fighting back. Live in harmony with one another, be syympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing. For, whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good, he must seek peace and pursue it. Second, remember that there is one place where you do fit, and that's in God's family. You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. Because you are sons, God sent the spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, Abba Father. So you are no longer a slave, but a son and since you are a son God has made you also an heir. Yes, being a believer in Jesus makes you different but not alone. That's good news and a good fit.

Jan 27, 2005

Jesus's chick

All about sacrifice

Imagine that there is a car company which will give a brand new car to the person whose name is drawn from a hat. SUPRISE! Your name is picked. You are so excited, but when your day comes for you to acquainted with your new car... you are astounded to discover that the car lacks everything it needs to run. Suddenly your new 'car' seems pretty useless. What is the point of having a new car if you can't have the whole thing? In the same way, Jesus has called us to give all of ourselves to Him, every part of our lives. How can we grow spiritually if we're striving to do our best for God in some areas of our lives, while we are tampering with things of the world. We may desperately want a relationship with Jesus because we want a God who is there to comfort and protect us in all of our life. But at the same time we may be unwilling to give up on temporal pleasures. Let's lay everything at the feet of our Savior. If we give up the earthly things that we cling to, we will have the kind of relationship with Jesus we have been called to have, and we can then be used to the extend we were meant to be. Our Father made the ultimate sacrifice for us. What will we sacrifice for Him today?

Jan 24, 2005

A woman's place is at home

Late bloomer

I finally moved with the world and got a blog just like everyone else. Look at the date. It will be really difficult for me to keep my blog updated because i'm a real lazy person. I guess all of us needs discipline and determination not just to keep our blogs updated all the time but instead for things in our lives. To think and do the correct things. It's definitely not an easy task. But if we would just dare to try.