Blessed Repentance

Blessed RepentanceRevelation 2:1-5, “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”

“Repent”: in Greek, it’s “metanoeo”, means to change one’s mind, to think differently, to reconsider.

Five of the seven churches in Revelation were told to repent.  Repent is a fundamental thing to do.  When you repent, you want to change the way you formulate your ideas. Continue Reading

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When we set our eyes on circumstances instead of the promises of God

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 – “For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”2 Corinthians 4:17

A young missionary lady lamented to discover that she was expecting a baby. She and her husband were ministering in a very primitive location in Africa, where they lived in poverty conditions, and they already had five children. It is such a burden to have children on a primitive mission field. There is never enough money, always too much work, and parents must endure the heartbreak of having to send their children off to school.

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Congratulations Graduates!

GraduateDear Graduate:

Congratulations on your graduation!   Even though I don’t know you, I can’t tell you how proud I am of you.  You have probably faced challenges, difficulties, adversity, and etc.  But no matter what, you committed yourself and endured.

Now you are entering into the next phase of your life and I encourage you to take hold of it with courage. Continue Reading

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”

Even if it doesn’t make sense to you, follow the Lord’s lead according to His word.  Even if His direction doesn’t seem right, don’t trust your own judgment but trust His.

It’s tempting to think we know more than the Lord, but that’s where we have to decide; to trust Him or yourself. Continue Reading

The Pursuit of Life

Got Faith?

Romans 7:14-19

What are you pursuing in life?  Are you seeking to truly know the Lord… or is this an area that needs greater priority in your life?  Are you pursuing your desires or God’s desires?  God’s greatest desire is for you to know Him, but to know Him yourself is to dive into His Word.

For me — I sometimes make decisions because of what I desire, not what the Lord desires.  At times, I don’t think ahead of the consequences.  So what’s the issue?   I lack loyalty in the Lord and His Word. Continue Reading