I hope you are ok :) Many greetings and prayers from Greece!
Yes I’ve been doing well. Work has just been CRAZY busy! haha I don’t even open my FB anymore haha. But God and I are great :) Thanks for the prayers. I hope I can visit Greece someday. OPAH!!! :p hehe and eat real authentic baklava yumyum :P~
Hi. Can I ask where did you find your past blog abt the-three-violet-covered-bible options? (the one your discipler gave you) Coz' i want also to change mine on an ESV ver. but a maybe in diff. design and a bit smaller than those ones i saw.. hihi Thank you and God Bless you. :-) Love your Blog! <3
I bought it at the building in our church. St. Francis book store (located on the ground floor of St. Francis Square, Ortigas. Behind Mega Mall ) ^__^
In the start of John 6 Jesus miraculously feeds five thousand with originally just 5 barley loaves and two fishes. The people were amazed that they wanted to make Jesus King right then and there. But Jesus perceiving this, chose to withdraw to the mountains instead (John 6:15)
Verse 22, the next day comes and the people start looking for Him again. Jesus tells them in verses 26-27 that they are seeking Him not for what He did but what He could give them (food). And in verse 56 says “Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.”
What Jesus said appalled many, and on that day many of his disciples deserted Him. (John 6:66)
The thought of cannibalism is offending and gross. But that was not what Jesus was teaching. Yes Jesus spoke figuratively, but it was necessary to reveal the hearts and motives of the people who followed Him.
You see, many sought after Jesus cause they wanted to get something out of Him. But seeking Christ is much more than receiving, it is about getting to know Him and falling in love with Him in the process.
The Words of Christ was beautiful and simple. “Enjoy me and let me in to your life to be one with you.”
We eat because we need nourishment, and also because we enjoy it. When we eat the food is broken down in our bodies as nutrients and are carried out by the blood to help us function properly.
That’s what Jesus wants for us. He wants us to enjoy Him. To let Him in. To let Him take care of us and our needs. He knows our every desire, our every need, our everything, and He wants to give you what’s best—-BUT you have to start by letting Him be Lord and Savior of your life.
Jesus is not just a character in a story book. He is the Lover of our souls. He is real. He is personal. And He wants you to enjoy His presence. So will you?
My sister gave me her iphone so i’m excited to use it to make ministry on tumblr more accessible especially since the built in camera is awesome. Secondly i’m starting to color-code the highlights on my new Bible. Weeeeeeee here’s to an awesome year with You Jesus!!!!!!
When Andrew and Peter began to follow Jesus, Jesus asked them “What are you seeking?” -John 1:36-38, ESV
Often times we find ourselves following Jesus because of the blessings we reap. And when God doesn’t answer our prayers the way we want Him to we get upset with Him, thinking that He owes us. When in fact God owes us NOTHING!
God, in all His generosity and grace, chooses to bless us though we do not deserve it. God owes us nothing, rather we owe to Him our lives! Yet why is it that we act as if He needs to bless us and grant all our desires before we follow Him?
The core of Christianity stems from a desire to pursue and build a relationship with Jesus REGARDLESS of the cost. Christianity is not following Jesus because of what you can get in return—-but rather it is a choice to follow Him simply because God is God. Knowing that the road may be long and rough but still choosing to stick it out through the end because you enjoy the companionship so much.
Now ask yourself, what are you seeking? Are you simply seeking the benefits and blessings of following Christ? Or are you seeking Him because you want to know Him and that you want to have a relationship with Him?
Stop treating Jesus as if He is some cosmic genie that abides by your bidding. Jesus is God. A God who is too wonderful for words to describe. A God whose love none can measure. He was, and is and is to come. He is the Alpha and the Omega. He is the reason we are living. And we should stop living as if we are entitled to so much, because we aren’t.
Your reason for seeking will eventually be your reason for staying. Seek God because of who He is, not because of what you can get from Him.
Hi, my name is Ashley. I just created this blog as a project for my youth group. We are looking for ways to reach the youth and unite them under our amazing and wonderful God. If you could please promote my bog in hopes of reaching those looking for a place of encouragement it would be greatly apprciated. I really hope to reach a lot of people. Thank You.
How to leave your comfort zone? How am I going to deal with my church mates? Hope you answer this question. Thank you!
Hi Anon. Leaving our comfort zone is simply a choice. There is no magical formula or magical prayer that will get you out of it. It is a conscious effort that you have to make because you want to. God can and will give you the strength to do so if you ask Him, but it’s still up to you if you will step out in obedience.
With regards to the latter question “how am I going to deal with my church mates” I’m not really sure of what context you mean… but every believer ought to be treated like your own siblings, with love and care. Regardless if they do not treat you the same way. We fulfill the law by loving one another just as Christ taught :)