Have you ever felt like you're a baby Christian? Well, I did... and I actually do right now. I woke up this morning with a headache because of my noisy neighbors then... I YELLED! Oops... then there was a bubble thought--I shouldn't be like that. I'm sorry, Lord.
Thank God because He said in Luke 18:1, we should pray at all times and not lose heart. So, I prayed a little prayer and didn't lose heart because of what I did. I'm not perfect, I know that. I shouldn't be mad at myself if I commit mistakes. I do unpleasantries everyday... but I thank God because I'm on my way to perfection. We are on our way to perfection... and that's when He comes back for us.
It's so good to feel like you're a baby and that your heavenly Father loves you.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Yesterday, I watched the movie Stardust at AXN. The story is about a fallen star (actually, she looks like a human, a lady wearing a silver dress). That star lived with the humans and even fell in love with one. I was just amazed by the genre because it’s for the whole family, not just for kids. It is star-studded, action-packed, thriller, comedy and love story. All-in-one. Michelle Pfeifer, Robert de Niro and Claire Danes are even there. So, I can’t get over the movie. I actually recommend it. The fallen star said in the movie, “How can a star shine if it is broken?”
This morning, I read Daniel 12. I don’t know why my Bible opened to that page because what I was about to read is Leviticus 8. Anyway, Daniel 12 quite talked about shining like stars, what a coincidence. It says in verse 3, “Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” So, after having read it, it’s no coincidence that I turned to that page.
So, if want to become like stars forever and not experience doom, we have to have insight and we have to lead many to righteousness. Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of age.”
We gotta make disciples and that means, lead them to righteousness—they only have to believe that Jesus is the savior and He has to be their Lord; they don’t need to do good works because it can’t save them (Romans 3 and 4:4-5). Just believe… and obey. Because if we don’t, we can’t come to the Father (John 14:6) and we’ll be on our way to eternal doom (Revelation 21:8).
So, let’s make disciples and shine forever and ever.
Yesterday, I’ve read Leviticus 7 and it’s about offerings.
I was just so surprised that in this chapter, God has forbidden us to eat fat—fat from livestock or cattle or whatever (verse 22-25). It’s just so funny because that’s a feel-good-food for me, especially when it’s grilled or fried. Can you imagine it? Mouth-watering, right?
So why does God prohibit us from eating it? Is it because it’s unhealthy for us? Actually, when you read Leviticus 1 to 7, you will realize that God loves fat. The people during Moses’ days offer fat to God by burning it and God likes the “soothing aroma” (if you’re reading NASB, you’ll encounter that a lot) of these fats and meaty smell. I don’t actually know the answer to my why question but maybe, the reason why I love fatty foods is because my Father loves it. There is a saying that goes like this “like father, like child.”
Okay, our bodies are weak and we are prone to heart diseases—high blood pressuse, heart attack, etc. So, I guess, the reason why He doesn’t allow us to eat that is because it’s unhealthy. So now, I don’t know what to do… I love fatty foods (but it doesn’t show because I’m not fat—just right and… I’m not eating it always).
Am I still gonna eat it or what? My mom said it’s okay to eat fat because according Jesus in Matthew 15:11, “It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.”
So, I can still eat barbeque and other meats with fat. Cool.
I’ve been having my daily Bible reading for a year now and most of the time, I write my thoughts in my journal. Sometimes, I just keep it to my mind (because I get so lazy every so often). Well, now, instead of writing it on a journal that no one could read except me, I’m gonna blog it down here so I can share it. Does it make sense?
This project would be My Everyday Exodus. Can’t think of any. This is gonna be about our daily journey with God … I’m gonna do this so I would be able to share The Word and that I can give advise to people and get advised as well.
I pray that this would help me grow spiritually and I hope you can join my journey… our journey.