Monday, April 7, 2008 @ 10:23 AM
Interesting yet Challenging
I had a great time over lunch after the Church Service, i do not know how to explain, but it was great companies with great fellowships.. thou it has to cut short because of my afternoon ministry. i just had a great time there. thank you Lord.
I'm not sure where i'm up to this morning.. This morning devotion is about marriage.. guess for the coming 2 months, there's where i'm going to be studying. Thanks to TODAY, The Family Altar. it is quite interesting to find out how God initiate marriage. before i further on with my point of view.. i must get it clear to all that 'i'm not in desparation' haha.. so.. dun get me wrong ya?!?! wakaka. Everything happened back way in Genesis, where God created man,, and found out that 'it is not good for man to be alone' (Gen 2:18) and the mystery lies in Eph 5:31 as Paul explained to us that Marriage has the built-in capacity to reflect something of the relationship between Christ & His Church. and that's i'm going to learn and discover this coming 2 months. so stay tune from time to time.
Since the Youth Pastors' Meeting, held last week, every single day, i was reminded over and over again on the verse, taken from John 15: 12-14 'My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.' whenever I was reminded on this verse and pondered upon it....
FIRSTI acknowledge a SUPER friend that is soooo great that willing to die in my place, that is none other than JESUS CHRIST himself. the sufferings that He went thru, the accusations that He had to face, the road that he has to go thru.. ALL .. it is because of me.. ALL because of His love for me.. and i'm thankful for He not only my Saviour & God, rather A FRIEND WITH GREAT LOVE.
SECOND I ponder upon my friendship with others, my friendship with my youthzz.. the ministry i have, the Overcomers, Kairos (my young adults cell group).. have i love each other as Christ have loved me? am I His friend? because HE said.. You are my friends if you do what I command.. this really make me think..thinking deep. as i said earlier on.. the ministry has not been smooth running this year, and many 'actions' have challenged me to the full, i'm not sure whether it was me or others, but.. it's really out of my hand. and i began to think.. where did i do wrong.. and how can i do tat.. and when have i loosen the chords..i began to ask and ask and the Lord, humourously, ask and ask me.. 'are you willing to lay down your life for your friends?' that brought me to tears each and every single time i heard Him asked. I DO NOT KNOW LORD.. FOR ALL THAT THEY HAVE DONE? THE HURT THAT I'M SUFFERING NOW? I AM NOT SURE ANYMORE..BUT HOW CAN I LAY MY LIFE FOR THEM? THEY DOESNT SEEM APPRECIATING, WOULD YOU SHOW ME LORD? WOULD YOU HELP ME?... How i wishes in the earlier days, my leaders showed me what does it take to lay down their lives for their ministries. maybe they did, maybe i wasnt observance enuf.
FROM NOW ON.. Lord, if it's Your will, take this cup from me, teach me, lead me, guide me, hold me, speak to me, shake me if You need to.. i want to learn from You. Help me to be the friend that who will lay down her life for her friends.
A VERSE FOR ME TO MEMORIZE ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.
John 15: 12-14
'My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.'
used to be quiet..but now QUIET NO MORE..
loving people.. specially da Youthzz..
not forgeting Jagung(sweet corn)too..
working for God..
working for the people..specially da Youthzz..
totz of wat I wish for my Blog..
be A place ..
* to give Glory to God;
* to know me MORE
* to learn wat i've gone thru
* for encouragementz & funz
* for precious momentz
* to inspire others
* to express myself, my inner totz
... and you tell me..
"One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek HIm in His temple."
~ Psalm 27:4
since june 01, 2008
Samantha Low :)