Let's ask ourselves, does God cry ? We live in a world where we view crying as a sign of weakness, is it not ? I remember in one of the funerals i attended, some men wear dark glasses so people won't see their tears. Perhaps we think it is alright for women to cry but not men.
Perhaps this blog just tries to help us get in touch with our inner self.
But for those who are looking for answer to the question, does God cry ? does God know what i or you are going through ? I believe the answer is yes.
How would you answer that ?
The producer of the movie " Passion of the Christ " believes God cry.
How do i know that, there is scene after the crucifixion that teardrop from the sky fell to the earth.
Does God still cry today ? or does what we do make God smile ?
I was having bout with my Pakinson's disease and alone in the house.Still have some clean up to do etc, having difficulty moving, praying but desperate and impatient for my medicine to take effect, having walking canes on both hands. I was in a perfect pity party situation and asking God when I'll feel better. When an idea came.
How about if I thank and worship God while moving around ?
Guess what my pity party turn into a gratitude party. But i believe the main reason is realizing that God needs to be thanked for everything.
Our situation need not be easy and comfortable all the time but for us to look and remember what our Lord Jesus Christ had to go through. Jesus went to the cross to suffer for us . He did not ask the Father to make things easy for Him.(Please check your Bible for accurate description of what our Lord Jesus asked the Father see Matthew 26:36-44)
Perhaps this is contrary to what we often hear but God said anyone who live godly will suffer persecution or some kind of difficulty.
Let this sink in for now. If you already practice or do this , share your testimony, will you ? Let's encourage one another in the Lord.
Man is created in the image of God, but man has one basic flaw.
According to the Bible man is created in the image of God. Man is a magnificent creation. Just think of what man can do and what man has made.
But man has one basic flaw. You may ask what is that ? We are fallen. Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating of the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil on enticement by God's adversary named Lucifer who is later called Satan.This fallen state is passed along every human being who comes into the world.
You may say, how can anyone prove that ? Man has a deceitful heart, all of us. The Bible says all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Is there anyone of us who did not think evil and did not tell a lie ?
But you may say, perhaps it is the Creator's fault. God did not make man as robots but God loves His creation so much that He provided a way of salvation through His Son Jesus Christ.
For details as to how Jesus Christ become our way of salvation please ask true believing Christians . If you know already , are you spreading the good news ?
I got fascinated with civil engineering structures that made me interested in building structures out of cardboard, packaging materials etc, using tools and spare nails, nuts and bolts for experimentation. As i make use of bracing i had to fasten them with nuts and bolts. Unaware that there is a tool for driving nuts, i was using my tools plus my fingers to hold the nut. Because of nut's small size, i kept dropping it and it was driving me nuts.
With much trouble i completed my structure and i learned from it after having sore back and hand. Later on i found out there is a tool for holding the nut and turning it, called nut driving set.
Perhaps that tool was available or being used for a long time now, i am just unaware about it.
So what this got to do with Christian blog ? Jesus Christ came and died and rose again about two thousand years ago yet reports have it that there is still some people who do not know this and they have not heard the name Jesus.
When I first started reading the Bible, somebody commented that it will drive me nuts, that was 1976. Now 2018, the Bible still fascinates me and it still continue to transform my life.
With my nut driving set my hobby will no longer drive me nuts and with Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, heaven seems to be too close and i experience unspeakable joy and full of glory. Jesus actually drives me from being nut and make me enjoy life now and forever.
Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against you, because you have left your first love.
Let us ask who is Christian's first love ? I believe He is Jesus Christ. A love for Jesus is a love for the Father and the Holy Spirit. But let us not forget that God loves us first as written by apostle John.
According to apostle Paul, nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Let us make this simple Jesus should be our first love. If we have other first love, that could be shaky or dangerous.
In our prayer and praise, let's confess or declare our love for God.
1 Corinthians 1:31 says He that glory , let him glory in the Lord. For us humans we have a tendency to glory in ourselves. Our pride or ego is hard to control. We look over our shoulders and compare, often to our hurt.
To glory in the Lord takes some discipline.
Hopefully we will learn to glory in the Lord just like we breath air.
I was checking a Bible catalogue when I noticed that some Bibles are called a certain person's Study Bible. I wonder if it is a problem. To put one's name on God's book. Hmmm. I do not mean the personal ownership of a copy of the Holy Bible.
Another one is apparent personal interpretation of the Bible and then claiming it is the correct or proper or authorized way.
Our Lord Jesus warned in Matthew 7:21 that not everyone who said to Him, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that does the will of His Father which i in heaven.
Let's clarify this because we learn also that heaven is a free gift by grace through faith and also Jesus died for our sins.It looks like a done deal.
One of the will of God is for us to know Jesus. Do we know Jesus ? Do we know His life, works, words and commandments ?
As a fellow believer in Jesus, let's encourage ourselves and others to know Jesus more and deeper. How can we do that ? Let's spend time in prayer,opening and reading the Bible and putting them into practice. And ask the Holy Spirit to help us daily in our everyday life to glorify God.
Wait you may be saying is that a gift or work ? It is a gift but knowing Jesus is a proof that we receive the gift.
If you like the gift you receive you will use it, right ?