Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
“Teacher I will follow you no matter where you go”!(Matthew 8:19)
We all can relate to the initial enthusiasm we feel as soon as we are exposed to truth, which is the Gospel. We instantly feel a sense of purpose and zeal.This over whelming passion motivates us to follow Christ-becoming Christlike-walking in his footprints.
As Christians it should be our desire to emulate the ministry that Christ established on earth.however, there is a great cost in following Christ.
“But Jesus said “ Foxes have dens to live in and birds have notes, But I, the Son of Man, Have no home of my own, not even a place to lay my head”(Matthew 8:20)
Are we prepared to make the sacrifices for the Gospel?
Its good that we are all passionate and willing to serve Christ and help in building His Kingdom. But there is a cost, a great cost that many of us will have to pay if we choose to wholeheartedly follow Christ and serve in ministry. One of the sacrifices that I believe the scriptures alludes to is sacrificing our earthly securities and placing ALL trust in God.
Are you willing to place your entire trust in God?
To trust God completely means we must have confidence in Him. Sometimes following Christ will test your faith and spiritual strength. But we must remain confident in who God says He is. We must know that our security is in Christ. He will sustain us, provide for us and satisfy us.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I just read an article about the ‘wonders’ the Pill has done for the generations. I was shocked or more like disturbed by the way in which this article glorifies sexual immorality.
“That nice girl ‘did it’ and sometimes even enjoyed it, and that sex need not lead to to marriage.”
Some may believe that the degeneration of societies’ morality began over 50 years ago when FDA approved this contraceptive. However,our lack of sensitivity to moral issues began way before ‘The Pill’ came into play. It took place between two individuals a man and a woman who disobeyed God and ate the fruit from the tree of Good and Evil. As a result,evil has been engraved in the DNA of every creature on the face of the Earth.
Our lack of morality is to be blamed on the great epidemic called sin. Sin is responsible for all the social, physical and spiritual deaths in our society. The media plays a significant role in spreading this social disease among people. This article The Pill glorifies a lifestyle which promotes:
All of these qualities are destructive to the character of an individual. Since sin came into world, people sought things which were beneficial to them and not caring about the needs of other people. Everyone craves power/ wealth and we will do anything to obtain these things. But the problem is that people want to be gods.They want to control their destinies!!
“ It gave us power to decide if and when we were physically, emotionally and financially prepared for the immense commitment to bear and raise a child”.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
What is beauty? Do we even consider ourselves beautiful?
Some of us may not be able to answer this question, because we don’t have a concrete definition.However, there are some of us who are able to answer this question based on our definition.But are our perception of beauty valid?
The world has conjured a superficial definition of beauty, and it’s sad to say many have defined our sense of beauty by these superficial concepts.This however has led to many social ills in our society.People are now using socially constructed notions such as' ‘ ugly’ to describe people or even categories people who do not measure up to the world’s standards of beauty.What people fail to realize is that our definition of beauty does not truly define what beauty is.
So, what is beauty?
Firstly, we have to state what beauty is not in order to fully understand what it is.Beauty is not the physical attributes of an individual, and it cannot be found in the genetic make up of an individual.In my opinion, beauty is not a physical thing but a spiritual thing.
How we view ourselves is important. It affects how we behave and even how we treat other people.People who view themselves in a relative way are very insecure,selfish and egocentric. Therefore, individuals who view there beauty relatively to physical attributes or the world’s standards are often times insecure and suffer low self esteem.The idea of relative beauty has caused many people to chase diets so they can acquire this ‘beauty’ and for those impatient folks who have the ‘quick fix’ mentality, choose plastic surgery as their means of attaining this level of ‘beauty’.
If we continue to to validate ourselves based on these relative ideas, we will lose ourselves and our true identity and then we will find ourselves transforming into little superficial monster.Do you think you’re beautiful? Be honest…..
Its been awhile since I have blogged, but I’m back with a new theme and motivation.
No matter what our past mistakes were, God is able to make things new. Many of us are products of our environment, whether it was good or bad, its has impacted how we live our lives.Just remember God can make ALL things new!
I want to introduce you all to Rhema Soul, a very phenomenal group whose focus is on leaving their fingerprints on the lives of individuals. This is their testimony, check it out.
Check them out Here for more info about their ministry.