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Worthy Are You Lord

Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created. —Revelation 4:11 God owns us in two ways. First, he created us (Genesis 1:27). Second, he bought us from bondage to sin through the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross (Ephesians 1:7, Galatians 3:13). He is our Lord in new birth and he is our God in creation. These glorious truths are inseparable. We submit to him as Lord because we see him as amazing, beautiful, glorious, and wonderful. We, as his creation, are to reflect his beauty and his glory. We are to love him, thank him and trust him. We see him worthy of all our praises and adoration. He is sovereign. He is mighty. He is powerful. For many people, he is not wonderful or beautiful. The idea of a glorious God is a foreign thing to them. We were once like that, but God overcame that rebellion and shone in our hearts "the light of the knowledge of the glory of Go

The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

This book helped me understand what holiness means. It's amazing how we live our daily lives, doing what we used to do and neglect God's call to all believers to "be holy for I am holy". Get this book and start your personal journey towards holiness. Title: The Pursuit of Holiness Author: Jerry Bridges Read Sample Amazon

Prayer for Daily Bible Reading

I have always been helped by John Piper's strategy on prayer for daily bible reading. So I am sharing with you now in this article. Links are also provided below this posts that would lead you to the source where I got this prayers. He calls this prayer by the Acronym A.P.T.A.T. & I.O.U.S A.P.T.A.T. & I.O.U.S. A , Admit you can do nothing without God (John 15:5). P , Pray for help (Psalm 50:15). I , Incline my heart to your testimonies (Psalm 119:36). O , Open my eyes to see wonderful things (Psalm 119:18). U , Unite my heart to fear your name (Psalm 86:11). S , Satisfy me in the morning with your steadfast love (Psalm 90:14). T , Trust a specific promise (Psalm 28:7). A , Act (Philippians 2:12–13). T , Thank God for his provision and goodness (Psalm 106:1). Here's the link to the source : A.P.T.A.T. : A Strategy for Daily Bible Reading Happy Bible Reading!

Love Your Enemies

But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. —Luke 6:27-28 Jesus was talking to his disciples and followers. Those who have been with him in his ministry and the people who may have heard about his teachings and want's to be healed from their diseases (Luke 6:17-19). What does love mean? Is it the indifference to everyone's sinning? No! It is a self-giving love and affection that wants the enemy know Christ and be saved (John 3:16). True believers are to love his enemies. Who are the enemies? Those who hate believers. Those who curse believers. Those who abuse believers. This is not just any kind of hate and curse and abuse. These are opposition that we receive when we became followers of Christ. So don't be deceived, true believers are being hated and cursed and abused by enemies. By the power of the Holy Spirit who was given to us when we believed in Christ, we are able to

Abound In Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. —Romans 15:13 The word of God is our way to obtain hope. Let me put it this way. May the God of hope fill you... so that... you may abound in hope. God wants us to have him to the fullest. He is what we all need and He is all that we need. Your browser does not support the audio element. Subscribe Download MP3

Fight Sin with God's Word

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. —Psalms 119:11 One of the mark of a genuine believer is the delight in God's word and fighting all the Bible calls sin. I'm saying this as one because the two is so connected that it is impossible to have one but not have the other. These are two sides of one coin. Clearly stated in this Psalm how it works. We are to store up God's word in our hearts so that we might not sin against God (Psalm 119:11). It is by memorizing promises in the Bible that enables us to walk uprightly. Those promises are the words that will be used by the Holy Spirit to remind us in specific struggles that we have everyday. So we pray that God will teach us his ways through the Scriptures (Psalm 119:12). We know how to enjoy all the things that he provides and verse 14 tells us that we are able to enjoy his promises too by his enabling power (Psalm 119:14). Let us take our part in this fight. Let us meditate on God