Here I am

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Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”

Isaiah 6:8

Father, I sometimes haven’t noticed that I am again trying to run my life, you know carrying my burdens without passing to you. Worrying too much where in fact there’s no need to worry at all. Planning on my own without even asking you. I sometimes force what I want and try to influence you in following me.

And yes by doing that I am struggling and losing my joy and peace. Ah, when can I learn? Why can’t i just accept that my life is better when I let you run it, that you know the way better and that i will reach my destination successfully and safely if I will you let you lead.

So again Lord, today I will let you take the lead. My life is yours, I am yours, do what you please and I hope I like what you choose or do for me but if ever i don’t, give me the willingness to accept it with joy, that your will may be done in my life.

Amen!

 Linking up with Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday and My Daily Walk with His Grace for Winsome Wednesday.

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My life is useless if there was no Resurrection

PhotobucketChristians all over the world are celebrating the resurrection day today. It’s one of the most amazing things happened in Christian history. Everything about Jesus is amazing but this one is the most important event ever. As Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians, If Christ has not been raised from the dead then our faith is useless and we are still guilty of our sins. We are the most pitiful creature on earth if our hope in Christ is only for this life.

And if there is no resurrection, “Let’s feast and drink, for tomorrow we die” I sometimes live a life like this, not that I’m feasting and drinking everyday. I’m living my life like it will end when I die, I sometimes forget that there is life after death.. My life doesn’t end here on earth and because Christ was resurrected I too is going to experience that someday.

When my life ends here on earth, there is another life waiting for me, a life that is far more lovely and beautiful. Sadly though, rarely  i think about that life, I am so much preoccupied with my life here on earth.

Father, I pray remind me always of the life I have when you called me home. Oftentimes I’m forgetting that I have a life far more better than my life here on earth.

May that inspire me to live my life here to the fullest, to enjoy life instead of thinking about pains and sufferings.

May that motivate me to live a holy life and a life pleasing to you, because whatever you’ve called me to do here on earth is just a preparation for eternity.

May this truth give me perseverance.

May this truth about your resurrection give me hope, courage and strength to face the challenges in life.

May this truth aspire me more not to live a mediocre life but an excellent one.

May this truth about your resurrection bring me closer to you each day.

Amen!

Thankful Thursday

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Another day has passed, yesterday I was thinking about my life. Honestly I feel like I am not doing anything worthy. I am “just” a stay-at-home mom and wife.

I’ve been struggling lately, I always lose my temper.  I get easily irritated  with small things. I feel like I couldn’t do anything other than watching my daughter. I don’t even have time for myself.  I am losing my patience and temper and definitely not proud of it. I want to be creative in our time together but my mind seems no longer functioning. I couldn’t thing of any.

Could it be because I am pregnant again or maybe I am not stay at home material mom.

Don’t get me wrong I love my daughter, she’s definitely the most charismatic baby I have ever seen, she smiles at anyone. She smiles and talks most of the time. I love being able to teach her and see all the ways she’s growing up. However I feel like lately, I’m not good enough for her.

I remember what the Israelites said to Moses in Numbers 21:5, when they get tired of eating manna, they complained “there is nothing to eat here and nothing to drink. And we hate this horrible manna.”

Am I becoming like the Israelites? Getting tired of what I’m doing and want to do other things?

Oh Lord, forgive me for grumbling, forgive me for thinking this way. Help me to embrace the life you’ve given me and be satisfied with what I have and doing now. Help me to live a life to the fullest.

Today I am thankful for the following

#31- 36 years of existence

#32- my daughter turned one year old last month

#33-my second pregnancy

#34- was able to visit my country and hometown.

#35- the time we spent with my family.

#36-mother-in-law who’s helping us.

#37-husband who is hardworking and thrifty.

#38-spending time in prayer every morning with my husband.

#39-daughter who smiles to anyone.

#40- a new apartment to stay.

This post This post has been submitted to the week’s Gratitude post with Ann Voskampand to Thankful Thursday with Laura.

WFW-Called According To His Purpose

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Note: I grabbed the picture  from my friend’s FB

Romans 8:28

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (NASB)

It’s 2011, last year was a year of waiting and waiting and waiting, it’s also a year of resting, a year of planning and a year of favor from the Lord.  There are prayers and questions that remained unanswered until now, plans that never happened, things that I couldn’t understand. There were good and bad things happened, we cried, we laughed, we worried, we doubted, we hoped. Last year was indeed full of surprises and challenges but the Father sustained us all through the year.

This verse reminded me that I do not have to know or understand everything and that God works in everything whether good or evil. This does not mean that He rejoices in evil but He is able to turn everything for our good. I’ve come to realize that God is not working to make me feel good or to make me happy but He is working to fulfill His purpose that I may have joy in everything.  When life seems tough and  everything seems like going against me, this is the verse that i lean on and the promise that  keeps me going.

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Don’t let the Circumstances Around You Ruin your Day!

Take time to watch this video, my prayer is that, it will somehow encourage you. Indeed happiness is a choice, you may or may not allow the circumstances around you to ruin your day, steal your peace and joy or you may let God to move in your life through these challenges. Whatever trials you are facing right now. God wants you to know that He is in control of everything all He wants from you is to TRUST Him.

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to Me, your God. And My peace, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.
Philippians 4:6-7

Take no thought, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ Or ‘What will we drink?’ Or ‘With what will we be clothed?…. for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you
Matthew 6:31-33

Blessed is the one who trusts in You, Lord, and whose hope You are. For he will be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat comes, but her leaf will be green and will not be full of care in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Jeremiah 17:7-8

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Happiness

Right guy, right bank account, right job, right friends, right apartment, and perfect body figure. Are these things making you happy? Yes, these things somehow make us happy. But if my happiness is dependent on these things, I will be the most miserable person on earth, because all these things are temporary.

God wants us to have more than happiness, He wants our happiness to be dependent not on temporary things but on Someone who is unchangeable, happiness that comes from within, a happiness that can never be changed by your circumstances, by your possessions or your relationships with others. He wants you to have more than happiness, but He wants you to have joy. Joy is not dependent on circumstances, possessions or relationships with other people. Joy comes from Jesus alone. And He is willing to give that to anyone who wants to accept Him. Joy is an inside job, let Him do that for you.

I wrote this few years ago in my other blog and it’s funny coz God is using my old journals to encourage me through this He’s just reminding me once again that only Him can give me real happiness. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot of things, there so many things that are troubling me and somehow those worries steal my joy. But thanks be to the Lord Jesus Christ for reminding me that He is the only true source of our happiness.

Lord whatever worries I have right now, I am giving that to you. Thank you for reminding me once again that you are the only source of joy and since I have you I have all the joy to combat all the worries of this world”

Psalms 4:7-8 “You have put gladness in my heart, more than when their grain and new wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety.” NASB

HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE-DON’T LET THE CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND YOU RUIN YOUR DAY

Take time to watch this video, my prayer is that, it will somehow encourage you. Indeed happiness is a choice, you may or may not allow the circumstances around you to ruin your day, steal your peace and joy or you may let God to move in your life through these challenges. Whatever trials you are facing right now. God wants you to know that He is in control of everything all He wants from you is to TRUST Him.

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Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to Me, your God. And My peace, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.
Philippians 4:6-7 

Take no thought, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ Or ‘What will we drink?’ Or ‘With what will we be clothed?…. for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you
Matthew 6:31-33

Blessed is the one who trusts in You, Lord, and whose hope You are. For he will be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat comes, but her leaf will be green and will not be full of care in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Jeremiah 17:7-8

© 2008 by jhunnelle

HAPPINESS

Right guy, right bank account, right job, right friends, right apartment, perfect body figure. Are these things make you happy? Yes, these things somehow make us happy. If I’ll depend my happiness on these things, I will be the most miserable person on earth, because all these things are temporary. 

God wants us to have more than happiness, He wants our happiness to be dependent not on temporary things but on Someone who is unchangeable. He wants happiness that comes from within, He wants happiness that can never be changed by your circumstances, by your possessions or your relationships with others. He wants you to have more than happiness, but He wants you to have joy. Joy is not dependent on circumstances, possessions or relationships with other people. Joy comes from Jesus alone. And He is willing to give that to anyone who wants to accept Him. Joy is an inside job, let Him do that for you.

“Lord, I want joy that this world can not offer. I want to accept the joy, by accepting you Jesus in my Life. I acknowledge that you are the source of joy”

© 2008 by jhunnelle