Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

faith, life unlimited

When Christ became man he limited himself to faith.
He was not a superman , but a determined believer.
In his daily life he trusted the Father and spoke
always about his dependency on him.
Some might question the genuineness of his faith, but nobody
can deny the fruit of his walk of faith.
He didn’t starve to death. He was fed by the Father and taken
finally to the cross – by the Father.
Heaven will reveal fully what really happened.
Now we behold it as in a dim mirror. I Cor.13:12
In heaven our faith will come to it’s completion.
We will be with God face to face.
For us faith works the other way around. It doesn’t limit us.
It actually “unlimits” us.
It gives us a supernatural capacity to live a spiritual life.
Certain things in our life can be operated only by faith.
It’s impossible to worship the living God without faith.
Idol worship doesn’t require any faith. It works only with
visible things.
Living faith is directed by the invisible.
Where our human strength and understanding ends, faith steps in.
Living faith doesn’t depend on circumstances.
That’s why it works everywhere in all times.
Is it easier today to be a believer in Jesus Christ
in Europe than in Saudi-Arabia?
What do you say?
I think that
both are great privileges and opportunities to
be led to the cross daily.
“That the genuineness of your faith ,
being much more precious than
the gold that perishes,
though it is tested by fire,
may be found to praise,
honor and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” I Peter 1:7

Monday, February 14, 2011

forgotten or missed ?

witnessing turned into twitnessing

In my youth I was wondering why do all great miracles and
incredible healings happen only in California or in Tibet.
Those were probably the two most distant places
of my life in that time.
Now, as Internet and cell phones have seemingly ,
or rather audibly, shrunk our world, everything seems to take
place next door. We can from our kitchen talk to people who are
fighting dictators and their tanks.
The world has become smaller, but noisier.
As Anand Giridharadas, one of my favorite reporters said,
“ It becomes easier to hear, but harder to listen.”
So many voices are fighting for our attention.
“The modern culture tends to reward speed over cognition.”
The value of our personal testimony has become more precious
than ever. Did we hear something from God? Can I say, “ I prayed
and God answered my prayer.”
Do I still have time to wait for God’s personal “Rhema” in
a world where even the message of many believers has
turned from witnessing to twitnessing.
Did I really hear from God or from CNN, Al Jazeera or from
an anonymous tweet on Twitter?
The Samaritan women reached the whole town with her personal
testimony.However, people were not drawn to her.
They came to Jesus.
They testified back to her:” Now we believe, not because of what
you said, for we OURSELVES have heard Him and we know that
this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.” John 4:42

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pray for Cairo!

let God deal with things

God deals with things.
I ‘m sure he also knows how to deal with everything.
Sometimes people are too eager to straighten out other
people’s private issues. Some speak in the name of justice.
Often those who have the loudest voice have the most to hide.
The WikiLeaks phenomena that has shaken up the political world is
an embarrassing example of the untamed nature of the fallen man,
dirty hands washing other people’s dirty laundry.
Even though we probably see just the top of the iceberg in the matters
of people’s private corruption, it’s always shocking to understand
that” there is none who does good, no ,not one.” Romans 3:12
The more we understand the total depravity of the mankind
the more we see the importance of the doctrine of salvation
merely by grace.
Enjoying grace is not a sin. It’s the only thing that we fully can enjoy
without hypocrisy.
Covering the ones who have failed is not challenging the system of justice.
It goes beyond that. It is a way to minister grace to those who are covered
and to those who would otherwise be effected by that what would be uncovered.
It’s grace that we don’t know everything about everybody.
“If you ,Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared.” Psalm 130:3-4

Wednesday, February 2, 2011