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On Authenticity

25 Nov

Is authenticity overrated? 

What it authenticity?

Verbally saying what we think – unfiltered?

Or,

Acting on any impulses – that we may or may not, have tried to cage within?

When one talks about authenticity,

One would ask,

How good of a virtue is self-control?

Say I don’t like a person,

And I want to hurt that person.

Should I then:

Apply self-control and not hurt that person (and probably be, say, a hypocrite)

Or, 

follow my instinct and just lash it out because that’s what I want to do. 

Where should we draw the line?

Is authenticity overrated?

Or is it simply misinterpreted, or misunderstood?

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Psalm 23 ❤️

10 Sep

“…Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me” — Psalm 23 ❤️❤️

One of my favorite verses that always help to comfort me in time of distress. 🌾💚🌾

“The difference for those who follow Christ is not the absence of the shadow of death, but the presence of the Shepherd” – @iessouth

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Grace

15 Jul

The gospel of grace is risky.

It is.

Because there is nothing you can do would make God loves you less, even if it is horrible things.

…as when sin increases, grace abounds all the more.

But if we really do understand and embrace grace, it is not horrible things that will flow out of us. It will be love. – at IES South Office

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a self-reminder

29 Apr

“It’s so much easier to want to be understood than to understand. It’s easier to receive than to give. It’s much easier to be passive than active. But, be active anyway.”

Good night.

#easiersaidthandone #needtorelyongrace

LOVE as our goal

3 Apr

Finished reading a devotional on 1 Timothy 1 and I am reminded that the goal of instructions, is, after all, Love:

…to love God and love others, with pure heart, clear conscience and sincere faith.”

It is not about knowing more so we can build up our fortress of knowledge so that we can answer every question asked, be it by others or the ones that our mind produces. Of course, knowing more about God and what He is saying ia vital, but, when it doesnt produce love, it doesn’t serve its purpose.

“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up”
1 Cor 8:1

Be Faithful in Small Things!

15 Jan

“…be faithful in small things” – pfft. How many times have we heard this #mostuttered advice in our lives? Everytime I hear or read this – be it at church, in a speech or in the Bible – my mind will then automatically respond “…because if you’re not faithful in small things, how can you expect to be trusted with bigger things?”

And it happens so often that if would go to and through my head (maybe, with a little stop where i’d impulsively say “that’s right”).This morning I stumbled upon the same advice, but it spoke to me differently and led me to see it from a fresh perspective. In this case, I’d like to thank ps. Steven Furtick for his devotional ‘Sun, Stand, Still’ – it reminded me that the Word of God is always new everyday! I’ve never thought before that God’s extraordinary miracles are usually a follow up of simple act of obedience.

when you strip the biblical miracles of their spectacular special effects, a common plot point emerges:

extraordinary moves begins with ordinary act of obedience

Look at the story of Moses for example. Before he did all the crazy things like parting the Red Sea, where did it start before all of that happened? When he saw the burning (but not burnt) bush.

Let’s rewind a little more..

What took place before he saw the burning bush? He was tending his father-in-law’s sheep and goats. (Exodus 3:1-10)

I’m convinced that tending Jethro’s sheep was not a once-in-a-lifetime experience or an annual event for Moses. Perhaps, his tending the sheep is like ours usual office day, mundane uni classes or a regular meeting with that client. Moses’ days of tending sheep were ordinary, but what God did (and could do, in your case) was, is and will be extraordinary.

So let’s lean in closer to God, listen and look out for more what He has for us today. When he saw the burning bush, Moses came closer and wanted to see, but when as he came closer and tried to learn what was happening, God told him to not come any closer and to take off his sandals. Look around and try to listen if God is trying to show us our burning bush today (through the scripture, prayer, anyway He wants to speak to you), and yield to what He commands: stop, take off your sandals, talk to that person, follow up with that deal, don’t close the deal, cancel the appointment, make an appointment, finish the assignment … anything God tells you to do through the Holy Spirit in you.

If God is calling you to make a big difference today, He is likely to start in a small way.

(inspired by “Sun Stand Still” Devotional by Steven Furtick)

Leap Over the Wall

28 Aug

It’s almost the end of August. So there goes my promise to you about posting frequently. Whooss, out the window. Nevertheless, I believe it is never to late for anyone to restart anything.

Today, I stumbled upon a very encouraging verse in Psalm

” …for it is YOU who light my lamp, the Lord my God lightens my darkness. For by YOU I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.”
(Psalm 18:28-29)

Lately, I’ve been asking a lot about the clear path and directions I should take in my life . I knew I had the calling three years ago, and I was so fervent in my pursue towards my goal. But reality has been taken me over, and before I realized it, I found myself surrounded and sedated by the routines. I personally don’t think my routines are bad or necessarily evil; however, they’ve got me busy and taken my zeal in pursuing the goal God has set before me. Right now, I feel like I am facing a wall, and I really don’t know where I should turn to. Right in front of me, is a big sense of responsibility my parents have put for me. They suggested that I work for them and hold a quite substantial position in the company (which I honestly don’t really want to be in). But for now, it feels like it’s the right thing to do. The word of God told me that I can leap over the wall, and this wall, I shall leap 🙂

Being faithful, patient and obedient is all that I need to do.

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