I have a great Christ for my need.
I need to send out a message asking for prayers for the brother of my priest who passed away suddenly. His name is John. Thank you for keeping up this blog!@Anonymous
I’m praying for your friend John, beloved. I speak comfort and peace for him and his family.
You’re greatly blessed!
Heyy there. So, how many people gets to run this blog, exactly?@Anonymous
Eh? Just one, beloved. Me. :) I wonder though what made you ask this. Haha. You’re greatly blessed! :)
I'm so stressed out and I'm so worried about everything. :(@Anonymous
Let me share these verses to you, beloved. It’s what I read over and over again when I feel that way:
"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. " —Philippians 4: 6-8
Beloved, I want to remind you that it’s okay to drop every worry and turn our minds to Jesus Christ. It may feel weird at first, but not worrying about anything is what God wills for you. Let Him fill you with peace. Remind yourself of His promises. Do not resist His peace. You’re greatly blessed! :)
For that last anon that feels like they're not smart enough - I'd like to suggest they watch the TED talk: Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are. You can find it on youtube. It's about self confidence and faking it until you make it and there is a bit where she talks about feeling like a fraud because "she's not smart enough," and like she doesnt belong. Its not specifically a christian talk, but I feel like it is still inspirational.@Anonymous
Thank you, beloved!
Hi guys! It’s been three or four days since I’ve updated (except for the poem). That’s because electricity has been out in our town because of the super typhoon. I don’t know when the next blackout will be and how long it will last, so please understand if I “disappear” all of a sudden after this.
I’m asking you to please pray for the Philippines. This is one of the worse storms I’d seen yet. I know, because it’s the first time I’ve seen one of our neighbors’ roofs get ripped off. And some of the places in our country still have no electricity. Let’s all intercede for the people working on this, and also, for the rehabilitation of our country from the damage. :)
Thank you so much, beloved, and you’re all greatly blessed!
I also think that it's important to remember that we are each of us something that God made and then thought "this is good." I don't always feel like the smartest or the most capable, but I know that God made me something special. I do my best to remember that I'm something that he's proud of, and I dont want to think hatefully about something that he loves so much. It helps me feel less negative and worried, anyway. I will pray for your peace and job situation too, anon.@Anonymous
Thank you so much, beloved!
If you’re feeling troubled, alone, and hopeless right now.
The gospel is good news, but what is the news and what makes it good?
Much of what is sold as “the gospel” is an inferior substitute for the real thing. Don’t be fooled by cheap knock-offs! There is an easy way to distinguish the authentic from the counterfeit. The true gospel is 100% good news. There’s no bad news in the good news. If the gospel you’ve bought into makes you feel insecure, anxious, guilty, and condemned, then it’s no good. Discard it before it kills you!
The original gospel signaled a great joy for all people. It was, and remains, an announcement about a Man. This Man has done not one, but two deeds of supreme and eternal significance. If you have not heard of this Man and His deeds, then this will be good news for you:
1. Jesus died for you. In the greatest demonstration of love the world has ever seen, Jesus gave His life for us. We had chosen independence from God and reaped the whirlwind. But God loved us so much that He sent His Son to ransom us from the power of sin and death. The Son of God became a son of man and took the punishment that brought us peace. He was rejected that we might be accepted; wounded that we might be healed; cursed that we might be blessed. On the cross He carried our sin and gave us His righteousness. Through Him we have been reconciled to God and our sins are no longer held against us. In the grip of death Jesus cried, “it is finished.” His rescue mission complete, Jesus committed His spirit into the hands of His Father and died.