Saturday, 21 November 2009

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases...

Lamentations has got to be the most bleak, depressing book in the whole of the bible. Yet, right in the middle of the book, God is described as below.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
-- Lam 3:22-23

This is unbelievable! If you think this statement about God is not amazing, read the rest of the book, and ponder on it.
May God grant you an unshakable ground to stand on, and give you an indestructible hope in Him.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

My salvation, my God!

The exam is done now. But the test of my faith continues under the ever faithful God.

Oh, how I love my Lord. May all glory be to Him!

Send out your light and your truth;
let them lead me;
let them bring me to your holy hill
and to your dwelling!
Then I will go to the altar of God,
to God my exceeding joy,
and I will praise you with the lyre,
O God, my God.

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.

Psalm 43:3-5

Monday, 16 November 2009

Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards: #43

43. Resolved, never henceforward, till I die, to act as if I were any way my own, but entirely and altogether God's, agreeable to what is to be found in. Saturday, January 12. Jan.12, 1723.

I keep trying to live as though I am mine, even as while I am singing, "I am Yours," and "I am His," etc. God help me.

Friday, 13 November 2009

God saved us according to his own mercy

For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Saviour appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Saviour, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Titus 3:3-7

Thank You.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

O LORD, be gracious to me

John Owen said "be killing sin, or it will be killing you."
How true it is. It has been a tough couple of days for me. I almost wished that God wouldn't have revealed this sin in my life, for it is so painful to me. Yet, how can I wish that when I know that it is because God is working on me that I now see this sin as it is. God is not only working in me, but also on me. And as long as He is working on me, I will not lose hope.

"O LORD, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you!"
- Psalm 41:4

Forgive me, O Lord, be merciful to me. Purify me of my sins and restore me.

Friday, 6 November 2009

This brief, mementary affliction on earth...

There is suffering in this world. To deny that is to lie.
But it is only for a little while. Be strengthened and do not lose hope, our King will return.

Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees
-- Heb 12:12

(HT: Desiring God)

Sunday, 1 November 2009

O Nebuchadnezzar!

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up."
- Daniel 3:16-18 (NIV)
Confessions from people of God don't get much better than that.