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Jesus Take The Wheel

Jesus, take the wheel

Take it from my hands

Cause I can’t do this on my own

I’m letting go

So give me one more chance

To save me from this road I’m on

Jesus, take the wheel

Love to sing this song and since I am now assigned in Transport Department, I got inspired to share this to you.

Who is the driver of your spiritual journey? You or God? piZap_1424495463175 In every journey or road trip, it is important that drivers have good map and reliable GPS to get into their destination. Before departing, some drivers may feel some anxiety. They worry about the unknown detours or the dangerous intersections that lie ahead and should be avoided.

From the book of Pastor Rick Warren, he said there that the best way he can define “meekness” is this: Let go, and let God. How do you let go and let God? First, you have to make Jesus the manager of your life. The problem is, we usually want to be the manager of our own lives, and so we argue and disagree with God. We think we know what’s best. The reason you’re under a lot of stress is that you’re constantly fighting God in your mind — “I know God says to do this but I want to do that instead!” Every morning when you wake up, you have a decision to make: Who’s going to be in charge of your life? Who’s going to be in control — you or God? Who’s going to call the shots — you or God? Every day, moment by moment, you are making that decision. When you choose to make yourself the manager of your own life, it causes conflict, confusion, and stress.

Jesus says in Matthew 16:24, “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am” (MSG). Here’s what Christians tend to do: When we become believers in Christ, we give him the driver’s seat and then promptly hop into the backseat and become backseat drivers. We’re constantly giving him “advice,” like, “No, turn this way. Stop. Wait. Faster! I want to go that way. I want to see that sight.” Your life doesn’t look very pretty when you’re trying to lead with God at the same time. You just need to let God be God and make Jesus the manager of your life.

In his book, “Reflections for Ragamuffins, Brennan Manning writes, “You will trust God only as much as you love Him.” You will also only love God as much as you trust Him. As you drive along your journey in life, you’ll find that confidence in God’s love is always coupled with trust. As I said, this means letting Him drive. When love and trust are combined, they are a like a match to faith. They will set your confidence on fire so that you can ride anywhere that God is taking you without fear.

Are you convinced that allowing God to drive is best? If so, I challenge you to let God take the wheel. Granted, this can be hard, especially when life is tough and you’re not sure where the road may lead. However, moment by moment, if you choose to trust Him; if you let go, you’ll find peace, rest, contentment, communication and love filling you up. You’ll also stay out of the emotional and spiritual ditch in your relationship with God—and you’ll get to sit in the passenger’s seat and enjoy that refreshing drink. Could there be anything better?

Are you ready to let God drive you to the next destination on your spiritual journey? 

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Value of Human Life Prayer VIX

Luke 13:10-17 NIV

Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman on the Sabbath

10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” 13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.

14 Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue leader said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.”

15 The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? 16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”

17 When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.


Lord Jesus, You put inestimable value on human life. You saw the woman who was bent double for many years because of a sickness caused by a spirit and You initiated interaction with her and healed her.  To You, her life was so important that even if You had to break protocol or be criticized, it didn’t matter. Lord, enable me to follow Your example of courage and compassion. Open my eyes to the value of each person, remembering that each one is never beyond help in Your encompassing love. And then stir me up to action that will give honor to Your name, Amen.

~BN~

Lean Not On Your Own Understanding

prov.3:5

 

I read a story about a monk who needed oil, so he planted an olive sapling. Then he began to tell God all that needed to happen. He prayed for rain and the Lord sent gentle showers. Then he prayed for sun—“My tree needs sun”—and the sun shone. “Now frost, my Lord, to brace its tissues.” The little tree stood sparkling with frost, but that evening died.

The next day, the monk sought out a wise mentor and shared his strange experience. The mentor said, “I, too, planted a little tree, and see, it thrives.” He then went on to explain how from the beginning, he had entrusted his tree to God. The mentor said, “He who made it knows better what it needs than a man like me. I laid no condition. I fixed not the ways or means. ‘Lord, send what it needs,’ I prayed, ‘storm or sunshine, wind, rain, or frost.’ Thou hast made it and Thou dost know.’”1

This life is an experience in profound trust—trust in Jesus Christ, trust in His teachings, trust in our capacity as led by the Holy Spirit to obey those teachings for happiness now and for a purposeful, supremely happy eternal existence. To trust means to obey willingly without knowing the end from the beginning (see Prov. 3:5–7). To produce fruit, your trust in the Lord must be more powerful and enduring than your confidence in your own personal feelings and experience.

1Adapted from Streams in the Desert, Barbor Publishing, 1928.

Lean Not On Your Own Understanding

prov.3:5

I read a story about a monk who needed oil, so he planted an olive sapling. Then he began to tell God all that needed to happen. He prayed for rain and the Lord sent gentle showers. Then he prayed for sun—“My tree needs sun”—and the sun shone. “Now frost, my Lord, to brace its tissues.” The little tree stood sparkling with frost, but that evening died.

The next day, the monk sought out a wise mentor and shared his strange experience. The mentor said, “I, too, planted a little tree, and see, it thrives.” He then went on to explain how from the beginning, he had entrusted his tree to God. The mentor said, “He who made it knows better what it needs than a man like me. I laid no condition. I fixed not the ways or means. ‘Lord, send what it needs,’ I prayed, ‘storm or sunshine, wind, rain, or frost.’ Thou hast made it and Thou dost know.’”1

This life is an experience in profound trust—trust in Jesus Christ, trust in His teachings, trust in our capacity as led by the Holy Spirit to obey those teachings for happiness now and for a purposeful, supremely happy eternal existence. To trust means to obey willingly without knowing the end from the beginning (see Prov. 3:5–7). To produce fruit, your trust in the Lord must be more powerful and enduring than your confidence in your own personal feelings and experience.

1Adapted from Streams in the Desert, Barbor Publishing, 1928.

The Joy of Fellowship and Service (Prayer VI)

Luke 8:1-3 (NIV)

The Parable of the Sower

After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’shousehold; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.

Father, Jesus lifted women up from degradation and servitude to the joy of fellowship and service. In Jewish culture, women were not supposed to learn from rabbis but He allowed a group of women to travel with Him and learn from Him, showing that all people are equal in Your eyes. Lord, I embrace my gender because You made me this way and have a purpose for doing so. I rejoice in the fact that i can learn from You & serve You even as a woman because You give equal importance to everyone whether male or female. May I honor You in all that i do, through & in spite of the femininity that You have given me.

-BN-

Trust Without Borders

Trust without borders

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

Ok. Let us talk about faith today. From 1-10, how are you going to rate your self ? How strong is your faith in God?

Faith is belief that is not based on proof. It can also be defined as confidence or trust in a person, thing, deity, view, or in the doctrines or teachings of a religion, as well as confidence based on some degree of warrant. The word faith is often used as a synonym forhopetrust, or belief. – Wikepedia


And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. – Hebrews 11:6


Matthew 14:22-33 , it is a story about Jesus walks on water. After feeding the 5000, Jesus sends his disciples ahead of him in a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee. Several hours later in the night, the disciples encounter a storm. Jesus comes to them, walking on the water. This terrifies the disciples who think they are seeing a ghost. Jesus tells them in verse 27, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”. Peter replies, “Lord, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.” So Jesus invites Peter to come. Peter gets out of the boat and begins walking on the water toward Jesus. But when Peter takes his eyes off Jesus and sees the wind and waves, he begins to sink. Peter cries out to the Lord and Jesus immediately reaches out his hand and catches Peter. As they climb into the boat together, the storm ceases. Then the disciples worship Jesus, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Let us focus on Peter. When Jesus told them that it was Him, Peter got excited and asked Jesus if he can also walk into the water. Peter start with good intention.  His trust in Jesus is there. But what happened next? Peter starts looking around, to his left, to his right and saw those big waves. Fear get into his nerve then he begins to sink.

In situations in our lives, sometimes we are like Peter. At the start, we are full of confidence, full of trust to Jesus, knowing that He is there. But when we start taking off our eyes from Jesus, and focusing on the difficult circumstances (giant waves ) we are loosing our trust, our faith. Our faith are becoming weaker and weaker and we will begin to sink.


Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; – Hebrews 12:2  KJV


Christ is the Author and Finisher of our faith. The word “Author” is the Greek word  “archegon”. It means “one responsible for commencement; originator, pioneer, example, leader, prince or captain.” This word is used in Hebrews 2:10 and is translated “captain of our salvation.”

In the Roman games, the runners would keep their eyes on the judge. The judge could be at both the starting line and finishing line if it was a circular race. The judge could be at the finish line if it was a straight race. Whatever, they kept their eyes on the judge.

While running the race for the Lord Jesus Christ, our eyes should be on our path and the finish. Looking behind hurts your race because it breaks your stride, and you could stumble and fall. We are to keep looking forward for Christ.

Christ is not only the Author of our Faith, He is the Finisher of our Faith. The word “finisher” is the Greek word “teleioten”. It means “perfecter, clincher, goal, crown, completer, the icing.”

Christ is the goal of our faith.

Philippians 3:14— I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

STOP LOOKING TO YOUR RIGHT, TO YOUR LEFT. STOP LOOKING AROUND.

KEEP MOVING FORWARD AND FIX OUR EYES TO OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST!

Hebrews 11:1 which says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  Faith will keep us in a trusting relationship with God, even in the midst of our troubled situations.

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Never Feel Defeated

PSALM 118:6

 

We all have difficulties in our lives from time to time. Times  when dealing with people or situations get us down.  Sometimes those difficulties even seem to overwhelm us to the point, that we feel there is nothing that we can do about it!

Now when that happens remember that it is written; I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME. ( PHILIPPIANS 4:13 )  So the next time that you are faced with something that seems difficult to you, why not ask for God’s help?  After all it is written; FOR WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE. ( LUKE 1:37 ) Therefore remember that with God’s Help Noah built the Ark, while professional men built the Titanic!

Never feel defeated when you have the awesome power of God on your side.  For your difficulties, no matter how large, cannot compete with the awesome power of the Lord! So face those problems with confidence knowing that God will help you.  Amen.