Sunday, 16 June 2019
“I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters,” says the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:18)
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over EVERY living creature that moves on the ground… [Fast Forward] Let’s look at the world today… Let’s look at the human race… We shall not despair because there is hope. The Bible tells us that whoever belongs to Christ, he becomes a NEW person. The old life is gone; a NEW LIFE has begun!
Be SILENT when anger stirs your heart
Don’t speak any word that throws a dart
Or cause pain to any soul
Add to your faith SELF-CONTROL
Be PATIENT when things seem to go wrong
It’s Satan trying to steal the joy from your song
Let the PEACE of God fill your mind and heart
Grace you receive, grace you impart
Be KIND and GENTLE to extend
A helping hand to foe and friend
Jesus came for those whose hate
Caused Him to die outside the gate
Be FAITHFUL, continually sow the seeds
Empowered by LOVE to do GOOD deeds
Though others may not know the cost
Your labor for the LORD is never lost
Be JOYFUL in the LORD; don’t frown
Though the world seems upside down
Neither circumstances nor disgrace
Can take away His amazing grace
Be CIRCUMSPECT in your walk
And chaste in thought and talk
Right thinking and right believing
In Him, you live and have your being
Be WATCHFUL, unceasingly pray
Be on guard each passing day
Christ is coming; He’s coming soon
It may be midnight, morning or noon
God has given us the KEYS
Christ has given us His PEACE
It is time for LOVE to take authority
To redeem all souls for eternity
A father was shocked to hear his son utter a vulgar and disgustingly abusive word. On impulse, he slapped his son. The son was shocked by his father’s sudden action. The son later understood how serious it was - we use our mouth to praise and worship God. The same mouth should not be uttering foul words, distasteful even to the ears of man.
Can you see the father’s love?
God’s love for us is like our love for our children. Our children may disobey us, disappoint us or hurt us so deeply that we find it hard to forgive. Yet, we still love them. How much more does our Heavenly Father love us? What we did, what we are doing and what we may do in the future – WILL NEVER CHANGE HOW MUCH HE LOVES US.
However, our Father does not tolerate sin. The Bible tells us that God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. God did not send His Son to condemn the world, but to SAVE THE WORLD THROUGH HIM. (John 3:16-17)
Dear Father God
Sorrow has led me to repentance. I pray that I have been sorrowful as You intended, that I was helped rather than hurt by the confrontation of my sin. Thank You for the GODLY sorrow that brings repentance leading to salvation.
Father God, You promised that those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy (Psalm 126:5).
We come with weeping… As You bring us back, I pray that You will lead us beside streams of water on a level path where we will not stumble, because You are our Good Good Father.
Lam Yee Ling