Bible, Prayer

Insisting God

Insisting on God.

I like it very much as I realized, we fall to sin easily than we have to keep coming back to God.

Resisting is different thing, you will fight for it, not giving up! It’s like in the war situation when we have to make a choice, Fight or die!

Or it’s like a road trip, you are on the road where tempations, discouragements, negativities etc, all over the place, once you stop, you are in, tempted and melted.

Like driving your old car (weak flesh) was not really able to pull to accelerate faster or keep breaking like about to broke down.

You will press on and press on again so that you will be able to keep on moving and not stopping and surrendering to the situation.

God bless you. Protect you in all situations and guide you through all circumstances with wisdom, courage and strength.

Keep pressing on, be resilient and persevere in difficult circumstances.


Today Verse

You have failed —
so run to Jesus,
not away from Him.

Rev. Michael Densmoor
(Sermon Notes, Luke 18:9-14

Luke 18:9-14 (ESV)
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 
10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 
11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 
12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ 
13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”


Born again

Its easy to proclaim, but your heart is most important

And I think, it’s very important we find out what is the born again christian and what is born again christian suppose to be like.

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he can not enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh: and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel no that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
John 3:5-7

To make people quit to hate each other, fighting each other, and start loving each other, You cant pass the law to make people love each other, it has to come from the heart and Jesus says, it will only come from heart that is heal to the Christ, to Him self and thats why He said, you must be born again.

William Franklin Graham Jr. (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018) was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s. One of his biographers has placed him “among the most influential Christian leaders” of the 20th century.


Why God Created us?

This is one of so many questions we ask in our life.

I want to find out more, so I have asked few friends to get the idea or probably the foundation before searching through the internet to found out about it.

Some of friends would say, its because God loves us (i believe it was based on the John 3:16),

some say because we got to eat all those animal and vegetable (based on genesis, the creation)

Another will say, we were created to show His existence and to glory Him. Mention in from Paul’s letter to corinthian.

I was still not fill with it. I dont buy as feel, it is more than that.

I found something, when john piper mention it on their daily devotional video (desiring god). He created us for His glory and he said, you can find it in this verse.

everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.

Isaiah 40:7 (ESV)

And also some article they wrote. An article published on 2012, you can read it here. (

It says in short about it
Why did God create the world? And I answered: God created this world for the praise of the glory of his grace displayed supremely in the death of Jesus. The problem is that at the heart of that answer is God’s self-promotion. God created the world for his own praise — for his own glory.

So people see this as a problem — that God created the world for his own praise. They think such self-exaltation would be immoral and loveless. That may be how you feel.

God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him. That’s the shortest summary of what we mean by Christian Hedonism. If that is true, then there is no conflict between your greatest exhilaration and God’s greatest glorification.


Don’t Be Self-righteous

No one is perfect; we are all sinners in one way or another

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

(Romans 3:23 ESV)

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

(1 John 1:8 ESV)

Living a moral life means taking responsibility for controlling our own behavior. If we say or even when we think we are better than people we consider to be “sinners,” we are guilty of the sin of self-righteousness.

It is not our right to look down on, criticize, judge, condemn, or try to control other people. Judgment is to be left to God. Jesus said,

“Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

Matthew 7:1-5 ESV

Jesus simply teaches that in order to pass righteous judgment on another, we ought to first examine ourselves. Let us remove the plank in our eye. Then, and only then, can we see clearly to remove the speck in our brother’s eye.

It’s concerned with the attitude of a man, not a complete absence of our judgment.

Bible, Side Notes

Marriage is a reflection of the gospel

The reason that marriage is so painful and yet wonderful is because it is a reflection of the gospel – which is painful and wonderful at once.

The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.

By Timothy Keller

This is the only kind of relationship that will really transform us.

The gospel can fill our hearts with God’s love so that you can handle it when your spouse fails to love you as he or she should.

That frees us to see our spouse’s sins and flaws to the bottom – and speak of them – and yet still love and accept our spouse fully.

Love without truth is sentimentality, it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws.

Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it.

God’s saving love in Christ, however, is marked by both radical truthfulness about who we are and yet also radical, unconditioned commitment to us.

The merciful commitment strengthens us to see the truth about ourselves and repent. The conviction and repentance moves us to cling to and rest in God’s mercy and grace.

Credited to my friend, Nathanael. Someone who I think has the thoughtful perspective that deep and refreshing.


This year (2018) our Family Verse

All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.

That the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)

This letter was written by Paul to Timothy. The scriptures in view here are the Old Testament. That is what the Jewish family of Timothy, Lois, and Eunice knew, believed, and loved. But there are really good reasons for treating the New Testament as having the same God-breathed authority too.

Scripture is written inspired by God. For what we have learned and believed, we stay strong and firmly into it.

We have access to knowledge that is unshakeably true and infinitely valuable

So therefore, It’s the one way ticket for righteousness. To teach us, correct what we have done wrong, take a step back and our from our wronged track and pointed to the right way, and an ever continuously practicing what we have learned from Bible to grow in righteousness.

In the hands of Holy Spirit, has the power to make us the kind of people who can discern and do the good that need to be done.

“Equipped for every good work.” Transformed, empowered, enabled, to do the good that needs to be done.

The God-breathed Bible aims to make us godly — to make us doers of good in this world — don’t miss that!

The doctrines of the Bible are designed to produces deeds — good deeds. And they do it by teaching, and that teaching has three sequential effects.: reproof, correction, and training in righteousness.

If the Scripture is the key to equipping you for that godliness, then are you giving as much care to the godliness of your life as you are to the physical health of your life?.

Feeding your self and other should be a joyful task.

Have an inspired journey in the hand of God’s book!


Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

Colossians 2:6-7 (ESV)

Alive in Christ