Wednesday, May 30, 2007

TOTD, May 31

Go the Extra Mile

Go the extra mile and not only refuse to complain but also actually choose to be thankful in the midst of your circumstances.

Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.
--- Hebrews 13:15

My own reflection on this Thought:
* What is your condition today? Happy? Thank God if you're happy.
And what if today is another bad day for you? One thing for sure, try not to complain because by complaining your problems won't be solved anyway.
Be thankful for the problems, for the worries and anxieties that you have... Because eventually you'll realize that everything bad that you're facing is bringing you closer to God. You'll rely on Him more and pray more, that's make your relationship gets better and better.
Be thankful in every circumstances we're facing! (-fon-)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

TOTD, May 30

Lean on God to Succeed

God calls us to step out when we don't feel ready so we will have to lean on Him totally. Humbly leaning on God leads to success.

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways, know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
--- Proverbs 3:5,6

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Reading the above thought, reminds me once more that I should remember that all things come from God. Maybe this time you're in need of a new job, or you're in need of a child to come into your life after all these years you've been waiting for the baby, or you're in need of a car, or you're in need of a spouse, or you're in need of anything- JUST NAME IT!
All we have to do is just pray our needs and let Him know. He will grant us according to His Plan and according to His Will. He's able to give us anything He wants us to have ... (-fon-)

Monday, May 28, 2007

TOTD, May 29

Disappointment Means Appointment

A Christian has a rare privilege when he experiences disappointment --- he can be re-appointed. With God there is always a new beginning available. With God there is always a new beginning available. Self-pity, however, keeps us trapped in the past.

Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
--- Isaiah 43:18,19

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Disappointment is everywhere in this life.
Look at your life, you'll find very much of it.
Disappointment sometimes bring us to the feeling of being in a deadlock, couldn't go anywhere.
The Word of God today reminds us that with God, there's always be a new beginning, He can even make way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
When the disappointment is getting bigger, that's the chance of praying harder and getting closer to our Almighty God.
All we can do is just pray hard and cling to Him. Believe Him that He'll can do anything He thinks the best in this problem that we're facing... (-fon-)

TOTD, May 28

Weakness Is Power

Our weaknesses are a greater problem for us than for God. When we are weak in a certain area, we do not have to hate or reject ourselves because of it. Like the apostle Paul, we have the great privilege of admitting our weaknesses and asking the Holy Spirit to control them.

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
--- 2 Corinthians 12:9

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Even the strongest human being has his own weaknesses. That's the truth.
If you admire someone so strongly, like a big fan of that person, just remember he's only human and he has his own infirmities.
To realize our own weaknesses, doesn't mean we need to feel frustrated about it. The most important thing is that God's power will be shown in us through our infirmities. Isn't that great??
In our weaknesses, we know that we can't do anything without Him... He's the true source of our strength! (-fon-)

TOTD, May 25-27

Develop Your Muscle

If a person is totally patient, they can be peaceful and joyful in any situation. But total patience comes over a period of time, through a process of development. It is like a muscle --- the more you need to use it, the stronger it gets.

[We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy.
--- Colossians 1: 11

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Imagine yourself in God's fitness center. No, it's not your physical muscle that He's going to change. As your personal trainer, this time He'll make you a stronger person, He's going to train your spirituality. And most of the time, you won't develop your spiritual life until you become a patient person in every circumstances that you're facing...including the worst condition. Patient develops our spiritual muscle... (-fon-)

Blessed to be a Blessing

The favor of God is His power blessing you by causing something to happen for you through your faith that you haven't earned or deserved. Everywhere you go, pray for divine favor upon all concerned --- upon others and upon yourself. If you will do that, supernatural favor will rest upon you, and you will be blessed to be a blessing.

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.
--- Genesis 12: 2

My own reflection on this Thought:
* We are blessed by God. The problem is could we realized and aware of that? And then could we be a blessing to other people? That's what we should try to do everyday... (-fon-)

No Problem

It is valuable to go out and do something enjoyable while you are waiting for God to solve your problem. You may not feel like it, but do it anyway.
It will help you!

Get your mind --- and your mouth --- off the problem!

He shall call upon me, and I will answer him in trouble; I will deliver Him, and honour him.
--- Psalm 91:15

My own reflection on this Thought:
* What's your reaction when you read Joyce Meyer's suggestion above, to do something enjoyable in times of problem and wait for God to solve your problem?
Sounds impossible, right? That's also what I was thinking in the 1st place. But then I realized, the most important thing is: that we need to trust God in solving our problem and waiting in faith ... Focus more on God and not the problem! (-fon-)

TOTD, May 24

Exalt the Word, the Name, the Blood

No matter how difficult life may seem, God has promised to provide for His own. We become His own when we accept His Son Jesus as our Savior. God has assured us in His Word that we can live in victory if we keep our eyes on Him.

Part of keeping our eyes on Him is keeping His ways and walking in His instructions, which are found in the Word. All through the Bible we are told to exalt the Word, the Name of His Son Jesus, and the Blood of Jesus that He shed on the cross for our sins. We are to put confidence in the power that is invested in them. I believe it is vital to victorious Christianity for believers to do that as never before.

We do that by speaking the Word, praying in the Name, and asking the Lord to cover our lives, our loved ones, etc. in the Blood. We must not only use the Word, the Name, and the Blood in this way, but depend on them and place our faith in them.

We will walk in victory if we do what the Lord says.

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony...
--- Revelation 12:11

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Talking about the Word, the Bible itself, is like a love letter that God has sent to us. If you find that reading bible is really boring and sometimes makes you sleepy, maybe you have to see it in different ways.
The bottom line is you'll have to experience the love of God. You feel the love tremendously in your heart and you'll find it rejoicing to read the chapters and the verses of it.
How can you be bored if you're reading a love letter? You might want to read it over and over again...
So, seek the true love of His and ask Him to fill your heart with pure love as well, so that you'll feel you love Him more...and then you'll find yourself in a hunger to know Him more, one of the best way is through the Bible. (-fon-)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

TOTD, May 23

A Perfect Heart

God will always look for someone who has a perfect heart toward Him, not necessarily someone who has a perfect performance before Him.

For the eyes of LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him...
--- 2 Chronicles 16:9

My own reflection on this Thought:
* If you just have a new boyfriend or girlfriend, all you want to do is just being perfect in front of him/her. You'll polish your shoes, wear your new clothes or even cut your hair before meeting him/her.
But our performance before God is different. We don't have to wear any mask in front of Him trying to be perfect. Because trust me, He knows every weakness that we have and yet He still loves us that much. All we have to offer to Him is just a perfect heart, a pure and sincere heart, which is ready to accept His love... (-fon-)

TOTD, May 22

Acceptance Without Rejection

To be rejected means being told, " I don't want you --- you have no value! You're not what I want! You're not right!"
God did not create us to be rejected. He created us to be accepted, loved, and valued. There is nothing in our God-given nature that can accept being rejected.

If we believe in Jesus and receive Him as our Savior, there is always one Person Who will never reject us. He doesn't demand that we shape up and become perfect before He will accept us. His love for us in unconditional.

All whom My Father gives (entrusts) to Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [ I will never, no never, reject one of them who comes to Me].
--- John 6:37

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Rejection is painful. No one would like to experience that yet that experience is unavoidable in this life. When we looked back, we might found that we've been rejected so many times in this life.
It's good to know that as a Christian, we'd have the chance to feel and experience GOD's unconditional love. His Pure love accepts us for who we are... It's unconditional...
Experience God's Love, so even the most painful rejection could be healed. He loves you, He only wants the best for you... (-fon-)

TOTD, May 21

Easy Does It

When you find yourself in a troublesome situation, let your goal be to simply stay calm. Do not play into the devil's hands by getting upset.

The devil wants you to lose control so that he can gain control. Remember, the devil sets you up to get you upset.

Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.
--- 1 Peter 5:8

My own reflection on this Thought:
* To stay calm in times of trouble seem impossible. While our emotions drag us to the feeling of anger, sadness, and every single feeling that leads us in chaotic heart-condition, the question is could we stay calm?
It's hard. I believe we have to fight with every strength that we have to do so.
All we can do is just try our best to focus on our God, so that we could pass through the problems with faith. In faith, we believe, He'll guide us all the way. So, don't listen to the devil or to yourself, pray a lot and the heavenly peace from God will be in our heart...

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

TOTD, May 17-20

Removing Mountains

Don't be afraid of the devil or the problems he causes. Know that through the power of the Holy Spirit, which is the inner strength of God, you can face any mountain or problem and remove it from your path.

Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not double at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.
--- Mark 11:23

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Problems come unexpectedly. And in times of troubles, we realize how weak we're. Usually, problems also wipe away the pride that we have and also our over highly self confidence.
Problems make me realize that only God's strength can make me through... Problems make me stronger as long as I draw near to God and seek for His Guidance. Even the biggest problem is no problem for God... All we can do is just believe.

Choose Right Thoughts

Our thoughts become our words, and our words affect our feelings and actions. Therefore, it is vitally important that we choose life-generating thoughts. When we do, right words will follow.

Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].
--- Romans 8:6

My own reflection on this Thought:
* It's all in the mind. From our mind, comes our thoughts, from thoughts come words and words affect our feeling and also affect others who listen to what we're saying. Try to have a pure mind as we maintain the pureness of our hearts. (-fon-)

God's Starting Place for Power

When we see what God has done for us through His Son Jesus Christ Who was rejected, beaten, and nailed to the cross for our sins --- and how little we can ever deserve it --- it should provoke humility, which is actually God's starting place for power.

Humble yourselves [feeling very insignificant] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up and make your life significant].
--- James 4:10

My own reflection on this Thought:
* If we're over confident and feel so proud of ourselves, that's the time when so much of me and less of God.
God only will work in time we feel small, we feel insignificant before Him. That's when more of God, less of me... Let's pray so that we could humble ourselves in His presence... (-fon-)

Let the Curtain Drop

After each event in your life, let the curtain drop at your heels as you leave that thing and go on to the next thing God has for you.

I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.
--- Philippians 3:13,14

My own reflection on this Thought:
* God has planned our life according to His Will. One stage after another. One chapter after another. It's our duty to go on with His Track all the time. Forgetting what lies behind and believe in the future that He has planned for us, is the best thing to do... (-fon-)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

TOTD, May 16

Become a Now Person

Let this be a day of decision for you --- a day when you decide to no longer operate in regret and dread. Become a now person. Live in the present, not the past or the future.
God has a plan for you life now. Trust Him today.

" For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord," plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--- Jeremiah 29:11

My own reflection on this Thought:
* How to become a good "NOW" person?
I think by forgiving what you've done in the past and that includes the worst sin that you've ever made, forgive yourself as you repent to God.
And then move on with the guidance of God towards the future that He has already planned for you.
Don't ever forget enjoying your very best: this very day that the Lord has made...

TOTD, May 15

God Is All-Knowing

We serve the All-knowing God Who keeps an eye on us all the time. God is never surprised. He knows everything before it happens.

[Earnestly] remember the former things, [which I did] of old; for I am God, and there is no one else; I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end and the results from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure and purpose.
--- Isaiah 46:9,10

My own reflection on this Thought:
* God knows everything. Every single detail of our life is already planned in His Hands. No need to be afraid, because He only gives the best for us. He'll never gives us the second best. The one that matters: can we believe
that His Plan is the best for us? (-fon-)

TOTD, May 14

The Only Way Out Is Through

The only way to get on the other side of a problem and eliminate its power over you is to face it and allow the Holy Spirit to instruct you in your heart and in the Word on how to walk through it.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
--- John 14:26

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Our God is bigger than any problem that's happening to us right now. It's not impossible for Him to make us get through it and become a winner!
Just allow the Holy Spirit to guide us and don't ever forget to surrender our hearts fully to God. Knowing that He's the way, He's the truth, He's the life... we won't be afraid in anything, because He's able to help us through it... (-fon-)

TOTD, May 11-13

The Root Produces the Fruit

You can spend your entire life dealing with the bad fruit (the outward behavior), but it will come out somewhere else if the root --- or cause of the behavior --- has not been taken care of. Freedom often requires digging deeper than may be comfortable.

Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.
--- Hebrews 12:15

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Digging deeper than what you're thinking, that's the best advice ever!
If you're only dealing with the outwards, such as negativity, cynical words, the intention to revenge, etc ... etc.. you'll find it tiring. Why, because it can always come and go. And then come and go again...
Because you haven't dealt with the very source of the problem, which is the feeling of betrayal, the feeling of unwanted, the feeling of unworthy, and so on.
The pain, the bitterness, the wound, must be healed, so that you can become a brand new person with a better attitude.
Dig deeper by asking and praying to God... (-fon-)

The Name, the Presence, the Power

How is Jesus with us always? By and through the power of His Name. When we call upon that Name, His presence is made available.

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, look, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
--- Matthew 28:18-20

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Jesus is faithful. He'll be with us till the end of time. Forever and ever.
So, how we should remember Him always? Call Him.. Call His Name wherever you are: in the office, in your car, in your bed, in your kitchen. Call His Name in everything you do and you'll feel that He's near... (-fon-)

Separate Your "Who" from Your "Do"

Failing at something is quite different from being a failure.

We must learn to separate our "who" and our " do." We may "do" something that we fail at, but "we" are not a failure. If we have invited God's Son Jesus into our hearts, we are children of God who are still being changed into His image, from glory to glory.

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
--- 2 Corinthians 3:18

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Don't ever think that you're a failure! That's a very good saying. But, is that easy to do it?
I myself had a failing experience. It wasn't great, sometimes it's very painful. Let say, your only chance of a lifetime was slipped away, with any kind of reasons, the bottom line is you failed.
Could you go on without the shadow of the failure monster?
For some people, it might be easy, for some, maybe it takes years or decades.
Today's Word of God reminds all of us to stay cool in facing our failures. Because we know, God work in all things just for bringing us good. If failure that we're facing now, maybe that's the best in His Plan for us... He might have another great plan for us... (-fon-)

TOTD, May 10

Agree with the Word

Speaking in agreement with God's Word --- His written Word or a specific word He has given us in our heart --- helps keep our faith strong until our manifestation arrives.

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
--- Romans 10:17

Do two walk together except they make an appointment and have agreed?
--- Amos 3:3

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Maintaining our faith nowadays is not an easy thing. This modern world has got so many wonderful things to offer, while at the same time opening the gate for more sins as our temptations...
One of the best way to fight the sins and stand up with our faith is by reading the Word. Reading the Word of God will give us more strength to go on in this life.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

TOTD, May 09

You Have Value and Worth

Accepting your value and worth by faith through Christ will keep you from being insecure and unable to trust those who want to love you.

And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.
--- Malachi 3:17

For though the mountains should depart and the bills be shaken or removed, yet My love and kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace and completeness be removed, says the Lord, Who has compassion on you.
--- Isaiah 54:10

My own reflection on this Thought:
* You are worthy! If you haven't realized how worthy you are, you should have do it now...
Despite all the sins you've done and all the weaknesses that you can't get away from, you're still valuable and worthy, especially in God's eyes.
The disability to realize your worth will lead you to a resentful life and bitterness. Enjoy God's love today so you can feel you're worthy, then you'll receive love without any suspicion or negativity... (-fon-)

TOTD, May 08

Avoiding Mixing Positives and Negatives

One day I was teasing my older son who had arrived at our house to discuss some business with me just as we were sitting down to dinner. I talked with him a while and then was lovingly and teasingly (but also very seriously) trying to get him to go so the rest of us could eat. I did not want to discuss business any more, and he did, so finally, in jest, I pointed to the door and said," Out, in the Name of Jesus!"
Immediately heart-rending conviction fell upon me.

According to Mark 16:17, we have been given authority to cast out demons in the Name of Jesus. There are many times when I minister to people expecting demons to be cast out if there are any oppressing the individual to whom I am ministering. But how can I expect to see power manifested in that Name if I am going to use it seriously one time and frivolously another?

Remember, mixing positives and negatives will leave you with zero power.

You shall not use or repeat the name of the Lord your God in vain [that is, lightly or frivolously, in false affirmations or profanely]; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
--- Exodus 20:7

My own reflection on this Thought:
* The name of Jesus is powerful. It's the rock, the fortress, the strong tower of our faith. So, never ever use His Name irresponsibly. His Name could help us a lot, especially in times of troubles when we're hopeless. In times we couldn't even speak not to mention to pick beautiful words in prayers. Call His Name... (-fon-)

Sunday, May 6, 2007

TOTD, May 07

Focus on God

When our strength is in God, even the difficult places in life can be turned into blessings. That's why we need to constantly keep our minds and hearts focused on Him not on our circumstances.

Happy are those who are strong in the Lord, who wants above all else to follow your steps.
When they will walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of springs where pools of blessing and refreshment collect after rains!
They will grow constantly in strength, and each of them is invited to meet with the Lord in Zion.
--- Psalm 84:5-7

My own reflection on this Thought:
* We can never avoid difficulties in this life. You might think that others' life is better than yours, but one thing is for sure, they also face their own problems.
As we can never get away from the problems, the best thing to do is just starting to look for a better solution while encountering them.
How should we deal with them? Focus on God more, pray more, and not focus on the troubles. The condition might not change, but your heart is! When your heart changes, your mind and your thoughts will also be renewed with positivity and hope.
That's when you'll feel the peace of mind that only comes from God Himself.

TOTD, May 05-06

Make the Right Choice

If you want to lead a victorious life and enjoy full emotional heath, believe that God's way is best. Even if you do not understand it, choose to follow it. It works.

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.
--- Deuteronomy 30:19

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Never thought that life could bring you this far? Maybe if you're doing some flashback, it is impossible that you've achieved so much. I believe it's His Way...
His Way is never predictable, sometimes is very different with our thoughts. It might be contrarian to our thinking, but all we can do is just believe that His Way is the best for us... Follow Him always! (-fon-)

Counted as Perfect

From the time you receive Jesus as Savior, you are growing in Him. You might say that you are on a journey. While you are on your way, you will make some mistakes. Your performance may not be perfect, but if your heart is perfect toward the Lord, He counts you as perfect while you are making the trip.

For who is God except the Lord? Or who is the Rock save our God, The God who girds me with strength and makes my way perfect?
--- Psalm 18:31,32

My own reflection on this Thought:
* If any of you who's reading this is perfectionist, you will understand it perfectly how you want to be perfect all the time. Even though how hard you try, it's very natural that you might make mistakes along the way. Because we're only human and to err is human.
The most important thing is our heart. It's OK if we make mistakes along the way, as long as we know and try to devote our sincere and pure heart to God.
It's our heart that He sees the most... (-fon-)

Thursday, May 3, 2007

TOTD, May 04

Pray for Grace

Pray daily that God will give you grace (His power and ability) to resist the devil when he tries to steal your peace. He wants to steal your peace so that he can steal your strength and make you weak and powerless.

Ask the Lord to strengthen you and to help you. Do not try to do it by yourself! You can do all things through Christ but nothing by yourself.

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency].
--- Philippians 4:13

My own reflection on this Thought:
* When Satan tries to steal our peace, he usually attacks our mind. Because through our mind, it's really easy to penetrate our thought by saying we're not worthy or reminding us our sins in the past... That's what he usually does.
What we can do is just praying to God so that we have enough strength to go on. And to the devil, we could say, " Go away! God Himself has already accepted and forgiven me, why should you bother me...?"
Ask God's help and together with Him, I'm sure we can handle it... (-fon-)

TOTD, May 03

Believing Is Receiving

We receive through the act of believing; what we believe is what we receive, and nothing else.

And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive.
--- Matthew 21:22

My own reflection on this Thought:
* If you really want something so bad, the best thing to do is just pray it to God. And through prayer, we'll know whether what we want is the best for us. If that's the best in His plan for us, don't worry... just believe that He will grant it to us.
We will receive it in His perfect time frame that He has prepared for us.
So, instead of grumbling and dreaming, why don't we start praying? (-fon-)

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

TOTD, May 02

God Has All You Need

When we ask God to fill us with the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13), God doesn't give us His Spirit by measure. He doesn't give us just a little dab of this and a little dab of that.

Instead, He says, " Here, take everything you need."

Every bit of God's power and love is availabe to you today. He has all you need, and He wants you to accept and receive it.

For since He Whom God has sent speaks the words of God [proclaims God's own message], God does not give Him His Spirit sparingly or by measure, but boundless is the gift God makes of His Spirit!
The father loves the Son and has given (entrusted, committed) everything into His hand.
--- John 3:34,35

Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.
--- John 16:15

My own reflection on this Thought:
* What is your need? You think you need house, car, education, a good spouse, a wonderful kid, a new handphone, etc... etc...
While your thinking leads you to material things, actually you need more than just those things.
I'm not saying that you don't need those things, but I'd like to emphasize that what we actually need more is the love of God to make us feel complete as one person.
Then we could be a better person, to make this world a better place to live.
When we're filled with His love, there won't be any kind of the shooting in campus like what happened in Virginia Tech. Because we know, our needs will be filled by God, because He loves us. Trust Him with all our hearts! (-fon-)

TOTD, May 01

A Precious Treasure

Love the Word; study the Word; learn the Word --- it is a precious treasure that can change and transform you. You cannot change yourself; only God can change you. It is the power of His Word that brings transformation.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
--- Romans 12:2

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Have you ever feel helpless and hopeless about yourself? Especially when you think of your weaknesses... Maybe you're just too tired of yourself, getting angry easily, gossiping too much, having a sharp tongue that speaks hurtful words...etc, etc...

You cannot change yourself. I can only say that the permanent change could be done perfectly merely by the power of God.
God alone can make beautiful changes in ourselves. Sometimes through hard process and problems in our life, but once it's over, others could see that we've changed into a new leaf...
Trust God for changes. Changes for the better you!
Read His Words, pray with sincerity, He will guide you all the way... (-fon-)