Sunday, December 30, 2007

TOTD, Dec.31

All in Due Time

Believe me, when our time comes, no devil in hell and no person on earth will be able to prevent God from promoting and blessing us .

And let us not loose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.
--- Galatians 6:9

My own reflection on this Thought:
* When our time comes, nothing will be able to prevent God's blessing for us. That's terrific! We must believe it! No matter how helpless and hopeless the present situation is, if God's timing has come, no one can ever change that. Amen. (-fon-)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

TOTD, Dec.29-30

The Word is Powerful

Pray the Word. Nothing gets God's attention any quicker. It is His Word that carries the power of the Holy Spirit.

For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
--- Hebrews 4:12

My own reflection on this Thought:
* We need to spend time everyday reading the Word of God, because it's like a love letter from God. And the Word would make us understand more how to live in a Christ-like behavior. That's why we need to read it over and over again, in order to get close to God. (-fon-)

Learn to "Be"

We must learn to "be" and not always feel that we must "do."

For in Him we live and move and have our being; ... For we are also His offspring.
--- Acts 17:28

My own reflection on this Thought:
* We're His offspring. We're His children. That's why we need to realize how worthy we are and not trapped in our past mistakes or sins.
Just remember how great His Love is towards us, and place all the negative thoughts that Satan might intrude to our mind with peace and positive words.

TOTD, Dec.28

Live by Faith

The attitude of faith will cause you to live one day at a time, enjoying each one.

(For we walk by faith, not by sight.)
--- 2 Corinthians 5:7

My own reflection on this Thought:
* We walk by faith, not by sight. Walking by faith allows us to trust God even the reality is very depressing. Live in each day of our life by faith. (-fon-)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

TOTD, Dec.27

More Than a Conqueror

You may have a problem, but as long as the problem doesn't have you, you are more than a conqueror.

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
--- Romans 8:37

My own reflection on this Thought:
* We can't avoid problems. They will always be there in our life. What we can do is just to live with them, find solutions and be a winner. Even though the problem might seem too big for us for the time being, but be sure that we got our God who is bigger than any problem in this life.(-fon-)

Monday, December 24, 2007

TOTD, Dec.26

Help for Hurting People

People who are hurting don't need someone with a spirit of pride trying to fix them; they need acceptance, love, and prayer.

... pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.
--- James 5:16

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Everybody hurts. We all have our own hurt and wound. Realizing that, it's wise if we could firstly accept ourselves with all our wound, and then secondly, we need to accept others with their wound as well. We can only make it with the help of God. He is the source of true Love. (-fon-)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

TOTD, Dec 20-25

Power in Unity

If we want to experience the power of God in our lives, we must dwell together in peace and harmony with our brothers and sisters in Christ!

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
--- Psalm 133:1

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Power comes from unity. How to live in harmony with other people in this earth. Because we're all His Children. (-fon-)

Be Determined to Be Free!

All of the areas of your life that are out of order can be reconciled through Jesus and the work that He has done on the cross. Begin to believe it! Don't settle for bondage, but be determined to be free!

So, brethren, we [who are born again] are not children of a slave woman [the natural], but of the free [supernatural].
In [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off].
--- Galatians 4:31; 5:1

My own reflection on this Thought:
* We've all got our own bondages. But in Christ, we could be free from any bondage that we have in the past. With our determination to be free and with God's power to set us free, just believe that we could be a winner in this life.

Don't Be Hasty

Impatience breeds frustration.

... he who is hasty of spirit exposes and exalts his folly.
--- Proverbs 14:29

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Just be patience. Because impatience brings more negative results in our life. Be more patience in each day of our life. (-fon-)

If Satan Had Known...

If Satan had known what he was doing when he crucified the Lord of glory on the cross, he would have never done it. He thought the crucifixion was his greatest victory, but it was actually his ultimate defeat.

If Satan had known what he was doing when he arranged for that beating in which Jesus received thirty-nine stripes on His back... when he incited the soldiers to make that crown of thorns and press it into Jesus' scalp until Blood ran down His face and into His beard... when he pierced His hands and feet and later His side... when he made arrangements for the bloodshed that redeemed God's man, he would certainly never have done it. As believers we receive power, healing, deliverance, and protection when we apply the Blood of Jesus by faith, asking the Lord to cover our lives, our loved ones, etc. in His Blood. No wonder Satan hates the Blood. No wonder he is afraid of the Blood. If he had known what he was doing, he would never have shed that innocent Blood. But it was done " once and for all," and it can never be undone. (See Hebrews 9:12)

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Jesus Blood is really powerful, as Jesus has always been. When we pray confidently in faith in the name of His Blood, He will protect us from danger.

Strength through Adversity

I encourage you to be a person who is not afraid of responsibility. In meeting resistance you will build your strength. If you only do what is easy, you will always remain weak.

He who observes the wind [and waits for all the conditions to be favorable] will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.
--- Ecclesiastes 11:4

My own reflection on this Thought:
* This thought reminds us not be afraid of struggles and adversities. Because those are the times when we can build our strength and be more mature in Him/

The Simplicity of a Child

Every healthy adult should also have a childlike spirit in them. Children are free, and Jesus came to set us free --- free to love, to live, to enjoy and be all we can possibly be, in Him.
Each of us starts out in life as a child, and as we grow up, we need to protect that child within us.

Seek to become and remain childlike in your inner self with all the simplicity of a child. It will enhance the quality of your life in a most amazing way.

And He [Jesus] called the little child to Himself and put him in the midst of them,
And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all].
Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
--- Matthew 18: 2-4

My own reflection on this Thought:
* There's a soul of a child inside each one of us. And let it be! Because we need the simplicity in this complicated life. Sometimes in our prayer, we need to keep this child-like spirit in order to surrender in our Father, our God. (-fon-)

TOTD, Dec.19

Positive Thoughts, Positive Lives

Positive minds produce positive lives.

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he...
--- Proverbs 23:7

My own reflection on this Thought:
* It's all in our mind. Our mind could be a source of positivity or negativity. And many times the negativity comes and we need to fight it with positivity. Pray to God to fill our mind with all the good things, that will make us be a better person.

Monday, December 17, 2007

TOTD, Dec 18

Prayer Releases Peace

Worry increases pressure; prayer releases peace.

You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.
--- Isaiah 26:3

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Whenever we're under pressure, we become more and more worried, that makes the pressure increases. But when we pray while we're experiencing the pressure, we might be reminded once more that God is there and will be there to help us through it. And then we begin to feel peace. The peace that comes from God Himself. Pray more and we can experience more peaceful life. (-fon-)

TOTD, Dec.17

Be Powerful

You may have a very good reason to feel sorry for yourself; you may have been treated so terrible in the past so that you have every reason to feel bad. But you have no right to do so, because God is willing to set you free.

You can be pitiful or you can be powerful. The choice is up to you.

I call heaven and earth to witness this day ... that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live.
--- Deuteronomy 30:19

My own reflection on this Thought:
* While remembering our past, we need to bear in mind that it's already over. Nothing we can be done to change our past. We might done terribly but God has already forgiven us. He has a plan to set us free. All we can do is just to cooperate with Him and gain more strength from Him. Draw ourselves close to God.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

TOTD, Dec.14-16

Give Love and Receive Love

Stop trying so hard to be perfect and please God. Instead start spending all that time and effort with God, loving Him. Just go around all day loving Him and letting Him love you. You will be surprised how much your behavior will improve.

The Lord takes pleasures in those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy and loving-kindness.
--- Psalm 147:11

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Sometimes we think too much and over-analyze about God. We thought that if we're perfect in His perspective, He'll love us more. But, God loves us just the way we are. All we need to do is just loving Him and receiving His Love without thinking too much. Just enjoy the power of God's love. (-fon-)

Take Your Rightful Place

When a person is trying to be something he was not intended to be, it prevents him from the enjoyment that would be his if he would take his rightful place in the body of Christ and be satisfied with fulfilling the part God designed for him.

But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
--- 1 Corinthians 12:18

My own reflection on this Thought:
* We'll only be complete and satisfied if we're at the right place that God has designed for us. We might search and do several roles, only to find that the one that's the most suitable for us is the one that has already planned by Him. (-fon-)

Step Out and Find Out

Stepping out into the unknown --- into something you have never done before --- can be a very fearful thing to do. Because of fear, many people never "step out"; therefore, they never "find out" what they are capable of.

When you have something on your heart you believe the Lord has given you to do, a good policy is to take one step at a time. Pray about it, then take one step in faith and obedience. Then take another step, then another. We reach our full potential by taking many, many steps of faith.

...Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
--- Luke 5:4

My own reflection on this Thought:
* God has already planned something inside each one of us. I myself am still experiencing the dream that I believe comes from God.
Well, today's Thought reminds all of us to take one step in faith and obedience at a time. We need process and time plus faith in Him to become what we've been dreaming of. Something good and something that has been planned long long time ago by our Creator. (-fon-)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

TOTD, Dec.13

Faith Is Now

We can always have faith now, but we cannot always have the manifestation now. Faith makes the manifestation a sure thing.

Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being in the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].
--- Hebrews 11:1

My own reflection on this Thought:
*Seeing is believing. It's easy to believe in something if we see it.
But what if we can't see but we still need to believe? Well, that's faith.
Faith gives us chance to trust God once more, to put our hopes and dreams in Him, even the reality seems the other way around.
Because He is faithful, He won't disappoint us if we put our faith in Him.
Keep on hoping in God. (-fon-)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

TOTD, Dec.12

Peace in the Midst of the Storm

The peace Jesus gives operates in good time or bad, when you are abounding or being abased. His peace operates in the middle of the storm.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
--- Philippians 4:7

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Mission Impossible in our thoughts: Peace in the Midst of Storm. But in God it becomes MISSION POSSIBLE. Because His Peace can conquer all kind of storms. We can sail peacefully in this stormy life with His guidance. (-fon-)

Monday, December 10, 2007

TOTD, Dec.11

Pray in the Name

If you know a person, an someone mention his name, you immediately see in your mind an image of that individual. The mention of his name provokes in you a remembrance of him. The mention of his name takes his place. He may not be with you physically, but his name brings to your remembrance everything about him that you know. Names represent people; they represent character.

The Name of Jesus represents Who He is. There is power in His Name, and the devil know is. Sad to say, often the enemy knows it better than believers. That is why it is imperative that we have a revelation about the Name of Jesus. When that Name is spoken by a believer who has revelation, all of heaven comes to attention. God listens to the prayers that are prayed in Jesus' Name. He answers those prayers. Hell also comes to attention when we pray in or speak about that Name.

That in (at) the name of Jesus every knee should (must) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.
--- Philippians 2:10

My own reflection on this Thought:
* In the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, every tongue should confess that He's the Lord. King of kings and Lord of lords. No need to be afraid of anything, just call His name. He will come to our rescue. (-fon-)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

TOTD, Dec. 10

Make Life Easy

If you try to live in the past, life will be hard. God did not call Himself, " the great I was."

If you try to live in the future or try to figure out what will happen tomorrow, life will be hard. God did not call Himself, "the great I Will Be."

If you will live one day at a time, this day, the day you are in now, life will be a lot easier.

God did say, " I AM."

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
--- Exodus 3:14

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Lots of people often trapped in the past and they're also afraid of the future. That's common for most of us. But as Christ's disciples, we need to make a difference. Live one day at a time, live in the present. Don't worry about the future and let go of the past. It's not easy, but if we can make it, we would enter a higher level of awareness in Him. (-fon-)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

TOTD, Dec.07-09

Great Things Take Time

Impatient people often do not hang around long enough to see the finish of really great things because great things take so much time to mature.

... See how the farmer waits expectantly for the precious harvest from the land. [See how] he keeps up his patient [vigil] over it until it receives the early and late rains.
So you also must be patient. Establish your hearts [strengthen and confirm them in the final certainty]...
--- James 5:7,8

My own reflection on this Thought:
* We're getting used to instant things. Instant noodle, instant coffee, instant tea, instant food. That makes us more and more impatient. We hate to queue and sometimes we hate the process of waiting. But, there's no such instant way of being mature. Maturity takes time. It takes time and process from the cocoon to become a beautiful butterfly. And so does our life. (-fon-)

A Defeated Foe

Whenever the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.

Then the devil who had led them astray [deceiving and seducing them] was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (through the ages of the ages).
--- Revelation 20:10

My own reflection on this Thought:
* The devil would always find a chance to intrude our mind with negativity. You might sometimes feel his influence and persuasion on you. But, we just need to remember that our God is far above any creature and His power can overcome everything. So, with God on our side, why should we be worried? (-fon-)

He Is Willing

Everything in our lives depends not upon our merits or abilities or works but upon God's divine willingness to use His infinite power to meet our needs --- and at no cost to us whatsoever. We must depend totally on Him, not ourselves.

Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.
I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
--- John 15:4,5, 7

My own reflection on this Thought:
* In order to live this life completely, we need to abide in the Lord. We need to be united in Him because apart from Him, we would be lost. So, don't wait till tomorrow, just do what we can do to get really close with Him today. (-fon-)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

TOTD, Dec.06

Receive the Grace of God

If you are frustrated, it is because you are trying to make things happen on your own. It is not because you don't have any faith --- the reason is that you have stopped receiving from God, His grace.

But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me.
--- 2 Corinthians 12:9

My own reflection on this Thought:
* It's true: it's really frustrating and tiring to make things happen on our own. Because many things go in other directions. One thing that we should remember that our life will not be the same again by the time we received God as our savior. So, we need to remember that it's His will, not ours, that should be done. Thy will be done. That's when we become less stressful and less frustrated. Life won't be too complicated anymore. (-fon-)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

TOTD, Dec.05

With God Nothing Is Impossible

As Christians, our number one job is the development of personal potential, but the amount of undeveloped, wasted potential in the world is pathetic, God places a part of Himself in each of us, Genesis 1:26 tells us that we are created in His image, and He is filled with potential --- with God nothing is impossible.

But Jesus looked at them and said, With men this is impossible, but all things are possible with God.
--- Matthew 19:26

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Have you ever had a dream that you hold so tight in your heart that you could never let it go even until now? Maybe you think it's impossible or it's too big for you to achieve?
Well, if God has already placed it in your heart, of course you need to really fight for it and do your very best to achieve it. With Him and in Him, NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE.
He will fulfill everything that He has planned in our life according to His perfect timing.
So, never say that your dream is impossible. It is POSSIBLE in Him, if He wants us to achieve it, eventually we will. Just trust Him. (-fon-)

TOTD, Dec.04

God Will Never Reject You

Be quick to repent; don't try to hide anything from God. He will never reject you. He knows everything anyway, but repentance releases the power of the Blood in your behalf. The Blood that His Son Jesus shed on the cross for our redemption has the power to cleanse us from our past sins, failures, and mistakes, and enables us to live in the good plan God has for our lives.

But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt [keep us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].
If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].
--- 1 John 1:7,9

My own reflection on this Thought:
*God is full of forgiveness. He is full of mercy. Nothing will ever change that. But of course, we mustn't take it as a granted. Every time we make mistake, we must repent and next time try to avoid to do it intentionally. We need to become a better person in Him in each and everyday. (-fon-)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

TOTD, Dec. 03

Grace, Grace, and More Grace

Grace is the ability of God which comes to us free for the asking when we accept His Son Jesus as Savior.

The grace of God is the exact opposite of works of the flesh. Grace leaves you strong and calm; works render you weak and powerless, frustrated, and frantic.

Don't be satisfied with just enough grace to save you from eternal damnation. Receive not only grace which saves, but receive grace, grace, and more grace so you may live victoriously and glorify Jesus in your daily life.

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord.
--- 2 Peter 1:2

My own reflection on this Thought:
* In this hectic life of ours, what we need is just a peaceful life. We can search everywhere to look for the peace, but it's hard to find a true one. When we know the source of grace and peace is from the Lord Himself, we'll seek Him more. And by that time we'll realize that the true peace only comes from Him. And in Him we could live a gracious life. (-fon-)

TOTD, Dec 01-02

Receive God's Forgiveness

God wants to give us the gift of forgiveness. When we confess our sin to Him, He forgives us of our sins. Psalm 103:12 says that He puts them away from Him as far as the east is from the west, and He remembers them no more. But for us to benefit from that forgiveness, we must receive it by faith.

Many years ago when I was first developing my relationship with the Lord, each night I would beg His forgiveness for my past sins. One evening as I knelt beside my bed, I heard the Lord say to me in my heart, " Joyce, I forgave you the first time you asked, but you have not received My gift because you have not forgiven yourself."

Have you received God's gift of forgiveness?

" And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive."
--- Matthew 21:22

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Many times we fail to forgive ourselves even though God has already forgiven us. This is not what He wants us to do. We need to regularly forgive ourselves. We have to think from another perspective. Yes, we have made mistakes, but God has already given His mercy. Why won't we give ourselves mercy as well?
Forgive ourselves and it will make us feel better. (-fon-)

The Word As a Spiritual Weapon

The reason our enemy, Satan, hates and fears the Word of God so much is because he knows that the Word is a powerful weapon against him. It assures his defeat! That's why it is imperative that we learn to use the spiritual sword Ephesians 6:17 says in the Word.

A sword is a weapon with which one attacks an enemy. A sword in the sheath is of no value. It must be wielded, or taken from the sheath and appropriately used. The Word of God is the believer's sword, and we must learn to apply it accurately. We apply it by reading the Word daily, getting it down in our heart and speaking it out our mouth. The believer who does that is a major threat to Satan.

And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.
--- Ephesians 6:17

My own reflection on this Thought:
* Satan would always attack our mind. That's the easiest way to distract us. That's why we need spiritual weapons such as prayers and God's Words to make ourselves stronger. We have limitation. But once more we need to remember that we have a very powerful God. No limit within Him. (-fon-)