Tuesday, December 30, 2008

TOTD, December 31

I Have Overcome the World

The book of John reminds us that in this world, we will have trouble. But take heart! Don’t be afraid, because God said, “I have overcome the world.” (-fon-)

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
--- John 16:33

Monday, December 29, 2008

TOTD, December 30

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

Sometimes, in the middle of the mess of this life, you might stop for a while, thinking-complaining-worrying- asking-wondering whether God will really care for you.
This is His assurance, that He will grant us peace. He keeps reminding us not to let our hearts be troubled and never be afraid, because He is with us. (-fon-)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
--- John 14:27

Sunday, December 28, 2008

TOTD, December 29

Perfect Gift

Everything that’s good and perfect, every good and perfect gift is from above. It’s from our Father. We need to believe that, be thankful, and just receive countless blessings from Him each day. (-fon-)

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
--- James 1:17

Saturday, December 27, 2008

TOTD, December 28

Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

With the peace of Christmas, let’s try to love others without seeking revenge or bear a grudge against other people. And try to love others like loving ourselves. It’s not an easy thing, but let’s try to do it. (-fon-)

'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
--- Leviticus 19:18

Friday, December 26, 2008

TOTD, December 27

Faith Like Abraham’s

I think that we need to learn to be faithful like Abraham. Having a faith like His is a great thing while looking forward to our own ‘city’ with foundations whose architect and builder is God.
As long as it’s being designed and built by God, I’m sure our future will be a good one. We’re safe in His hands. (-fon-)

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
--- Hebrews 11: 8-10

Thursday, December 25, 2008

TOTD, December 26

Treasure His Gift

To remind us how important Jesus roles are, let’s take a look at this verse:

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
--- Isaiah 9:6

In this Christmas day, let’s remember that Jesus was born. He was given by the Lord for us. God has been so good to us. We need to treasure His gift with all our heart.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

TOTD, December 25

A Savior Was Born

Reflecting on the day Jesus was born, this was the situation described by Luke 2:

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
---Luke 2:8-14

Yes, we need to glorify the Lord since a Savior has been born to us; He is Christ the Lord! Merry Christmas!(-fon-)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

TOTD, December 24

Salt of the Earth

The role of salt in the Bible is relevant to understanding Hebrew society during the Old Testament and New Testament periods. Salt is a necessity of life and was a mineral that was used since ancient times in many cultures as a seasoning, a preservative, a disinfectant, a component of ceremonial offerings, and as a unit of exchange. The Bible contains numerous references to salt. In various contexts, it is used metaphorically to signify permanence, loyalty, durability, fidelity, usefulness, value, and purification. (source: Wikipedia)

Salt is used for reminding us of loyalty, fidelity, and every good things written above. And we’re the salt of the earth (Matthew 5). It’s important to stay salty, to stay loyal-pure-truthful. (-fon-)

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
--- Matthew 5: 13

Monday, December 22, 2008

TOTD, December 23

Full of Grace

What kind of conversation that we should have? The kind that’s full of grace. But, I’m sure it doesn’t mean that not humorous at all. We still need to smile, to laugh, without lacking the grace. (-fon-)

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
--- Colossians 4:6

Sunday, December 21, 2008

TOTD, December 22

Don’t Ever Limit God!

God’s power is unlimited. The only thing that limits us is our own thinking-that includes fears and worries.
Even Elizabeth can have a child in her old age while previously she was said to be barren.
Pray with all of our heart to Him, He knows our needs and will fulfill them according to His plan and His time. (-fon-)

Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God."
--- Luke 1: 36-37

Saturday, December 20, 2008

TOTD, December 21

Your Faith Has Healed You

If only we can have faith like the woman that had been subject to bleeding for twelve years like what we can see in Matthew 9, sure our God will say, “Your faith has healed you.” (-fon-)

Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed."
Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart, daughter," he said, "your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that moment.
--- Matthew 9:20-22

Friday, December 19, 2008

TOTD, December 20

How Many Times?

When it comes to forgiveness, we might ask, “ God, how many times shall I forgive my brother?” Here’s the answer:

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?"
Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
--- Matthew 18:21-23

Seven times? Well, that’s not enough. As we won’t even know how many mistakes that we’re going to make, it applies the same here that we can’ limit ourselves when it comes to forgive others. Forgiveness is a hard thing to do for people who keep other’s faults at heart but at the same time is the best thing to do to free ourselves from all the hatred. Try to forgive, it will heal us. (-fon-)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

TOTD, December 19

He Has Redeemed His People

God has come to this world. Not only He came just like that, but also He has redeemed his people. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us.
In the footnote of the New International Version (NIV), I can see that horn here symbolizes strength. His salvation is so strong in our life as He has redeemed all of us from sins.
God is so good to us, what can we do to please Him? (-fon-)

Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
because he has come and has redeemed his people.
He has raised up a horn of salvation for us
in the house of his servant David
(as he said through his holy prophets of long ago).
--- Luke 1:68-70

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

TOTD, December 18

All Things Are Possible

Today, outside Tangs Orchard I’ve seen part of this verse, which mentioned with God nothing is impossible. I just remembered that I’ve read the similar ads about Randall Tan- part of the inspirational story by a famous sport brand. You know it, for sure. Here’s Randall’s story:

Randall Tan is a well-known local actor, model, and host. 2 years back he was diagnosed with Guillain-barre syndrome which left him almost paralyzed. Now he’s recovered, back on his feet and taking part in full distance marathon. For him, impossible is nothing.
(taken from the marathon website and also partially from the ads at the newspaper

How about us as Christians? We need to remember that with God all things are possible. With God nothing is impossible. Really, impossible is nothing! Don’t limit yourself with your own worries or fears. Trust Him that anything is possible. (-fon-)

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

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

TOTD, December 17

Let’s be like Mother Mary

This is what Mother Mary said:

And Mary said:
"My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
--- Luke 1:46-47

One thing that is really obvious about her is that she glorifies the Lord and rejoices.
Those two things are actually need to be done all over again by each of us. Even though thing seems harder these days, let’s be like her. Let’s glorify the Lord and rejoice.

Monday, December 15, 2008

TOTD, December 16


This is the verse from Psalm 57.

My heart is steadfast, O God,
my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make music.
--- Psalm 57:7

Well, lately I’ve watched quite a number of musical movies. A bit late but still try to catch up with music and movies, two things that I like. From High School Musical 1 and 2, Camp Rock which featured the Jonas Brothers, until the latest indie movie from Taiwan titled Cape no. 7 which featured Van Fan (he’s also a singer) and told a story of an odd band audition until it formed an interesting band, I can feel that music is really able to move someone tremendously.
Music can make a difference. While the Psalm is using music to show the steadfastness of the heart, we can apply the same thing. Let’s build a more steadfast heart to the Lord with music. Let’s sing! (-fon-)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

TOTD, December 14-15

Gentle Answer

In anger, it’s not easy to answer gently. Most of us will just scream, shout, or answer cynically. But, the Proverbs reminds us to answer gently, because a gentle answer turns away wrath. Try to avoid harsh word since it will stir up anger.

A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
--- Proverbs 15:1


Today’s reading is from 1 Thessalonians. When I heard about this verse at the church today, automatically I could feel the connection of joyful-prayer-and give thanks.
The recipe of being joyful always: stay in touch with God through praying continuously and even though how hard it is, give thanks in all things-in all circumstances. This is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus.
Let’s be joyful in Him! (-fon-)

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
--- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Friday, December 12, 2008

TOTD, December 13

Full Rights of Sons

God has sent His son to redeem us so that we might receive the full rights of sons. God has been so good to us. Jesus has sacrificed Himself for us.
So, what should we do to give back to Him? Show ourselves that we’re God’s children.

But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.
--- Galatians 4:4-5

Thursday, December 11, 2008

TOTD, December 12


The meaning of Immanuel means God is with us. So, without a doubt, He’ll be here with us. No matter what happens, no matter how bad the days that you’re going through at the moment, God is and will always be with us. He’s Immanuel. (-fon-)

The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"—which means, "God with us."
--- Matthew 1:23

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

TOTD, December 11

Anti Christ vs Pro Christ

I got an e-mail from my friend who has shown his concern on the increasing activities which leads to Anti Christ movement.
First, he said, there are more and more free porn sites. It’s strange, in his opinion, since usually people need to pay hefty sum to watch them, but now it’s really easy to access them.
Second, he’s also concerned about Prop 8- the Musical, where Jack Black seemed to mock the bible and Jesus Himself. In which also sent a message if people disagree with gay marriage, they’re bigots and basing their opinions on hate.
Actually this is not the first time. If we look back, we’ve seen all these time that Anti Christ is there and trying hard to invade the believers with such a huge distraction (if you still remember how Da Vinci Code influenced the people to believe its part of the story as fact, I think you can see the Anti Christ is doing very well in its mission until today).
The bible itself reminds us of the Anti Christ, even 2000 years ago, it has already mentioned it.

Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist—he denies the Father and the Son.
--- 1 John 2:22

As His disciples, no matter what, we need to reaffirm our faith in Him. And let’s develop a better strength and faith inside of us. Let’s build a pro Christ environment among us by praying more and build our personal relationship with Him. Christ has been stood tall all these time. No need to worry, He’ll win again this time.

PS: thanks to Anton for sharing his thoughts.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

TOTD, December 10

By God’s Power

Jesus was crucified in weakness, but yet He lives by God’s power. And according to the bible, we are weak in Him, yet by God’s power we will live with Him.
Many times we think that we’re so weak, we don’t have enough strength to go on in this life. But we know that we’re holding on to a great power, it’s the power of the Lord.
Let God’s power be glorified even in the midst of our weaknesses. (-fon-)

For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God's power we will live with him to serve you.
--- 2 Corinthians 13: 4

Monday, December 8, 2008

TOTD, December 09

I Will Build You Up Again

If you’re having a chaotic life at this moment, it’s really good to read this verse from Jeremiah 31:4 which says:

I will build you up again
and you will be rebuilt, O Virgin Israel.
Again you will take up your tambourines
and go out to dance with the joyful.
--- Jeremiah 31:4

Even though the situation that we’re facing is very bad at this moment, we need to believe that God will build us up again and we will be rebuilt. And eventually, we would be able to take up our tambourines and go out to dance in this life with joyful again.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

TOTD, December 08

Live As Servants of God

We all want to be free. But to what extent shall we enjoy our freedom? Shall we enjoy the very most of it without thinking all the consequences?
Of course not!
Today’s verse reminds us to live as free men without using our freedom as a cover-up for evil. That’s why we need to live as servants of God. We need to make sure that the freedom which has been given to us won’t be misused. (-fon-)

Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.
--- 1 Peter 2:16

Saturday, December 6, 2008

TOTD, December 06-07

He Laid Down His Life for Us

Jesus is the good shepherd. He knows each of us, as described by the bible:

I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.
--- John 10:14-15

More importantly, He sacrificed Himself for us. He laid down His life for His sheep-for us. Let’s lead a better life for Him for He’s been so good to us. (-fon-)

Mustard Seed

According to the bible, we only need to have a faith as little as a mustard seed to move the mountain. As long as we believe that nothing is impossible if God is on our side, we can make it. All we need to do is just believe in Him. And now we can say, we can do all things through Christ! (-fon-)

He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
--- Matthew 17:20-21

Thursday, December 4, 2008

TOTD, December 05

Full Armor of God

The bible reminds us to put on the full armor of God, because when the day of evil comes, we can stand on our ground.
It’s very important to stand strong, moreover stand strong in faith to the Lord by putting on full armor of God. Days can be evil, days can be bad, but as long as we got Him and trust in Him, we’ll make it through for sure. (-fon-)

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
--- Ephesians 6:13

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

TOTD, December 04

Bread of Life

Here’s a verse from John 6:35:

Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.
--- John 6:35

Whoever comes to Him and believes in Him will never be hungry or thirsty. Let’s seek for this bread of life more and more. (-fon-)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

TOTD, December 03

Heir of All Things
How God spoke to human being from generation to generation:

In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.
--- Hebrews 1:1-2

In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and though whom He made the universe. We need to listen to Him more. Listen to the heir of all things! (-fon-)

Monday, December 1, 2008

TOTD, December 02


We see this world becomes more chaotic.
Protest in Thailand which closed the airport for several days, terrorism in Mumbai - India which killed more than 100 people, or many other things that happens around the world. Then you might ask God, whether He is doing something good for this world.
And actually like what’s written in Exodus, we still need to believe that He will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. We will see how awesome in the work that He, the Lord will do for us.
Keep on believing His Wonders! (-fon-)

Then the LORD said: "I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the LORD, will do for you.
--- Exodus 34:10

TOTD, December 01

God’s Better Plans

Sometimes it’s really hard to understand God’s plans in our life.
While many times we’re so busy with our own plans without involving Him, actually He had planned something better for us. But we need to work together with Him so they would be made perfect.
We need to trust Him. Even right now our plans seemed scattered and far from our original ones, but God knows. He knows us, He understands us, and more than that, He had planned something better than what we’ve ever thought. And that must be the best for us in His perspective. (-fon-)

God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
--- Hebrews 11:40

Saturday, November 29, 2008

TOTD, Nov 29-30

Highly Exalted

Like Moses and the Israelites, let’s sing together to the Lord, for He is highly exalted.

Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD :
"I will sing to the LORD,
for he is highly exalted.
The horse and its rider
he has hurled into the sea.
--- Exodus 15:1

He’s forever highly exalted. Since the previous time, like what’s written in Exodus until today and forever. (-fon-)

Like Mount Zion

Be thankful that whoever trusts in the Lord are like Mount Zion which will not be shaken but endures forever. Amen. (-fon-)

Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
--- Psalm 125:1

Thursday, November 27, 2008

TOTD, November 28

Dwell Richly In You

Here’s my hope for all of us, taken from Colossians 3.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.”
--- Colossians 3:16

Yes, I do hope that we don’t only read the Word of God, but also the Word of Christ dwells in us richly. So that we can be a better person for a better world. (-fon-)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

TOTD, November 27

A Kingdom That can’t be Shaken

We should be happy and relieved, knowing that we’ve received a kingdom that can’t be shaken. It’s the kingdom of God.
Right now, in this kind of uncertainties, we need something that can’t be shaken. Be thankful that we’ve already got it. (-fon-)

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.
--- Hebrews 12:28

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

TOTD, November 26

In the Light

When we received Jesus as our Savior, it was a wonderful experience and couldn’t easily be described. But to stay in the light needs extra efforts. We need to watch our behavior afterwards, we can’t hate one person too long, we need to forgive them as soon as possible.
Of course it’s not easy. But we need to try our best to do it.
Because according to the Words, we who claim ourselves to be in the light but hate our brother is still in the darkness.
So, won’t you come out from that darkness and get into the real Light? The real love from Jesus will enable us not to hate our enemies, and then will enable us to love them because they’re also our brothers and sisters in this journey called life.

Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.
--- 1 John 2 : 9

Monday, November 24, 2008

TOTD, November 25

Continue to Live in Him

After we’ve received Jesus, what should we do next?
We need to grow in Him for sure. And as described perfectly by the bible, in Colossians 2:6-7, we need to continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as we were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Let’s try to do better today. Let’s continue to live in Him. (-fon-)

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
--- Colossians 2:6-7

Sunday, November 23, 2008

TOTD, November 24

Through All Generations

If you’re wondering how long will our Lord’s faithfulness be with us? Will it be just one year, two, three, or twenty years?
Here’s the answer: His faithfulness continues through all generations. His faithfulness is forever. Let’s celebrate His goodness in our life and enjoy His loving-kindness today and forever. (-fon-)

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
--- Psalm 100:5

Saturday, November 22, 2008

TOTD, November 22-23

Be Peaceful and Thankful

In this financial crisis, it’s not easy to find ourselves in peaceful and thankful condition. We might get so worried about our own future, since so many lay-offs recently, maybe this question keep bugging you, “ Will I keep my job?” And many other things such as your children’s education, your loans, your plan to get married, etc.. etc.

But no matter what, we need to learn to trust God. We need to find a peace of mind, at least within ourselves. Not easy, but let’s try to be thankful today, so that we can feel the peace from the Lord. (-fon-)

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
--- Colossians 3:15

Mary or Martha?

Here’s the verses from the bible:

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"
"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."
--- Luke 10:38-42

Maybe we’re like Martha, we’re worried and upset about many things, but we today we need to learn and choose what is better, to be like Mary, try to sit at the Lord’s feet and listen to what He said. Cast all of our cares to Him and pray more. (-fon-)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

TOTD, November 21

Nothing Is Too Hard

Cape No. 7 was made by an unknown director, Wei Te-sheng, who had one previously unreleased feature to his credit. He took out loans and mortgaged his house and it has paid off in a monster hit.
The movie was made on a scraped-together budget of NT$50 million, but it has broken box-office records in its native Taiwan with takings of over NT$450 million since its release on Aug 22 this year.
Cape No. 7 is the second-highest grossing movie of all time there, after James Cameron’s Titanic (1997). ( The Straits Times Wednesday, November 19, 2008).

I’ve just watched the movie. It’s very good and entertaining as well. But that’s not all... I’ve also learned something from there.
Director Wei has taught me how to fight our dreams with all our hearts, with all we’ve got and for him that includes loans and mortgage. And whatever your heart desire, maybe you have such an impossible dream, but if God wants you to achieve that, there’s nothing too hard. The hard work will get paid off like Cape No. 7. Work hard and pray hard for your dreams! (-fon-)

"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
--- Jeremiah 32:17

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

TOTD, November 20

Getting Along Well

This is my prayer for you this morning, taken from this verse:

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
--- 3 John 1:2

May you have good health- physically and spiritually. And don’t forget to treasure what we have. Health is very important, be thankful that we’re still healthy and well. And I’d like to pray for the sick as well, may God bless them with His grace in their present condition. May God heal them and restore their health. God will heal according to His plan. And eventually, hopefully all will be well. (-fon-)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

TOTD, November 19


No matter what, try to maintain the truthfulness inside of us. He delights in men who are truthful! (-fon-)

The LORD detests lying lips,
but he delights in men who are truthful.
--- Proverbs 12:22

Monday, November 17, 2008

TOTD, November 18

Armed with God’s Strength

In a motorcycle accident four years ago, Mr Adam Kamis, 29, lost his right arm. His other arm is paralysed from the elbow down. But his achievement yesterday-running up the 73-storey Swissotel The Stamford in 12 min 34 sec- was all about leg power. Emerging 76th of 297 men in the category for those aged 20 to 29, he became the first person with his kind of disability to complete the Vertical Marathon. The race, it its 22nd year, also attracted eight deaf competitors. (The Straits Times, Monday, November 17, 2008).

Reading the inspirational story of Mr Kamis, made me think that lots of us have perfect bodies, without any disabilities, but sometimes have mind-disability. We forbid our dreams to grow because of fear or doubts or worries. Today, we need to learn from Mr Kamis, how he completed his race even with his disabilities. We need to maintain our spirit in the Lord to finish our race and depend on His strength to makes our way perfect in Him. (-fon-)

It is God who arms me with strength
and makes my way perfect.
--- Psalm 18:32

Sunday, November 16, 2008

TOTD, November 17

It’s Because of Him

Some good verses for us to reflect:
Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."
--- 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

When we looked back and remembered the time when we were called, we knew exactly our condition at that time. Maybe we’re so weak, maybe we’ve been in constant pain and bitterness, maybe we’re the centre of hatred in the family. But, God called us anyway because He loves us so much. It’s because of Him that we’re in Him, becoming His children. Don’t boast, just be thankful to Him. (-fon-)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

TOTD, November 16

Your Commands Are My Delight

Trouble and distress may come upon us. But we need to hold on to his commands and we’ll find ourselves delighted.

Life is consists of many problems. Some are easy to solve, some are taking away all of our concentration in them. But as they’re unavoidable, we need to learn how to make ourselves rejoice in the midst of those stormy problems. And the best way is to seek Him more. (-fon-)

Trouble and distress have come upon me,
but your commands are my delight.

---Psalm 119:143

Friday, November 14, 2008

TOTD, November 15

The Righteous for the Unrighteous

Christ has been so good to us. He’s even died for us. Died for our sins, once for all. He is the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring us to God. And it’s our duty to treasure what He has done, to treasure the salvation that He has given to us, to do our best for Him as long as we live. (-fon-)

For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.
--- 1 Peter 3:18

Thursday, November 13, 2008

TOTD, November 14

In Your Anger Do Not Sin

I know that many of us can’t handle ourselves well while we’re angry. So many bad things-even the unexpected ones- could happen when we’re out of control.

Today’s verse reminds us to stay cool, even though we’re angry. We need to avoid doing sinful things. Search our heart, be silent, take a deep breath, meditate, or do anything positive, as long as those things could make us calmer. Even we’re bursting with anger, stay cool, do not sin. (-fon-)

In your anger do not sin;
when you are on your beds,
search your hearts and be silent.
--- Psalm 4:4

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

TOTD, November 13

Reap a Harvest

We try to do our very best, but our best friend betrayed us and talked behind our back. We’ve tried our best to do good things, but people misinterpret our good intentions and thought that we’re trying to get more attentions.
Even though the results are not good, we still need to do good things and don’t give up on it.
Even though people say bad things about our pure intentions, don’t lose hope. Do good things still, and be ready to reap a harvest if we don’t give up.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
---Galatians 6:9

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

TOTD, November 12

Love God

This verse might shock you a little bit. How come you don’t love anything from the world? We have our loved ones here, don’t we? And if we have, why can’t we love them?

Actually, we can love them for sure. But we can’t depend on them all the time. The love to this world and to its people has got some limitations. We might someday feel the disappointment. Either it’s because unavailability because of long distance relationship, or the pain because being treated badly by our loved ones either intentionally or not, or finally death which will one day separate us from our loved ones.

All we have in this world is temporary, so don’t depend on them too much. Look for something that’s more eternal, the love for God. The longing to be close to Him and seek the true love. Cherish the love that we have in this world, but don’t be too carried away, remember it’s just temporary. Seek more of eternal love from God.

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world.
--- 1 John 2:15-16

Monday, November 10, 2008

TOTD, November 11

Beyond Our Understanding

Our God works in a marvelous way. He does great things beyond our understanding. In our mind, we got limitations. Even the most intellectual person on earth can’t figure out perfectly the works of His hands.
If your thinking has limited His power in your life, this is the time to change that thought, because He can do a lot of things beyond our understanding. (-fon-)

God's voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.
--- Job 37:5

Sunday, November 9, 2008

TOTD, November 10

As White As Snow

Whatever your past background was, how bad it was, it doesn’t really matter. As long as you repent and want to make a change, God will forgive you. And even it was like scarlet, He can make it as white as snow. (-fon-)

"Come now, let us reason together,"
says the LORD.
"Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.
--- Isaiah 1:18

Saturday, November 8, 2008

TOTD, November 09

Help Others

Maybe right now you’re very troubled. The problems that you’re facing are bothering you so much. And when your family or friends come to you with their problems, should you help them? The answer is YES. Even though how hard your condition right now, whenever you can, don’t forget to help other people in need. With whatever we can, either with money, by lending our ears or shoulders to let them cry, or even just a smile to brighten up other people’s day, don’t forget to help others. And He won’t forget you… He will send His helpers too whenever you need one. That’s our duty to help one another in this life.

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
--- Hebrews 6:10

Friday, November 7, 2008

TOTD, November 08

Adding Up Our Faith

Here’s the suggestion from 2 Peter 1, about how to add up our faith:

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
--- 2 Peter 1:5-7

Yes! Goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love. All those things will add up our faith and will take us to the next level of spiritual maturity. Let’s add our faith today! (-fon-)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

TOTD, November 07

Foundation in Christ

Sometimes this world could be very shaky and you don’t know whether you’ve built your life with a strong foundation or not.
Lots of principles, lots of idealism, lots of values might decrease due to materialism, due to many other things.

But if we built our foundation in Christ, we won’t be shaken. Yes, we might fall few times in our life, but His hands will be long enough to carry us and to get us back on our feet. Build our foundation in Jesus Christ, not in anything else. (-fon-)

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

-----1 Corinthians 3 : 11

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

TOTD, November 06

God, Protect Me!

How is your day lately? Is it full of pain and depression? Is it stressful?
Like what we can see in the Psalm, in those days, we can bring ourselves closer and closer to Him. And trust Him that His salvation will protect us.

It’s our choice anyway to stay close or stay away from Him. But, as we want to grow in faith in Him, in every problem, we can say, “God, protect me!”
And may His protection be with you always. (-fon-)

I am in pain and distress;
may your salvation, O God, protect me.
--- Psalm 69:29

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

TOTD, November 05

Grow Mature In God

JESUS … IS A DISTURBER of our immaturities, one who challenges us to find and use our strengths. A master craftsman in the skills that can make us strong in love, generous in service, and abundant in joy, he wants to spur us into a maturity that can collaborate with the Love that gave us birth.
Robert Corin Morris
Provocative Grace: The Challenge in Jesus’ Words (source: The Upper Room Website).

There will always be some immaturities inside of us. Either it’s the hatred, anger, the lack of capability in handling pain and let go of the past, self-pity, low self-esteem as well as low self worth, and many more.
Our God wants us to grow more mature in each day of our life. He wants us to grow more and rejoice more. Let’s start it now! (-fon-)

You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect.
--- Matthew 5:48

Monday, November 3, 2008

TOTD, November 04

Let’s Acknowledge the Lord

Here’s a verse from Hosea:

Let us acknowledge the LORD;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth."
--- Hosea 6:3

While many things are unsure, He is very sure.
He will appear as surely as the sun rises, like the spring rains that water the earth.
Oh, how I’m longing to feel the rains that water my life! So, without any doubt, let’s acknowledge the Lord. (-fon)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

TOTD, November 03

I Have Everything I Need

The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need. This verse is from Psalm 23:1.

It’s a kind of faith affirmation by trusting everything we need into the hands of God and believe that He will give us sufficiently whatever we need in this life.
Of course in this kind of situation where the economy is slowing down and everything is increasing, we will find it harder to cope with everyday’s expenses. But this is the kind of faith that we need to maintain by believing that God will give us everything we need.
Not everything that we want, but everything we need. He is our Shepherd. (-fon-)

The LORD is my shepherd;
I have everything I need.
--- Psalm 23:1

Saturday, November 1, 2008

TOTD, November 02

Eyes of Our Heart

May the eyes of our heart be enlightened so that we may know the hope to which he has called us.

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord. Open the eyes of our hearts. May You show us the riches of your love in this life. Let us live our life devoted to You. Let Your goodness and kindness fill our heart so that we can share it to others. (-fon-)

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.
--- Ephesians 1:18

TOTD, November 01

Be Self-Controlled and Alert

The devil will always try to persuade us to do something bad. But we need to be self-controlled and alert like what’s written in 1 Peter 5. We need to resist him, standing firm in faith because we know that all our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world are also experiencing the same thing.

Keep the faith! Let the faith make us more alert to resist the devil. (-fon-)

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
--- 1 Peter 5:8-9

Thursday, October 30, 2008

TOTD, October 31

The Gift of God

It’s the gift of God that we’ve been saved. It is by grace-through faith (according to Ephesians 2).
We don’t need to boast ourselves, because it’s not our work that we’ve been saved. But, we need to be thankful for God’s gift. For He has already given His son to this world and saved all of us – the sinners. (-fon-)

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
--- Ephesians 2:8-9

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

TOTD, October 30

Will Not Be Shaken

Even the world goes down, even the inflation rate is going up, even the unemployment rate is also increasing, even all the bad things happen more and more right in front of your very eyes, just remember God’s promises. His unfailing love for us won’t be shaken. His peace which beyond our understanding will be with us. (-fon-)

Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,"
says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
--- Isaiah 54:10

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

TOTD, October 29

The Word Stands Forever

In the midst of many uncertainties in this life, we need to hold on to something that would stand forever. The Word of God stands forever. So, we need to really put our trust in the Lord by reading His Words and meditating them. (-fon-)

"All men are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of the Lord stands forever."And this is the word that was preached to you.
--- 1 Peter 1:24-25

Monday, October 27, 2008

TOTD, October 28

Hope on God

Recently I read in the newspaper, regarding some people who have lost their life time savings because of their investments-especially in stock market or in structured products. That made me realize that we can’t too be proud of the riches in this world, because they’re just temporary.

We need to remember the source of all riches, God Himself. We need to focus on Him. Be thankful if we’re trusted with some riches from Him. Help others, be generous, and don’t be arrogant. Because we don’t know what will happen next. Life has a cycle and everything changes. One thing that’s for sure and unchanged, God. Let’s put our hope on Him more. (-fon-)

As for the rich in this world, charge them not to be proud and arrogant and contemptuous of others, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches, but on God, Who richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for [our] enjoyment.
--- 1 Timothy 6:17

Sunday, October 26, 2008

TOTD, October 27

Who is Like YOU?

Our God is an awesome God. There’s none like Him. You can search everywhere in this world, only to find that there’s no such a great God like our Lord.
So, He’s worthy to receive all of our praises, glory, and honor. Yes, He’s amazing!

Who among the gods is like you, O LORD ?
Who is like you—
majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory,
working wonders?
--- Exodus 15:11

TOTD, October 27

Who is Like YOU?

Our God is an awesome God. There’s none like Him. You can search everywhere in this world, only to find that there’s no such a great God like our Lord.
So, He’s worthy to receive all of our praises, glory, and honor. Yes, He’s amazing!

Who among the gods is like you, O LORD ?
Who is like you—
majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory,
working wonders?
--- Exodus 15:11

Saturday, October 25, 2008

TOTD, October 26

He Protects Us

When I read about God’s faithfulness in Joshua, it cast my fear aside. And I want to share it with you all…

It was the LORD our God himself who brought us and our fathers up out of Egypt, from that land of slavery, and performed those great signs before our eyes. He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we traveled.
--- Joshua 24:17

We will face some worries, anxieties, and fears along this life. It’s really important to believe in Him that He will protect us. And that protection is for our entire journey in this life.
Tell Him all of our problems, with His ways that beyond our logical understanding, He will protect us. (-fon-)

Friday, October 24, 2008

TOTD, October 25

He Won’t be Slow

If you see the wheel of life is turning very slow at this point of time…
Or if you wonder will He care for us even though we cry for Him night and day…
Here’s a good answer from the bible:

God will always give what is right to his people who cry to him night and day, and he will not be slow to answer them.
--- Luke 18:7

Yes, He won’t be slow to answer all the prayers. On the other hand, He won’t be too fast either. Because if we get everything instantly, we will never learn to be patient. Just trust Him and His perfect timing. He listens to us and He cares for us. (-fon-)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

TOTD, October 24

Carry Each Other’s Burdens

People sometimes don’t really care about others. Some of the people that I met along the way sometimes think that their problem is the worst on earth and no one can ever help them. And that’s when they begin to think their problem is the most important one, and other’s problems are not as big as theirs.

But if we go through each person’s chapters of life, we can see that each person has got his/her own problems. Rich or poor, pretty or not, we face our own problems. That’s when we need to care about others too. By knowing that all of us have our own problems, we need to carry each other’s burdens, to support one another in this life. That will please God. (-fon-)

Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
--- Galatians 6:2

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

TOTD, October 23

The Lord Comforts His People

Whenever you feel that you’re in deep problems…
Whenever you feel that you can’t go on in this life…

Just come to Him.
He’s the Lord of all comfort.
He loves us that much so that He only wants to comfort His people.

And that’s why we need to rejoice and shout for joy. Thank You, Lord!(-fon-)

Shout for joy, O heavens;
rejoice, O earth;
burst into song, O mountains!
For the LORD comforts his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
--- Isaiah 49:13

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

TOTD, October 22

Different but the Same

We are different. No one is completely the same as us. That makes us unique.
And talking about our part in the bigger picture of the church- we have different kind of gifts but the same Spirit.

Even though we’re different, we need to remember that we serve the same God.
The same God works in us. And let’s use our different gifts to bless more people, to expand His Kingdom in this world. (-fon-)

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
--- 1 Corinthians 12: 4-6

Monday, October 20, 2008

TOTD, October 21

Draw Near to God

We usually hold ourselves back from God in a few moments in our life, such as: disappointments, hurts, angers, etc. etc. Every now and then, we feel that God has no longer cared for us, He keeps a distant for us and that’s why we feel, we need to make a distance to Him as well.

Many times the holding back things were actually good times to reflect. And until that moment, we could realize that God is sincere to us, He loves us so much that He has already planned everything for us.

If you’re thinking of making a new distant with God, don’t do that! But instead draw near Him, tell Him all of your worries and problems. He is our true best friend who will always lend a helping hand. (-fon-)

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
--- Hebrew 10:19-22

Sunday, October 19, 2008

TOTD, October 18-20

Put Off Falsehood

Where this world is full of falsehood and hypocrisy, the Lord of God reminds us to stay truthful in each word that comes out from our mouth and put off falsehood.
Don’t be contaminated by this world, make a difference and stay in truth. (-fon-)

Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.
--- Ephesians 4:25

Wrong for Wrong?

It’s easy to do a revenge, to punish everyone who has done wrong to us with something bad. But, will it have an end if we keep doing that? And what is a God’s children task in this world? Keep punishing others?
We need to stand still in compassionate love for others. It’s not easy, of course your flesh wants to keep revenge. But let the Spirit guide us to love our enemies, to love those who hurt us. (-fon-)

And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.
--- 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15


It’s our duty to sparkle in this world, like jewels in a crown. Like what has been written in the bible:

The LORD their God will save them on that day
as the flock of his people.
They will sparkle in his land
like jewels in a crown.
--- Zechariah 9:16

So, if you think that you’re just an unworthy metal that’s rusty. I tell you what, God wants us to shine, to sparkle as His jewels in this world. Don’t see yourself in low self-esteem. God wants you to be sparkling! (-fon-)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

TOTD, October 17

Pleasing In Your Sight

Let’s make a wish and make it come true!

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
--- Psalm 19:14

Yes, let our words from our mouth please Him, and let our meditation and prayers at heart please Him too. Let all the things we do can please His sight. (-fon-)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

TOTD, October 16

Yes and Amen

We meet many persons in this life who make promises easily but fail to do what they’ve promised. But that won’t happen to God. God is faithful. His promises are ‘Yes’ and ‘Amen.’
Just remember the timing of God is different with ours. For His promises in our life, we believe in Him. (-fon-)

But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not "Yes" and "No." For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by me and Silas and Timothy, was not "Yes" and "No," but in him it has always been "Yes." For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God.
--- 2 Corinthians 1:18-20

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

TOTD, October 15

Be Patient

Nowadays, while the economic situation for even in such a country like Singapore is facing a difficult time, nothing could be done except be patient in all these problems.
While some financial issues will lead to other problems: scared of losing jobs, social unrest, don’t have enough fund to raise the kids well, etc… etc… It’s time to be patient, stay faithful in prayer, and don’t forget to rejoice in the Lord.
He knows everything and He will guide us through these all. (-fon-)

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer
--- Romans 12:12

Monday, October 13, 2008

TOTD, October 14

Something Special

If the daily routine made you bored and frustrated or you’ve experienced a very big problem that made you really sad, you might question God’s love for you.
Do you really love me, God? If you do, why should I experience these unpleasant things?
Why should I stay awake at night, can’t even get myself to sleep because I’m thinking so much about my life and worry about my future?

Well, God is there to care for us. And like what’s written in the verse below, He not only loves us very much, but also put His hands on us for something special.

Maybe, your life today is so gloomy. But remember that the sun will always shine, and God has got something special for you because we’re special in His eyes. (-fon-)

Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you're in our prayers as we call to mind your work of faith, your labor of love, and your patience of hope in following our Master, Jesus Christ, before God our Father. It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special. When the Message we preached came to you, it wasn't just words. Something happened in you. The Holy Spirit put steel in your convictions.
--- 1 Thessalonians 1:2-5

Sunday, October 12, 2008

TOTD, October 11-13

The Lord’s Purpose That Prevails

We can plan so many things. We can plan about 5 years from now, 10 years from now, or even more. Of course we need to plan our life properly, but just remember as well that we need to ask God in every plan that we make. Because eventually His Plan is the best for us. He knows us very well, even better than we know ourselves, so let His purpose prevails in our life. (-fon-)

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.”
--- Proverbs 19:20-21

Secret of Contentment

The book of Philippians chapter 4 shows us how to live this life. We need to learn to be content in any circumstance- either in times of abundance or in times of needs, whether when we’re satisfied or not.
This is a very important message that we need to learn more nowadays. While so many unpleasant changes happen, while so many turmoil can be seen in each day of our life, we need to learn how to be content in every situation. The secret lies within our relationship with the Lord, so that He can strengthen us. (-fon-)

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in any circumstance.I have experienced times of need and times of abundance. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of contentment, whether I go satisfied or hungry, have plenty or nothing
--- Philippians 4:11-12

A Prayer of Praise

Found this interesting prayer of praise in the book of Jude:

Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.
--- Jude 1:24-25

Yes, all glory-majesty-power-authority are His before all time! Let’s praise Him with all our heart. (-fon-)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

TOTD, October 10

Fear Not

Actually some of us are easily scared. Either by financial turmoil that was described like ‘ hell’ in Asia by a newspaper here in Singapore, or when some incurable diseases happened to one of the family members or even to ourselves. We are all scared and live our life in fearful way in some of our days.

I wasn’t a really brave person either. I can’t say that I’m free from all fear or worries, but I try to build my faith each day. Struggling hard maybe, but I just want to be close to God no matter what, and somehow it makes my fear disappear because I have faith in Him.
Just remember He is our God who will never leave us and He will always be there for us. So, fear not! (-fon-)

O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
--- Isaiah 43:1b-3

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

TOTD, October 09

Forgetting What Is Behind

Forgetting what is behind is recommended by today’s verse from Philippians 3. It’s not always easy to look back on the previous sad memories without feeling painful, but we need to let go if we want to move on.

We all have our past, it’s unavoidable. It might be good or bad, or some mixtures of both, but we need to let go of the past and concentrate more on the future while cherishing what we have at this moment. (-fon-)

Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead

--- Philippians 3:13

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

TOTD, October 08

Thirsts for YOU

This is a psalm of David when he was in the Desert of Judah.

O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.
--- Psalm 63:1

Yes, it’s true, as long as we haven’t found Him in our soul, we’ll still be thirsty and hungry for Him. There’s an emptiness that can’t be filled with any other thing or any other person. Only God Himself can give us that kind of contentment and joy. Just like David, let’s earnestly seek Him. My soul thirsts for You, oh Lord! (-fon-)

Monday, October 6, 2008

TOTD, October 07


We need to be trustworthy in handling worldly wealth according to the bible. Either we are trusted with very little or very much at the time being, it doesn’t matter as long as we handle it with pure honesty.
And finally, we will be given trust to get true riches that come from God himself. Be trustworthy! (-fon-)

"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?
--- Luke 16:10-11

Sunday, October 5, 2008

TOTD, October 05-06

Ways and Thoughts

We have our own ways to deal with our every day’s problems. And we also have our own thoughts in all that’s happening at the moment in our life. But many times, what we thought was completely different with the reality. And many times we had gone through the wrong ways until we found the right ones.
God has planned everything accordingly. We don’t have to be afraid. No need to worry because He has already thought about every single plan that He has for us. Sometimes, it’s completely different with our thoughts. Remember when He says:

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,"
declares the LORD.
--- Isaiah 55:8

But we need to reassure ourselves that His ways are the best for us. Maybe we can’t accept it at the moment. Maybe we can’t understand why this kind of thing is happening to us now, but He knows. He has already known about that and He knows our future. We need to rely on Him, all fear will be cast away.(-fon-)

Cast All Your Anxiety

Nowadays every household in Singapore is tightening their belt due to the inflation, financial crisis in the US which at least brought more or less slightly impact here, and due to the increasing price of electricity, public transport, etc.
And I’m sure it happens in many parts of the world. Like China, right now is also experiencing some difficulties because the customers all over the world have lost their trust on China’s products due to tainted milk scandal.

All of those things and many other things made us worried. We’re scared to live in this life, we face our life with anxieties.
But we need to cast all our anxiety on Him and trust Him because He cares for us. Keeping our faith in Him is the best medicine to cast all anxiety. (-fon-)

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you
--- 1 Peter 5:7

Friday, October 3, 2008

TOTD, October 04

Set an Example

This verse below reminds us that even the young age doesn’t really matter. The real issue is that can we become an example for others in speech, in life, in love, in faith and purity. Well, we’re not perfect, aren’t we? So, why should we set a high standard as an example in this life?
We have to as the children of God. No matter how old you are right now, even you considered yourself old but still young at hearts, don’t disappoint God, just be a good example. (-fon-)

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
--- 1 Timothy 4 :12

Thursday, October 2, 2008

TOTD, Oct 03

Love the Lord

This is what the bible reminds us:

You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
—Deuteronomy 6:5

Yes, we need to love the Lord with all our hearts, soul and strength. He deserves that kind of love from us because He Himself is love. He loves us first with unconditional love.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

TOTD, October 02

Great Is Our Reward

It feels good if people praise us, say good things about us, like us, support us. All the positive attitude that we got from others is delightful.

But what if we experience the other way around, what if people insult us, persecute us, and falsely say all kinds of evil against us? The bible reminds us to rejoice and be glad, because if experienced all kinds of bad things because of Him, the great reward is waiting for us. Just believe in Him. (-fon-)

"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
--- Matthew 5:11-12

TOTD, October 01


Our God is a compassionate God. Not only that, He’s also gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness (Psalm 86:15). And here’s a wonderful prayer that I got from the Upper Room website, to help us to stay compassionate in this lack-of-love world. (-fon-)

ABBA, help me stay deeply conscious of your compassionate love for people. Teach me to treat strangers no differently than family and to see all your children with compassionate eyes. Grant me the courage to do what is within my power to do. Amen.
---Christopher Maricle
The Jesus Priorities: 8 Essential Habits

Monday, September 29, 2008

TOTD, September 30

He Will Save the World

If we thought that our God is a kind of cruel father who will condemn us because we made mistakes, then we’re completely wrong.
Our Father is a very loving Father. He even sent His Son into the world, not to condemn it, but to save the world through Him.
So, cast your doubts today, He won’t condemn us, He will save us. We need to trust Him. (-fon-)

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
--- John 3:17

Sunday, September 28, 2008

TOTD, September 28-29

It’s The Gift of God

We are saved by grace, through our faith. It’s now with our own effort. It’s not from ourselves. And like what’s written in Ephesians 2:8, it’s the gift of God.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God
--- Ephesians 2:8

Seek His Kingdom and His Righteousness

We’re often focusing ourselves on our problems.
We seek a mate-a soul mate desperately, searching everywhere but haven’t found one. We seek a better job, searching high and low, without finding one. We want to have a child after getting married for several years but still haven’t got one. And so on, and so on. Maybe we question whether God really care about us. Don’t worry, He really cares about us. Maybe we need to change our approach towards the problems. We need to seek more of God- His kingdom and His righteousness and all those things that we needed will be given to you as well. All we have to do is just keep our faith and wait patiently until His time arrives. (-fon-)

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
--- Matthew 6:33

Friday, September 26, 2008

TOTD, September 27

Freedom in God

Just a reminder that we are called to be free but that doesn’t mean we can do anything we want. We need to use the freedom well, without indulging the sinful nature. We need to avoid the bad things which won’t give use freedom but will lead us to other bondages instead. Be free in God, to love and be loved as His daughters and sons. (-fon-)

You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.
--- Galatians 5:13

Thursday, September 25, 2008

TOTD, September 26

Jesus Christ, the Righteous One

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.
--- 1 John 2:1

This is not a verse that we can pick to defend ourselves whenever we do some mistakes or make sins. But let’s try our best not to live in sinful life anymore and never intentionally let down the one who speaks to the Father in our defense, Jesus Christ-the Righteous One.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

TOTD, September 25


Maybe we’ve seen some people with such a huge confidence or sometimes over confident. They’re really confident that they can do all things with their own hands, with their own strength.
Or we’ve seen many people with lack or no self confidence. They don’t have any confident to move on in this life and live their life in despair.

What about us? As the children of God we need to have some confidence. And that confidence supposed to come from the faith that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.

Whether right now we’re over confident or lack of confident, we need to go back to the way it should be, we need to have confidence as well as faith in Him who has planned all the best for us.(-fon-)

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
--- Hebrews 10:35-36

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

TOTD, September 24

Good Conduct in This World

China said on Wednesday that a third baby had died and more than 6,000 infants were ill as it grappled with a festering melamine-contaminated milk scandal involving one of its biggest dairy producers, Sanlu Group, which came to light only last week.
Melamine, an industrial chemical used to make plastics and fertilisers, is rich in nitrogen and when mixed in milk, can make its protein level appear higher than what it actually is. It is banned in food production. – Bernama (an article from www.thestar.com.my).

Having a baby, I know it would be very hard if they-such innocent creatures who can’t yet communicate well besides crying- happened to be unwell. And imagining the amount of 6,000 infants were ill (and today’s paper stated that it has already affected 50,000 babies in China), it would be a real disaster.

How could a producer do that? Or how could a farm mix its fresh milk with melamine and sell it to the market? It happened and proved there are many people who got brains-very clever- but don’t have clear conscience. It’s our duty as God’s children to maintain our good conduct in this world, in the holiness and sincerity, so that we can avoid doing those kind of things. (-fon-)

Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God. We have done so not according to worldly wisdom but according to God's grace.
--- 2 Corinthians 1:12

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

TOTD, September 19-23

19 September

The Lord Hears Our Prayers

A good description about prayer, we can find it here:
PRAY. CALL OUT for forgiveness. Give thanks. Ask for guidance. Dream. Lay out your hopes and fears. Shout. Whisper. Talk. Listen. Laugh. Cry. Keep silence. Keep at it. It is all prayer. It is all your lifeline to God and God’s lifeline to you.
---Helen R. Neinast and Thomas C. Ettinger
What About God? Now That You’re Off to College

Whatever it is, as long as we’re communicating with the Lord, He will listen to us. He hears our prayers and seen our tears. And as He has promised, He will heal us.

"Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, 'This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the LORD.
--- 2 Kings 20:5

20 September

I Am the Lord That Healeth Thee

Our God is a healer. He heals our wound. We have some wounds and hurts along this journey of life. Some is predictable, but most of them: unpredictable but yet so painful. We thought we might never have strength to carry on. Maybe it’s our love life that has been so hurtful all these time, maybe it’s our family problems, or maybe it’s a disease, or problems at jobs. Whatever it is, we must have some hurting experience along the way in this life. It’s unavoidable. But our God is a healer. Take all of our wounds to Him and He will heal us with His unconditional love.

And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
--- Exodus 15:26

21 September
Prove Faithful

As the servants of God, we need to maintain our values, virtues, and all of the good qualities that we should have. Of course we might hear that this servant is like this, that servant is like that, many bad things about servants of God. But should we follow the bad ones? We need to prove ourselves faithful to Him, faithful to our ministries that He has given to us, faithful to whatever calls that He has entrusted us at this moment. Whether a stay home mum, a career professional, or a college student, we need to make a difference and stay faithful in this chaotic world.

So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
--- 1 Corinthians 4: 1-2

22 September
A Better Understanding

I read some verses of the Bible, and here they are:
But I cry to you for help, O LORD;
in the morning my prayer comes before you.
Why, O LORD, do you reject me
and hide your face from me?
--- Psalm 88:13-14

Then, I go through some interesting thing that has been written by Philip Yancey :

A marriage therapist will warn couples, “Your relationship may get worse before it gets better.” Misunderstandings must be exposed before true understanding can flourish.
The psalms present a mosaic of spiritual therapy in process. Doubt, paranoia, giddiness, delight, hatred, joy, praise, vengefulness, betrayal—you find it all in the psalms. From them I learn to bring to God whatever I feel about Him. I need not paper over my failures; far better to bring my weaknesses to Him, who alone has the power to heal. — Philip Yancey (writer of Disappointment with God

It’s normal to have ups and downs in a relationship. It’s normal to have misunderstanding. But eventually, when the real understanding appears, we know that it shouldn’t be a problem anymore. In our relationship with God, it goes the same way. We need to seek a better understanding with Him. (-fon-)

23 September

Share His Sufferings and Glory

We’re heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ. But sometimes that make us proud. We only want to have the good things, the triumph, the glory, the winning situation and forget about the suffering.
If Christ was willing to die for us, to accept and endure the sufferings for us, we should also have the same courage, to accept all the cross and sufferings with love, to accept all things with patient. We know that with love as a base, sufferings and cross will be bearable and it’s also a chance to glorify His name. (-fon-)

Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
--- Romans 8:17

TOTD, September 18

In God We Trust

As a person who has worked in financial industry, I’ve heard about Lehman Brothers, one of the biggest financial service firms. And it came to my surprise that finally it has gone through liquidation. After 158 years, a solid company must face an unpleasant end.
Well, it made me think that in this world all things are temporary. Nothing is as solid as our Lord.
So, don’t find other person or other thing to trust in, because there’s none like Him. Only in God we trust. Trust in the Lord forever for He is the Rock eternal.

Trust in the LORD forever,
for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.
--- Isaiah 26:4

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

TOTD, September 17

Stay Away From Envy and Selfish Ambition

To becomer really wise with the wisdom that comes down from heaven, here are the tips from the bible, taken from the book of James.

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
--- James 3:13-16

Show a good life, stay away from every evil practice-things like envy and selfish ambition, and with the wisdom from heaven, we'll live our days in a better way.

Monday, September 15, 2008

TOTD, September 16

Build Your House on the Rock

Today, I went to my neighbor’s apartment. We had a chat about her choice of school for her 3.5 years old daughter. She told me that she wanted to find a Christ-based school because this world is falling down at the moment and she thought that the knowledge of God would be something crucial for her daughter.

I do agree. It’s good and important to introduce God to a child as early as possible despite which school that he/she will attend. Only by that, the child will have a good foundation, like what’s written in the bible: build his house on the rock. Even though the rain came, the streams rose, or the wind blew and beat against it, it won’t fall. It’s strong because its foundation on the rock.

How about us, how do we build our ‘house’? Are we wise enough to build it on the solid rock? If we haven’t, it’s not too late to do it now. (-fon-)

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
--- Matthew 7:24-26

Sunday, September 14, 2008

TOTD, September 13-15

Spread the Fragrance and Aroma of Christ

People love perfumes. Some of them are willing to pay for expensive brands to get their favorite fragrance.
Today’s word of God reminds me of the perfume, the fragrance. What kind of fragrance that we should spread wherever we’re? It’s the fragrance of the knowledge of Him and maintain ourselves as the aroma of Christ wherever we are. (-fon-)

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.
--- 2 Corinthians 2: 14-15

Hallelujah to the Lord!

At the book of Revelation, we can see that it describes how the Lord reigns:
Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
--- Revelation 19:6

So, we don’t need to doubt ourselves about Him. He reigns today, forever and ever!. Hallelujah to the Lord! (-fon-)

You Are My Chosen One

GOD SAYS to each of us, “You are my chosen one. I love you. I’m proud of you. Know that I have forgiven you. I call you by name. You are mine. I have entered into covenant with you and will stand by you in all times and places.
“Dare to live fully the life to which I have called you.”
- Susan Gregg-Schroeder
The Upper Room Disciplines 1999

Never doubt that He has chosen us. He keeps saying, “ You are My chosen one and I Love you.” If you have ever wondered or questioned about that, today’s TOTD supposed to remind us once more that we are the chosen one. (-fon-)

He brought out his people with rejoicing,
his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
--- Psalm 105:43

Thursday, September 11, 2008

TOTD, September 12

The Maker of Heaven and Earth

Sometimes we might feel stuck. We thought we’re going nowhere. Or even worse, we might think that we’re trapped in the middle of never ending problems. No one to lend us a helping hand. Not even our dearest and closest ones. Not even our best friends, we feel so all alone-fighting tiredly in the battle of life.
We need to remember that our help comes only from the Lord. He might work amazingly far above whatever we could think of. He is the maker of heaven and earth. He is capable of doing anything. And it’s our privilege to be His children. Trust Him more, the one who can really help us, the one who is constantly reliable all the time. (-fon-)

“[A song of ascents.] I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
--- Psalm 121:1-2

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

TOTD, September 11

God Will Sustain Us

This world is somehow afraid of aging. Well, you can see that people are trying hard to stay young, not to mention forever young. They’ll try the cosmetic surgery, botox, or anti aging cream to keep their youthful look. It seems that it will be the end of the world if they find a wrinkle near their eyes or on their face. Of course it happens only at some of the people, not all.

As aging is an unavoidable natural process, we don’t need to be afraid of it. Of course we need to maintain our health and body with the good source of food, exercise, and spiritual balance with the Lord. We need to make some effort to maintain our body, mind, and soul, while at the same time keep on believing that even to our old age and gray hairs, He will sustain us. (-fon-)

Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
--- Isaiah 46:4

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

TOTD, September 10

No Matter What: Rejoice

It’s easy to be glad in Him when everything seems okay, when everything runs smoothly according to our plan. But what if everything seems so wrong? The bible reminds us to stay in a positive attitude to the Lord. No matter what, no matter how: REJOICE in the Lord. (-fon-)

Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior
--- Habakkuk 3:17-18

Monday, September 8, 2008

TOTD, September 09

Teach Me To Do Your Will

We have our own wishes and dreams. We have our own will. And many times we face a huge disappointment when reality bites. The fact that we’re facing at the moment is sometimes completely different with our will.
Today’s Psalm reminds us to ask God, may He teach us to do our will. Because He is our God and to obey Him is actually the way it should be.

Of course we got lots of struggling along the way, it won’t be easy, but we can do it. With God on our side, nothing is impossible. Humble ourselves and ask Him to teach us to do His will. (-fon-)

Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God;
may your good Spirit
lead me on level ground.
--- Psalm 143:10

Sunday, September 7, 2008

TOTD, September 06-08

Sing Praise to Him

Today I got this wonderful quotation from the internet. Taken from Larry James Peacock’s book, I’d like to share it to you all.

Let God’s praise be sung.
From mountain highs to valleys low
Let the echo of praise resound.
From the mouths of children and the prayers of saints
Let thanksgiving abound.
---Larry James Peacock
Openings: A Daybook of Saints, Psalms, and Prayer

Yes, let’s praise Him with the beauty of the nature. From shore to shore, from mountain high to valley low. And even we can sing a new song everyday for Him because He’s worthy to receive all those praises and honor. He’s amazing! (-fon-)

Praise the LORD.
Sing to the LORD a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the saints.
--- Psalm 149:1

Be Sure

Today I read an article in The Sunday Times with mixed feelings. At first, I feel strange that in a country like the Netherlands has already legalized euthanasia, but that’s the fact. And Marc Weide’s mother chose to have one. Marc is a writer, so he wrote down every single feeling that he has captured during that period of time.
It’s very strange to plan your death, like the coffin, the flower arrangements, even to which restaurant that your family member should go after the funeral, but those things were what Marc’s mom had planned.
She planned everything in detail. She got a terminal cancer and chose to have euthanasia. She died on February 11, and was buried on February 16.

Then I wonder, should we lose hope? Of course not!
As Christian we believe that no matter how hopeless the situation might be, either it’s the incurable disease like cancer in last stage or even unsolvable debt, He will show us the way.
And back to the death itself, He is the one who’s giving us life, and I’m sure He also knows when He thinks that our responsibility in this world has finished in His perspective. And be sure of what He has promised in John 14 that He will prepare a place for us later on when He thinks that we’re done in our responsibility in this world. (-fon-)

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
--- John 14:1-3


We need to stay unspotted and uncontaminated from the world. In other words, we need to keep ourselves from being polluted from this world. The world might be so polluted and full of sins at the moment, but we don’t need to put ourselves under its influence. We need to stay uncontaminated and make a difference as God’s disciples. (-fon-)

External religious worship [religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world.
--- James 1:27

Thursday, September 4, 2008

TOTD, September 05

Sanctify Through and Through

Here’s the word of the Lord:

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
--- 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

That’s our hope, so that God sanctifies us through and through. We know that we’re only human with lots of sins, but our God has the power to do so as long as we repent and turn from our wicked ways. (-fon-)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

TOTD, September 04

He Knows What’s Best For Us

Have you ever wondered why your life was moving this way? Maybe it’s not exactly like what you want or maybe it’s totally different with what you’ve dreamt of.
One thing that’s very sure: He knows the best for us. He will teach us for what’s best for us. And He’ll do even more, He will direct us in the way we should go.
Sometimes we thought we know what’s best for us, but actually He knows us better than we know ourselves. And for sure He knows what will be the best for us. Trust Him to find our more on His best plans in our life. (-fon-)

This is what the LORD says—
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
"I am the LORD your God,
who teaches you what is best for you,
who directs you in the way you should go.
--- Isaiah 48:17

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

TOTD, September 03

Overflow With Hope

Looking at your present life, you might feel hopeless maybe it’s because you don’t see any solution for your present problems. Everything seems stuck and you have nowhere to run.
But the soothing words from Romans remind us that our God is the God of hope. He will fill us with all joy and peace. All we need to do is to trust him, so that we may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Keep on hoping, keep on believing, and let the God of Hope lead us in this life.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
--- Romans 15:13

Monday, September 1, 2008

TOTD, September 02

Christ Lives in Me

The day we acknowledge God as our Savior, it’s the day when we left our past behind. Like what’s written in Galatians 2:20, I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
Whatever our past is, either good or bad, extremely good or extremely bad, it doesn’t matter anymore. If it’s so bad, as long as we turn over a new leaf and start anew with God, He will live in us.
Today, we can be proud to say Christ lives in us. Let’s live by faith to glorify His name.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
--- Galatians 2:20

TOTD, September 01


When I went to church yesterday, I was being reminded once more about renunciation (self-denial). The homily was about following Jesus. To become His disciple, one must renounce himself, take up his daily cross and follow Him in His path of faith.
It’s not always easy, many times taking up the cross and renunciation itself are very hard, full of struggles, and sometimes painful.
But, we won’t give up because His faithfulness will be there to see us through and we need to grow in faith by trusting Him more.
Let’s renew our faith today, so that we can become His good disciples.


Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
--- Matthew 16:24

Saturday, August 30, 2008

TOTD, August 31

May He Strengthen Your Hearts

Feeling so weak and don’t have enough strength to go on? It’s normal in one stage of your life but don’t be too carried away… Because the Lord’s power is enough to give you strength for today and the future.
Let Him strengthen our heart so that we will be blameless and holy. We need to trust Him to do so. We need to trust Him with our faith, even the present situation is very hard, He will give us enough strength to live our life. (-fon-)

May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.
--- 1 Thessalonians 3: 13

Friday, August 29, 2008

TOTD, August 30

Shrewd but Innocent

Living in the world as the children of God is not easy. But God’s words keep reminding us to be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
We need to maintain our sharpness plus wisdom and intelligent without lacking any innocence and purity of heart.
Let’s make our Father proud. (-fon-)

I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
--- Matthew 10:16

Thursday, August 28, 2008

TOTD, August 29


We need to obey the Lord. And at the same time we need to be wise as well about what is good and innocent, about what is evil.
We’re living in this world with so many standard or bench mark. But let our heart be the bench mark, with a pure heart, we can tell what’s good or bad. We can act wisely with a sincere heart, a heart that’s focused to the Lord.
We need to be wise in living our daily life. And let the wisdom comes from our obedience to the Lord. (-fon-)

Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
--- Romans 16 :19

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

TOTD, August 28

The Spirit Helps Us

It’s good to know that we got the Spirit, the Holy Spirit who will help us how to pray. Because sometimes we don’t know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself will intercedes for us for the things that words cannot express.
Many times, I also become speechless in prayers, but I do enjoy some silent time in prayers rather than keep on talking. I’m also aware that prayer is a two way communication, and I know that in times of deep sadness, sometimes we lost in words, we can’t say anything to the Lord.
But the Spirit will help us, whether it’s a cry, a sigh, a thought, the Spirit will deliver the message to the Lord, and He will understand. (-fon-)

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
--- Romans 8:26

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

TOTD, August 27

We Are Called to Peace

We often see people argue. Sometimes it’s just a simple and not important argument, while some other time we could see people argue for a very principle matters.
It’s not easy to find peace while we got our own thoughts, interests, and principles.
But let’s be reminded that we are called to peace, and let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts.
It’s not easy to find peace in this world. We can find problems of misunderstanding everywhere. Either it’s at the church, in the office, at school, or elsewhere, there are lots of arguments.
We can argue because we’re different, but we need to respect the differences with others. And finally let His peace rule in our hearts so that eventually we can solve the difference in peace.
We need a peaceful life in a peaceful world. Why don’t we start now from ourselves…

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
--- Colossians 3: 15

Monday, August 25, 2008

TOTD, August 26

From Him, Through Him, and To Him

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!
"Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?"
"Who has ever given to God,
that God should repay him?"
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.
--- Romans 11:33-36

Let’s be reminded that He is the source of all things. From Him, through Him, and to Him are all things. That’s why we should glorify Him forever and ever.
There is none like Him. (-fon-)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

TOTD, August 25

He Turned His Ear to Us
Everyone has ears, but not all of them want to listen.

Our God is different. He hears us, He will hear our voice, even though it’s only a small whisper in His Ears. And He turns his ear to us.

It’s good to know that He is so faithful, He will never leave us and will be a shoulder to cry on for us. Whether it’s only a sigh, a whisper, or a heartily laugh, He will listen to us. He’ll be there for us.(-fon-)

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.
--- Psalm 116:1-2