Showing posts from October, 2010

Yoked to Jesus

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” †  Mathew 11: 28-30  What is the labour and burden that Jesus is asking me to deal with? Perhaps I have to let go of the compulsive burden (or is it a sort of entitlement?) that my spouse and children should choose a spiritual path that I know to be right. Jesus accompanied Judas Iscariot to the very end but never deprived him of his freedom to choose his own destiny. Jesus on the other hand, uninterrupted by Judas's choice to reject him, continues to accomplish his mission. He does become a victim of Judas's betrayal but he seldom takes on the victim's identity. In divine wisdom, Jesus chooses to die in our place (and that of Judas) in a redeeming act of love. Rather than being compelled to fix those whom God has entrusted to my headship by m

Intimacy that nourish our lives

The true setting to understand intimacy is marriage. In marriage, man and woman enters into a covenant to offer themselves as a gift to each other. We enter into a physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual intimacy. But since we are 2 equals looking to the other for our own fulfillment with insufficient resources to share, we fall short of a perfect intimacy in all these areas. We ought to look to God to nourish this intimacy. Marital intimacy foreshadows our ultimate intimacy with God in the life to come. God reduced himself to our level in the person of Jesus Christ in order to take us beyond the physical, social, emotional and intellectual realms to connect with Him in spirit. Jesus said you will worship God in Truth and spirit . Truth is Jesus Himself and the Spirit is the Holy Spirit. It is through the merit of Jesus Christ's life, death and resurrection that we are made righteous to present our self in the presence of God. It is the Holy Spirit who interc

A desperate pursuit

I have realized, my life is nothing but an aimless pursuit to fulfill some vague priorities. My list of priorities are endless and are based on nothing fundamental. They are what I have assumed to be worth pursuing, looking at the patterns that works for others coupled with some sincere advice from people close to me. Some times at the end of the day, there is a partial sense of achievement but mostly despair being unable to meet these targets. But on the whole, life is a drudgery. It is a burden. But things took on a new meaning when I looked to the Truth. Jesus said He is the Truth. And since nobody else has claimed the same, I think it is sensible enough to listen to what He has to say. He said his only priority is doing the will of His father. And he repeatedly points out that I also need to have only one priority that is to allow God to work in me. So is this what he meant when he said, seek ye first the kingdom of God and everything else will be added unto you. I think it i

I'm Who I'm

Mighty God, you defined yourself as "I'm who I'm". I wonder why you did not speak anymore. God is bigger, greater and super exceedingly beyond us. We are only his creation. if He were to define himself, our small brains could not have handled it. Imagine, you created an new creature like an ant using all your intelligence and this creature asks you to define yourself. What would you tell him?. I would think, You tell him, I'm your father, care taker, creator or friend. Would you tell him that you are a hominid, bipedal primate with a brain volume of 1400 cc, characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage, contains 23 pairs of chromosomes. He will never understand you. He will feel so little and will not be able to identify you as father anymore. This is precisely why our father who is far superior to us just said I'm who i'm. In another words, He is what He has revealed to us. Rest we will know when we meet Him in pers

So I can stay closer

Writhing in pain I suffer day and night Nothing seems so beautiful and I feel miserable inside Take this pain away oh Lord Stretch your hand and heal but my prayers fall on deaf ears While I know you are the Healer Then he said in my ears gently I choose to suffer in your body with you So I can stay closer and have My glory revealed

Raise me up to a higher plane

Raise me up to a higher plane far above my needs and cares where I meet you Lord in spirit and in truth When the world around is harsh I draw my strength form you When the oceans rise above me I lay beside you and rest You fill me with love and the grace I need to love as you love and live as you do One thing I know for sure, all I need is You, Oh faithful One, my sweet shelter