Category Archives: Sunday Reflection
A Blessed Sunday Everyone! Today's scripture is from Leviticus 6:9 “Command Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the law of the burnt offering: The burnt offering shall be on the hearth upon the altar all night until morning, and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning on it. In ancient Israel, the priests were instructed to ensure that the fire from the altar of burnt offering where daily sacrifices of animals that such as lamb, bulls, goats, turtledoves or pigeons are being offered in order the fire from the altar to keep burning. This ritual pleases God reason that He affirms it by His presence in a form of a pillar of fire by night and pillar of cloud by day, symbolizing the continual burning love and passion between God and man. Thus should the fire of our holy affections, the exercise of our faith and love, of prayer and praise, be without ceasing. Our Love for Jesus is the greatest fuel to keep our burning relationship with Him. So lets keep that fire burning in our hearts.
Today's reflection is from 2 Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen. (New King James Version) Ambition is an eager and sometimes an earnest desire for elevation, honor, power, supremacy or simply the achievement of something. Many of us are confused about what to do with personal ambition. We are conflicted because we've heard the cautionary tales of Christians gone astray with selfish ambition. Dreams and ambitions are gifts from God that we should steward in a responsible manner, and they are to be received not with suspicion but with thanksgiving to God. As Christians God wants us to work hard, because we're ultimately working for him, using the gifts that he gave. It would be wrong to let those skills and talents go to waste by just staying in bed all day every day... Rather than retreating from ambition, we should embrace it as God's gift to us. We have to press on to what God wants us to do, that it shall inspire us to become more and more like Jesus. Every step gives us joyful soul-satisfaction Pursuing ambition
This week's reflection is taken from Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. As it has always been said, it is very difficult to be a Christian and at times we even fail to make our Christianity known to the world. When we make it known, and we should, that we are Christians we must be willing to live the life to allow others to see what Christ like living is. We need to be careful what communications pass through our lips. We need to be careful how we speak. We need to make sure that we are talking the way Jesus would. Some Christians fail to remember that they are under the microscope. Which means that sometimes Christians are the focus of some people in the church. And If someone could find a Christian doing something wrong that would give them the chance to charge the Church as being immoral which evidently ends up charging Christ since it is his Church. We need to try and tame our tongues; they most surely can get us in much trouble. If we
It's sunday, and its time for my reflection. Today's scripture reference is from the book of Psalms chapter 125:1 Those who trust in the LORD Are like Mount Zion, Which cannot be moved, but abides forever. The life we are now living is full of uncertainties, we often find ourselves frustrated and disappointed because we have trusted ourselves or other people. But there is one thing for sure whatever happens God will never fail us and will never leave us nor forsake us. He is our very present help in time of need. GOD assured us of total success in life if we could only trust in Him through His word. Right now if you are in a difficult situation and have lost your trust in the Lord, you probably need counseling. If you cannot visit a local church in your area, There are online Christian colleges where many have chosen to get a Christian counseling degree to help people through the trials of life. Im sure they'll be a great help.
It's another edition of Sunday Reflection. We are all familiar with the word "stress". And so, this sunday, were gonna "rest from stress." Our scripture reference is from Matthew 11:28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. . Stress is when pressures of our day to day activities wear down our mental state. One source of “STRESS” comes from “WORRY”. Being worried about getting laid off from your job, or worried about having enough money to pay your bills, or worried about your mother when the doctor says she may need an operation. In fact, to most of us, stress is synonymous with worry. If it is something that makes you worry, then it is stress. Many people feel stressed when they get over excited around big moments in their lives. Demands and high expectations from our relationships, workplaces, business and ministry are also contributory. Envy, jealousy and insecure are also factors as well. Stressful situations are a part of life but let it not affect you, rather rest in His arms, close your eyes and have a peaceful night and day! For surely tomorrow will be a better day! Share
It’s Sunday once again, and here comes our reflection. Sorry for the late post, still fresh from my trip back to Kuala Lumpur. Today, let us hear what other’s would say about selfishness. Our key scripture is from James 3:16, Where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is also disorder and every kind of evil. We are a product of a corrupt culture that teaches selfishness. All sin is selfish. No one ever sins for someone else and if we do it, we have selfish reasons. You must know that every selfish person is actually a potential enemy. I myself had a share of being selfish sometimes. I know that there are circumstances that we can’t avoid to be selfish especially if you think it’s the best thing to do. But I doubt, as it is mentioned in the scripture, that there would be disorder. For me, Pride and selfishness always go together. Pride is self-importance and self-focus, hence it’s the root of selfishness and thus the root of all evil. Selfishness is hidden but it manifests a selfish act which is a fundamental defect of a mankind. It is the root of every problem therefore we must die to
Hello and welcome to another edition of Sunday Reflection. Before I start I would like to thank those bloggers who join the launching of this meme last Sunday. Now, we are on our second week, and this week’s scripture is Philippians 2:1. "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves” A friend described me as a meek person. What he actually doesn’t know, is the other side of me who aimed to be always on top of the list. Someone who gets noticed and someone who will stand out from everyone. That was one of my burning desires until I realize that when pride comes, then comes disgrace. I was a person who easily get annoy to people who don’t behave according to my standards. But later on, humility reminds me that everybody is different, that each person has a unique role, and is therefore given different tastes, desires, abilities. I was once a person who complains a lot when my parents gave me loads of house hold chores. An employee who complains a lot when my boss gives me a task that is beyond my job description and a person
Scripture: Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8 This scripture have motivated me to spend time with the lord. Though I have short comings of this matter I still have to say that spending time with the Lord is fulfilling and rewarding. It may not be easy to grasp at first but once you have establish a relationship with God, you may find that the highlight of your day is the time you have with God. The Bible tells us that we were created to have fellowship with God and if you find it hard to do so, you may start by dwelling on this scripture. Find time with God and once you established the relationship you will discover that it is easier to find out what God wants for your life. You can get off your mind from the world and worries around you and focus on God and the things that God wants you to do plus you will find it easier to worship Him. You will also discover that the more you spend time with Him, the more you will love Him! Still, this serves as a motivational scripture to me,
Scriptures are powerful and reflecting on it is a great opportunity to dwell on God’s word and then apply it on our own life. And so I have come up with these thought and after a long time of procrastination I am finally launching the Sunday Reflection Meme. This is the first time that I will be hosting a meme and I hope it will be successful. Sunday Reflection will start tomorrow July 24 2011. So, I am inviting bloggers to join us, as we reflect on God’s word and be amazed how God moves mysteriously in our lives. So, what does this meme all about? Sunday Reflection is open to all bloggers. I will be giving a bible verse every Sunday, and if you want to join, you just have to create a blog post about your reflection on the given verse. You can also include a testimony (if there’s any) that is related to the verse, to somehow inspire our fellow bloggers. Once you are done with your post, sign in to the linky below the post and make sure your post have the Sunday Reflection Badge for us to know that you are joining the meme. Badges
Daily Bread motivates and inspired me everyday, and a life quotes gives me something to ponder and embrace a realization and reflections from it. I have this fondness over life quotes coz it somehow gives a perception of how life should be dealt with. And today’s quote is from Anais Nin, and it says that "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." Soo true. It goes by saying that your life success can be measure by one’s courage. By all means, lets all be courageous and if you can’t have that traits, remember that you could always ask God to help you have it, and for sure in His due time, it will be granted. And so, lets go on and have a courageous life!
If you have been following my blog, then you know how much I desire to become a work at home mom. Today, two days after my resignation took effect, a new door has opened and I think I am close of fulfilling my dreams of becoming a work at home mom. A local Malaysian Architectural firm has offered a project to be outsourced just before I flew back to Manila to be with my son. What a blessing! I am so grateful and excited about this. This is such a great opportunity and a great way to earn from home right next to baby Z, considering that it will be a long term project. This is not bragging about it, but this is my way of showing others that God is a living God. He hears our prayer when you least expect it. Its not too early nor too long, it was just on time. Just hold on to His promises and believe by faith that it will be granted in His perfect time. Thank you so much Lord for the answered prayer. Once again, You have proven your faithfulness to your children. Your ways are simply amazing and You
An 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Japan that rattled Japan’s eastern coast unleashing a deadly tsunami that killed thousands of people, 5.7 magnitude quake in metro manila and nearby provinces, 5.4 magnitude earthquake in Mindoro Philippines, 5.8 magnitude quake in Afghanistan and the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Myanmar and Thailand that killed 70 people where just among the series of earthquakes in just a month. Isn’t it scary? What on earth is going on? This series of quakes has been very alarming for me. It reminds me that Christ is indeed coming soon. In Matthew chapter 24, Jesus gives us the Signs of the End Times. At the Mount of Olives, where His disciples come to Him privately they ask him “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still
Everyone was taught to be obedient, at our house, school, church and even in our workplace. As a child it is our duty to obey and as we grow, we learn to rationalize. It’s always easy to advice people to obey, but the hard part is when you put yourself on that situation and you were told to obey…and even harder is to put that into action. Recently, something had lead me to a realization that obeying is merely giving up your desires, your plans, your thoughts and even your character to something that’s obviously better than yours. It was the act of accepting and believing that someone up there is better than you. It was turning down your ego, accepting and believing that you cannot be the architect of your own destiny. He said, "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord' and do not do what I say?" (Luke 6:46). "If you love me, you will obey what I command." (John 14:15).
Mommy Rubz of pinaymommyonline is hosting a thanksgiving giveaway. The theme is all about the things that you are thankful for from last year, right now or anything as long as you are thankful for it. So, while I desire for a fruitful twenty eleven for me and my family, there’s a lot of things that I should be thankful for the year that have passed. And I am writing this as entry to mommy rubz thanksgiving giveaway. To start with, I am thankful with our newly acquired 2 bedroom condominium unit at Bali Oasis. This is our first investment a year after we get married. We haven’t touched its interior yet, but we have successfully rented it out barely. Early in 2009 just a month after we get married, our company was affected by the global economic crises, and have retrenched half of its employees. Since hubby and I work in the same company in Dubai, we were thankful that we were not fired instead we were both transferred to different branch office, 5 months in Mumbai, and currently in Kuala Lumpur for more than a year now. Being a couple, its a big blessing for us that the
The World Book Encylopedia says Halloween is a festival that takes place on October 31st where children wear costumes and masquerading as witches, ghosts, goblins, skeletons, demons, and other grotesque characters hopping through the neighborhood changing "trick or treat" while holding out a sack or basket in which one is to drop a piece of candy or other goodies. I use to celebrate Halloween when I was younger, and my curiosity wrap up my mind as I grow old, “do we really have to celebrate Halloween?” Brief History History shows that Halloween came from a Celtic Festival called Samhain (pronounced as Sah-ween or Sow-in), where the Celts celebrates the beginning of the new year on November 1st. They believe that on the last evening of the year which is October 31, the ghost of the dead returned to the earth, roamed the world and causing damage to crops and performing other mischief as they searched for living bodies to possess. So on that eve, the celts would dress in scary costumes and parade to the town with an intention of frightening the spirits away. After the Celtics lands were conquered by the Romans, Samhain was eventually absorbed by the Romans.