Salmos 19:1

~los cielos cuentan la gloria de Dios, el firmamento proclama la obra de su mano.

~ 天は神の栄光を語り告げ、おおぞらは御手のわざを告げ知らせる。

Saturday, 23 February 2013

My chains fell off

Another journal I had written on April 2010... Picture was taken in New Richmond.

"Long my imprisoned spirit lay 
Fast bound in sin and nature's night; 
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray- 
I woke, the dungeon falmed with light; 
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee. 

I've been having this image of chains, for the last couple of weeks and as I meditated and asked God to speak to me about these chains, I went to SSC Easter Play that I was invited to go from a friend, a brother :). I wasn't expecting to go at all but then I found out the theme this year was FREEDOM and it had a picture of hands in chains. 

This is what it always hit me.... seeing Mary, mother of Jesus, crying out for her son, the man crucified on the cross, a baby she once held in her arms, the Messiah, our Savior, our King. 

Even then, the pain of Mary cannot be compared to the pain of our Father in heaven. Seeing His Son and only Son, crucified for the sins of the world, being Holy and perfect, heaven turned away from Him and took the cup, the wrath of God. The pain of our Father was not only seeing His son physically in pain and dying on the cross, but spiritual pain, giving up His life, became the lamb, the sacrifice for us to have eternal life. 

Pain for the freedom... and the cross was not the end, it was only the beginning. I wonder if it would had been different if Mary and all the disciples really believed that Jesus was going to rise in 3 days. Would they had looked with joy for the 3 days to pass? 

Rejoice! Our Lord has risen!! He is alive!! Our chains fell off!!! Our hearts are set free!!! And I see people still carrying their chains, when they have actually been set free!! Leave off your chains!!! Rise up with Lord and follow Him! Be free!! 

"You have freed me from my chains" - Psalm 116:16 

".... annd the chains fell of Peter's wrists." - Acts 12:7 

"....At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody's chains came loose"- Acts 16:26 

DropBox-Movie- Adoption (Korea)

I saw this movie the other day. It really helps me to think of the children that are born without parents and are abandoned. I hope that one day, if it's God's will, we'll be able to help some of the children too. Until then, I pray that God will continue to raise more people like in the video, who will rescue these children.

"The Drop Box" - Documentary PROMO from Brian Ivie on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Forget me not ~ Maine 2008

Just reposting a thought I had in April 2009, and this flower is called Forget me not.

In the night I remember your name, O LORD
Psalm 119:55

Forget me not
be careful that you do not forget the LORD
- Deuteronomy 6:12

Remember the former things, those of long ago;
I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.
- Isaiah 46:9

As time goes, the world keeps on trying to make us forget the Lord our God. Everything has become as tradition, a culture event, even worse it has created another image representing celebration of the truth we believe in.

And these are the two main events in which we remember our Lord: Christmas and Easter

Where have we placed our Lord in these times? The world has surely hidden the truth in chocolates, presents, bunnies, "holidays".

I just wanted to ask something:

Do you really remember Him?

Do you remember what He has done for you?

If you can't remember what He has done for you, a good place to start is the Bible.

Wherever you read in the Book, it will show you He has remembered us, that is the reason of where we are now and the reason to remember Him.

Do not forget Him!! Remember Him today!!

Thank Him for what He has freely given you!!

I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
Psalm 77:11

They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer.
Psalm 78:35

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

This is the air I breath...

I've been connecting with a new person through a friend, and finding that she is going through difficult times in her life. I just remember that time when I was in that dark bottom pit of my life. I couldn't see a way out. But that day He has giving me life, and it was through this song... that really spoke the state of my heart. I was desperate and lost and I needed Him.

I rejoice now for what He has done, because now I see, I'm no longer blind! :) Life hasn't been easier but to know there's hope and a future, and that I can trust Him, makes a difference. Thank you God!

This is the song by Michael W. Smith.

this is the air I breathe
this is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me

this is my daily bread
this is my daily bread 
Your very word spoken to me

And I, I'm desperate for you
And I, I'm I'm lost without you

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

ありがとう~Arigato- by Migiwa

She wrote this song thinking of a friend who committed suicide. It's really touching. I also know two people who committed suicide and I wish I had spend more time with them and told them the reason for living.