Friday, May 20, 2011

May Karamay Ka

My classmate, Joseph Ofiasa, composed this. Amazing!

Healing Verses

  1. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:29)
     
  2. “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.” (Exodus 15:26)
     
  3. And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you.” (Deuteronomy 7:15)
     
  4. “So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.” (Exodus 23:25)
     
  5. He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” (Psalm 107:20)
     
  6. “He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.” (Psalm 105:37)
     
  7. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases …” (Psalm 103:2)
     
  8. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He guards all his bones; not one of them is broken.” (Psalm 34:19)
     
  9. For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,” says the Lord. (Jeremiah 30:17)
     
  10. “O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You have healed me.” (Psalm 30:2)
     
  11. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds … Great is our Lord, and mighty in power …” (Psalm 147:3)
     
  12. “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
     
  13. But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” (Psalm 34:10)
     
  14. “For the Lord is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” (Psalm 84:11)
     
  15. “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Martin Lloyd-Jones on Spiritual Depression



"Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself? Take those thoughts that come to you in the moment you wake up in the morning. You have not originated them, but they start talking to you, they bring back the problems of yesterday, etc. Somebody is talking. Who is talking to you? Your self is talking to you. Now this man’s [David in Psalms 42:5, 11] treatment is this; instead of allowing this self to talk to him, he starts talking to himself. “Why art thou cast down, O my soul?” he asks. His soul had been depressing him, crushing him. So he stands up and says: “Self, listen for a moment, I will speak to you.” Do you know what I mean? If you do not, you have had but little experience.
The main art in the matter of spiritual living is to know how to handle yourself. You have to take yourself in hand, you have to address yourself, preach to yourself, question yourself. You must say to your soul: “Why art thou cast down” – what business have you to be disquieted? You must turn on yourself, upbraid yourself, condemn yourself, exhort yourself, and say to yourself: “Hope thou in God” – instead of muttering in this depressed, unhappy way. And then you must go on to remind yourself of God, Who God is, and what God is and What God has done, and what God has pledged Himself to do. Then having done that, end on this great note: defy yourself, and defy other people, and defy the devil and the whole world, and say with this man: “I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance, who is also the health of my countenance and my God.”

CJ Mahaney's Preaching: The Troubled Soul

Monday, May 9, 2011

Transformed by Troubles

Paete General Hospital, May 6, 2011

1. Realized that life is short. I would not want to have any regrets the time I'd be on my deathbed.
2. I was in a hurry. Good thing God allowed this for me to slow down. Kinda painful yet rewarding afterwards. Recalled the things I'm passionate about; re-examined my motives.
3. God won't leave you in your valley moments. Trusting Him was a sort of struggle for me. But I was reminded once again that He is in control of my destiny and that His administration of my life is good. He guides my steps. 
4. Thankful for the people who prayed, supported and comforted me. 
5. Took this time to open things up with my family, which I never had the time and willingness to do. Haha, I believe that God orchestrated this thing. Such is kinda challenging for me to do.
6. Have decided that I must simplify my life. Finding yourself is finding His grace.
7. Have proven once again that God DELIVERS. He heals. He is merciful. The injections were painful; the medicines drove me crazy...as if my strength was being slowly sapped. Yet He sustained me. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Live Now


Don't live by feelings. Live by faith. Start living NOW. Don't wait for the situation to be perfect before you thank God. His grace is sufficient for you for His power is made perfect in your weakness.

Legalism


Legalism is a distortion of the gospel which denies that Jesus Christ is completely sufficient for salvation. That some additional element of self-effort, merit or faithfulness on our part is necessary to either attain or maintain a just standing before God. (Gal.3:3) - John Hendryx