Passion Manila 2010

“Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws,
we wait for you;
your name and renown
are the desire of our hearts.”

Isaiah 26:8

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1. Religion tells you to do this and do that and try and try and try and try and try to be good enough… but you’ll never be. Why? Because our hearts are sick. But God did what we cannot do for ourselves and that’s GRACE.=)

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

2. We are all little seeds. Our lives remain meaningless not until we decide to leave our comfort zones (fame,money,career etc.)and bury ourselves into the ground (Surrender our lives to God). Only then we’ll grow into trees that will bear more seeds. And only then we’ll understand that “losing our life” for God’s sakeĀ  literally means “gaining it back”.

“He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.” – Matthew 10:39

3. Our life here on earth is about HIS-story. From the beginning to the end, everything that happened,happens and will happen shall reveal God’s glory. The day we were born to the day we lost our way home, tells about not our mistakes or failures but reveals the Grace of God in every step we make. Once we accepted Him in our lives, we already play a role in His story. He is the starring role! We are merely extras. Our names won’t be included in the credits. Our lives should be directed,produced&written by God!

So, let me ask you, little seed, are you willing to lose your life and find purpose in the end? or continue to work hard for your so called life and lose it in the end?

Commitment is a Sacrifice

If you treat your ministry (just) as an obligation, you’re doing it just because you have to. You will later find yourself serving the kingdom more than the King. You will either lose your fire or lose control.

But if you see your ministry as a sacrifice, you’ll find a greater purpose in what you’re doing. You choose to get out of your comfort zone just to serve the King and to witness His unfathomable plans unfold infront of you. You will also feel a certain kind of fulfillment that only God can reward you, a fulfillment no earthly things or people’s applause could surpass. Every effort you do is not in vain. Every discouragement you receive only makes you stronger and every obstacle you encounter only makes you love your ministry more.

*sigh*

Now I choose to sacrifice.