My Maker

“The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.  The Sovereign LORD has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away.
I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting. Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame. He who vindicates me is near. Who then will bring charges against me? Let us face each other! Who is my accuser? Let him confront me!
It is the Sovereign LORD who helps me.
   Who will condemn me?
They will all wear out like a garment;
   the moths will eat them up.” – Isaiah 50:4-9 (NIV 2011)


“Kristian, come here,” I called out as my son was coming down the stairs to prepare to go to school. We were preparing ourselves for our daily morning prayers before parting ways.

“I want you to etch His Word into your heart,” I pointed to a specific page in the Holy Bible.

“And don’t forget that you can speak it into yourself and pray it and it is His Word. His Word does not fade. It lasts forever…” I explained.

“You know that mommy is going through a tough battle but you never see me scared. It’s not because of my own strength. It’s because I rely on His wonderful and faithful promises. I want you to understand that.”

“Yes, mom,” he replied as he glanced at the specific part of the Bible I showed.

Isaiah 54:17 says that “No weapons turned against you will succeed. And everyone who lies in court will be brought to justice…”

“So, you can pray if you are facing any accusations or any threats, “No weapons formed against me shall succeed. And anyone who lies will be brought to justice.”

“Isn’t that a wonderful promise from our Lord?”

“Yes, mom,” he paused as he slowly read His faithful promise. He took my hands and closed our eyes and I heard him slowly led me into prayers. He prayed for all he loves and he prayed specifically for each person’s needs. I heard him asked for forgiveness and I heard him thanked the Lord.

“Yes…Don’t forget to thank Him for anything, whether big or small,” I often reminded my son.

I learned that because He had been good to me. He remains good to me. With what I am facing at my work doesn’t concerned me. It’s because I have Him on my side. I know that He knows what’s best for me no matter what goes on in my life. He always has the best interest for me. Even if the enemies desire to hurt me in any possible way, He reminds me to be forgiving.

When Peter asked Jesus, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”


Yet Jesus replied, “No! Seventy times seven!” (Matthew 18:21-22)

Because His forgiveness has no limit. As a Father, He wants His children to learn it from Him. I want to learn it from Him. I want my child to learn it from Him. I know that His plans are already made for me. He is my Maker. The One Who promised to fight for His people.

Our Maker does not reject anyone who turns to Him. It is us who tend to reject God. Are you still rejecting God?

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Encouragers

The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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