Worship the Lover of My Soul

I turned off the car’s engine as my son and I just got done with a few errands. Prior to leaving, I was playing a few worship songs to the Lord and the last one I played and sang was “Jesus, Lover of my Soul”. We felt the summer’s heat slowly rising inside the garage but my son and I couldn’t help it but be awed by the cloud formations today. He ran upstairs and grabbed his daddy’s camera and took these shots for me:

Lord, I just want to devote this time to reflect on Your enduring and faithful love. My blogging is all about You, not about me. Thank You Lord for a wonderful family Your children belong to. No matter what we do, no matter where we are, Your love bridges the distances between our hearts. Thank You for the Holy Spirit that keeps us, bloggers, united in Your Holy Name. Please bless my wonderful brothers and sisters blogging for Your glory. Direct our words Lord that it is You Who always shines in our writing. Fan the flames in our hearts so that we may continue to seek You first in everything that we write about. Not only that, in other areas of our lives as well.

Thank You Father for the connection here in blogosphere. Through that, we are able to encourage each other, help carry each other’s burden through prayers, rejoice during happy times, share laughter during fun times and be able to lend each other’s shoulders to cry on during the times we feel afraid, beaten, discouraged, alone and weak.

Forgive me Lord for my sins. Forgive me for the things I do or I say that do not glorify You. Help me Lord to grow in Your likeness. Do a heart surgery on me Father.
I ask You O Lord to heal the sick, comfort the grieving, to give Your strength to those who are weak, to lend Your divine wisdom to us who need Your direction. Remove anything that hinders our walk with You. Please protect us, our families, friends, and even our blogs against the works of the enemies. Give us the discernment to know if anything is not from You.

Thank You Lord for all of Your blessings. Thank You for Who You are. Thank You for Your greatest attribute – love. Help us fill ourselves with Your love so that we may be able to love others unconditionally.

Open the hearts and the minds of those who don’t know You. That through our writing, may many stumble on our sites and will come to know Your offer of salvation because of what we share. I love You Lord. But thank You for loving us first. Thank You for the wonderful day today, seeing Your creations all around us so that we have no excuse to not believe in You for everything points out to You. And You creating us in Your image, forming us in our mother’s womb with Your loving hands, You are just there from the very beginning. You are the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. To You be the glory forever and ever. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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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 himself and ended up injuring his attacker severely.

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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].