Monday, December 7, 2009

Faithful




God is faithful. He was, He is and He will always be faithful, for that is His very nature. Unlike man who is largely undependable, God is always dependable for He never change. We appreciate God's faithfulness in His promises. We are all powerless against the wiles, the lies and the supernatural powers of the enemy except for the word of God. God's words have the power to disarm all the powers, lies and cunning of the enemy. To show to the world and to man that God's words are the most effective tool against the enemy, even Jesus Christ Himself used God's words to disarm the devil in the temptation at the desert. God's words have the same power and efficacy as God Himself. This is revealed in the Book of John when it began with the words, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1). It continued with, "The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:14).

God never goes back from His promises. His promises become supernatural and powerful if we accept them with full faith, trust and confidence. God said that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we can command the mountain to cast itself to the sea and it will obey. Even if the physical reality is overwhelmingly against the realization of God's promise, it shall come to pass if we believe in it wholeheartedly and persist in it with the patience of the cascading waves that pound the shores. All our sicknesses have been healed through the wounds and stripes borne by Jesus Christ prior to the cross. We only have to claim the healing with living faith and full trust and healing can be ours for the taking. We can rest in the faithfulness of God when He said, "Call upon the name of the Lord and be saved." TO GOD BE THE GLORY.



Tags: God , Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Faithful, Nature, Man, Undependable, Always Dependable, Powerless, Wiles, Lies, Supernatural Powers, Enemy, Disarm, Temptation, Book of John, Full Faith, Trust, Confidence, Mustard Seed, Patience, Persistence, Sicknesses, Healing, Wounds and Stripes of Jesus, Cross, Name of The Lord, God's Glory, Word of God, Holy Bible

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational/Motivational

12 comments:

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Trust builds confidence.
Confidence builds movement.
Movement is life.

kathy said...

Hello Kuya Mel! Sensya na po ngayon lng ako nka-balik dito. Busy kasi in preparation for Christmas. First christmas kasi ni Fifi tsaka Andrea is used to the family traditions kaya every year hinahanap-hanap na nya ito.

Another wonderful post na naman po ang isinulat nyo. Faith is a very small word, but it does enormous things.. But complete faith or complete surrender to God's word is so hard to do.

Salamat po kuya Mel sa inspirational post kuya Mel, It's like going to church when I come read ur postings, kasi you help us understand more the words of God and apply it on our everyday lives...

Babalik po ako ulit dito bukas. Salamat po sa visits and the comments... God bless and please keep on posting.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Hobo,
How right you are. You said it most accurately. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kathy,
Actually you inspire me a lot. Although I write for the glory of God alone, I am still inspired by inspired comments such as yours. Nakakapag pataba puso pag may nai inspire sa mga articles na sinulat ko. At least I feel they were not written in vain. Sabi ko nga sa foreword sa itaas nang blog ko, "It is better to light a single candle than to curse the whole darkness." Kaya nga black ang motif ng blog na ito, to highlight the darkness prevailing in the world today. Maraming salamat sa beautiful words. I really appreciate them. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

I second the motion with Kathy.. another inspirational post. Nakaka-inspire naman po kasi talaga mga posts mo lalo na sa aming mga christians na nasa ibang bansa. Since I moved here, di na ko ganun ka-religious kagaya nung nasa pinas pa ako. Siguro dala na rin ng fast pace lifestyle dito sa abroad at walang masyadong christians sa paligid. Im really thankful that i met you even online, kahit papano parang na-fefeed ang aking spiritual life, and you inspire me to be a better person. Ewan ko ba pag dumadaan ako dito, parang renewed ako i swear po. Thanks for this post and for replying comments.. sarap din basahin kahit hindi para sa akin hihi, inspiring din kaya kasi at minsan nakakatawa po kayo.

Fifi said...

Hi Kuya Mel! I'm back as promised.. hehehe... If only we could be half as faithful as God is faithful to us, then there would be no depressions or sadness in this world.

We are still blessed because even if we never get the chance to live in the time when He was here, we still believe in Him and has faith in His promises. We don't have to see to believe..

I have a personal experience about faith and I would not elaborate it here kasi baka bukas pa ako matapos sa pagsulat.. ehhehe.. But God never failed my prayers when I needed it heard the most. I was praying whole-heartedly and faithfully and all of a sudden I just started crying... And I know right then and there that He's there with me listening and understanding...

Thanks for the post kuya Mel and please keep on inspiring us.. a little candle lit at a time is better than total darkness.... God bless...

Life
Mom
Abbeymae

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie Dear,
Thank you so much, your words are music to my ears but as always, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. Kung hindi ka nakakapag service ay dalawang bagay ang huwag na huwag mong kalilimutan. Yun ay manalangin araw araw at least twice a day, bago matulog at pag gising sa umaga. Siguraduhin mong magconfess ng sins mo bago matulog maski hindi ka aware of committing any sins. Pahugasan mo nang banal na dugo ni Jesus ang lahat mong kasalanan sa isip, salita at gawa. Magpasalamat ka sa lahat ng blessings na natatanggap mo sa Panginoon at pabalutan mo ng banal na dugo ng Panginoon ikaw at ang mga mahal mo sa buhay maski yung nasa Pinas para maiadya kayo sa lahat ng gawa ng kaaway. Pag gising sa umaga ay manalangin ng papuri sa Panginoon at ialay ang buong araw para sa Kanyang kaluwalhatian. Tapos huwag kang makakalimot na magbasa ng salita ng Diyos. Maaari kang bumili ng Daily Bread sa Christian bookstore para sigurado kang makakabasa ng salita ng Diyos araw araw. Duon Siya mangungusap sa iyo. Kapag nagawa mo ang mga ito ay hindi ka matitinag ano mang pagsubok ang dumating sa buhay ninyo dahil ramdam mo ang presensya, patnubay at proteksyon ng Diyos sa buhay nyo. Kung kailangan mo ng special prayers ay magpasabi ka lang at ipagpipray kita. Thanks for your visit and inspiring comments. Give a hug and kiss to Baby Anzu. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Fifi,
My hair stood on end nung mabasa ko ang comment mo. Naiintindihan ko ang sinabi mo. Pero huwag masyadong mananangan sa feelings and emotions. Pag lumalim tayo sa relasyon sa Kanya ay minsan sinusubok Niya tayo sa pamamagitan ng pagalis nang feelings at emotions na yun na parang pakiramdam natin nawala ang presensya Niya sa buhay natin. Duon tayo dapat kumapit sa Kanyang pangako na hindi Niya tayo iiwan o pababayaan. Masusubok ang faith mo habang lumalakad ka sa presensya Niya. Kailangan lang na lubos kang manalig at sumampalataya sa Kanya. Hindi ko na ginagamit ang sariling isipan sa pagdesisyon sa aking buhay. Ipinauubaya ko nang lahat sa Kanya ang buhay ko. Kung nanangan ako sa sarili kong lakas at karunungan ay matagal na akong patay. I live and die by the grace of God at ang buhay ko ay inilaan ko na sa purpose Niya sa buhay ko: To live in order to please God and give glory to His name. Dadating ang araw na ganyan din ang mararamdaman mo sa buhay mo. Lahat tayo ay work in progress sa kamay ng ating Panginoon. Gaya ni Bambie Dear, pwede kang humiling ng anumang prayer request at ipagpipray kita. Magpasabi ka lang. Kung masyadong personal ang prayer request mo ay pwede mo akong iemail sa: melalarilla@gmail.com. Thanks so much for you return visit and inspiring comments. I always appreciate that. God bless you all always.

Dhemz said...

feeling ko nasa church ako....ehehee...very inspiring naman tong post mo kuya....:)

kahit once in a blue moon lang kami mag simba sa church....I always have faith in GOD...I believe in HIM and I trust HIM....

daan me dito Kuya before going to bed...sensya na po ngayon lang nakabalik....God bless!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Thanks for the very kind words but as always, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. One thing to believe but it's another thing to actively practice our faith. It's good to know God more intimately so that we will have no wrong ideas about Him. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

Thanks Sir Mel for these reminders. Siguro minsan nakakalimutan ko magdasal pagka-gising pero sa gabi, di ako makakatulog hanggat di ako nakakapag-pray. Sana maturuan ko ng maayos si Azumi kahit pag-pray lang muna, di kasi christian ang hubby ko pero we never disagree about our own beliefs, and we respect each other's religion. Thanks Sir =)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie,
I feel naman na you are on the right track. Hanggat maaari lang ay lalimin mo ang kaalaman mo sa salita ng Diyos sa Bibliya at palagi kang magpalinis ng dugo ni Hesus bago matulog for a clear conscience. Bago magbasa ng salita ng Diyos sa Bibliya ay manalangin muna at humingi ng Spirit of wisdom, revelation, knowledge and understanding sa Holy Spirit at ikaw ay bibigyan Niya nang kaalaman na magsisilbing guide mo sa pagbabasa. Just pray for your husband and do your witnessing by deeds rather than by words. People will believe more by what they see rather than by what they hear. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

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