Thursday, November 19, 2009
The reason why some people could not cope up with idea of God is because, they do not have an intimate knowledge of God. They think of God based on their outdated or erroneous idea of Him. They put God in a box and expect God to act the way they want Him to act. Thus, you will hear such words from them as, 'where is God at this moment? Does He not care what happens to us? ' These statements and other statements of hurts and doubts are so common in times of tragedies, personal or collectively. During the Second World War, when people heard of the horrors of the holocaust, and where millions of Jews were gassed, tortured and were made subject of human scientific experimentation by the Nazis, these same questions were heard from many people of those days. But who and what is God really? To better understand Him, let us consider His own words. "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8-9). Here, God clearly demonstrated the disparity between God and man. If the disparity between ants and man is already mind boggling, think of the disparity between puny man and the Creator of the whole universe who holds the destiny of each planetary system, each galaxy, entire nations and each and every living thing, including man, at the palm of His hand. Then we will realize who we really are in the presence of an almighty, all knowing and all seeing God who knows each and everyone of us by name and who knows even the numbers of hair on our head. Job found out about the all encompassing sovereignty of God and paid obeisance to that all encompassing glory. What is wonderful about our God is that, He is an all good and loving God who would never leave us nor forsake us and is faithful to the very end. Let us thank God for everything He has done in our lives.
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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Monday, November 16, 2009
Tame your mind as you would tame a wild horse. A wild horse is very dangerous because it hates to be ridden upon . It will throw off any rider that dares to ride on it and may even trample the rider to death. That is what our untamed mind is. It wants to have a mind of its own, wandering to all places it wants to go. There is a saying that, "an idle mind is an evil mind." And that is very true. An untamed mind wants to think of pleasurable things where the I or the ego is always the center of everything. An untamed mind will relish all forbidden and sinful acts of the mind, savoring all orgies of all pleasurable objects of its fantasies. But an untamed mind is very far from the kingdom of God and its sublime influences. The untamed mind is being manipulated by evil spirits enjoying the pleasures of full immersion to sin of the uncontrolled mind. Since his mind is not surrendered to Christ, it is being reined in and manipulated by the lord of the world- Satan and his cabal of evil spirits. The opposite of the untamed mind is the mind surrendered to Jesus Christ where only good and noble thoughts prevail. Since as they say, "birds of the same feathers flock together," a mind surrendered to Christ will attract like minded minds. Unlike an untamed mind that will gravitate to similar minds that are in full participation to sin and wanton living. Better tame your untamed mind if you have one, for sooner or later, you will realize that it is carrying a one way express ticket to hell.
Tags: Tame Your Mind, Untamed Mind, Wild Horse, Rider, Mind Of Its Own, Idle Mind, Evil Mind, Forbidden Acts, Sinful Acts, Orgies, Pleasurable Objects, Surrender To Christ, Good Thoughts, Noble Thoughts, Birds Of The Same Feathers, Flock Together, One Way Express Ticket To Hell
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla