Ponderings

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Posted on Sunday, January 31, 2010 | By Kaye | In

"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. If that is so, I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise, or be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or mirage. I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that other country and to help others to do the same." ~ C.S Lewis

 I was glad to have found quotes from C.S. Lewis which really reflected my own experiences, thoughts and sentiments about God. This one (up there) is one of my favourite ones so I decided to share it with you :)
It is Sunday today and fellowshipping with the saints was just lovely, the message this morning indeed was for me and I'm sure each one of us received our portion. Also, all the songs that were sung today were my favourites! (wink, hahaha...), so I don't have any complaints at all.
I was blessed  and was full of joy after having a conversation with my dear friend Christine. We talked about a lot of things and sharing the goodness of the Lord between us was just beautiful... we found out that God was ministering the same things to us and I am not surprised, for the same Spirit is in us. Although that is a given that does not take away the thrill of discovering that the Lord Jesus is breaking the same bread to His children, amen. How lovely really, the Lord is good.
Indeed, He is ministering mightily amongst us- individually and personally and that is how He always work. As I always say, the reality of God remains to be another man's experience unless we go through it ourselves, and believe me friend- God has an appointed time for everyone and everything. He will come to you and to me as oft as He sees it fit, He will break the bread in front of our eyes and we will see. So, do not lose hope even if it seems like forever  because God is never late (I know you've heard that before but it is true)...and when your time comes, I pray you have an open heart, a self-will that has been cast down and a soul that truly desire to be one with it's maker. 
I have not posted as often as before and I have a feeling I won't blog as much here anymore, only when God leads me to....because when it's all been said and done my dear, dear friend- the  truth and the decision that some of you might have tried to avoid in their life or lifetime, will come back to stare at you in the face. There is no getting round it, much less denying it.
There is a God, He is real and when you come to Him face to face, there is only one question- will you accept Him or will you reject Christ? 


....like I always say, the end of all the roads that we take in this life, lead to One only, and you have to answer for the life that was given to you. Yes, the flesh might clamor and strongly will it clamor for control and we can just give in to every carnal whim or ambition- even though in the back of our minds, we know- YOU KNOW, that to continually give in to the world's ways means we reject God and this causes separation from Jesus Christ...we are forfeiting our birthright and inheritance to all things eternal. 
And if ever there is an advice I could give you, albeit unsolicited, that is to never rely or trust the carnal mind because it is finite. All the science put together in this world amounts to nothing in God's sight. It's mere rubbish. Even science admits that everything is but a theory, a philosophy of trying to comprehend the material world 
BUT Jesus Christ is the true fount of revelation and knowledge, He is the ONLY source of truth. So, why hesitate? 
There is a severe judgement coming and there is very little time left...let us not ignore His call. Draw near to Him and He will draw nigh unto you- that is God's promise and His promises he always keep. Trust only in God, for He is your maker.


God bless you my friend.



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Acceptance with Joy

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Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 | By Kaye | In

I am currently re-reading my favourite book: Hinds Feet on High Places by H.Hurnard and the Lord always uses it to bless and encourage me- I highly recommend it. It is a beautiful story and it really captured how God is to His children. I cried heaps with every chapter because it reflected back on my own spiritual journey.


See, the allegory is about how Much-Afraid (the name of the main character of the book) took on a journey to the high mountains where the Lord lives and in the process, her weaknesses and her personal will is slowly being weaned off of her and she slowly aligned to God's word and perfect will. That sounds a bit vague doesn't it? you have to read the book, it is a handful to ever explain so I do hope you would try to read it.
 I, stopped for awhile (to savor the moment) on the part where the main character prayed to the Lord and uttered "...here I am Lord, Acceptance-with-Joy..." that statement really spoke to my heart. Much-Afraid has reached the point where she can embrace everything that the Lord wanted her to experience, she no longer was questioning nor bitter and she made an altar to God, laid down her self-will and spoke those words. She has learnt to accept difficult circumstances with gladness of heart. 


I think that is a really powerful moment and I know for myself how that truth can parallel in real life. And before you doubt it- Yes, it is possible. It is possible to face even the most dreadful of all situations and say the very same thing to the Lord- "Here I am Lord, Acceptance-with-Joy".  And when we reach that stage of maturity where we can utter those words- it is not from a heart of helpless resignation to fate or to a higher order but rather out of a trusting relationship with Jesus Christ. You just trust Him with your very life- your mortal life and spiritual life. 
You have the revelation that He is the potter and we are the clay, you are confident enough to take His promises on board, you know Him enough to trust where the good Shepherd leads you- no matter why, how or where...for His glory, amen. I think that is a reflection of God's love and the Bride's union with Christ- when we just follow wherever He leads. 
That is a manifestation of Christ's spirit- remember when He was led to the cross, He obeyed His word. His flesh moaned but the will of God in Him prevailed, amen...and now we are all heirs of eternal life because of that. Through His death, we have life. 
He is the greatest example of all and now fellow christians- it is our turn. By ourselves, we cannot even obey the slightest of His word and I am sure we would resent every uncomely thing that passes our way, but because we have a portion of God in us, we are now able to overcome all- even death is of no consequence to us.


This reminded me also of Abraham when he offered Isaac, I am sure Abraham felt and trusted the same way- it seemed to be an impossible request to sacrifice your only child, horrific even especially for a parent, but Abraham's self-will is just fully surrendered to Christ that he would do it, despite his own emotions. And by foreknowledge, God knows he will obey, I suppose that is why He asked such a request. 


Friend, I believe there are some things that happen in a christian's life which are hard to explain or may outwardly appear to be against the tide of blessing and positiveness and thus we judge it as not from the Lord. There are some life circumstances that the carnal mind just cannot grasp or comprehend- but always remind yourself that God has a purpose to everything- may it be to demonstrate His power and attributes or to save souls, we do not always know but the Lord's ways are not like our ways:

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD." Isaiah 55:8

Let us not measure how God thinks by our own...I know sometimes we do, that is the flesh, see. 
One thing I know is true- that we are all clay to God's wonderful hands and if He needs to use us, then so be it, amen, let us yield to Him. His purpose is always for the good and for the better...just trust Him with Godly trust, that is all we need to do. For those who has not yet reached that stage, do not be dismayed- that time in your life will come for it was foreordained to happen. God's words will not return to Him in vain. Trust the One who created you :)


May the good Lord open your ears to hear, amen.

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Praise Him in the Storm

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Posted on Sunday, January 10, 2010 | By Kaye | In

Sunday today and I feel like I sighed a big sigh of relief...going to church isn't just attending for me, it is life changing, it is cleansing. To hear the Word of the Lord and for that message to speak to me is so satisfying, nothing can ever compare- it is of course bittersweet but nevertheless healing. It's like a balm to my wounds, after the battle, you know :) quite soothing because everything in me quietens down and drinks.
To be able to sing and worship to the Lord God - in unison of hearts and minds lifts my spirit up...perhaps closer to Him. And His presence is just indescribable my friend, when His sweet presence comes I just want to bask in it forever! I know I will soon...

The past couple of weeks, I have been tested left, right and center I could hardly breathe. It felt like a terrible storm hit me and my loved ones! The devil was hard at work I could tell, and I came to the point where I was starting to wonder what's happened?!? why is this happening? why all of a sudden the gates of hell seemed unleashed on me and my family? again! I could feel the spirit of anger, bitterness, criticism, hardheartedness and rebellion around me. I felt so grieved to be in the middle of all this...I couldn't stand it.
I was on the brink of despair to be honest and that was just a day after testifying at church that I was happy.
I knew then that the devil didn't like me happy but anyway that is not important, the God that I serve unfailingly raises a standard against the darts of the enemy. It was a very, very difficult week but the Lord saw us through.

So, it is another sunday and although I did not testify today I want to say that I want to praise the Lord for His lovingkindness and grace. I want to thank Jesus Christ because He is faithful and never did He fail me and my family, things are not yet completely resolved but I believe He is working in us, around us. I just need to wait and rest in His presence. I know He works in His time and that all things work for good to those who love Christ (Rom.8:28).
Amen, all the praise and glory to the Lord God Almighty Jesus Christ.

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Wordless Friday

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Posted on Friday, January 08, 2010 | By Kaye | In

New Year

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Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2010 | By Kaye | In



Wow, another year has gone, that quick huh? I think as one grows older, time just seem to flit by... I feel like I just blinked from one memory to another and the year has ended already (sigh!). Oh, well- ces't la vie, ces't la vie.  I was driving along, thinking about the past year and a tear found it's way down my cheek, unexpectedly...my heart just suddenly filled with joy and I am greatly humbled at the thought of how the Lord has been good to me. 


He has given me the desires of my heart. Life isn't perfect, no-no...I am a battle scarred warrior still, fresh wounds and all but I am at peace to know that my God is walking alongside me, through thick or thin. What great assurance His presence in my life brings me, His lovingkindness and faithfulness is unceasing; despite this robe of flesh and all it's imperfections. 
Jesus Christ is my life, my world centers around Him, and my heart beats for Him first. I feel no shame to say that despite the world and their finite knowledge, God is real to me and this is my life's testimony. Twenty ten is here and I will continue to brave on...for the source of all strenght is within me. Praise to the One Lord Almighty Jesus Christ! 


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