Family Bible Study Reading

Reading the word of God is like eating physical food. When you are accepted Christ as your personal savior you become the Children of God in you are part of the spiritual family or the body of Christ. Now that you become the children of God is not all there you must eat spiritual food so that God will work in your life continually. That’s why reading the word of God the bible is the most important thing nothing else.

Yesterday July 9, 2012 I and my wife decided to read the bible before we sleep at night. We have a big goal this year to read from book of mattew to revelation. The things we do is my wife read in visaya language while I read in english language and we synchronize. After that we pick verse that holy spirit speaks to us then explain it what are God promises, commands to obey etc. She first lead the opening prayer and I will closing the prayer the lasting we do is one kiss “korney hehehe”.

I pray that God’s sustaining grace we receive every day so that we finish this goal this coming December successfully and meaningfully.

How To Defeat The Discouragement

As we have known that discouragement is a disease unique to human beings. It’s universal. Everyone gets it. It re occurs. You can catch it more than once. It’s highly contagious. hang around discouraged people – and you will be inflected!

So What Causes Discouragement?

1. FATIGUE when you are physically or emotionally exhausted, you are a prime candidate to be friend with discouragement. This often occurs when you are about halfway through a major project – you’re tired but you can’t quit.

2. FRUSTRATION when unfinished task pile up, its natural to feel overwhelmed. And when trivial matters or the unexpected interrupt you and prevent you from accomplishing what you really need to do, your frustration can easily produce discouragement.

3. FAILURE sometimes you best laid plans fall part. The project collapses, the deal fall a through, the purchase order is cancelled. How do you react? How do you give in to self pity? Do you blame others? “just when I think I can make ends meet – somebody moves the end! that’s discouraging.!

4. FEAR is behind more discouragement than we’d like to admit. The fear of criticism ( what will they think?_, fear of responsibility ( what if I can’t, handle this?), and the fear of failure ( what if I blow it) can onset the blues.

WHAT IS THE CURE?

There is a fascinating story in the bible about  how a man named Nehemiah mobilized the residents of Jerusalem to build a wall around the entire city. halfway through the project, the citizens became discouraged and wanted to give up because of the four causes given fatigue, frustration, failure and fear). Here is what Nehemiah told them ( Chapter 4) to do to defeat discouragement:

1. REST YOUR BODY. If you need to take a break – DO SO! You will be far more effective when you return to your work. If you are burning the candle at both ends, you are not as bright as you think you are.

2. RE ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE. Get this – it is an important distinction. Discouragement does not necessarily mean you are doing the wrong thing. It may just be that you are doing the right thing in the wrong way. Try a new approach! Shake things up a little.

3. REMEMBER GOD WILL HELP YOU. Just ask him. He can give you a new energy. There is incredible power in faith.  (Matt 11:28, Phil 4:13

4. RESIST THE DISCOURAGEMENT. Fight back. Discouragement is a choice. If you are feeling discouraged, it is because you have chosen to be that way. No one is forcing you to feel bad. Hang on – be persistent Do what’s right in spite of your feelings. No feeling last forever.

Today’s Modern World Is A Tremedous One

Problems are always ready to comes in, when the first one are resolves, we cannot deny that, because as Christian we are subject the works of the enemy specially if you are so active working in the kingdom of God. We can always always asked ourselves  why is this happening, what’s the purpose. God grant this because He want as to mold to perfect from glory to glory. I realized if you could look or see the youth of today’s present world, they are sp liberated because of what they are observes as the people surrounded, they are surrounded  by movies, internet, classmates, etc. today’s huge of a drug addicted youth, early pregnant that cause big problems to their parents the only cause of this is they are influence of today’s worldly activities.  We can all resolves this by giving and sharing them with the word of God and more importantly to share God’s love.