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Obey and Do

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Obey Ye My Voice
Do Them
According to My commandments
So shall he be My people
I will be your God

~ Tojiru Yoshiko


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Today’s devotional in Jeremiah chapter 11 sounds so poetic. Thereby I summarize it.

May this bless you and improve your walk in the Lord.

Bible Heart

Bible Heart

Bible Heart


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 6 November 2013 at 10:15am
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 7 November 2013 at 3:39pm

Bible and heart inspired this poetry as I attempted to understand “out, in, on” the contrast it made. First stanza beautifully flowed out then next day, the second stanza birthed out of the first stanza.

Change

Change

Change

Do we change from worse to worsen?
Do we change from good to worse?
Do we change from worse to good?
Do we change from good to better?
Do we change from better to best?
Do you want a change?
Listen and believe Jesus Christ as your Saviour.
Listen and obey His commandments out of love and reverence.
Follow Him wholeheartedly.
That is a change of heart.
Our roots are grounded in Him and His Words.


Inspiration On: Monday, 28 January 2013 at 1:20am
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 30 January 2013 at 11:21pm

I was observing and contemplating about how I and people change internally and outwardly from infanthood to adulthood even to old age. Out of a sudden, ‘change’ popped out and I feel challenged to define it. Because it really mark the milestones of our lives whether we change for the better or worse. Lord Jesus Christ ever mentioned in Matthew 18:2-4 (NIV) to explain how to receive salvation, “He called a little child to Him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Safety Belt

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Saturday, 9 June 2012

Refer: Genesis 2:6-8 and Psalm 139:12-14

Oxford dictionary defines Safety Belt as “a belt or strap securing a person to prevent injury, especially in a vehicle or aircraft.” Therefore, safety belt is meant for our own safety. It is available in baby trolley, baby chair, car, van, truck, and rides for children, helmet, and many others. The belt at the helmet is to prevent the helmet from falling out of your head.

How much more do we need to listen to God’s Word, His principles, statutes and commandments into our lives. His guidance is likened to a safety belt to prevent us from hurting ourselves spiritually and physically.

God is the creator of the universe and all that is within it including humans. He knows how we are made and formed – dust (Genesis 2:6-8) and when we are in our mothers’ womb (Psalm 139:12-14)

Why can’t we listen to God’s instructions?

We can read from Jeremiah 7:22-24 (KJV) showing God’s heart towards the Israelites to listen to His Word for their own good, “For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you. But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.

Let us return to God,
The creator of all,
An Infinite Being who
Cares and loves us
His creation.
——————————–~ Tojiru Yoshiko

Repent of our sins
Repent of our stubbornness
Receive His salvation through Christ
Receive His instructions and follow it whole-heartedly.

~ Hikari Yori

Society Values

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Is freedom good for the youngsters?
Saturday, 1 January 2011

Refer: Exodus 4:5-10;5:28-30;6:6-8 (KJV)

When a teenager turns to 21 year old, they are considered adult and can make his/her own decisions. I observe that nowadays the society has changed a lot from olden days.

Olden days value the sanctity of marriage and a responsible living. This also teaches the younger generation to be more responsible in their actions and decisions. No abortion. Children are being valued as a gift. Children honour and obey their parents. The grown up children provide and take good care of their old parents.

Current society starts to allow dating couple to stay together and have intimate relationship outside married. They choose not to live with their parents. All they want is to break free from the authority figures. It is regarded independent of their parents. Not just that, they feel that they can do whatever they want. No one can restrict them. This may seem trivial to most people, but it may not be the case. Virginity is not being valued anymore. This also teaches people to be irresponsible in their marriage life and take it as a game. Divorces rate are increasing. That is why there are so many broken families. Children are hurt. More of them are abandoned. Abortion is accepted. Some mothers even murder their newly born babies. Not just that, more elderly home. Old parents are abandoned by their grown up child. The grown up child only thinks for themselves, instead of caring the old.

What is the society turning into?

In Deuteronomy 5:29 “O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!” speaks about God’s heart. The reason of His commandments is meant for the well-being of ourselves and our future generations. Our authoritative figure who knows what is right and wrong may rebuke us when we are children, but it is meant for our own good. During young times, we feel restricted in what we do, but it is meant for our own good.

What I mean is not all conservative traditions are correct such as being superstitious. But their values about living, marriage, and commitment are good for us.

The best guidance for our lives can be found in God’s Word.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for letting me to grow up in a conservative family. I’m thankful for my parents to guide me with their value system. This shapes my value system and the decisions that I make. As I think back of my parents’ disciplines, now I’m thankful for it.