Sunday, December 30, 2012
"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly
loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness,
humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances
you may have against one another.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
And over all these virtues put on love,
which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
since as members of one body you were
called to peace.
And be thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly
as you teach and admonish one another
with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms,
hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude
in your hearts to God.
And whatever you do, whether in word
or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord
Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father
Colossians 3: 12-17
We must strengthen one another through the singing of psalms and in all kinds of work in the different ministries for the Lord. We gently rebuke those whose paths are swerving to the left. We should encourage one another especially in moments of weakness and trials. We must forgive one another as God has freely forgiven us and must never hold on to grudges and hurts for these will open the way for the spirit of bitterness to creep into our hearts. Above all these, we must love one another as Christ loved us and gave His own life so that we can be free and enjoy the benefit of joy, peace and eternal life.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
"God will give to each person according to what he has done.
To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor
and immortality, He will give eternal life.
But for those who are self seeking and who reject the truth
and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
There will be trouble and distress for every human being
who does evil."
Those who persist in self seeking and pleasurable ways in this world, indulging in all kinds of sin and pleasures, will inherit wrath and judgment from the Lord. But for those who have been persistent in doing good and honoring God with their exemplary lives will inherit eternal life. This world is just a transient place before we go to our final destination- either eternal bliss with God in heaven or eternal damnation with the devil and other accursed in hell. Which destination would we choose?
Thursday, October 18, 2012
" This is what God the Lord says-
He who created the heavens and
stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and all
that comes out of it,
who gives breath to its people,
and life to those who walk on it:
'I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;
I will take hold of your hand.
I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people
and a light for the gentiles,
to open eyes that are blind
to free captives from prison
and to release from the dungeon
those who sit in darkness.
'I am the Lord; that is my name!
I will not give glory to another
or my praise to idols.
See, the former things have taken place,
and new things I declare;
before they spring into being
I announce them to you."
Isaiah 42: 5-9
We are all called to righteousness by the Lord in the furtherance of His kingdom here on earth. We must be very careful in everything that we say and do for the world watches us to see how we glorify or put to shame the name of the Lord. We become bearers of His name, saved and transformed to bear fruit that will glorify the name of the Lord. We must serve as the light of the world and salt of the earth, attracting people to our way of life so that we can become credible and effective testimonies for the Lord. Let us walk in faith and trust the Spirit of God to transform us from glory to glory until we reach the whole measure of the fullness of Jesus Christ. Until then, we are sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of our final reunion with Christ.
Here I am To Worship - Hillsong
Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Righteousness, Glory, Joy, Eternal Life, Grace, Salvation, Light of The World, Salt of the Earth, Cross, Here I am To Worship, Hillsong
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
"The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be
When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh,
when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;
though war breaks out against me, even then will I be confident.
One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His
The Lord is our light and our salvation. Although we are besieged by the enemy, the Lord will not leave us alone to fight our own battles. He is our shield and armor, a very strong help in times of needs. He is the light at the very end of the tunnel. He is the spring after the wintry weather of our soul. He gives us hope when everything else in us is drained. And He gives us His Spirit so that we can continue the fight until the final battle is won and we will meet Him face to face in His kingdom.There we will dwell with Him in eternal bliss.
Shine Jesus Shine
Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Shine Jesus Shine, God Is Light, Salvation, Hope, Eternal Life, Faith, Sanctuary, Temple, Battles, God's Kingdom, Righteousness, Holiness, Live For God, Live To Please God, God's Glory
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
"But the eyes of the Lord are on those
who fear Him,
On those whose hope is in His unfailing
To deliver them from death and keep
them alive in famine.
We wait in hope for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
In Him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in His Holy Name.
May your unfailing love rest
upon us, O Lord, even as we put
our hope in You."
Psalm 33: 18- 22
In these times of economic uncertainties, of depression and recession, where the high and the mighty have collapsed; when even the very rich and powerful nations of the world crumbled to their knees, the children of God are shielded from all these misfortunes. We only have to cling to God's faithful promises and He will give us His divine providence in due time. We will be sustained by the love, goodness and mercy of our Lord. We just have to trust Him that He will always provide for all our needs in their appointed time. God is faithful and true and is never remiss in His promises. So instead of resorting to panic, fear and anxiety for the unknown, let us trust in the unfailing love of God to deliver us from all the misfortunes that is the lot of worldly men.
Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Eyes of The Lord, Fear of The Lord, Divine Providence, Grace, Salvation, God's Unfailing Love, Hope, Economic Uncertainty, Depression, Recession, Famine, Children of God, Psalm 33: 18- 22, The Holy Bible
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Friday, September 7, 2012
"This is what the Lord says: 'Cursed is the one
who trusts in man, who depends in flesh for
his strength and whose heart turns away from
He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he
will not see prosperity when it comes.
He will dwell in the parched places of the
desert, in a salt land where no one lives.
But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in Him.
He will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes, its leaves
are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit."
Jeremiah 17: 5- 8
Cursed is he who trust in the strength of men. He is doomed to failure in whatever he does. He will start a task and will not see it finished. But the man who trusts in the Lord is blessed by God. The Lord will bless all that his hands will do. Prosperity, peace and joy shall never be far from the man whose trust is in the Lord. The Lord is his strength and shelter in times of troubles.
Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Holiness, Trust in God, Trust in Man, Cursed Those Who Trust In Man, Blessed Are Those Who Trust In God, Grace, God Is The Strength of My Heart, Joy, Grace, Righteousness, Eternal Life, Bliss
Thursday, May 17, 2012
"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
I say to myself, 'The Lord is my portion; therefore
I will wait for Him.'
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him,
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.
Let him sit alone in silence, for the Lord has laid it on him.
Let him bury his face in the dust- there may yet be hope.
Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,
and let him be filled with disgrace.
For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.
Though He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great
is His unfailing love.
For He does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the
children of men."
Lamentations 3: 22-33
If you are in the midst of suffering or trials and it seems that there is no light at the end of the tunnel, do not lose hope or trust in God. Though He did not willingly bring your affliction, nevertheless, He allowed it for whatever purpose that is at His mind and it will be revealed in glory at some future time. Suffice it to say that all children of God undergo such trials and sufferings so that our characters may be refined and molded by the Master Molder for His own great purpose. Let us just trust in His unfailing love and hope to see the end of our affliction at the very end of the tunnel. There, the light will shine so brightly and will dispel all the anguish and darkness in our souls.
Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Lord's Compassion, New Every Morning, Love, Hope, Trust in The Lord, Mercy, Grace, Deliverance, Light At The End of The Tunnel,
Glory, Redemption, Salvation
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla