Saturday, January 24, 2015

Books of my life!


Have you worked so hard lately and accomplished what you had dreaming for in many years? Or did you make something that you thought you deserved all the credits.
 Maybe you just got  a degree, wrote a book, paint a masterpiece, or survived a crisis in life.

I don't know what other people think, but in blogworld, many who had gone to the top. Maybe we can call it luck or maybe they really worked so hard to reach the top. Do they take all the credits to themselves? I believe that without others ( readers) they wouldn't be there either. Those that write books...they too need to get inspiration from others and what they see, hear and observes.  I do write story, but story of my life that I wrote in my blog and after three years, I now have ten books of what I wrote. Not that I am now selling those books,  but it will be my memoirs for my descendants. So when I am nowhere to be found, they can get to know me by the books that I am going to leave behind. 

If you want to make your blogposts into a book, this is the linkhttp://info.blogg.no/1413207963_n_kan_du_lage_bok_av_.html. It is a Norwegian website.


These are five of ten books, but my story does not end there yet because I am still here on earth. The contents of these books are not only about my life, but my family, my devotions and prayers, my walk with God and everything under the sun. 



Funny to think that when I came to Norway, I didn't even have an education and didn't even dream that I could write...but with God's help I am managed to get a degree, a job and I must say accomplished much. 


But in all that I or you accomplished, who really deserves the credit? 
Today in my morning devotion, I read Daniel 4:28-37 where King Nebuchadnezzar took all the credit for everything he had built. But God talked to him and humbled him by taking away the kingdom he had build. Then he learned the lesson.

Maybe we feel like King Nebuchadnezzar. Taking the credit of what we had done. But I believe God does not want it that way. Like He did with Nebuchadnezzar, He too can talk to us and take away everything that we had worked for. Not because He wanted to harm us...but to make us humble and give the credit to Him that make it possible for us to reach our dreams.


 Anyway,  this passage reminds me to be humble and gives God all the credit no matter what I have accomplished, big or small. After all, He is the source of our lives, strengths and talents. Without Him, we wouldn't be here on earth. 


- True humility credits God in every success! 
" Help us Lord, to see succeses
In the context of Your grace;
Keep us from all pride and boasting
That ignores Your rightful place. -Sper

JOY


Friday, January 23, 2015

Are you carrying a heavy load?

   


Do you feel that it is difficult to carry all your burdens? Do you want someone to take them over for you?

Galatians 6:2
 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ?

Sounds difficult for me to understand or put into practice because I am a type of person who does not want to put my burdens on other people because I think that each and everyone has their own burdens to carry. In addition, I too feel many times that I have more than enough of my own burdens that I couldn’t carry more of others. Don’t you feel the same?

But then God says:

 1. Peter 5:7 
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

Then it dawned on me that God understand that as humans, it will be too heavy for us to carry so much load. That is why, after taking each other’s problems on our shoulders, he said that we could give those loads to him. It is like a teamwork. He wants us to work together and afterwards, take him, the strongest one as the leader. The one who will find the solutions. Then we don’t need to be concerned. What a relief! Now, we don’t have to be troubled to take each other’s burdens. We can just give them to God later in prayer and thanksgiving and believe that He will lead us to how we can be of help to one another and to those people that He are sending into our paths that needs assistance. We can give a support not with our own strength and knowledge, but God’s strength, provisions and love.

He reminds me: 

And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me.

For me it means that the more we became weaker, the more we will receive God’s strength and His power. Isn’t that amazing?
So what are the burdens you are carrying? Don’t you want to give those burdens unto God, so that he can carry them for you? For me, I am so glad that I don’t have to carry alone my burdens about some family members that are not surrendering their lives unto God and for those that are backsliding. In addition, friends that getting attracted more to the sparkling lights of this world than the source of light. Not to mention those that are dear to me who have difficulties in life financially and physically. And last, but not the least; my battles in everyday life. Now, it will be not my battles. It will be our battles, with God as the leader who leads us to triumph.

Thank you so much Father that you understand what we are going through and you wanted to be a part of our struggles and heartaches so that we can be joyful and be victorious in every circumstances, living our lives to the fullest.


For whatever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.



JOY

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Are you a bird watcher?


This is my younger sister Lida. Me and our older sister visited her when she was in the hospital.

Here she is now, enjoying every moment of her life whenever she can.

Anyway, when we were there, I took lots of  pictures especially of the birds coz it was fun to watch them 
living their own lives in the middle of the city of Stavanger.


alone

Are we not friends?


Just enjoying the day


Oh! It is cold out there


Maybe, I will give it a try t swim today


Hey! Are you cold?


Can you find a partner for me too?

I believe we stay on the ground

Having a picnic?


Did you notice the reflection in the water?

Birds that flock together stay together


Are you a bird watcher? Do you gaze at them with amazement? 
So is God. But He is more than a mere observer who marvels at what He had made. Rather He knows the feeds, and constantly watches over all His creatures. 

Jesus said: Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not valuable tham they? Matthew 6:26


Dear God, thank you that you care for every creature that You made. Let us then appreciate everything that you created. Let us also appreciate ourselves as You do. Help us to remember how precious we are in your sight in the midst of the battles in life. I pray in Jesus name.


JOY

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The arts!


Hello everyone! Hope you are doing fine.  Here in Norway, we are still in wintertime. Since I came from sunshine land, I am not pretty much outside during this kind of season here. So, I don't have much winter pictures to share. But I do still take pictures. This time in an art gallery. I am going to show you some of the pictures I took there this time and I write some qoutes in between to ponder.

Tell me then which one of the pictures and the quotes  you like the best at the end of the post.

If you want, you can see more of their arts in www. fenka.no



Our goals can be reached through a vehicle plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigourously act. There is no other route to success. Stephen A. Brennan


Remember that your work comes only moment by moment, and as surely as God calls you to work, He gives the strength to do it. Priscilla Maurice



With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgement. Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. Proverbs 3:4-6


 Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars. Casey Kasem


Vision looks inward and becomes duty. Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration. Vison looks upward and becomes faith. Stephen S. Wise


Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use. Thomas Watson


We need to give ourselves permission to act out our dreams and visions, not look for more sensations, more phenomena, but live our strongest dreams - even if it takes a lifetime. Vijali Hmailton


Success is that old A B C: ability, breaks, and courage. Charles Luckman

Great things are not done by impulse, but by series of small things brought together. 
Vincent Van Gogh


Jesus said: Follow me!
Arise and obey
People will begin to question you
But tell them they too need a Savior and so is you

JOY

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