Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What I learned from God?

I started my day asking: What are you going to teach me today Father God? 
                          So in my devotion today.........

 Mark 6: 5-6 He could not do any miracles there, except lay hands on a few sick people and heal them. And he was amazed at their lack of faith.

God imparted in my heart that if I want him to do mighty things through me, I have to believe. Which is for me easy said than done. It is quite scary for me. Doing mighty things, coz I am just a simple woman who wants a simple uncomplicated life. But I suppose I have to trust God to use me in every area he wants me to function and just believe. 

But although people lack of faith, it didn't stop Jesus from healing a few of them and that was a sign of mercy. God is really a merciful God.

                     Morning came.......

And then I saw the sunrise and be reminded that God is the source of light and life  and those who walk with him will never be in darkness and will have eternal life.

Oh, I was getting hungry so I went to the kitchen and began marinating sliced pork with my secret sauce for barbecue for lunch:) My daughter said that it was  the best barbecue sauce that  she ever tasted. Well, maybe because she have not tasted yours:)

Anyway while I was putting the spices and sauce over the meat, it striked me that this sliced pork taste better when it be allowed to be marinated for some hour before I put them in burning charcoal . Still God is talking to me. He said that like me, I have to soak myself in His words so that I can be a better person.

 The sliced meat pork has to go through the heat of burning coal before they can be eaten. And as a believer I also experience the heat of life that sometimes it is too hot that I wanted to give up. But if I am soaked in God's word I will still remain as God ment me to be. Like the taste of the pork meat, the taste of the barbecue sauce remained although they gone through the heat of the burning coal.

Joshua 1:8 Do not let this Book of the law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

                                 Then time for lunch! God is faithful.

He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

Sun is shining and now is the right time to do my gardening. The weeds are growing up and choking my flowering plants.

And believe it or not, God is still teaching me something. He said that my life is like the plants in my garden. I have to remove the weeds in my life that hinders me to grow. 

Mark 4: 18 Still others, like seed among thorns, hear the word, but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.

I really need to be reminded of that coz I am a type of person that tends to worry when my love ones have difficulties or I am facing important situation in my life. And besides, I have so many things that I wanted to do that although it is just a hobby,  it takes so much time and taking my time with God and his words. And that will make me unfruitful. 

Well the day is over and now I can relax, play word feud and write post for my blog. Still, God is talking to me about the power of the words.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

 What can I say, now is sunset and day is over. And I really learned a lot from God today....whole the day. So I am thankful for the words that he had given me today. The assurance that He  really talk to them who ask and are willing to listen. What a wonderful day!

How about you?


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  1. Hello Joy, I am your neighbor over at the On Your Heart Tuesdays linky today. This is a lovely post and your blog is very sweet. I hope that this has encouraged others to what a wonderful day God gives us to live and meditate on His word. You can find me over at http://christianeveryday.com. Blessings to you my sister in Christ.

  2. Great words today Joy! I love how God speaks to us in the midst of our day, and we can learn in our chores. Many blessings!

  3. Thank you for sharing your awesome story At http://letmetelluastory.blogspot.com/
    It is amazing how God teaches us all day long and prepares us. Your story of what He showed you is now going out to others so they too can communicate with God and he can change them as well.

  4. I love your post and the way you start off with the sunrise and end with sunset. All the day long God is talking to you! So true. Thank you for visiting me all the way from Norway! Love it!

  5. Joy, you're a good writer-you know how to connect your words to real life without missing any important details.I asked God when I read your post;I know God is teaching me how to be patient in life.I need these words.Thank you for making you an instrument to spread HIS words.
    Love the pork-one of my favourite dishes.tslap.ginutom tuloy ako.

  6. ano naman ang secret sauce mo?

  7. hi hi. pag sinabi ko, di na secret. well, typical pilipino marinade. suka, toyo, sugar,salt, pepper, ketchup, laurel, garlic, worchester sauce

  8. Thanks for listening to His sweet voice.

  9. I love how you reflect on God's Words and put it in relation to day to day living.

    oh, thanks for sharing your secret sauce that is non-secret now :-D Pero pwede po bang pa-sama na rin ng amount for each sauce??? I am a big fan of barbecue! :-D :-D

    Spanish Pinay

  10. Wow! Thank you for sharing you reflection with us. I realized a lot of things because of what I have just read :)

    Thank you, too, for sharing the not so secret ingredient anymore :) The hubby does that too but with Chicken naman. Yun nga lng kulang ng ketchup, laurel, and worchester sauce. We'll try that next time :)

  11. Well, SP, about the amount ay di ko masabi,I didn't think it before, kasi tanyahan lang. it depends upon your taste:)But if you are making adobo, parang ganon ang timpla at amount. may ketchup nga lang at sugar. Maybe you can add two tbp each and 1 tsp worchestershire sauce. then taste. BY the way, may sili pa nga pala. kung meron kang fresh mas ok, kung wala, puede powdered chili. If you like na maanghang:)

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  13. Hi Joy, This is such a practical but oh so blessed post of how God keeps your heart open through out your day to what He is instilling in your heart. Truly an amazing post. God speaks to me in this way too, although I don't have your gift of wrapping his words around my day to creative such a lovely post. What a blessing I found here today. Thank you for the nice words on my post on the zoo, especially what I "took home". Hubby smiled when I told him. Blessings.

  14. I think this was written just for me. I know God is telling me to do something but I fear failure. I need to believe and just stay in the Word. And I need to not let family issues get me down but keep believing there too. Thank you.

  15. Thank you for your sweet comments at my recent post. God is so good, and whether we live in a bamboo hut, or a palace the most important thing is that Jesus lives there too !!

  16. Hi Joy, Great 'devotion' for today... Yes, God doesn't want us to give up --when people won't listen to us when we talk to them about God. We have to keep on--keeping on...

    Loved your thoughts about weeds. We do need to continue getting the 'weeds' out of our lives--so that we can be beautiful flowers!!!

  17. Joy, wonderful post. Appreciate you sharing. Blessings.


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