Sunday, April 09, 2006

My Birthday

I was born on the 9th of April, the day when my cries awake our Father in Heaven. This year, I came to realize my life it's not about me, it's about Him. It's about our daily fellowship with God & knowing the goodness of the Son of God, Christ our savior, our redeemer, our healer, our all & everything, our eternal life...

Our World out there is all about me, the "me-centric" World. Me, myself & Godwyn...Marriages are often ruined because one or both partners are focused on their own happiness. Successful men & women are ruined by our own success, believing we do not need anyone else's input. And for many of us, our life's troubles are magnified because we believe our life is all about us...selfish thoughts, insolent attitudes & greedy hearts...

Believe in the truth & the truth will set you free! The truth? Lead a Christ centered life & start to look upon Jesus & His glory will set you free from all bondages, if only you choose to do so, as Our God we serve is a good God that gives us free-will of choices...

Aren't we all born with a default drive set on selfishness? I want a spouse who makes me happy & co-workers who always ask my opinion. I want weather that suits me & traffic that helps me and a government that serves me. It's all about me. Self-promotion. Self-preservation. Self-centeredness. It's all about me [Godwyn]...We thought self-celebration would make us happy...does it?

We will see our suffering differently when we lead a Christ-centered life. "My pains proves God's absence" will be replaced with "My pain expands God's purpose." God turned the Red Sea into a red carpet. Manna fell. Quail ran. Water bubbled from within a rock. It is only Christ, who can move mountains...

What do we do in time of trouble? " Psalm 50:15 [NASB] says, "Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, & you will honor me." The brevity of life grants power to abide, not an excuse to bail. Fleeting days don't justify fleeting problems. Fleeting days strengthen us to endure problems. Will your problems pass? No guarantee they will. Will your pain cease? Perhaps. Perhaps not. But Jesus gives us this promise: "For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison..." 2 Corinthians 4:17 [NASB]

The words 'weight of glory' conjures up images of the ancient pan scale Remember the blindfolded lady of justice? She holds a pan scale - two pans, one on either side of the needle. The weight of a purchase would be determined by placing weights on one side & the purchase on the other.

God does the same with our struggles. On one side He stacks all our burdens. Famines. Firings. Parents who forgot you. Bosses who ignored you. Bad breaks, bad health, bad days. Stack them up, & watch one side of the pan scale plummet. Now witness God's response. Does He remove them? Eliminate the burdens? No, rather than take them, He offsets them. He places an eternal weight of glory on the other side. Endless joy. Measureless peace. An eternity of Him. Watch what happens as He sets eternity on our scale.

Everything changes! Burdens lifts. The heavy becomes light when weight against eternity. If life is "Just a moment", can't we endure any challenge for a moment? We can be sick for just a moment. We can be lonely just a moment. We can be persecuted for just a moment. We can struggle for just a moment. Can't we? Can't we wait for our peace? It's not about us anyway isn't it? And it's certainly not about now...but for a moment...

Inspired by

Max Lucado


jel said...

Happy Birthday Brother Godwyn, hope it is or was a good on, if I had know it was your birthday, I would have baked you a cake,


Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister Jance,

Yes it was my birthday on the 9th. I did not celebrate much, just had a quiet dinner with my family:-) *Hug* thank you for your offer, I would love a cake from you! Cheese cake?

Next time when I visit ya! Have a Bless week ahead!

jel said...

Brother Godwyn Lim,

Cheese Cake, is one I can make,

you have a great day! :)

Godwyn Lim said...

Cool Sister Janice,

I love American Cheese Cake! My favourite so got to visit you for that!

Meantime, stay bless coming in & going out of everywhere you go as the glory of Christ is in you:-)

Nunzia said...

that is AWESOME. It is about Him, how often do we forget? Happy Birthday!!! It's still your day! lol

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday Brother!

I'm just 2 days after you. Today is my Birthday. Keeping it simple and with thanksgiving to God.

Keep on shining for Jesus!

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister Nunzia,

Thank you for your kind greetings! Yup it is still my day because of Jesus!

Have a bless week ahead!:-)

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister prayer warrior,

Happy Birthday! Your birthday is on April as well ya, that's great & thanks for sharing!

May the Lord Keep you & Bless you, His Face shine on you through eternity:-)

Anonymous said...

belated happy birthday! God bless you, bro. =)

Kitty Cheng said...

Happy Belated Birthday Godwyn. God Bless you as you continue to live for Him :)

Godzheart said...

HI Brother Godwyn,

Happy Birthday!!!
God Bless you on your Birthday and make you a blessing more than ever this year.May our Lord bless you with abundance in spirit, in soul in mind in body.

God Bless

Julie said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Wishing you another blessed year ahead.

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear PIA,

Thank you for your compliments, it's just another birthday:-)That comes & goes...thanks for visiting the 'blog' God Bless!

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Julie,

Thank you so much for leaving me your kind blessings:-) I really appreciate it heaps ya!

My year ahead is blessed with all the loves from brothers & sisters in Christ through the World we live:-) apart from Christ the King of kings, our ABBA!

Have a bless weekend ahead!

Rulan said...

Happy belated birthday. I trust you had a great day? May the Lord bless you this year and always.
Sorry I haven't been around much, life has been busy.

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister Kitty,

*Hugs* I am one year older but Jesus renew our youth!

I expect the Lord to bless all His ways in me daily, leading me a life I can't live without - Christ Jesus

God Bless:-)

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister Rulan,

I know you are busy, thank you for dropping by! Don't be sorry:-)

Appreciate your blessing & I will keep looking upon Christ with His Finished work on the Cross!

Have a good week ahead!

Godzheart said...

By the way...dear brother Godwyn, I'm a sister in Christ.

he he he he (smile)

God Bless

Hope you enjoyed your Birthday.

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister Godzheart,

Thank you for your warm greetings! Thank you for dropping by:-)

I Amen! Amen & Amen! to all your blessings & I claim ALL in Jesus name!

May the Lord Keep you & Bless you!

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister Godzheart,

I'm so sorry for the mistake. I didn't notice your gender all these long while, I seems to have more sisters in Christ than brothers in Christ!

I love them as much as they love me, as the Lord says Love another another as I have First love you Amen?!

I won't make the same mistake, Godzheart! Thank you for correcting my mistake generously. Happy Eastern Weekend!

audrey` said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

A very Blessed Easter to you and your loved ones :)

Kristi said...

Hope you had a great birthday!!!

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister Audrey,

*Hugs* Thanks! Have a good week for Easter too ya! Jesus & Godwyn Love you!

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister Kristi,

I had a great birthday with my family. Thank you for your blessings:-)

Have a good Easter too ya!

God Bless!

Anonymous said...

A nice insightful of our presence in this world.. simply u r not alone! Thanks for sharing!

God be with you always and have a Happy Belated Birthday

Godwyn Lim said...

Hi Brother/Sister in Christ,

Thank you for your kind comment, it's all about Jesus not me:-)

Expect blessing daily as the God we serve is a good God who loves us beyond our imagination.

Jesus is our eternity...