Sunday, April 30, 2006

Soldier

My spirit echoed through the days, "Let the weak say I am strong, Let the Poor say I am rich & Let the sick say I am Whole." The past weeks of trials lead to tribulation, my younger sister was hospitalized, my work was in huge confusion, and warfare came to the whole family as my mum the last in the family finally was baptized. Total salvation, how bless we are Halleluiah, His grace deeply rooted in us! I hold onto the truth where in 2nd Timothy, 2:1 says, "You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus'. [NASB] His grace delivered the family, the fiasco, nights of worries, days of pain...

"Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus." 2 Timothy 2:3 [NASB] we are known to be the good soldier where tribulation built upon our perseverance. "Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted." 2 Timothy 3:12 [NASB]. Therefore Rejoice even in persecution Amen?!

His foot planted on the serpent's head, Jesus speaks loudly enough that His words echo off all walls in our life. "I am the resurrection & the life, he who believes in me will live, even though he dies; & whoever lives & believes in me will never die." [John 11:25] Do your 'Dare' to believe in this? Too good to be true?...The struggle. The snake. The lie. The enticement. Heart torn, lured. Soul drawn to pleasure, to independence, to importance. Inner agony. Whose will? The choice...

Through the weeks, miracles surfaced, Jesus unfailing love embraces the family. Miracles Divine miracles. These are miracles because they are mysteries. Scientifically explainable? Yes. Reproducible? To a degree...But still they are mysteries. Events that stretch beyond our understanding & their origins in another realm...

God Has opted to display His power daily. Proverbially. Pounding waves. Prism-cast colors. Birth, death, life. We are surrounded by miracles. God is throwing testimonies around us, how we could escape God. But somehow we do. We live in an art gallery of divine creativity & yet we are content to gaze only at the carpet...

Or what is pathetically worst, we demand more. More signs. More proof. More hat tricks. As if Jesus were some vaudeville magician we could summon for a dollar. How have we grown so deaf? Have we grown to immune to awesomeness? Why are we so reluctant to be staggered or thunderstruck?

Perhaps the frequency of the miracles binds us to their beauty. After all, what spice is there in springtime or a tree blossom? Don't the seasons come every year? Aren't there countless seashells just like this one?

Bored, we say ho-hum & replace the remarkable with the regular, the unbelievable with the anticipated. Science & statistics wave their unmagic wand across the face of life, squelching the oohs & aahs & replacing them with formulas & figures.

Would you like to see Jesus? Do you dare be an eyewitness of His Majesty? Then rediscover amazement. The next time you hear a baby laugh or see an ocean wave, take note, Pause & listens as His Majesty whispers so gently, "I'm here."...Soldier

Inspired by:

Max Lucado

20 comments:

jel said...

dear brother godwyn,
hope your sister is better, and that your work is getting better too!
Halleluiah, your mom got baptized, I'm so happy :)

Awesome post,

God bless you and your family
have a great week, and thanks for the words of comfort, at my blog!

audrey` said...

How is your sis now?
What had happened to her?
Take care :)

Nunzia said...

beautiful!

Kitty Cheng said...

Dear Godwyn, God bless you and your family. You are a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Would LOVE to be an eyewitness of His Majesty! All things work for the good...(Romans 8:28)

Anonymous said...

Praise God for the baptisium pf your mom. Hallelujah! God is doing something special everyday for you and your family. Will pray for your sister recovery.

Keep trusting God!

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister Janice,

Sorry for the late reply, I been busy with work with spiritual attacks messing with my routine but I am still standing tall with Grace of Christ Jesus!

Pray for me:-)

It's my pleasure to leave Jesus's blessing on your blog! It's all about HIM! Amen?! Not Me!

Have a good week ahead!

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister Audrey,

My sister is back to School, I been really busy coping with work, but I know she is in good care with my mum & the Lord!

Cut the story short, about 2 years ago, she had an open operation for appendicitis, at her young age where a laparoscopic procedure should be opted for instead of an open surgery. When I knew about the open surgery, it was too late...

She suffered from adhesion after the surgery. Laparoscopic procedure had been conducted leading to the finding of adhesion with history of severe pain.

She had undergone another surgery to solve the result of the inflammation. Adhesion caused her to experience extreme pain losing her ability to focus and at times basic reflex such as walking.

After which, she went through a pain therapist as complained of pain & faint from time to time.

Last week she complained of chest pain where we admitted her into the hospital, the doctors could not locate such intermediate problems after all kinds of ECG, EEG, MRI tests, blood tests etc.

She just turn 16 of age not long. Imagine at such a tender age, she went through so many physical surgeries.

It's just too hard to explain everything. I appreciate if all brothers & sisters can pray for my sister to break the Devil's strong hold to overcomes the trauma, stop her weekly faint.

Audrey that's much I can explain in short. Just pray for my family please, the warfare is still strong, trying the break my sister & my mum's new faith...

I learn that as far there is God, Satan knowing the end times is near, days are numbered, attack daily!

Yet all battles I expect, belongs to the Lord, Jesus will deliver all battles & we just need to stand firm to claim the victories Amen?! Jesus loves us beyond our any imagination a man can feel...

Godwyn Lim said...

Nunzia *Hugs* You are really beautiful too, like our Jesus who loves you heaps!

Of Hope, Faith & Love, Love is the great of all...:-) Jesus & Godwyn love u Heaps!

Godwyn Lim said...

Oh Sister Kitty,

Thank you for your kind compliments, yes I am a soldier of Christ, so are you in this World:-)!

Amen! ALL things work for good!

"For the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hadth made me free from the law of sin & death." Romans 8:2

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister Warrior,

Your prayers are powerful! Keep it coming in as it is written in the Bible when two shall agree on Earth, it shall be done in Heaven!

I just want a peaceful family & praying for a calling to serve Him full time in 5 years to come.

In Him I Trust, as He is the alpha & the omega, our First & the Last...

Anonymous said...

Amen & Amen Brother!

Will keep on praying for you as prayer change lives! I'm sure He heard our prayers and cry everyday. All we have to do is wait patiently for Him. He will answer at the right time, for He is kind and always with you despite how shattered life may seem to treat you!

Be strong and courages!

Julie said...

Glad to hear everything is great with you. After the rain comes the sunshine. God defintely has his ways. And I know his plans will be beyond words. =)

Take care and will see you in a while, off to hk for a much needed holiday. Will be praying for you.

God Bless!

Godzheart said...

Brother Godwyn,

Praise the Lord for His salvation power. I know your family will be a great blessing to many more people.

So keep on.
God Bless

Godwyn Lim said...

*Hugs* Sister Warrior,

I shall wait upon the Lord, warfare is still coming my ways but I know these are 'God's problems'.

I just keep praying & receive blessings from every prayers of our brothers & sisters!

I claim the promises in Isaiah 54:17. "No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; & every tongue that accuses you in judgment will be condemn..."

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister Julie,

Thank you for your blessings! I am hanging on, spiritual warfare on my works are just insane but the Lord leads us to the shalom peace of still water.

You need a break, even our creator rest on the 7th day. Your rest will lead with back with more revelations Amen?! to share! That's what I experience, spending quality time with Jesus during Holidays are amazingly fun!

In the name of Christ Jesus, I pray for your journey mercy when you travel with promises of Psalm 91:5-7

"You will not be afraid of terror by might, Or of the arrow that flies in the day; Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at none. A thousand will fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not approach you"

Amen?! Have a Good Hong Kong Trip!

Godwyn Lim said...

*Hugs*

Sister Godzheart,

Amen! Amen! I agree with you that many family will have great things to come serving our eternal Good & Awesome Christ Jesus, our Lord & our shepherd!

God Bless! Have a good weekend ahead!

Rulan said...

May the Lord surround you and your family with His mighty angels. May He raise a standard of health and victory and bring peace to your home and lives.
The battle belongs to our God. He is victorious and loving. May His hand rest with warmth upon you all and fill you all with strength.

Godwyn Lim said...

Amen Sister Rulan!

It is said in the Bible, when 2 shall agree, it will be done on earth as it is in Heaven!

Victories are claim by us & all the battles belong to Jesus, our eternal mercy...our Lord...

God Bless have a great week ahead!

Mark D said...

Godwyn,

I am reminded of something I heard several years ago - that we often miss the supernatural while looking for the spectacular. We tend to be event driven instead of relationship driven. We look at tangible miracles..or seek them...and forget that we serve a God who is constantly pruning us and developing us, day by day. He is a wonderful God!

I will pray for your sister. Please keep us posted.

Godwyn Lim said...

Brother Mark,

Amen! Our God we serve is a good God! I totally agree with you & believe in the relationship with Christ. His beauty never fades with time...

Your prayer is much appreciated & needed. My sister fainted a few days ago but getting better. She suffers intermediate fainting spells, thus it is really hard for the doctors to diagnose!

Have a good week ahead! Stay Bless brother!