Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A Touch of His Presence

Migraine, flu & fever kept hitting me with no good reasons & it started to roll in on early hours of both Sundays, 31st 2006 & 7th of 2007. I miss the last sermon of year 2006 but with the wonders of technology, I manage to get hold of the sermon. Satan love to steal, kill & destroy. I believe he came to steal the words of God, our foundation with our relationship with our Lord. Yet the scripture says, "'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on Every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God." Matt. 4:4 [NASB]

On the 7th, my migraine was so bad I have to take sleeping pills to 'knock me out'. I sent out distress message to my care group leader for prayer. In my heart, my only desire is to attend the first Sunday service in the year 2007. I do not know how I made it to the last service as I was feeling unwell & it is of quite a distance to drive from home to church. Pastor taught us to seek for the healer not the healing, Jehovah-Rapha. "The Lord that heal" If you are facing any lack, seek Jehovah-Jireh. The Lord will provide! My migraine, flu & fever subsided when the service ended. Halleluiah, we have a good God! Amen?!

Jesus came to set us fee from hell, do you believe it deeply in your heart? We know God has a will for us. 'For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare & not for calamity to give you a future & a hope.' Jer. 29:11 [NASB] God is not the God of confusion, & wherever He sees sincere seekers with confused heart, we can bet He will do whatever it takes to help us see His will.

God has given each part of the body of Christ an assignment. One way God reveals His will to you is through Church. He speaks to one member of the body through another member. It could happen in a Bible class, a small group, during communion, or during dessert. God has as many methods as He has people...

We also learn God's will by spending time in His presence. The key to knowing God's heart is having a relationship with Him. A personal relationship. God will speak to us differently than He will speak to others. Just because God spoke to Moses through a burning bush, that doesn't mean we should all sit next to the bush waiting for God to speak. God used a fish to convict Jonas. Does that mean we should have worship services at Sea World? No. God reveals His heart personally to each person.

For that reason, our walk with God is essential. His heart is not seen in an occasional chat or weekly visit. We learn His will as we take up residence in His house every single day. Walk with Him long enough & you come to know His heart. When you spend time with Him in His study, you see His passion. Welcome Him to enter the gateway of your soul & you'll perceive His will...

Want to know God's will in your life? Then answer the question: What ignites your heart? Forgotten orphans? Untouched nations? The inner city? The outer limits? Heed the fire within! Do you have a passion to sing? Then sing! Are you stirred to manage? Then manage! Do you ache for the ill? Then treat them! Do you hurt for the lost? Then teach them! What is the fire that consumes you? Mark it down: Jesus comes to set us on fire! He walks as a torch from the heart to heart, warming the cold & thawing the chilled & stirring the ashes. He was at once a Galilean wildfire & a welcome candle. He comes to purge infection & illuminate our directions...

The fire of your heart is the light of our path. Disregard it at your own expense. Fan it at your own delight. Blow it. Stir it. Nourish it. Cynics will doubt it. Those without it will mock it. But those who know it - those who know Him - will understand it. To meet the Savior is to be set aflame. To discover the flame is to discover His will. And to discover His will is to access a World like none we've ever seen...

Inspired By:

Max Lucado

18 comments:

jel said...

Dear Brother,
I'm sorry you had a bad migraine, there are no fun I know, I am very glad too hear that your are better!
and you have wrote another great post here,
I havn't been myself lately, but I'm getting better! thank you for your kind words over that my blog!

huggs!

Godwyn Lim said...

He sent His word & healed them & delivered them from their destructions.

Psalm 107:20

Sister Janice, you are HEALED! Amen?! As Christ sent His Word. Let us look at the perfect work on the cross when Devil wants us to look at his deceptions on our flesh!

I rejoice with you as you are a dear sister to me:-) Will keep praying for u!

lori said...

I sure am sorry to hear that you have been down with a migraine and flu symtoms. I'll be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Well said Brother, awesome post! Keep on... :o)

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister Lori,

Thank you for your prayers, I really appreciate your loving kindness.

It is quite a rough year to start for me being physically challenge...

Yet 2007 will be a good year of abundance & against all adversaries when we Rest in Christ our provider, our healer, our friend...

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Prayer Warrior,

I really miss you for not blogging:-) *Hugs*

Jesus loves us heaps ya sister! We are greatly Blessed, Highly Favoured, Deeply Love...Amen?!

Anonymous said...

i hope you're feeling better by now, bro.

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister PIA,

Praise the Lord, I'm getting better each day. What about you? How's thing for you?

Verse to share:
For I will restore health unto thee, & I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord...

Jeremiah 30:17

Julie said...

Dear Mr Godwyn Lim,

May His presence be with you always thru' out the ups and downs. May your heart burn always for Him and His causes.

Cheers!

audrey` said...

Hi Brother

Squeeze 3 small limes.
Add lukewarm water.
This drink is very good for flu.
Take care =)

Kitty Cheng said...

Godwyn, may God heal your migraine & flu totally brother. Please take good care of yourself!

Great post!

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Audrey,

Thank you! Surely I would want to try it out. Flu is better, just on & off now, thanks to all the prayers!

Verse to share:

Therefore I say unto you. What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, & ye shall have them.

Mark 11:24

Godwyn Lim said...

Hi Ms. Julie Ong,

It is written in the scripture, when two or more shall agree, it shall be done as it is in Heaven!

I claim His everlasting presence & my desire to know Jesus never ever fade...

Verse to share:

Behold, I will bring it health & cure, & I will cure them, & will reveal unto them the abundance of peace & truth.

Jeremiah 33:6

Get well soon ya:-)

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Kitty,

Praise Christ the healer! I realized that I have been seeking for healing where I should spend more time with the healer instead:-)

This revelation is revealed by our Pastor on the day where I was ill but determine to look away all the deceptions on my physical body & focus my eyes on the prefect work by Jesus Christ our Lord! "It is finished" Amen?!

Verse to share:

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised;)

Hebrews 10:23

Anonymous said...

i'm good. thank God. hope you are too. blessings to you, bro!

jel said...

Hey Bro,
are you doing ok!


Blessings
Huggs

Godwyn said...

Hi Sister PIA,

I'm fine & glad that all is well for you! I just haven't been blogging for awhile but I'm back!

May you have a Bless week ahead!

Godwyn said...

Sister Janice!

I am back to blog. I was trying to find my Identity in Christ since the new year.

Just got lost & confused but everything is good for now!

Thank you so much for your concern. I know you are always there for me:-)

May the Lord Bless & Keep you always!