Wednesday, February 21, 2007

How Great is our God!

Almost 23 days since I last pen down my last entry. What have I been doing? What have been happening? I witness the power of praying in the spirit, pastor has been preaching, I have been practicing & through His grace, I was lifted by His mighty hand from a car accident. I loved to sing & pray while I was driving from appointments. I remembered that day, there was an empty lane to my left & my immediate respond was to drive in that lane but at that spilt second, my spirit prompted & I stopped. A car behind me drove in & out of no where came a truck & smashed right into it, the impact was so great, the car spun...I was totally unharmed!

The Lord guided me about anger & rest & He said, if we are out to settle any score, we will never rest. How can we? For one thing, our enemies never pay up. As much as we think we deserve an apology, our debtor may not agree. The racist may never repent. The chauvinist may never change. As justified as we are in our quest for vengeance, we may never get a penny's worth of justice. And, if we do so, will it be enough? The Bible in Job 5:2 [Amplified Bible] says, "For vexation & rage kill the foolish man..."

A sister in Christ called me from overseas last night with great excitement! "My Mum received Christ just moments ago!" We prayed over the phone for her mum's salvation to receive preservation, healing, wholeness & prosperity! This led me to think about forgiveness. If we can attain forgiveness by forgiving others (or any other good deeds), then why do we need a Savior? If we can pay for our sins through our mercy, why did Jesus die for our sins? If salvation is a result of our effort, then why did Paul insist, "You have been saved by grace through believing. You did not save yourselves. It was a gift from God." [Eph. 2:8]. Salvation is a free gift!

This year is a year of new beginning as I need to branch out from marketing to sales. For the past few months, I tried using my own effort, enlarge my 'tent' find new business associates but it just did not work out no matter how hard I try. In fact, the harder I try, the worst it gets. I was losing my patience & asked the Lord, is it my prayer? Am I using the right words? The Lord corrected me; it's not eloquence He seeks, just honesty. I asked for a verse, He 'smacked' me with Ps. 46:10 [Amplified Bible], "Let be & be still, & know (recognize & understand) that I am God."

In the midst of our daily storms, make it a point to be still & set our sights on Him. Let God be God. Let Him bathe us in His glory so that both our breath & our troubles are sucked from our soul. Be still. Be quiet. Be open & willing. Then we will know that God is God, & we can't help but confess, "How great is our God!" Good news, the Lord just blessed me with a great brother in Christ to extend my 'tent'. He has all the talents & great passion whom I have been seeking for months...favor came when I be still.

Many amazing favors, blessing & testimonies blew me away for the past 23 days, there are times of trials, tribulation & prosecution as well, but I learn about what we really need. An Abba! Yes, an Abba who will hear when we call? Who will take our hand when we are weak? Who will guide us through the hectic intersections of life? Don't we all need an abba who will swing us up into His arms & carry us home? We all need a father...

Inspired by:

Max Lucado

19 comments:

audrey` said...

Hey brother Godwyn

Our good Lord protected you from the nasty accident. Where were you travelling then?

I was involved in a car accident last evening at Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 and 8 junction. The driver in front jammed his brake suddenly. SIGH!

My Mum isn't around anymore...

I saw your pic through someone's friendster account. It's a small, small world =)

Take care.
Drive carefully.

jel said...

Hey Brother,
God is Good, and so very thankful that you werenot hurt!

love the post, and thank you for the visit,and the comment!
hwy what this about a picture? :)

hugg
take care
many blessing

Kitty Cheng said...

Hi Godwyn, yes our God is a great God! In this life, we do have trials and storms, but our Lord never leaves us, nor forsake us! Take care!

lori said...

Godwyn,

I am so happy that I had the time this morning to read your post. PTL your mother received Christ. I am so happy for you. I am also grateful that God spared your life or any harm in your car accident.

I'll be praying for stength as you change into sales at your job.

God bless you brother,

Lori

Julie said...

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

(Excerpt taken from How Great is our God by Chris Tomlin)

Praise God for the days that everything seems to be going our way and Praise God for days when we get angry, frustrated and upset. For all is in His hands.

May your days be blessed with much joy, holiness, and abundance of Him.

Live, Love, Laugh said...

I came by to visit again and to read again this post, you blessed me so much the other day when I was reading, so again I leave blessed. It's funny how you read something once, then when you read it again, you get even more out of it than when you did the first time. I can't wait for you to write again, hope you are doing okay. Have a wonderful day in the Lord.

cybeRanger said...

Excellent post! To God be the glory! :)

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Audrey,

It's the junction of Yishun Ave 1 & 2! Praise the Lord as He is good!

I had an accident the afternoon before C.N.Y, was rushing for a lunch appointment, car in front jammed brake as well, nothing major happen though. Praise God!

You claim insurance for yours? Mine is minor, settle privately, trusting in the Lord's favour!

I'm sorry to know about your mum. Surely she is in good hands:=)

Many new drivers on the road, daily trying to avoid accidents, put Christ 1st & ALL things will be well!

Have a good week ahead! Hope you are refresh by the long weekends:=)

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Janice!

God is always good to us:=) We are all protected with the promises in Psalm 91!

"No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent." Psalm 91:10

Rejoice in the Lord:=) Have a Bless week ahead!

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Kitty,

Thank you for your kind comments:=) I admire your frequent postings!

It's so good to read about them & thank you for sharing:=)

It is not easy to write daily but to God, nothing is impossible!

So Bless to have you around!

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Lori,

I'm glad to share my testimony with you! It's really been a blessing:=)

My mum recieved salvation about 2 years ago, the call was from a sister in Christ who shared with me about her mum's salvation!

Keep praying for me:=) I believe in the favours of the Lord for my sales position.

Set my eyes on Christ as we are His beloved Child of God! Precious to Him, our eternal loving God:=)

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Julie,

That's a great song I love! How Great is our God! Nothing can measure with His love for us...

Thank you for your blessing! You have been a great encouragement to me when I'm down & out!

Surely this year is a year of great blessing where anything old becomes new:=)

May His love embraces you daily!

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Dana,

Thank you for your visit:=) The Blessings are all the good works of our Lord Christ Jesus!

I agree with you that our spirit teaches us new things even reading the same post!

Praise God for the testimony, Great teaching from our Pastor Prince & great words inspired from Max Lucado.

It's always about Him...not my strength but by His strength!

Upheld by His Love! May the Lord Bless & Keep you & your family always!

Godwyn Lim said...

Brother Cyberanger!

Happy Lunar New Year! Surely you had enjoyed a great weekend:=)

Thank you for visiting, your blog is full of wonderful readings!

Yes & Amen! To God Be the Glory!

lori said...

Thank you for sharing your testimony with me on my blog. You are truly a blessing to me. I will keep praying for you. If you don't mind I'm going to link to your blog.

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear Sister,

It's my pleasure to link up my blog with yours!

Have a Bless week ahead! Shalom

Anonymous said...

Dear Godwyn,

I am going to pray you have more time and inspiration so you may post again, I so enjoy your posts and miss it when you do not have time to write. I will ck back again soon.

Thursday, March 01, 2007 6:05:00 PM

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Dana,

Your are such a great encouragement to me! I need to feed on God's words to share as sharing is loving. Amen?!

As for now, I am feeding on words from books by great authors & sermon from Pastor Prince.

My work is heavy with the training of new consultants for the next few months asking for Lord's favor to close my sales projects. Pray for me, in the name of Lord, Christ Jesus whatever we touches prosper while no weapons can form against us!

Shalom!

lori said...

Awesome post! I praise the Lord for you Brother.