Friday, November 30, 2007

Born to be a blessing!

Belated Merry X'mas & Happy New Year to all brothers & sisters in Christ! I 'log in' the date of November last year as I blog once a month but little did I know it took me 2 months after my last entry. I had stomach & gastric flu just a few days before the Korea trip with the family & by grace of Jesus; I manage to recover though the doctor warned me that I am not fit to travel. This is another amazingly testimony I will share in the next entry, God is good is definitely an understatement...

I am unwell and had been on medical leaves for near to 15 days, which is why I had not blog as I spend most of my time resting in bed. My asthma was triggered after a week of lung infection & doctor’s explanation was stress & bad weather. I had very bad asthma since young but stopped for 10 years & this relapse is really challenging. Frequent chest pain, feeling breathless, induces fatigue & frustration. Beloved, pray for me & I am keeping myself joyful with verse 1 Thess 5:16-18 [NCV], "Always be joyful. Pray continually, & give thanks whatever happens. That is what God wants you in Christ Jesus."

Dread for medical review coming Monday, was advised to rest in hospital but I chose to stay at home as I never like hospital environment. The smell, the machines...Last Sunday I managed to attend service where Pastor Brian Houston from Hillsong Church quoted a verse that is inspiring from the book of Nehemiah. "So Ezra the scribe stood on a platform of wood which they had made for the purpose...And Ezra opened the book in sight of all the people; & opened it, all the people stood up. And Ezra blessed the Lord, the Great God. Then all the people answered, "Amen, Amen! While lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads & worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground." Neh 8:4-6 [NKJV]

His revelation of the word "platform" reaches deep into my heart. We have various platforms to share the grace of God from our workplace to our family! What stuck me most was the voice of the Lord; He spoke about the new "platform", our blogs in cyberspace where an island such as Singapore can be reached to as far as United States, Australia, Britain, Africa, India, & China...basically the whole World! In the old covenant, with Ezra just opening the book, everyone fell on their faces to worship the Lord, how much more is the new covenant where Jesus, the son of God, on the old rugged cross gave us life, a life of abundance & grace! Amen?!

Result of good Gospel of Jesus Christ is health & wealth. If we are still debating about health & wealth whether these are the portion of the Gospel, then we have problem with Jesus as everywhere Jesus went He healed every individuals. Everywhere Jesus went, He made fishermen who toil all night caught nothing; He gave them a net breaking boat of fishes. He fed 5000 with 12 baskets full of left over! Health & wealth is the result of the Gospel, the Gospel of Grace! By Faith Abel offered...By Faith Enoch was taken...By Faith Noah...By Faith Abraham...By Faith Sarah...By Faith Jacob...By Faith Joseph...By Faith Moses...By Faith Rahab...Heb 11:1-40 [NASB] By Faith Amen?! All things are possible through Christ Jesus! By Faith we are Healed, we are Blessed Amen?!

With Jesus. No back-door entrance. No late-night arrival. Paradise knows neither night nor second-class citizens. As we accept His forgiveness, our day of gripes & groans becomes a day of gratitude. Gratitude is the firstborn child of grace, the appropriate response of the blessed. When others nail us to the cross of our past, Jesus swings open the door to our future paradise. Jesus treats our shame-filled days with grace. We are wrong. He is right. We sin. He is the Savior. We need grace. Jesus can give it. So ask Him, "Remember me when you enter the kingdom." And when you do, the one who spoke then will speak again. "Today you will join me in paradise."

Inspired By:

Pastor Brian Houston, Pastor Prince & Max Lucado

28 comments:

Lor said...

Blessings to you!

jel said...

what kind of test?


hope ya are well!


friend!
HG

audrey` said...

testing testing
one two three...

^grin^

jel said...

isya alive and well????????

Lori said...

Merry Christmas!

KJKEB said...

Godwyn,

Thinking of you this Christmas Eve. I trust that you have a very blessed Christmas.

Merry Christmas,

Kevin

audrey` said...

Blessed Christmas to you and your loved ones =)

Anonymous said...

hopethis will be a good new year to ya !

jel

audrey` said...

Happy Happy Happy New Year =)

Lori said...

You are a blessing!

Lori

Kitty Cheng said...

Happy New Year Godwyn. Yes you are blessed to be a blessing brother! May 2008 bring you much joy, peace, happiness, health, wealth and wisdom - for His cause.

Lori said...

I am so sorry to hear that you have been ill.

Praying for you!

Lori

audrey` said...

Keep warm and drink more water, brother =)
Take care.

KJKEB said...

Glad to see that you are feeling a little better. Looking forward to more frequent updates.

Northern Farmer said...

Praying for you! May God's blessings overflow in your life!

jel said...

Hey Brother!
sorry that you are sick!
have been and still praying for ya!


blessings

Anonymous said...

hey bro! hope you are well now. just prayed for you.

cybeRanger said...

Beloved bro in Christ,

Just prayed for you.. do meditate on Isaiah 53.. it's the best medicine i tasted :)

Lori said...

Good morning,

Just checking in to see if you are feeling better.

Blessings,

Lori

Kitty Cheng said...

Good to hear from you again brother Godwyn :)

Lori said...

Just dropping in to say hi and see how you have been feeling. I pray your doing better.

Lori

Anonymous said...

happy valentine's, bro! =D

Lori said...

Just passing by to say HI.

Praying for you,

Lori

Lori said...

Just dropping by to say Hi.

Lori

jel said...

missing my buddy!

Lori said...

Happy Belated Resurrection Day.

Lori

Lori said...

Just checking in! I pray all is well.

Lori

Rodney Howard Browne said...

Don’t ever forget that it is God Who has blessed you – it is not just your own work, talents, wisdom or abilities that have brought you the blessing.