Tag: faith

Life has no Itinerary

Life has no Itinerary

Scripture: “The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?” — Proverbs 20:24 NLT Observation: God is in control. Therefore when we are walking under His direction, it will not always be a smooth road. There will be bumps and ditches. There will even seem like there is no road

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Too Heavy

Too Heavy

Scripture: “Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” — Psalm 55:22 Observation: David writes this Psalm from a  betrayed heart feeling like many have abandoned him. However, his trust and faith in God doesn’t waver. He sees how God rescues him.  We

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「イエス様のお言葉ひとつで」

「イエス様のお言葉ひとつで」

と申しますのは、私も上官に仕える身ですが、私の下にも部下が大ぜいおります。その一人に私が『行け』と言えば行きますし、『来い』と言えば来ます。また奴隷に『あれをやれ。これをやれ』と命じると、そのとおりにします。私にさえそんな権威があるのですから、先生の権威で、病気に『出て行け』とお命じになれば、必ず治るはずです。」 マタイの福音書 8:9 JCB Observation イエス様の権威を心から信じていたローマ軍の隊長。彼は、私に部下を仕切る権威があるなら、それ以上にイエス様の一言で病気すらその通りになるんだ。という信仰を持っていた。触ってくださいとか、来てくださいでもなく、お言葉ひとつで。その前には、「お気持ちひとつで治してくださる」と信じた皮膚病患者もいた。...

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Few or many makes no difference

Few or many makes no difference

Scripture: “Let’s go across to the outpost of those pagans,” Jonathan said to his armor-bearer. “Perhaps the Lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!” 1 Samuel 14:6 NLT Observation: Jonathan did not know whether it would be God’s

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No Doubt in the Heart

No Doubt in the Heart

Scripture “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and

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「今、行け」

「今、行け」

Scripture  “このことばを聞いたモーセは、逃げてミデアンの地に身を寄せ、そこで男の子ふたりをもうけました。 四十年たったとき、御使いが、モーセに、シナイ山の荒野で柴の燃える炎の中に現れました。” 使徒の働き 7章29~30節 聖書 新改訳©2003新日本聖書刊行会 Observation  モーセはミデヤンの地に逃れてきた。 確信していたものが打ち砕かれ、ボロボロになってミデヤンの地にやってきたのだ。ここで身を寄せて、モーセは40年過ごすことになる。その間、結婚し、男の子を二人授かった。 しかし、その時だ。 燃える柴が現れたと思い近づくと、主の声がしたのだ。 Application 使徒の働き7:34...

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Fighting Against Spiritual Ineffectiveness and Unproductiveness

Fighting Against Spiritual Ineffectiveness and Unproductiveness

Scripture “For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” ‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Observation How to fight against spiritual ineffectiveness and unproductiveness? These are the qualities we must add into our lives and keep...

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m = L (f + w)

m = L (f + w)

Scripture “If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I

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