Sunday, February 25, 2007

Lent..the season of Fasting and Prayer..

Lent....the time of fasting... I never fail to be amazed at Jesus's determination.... He lasted 40 days without Water or Food, wandering through a terribly hot and dry desert, and still managed to overcome Satan's temptations... All I can say is, that's why Jesus is Jesus, and I'm Denise.

I cant even fight the temptation to put my hand in the cookie jar even though i know the heavy concequences i will face...terrible... Human Nature...haha! Facinatingly, we humans like to make terrible mistakes before we learn. It's not very smart is it? Hmm..

Anyway, back to the topic of Lent..during this time of fasting, i hope that i'll be able to achieve a few things...

1. Understand Jesus's suffering (at least partially.)

2. Be reminded of how much Jesus went through for me, and realise how greatful i should be...

3. Spend more time in prayer

4. Grow more sensitive to His words, and calling.

5. Feed my spiritual body with the most nutrition I can

6. Prepare my heart for Good Friday and Easter!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Let the Music heal your soul??

It's amazing how the right kind of music can soothe your soul. Soft delicate melodies harmonised ever so perfectly, gently bouncing it's way into your eardrums...feeling the softness and comforting tunes relax your mind, relax your soul...fills up the holes and imperfections scared on your heart...aahhh....then suddenly, life doesnt seem so hopeless any more....the world seems brighter...peace and joy flow through every single vein in your body....then new strength is pumped into your system , and everything seems possible again...
Haha! A lil' overexhaggerated I should does soothe your soul to a certain extent, but God fills the holes, heals the scars and strengthens you for the now hopefull future He has shown you.....Great isnt it? I think so, and I am truly greatful that the Lord pulls me out of my despair over and over again, loving me even though i resent Him and push Him away...He sends the right people to care for me, lead and guide me, and comfort me when I need it. He is undeniably the ONLY person who will ever understand me. Haha! And i find comfort in that.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want,
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He restores my soul.

He guides me in paths of rightousness for His name's sake.
Even though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,

Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You annoint my head with oil:
My cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me
All the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord