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Life as we know it

I came to the LORD when I was very young. When I came to the LORD at that time, I had nothing in terms of material wealth. In a short time after that, I am slowly growing in material prosperity and one day I felt a bit overwhelmed with materialism. I wrote the following in my diary: Nothing I brought,
And nothing I begot;
Nothing I own,
And nothing I can disown;
From where I came,
I'll return to the same;
And all will end false,
Where my last breath calls. It should be pretty serious wisdom for someone in his mid-twenties. But I was probably inspired by the preacher who says: I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.- Ecc 1:14 That brings us to a few important questions. If life is just vanity, what is the purpose of living? If life ends at death, what is the meaning of living? I would argue, there is a purpose and meaning only when Christ is in us. Our LORD's love enriches our lives beyond what we can imagine. Our …
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Watch with me

Today I was thinking about the church. Usually, people ask, "Did you go to the church?" I believe that is the wrong question. The question should be, are you in the church? The church is a spiritual assembly of believers with the LORD, and we should be in that state of assembly all the time. When we meet as a church on the weekends, we are just symbolically externalizing a spiritual fellowship that should already be in our hearts. My question really is about this fellowship. What is this fellowship, and why do we need it?
First about this fellowship: In John, it is put this way:
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you t…

Trying to change God's will

Whenever I am lazy, I tell my wife this: "Everything will happen according to God's will and so I am not inclined to pray. I cannot change God's will through prayer".
It is true, God's will cannot be changed through prayer. Job realized this the hard way here: I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. ‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you make it known to me.’ I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you;therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.Job 42-2:6 If we think we can alter God's will through prayer, then we got the idea of prayer really wrong. Prayer is for us to overcome our own fleshly will, and is never about changing God's will. In fact, it is the will of God that we should pray and overcome our own…

Can there be a dark God?

I want to ask this question can there be a dark God? I mean a God who is unrighteous, impure and full of hatred. If you see around the things He created we will realize that this is not a dark God. Even the little green grass expounds His righteousness. The beauty of all His creation whether it be this earth or the stars or this vast universe, it says our God is not small-hearted. If it is true that God created all this for us, then that should show how much He loves us. Well, there is still no evidence of life anywhere other than this earth -in this extraordinarily large universe. That makes me conclude, He created this vast expanse just for us to gaze the amazing beauty of the night instead of thinking about the dangers of darkness. The universe proves the size of His love for me. Father, "How much do you love me?" "If you can count the galaxies my son or my daughter, that is how much I love you!"

The next thing I think about is this. There are so many atrocitie…