Monday, 31 August 2009

Look Up To Jesus

It took me a long time to understand the meaning of these words ...

Once I started going to church, I looked at everybody ... 

The assitants, pastors, members and even the wives of pastors.

Despite knowing that there is no one perfect, it seemed that even so, I wanted everyone to be perfect, because they were of God!

Then came the disappointments, it was a person who spoke something here, or another one there ...

My mother-in-law was someone who was always very patient with me and helped me a lot during my conversion. 

She always said ... "Always look up to Jesus, people will fail and disappoint you, but Jesus will never disappoint you!"

Folks, it's amazing how we tend to persist in that mistake, or is it just me?

The truth is that generally we look at other people and two things happen:

  • We admire and take as an example.

  • We look, do not like and put defects.

This is where the danger lies ...

If we admire, we want to be like that person and many times feeling inferior to them.

If we look and put defects, we are inevitably putting ourselves in the position to judge or even feel superior.

But what's wrong in admiring someone and have them as an example? 

You must be wondering ...

The answer is that there is no problem as long as we remember that nobody is perfect and that we should not compare ourselves ...

Something happened to me that I will never forget ...

I had been born of God, but had (and still have) many things in me that I wanted to change. 

There was this friend of mine whom I admired because many qualities that I wanted, she had ...

I always compared myself and felt inferior, because in everything I thought she was better ... More patient, calmer, more quiet, more reserved, and so on ...

Until one day I was shocked. She manifested with an evil spirit in the church!


If she had all the qualities, that seemed to be from God and manifested!

What about me?

It was not easy, it was a very difficult time for me.

The devil made a party in my mind. I found myself face to face with him and all sorts of accusations!

I overcame with an intelligent faith. 

I looked at the fruits in my life and moved on.

Only after this I could understand the true meaning of "Look to Jesus."

I look at him and I always see myself less, and so full of faults, but He never troubles me, always strengthens me!

How wonderful is that?!

How many were those who disappointed you?

How many were the problems in the church?

How many were the assistants, pastors and even bishops who fell in the faith and suddenly you felt lost?

And what about that person you admired so much and disappointed you?

I know it is inevitable that we look at people, but remember, first of all ...

Look up to Jesus, He is perfect and will never disappoint you or let you down!

Looking at him ...

"A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right, but will not come near you"

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

The day God got angry with me ...

Another day I was very beautiful and splendid making my prayer, when

the scolding came with all fury ...

I said ... "My God, help me, I want to make a difference" ... and

repeated "Oh my God, help me to make a difference"

At that moment came the unexpected answer ...

"Until when will you be praying for me to do something that YOU have to do?!"

"Want to make a difference? Go and do it! Act! Think! Act! "

"Few are those who are acting and many who, like you, are praying and

asking Me to do what THEY have to do!"

It really made me think! 

By the way, I'm sure God loves it when people think instead of doing things


Let us look around us and try to see how many are those who are

really making a difference... At work, at church, in the family,

at home and even in hell!

Less souls in hell means that someone is making a difference right?! 

In situations where nobody stands out, is even easier! Because even

the minimum you do, will be a difference!

Making a difference is not so difficult, because few are doing it, but

also not so easy ... It will require sacrifices ...

Thinking about it, I started with my list (now I have lists for everything!)...

Things you need to do to start making a difference:

  1. First of all! Beware of the intentions of your heart. Your desire must be to please God and not to "show off", to draw the attention of someone or to reach a position.
  2. Observe, see what nobody wants to do, go ahead and do for Jesus.
  3. Be available and make yourself available.
  4. Do things without people having to tell you to do. For this you need to think and see what needs to be done.
  5. Do not be lazy! This is very important!
  6. Escape from routine. The routine can make you lazy did you know?
  7. Always do more than what you have been asked for. Go the extra mile.

Look at your life. Have you been making a difference in the lives of your

husband and family? In your work? In your church?

All for Jesus?

I'm still compiling my list, but I'm already working at it ... If you have more

things to add, please write your comment ...

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