I attended the prayer meeting today (hello there Christian people, attend your prayer meeting). I somehow, fail sometimes in this department. I go home at 2am and probably it will take me 3am to finally sleep and at 5am I have to wake up. Sometimes, I wake up at 7 (I accidentally put the alarm at 5pm instead of 5am) and sometimes, the devil will make my eyes hurt so much when I open them and a little sprinkle of laziness and viola the next time I open my eyes, it’s already 9am. When pastor Carlo preached about the importance of prayer and prayer meetings and a discipline to attend those, I finally committed that I will attend it no matter what and guess what, last Saturday I failed again. My father should had arrive by 4 or 5am from the province but unfortunately he arrive at 6am. I can’t leave because I got the keys. See, the works of the enemy? He will even use your family.
Going back I attended the prayer meeting and Pastor Carlo share about the parable of the four soils. There is a farmer who scattered a seeds (word of God). Some seeds falls on hard ground by the way side and the birds eat them (people who hears the word but it didn’t affect them). Some seeds fell on the stony ground (people who hears the word, accept it, but they have a hard heart so the seed didn’t root and when challenges come, they wither away). Some seeds feel on thorny ground (the words root in these people but there are many thorns and weeds or unnecessary things in their life that hinder their growth) and the The seed that fell on good soil where it grows and bear fruit (real Christians who live the word of God).
I just love Pastor Carlo and how he deliver the words and I just love this church on how it tackle the practical things that happen in our life. That really, even though people go to church every Sunday, will not mean he don’t have weeds in his/her life. The most common battle is lustful desires. Why we have so many CD’s of those everywhere (?) and behold, we even have those in cinema’s and those are selling out despite that we are considered as a religious country. I just love how the pastors are open to talked about those things in the church and correcting the process. If you love someone, court her, plan the wedding, get married and have sex! Paul said, “But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with desire”. (1 Cor. 7:9). Who cares if you don’t have money? If you really are not prepared, you should had avoid it in the first place.
One of the name of the Lord is Jehova Rohi- God is my shepherd. What does the shepherd do? Tend the ship. Protecting the ship. Gods don’t want any harm happened to us. Jeremiah 29:11, the Lord says ” I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you, NOT to harm you! I find this true over my life that really, the Lord’s protect. He will send people over our life to guard us and as for me, aside from my family and leaders, I felt great sense of security from my pastors. I can’t stop smiling from ear to ear and just my heart flutters when he warned the guys in the Church, ” Guys, I treat the girls in the Church as my daughters. If you do any harm to them, I will punch you!” Don’t get the wrong idea that he didn’t love the boys. He even set up events like Romance and Rhythm so that the guys can finally have a chance to formally invite the girl they like to a date! Like… how’s cool is that?:D
At the end, my prayer is that I will pull out all the weeds over my life and so as you! Nothing is impossible in Him!:)