Weekly Psalm || Beautiful


I dedicate this song for the hurting, the self-conscious, and the lost 🙂 Here’s a song by MercyMe. I hope that this beautiful song would uplift your hearts and keep you going strong in yourself and in the LORD.

 

Lyrics:

The days will come when you don’t have the strength
When all you hear is you’re not worth anything
Wondering if you ever could be loved
And if they truly saw your heart, they’d see too much

You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You are made so much more than all of this
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You’re beautiful

And praying that you have the heart to find
Cause you are more than what is hurting you tonight
For all the lies you’ve held inside so long
And they are nothing in the shadow of the cross

You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You are made so much more than all of this
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You’re beautiful

Before you ever took a breath
Long before the world began
Of all the wonders He possessed
There was one more precious
Of all the earth and skies above
You’re the one He madly loves
Enough to die

You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
In His eyes

You’re beautiful
You were meant for so much more than all of this
You’re beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You’re meant for so much more than all of this
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His

 

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God’s Thoughts & Mine: Pduh (PDA) || Right or Wrong?


John 12:13

Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

This act of MARY‘s, showed public display of affection. Judas probably cringed at the scene stating that she could’ve sold the perfume and given the money to the poor. He thought it was a waste- not because he cared, but because he was a thief (v.5-6) . But Jesus loved it, He appreciated her public display of affection and thought wonderful of it. Now take a look at DANIEL who also showed his love towards God in a very open manner…

Daniel 6:10

Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.

Though he has been warned of the new law the King has agreed to sign (v.7), nevertheless, Daniel continued to pray and worship his God with no shame. He didn’t even bother to close the curtains and pray quietly, no. He showed public display of affection towards God. He wasn’t afraid, he didn’t care about what other people thought. He only cared about what God thought of him. Now witness God’s miraculous protection to Daniel when the guards threw him in the den of lions!

What about the PHARISEE’s public display?

Luke 18:11

“The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. ‘I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’ 

Do you think God saw him as righteous? The difference between the Pharisee’s and Daniel’s/Mary’s act of worship is very far apart. The Pharisee took boast on himself, but Daniel took boast on the Lord. The Pharisee was prideful, Mary was humble. The Pharisee prayed for himself, but Daniel prayed for the furtherance of God’s kingdom. The Pharisee’s PDA? is not affectionate at all- its egoistical and arrogant. The Lord has more favor towards the TAX COLLECTOR who confessed his sinful ways than the boast of the rich Pharisee towards himself (v. 13-14).

But what about the PDA that is not towards God but rather to the opposite gender?

I could only tell you that it depends. The bible didn’t speak of PDA in a direct manner, but there are some verses that are indirect which moves toward this subject. Well, MY thoughts of PDA towards the opposite sex? I do not like it at all- regardless of your age or action- I find it uncomfortable to sit beside a couple cuddling with each other, caressing ones arms and playing with one another’s hands at the middle of a church service. It’s just disturbing. Yes, its sweet and GOD desires for a MARRIED couple to show affection and love towards each other, but think about the many people who can’t focus at church and their urges to just gag. I know I’m being quite harsh, but its something to think about and discuss. ESPECIALLY to those innocent and care-free teenagers. I’m a teenager, and though little crushes on boys is nice, I feel pity for the many broken hearted teens who sought comfort from the wrong person. Please, just stop Pduh-ing and maybe show affection through kindness and helpfulness towards our brothers and sisters in Christ, or much better, show “public display of affection” towards the Lord our God who seeks our love and affection!

No PDA isn’t that bad, holding hands and little side hugs are okay- but to the opposite gender, especially to those who aren’t married? Just stop right at your tracks. Who knows where this could lead to? calm your hormones bud. This isn’t what God has in mind. Sex, love, kisses, hugs, are beautiful things and aren’t supposed to be abused by those who don’t use it in God’s right time and place. Let me clear it up for you,

PDA towards God? no problemo! But to those couples on the streets? PD-Ain’t happenin’. Just say, Heck no!

Haha God bless you my lovelies ❤ Think twice and be wise. If you have any thoughts and/or opinions or even corrections/feedback, don’t be shy to share it with us in the comment section below! Thank you!

Notes:

Bibe Gateway; John12:13, Daniel 6:10, Luke 18:11

Fortifying the Family

 

Song of The Week || I Asked You For Life


This song just uplifts my soul and gives me so much joy, as if God was tickling me with His soft whisper through this praise. 🙂 And I hope it gives you that same joy. Just trade all your sorrows and cares unto the Lord in exchange for His joy and love (Psalm 55:22). He would be happy to do so!

– Mary

Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
I asked You for life, and You sent your son to die for me.
I asked You for hope, You came in the night and gave me a dream.
I asked You for freedom, You broke every chain and gave me the keys.
I asked You for love never-ending and every day You surround me!

[Pre-Chorus]
And now my faith in You is a mountain that can’t be shaken,
Now my strength is found in You, it is joy that can’t be taken!

[Chorus 1]
Praise spills from my lips, flowing onto the feet of You, my King.
You deserve all the love and all the honor that I can bring!

[Verse 1]
I asked You for life, and You sent your son to die for me.
I asked You for hope, You came in the night and gave me a dream.
I asked You for freedom, You broke every chain and gave me the keys.
I asked You for love never-ending and every day You surround me!

[Pre-Chorus]
And now my faith in You is a mountain that can’t be shaken,
Now my strength is found in You, it is joy that can’t be taken!

[Chorus 1 x2]
Praise spills from my lips, flowing onto the feet of You, my King.
You deserve all the love and all the honor that I can bring!

[Bridge x4]
Here is my song, here is my heart, here is my love, all for You, Jesus!

[Chorus 2 x4]
Holy, Holy, only You are worthy!

[Chorus 1]
Praise spills from my lips, flowing onto the feet of You, my King.
You deserve all the love and all the honor that I can bring!

[Chorus 2 x4]
Holy, Holy, only You are worthy!

Oprah Winfrey, a Christian?


To most people, this has been both shocking and “un-believable” considering that she has had a lot of debates according to God, atheism, religion, etc,. and people are wondering whether she really is a Christian or if there is a little secret behind her message. *dun dun DUN*

I just want you to remember that, nobody will truly know what is inside a person’s heart but God. Let me share with you a little passage in a book I read called “Our Daily Bread” .

Sometimes when I want to start a fire, the wind puts it out. But when I try to keep a fire burning, the wind keeps it going. So in the first situation, I label wind “bad” because it thwarts my plans; in the other, I label it “good” because it helps me accomplish what I want to get done. ,,, But God is the One who determines what is good or bad, and He does so not by how it affects our plans but by whether or not it accomplishes His. – Julie Ackerman Link.

1 Peter 2:17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

So, is Oprah Winfrey really a Christian? or is it all an act? Well, let God be the judge of that! ~~ Au Revoir my Lovelies! and God bless ❤

Did anybody feel an earthquake today?


I was sleeping in the school bus, a very nice sleep, but before we continue about my very nice sleep, just to make it clear, no I did not feel the earthquake. Which is quite a bummer and a relief.

When the bus reached home, lots of people were outside, which made me confused since they… did what they do inside. So yeah, I left the bus and saw my mom picking me up which was unusual… Then she mentioned ‘earthquake’ and I was like ‘Say what?!’ but I just said that in my head.

Its kind of rare for Dubai to have these kind of… incidents. Like floods, hurricanes, etc. which is why I found it quite weird, yet I found it quite exciting as well since this is the first time I would experience it. But at the same time, who would want to experience such a tragic happening?

It makes me wonder how powerful God is… but then again, He did make the whole universe! Who am I to compare?

2 Timothy 3:1

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.

Matthew 24:44

Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Song of the Week.


Lyrics:

You found me in the garden
I was crying over your grave
It sounded like music when you spoke my name

I know you came for the pretty and the plain
I hear you calling out my name
I know you came for the sinner and the saint
And I will never be the same

The first time that you saw me
I was wrestling demons on my own
You gave me my freedom
And I will never be, never be alone

CHORUS

Hallelujah, I will never be the same
Hallelujah, amen
Hallelujah, I will never be the same
I will never be the same
More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmania.com/the_pretty_the_plain_lyrics_jj_heller.html

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I just noticed that the person Heller was trying to interpret was Mary Magdelene, especially on the line “You found me in the garden 
I was crying over your grave” and on “The first time that you saw me I was wrestling demons on my own”

This is such a nice song ❤ it shows that God will LOVE, ACCEPT, and FORGIVE no matter who you are and what you are dealing with. All you have to do is accept Him as you Lord and Savior…