Wednesday, May 18, 2011

God Exists, Believe It Or Not

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Romans 1:20 

A day ago, I posted a short comment of Facebook about what I felt toward people who, in their greatest misery, still refused to believe there is a Living God.  I really felt pity for them. 

You see, I was a victim of stroke and paralysis.  Three years ago, I was pursuing a life I thought would not only give my family and me financial prosperity, but most of all, I would finally join my great love in a different land. I left a very good college teaching job for a dream go to Canada. It all ended abruptly when I had a stroke in the middle of my preparation to go abroad.  Yet, through it all, I drew nearer to God to find comfort and strength.  I may have questions about what happened to me, but I never blamed God for what happened.  For always, there must be some real reasons why it happened.  God must have allowed it for good at that time.  He will make things perfect in His own time.

As for my fiancee, he is still loving me beyond what happened.  I see him more now as a man more in love with me despite my difficulties.  We continue to plan for our marriage in God's perfect time.  We are six years now.  My wonder turned to awe when God allowed me to see good things happen to me and to our relationship always.  These were in exchange of good things I let go when I had stroke.

Friend, if you are still in misery because you forget that God exists, this is now the chance to think things over.  I may not be very convincing to you.  I am not even important, but He is.  Seek Him now while He can still be found before it will be too late.

(c) Luisa Mercado, May 18, 2011

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Most Significant Will of the Father For Man: What Is It?

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  Matthew 7:21

We have asked ourselves many times what is really the most significant will of the Father for us?  Most of us have read Matthew 7:21 and then come-up with different "beautiful" answers.  Too few have really searched the Bible and got the correct answer.  They have actually found the highest grade gold at the end of the rainbow!  Them, I am truly grateful especially when they willingly share this very special truth to others.

Yet, many of us have come-up with different ideas from the books other than the Bible.  Even many so-called-christians can site you samples of "persistent works to the very end to be saved" when they already know the basic salvation truth. Many (well, they are identified as "christians" to differ them from the other ethnic group or they are not truly christians but happened to open the bible for occasional research) give dramatic answers on tales of the most heroic deeds of man that even the world's most religious person could not follow. 

I talked with  my former college professor, a former religious woman who is now a lay-woman-of-single-blessedness representing the holy big church of Rome.  It really saddened me to hear her say that the sure way to go to heaven is to do the 7 Corporal Works of Mercy plus another 7  Works of Mercy I forgot to recall already (Hey, I memorized them in college when she taught it to us in her Theology class.  I got perfect in her test).

What really is the most significant will of the Father in order for man to go to heaven?  Simple!  John 6:40 says: And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.   In 1 John 3:23, it is God's important commandment, too - ... That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

Friend, let me ask you then, who among you find this difficult to do?   
(c)  Luisa Mercado, May 10, 2011