Posted in Reposted

Joe Quatrone, Jr.

dontlovetheworldDo not love the world or anything in the world.  If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.  For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.  The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever (1 John 2:15-17).

Today’s culture is saturated with tempting pleasures, endless luxuries, and ever-changing technology—flashy cars, jumbo plasma TVs, GPS gizmos, iPhones, iPods, cruise vacations. How do we identify and resist sinful cravings, lusts of the eye, and empty boastings? How do we pursue godliness and live in a fallen world without being conformed by it?

What does it mean for Christians—for us—to not love the world? Does it mean we can’t watch R-rated movies? Do we have to give up our favorite TV…

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God is so good!!

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Four years ago today, I posted a blog about my emergency room “miracle experience” after the Aurora Theater shooting. The post went viral, and created some controversy. Does God really do miracles? Why for one person and not another? Does a good God even exist?

I don’t claim to have all the answers. But I saw the miracle with my own eyes. Thank you to those who have asked me to repost this story for a reminder: God is still at work.


July 23, 2012

At Columbine High School, I have seen this before. But not up close.  As a church pastor in Denver, I have worked as a chaplain alongside several police and fire departments. I was privileged to counsel parents just hours after the Columbine shootings. However, in this new tragedy at the Aurora Theater Dark Night shooting, one of the victims was a 22-year-old…

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Posted in Devotions

Uprightness of Heart


Word Of The Day:

“I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.” Psalm 119:7 KJV

The only way to achieve a righteous heart is to conform to God’s standards. Everyone is righteous in his own ways. That’s why God given us the entire history of mankind through the bible for us to follow the righteous men and women of God. Furthermore, He given His only Son to demonstrate the righteousness that God desires to have in the hearts of His people.

Stop being self-righteous! That’s the first step towards uprightness of heart. Afterwards, we start to learn the righteous judgments of God. The very first practical approach is to be familiar into His people. Mingle with God’s chosen people. I respect if you’re not (yet) part of the Christian fellowship I am into. Inasmuch as the stand of faith is concerned, if you can draw near to God in your current spiritual affiliation, then stay there. But if staying there can’t get you any closer to God, then you are cordially invited to seek the truth. I highly recommended the born again Christian fellowship. You might not understand it now but just give it a try. 🙂

As I was saying, we have to learn God’s righteous judgments. Go back to the bible. Learn His laws, principles, parables. God is speaking in His people straightforward and in parables. Everything deserves growth, including your very own judgments. Don’t push hard. Masticate every word you receive from the Lord and from His servants. Learn each day through application in your life the very own judgments of God. You know in your heart the righteousness of the Lord. If you have any doubt, approach your brother or/and sister. God’s wisdom is not just stored in the bible. It is being lived by His people. Learn through the testimonies of His people. If God is showing forth His love and protection in His people, He can also do that to you! All you have to do is trust! And of course, obey..

So the next time you approach the throne, you are able to praise the Lord with uprightness of the heart.

Be blessed!

-albert2jc – 17/07/12

 

Posted in Everyday Living

Just another day in the office


I am working so hard everyday – no kidding. I am committed to work as much as i can. I am a happy person, and yet I always do my best to focus on my work. That’s how I look like in the office! weee…

I have much fun there because I choose to live that way. But there come a time when I got so pressured that I almost weep. Sometimes I am in arguments, but I’m making sure to maintain my composure and never lose my temper. Take a look at my table..:)

Posted in Family

The Thrill of Having Your Family Members Beginning to Walk with Jesus….


More than ten years ago, i prayed that my family will walk the Christian life i am walking in. It’s never been easy being a born again Christian in a family fully devoted in Roman Catholic religion. I keep praying that God will touch their hearts to walk in this exciting walk of faith in the Lord. Of course, i respect them in their beliefs, I’d been one of them in the past. What I am concerned of is if being converted into a Born Again Christian will draw them close to God, I love to share the Good News of salvation.

Last year, I’d wrote a post here in WP about my little brother whom I love so much and my prayer is for him to know Jesus Christ as he grows into puberty.

I saw this photo last night in the Facebook photo of my sister, Aprilyn. This is the fulfillment of God’s promises! They are now active in young people ministry, together with my two sisters Maretes and Angielyn! Oh what a joy it brought in my heart to see them walk the faith!

First who knew Jesus Christ as personal Saviour is my eldest sister Arlene. I am young by that time and lot of events happened that shaped us as we grow. Then I knew Jesus Christ as personal Saviour on my college days. That time, i began my prayer to have my family experience the thrill and joy of salvation. Let’s admit it, of all the people in the world, it’s very hard to reach your own family simply because they knew you inside and out.

We are all not going in the same local church but i knew, as in the bible that someone planted a seed, and someone will nurture it, someone will harvest it, but it’s the Lord who waters it and guide it into maturity, bearing fruit..

Thank You Lord for the salvation of my family..My parents will be next *wink

Posted in Devotions, Reflections

The Day Approaching…


Word For Today:

“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:25

I’m brushing up with my bible for insights, and I am being led in this message. The day of the Lord is frightful to most of us. Whenever you are at the mercy of someone, then it’s really frightful. This is disaster. You will never see it coming.

“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.” – 2 Peter  3:10

Looking in another perspective, is there any other way that you will not be haunted by fears on thinking about Jesus’ second coming? Actually there is. The day of the Lord is like expecting for something great, something big, spectacular, one-of-a-kind. It’s like God is preparing something. And since He’s God, you can’t ask for more.

“But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.” – 2 Peter  3:13

This is how we face His second coming. This is how we face death. Whatever happens first yields the same result. I’d heard a motivational statement saying: “Death is like a dog going back to his master’s house. He will be greeted with a smile and warm embrace.” The moment you close your eyes, then you’re going to rest for a moment. Then you gonna meet God face-to-face. There, everything all around you will be melted away. All your priorities, cares, worries, investments… everything will be irrelevant because it’s between you and God. That’s the full reality of “all things that surround become shadows in the light of You.” When that day come, I hope that you’re not running away in shame, but running towards our Maker with joy and excitement… such joy like never before! Then He will whisper to your ear “welcome home, My child. My good and faithful servant… enter into My rest.”

I ‘ll see you there!

Posted in Everyday Living, Reflections

i’m gonna cross that line..


i’ll never see what lies ahead if i stay here. a “forward motion” as my favorite song goes.. it’s not easy but it’s always worth. not everyone who are brave enough to take risks suffered, right? i might suffered, but what if i prosper? a number of men and women in various eras chased their dreams in a very special way – trading off. i want to trade off what i have with those that i hope for.

the game is afoot. run!