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True Worship

John 4:23-24 says: "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.  God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” God seeks true worshippers and for Him, real worshipers are those who worship in spirit and truth.  These 2 go together. A true worshipper will have both in his worship. How is it to be a true worshipper? What does it mean to worship in the Spirit and in truth? Worship in the Spirit God is a spirit and the true worshipper dwells in His realm, in His atmosphere. The worshipper is where God is. The worshipper pursues the object of his worship where He dwells. He finds Him where He is most evident and where revelations about Him abound. He finds Him where He manifests Himself. He finds Him where His business lies. The true worshipper can genuinely worship because He is where God is found and known.

Devotional: Stay Ready. Stay Productive.

Reading: Matthew 25:1-30 Marked:  verse 13-  "Keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour." In Matthew 25: 1-13, Jesus tells the story of women who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. Wise ones took oil in jars along with their lamps. Now, the bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. Because of advance preparations, the wise were still ready to meet Him when he arrived. In verse 13, Jesus tells us what to learn: "Keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour." In verses 14-28, Jesus tells the story of a master going on a journey. He called his servants and entrusted portions of his own wealth according to each one's ability, then left. Two made a profit from the trust while one simply set it aside to keep it intact. The master returned and rewarded the productive servants with more opportunities and they j

What is a Disciple?

What is a Disciple? Definition words that identify a disciple are: a follower a personal follower a pupil of a teacher an adherent (one who supports) a believer a devotee (enthusiast or strong believer) an acolyte (assistant)  a votary (one who makes vow of dedication to) These collectively do explain what a disciple is and what discipleship is about but more needs be said about discipleship. A disciple is a child of God. There is a personal involvement. There is a physical and spiritual relationship. God is his Maker and Father. There is a connection, a bond. And so, one must first ascertain if he is indeed in a Father-son relationship with God. [Matthew 7:21-23] Without salvation or regeneration, there can be no discipleship. A person is simply a spectator of the life of another. He is but a 'fan'. Now, the  child of God carries his own name but being a Christian, one also bears Christ. [John 17:23] This aspect changes his DNA. This aspect influences th

It's Adieu to Boo, The World's Cutest Dog

On January 19, 2019, Boo has ceased gracing us with his presence. It was about a year ago when Buddy, his brother and best buddy, passed on. J.H. Lee observed that Boo wasn't the same since and may have slowly began suffering from and finally did succumb to a broken heart. Indeed, he is one of the cutest dogs you may ever lay your eyes on; one of the happiest and most easygoing Pomeranian ever snapped and videographed. He has brought joy to his human family since 2006. An article by  Business Insider  outed Irene Ahn as his owner. But this wasn't really officially confirmed. The owner goes by the name J.H. Lee and she had always put the spotlight ever only on Boo. The sole public account she ever set up was Boo's Facebook page  which has 16.6M likes plus 16.2M follows. Any other Social Media accounts you may come across are either fan-based or fake accounts. Fancy a trip down memory lane? Here are some compilations for you. Click title links. ABC News Video

Solitude

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3 Ways To Make Life Count

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What It Really Means To Be Desperate For God

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Did Slain Missionary John Chau Do More Harm Than Good?

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What is Precious in Life?

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What Does It Mean to Be a Living Sacrifice?

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What's Your Perspective of Love?

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Have We Got It All Wrong About Christmas?

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Devotional: 2 Most Important Matters to God

https://pixabay.com/en/users/dariuszsankowski-1441456/ Passage: Matthew 22:34-46 Marked: v. 36-40 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Reflection: Here, Jesus reveals that all Scriptures hang on 2 commandments which are both about love. Love is foundational. It is at the very core of Christianity. In all we do, think, and say; Love cannot be absent. Else, such won't be true to our faith. There must be an absolute love for God; for without that, worship is false and any ministry (or kingdom work) is meaningless. Love for others must be present. Else, service (or good deeds) is pointless and even hypocritical. God requires the presence of love for Go

Secularizing Christmas

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Give and Get More This Christmas Season

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Devotional: 'You Are In Error"

https://pixabay.com/en/users/ju-dit-1785335/ Reading: Matthew 22:23-33 Marked: v. 29 Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. Reflection: In this passage, Jesus confronts the Sadducees about their ignorance of Scriptures and of God. They didn't believe in the resurrection because they had a very limited view of God. They had a very limited view of God because they failed to understand Scriptures. Like the Sadducees, Christians can be ignorant of Scriptures. Like them, we can hold a very limited view of God. Sadly, we can fall into error too. Though by faith we know that there is a coming resurrection, we fail to understand all that this truth holds for us. Death is about loss. It's about endings. Resurrection is about life. It's about all that we gain in Christ. Are we living as people who are convinced in the resurrection power of God? Do we move about this world confident in the capacities of the O

How to Have Proper Sleep Hygiene

(source: https://pixabay.com/en/users/pixel2013-2364555/) Sleep hygiene encompasses practices and habits that foster good, quality sleep. American Sleep Association  recommends 7 to 9 hours of sleep for adults and 8 to 10 hours of sleep for teenagers. Often though, people tend to undersleep more than to oversleep. And this they do for a number of reasons, including sleep disorders. Observing sleep hygiene can improve the quality of your sleep, thereby improving quality of life. With optimum sleep comes optimum levels of energy, concentration, memory, and more. Optimum sleep is key to productivity and efficiency, as well as zest for work, play, and just life itself. So let's talk about sleep hygiene. What are some practices and habits you should  observe? Establish a consistent sleeping and waking schedule. Shifting work hours may make this difficult. But if you can, try to set a consistent time at which you will retire yourself for bed. Weekend schedule may differ from we