the BODEH. yeah! that's the song i'm listening to right now[btw, i think it'll be a great song to play on guitar. :D].
i love this line! :D sure speaks a lot eh:
"the weight of their judgemental glances tell him that his chances are better off on the road."
anyway, i tell you what i'm struggling right now. i'm struggling with disbelief and anger over someone's lack of faith. it's as though he's been sitting through nearly 6 months without hearing anything. without hearing. i have no idea what's going on with his life. alas, who am i to be judgemental. anyone who breathes on this earth would have struggled with lack of faith. maybe a couple of lies they believe and so on. i mean, haha even me!!! but God's love transcends all disbelief. God loves us whether we have faith or not, doing well or not, happy or not. God's love is amazing. i remembered seeing this verse on someone's blog... something about being patient when someone's low in faith.. where is it.. aiya! someone nice can tell me the verse by commenting! :D
this evening, i was chatting with my aunt and she asked me this question.
"you going to work during the holidays?"[refering to post O's]
i told her i didn't know. i ain't sure if there are jobs which can give me day-offs on saturdays. i mean, the job can do me good. pay for mission trip and stuff. and then she took notice of my silent reply and said "if you're not going to find a job because you wanna go to church, i'll have nothing to say." my mind was going through a struggle. 10 years down the road, what if i can't support my mum? what if i'm resolute in not finding a job just coz there ain't a job on this earth that have saturday offs? God reminded me of my dream, God reminded me of Joshua 24:15.
"..But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."
aye aye! serve the Lord, amen!!!!!!!! if there ain't a job that have no saturday offs and i have to risk not going to church, then i'm gonna wait and find a job that gives me saturday offs. that's what Ps. Dave says! no compromise!!!!!! yeah baby!!! but since my dream job involves __________, saturday offs shouldn't be a prob!!!! and also also, i know of people's parents who live by faith and God honours them by blessing them[financially and probably in other aspects]. live by faith!!! that's an awesome thing, amen!!!!
btw, i finally found this passage i've been wanting to look. ahhhh thank God. this whole entire passage is relevant so i'm gonna post. BIBLEVERSEHEAVY!!!!!
"1You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? 3Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? 4Have you suffered so much for nothing—if it really was for nothing? 5Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard?
6Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."[a] 7Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. 8The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you."[b] 9So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
10All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law."[c] 11Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, "The righteous will live by faith."[d] 12The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, "The man who does these things will live by them."[e] 13Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree."[f] 14He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
The Law and the Promise 15Brothers, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case. 16The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say "and to seeds," meaning many people, but "and to your seed,"[g] meaning one person, who is Christ. 17What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise. 18For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on a promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.
19What, then, was the purpose of the law? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was put into effect through angels by a mediator. 20A mediator, however, does not represent just one party; but God is one.
21Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 22But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.
23Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. 24So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ[h] that we might be justified by faith. 25Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law" Galatians 3:1-25
lots of things to read! but that's an anti-legalism passage so if you don't wanna read, you're either too dense or just so STUPID!!!!! hahaha kidding!!! btw, i'm feeling better now. thank God.