NINANG PONDERINGS 2

NINANG PONDERINGS 2

1. For whom work is done will either lead to frustration or gratefulness. For any toil will never be enough for man, and any work will not significantly add to God’s. (RTS- reminder to self🤓)

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

2. We may not always agree but we can always decide to make someone feel better..

“For the kingdom of God is.. of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit..Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.” (Romans 14:17-19)

3. Pride thinks we can, we did, we deserve. Humility knows we can’t, we don’t deserve, and God did.

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them–yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.” (1 Corinthians 15:10)

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

4. True Learning is the pursuit of the Giver of knowledge.

“Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God;
may your good Spirit
lead me on level ground.” (Psalms 143:10)

5. Unforgiveness comes when we focus on our needs from others, and deny their needs from us.
“Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure… I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” (Psalms 16:5-8) ‪#‎OurGodisAllWeNeed‬
“..Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” (Colossians 3:13)

6. Faith in Christ is more than just knowing about His life; or believing He lived, and died, and resurrected. Faith in Jesus is Trusting He did All these For Us– for the Forgiveness of our sins and Life Eternal. This Trust is lived by as we Depend on nothing else but God’s Grace in Jesus for our Salvation; Repent and turn away from sin, and Follow Christ.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
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7. Hope in God is not just trusting that He can, as He wills, whisk away our problems in health, finances, or even our country. It also means believing in people touched by His Grace, to do their work the best they can- a doctor to comfort, cure disease, or alleviate symptoms; a business person to provide quality goods and services, employment, and just compensation; a contractor or engineer to build with integrity and without short cuts; an employee to deliver what is expected and even beyond expectations from his post; a leader to lead with dignity and vision, representing the interest of the majority, and more so the helpless, putting their interest before his own; and so on and so forth. Hope in the Lord also means trusting He will provide solutions to man’s problems, including yours, by bringing the BEST in people, including YOU.

“Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” (Romans 12:4-5)

8. Whatever Cause.. None fulfilling than when God’s is our reward.

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)

9. When God seems far, you’re walking away..

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you..” (James 4:8)

“The LORD is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.” (Psalms 145:18)

10. Generosity indeed is a heart issue.. we are not to judge the Heart of the Given but trust the Heart of the Source of the gift. Don’t force yourself to give.. Ask for God’s grace to give, and step out in Faith.
‪#‎Givemoneytimekindness‬
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)

11. The mark of truly repentant sinners is you cannot bring them further down.
‪#‎myLordmyrefugemydeliverer‬
‪#‎myLordmyconfidence‬
“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth..” (Job 19:25)
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:1-2)

12. I would rather be full of love than full of ideas.. Though some would think otherwise.
‪#‎truefriendsarehardtofind‬
‪#‎youaloneknowusLord‬
“..knowledge puffs up while love builds up.” (1 Corinthians 8:1)

13. Differences don’t end relationships; pride does. May we understand, appreciate, even forgive our differences. ‪#‎Godisgoodalways‬
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32)
A shake-proof Wednesday!
‪#‎shakedrillsamanila‬

14. They say iron sharpens iron. And good brings out the good, and bad begets bad in people. Who goes first? 🙂 ‪#‎ikawmuna‬ 🙂 ‪#‎letmebringgood‬
Heavenly Father, may we always bring out the best in those around us, In Jesus name, Amen.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)

15. If you think no one appreciates your work, just make sure you do 🙂 ..Then move on to the next. :)‪#‎butwaittheresmore‬ ‪#‎inexhaustibleGrace‬
“..whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
God’s grace be upon you. Good morning!

16. It is not the presence of differences that makes relationships difficult but failure to embrace those differences. It is not recognition of strengths that brings success to a partnership but using those strengths to complement the weaknesses of others.

17. There are times simple mistakes are taken as incompetence, and knowledge for arrogance; open-mindedness for being fickle, and decisiveness for being narrow-minded.. Pardon the wrong grammar and punctuation. Does it really matter? I’m not sure. I rest my case.
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‪#‎canitbetheotherwayaround‬ ‪#‎thereishope‬

18. At a point in time, more stressful than having a lot of things to do is not doing any of those.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34)

19. Sometimes we are ourselves worst critic.. stand by you…
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“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalms 139:14)
“The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’..” (Mark 12:31)

20. The Antidote to Pride and Envy is Trust in Someone Bigger than all. 🙂
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33)

21. In your moments of Low, bow down further… You’re not alone.
“If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever– the Spirit of truth..” (John 14:15-17)
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” (Psalms 20:7)
“He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.” (Psalms 147:3)

22. Sometimes decision-making is just easy.. Follow the rules. :)‪#‎helpyourself‬
“Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.” (Hebrews 13:17)
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

23. Whatever brings us to the path of humility brings us to the heart and will of God. ‪#‎experiencingGod‬
“Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.” (Proverbs 22:4)

24. It’s ironic that times of refreshing come not after enjoying a vacation but after accomplishing work. 🙂
“That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.” (Ecclesiastes 3:13)
A refreshing Monday! 🙂

25. The true measure of success is who ultimately gets the credit. 🙂
“Not to us, O Lord, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness.” (Psalms 115:1)
“Ascribe to the Lord, O mighty ones,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.” (Psalms 29:1-2)

26. There are moments you hope can last a lifetime..
..And then there’s work.. 🤔😁😊
“..to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.” (Ecclesiastes 5:19)☺️

27. Faith is not simply of the mind and lips, but of heart and hands. 🙂
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2)
“Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.” (James 2:21-22)

28. Time, energy, money spent. Time, energy, money gained. Reward, award, fulfillment. Wisdom, joy, peace? Tired, retired, expired. Communion with God??
Communion with God. Wisdom, joy, peace. Goals, Upgrades, Level-ups. Time, energy, money spent. Time, energy, money gained. Reward, award, fulfillment. Tired, retired, eternal life.. 🙂
“Jesus answered, ‘ I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

29. I am led to believe that there are just two answers to our prayer- I will, and Do these–

“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” (John 14:26)

A Discerning Thursday! 🙂

30. Love is a state of the soul touching base with God.

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:8)

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

 

*** “It is finished”– the sacrifices of man to cover his iniquities are no longer needed. We are covered by the blood of the lamb. “It is finished”– let us bow down and surrender to The Triune God who saved us.

“Tetelestai.”- Our Lord and Savior Jesus, in John 19:30

A- Admit that you are a sinner and that no amount of good works can earn forgiveness of sins.
B- Believe that God became Man In Jesus, and atoned for our sins by His death; believe and trust God enough to repent of your sins, forgive others, and receive God’s forgiveness and His gift of salvation.
C- Confess that Jesus is Lord and Savior, and through Him we are saved and have eternal life.
D- Denounce sin but condemn Not the sinner; Deliver the Good news!
E- Effect change, by God’s grace and the power of the Holy Spirit, in your life.
F- Follow Christ, Fellowship with believers, Fish for the Lost, for the glory of God.
G- Glorify God!

– Ninang pondering 🤔 still…

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