Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Creator - Our loving Father

This summer has reminded me from God's beautiful creations. Hot sunny days with thousands of colours in nature, in forests, lakes, flowers and even we Finnish people wear colorful clothes at summer time :-). What a great Creator we have!

What God has been speaking and teaching to me this summer? Shortly I would say, surrender!!! It's much easier to let God work in your life, than trying to solve your challenges with your own wisdom, which is so small compared to our Creator, who has created and knows everything. It's so tiring to walk in your own ways. It's just much easier to surrender and let Him guide your way. God has opened me more understanding for Matthew 11:28-29 through my own experience.

'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will
find rest for your souls.'

Are we too busy to listen to God? Are we trusting too much for our own wisdom and not to be humble enough to ask God and trust in Him? Well, God also has His ways to make us humble if we are not humble enough. Through tiredness for example... I have also been thinking a lot of Philippians 4:6-7

'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, be prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your
minds in Christ Jesus.'

Are we worrying too much? God is promising to take care of us in everything and we only need to ask and be thankful and rejoice. What a loving Father we have! That is real love! We need to open our hearts and understand His love and grace for us. He is LOVE!!!

God opened me a door this summer for a job I really love, to help people, who really need help in their lives. I was just blind and didn't see how tiredness came to my life, because job took the first place in my life and was even more important than God. I think God didn't like it, because I was so exhausted, that I had to stop. So, as I said, God has His ways to make us humble and to take time for Him. Now there is a balance again in my life. God is number one, but I also have time to serve Him in my job and time to meet and contact my friends and family. What a great teacher we have!

Last time on my mission trip in Curacao ,when praying, my friend told me, that this is a year for me to jump into unknown, like jumping into a cave without seeing the bottom... I think it's really happening. God is teaching me to trust in Him in everything and to understand His unconditional love. He will not let us fall, but carries us in every situation of our lives. What a loving Father we have!

Love and hugs!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

...and you will be healed !

God was speaking to me these words 'Open your hearts for God's love and grace and you will be healed' during my mission trip on Caribbean in my church in Aruba. At that moment I didn't understand the meaning of those words very much, but the message is opening to me day by day...

We can not heal ourselves from bitterness, disappointments, rejection, misunderstandings or evil things happened in our lives, but God can! He has the power to change our lives. He can and wants heal our hearts if only we let Him work in our lives. He wants to release us from our burdens which are heavy to carry and He wants to forgive our bad deeds and give us freedom. We are free from our burdens through Jesus Christ, our redeemer! He wants to heal broken hearts!

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all ye that labor, and are heavy laden, and I will give you   rest.Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me: for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls.For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Zephaniah 3:17-18 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will  rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.

God is love. He loves everyone. For God you are good enough. He accepts you as you are. He never abandons you. You can trust in Him. He is faithful and patient. He is our father. He takes care of His children. He knows what is for our best and He is teaching us. He loves us! God wants our companionship. He wants to have us close to Him. He wants to be our father and He wants that we know Him as our father. He wants to shield us, protect us, council and guide us in our way through life.

James 4:8 'Come near to God and He will come near to you.'

Father created us for His own image and He wants to transform us, our hearts. He wants that we love each other like He loves us, unconditionally. Let Him transform our hearts. Let Him work in us and heal us and give us peace!