I am thinking to give life to this website. This is supposed to be intended to write about my experiences with God as well as about this journey called life. I have been writing in the past 10 years on sports that I neglected this website. Ten years ago when I purchased the praisingfool.com domain. And these are only the contents?
I have nothing to write at this moment except one of my sermon outlines this month. It’s hard really to be motivated to do something that’s out of routine. For God’s glory, I have to add daily contents. Here’s my first of hundreds of articles.
Text: Romans 8:38-39
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.
Five things to do to continue the relationship with God as being a person practically persuaded that nothing can separate him from His love.
1. Passionate Pursuit
David sought the Lord eagerly with all his strength. In a strong relationship with God, man must continue the seeking. There’s not a stopping in search for the Most High. David never got tired of his quest for God even in dry seasons. In a circumstances that’s not fitting to seek God, David forced himself still to find God.
“O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.” (Ps. 63:1-2)
2. Persistent Prayer
Sometimes answer to our prayer doesn’t come quickly, it tarries. How could we handle a prayer that is not being answered? Can you remain committed when it is not going your way?
Elijah prayed the first time and he commanded his servant to look if a cloud was forming. The servant came back and said, “There’s nothing”. Elijah prayed the second time and his servant returned with the same negative answer. The bible says, Elijah prayed seven times and God answered.
“And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down that the rain stop thee not”. (1 Kings 18:43-44)
3. Purposeful Praise
Another important aspect of a Christian is learning how to give praise to God. Usually we ascribe praise when everything is going all right. What if we are in a terrible situation? What if we are at the lowest pit of our lives because of the sufferings, tragedies, sorrows and pains we are in? Can we still give praise to God?
Paul and Silas were in prison when they praise the Lord. Surely, praising God in the midst of storms had been part of the life of Paul. Paul learned how to be content in every situation. He learned how to give praise to God in good times and bad times.
“And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them”. (Acts 16:25)
4. Plenty Produce
As time goes on, the joy of serving the Lord continues to saturate the soul. Producing souls to the kingdom of God allows us to see the beauty and the power of God in changing lives. Aside from experiencing a transformation, there’s that unspeakable joy in seeing others find hope through Jesus Christ.
When Peter had received the baptism, he preached and three thousand were saved. What a tremendous power of God to the listeners and also to Peter who served God to the max. Peter never stopped loving God and he was persuaded that nothing could break his love for God. Peter died in an inverted cross because of preaching the Gospel.
” Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. “(Acts 2:41)
Let’s keep winning souls.
5. Prolonged Power
There’s should be that prolonged or I could call it a forever stay of the power of God in this life. Some Christians started it with power but somewhere along the way faded to oblivion. Continuity of living in the presence of God is necessary.
Just think about Samson. In his youth, Samson was empowered by God. However, he lost his that power because of roaming eyes. He had an unhealed past that had bitten him afterwards.
” But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.” (1 Samuel 16:14)