February 9, 2011 Wednesday
Mark 7:21; Genesis 2:4-9 & 15-17; Psalm 104: 1-2, 27-30; Mark 7:14-23;
Today’s Didache reflection and assigned bible readings remind me that God passionately and lovingly created everything and even personally took care of feeding them, like the way nature works in such a way that everybody is fed.
From Didache, I learned to follow my heart’s desires. We commonly tend to disagree due to the fact that we are often misled or end up making mistakes when we follow our heart’s desires. But this is due to intentions and means that are not Christianly and tend to be selfish. Following our heart’s desires id not a bad idea. It’s what’s contained in our hearts that we have to check on. Our desires have to be aligned with what God wants free from selfish desires that seek earthly pleasures that do not do any good for you. Once our hearts seek only what God wants for us, our desires in our hearts will be granted.
February 10, 2011 Thursday
True To Your Name
Genesis 2:18-25; Psalm 128: 1-5; Mark 7:24-30; Romans 1:7; 1 Jn 5:4; Ephesians 6:13; Genesis 1:26;
After reading the article in Didache and the bible, I realize that I should not think negatively of myself or others. What names I give myself and others (like “bobo” “tanga” “pangit”) will tend to hold true as long as my state of mind and way of thinking is like that. I should always remember that we are created in the image and likeness of God, and should believe that we are God’s beloved and are all important to Him, and that He will never abandon us. If I think this way, then I will have more respect for myself and others, and develop a more positive outlook in life, taking out all those negative vibes.
So who am I? I am God’s beloved son who wants to be worthy of His love.
February 18, 2011 Friday
Mark 8:36; Genesis 11:1-9; Psalm 33:10-15; Mark 8:34-9:1;
The bible teaches us that God will bless us in all our efforts we are focused in Him. Otherwise, whatever occupies our thoughts, time and effort will be our master, and we will never be blessed by the Lord. We can dream of having lots of money and win in the lottery, but the money will go away almost instantly, if we replace God with riches of this world. The blessing can easily turn into a curse. God should be in the center of our hearts, mind and soul. Once we know how to be good stewards of our blessings, as well as put our efforts for the greater glory of God, He will definitely bless us abundantly.