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A Growing Faith

 

Jesus was concerned if He would find faith

When He returns

Let us ensure that our faith will grow

As time passes

A mustard seed that is tiny yet alive,

To this, the Lord likens our faith

Problems in life are anything but hard

Of this, the Lord assures us

 

What would such a genuine faith in God

Is capable of?

It makes sense of all that we are called

To go through

It helps us deepen our love for the Lord,

His Word, and His peoples

It aids us to carry others on our shoulders

As the need arises in life

 

How may we cultivate a growing faith

As we ought to?

Let us seek to let the Word of God sink

Into our hearts

When knowledge enters into the heart

Wisdom, it has become indeed

Faith, after all, is divine wisdom nourished

In the written Word of God

 

 

Inspiration from Matthew 17:20; Luke 18:8; Genesis 18:14: Pro.2:2,10-11; 1 Tim.4:6; Matt.13:32
By Pastor Tomas Zatel

28 June 2020

ငါချစ်ရာသခင်သည် ငါ့ကို ဆိုင်တော်မူ၏

 

ကိုးလလွယ်…ဆယ်လဖွား
အမိရဲ့စွမ်းအားနဲ့အတူ
ကိုယ်စွမ်း ဉာဏ်စွမ်း
ရှိသမျှ အစွမ်းတွေထုတ်
ကြိုးစားလို့ လုပ်အားပြ
ရှေ့ဆောင်လို့သွားကြတဲ့
ဖခင်များရဲ့အစွမ်း
အံ့မခန်းပါပဲ။

 

အမေ့လို….
မျက်ရည်မထွက်ပေမယ့်
ချွေးစက်စက်ကျခဲ့ရတယ်။
သားချော့တဲ့တေး – မသီကြွေးရပေမယ့်
လူတွေရဲ့ကြား – ခါးသီးမှုတွေ မျိုသိပ်ခဲ့ရတယ်။
ထမင်းဟင်းချက် – ခွံ့မကျွေးခဲ့ရပေမယ့်
ဒီထမင်းဟင်း – အဆင်သင့်ဖြစ်ဖို့
နေပူမိုးရွာ – လှုပ်ရှားခဲ့ရတယ်။

အိမ်တွင်းမှာလျှော်ဖွပ် – အိမ်မှုတွေမပြုရပေမယ့်
ပူပြင်းတဲ့နေရောင်အောက် – ကျောပြင်ကို တောင့်တင်းပြီး
လောကဓံကိုရင်ဆိုင် – မိသားစုတွက်ယှဉ်ပြိုင်ရင်း
ဖိနပ်ပါးအောင်လျှောက်ခဲ့ရတယ်။

 

ဒီတော့ –
အဖေ့အတွက်….
အမေ့ရဲ့တွဲလက်ဆက်နေပါမှ –
အမောလည်းပြေ – အားမာန်တွေပြည့်
ရှေ့ဆက်မယ့်လမ်း – ဘယ်လောက်ကြမ်းစေ

 

အဖေ….
ပျော်မှာသေချာတယ်။

Lwan Thu (Pagu)

22 June 2020

Abba, Father

 

Father of lights spoke from heaven above

‘This is my beloved,’ as Jesus had Himself baptized

This is the confidence the Lord Jesus embraced

Despite all the challenges He had to go through

 

Christ our Savior had come as one of us

‘You are my brethren,’ He lovingly declared unto us

The Lord our God, thus, is our Father together

We are God’s beloved, just as Christ Jesus is

 

The Lord Himself taught us to address God

‘Our Father in heaven,’ whenever we seek His favor

This is the creed of faith we all must cherish

No matter how oblivious our future may appear

 

The Spirit of God adopts us as God’s own

‘Abba, Father;’ This, we utter as we pray unto God

This is the spirit of faith we all share with Christ

May we honor ‘Abba, our Father,’ now and forever

 

Inspiration from Mathew 3:17, 6:9 ff; Hebrews 2:11, Romans 8:15-16
By Pastor Tomas Zatel

21 June 2020

The Promises of God

 

God’s promises come to us in various forms
We are bound to learn more of who God is
If we are to take heed to His voice wholeheartedly

God always does things as He speaks
It was how God created things out of nothing
It is how God will honor all of His Word definitely

God works in us mightily as He promises
He comforts us much in our afflictions
He establishes us as His chosen people all together

We were born again to glorify God alone
Abiding by the Word is the way to do so
Let us seek to treasure the Word that lasts forever

Inspiration from Isaiah 55:11, Matthew 24:35; Psalm 119:58, 65; 2 Corinthians 1:20-22
By Pastor Tomas Zatel

20 June 2020

Conscience Testifies

 

We are endowed with conscience, good and innocent

It serves to us as a code of right and wrong;

Conscience, thus, is part of grace we all receive

Let us nurture it in the Word, lest it becomes seared and numb

 

God has trained us in tribulations, hard and difficult

We are made to depend on God and His power;

Conscience testifies, “We are fine before the Lord,”

When we conduct ourselves well and worthy of the grace given

 

The Lord will surely return; all things will come to light

That day will see us and you boasting in the Lord

For the parts we each play in one another’s life

This confidence, we shall never forfeit as we enter the narrow gate

 

Inspiration from 2 Corinthians 1:8-14; 1 Timothy 4:1-2;  2 Timothy 1:5
By Pastor Tomas Zatel

13 June 2020

Habakkuk’s Instrument

 

It was when the violence arose; the question ‘how long?’ was echoed;
It’s beyond the prophet’s burden, as God’s silence continued.
In the midst of contention and strife, another question ‘why?’ being made;
The prophet saw it as unfair, that the righteous seemed to fade.

(the Mistake -Chapter 1)

 

As the complaints delivered to God so far, yet the appointed time came for truth;
“Behold no upright in the proud, but ‘the just shall live by faith’”.
Woe to the covetous, iniquity, and liar, who dare question and stand against Him;

“For God is in His Temple, Let all keep silence before Him.”

(the Message-Chapter 2)

 

It is now after hearing the voice of God; the prophet with creatures was afraid;
The power of God greatly shakes him, he questioned God no more but obeyed.
Here starts the prophet’s new song, “though the fig tree may not blossom;
There be no herd in the stalls, I will ever rejoice at His bosom.”

(the Messenger-Chapter 3)

 

Inspiration from the book of Habakkuk
Lal Hruai Thang (May, 2020)

31 May 2020