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
Bless the LORD…
How would we bless the Lord indeed?
He blesses us in abundance; we are His beneficiaries
We thus bow to acknowledge that He is our everything
Why would we bless the Lord in fact?
For all the blessings He has bestowed
For all the love and care He has shown
Why not we bless the Lord afresh?
The Lord gives and forgives;
We are bloomed and pardoned
The Lord heals and redeems;
We are relieved and prospered
The Lord loves and feeds us;
We are renewed and prolonged
For this and others, must we bless Him all the times
We are dust. This, the Lord knows and remembers
We are His. This, the Lord assures us of in Christ
For this and others, must we bless Him all the day
Great is the LORD…
Great is the Lord in His power: Manifold are His creations
He needs no help or aid to create
He simply fashions us for His glory
Great is the Lord in His wisdom; Marvelous are all His works
He asks not for idea nor counsel to proceed
He merely designs us for His purpose
Great is the Lord in His care; Multitude seek food from Him
He needs no sustenance to sustain others
He kindly feeds us day and night
Great is the Lord in His judgment; Mankind He judges in truth
He removes all the wicked once for all
He finally reigns over us ‘in the light’
Great is the LORD in all that He is; Let us bless the LORD as such!
We are His, and He is ours; Let us bless Him now and always!
The Blessed vs the Cursed
He who stays away from the wicked
He who seduces others to the evils
Only those who have no part with God-mockers
Such ones, God will surely bless!
He who meditates in the Law of the Lord
He who devises what is wrong within
Only if we are delighted in the Scriptures
Then only, will the Lord bless us!
He whose way is right and righteous
He who shall perish in his own way
Only those of us who walk by the Word
Forever, will we stay ‘blessed’
ငါချစ်ရာသခင်သည် ငါ့ကို ဆိုင်တော်မူ၏
သားချော့တဲ့တေး – မသီကြွေးရပေမယ့်
လူတွေရဲ့ကြား – ခါးသီးမှုတွေ မျိုသိပ်ခဲ့ရတယ်။
ထမင်းဟင်းချက် – ခွံ့မကျွေးခဲ့ရပေမယ့်
ဒီထမင်းဟင်း – အဆင်သင့်ဖြစ်ဖို့
နေပူမိုးရွာ – လှုပ်ရှားခဲ့ရတယ်။
အိမ်တွင်းမှာလျှော်ဖွပ် – အိမ်မှုတွေမပြုရပေမယ့်
ပူပြင်းတဲ့နေရောင်အောက် – ကျောပြင်ကို တောင့်တင်းပြီး
လောကဓံကိုရင်ဆိုင် – မိသားစုတွက်ယှဉ်ပြိုင်ရင်း
အမောလည်းပြေ – အားမာန်တွေပြည့်
ရှေ့ဆက်မယ့်လမ်း – ဘယ်လောက်ကြမ်းစေ
JOB AND ANATTA
Did Job love God for nothing? He did; God knew so well.
Though tried hard, Job would not give in to temptations, or blame others;
But he would keep hanging on to God even in moments of despair.
For he knew he and his possessions were gifts of God;
He did not conceive himself apart from God the Source.
And thus went praying, “Naked I came; naked I go!”
Did God prove Satan wrong at all? He did; Satan was silenced.
While on trials, no cursing of God, no blaming of God, on Job’s lips;
But only a hesitant raising of a hand to God asking ‘why?’
For he was aware neither he nor God had wronged the other;
He saw no match between his kamma and his losses.
And thus continued testifying, “God is right; God is gracious!”
Must all love God for nothing? Yea; This, God expects of us all.
Sincerely one may ask, “How could I truly love God for nothing at all?”
As both Jesus and Gautama affirm atta by abnegating atta,
So I also must seek to abide by their words of wisdom,
Accepting that I am anatta apart from God the Self,
And thus keep loving, “Anatta I was; Divine I become!”
Annata = no-self/non-self
Kamma = deeds
Atta = self/soul