Bethany Independent Presbyterian Church





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

16 ဩဂုတ် 2020

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


Inspiration from Psalm 103
By Pastor Tomas Zatel

16 ဩဂုတ် 2020

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!


Inspiration from Psalm 104, Psalm 36:9
By Pastor Tomas

16 ဩဂုတ် 2020

The Blessed vs the Cursed



Blessed is

He who stays away from the wicked

Cursed is

He who seduces others to the evils

Only those who have no part with God-mockers

Such ones, God will surely bless!


Blessed is

He who meditates in the Law of the Lord

Cursed is

He who devises what is wrong within

Only if we are delighted in the Scriptures

Then only, will the Lord bless us!


Blessed is

He whose way is right and righteous

Cursed is

He who shall perish in his own way

Only those of us who walk by the Word

Forever, will we stay ‘blessed’


Inspiration from Psalm 1; 15:4, 1 Corinthians 15:33
By Pastor Tomas Zatel

18 ဇူလိုင် 2020

ငါချစ်ရာသခင်သည် ငါ့ကို ဆိုင်တော်မူ၏


ကိုယ်စွမ်း ဉာဏ်စွမ်း
ရှိသမျှ အစွမ်းတွေထုတ်
ကြိုးစားလို့ လုပ်အားပြ


သားချော့တဲ့တေး – မသီကြွေးရပေမယ့်
လူတွေရဲ့ကြား – ခါးသီးမှုတွေ မျိုသိပ်ခဲ့ရတယ်။
ထမင်းဟင်းချက် – ခွံ့မကျွေးခဲ့ရပေမယ့်
ဒီထမင်းဟင်း – အဆင်သင့်ဖြစ်ဖို့
နေပူမိုးရွာ – လှုပ်ရှားခဲ့ရတယ်။

အိမ်တွင်းမှာလျှော်ဖွပ် – အိမ်မှုတွေမပြုရပေမယ့်
ပူပြင်းတဲ့နေရောင်အောက် – ကျောပြင်ကို တောင့်တင်းပြီး
လောကဓံကိုရင်ဆိုင် – မိသားစုတွက်ယှဉ်ပြိုင်ရင်း


ဒီတော့ –
အမေ့ရဲ့တွဲလက်ဆက်နေပါမှ –
အမောလည်းပြေ – အားမာန်တွေပြည့်
ရှေ့ဆက်မယ့်လမ်း – ဘယ်လောက်ကြမ်းစေ


Lwan Thu (Pagu)

21 ဇွန် 2020


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

Pastor Tomas Zatel

30 ဇန်နဝါရီ 2020