After a Bible study, this question kept on resounding in my ear, "Why you love me God?" I knew I am not the good one that the world defines yet why do you chose to love me. So why would a Holy, Good and Righteous God chose to love me?
I realized that we humans are reactive by nature. We will normally give back what we receive. In short we are good at returning favors. If someone gives love, we give back the love. But, that is entirely different from God. We have not given Him anything yet He gave us His everything. He loved us despite us not loving Him. He chose to save us yet we chose to leave Him. So why is it Lord that you love me? I cannot offer you anything that You don't have. All I have is my life and I know it isn't enough. Am I playing religion again trying to pay you back? But why do you love me? If someone knows me the way you do, I know they will find a reason not to love me. But you, oh Lord you chose to love me. Why? Why? Why?
He answered me with this, "It's because I do". It is only then that I realized that there are things not meant to be explained but are meant to be felt. I may never understand why you chose to love me. But I will can always accept that Love. That kind of love that gives me joy and satisfaction. That kind of love that teaches me to accept and to forgive. That kind of love that knows no boundaries. Lord, I pray that all people in the world knows that you love all of us. Because it is the sweetest thing to know. It is the most freeing knowledge of all. May we also love people the way you love us.
Thank you Lord for your love. I may not know why you do it. But I enjoy being a recipient of it. Thank you Lord. Make me love you forever. That you will be the center of my life. That you will be my utmost high. My number one!!! My only one!!! I rejoice being in Your presence!!! I love you Lord!!!! In Jesus' name, amen!!!!
Author: Mica Austria
When God called me to missions, I was hesitant to give Him a "yes". There are a lot of things going on in my mind. Like, I have a promising career, I still want to support my family, my brother is still going to college and I am still new in faith (I don't know much).
Three years after, here I am in the mission field doing the works of the Lord. Loving people, as much as I can.
You might be wondering, I thought she's hesitant to give the Lord a "yes" why is she in the field now? To answer that question is quite a long story. But, I will share to you bits of pieces of the story in the near future.
So now what's the point of this article? It is this,
Just this morning, I had a training on church planting. I had this short conversation with God. I asked Him, "Lord the task is too big, what is special about me that You chose me to be involved in this task?" Then God answered, "You are My child and that makes you special."
I was in awe of His answer. I was expecting that He'll state my skills, talents and achievements. But then, He did not. It was then that I realized, truly the task will only be accomplished because of God. I was chosen not because of anything that I've done. But, I was chosen because of Him who chose me. I am special because I am His child.
Just to encourage you, if God has been placing a desire in your heart to do something that in your eyes is too big, don't be afraid. God has chosen you and He will be the One who will lead you. You will only be confident, if you knew from whom your confidence is anchored from. Trust in Him.
Author: Mica Austria
Let me repeat the title, "I am not a Missionary". I just wanted to put emphasis on what I am saying. You may all be shocked with this statement. You may say, why is she not a missionary when at this moment she is in another country doing the work of the Lord? Allow me to defend my stand.
Last night, I went to a prayer gathering of different churches here in Thailand. We prayed for a lot of things and that includes praying for pastors and missionaries. The leader in front asked the missionaries to stand. I thought of standing but there was something in me that just held me back. During that moment, I asked God, "am I a missionary?".
By definition, missionaries are people who goes outside their own country to share their beliefs to the people of that foreign country.Those who have studied kairos and MTP with me might say, "yes you are". But then, God answered me differently. I felt something different deep inside my heart. And these thoughts just came to my mind, "enough of the labels!". I am not a missionary, I am a servant of God. I am not a missionary, I am a child of God. Because of this, I did't stand.
Enough of the labels. Enough of the recognition. Enough of the titles. Enough of the categories. Doing missions work doesn't define who I am, its just something that I do. I am a child of God and this is what defines me. And as a child of God, it brings me joy to do His will, whatever, whenever and wherever it is. I just want my to please my Father.
"Always believe who you are in God and who you God is"- Nahum Taverner
Author: Mica Austria
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