Jaeson Ma’s Testimony at UCLA
Ever have those days when you just don’t feel beautiful?
I do… all the time. I may be confident at times, but so often I feel ugly, incompetent, dumb, useless, and did I say ugly?
People around you know how you’re feeling and say, “You’re beautiful!” which I automatically disregard. I don’t believe them, it’s not an honest answer. Even though, I know everyone’s definition of beauty varies so much.
Today is one of those days.
What does God tell us?
These are the days we need to pray the hardest. This does not help us live a life that glorifies God.
Ezekiel 16:13-14 says:
You were very beautiful and became a queen. Then you became famous among the nations, because you were so beautiful. Your beauty was perfect, because of the glory I gave you, says the Lord God.
I am the precious treasure in your heart. I will help you shine (2 Corinthians 4:7).
When they measure themselves with themselves and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding and behave unwisely (2 Corinthians 10:12).
The beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God is upon us (Psalm 90:17).
I found this article which was about a campaign to bring awareness to Domestic Violence.
There are so many things happening around us. Internationally, domestically, across cultures, across nations. Are we doing anything about it?
So often we are focused on our day to day lives, what we need to do next, how to be successful, how to fill our milestones, yet we’re still dissatisfied and unfulfilled.
If you had a chance to know Christ, you’ll get a glimpse of understanding what REAL love is. Real, unconditional love. God is the definition of love, and the more we know Him, the more we’ll understand it.
Have you loved somebody today?
they played this at service this week! and i’m so in love with it… but not as much as being in love with God :P
Child like faith. Don’t give up, don’t lose hope.
Dear God. Father, Im really frustrated. I don’t like who I’ve become
I found a file on my computer that had a prayer from almost exactly a year ago (april 3rd). When I read it, I remember how frustrated I was.. how hurt and broken I felt, how much I hated myself. I read all the times I asked God for forgiveness, how I wanted to depend on Him alone.. and how much I needed his strength. And how grateful I was for seeing his work in my friends’ lives, and in my family too..
[…] i mean really, i know that is stupid and disgusting. I know that all I need is you, I don’t need anything else. “You are more than enough for all of me”.
[…] God help me to become a better person so I can serve others more, which was my original purpose of getting to know more people. I wanted to know more people so I could have a positive influence on their lives, as a child of God, but now I’m not representing you well
And I really am amazed, because as I look back over the past year, I know that God has been with me.
[…] Lord I really praise you, because you are infinite, and awesome, and holy. You are so perfect, and we are so broken. Yet you still care for us. God you amaze me.
[…] God, I don’t want to feel like I only come to you for help when I need it, because I know I need you to sustain every breath I take, every single step of my every day, because you’re my everything. So God, help us to be always aware of your loving presence!
I want to know God more and more, not only because of what he has done for me, but just because of who He is! I’m so grateful for everything, honestly, I know I am so blessed and I pray that God will continue to keep everyone safe and healthy and that everyone will accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Amennnn
I just wanted to post about yesterday’s sermon as it really hit me. We received the good news from God, but is that it? No! We would only have half of the good news then! As we receive the good news, we need to tell others of the good news too. And through that would we get the full good news.
Made me reflect: when was the last time I shared the good news with somebody?
When was the last time YOU shared the good news with somebody?
God in ancient China
Chinese characters and how they relate to the Book of Genesis
Are we striving to become Proverbs 31?
Lord, bless our week. May love fill our heart and compassion guide my mind.