simple me

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


One day, my teenage daughter said " My friends commented that I look more like you now compared to 2 years ago."

She is referring to her face , now more fleshy and with rosy cheeks. I like the new her as she is a more cheerful girl now.

Anyway, her remark sets me thinking. Am I growing to be more like Jesus ? What is hindering me from NOT growing to be like Jesus?

If there is anything hindering my spiritual growth, am I doing anything about it? The crux is, do I really want to be like Jesus?

Or do I only seek the blessings and not the blesser?

2 Corinthians 3 v 18

" And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."

"Unveiled faces".......speaks to me of coming into God's presence transparently and honestly , and allowing God to deal with us in areas where

where we have fallen short. And doing something about it. Not just seeking forgiveness but a true repentance.Then and only then, God will do His wonderful( may be painful smetimes) work in us and through us,pruning away our SELFISH desires .

"Father God, open our hearts and reveal to us in areas where we have fallen short and grant us the desire to do something about it.We give you permission to prune us . Help us to reflect You in our everyday life. Strip us of any idols in our daily activities . We thank You for the Holy Spirit who is always intereceding for us, praying this is Jesus name , amen"

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

locked out

I was told this incident by my friend who related how her maid , when asked

to lock the house main gate using a long chain, did so but...guess where she ended up

standing when the gate was locked. The maid was standing outside on the road ,outside

the house gate. One can guess what actually happened.

Upon reflection, I have to remind myself to be careful when I am engaging in

spiritual warfare prayer , either for myself or others.

1) Make sure that I am living right before I engage in spiritual warfare. Have

you heard of the demon who asked the one binding..." who are you" instead of

the other way around. One must have the spiritual authority to engage in spiritual


2) Remembering Luke 11 v 24 to 26, whereby if one does not take the necessary

action, the spirit driven out will come back, bringing with it 7 other spirits.

But..praise be to God for the authority He has given us , in the name of Jesus.