The lame man

Jesus heals a lame by the pool.

John 5: 1-15

Thoughts and lessons from the passage

Nowadays we can find lame people, sick people, and people in need of help everywhere. Like the lame man, who was waiting to be healed, I too have been waiting for Jesus to totally heal me. This passage reminds me that Jesus can heal me too. I only need to come to him and expect him to heal me. And Jesus not only can heal me physically but emotionally and mentally. That I am very thankful. And come to think of it, the man hasn’t expected anymore to be healed. But Jesus, came to his rescue.

After 38 years, this man’s problem becomes a way of life for him. No one has ever helped him. He had no hope of ever being healed and no desire to help himself. Because if he ever wanted, he could try to move inch by inch to the pool. Probably, he has a family that feeds him and helps him to the toilet. Maybe because he was lam, he was there to beg for money from the passerby to be of use to those who feed him. But his situation was hopeless.

This passage makes me understand that no matter how hopeless one’s situation is, God can minister to each one’s needs. So, I/ you must not let a problem or hardship cause us to lose hope. I believe God has still work for us to do despite our situations, or even because of it. And because we are still here on earth.

 I witnessed a lot of believers that ministered to many because they have triumphed their own hurts. So, I believed that God could use us too even if we are hurting.

Sad to say that a man had been healed, but the Pharisees were more concerned about their petty rules than the life and health of a human being. They threw the miracle aside as they focused their attention on their broken rule. It is a reminder to me/you that we should care more about people that are in need than our man-made structures and rules. We need to obey God-made rules than man-made ones.

I believe that God is prepared to work in our lives, so we must be careful not to shut out his miracles by limiting our views about how He works.

In verse 14, when Jesus saw the man again, he told him to stop sinning or else something worse may happen to him. It tells me that although the man gets physically healed, he needed to be spiritually healed too. To be forgiven for his sins.  God’s greatest gift is forgiveness, and we should not neglect his precious gift.

Prayer

I thank You, Lord, for the reminder that You are a healer. As You came to heal the lam. I thank You that healing can manifest in my life too as I trust in You. I prayed for healing, and I just thank You, Jesus, for Your healing touch in every bit and piece that is broken in my life. Emotionally, physically and mentally Lord.

I pray Lord that if I see what you are doing for others, I will rejoice with them. And that I can also be a support to others that are in need no matter what my life’s situation is.

And most of all Jesus, I thank You for the forgiveness for my sins. For every sinful thought. It can be impure thoughts that result in wrong actions. For doubting or disobedience. Make my priorities straight Lord. Let me always be grateful for what You had given me. A new life with You. Amen

En blå kjole og kakebakst

Hello. En hjertelig god morgen til deg.

I går hadde jeg på meg en blått og hvit kjole og dem på arbeid synes kjolen var fin. Og jeg likte fargen selv.

Jeg synes det er artig å kunne bruke kjole av og til.

På arbeid bakte jeg Amerikansk form kake til de eldre.

Og jeg brukte Muslibar til som pynt til kaken.

Resultatet. Kaken var kjempegod, sa de eldre. Og jeg er hjertens enig:)

Avslutter med dagens sitat…ikke glem!

Og Guds ord:)

Liker du å bruke kjoler og bake kake?

Ha en fin dag:)

Faith is a gift that grows when we use it!

A Nobleman’s Son Healed

John 4:46-54

46 So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain [a]nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.”

49 The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!”

50 Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. 51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”

52 Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” 53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.

54 This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.

Thoughts and lessons from this passage:

This passage tells me that Jesus not only listens to the lowly and the sinner but also the nobles and he hears their cries too. This miracle can also happen to me/you if we come to Jesus and believed no matter what kind of situation we are in. The nobleman heard about Jesus and he came to him to ask for help.

It amazes me that the nobleman not only believed that Jesus could heal by laying on hands, but also by just saying the word. It tells me how powerful Jesus’ words are. And if we truly believed that Jesus’ Word is powerful, we should come to him daily for our spiritual food. Not just listen to what others talk about Jesus, but desire to know what Jesus would say to us personally and what he can do to and for us.

In addition, I/ you must not just believe that Jesus can take care of our problems, but we need to act on it if we can. It implies that if we pray about a need or a problem, live as though we believe Jesus can do what he says. It happened to me lately because of my sleeping problem. I prayed many times for Jesus to heal me, but to no avail, until I began thanking Jesus that he already did. Then I began sleeping again.

The nobleman’s son was healed by Jesus’ word although he was many miles away. It means that Jesus is not limited by distance or even time. Christ has mastery over space. So, I/you can pray for our loved ones who are far away from us and can believe that Jesus can touch them too.

The nobleman here is a good example of how I/you should be. First, he believed enough to ask Jesus to heal his son. Second, he believed in Jesus’ assurance that his son would live, and he acted on it. Third, he and his whole house believed in Jesus. It shows that faith is a gift that grows as we use it.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, I thank You that asking something from you is never a waste of time. In fact, it is the most crucial and important time in our lives not because you can heal us, but You are the way, the truth, and the life.  You are the light in the darkness. And You had shown Your undying love to us by giving us your very dear life. With that, we could have a life in abundance and will have the privilege of being in the presence of God now and for eternity.

I pray that we will have a faith that not only believed but act on Your Word. A faith that grows and bears fruit. Praised be Thy Holy Name. Amen

En velsignet dag

Gårsdagens begynte med sol.

Det regnet innimellom, men sola bryt igjennom

Mannen spurte meg om jeg kunne være med på å jobbe dugnad

Vi skulle til marinen 

Det haglet før vi ankommet dit

Men sola kom igjen

Vi skulle måle båsene  for båtklubben for kjøp og salg 

Ettersom min mann har alltid vært snill med meg, tenkte jeg at jeg også skulle gjengjelde godheten. Det ble ca en times arbeid. Dagens trim.

Etter middagen, det ble en kjøretur til søndagsmøte. Regnbuen viste frem.

Herlig møte

Glade folk i Sentrumkirke

Mat servering etter møte

Hjemturen var litt skummelt. Snø på veien.

Men himmelen lyste omgivelsen.

En velsignet dag. Nå er det mandag og jeg skal på jobb. Jeg får lage en god dag da sammen med de eldre🥰

Pleie kjærligheten

En god søndagsmorgen til deg.

Det er stille her hos meg akkurat nå. Mannen sover ennå, mens jeg var nettopp ferdig med å chatte med barnebarna på Filippinene.  Pleier min kjærlighet til dem.

I går gikk mannen min og jeg en tur. En annen måte å pleie kjærligheten.

Bilder fra turen.

Og nå koker jeg egg til frokost. Koke egg hver søndag.

Håper på litt oppholdsvær i dag slik at vi kan også gå en tur ute. Frisk luft er godt for kropp og sjel.

Lag deg en fin dag også:)

Har du lurt på?

 

Dagens andakt: Salme 19:1-15

Herrens lov er fullkommen

Refleksjon:

Har du noen gang sett på himmelen som Kong David fra Bibelen og konstaterte de enorme og fantastiske skaperverk? Har du forestilt deg Skaperen bak det?

Jeg kunne ikke la være å beundre Guds skaperverk hver gang jeg betrakter himmelen. De fargerike solnedganger og soloppganger. Blå himmel i solskinnende dag og gråe mystiske farger når solen uteble. Herlig!

Gud har skapt alt bare med hans ord. Det forteller meg hvor mektig Guds ord er. Kong David sa:

Herrens lov er fullkommen, den omvender sjelen. Herrens vitnesbyrd er trofast, det gjør den enfoldige vis.  Herrens forskrifter er rette, de gleder hjertet. Herrens bud er rent, det opplyser øynene. Herrens frykt er ren, den varer til evig tid. Herrens lover er sanne, de er alle sammen rettferdige. De er mer dyrebare enn gull, fint gull i mengde. De er søtere enn honning, ja, honning som drypper fra vokskakene.

Jeg kan være enig med Kong David fordi livet mitt ble forandret til det bedre gjennom Guds ord. Det ga meg forståelse og visdom som hjalp meg å komme igjennom alt de vanskelig med seier. Guds ord har gitt meg glede når verden ga meg bare sorg. Det fikk meg til å skjønne hvilken vei jeg bør gå for det er sannhet og rettferdig. Guds ord er en utømmelig skatt.

Han sammenlignet Guds ord som honning. Da er Guds ord som honning antibakteriell, styrkende og lakserende. Gir næring til kroppen og helsefremmende.

Inntak av honning kan bidra til generell god helse og motstand mot infeksjoner. Det er også beroligende.  Honning har mange gode egenskaper, men Guds ord har enda mer. For den som holder Guds ord, har stor lønn sa Kong David. Og ettersom vi er ikke perfekte, Guds ord minner oss også å bare komme til Han med våre skammelige synder og han skal hjelpe oss å herske over dem. Og til slutt, ber jeg også om hjelp fra Gud som Kong David til å la minn munns ord og mitt hjertes tanke være til velbehag for Guds åsyn. For Gud er også min klippe og gjenløser.

Ønsker deg en fin søndag!

 

 

Har du servert tannkrem til meg?

I går, laget jeg en deilig middag til meg og mannen i huset. Jeg var stolt til å servere han maten, men etter å ha smakt på dressingen, spurte han om har brukt tannkrem.

Ideen til middagen fant jeg her, men jeg har ikke skåret kjøtt og poteter i små biter ettersom jeg har vonde ledd. Men dressingen inneholder mynte som forårsaket tannkrem smaken. Da sa jeg til min mann at det  blir friskt pust da etter vi er ferdig med middagen:)

Ellers kjøpte jeg denne i går for å hvile føttene på

Og nydelig november kaktus i ulike farger. Håper den overlever til jul.

Kjøpte også en pc bord som jeg skal ha på et annet rom slik at jeg kan chatte  med familie og venner uforstyrret. Vi har bare en stue og både jeg og mannen min trenger  litt privat liv.

Han hjalp meg med monteringen. Snill mann:)

Her er det nye pc bordet. Den er ikke så dyrt. Betalte kr.450 for det.

Liker du mynte som krydder?

Har du ditt eget rom for ditt eget bruk?