Washing machine!


Sharing from my English blog: joysnotepad.blogspot.com

  I was baking a cake one day,



but my thought was not with what I was doing. I began to think about our washing machine. I thought how this wonderful thing do the job for us so that we don’t have to wash our clothes by hands. 

We just put our dirty clothes in the machine, chose a washing program, put a detergent and turn it on. Then after a while, the clothes are clean and we can just hang them to dry.


 It reminds me of what Jesus did for us. We were so filthy because of sin, but he washed us so we can be clean. White as snow. But he did not use a washing machine to remove the dirt. He used his body to clean us. He offered his blood to be the detergent to wash away the sins in our lives.


I believe God had used different  methods to work in us, so that we can be clean in the eyes of God. Yes we already recieved Christ as our Lord and Saviour and had been forgiven for every misdeed we had done. But we have a long way to go if we are going to be like Jesus in deeds and in love. There are some behavior in us that needs to be changed that maybe God have to cook us , so that these behaviors that hinders us to grow can be removed. Like we program our washing machine to cook the clothes that were so bemired, so that it can be usable again.  Others though were born kind and need only a lightwash from God.


When we wash our clothes, we put softener so that the clothes will be soft to touch, and will smell good. Like if we have Jesus in us, we can be people that are clean and smelling good. We can be somebody who can attracts others beacuse they feel God’s presence in us, which is love. Why? Because everybody wants to be with people who is clean, smells good and loving. As believers, we should be the one who scatters sweet fragrance everywhere we go. What I mean with sweet fragrance is that God’s love that flows through us to other people. Although it is not easy to do it all the time especially if someone treats us unfairly. But as God had forgiven us for every wrong things we had done, we can also forgive others for the wrongs they have done to us. Anyway, no one is perfect. Sometimes we are the ones who can hurt other’s feelings and not the other way around.


Like the clothes that we wear that  need to be washed everytime, we too should be washed by God everytime, because sometimes we go to dirty places, say dirty words, think dirty thoughts, and do something that is wrong.


God says in Psalms 119:9 that in order to remain pure, we must live according to his word.

And He reminds you and me:


We just need to come to God! He is our washing machine that never runs out of energy 🙂



What God is to you?


God the Father is a title given to God in modern monotheist religions, such as ChristianityJudaism, in part because he is viewed as having an active interest in human affairs, in the way that a father would take an interest in his children who are dependent on him.

 ( Wikipedia)



World Mission Society Church of God: People who believe in ? God the mother?



For your Maker is your husband?the Lord Almighty is his name?the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth (Isaiah 54:5).


God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day. Psalm 7:11


John Wesley was thirty-five when he experienced the now famous “warming” of his heart-not his mind-toward Christ, and knew in that moment he had become not merely a Christian, but something more-a lover of God. Shortly after, he penned the hymn “Jesus, Lover of My Soul,” whose first verse goes like this: “Jesus, Lover of my soul/Let me to thy bosom fly.” Down through the years the hymn has left many a hymnologist reaching for a more palatable translation, “the difficulty,” as John Julian said, “is the term Lover as applied to our Lord.” Revisions now in hymnbooks read, “Jesus, Savior of my soul” or, “Jesus, Refuge of my soul,” which are touching but nothing close to what Wesley meant. He meant Lover. Source: http://www.ransomedheart.com/daily-reading/god-lover-0http://www.ransomedheart.com/daily-reading/god-lover-0




 As we see in John 3, the Lord came as the Bridegroom, and Him being the Lamb of God to take away the sin of the world was for redeeming His bride!


John 15:15 – Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.


Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth


For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.


Exodus 15:26 and He said: ‘If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His eyes, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon thee, which I have put upon the Egyptians; for I am the LORD that healeth thee



For me, God is all of the above and more.

I believe that God is approachable and responsive and many ways. We can receive answers from him in many unbelievable situations in our lives. His whispers in our souls, through other people or from his words. He can even talk to us through the vastness of nature. His marvelous creations.



God is also compassionate and gracious?slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Exodus 34: 6-7




How about you?

 Is God for you too good to be true? Is your understanding with God became distorted by your experience in life or other people?

 God says that he is patient, full of love, faithful and forgiving. Does thissound like the God you know? If not, take time to get to know Him. He is worth all your effort and you will be surprised to know that He is more than enough to quench your thirst. More than enough to satisfy your soul, more than enough to supply your needs, more than enough to make you feel loved and taken care of.





Knowing God is more than  knowing about Him.




a repost from one of my English blog: willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com



What causes pain? As an individual, we experience pain whether we want it or not. In my life I had experienced:

Pain because of sickness

Pain of losing someone to another and death

Pain of separation

Pain  of too much work

Pain in giving birth

Pain in shattered dreams

Pain of being mistreated, abused or cheated

Pain  if my loved ones have difficulties coz I feel their pain too.


I think most of us had gone through those kinds of pains and dealt with them differently.

 But how can we manage to get over it?

How can we go on living when our hearts and body is aching?


In the past few days I have muscles and joint pain and have to strive to do my job. Strive to take care of my home and other extra activities that should be done. And sometimes I feel sorry for myself. But when I think of other people especially in my family circle  that have more problems than me, I feel ashamed feeling sorry for myself. I have a lot of things to be thankful and I’m still lucky.


Lucky to have a job

Lucky to have a family and a home

Lucky to have food on the table

Lucky to have clothes to wear

Lucky to have a very kind husband

Lucky to have children and grandchildren

Lucky to have eyes to see, ears to hear and to move and have my being.


How do I dealt with my past pains and how do I deal with my present pain?


I think I survived coz I thought that one day it will get better. Life is like  a circle and sometimes we are up and sometimes we are down. And as long as I do my best and  forgive those that hurt me and let God do the rest, then I will be ok.


Jesus suffered so much pain for us.


 As a believer, we are connected to him and whatever we are going through, he too is going through it with us. Coz He is the head and we are the body. We can’t do it alone without Him. He has been the source of strength for me and had given  me hope when everything was hopeless. He assured me that although my loved ones are far away from me and I could not easily help them when they needed me, but He will be there for me.


And He said: “Cast all your cares unto me and I will give you rest “

Pain is a part of life and as long as we are on this earth, we are going to experience pain. Thanks God that one day it would end and He will dry the tears in our eyes. !


So for me, I just have to focus on God and keep on living and making the best of this life that He has given me. Pain or no pain.

JOY ( A repost from my other blog: Joysnotepad.blogspot.com)

The cross to bear!


Different people. Different cross to bear.


As human we have all kinds of cross to bear, both seen and unseen.


-It can be a husband or wife that is unfaithful

– Death of someone that is near

– Children that are going astray

– poverty

– being jobless


-being handicapped

– sickness

– unhappy marriage

– being alone


The list is endless. Each and everyone has a burden or a cross to bear. But it is up to us how we carry them. We can either carry our burdens alone or  seek help. Be joyful or be bitter. It is up to us. 


I wonder what Jesus felt when he carried the cross for us!  Was he lonely? Did it hurt so much? I am sure that no one of us can do the same deed. But still, His last word was ” Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” It only means that He really understand us and he really cares.


So whatever cross that we are carrying, we don’t have to carry it alone. Jesus carried our sins on the cross for us and He said:



Come to Jesus and find rest in your soul. I did:)