Friday, December 18, 2015

Lessons From Creation # 10

Rock carved by the waves
A rock so sturdy and so tough can be deformed even by a tiny persistent wave. Likewise, a good character can eventually be corrupted by giving in to little innocent-like temptations. Guard your heart, my friend, from these things. 

© 2015 Erickson Ibana

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Lessons From Creation # 9

One thing I have noticed, that when you focus your camera on to a tiny flower, the mighty mountains behind it become blur. In the same way, the Enemy wants us to focus on the problem to make it big. But God wants us to fix our eyes on Him because reality is, Jesus Christ is much bigger than any and all of our problems. Shift back your focus to Christ, my friend, and He would grant you the peace that passes all understanding.

© 2015 Erickson Ibana

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lessons From Creation # 8

After a 20-minute climb up the hill, I reached the peak and was awestruck by God's greatness through His creation, viewing them from the top - the sea, the sunset, the trees, the beach. But then, I realized I have to descend back to the shore - I cannot stay on top all the time. Life may bring you to your highs and lows, but always remember that a heart completely surrendered to Christ is a life completely satisfied by Christ. Be delighted in Him, in your highs and even in your lows. 

© 2015 Erickson Ibana

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Lessons From Creation # 7

The vast sea can be as violent as a devouring lion, but can be as peaceful as a grazing deer in a matter of hours. All is because of the wind which the human eye cannot see. In the same way, our heart as violent as the lion can be tamed only by God's grace through our faith in Jesus! Graze in His amazing love, my friend!

© 2015 Erickson Ibana

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Lessons From Creation # 6

A rainbow cannot exhibit its beauty without a shower of rain. A butterfly cannot unfold its splendor without first struggling as a larva inside its cocoon. In the same way, faith in Christ is tested through many trials and hardships. Do not give up, my friend! Instead, lift it all up to Jesus Christ.

© 2015 Erickson Ibana

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