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Showing posts with label Inspirational. Show all posts
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Mar 10, 2022

We Don't Need To Be The Best To Be Accepted; Jeremiah

By Ianpassion

Jeremiah had been chosen and consecrated since he was in his mother's womb. This is amazing! Regardless of his status or the transgressions inherited from his family and background, the Father accepted him.


However, this is not how the world today bases its approval. What is common is that you must be good, intelligent, or wealthy in order to be treated special. If at all possible, you must be perfect or conceal your flaws. This, however, is not the case with Jeremiah. The Father accepted him unconditionally.

Aug 20, 2021

What The Father Almighty Wants Is Intimacy

By Ianpassion
The picture was taken at the viewpoint in Manang, Satun Thailand

"We cannot shut off, stop, or in any way diminish the Almighty Father's flow of love towards us. No matter what we do, we cannot cause the Almighty Father to stop loving us. Nothing can change the way He feels us." - T.D. Jakes


Our Almighty Father shows us His love in a very different way than other people or our leaders do. Man's love is subject to many restrictions, especially if we are part of an organization or an institution rather than a family.

Jul 29, 2021

Say What You Heard To Keep The Right Attitude

By Ianpassion
Nemi feeding our chickens and ducks

It hadn't rained in the Promised Land in more than three years when the prophet Elijah heard The Father Almighty say to his spirit, "rain." But, no matter where he looked, there was not a cloud in the sky. It is impossible for it to rain.

 

Elijah could have reasoned, "I'm not going to tell anyone what I heard." They'll think I'm insane." But he was well aware of who Abba is. His ways are familiar to him. In a drought, Abba will talk to us about rain. In times of adversity, He will speak to us about provision. When we are weak, He will speak to us about strength. It is most of the time opposite of what we feel or think.

 

Jun 17, 2021

Death Is Only A Passage To Eternal life

By Ianpassion
I was at a funeral. It was done in a different way from where I was brought up. But there is something that we are in common. Whether we like it or not, we will leave soon, a reality that each one of us is scared of.

I know one day will be my turn. Leaving the people whom we love or being left by the people whom we love, and not returning to all that we have built or invested in is not easy.

Jun 10, 2021

Not Our Doctrines Or Dogmas, But Love

By Ianpassion
Photo was taken at my native chicken farm, Satun, Thailand
“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”


The above statement is the Son's last prayer before His arrest. This is recorded in John 17. Only John could record this prayer as He was the only one who was so close to Him.

Mar 4, 2021

Chose Faith Over Fear

By Ianpassion

The book of Hebrews 12: 1 says: Seeing that we are surrounded by such a large cloud of witnesses, let us run the race ahead. 


Can I say that all who are already in heaven are cheering us? We are not alone in the race of life. Heaven is full of people who believe in us. When we are disheartened and induced to quit, let us head up to the heavens and by faith, we listen to the voices who are cheering us. 

Dec 17, 2020

Our Destiny Is Not In The Valley

By Ianpassion

Friends, Our destiny is not in the valley So don't settle there Don't say I think I am destined to be here Or it is over Our attitude is We have to keep moving Let go of all baggages Let go of anything that is holding us back

Jul 24, 2020

Enjoying My Stay In A Thai Village

By Ianpassion
Photo was taken at NaMi Farm

I have been in Thailand for some years now. A milestone on the journey of my life to feel at home in a new home which is a thousand miles away from my home country. 

I had gone through the ups and downs of life as part of the process to adjust to a new place. Thai culture and language are fascinating. I have learned humility, teachability, and flexibility in order to be connected. 

He Gives Us Rest

By Ianpassion
Light bulb, photo was taken at NaMi Farm
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls" (The Son).

Jan 30, 2020

Faith When Life Takes You to Unexpected Middle

By Ianpassion
@Picture taken late afternoon at Manang Night Market 

Now that I am a father I always find ways to read inspirational stories to my children. One of the many stories I found very interesting in the Scripture is the story of Joseph in Genesis 37.



If you can still remember the Father Almighty gave a dream to a young boy Joseph that one day His brothers would bow down before him. Abba unveiled to him the good end of His life and this promise took roots in Joseph's heart.


May 14, 2018

Fulfilling Your Destiny Matters Who Are With You

By Ianpassion

King Solomon said that one who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. 


Let us remember that we have a destiny. Often it is hard to fulfill this only by ourselves. However, the Father has already arranged for certain people to come along with us.  They believe and speak faith on us. 


Apr 24, 2018

Parenting: What Young Fathers Must Know?

By Ianpassion

The majority of today's problems are the result of fatherless children who have never experienced affection or praise from their fathers. Fathers are extremely important in our children's emotional development.


Many studies have found that children who are estranged from their fathers misbehave the most socially and academically, and are more likely to be depressed.

Mar 28, 2018

Happy Resurrection, Three Things Somewhat Overlooked

By Ianpassion 


This Easter Sunday, I am reflecting on the disclosure of the Father’s heart carried along throughout this event.


History tells us that in 2000 years ago during the Roman empire, Someone claimed He is the Messiah, followed by many people, and who was brought to trial and crucified even though He did nothing wrong. He died, buried, and on the third day, He resurrected. This is the beginning of the narrative of the resurrection. 

Mar 8, 2018

Fears Took Over My Life

By Ianpassion

My life changed when I encountered the Father’s love. I was like the eldest son in a parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32). What I understood work is the benchmark for approval. 


I used to believe that if I work very hard and go to bed late then the Father would love me. I thought I would be accepted if I performed well and produced impressive results.

Feb 1, 2018

Boom: Sufferings, Pains, And Tribulations Can't Stop Us Doing What The Father Has Put In Our Heart

By Ianpassion 

I used to appreciate very profound theology. But recently, I found that the teaching about suffering especially by J.P. in his book “Don’t Waste Your Pain”, he failed to elaborate "Our Identity". We,  the children of our Almighty Father are unstoppable, overcomers, and victorious.


For every hardship that we are facing, there is an equivalent assurance of victory.  The Scripture told us that nothing in this world can separate us from the Father’s love. Even death can be our complete triumph over suffering and our passage for our next best life.

Jan 25, 2018

Know Your Passion And Live Your Best Life

By Ianpassion
Photo was taken at Mt. Apo, Philippines

What is our heart's desire? What makes us so excited? What makes us off and what makes us on? Someone said to me, "Being a businessman is my profession, but my passion is ministry." 


Our heart is the center of our vision, affection, desires, ambitions, and dreams. It represents the whole of our passion in life. What we love and what we care about most are from our hearts. 

Jan 19, 2018

Thai Children Day and My Reflection- Nurturing our Children's Spirituality

By Ianpassion

Every January 13 is a Children day in Thailand. Kids wait for this day every year. Those who are near the Prime Minister Building in Bangkok can have a chance to sit the chair of the Prime Minister. Those who are in the provinces can enjoy amusements and gifts-giving organized by each local government.


As it was our schedule to be in Hatyai (the main city in the South of Thailand), we decided to go to the airfield of the Royal Thai Air Force. There were many people. Everyone cheered when a fighter plane got wild in the sky. It sounded very loud, like rumbling and echoing the entire atmosphere. Nana and Nemi pointed up - airplane, airplane, airplane...they were so happy. 

Jan 16, 2018

New Year 2018, Last Day in Langkawi, Malaysia, Cenang Beach, Fireworks Display, and Street food

By Ianpassion 

New Year 2018 in Langkawi, Malaysia, we were in Cenang Beach to see the countdown and fireworks display. Many travelers were there. Almost the 3 km shoreline of Cenang Beach was covered with tents, benches, mats, and people standing. 


Most of the crowd rounded the huge bonfire which was the main area of the beach. Everyone looks so excited. Minutes later the countdown began, followed by a fireworks display. It was beautiful to see the dark sky lightened as fireworks pierced up and popped like iron dome rockets. 

Nov 8, 2017

Jingle Bells Abroad: True Meaning of Christmas

By Ianpassion


When you are abroad especially in a far country, miles away from big cities, Christmas might not be an unimportant event. Villagers may think that Christmas is a western celebration about Santa Claus, the Christmas tree, and jingle bells. Having no theological foundation for Christmas may fall following unscriptural traditions or copying rituals from others.


Here I discuss three important basic points which Christmas is not all about. I hope that after reading this, you may reflect again on the true meaning of Christmas and realign yourself back to the real essence of the celebration.  

Oct 28, 2017

What Does Helping Others Rise Up Mean?

By Ianpassion
  
We would never reach our goal if nobody has helped us. Someone pushes us up instead of who pulls us down. He might be our friend, our teacher or someone who is highly respected in our society, whoever,  for sure this person is not just with us, he is for us. 


I underpinned for us because not all who are with us are really for us. He is only with us because he can still use us. Most of the time they are opportunists and manipulators. 



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