reminder

Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

i gotta keep seeking him.

everything i do has to flow out of my love for the LORD.

God visits his people. and i'm one of them. that's amazing.

he fills this room. he fills this city. he fills this country. he fills this continent. he fills this Earth. he fills this solar system. he fills this galaxy. he fills the whole universe.

yet he remembers me. Dang.
c0156909_11384021.jpg

[PR]
# by akirasoyama | 2010-11-20 11:39 | thoughts

主は/主が

主は私の羊飼いってさぁ、どっちかって言うと主が私の羊飼いっていうニュアンスなんじゃない?

なんか、「主は」って言うと、神様がたまたま羊飼いだったって感じが強まってしまう気がする。
でも、「主が」だと、
全宇宙を支配しておられる、王である方、私達を愛して愛して愛しているからイエス様を送ってくださった、その統治者であられる愛に満
ちた王が、私の羊飼いなんだって感じがして、励まされる。

神様は俺に必要な物を俺以上に知っている。
神様はこの世が与える事のできない平安を与えてくださる。
神様は死の陰の谷を歩かせる事はあっても、すぐそばにいてくださる。
神様は俺の敵に対して圧倒的な勝利を治められる。
神様は天にあるご自身の家に俺を連れて行ってくださる。

これが、俺の羊飼い。


so, i was meditating on Ps 23 the other day.
I never thought of it in a way that says,

"it’s not that Lord, my God happens to be a shepherd,
but King of universe, who owns everything, totally in control of everything, loving, gracious and forgiving IS my shepherd. "

its not my prof who's my shepherd, it's not my dad or boss who's my shepherd, but the LORD is my shepherd.

This is awesome and was a great encouragement.

he knows my best self interest.
he gives me the perfect peace that the world can't give.
he does let me go through the darkest valley, but he's there with me.
he is totally dominating against my enemy.
he is going to take me to his house in heaven.

that's my shepherd!


c0156909_13352374.jpg

[PR]
# by akirasoyama | 2010-04-19 13:35 | thoughts

God is good.

God is good.


We say this word so lightly.
But this words should mean more to us,
especially in times of trouble and pain,
when we can't seem to find a reason to praise him.

When we say "God", that indicates that
He is the king of the universe.
He is sovereign over everything. literally everything.

and when we say "He is Good", we mean that
He is not joy-kill, mean god or a jerk.
He knows our best interest.
He loves us.
He gave us Jesus.


c0156909_1335553.jpg




all sorrow will turn to praise in faith.
[PR]
# by akirasoyama | 2010-04-07 13:04 | thoughts

あの黄色い粘土の男の子と韓国の人

オハイオの友人の家でイースター休暇を過ごしているのだけれど、
飼っている犬の名前が



パクシ、もしくは 朴氏 だった。ちょっと笑った。

c0156909_22212145.jpg

[PR]
# by akirasoyama | 2010-04-02 22:21 | diary

実は

三分の一の純情な感情は深い深い歌だという事に気づいた。

c0156909_13202698.jpg

[PR]
# by akirasoyama | 2010-03-24 13:20 | thoughts