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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.
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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!


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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.


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

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。

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by akirasoyama | 2010-03-24 13:20 | thoughts

そっか

日々、毎時間手放していくからこそ、神様に信頼できるんだ。
弱さに嫌気がさすときこそひざまずいて祈るべきなんだ。

そっかそっか。

i forgot about it.
i have to let go daily and hourly.
i have to kneel when i'm sick of it.

遠回りも神様の愛なんだ。(ヨハネ11:6)
Detour is the evidence for Jesus' love for me. John 11:6

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by akirasoyama | 2010-03-22 07:44 | thoughts

この間

S本アユ実を本気でビンタする夢をみた。
起きたときに申し訳なさと意味の分からなさに笑っている自分がいた。


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自分の弱さに嫌気がさしたときにはどうすればいいんだろう。
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by akirasoyama | 2010-03-20 13:30 | thoughts

なんか

おなか減った。

きのう9インチ雪が降ったからどこにも行きたくない。

でも宿題もしたくない。

部屋でのんびりしていたいんだけど、

図書館まで行かなければ。

でももう少しだけ座ってよ。
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by akirasoyama | 2010-02-11 07:13 | thoughts

シカゴに春は来ない

もう夏です。
先週は5℃でした。
昨日は25℃でした。


幻「しまった!」
鈴「あ…あひる」
幻「ツラ拝むの忘れてた。」

そ。全部ひろしのせい。
レポートは今日もおわらない。
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by akirasoyama | 2009-04-26 08:03 | thoughts

Glorification

"welcome child" he said.

"Aslan." said Lucy. "You're bigger."

"That's because you are older, little one." answered he.

"not because you are?"

"I am not. But every time you grow, you will find me bigger."


this dialogue between Lucy and Aslan in the chronicles of Narnia describes so much of our relationship with God.

the more mature we get, we'll find him bigger.

as we mature, our eyes will be opened to his beauty, glory, power and all other things about him.

and we'll just stand in awe of him...

what's amazing is that when the Son comes back, he'll glorify us. he'll give us glorified bodies such as:

glorified eyes to see his beauty,

glorified ears to hear his words,

glorified minds to know him more,


and glorified hearts to love him.


We'll be seeking him forever, there will be no end for the quest of getting to know him.



We'll keep on finding him bigger!!!


oh. i'm excited to get there. to enjoy him.
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by akirasoyama | 2009-02-09 11:35 | thoughts

なんか

its' not helping me.


寒気がします。
かぜかも。
マジで。
ぞわぞわしてるんですけど!!
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by akirasoyama | 2009-01-04 08:52 | thoughts