Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Hello everyone! I just wanted to share my stories before I go to sleep tonight. Today after my first English class, I felt I was not going to witness to anyone, but then I saw a student sitting on a chair by himself. I just greeted him and asked him if he was playing a poker game on his iPod and he said he was. Then me and him started talking a bit and I introduced myself and so did he. His name is Drauman (I don't think I spelled his name right haha). Me and him talked a little bit, and then I asked him where he was from and he said he is from an area of India called Punjab. Then I asked him about his religious faith and he told me that Sikh. We talked a little bit about his faith and then I transitioned to mine and shared the biblical gospel with Drauman. I was listening intently to everything I was saying about what Jesus did for us and how He was the greatest gift to the human race. I told Drauman that the reason I shared all that I did with him was because I cared about his soul and where he would spend eternity after he died. He thanked me at the end and shook my hand happily and I left. After my English class today when I met my friend Marina, she offered me some Easter themed M&M's. She then asked me about the celebration of Easter and what it was about. I told her that it is not about a fictional "Easter bunny" who comes to people's houses and leaves candy and other various treats like "Santa Claus." I told her that Easter is the celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and how He conquered death! He is the only one to rise from the dead and more than 500 eyewitnesses saw Him! Wow!!! It's the greatest celebration ever, knowing that Jesus has triumphed over death and has kept His promise of offering eternal life to all those who will receive it by faith in Him. I then shared more about Jesus with her and about the greatest news ever told, the biblical gospel. And I told her the same thing that I said to Drauman earlier, that I cared about her soul. The gospel must be shared with everyone my brothers and sisters! Jesus does not want one soul to die and go to Hell forever. Keep sharing that gospel with everyone you meet!!! And keep planting those seeds! Praise the Lord!!!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Today was a very productive day for me doing more homework yet again. I now find it fun and fulfilling doing homework instead of a boring task. The reason I think like that now is because I prayed that the Lord would help me focus more on my school work and I believe He is giving me this mindset on how I am viewing it which is interesting. Then in the evening today I went to my English ministry bible study at my Church building with my friends and others that came over. We went over the book of Philippians and talked about it. We were talking about how can we rejoice in the Lord and what are we thankful to the Lord for specifically. I had a nice relaxing time at the bible study just getting away from all the school work I was doing and being able to fellowship with my brothers and sisters. Everything was fine driving back to my family friend's house and I was close to home when a car unexpectantly swerved into my lane and was coming towards me, then swerved back out. I almost died in another head on collision! I could have been killed, but I quickly moved out of the way and avoided the vehicle. I am thankful to the Lord that I am still alive tonight or that could have been ugly! But then again, I would still have a reason to rejoice because I would be in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ for all of eternity. So I would not be afraid of death since I would know where I would be going. That proves my brothers and sisters that you never know when you can leave off the earth and into eternity. Life goes by so fast and is so quick. We are here for just a small amount of time then off into eternity, Heaven or Hell forever and ever...Preach the gospel at all times at all moments and ask the Lord to use you every day! Time is precious and so are these souls. God bless my brothers and sisters!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
My philosophy class was very interesting today. Today we took notes as usual, but then our professor told us an interesting story about a professor at San Francisco State University. This professor was a Christian apologetic or someone who defends the Christian faith. He has been a Christian apologetic for more than 25 years, but then something happened. This Christian apologetic that has been defending the Christian faith for a very long time, claimed that he "sensed" the presence of the Lord Krishna, which is one of the many gods in the religion Hinduism. He turned away from defending the Christian faith and placed his faith in something called Hare Krishna which is an Indian religious movement where you sing, dance and devote yourself to union with god or Brahman. Did you understand what I just wrote? Usually this happens the other way around. How can someone be so deeply devoted to defending the Christian faith, but then "feels" the presence of a god that does not exist and fall away from this faith and turn to something that is a lie? There is only one reasonable explanation. This man has not studied his faith that well and as has turned away to lies. It's just like it says in the bible "For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires , they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths." 2 Timothy 4:3-4 Doesn't that pretty much rack up most of the human race and also this speaks about how people will be deceived in the last days by false teachers. Watch your back. These people that won't listen to us, listen to the lies of the world and not from born-again Christians who are true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. They listen only what the world tells them. "They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever know God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood." 1 John 4:5-6 Also the Word of God tells us to stay away from philosophy and things of the world. "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ." Colossians 2:8 The lies of the world can be very deceptive, that is why always go by the what the bible says instead of what the world tells you. Don't end up like that San Francisco University professor that has been led astray by the enemy to believing in lies. Focus on the Word of God and follow what is says no matter what. Their will be more evil in the coming days so watch your back, and keep praying and focusing on Christ. God bless!
Monday, February 18, 2013
Today I went to my High School's Christian club picnic event that was held at a park today. I got to meet up with my other good Christian friend Noah. Me and him have a great time talking together and also encouraging each other in Jesus Christ. He loves to listen to Christian rap and we both have similar favorite artists in mind. I also met a new friend named Alishan. The picnic was very nice even though today was cloudy and was a very unusual day to have one, but it turned out good. Afterwards me and my friend Noah walked over to his house so he could give me the book called the good life by Christian rapper Trip Lee. I just started reading the book and it's awesome. I can't wait to continue to read the rest! After that, I left Noah's house and as I was walking back to my car I placed chick gospel tracts on the outside of two cars on the driver's window. Then I drove over to meet my other friend at a good Mexican restaurant. We hung out there eating some good food. While I was there, I placed a gospel tract behind the toilet seat earlier. Then later when I went to the bathroom to wash my hands, the gospel tract was gone! Praise the Lord!!! After that I drove back home and then did my English homework. I pray for those tracts that those two people will read them with an open heart and I pray that the Lord would drawn them. Please pray for their souls my brothers and sisters. Time is so precious and we need to warn the lost at all costs. Whether it's a gospel tract we place somewhere or put in their hands or whether we share with our mouths. We must pray that the Lord will lead us to hurting people who need to healing and power of the gospel so they can be saved. Please pray for all those seeds that I have planted as well as the seeds you have all planted with the lost. We must warn them before the rapture, or else they will have to go through the worst tribulation the world has ever experienced. Pray also for this week that the Lord would use me to plant more seeds with the lost and warn them, as well as giving them more tracts and praying that the Lord would use them. God bless you my brothers and sisters and may the Lord be with you! Amen.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Today was a great day. Early in the morning I usually go to a meeting at my Church building and I woke up a little late. I knew I had to go to the meeting and was running out of time. I didn't want to rush but that was my only choice since this meeting was necessary and did not want to be late. But right when I was in my room, I got a text message from my friend telling me that I did not need to come to the meeting today. He told me to take this day off since he had another meeting. Praise the Lord! Jesus knew that I was rushing and He knew that I was worrying about making the meeting late, but the Lord canceled it. And He gave me time in the morning to eat breakfast and relax. God is good. Then in the afternoon after I made lunch, I had to do some homework. And let me tell you it felt good to do my homework and get it done because you feel a sense of accomplishment. Then later I had Friday night raize with my youth group at my home Church building. We played games tonight and it was a lot of fun! I had a nice time. I am thankful to the Lord for each day He brings into my life and it's a wonderful gift waiting to be unwrapped! But the greatest gift of all is the Lord Jesus Christ coming down to save us from our sins, shedding His blood to wash them away. What a wonderful Savior! Hallelujah!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Happy Valentines Day to all of my brother's and sister's around the world!!! I love you all so much and I thank you with all my heart for reading and enjoying my blog posts and sharing it with others. I feel very blessed and extremely humbled for sharing my stories with all of you. I called today Single's Awareness Day as a joke haha. But in reality, today is really Savior's Awareness Day (what my good Christian buddy mentioned) where we recognize the great love of our Savior and what He did for us. He loves us way more than we do by sacrificing Himself on the Cross for our sins and taking all that for us. "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." 1 John 4:10 That is what love is and what it is all about. What Jesus did for us on the Cross is incredible and we should be very thankful for that every day. Today I place a gospel tract on a chair in a hallway where I was waiting for my class. The person that the Lord knew I wanted to witness to, discovered the tract and started reading it. I already knew him from my class since I was friendly and started talking to him. His name is Daniel. Then I finally had the boldness and said "Daniel, can I ask you an interesting question?" He said yes then I asked him "when you die, what do you think is on the other side? What do you think happens after you die?" He told me that he believes there is something positive or something good out there. He knew there was something but did not know what. He also told me that he had a friend of his die just recently and then I asked him where his friend is. He told me that he is in a better place. Remember, most people will die and go to Hell forever. But then Daniel told me that he knew where he grandmother was, and that she is also in a good place. As we walked inside and sat down. I shared with Daniel sin, the Cross, blood of Jesus, repentance, etc. and then I looked at Daniel in his face and said "Daniel, the only reason I share all of this with you is because I care about your soul and where you will spend eternity. I don't want you to go to Hell when you die. If I didn't care about you, I would have never told you all this stuff. But I love you and do care about you." The rest of the class was calm, except for a few people that were asking the professor some questions. After the class was over, Daniel shook my hand and said thank you. Then I told him to keep thinking about all this stuff that I told him. He said that he will. God softened his heart and God knew that I wanted to share the gospel with Daniel and I did. Mission accomplished. I have done what I did, but I know that the Lord will water that planted seed that I placed in Daniel's life. Please pray for Daniel's soul and that I would see him in Heaven one day. His soul as well as everyone else's is so precious. God is good and let His great Name be praised forever and ever! Praise the Lord!!!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Today is a glorious day my friends! I have finally had the boldness and courage to share the gospel with my friend! Praise the Lord!!! Today after school, I met her at Starbucks and she bought me a hot chocolate and told me that it was given to me because I have been kindly giving her rides back home after school. What a blessing from the Lord! God is good. Afterwards as we were driving home and getting close to her house she asked me something about the bible. And I told her that I read three chapters of my bible every day. I started talking to her about my faith and she asked me what Church I attend. I told her that I go to a Chinese Church, but that there is an English youth group. She also mentioned that there is a Church building near our school, but I told her that it's a Catholic one and that it's not biblical. I explained the difference between what Catholics believe and what Christians do. Then the moment you've all been waiting for, I finally shared the biblical gospel with my friend Marina. I told her about what Christ did for us and explained about God's holiness, grace and mercy. And how we can't do anything to earn Heaven, but all we can do is receive it as a gift from God because of what He did for us on the Cross. I told her about God's love for us and how He died for us sinners and shed His blood on the Cross to wash away all of our sins. And I also told her that we can be forgiven of all of our sins once we repent and turn from our sin and put our faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior. Once we trust Him, all our sin is washed clean from His blood and we are ready to serve Him as a new creature! 2 Corinthians 5:17 She told me thank you and she also said that she would explore what I told her. I also told her that she is welcome to come with me to my Church building sometime. And she said that she would like to when she has time or when she is not busy. Please pray for my friend Marina. I want her to come to the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. She is Japanese and she certainly knew about the devastation caused by the earthquake. Jesus is the Great Healer and can heal broken hearts. Pray that the biblical message of the gospel will bring my friend to her knees to give her life to Jesus. Also pray for her boyfriend as well who lives in Japan, that He will receive the true biblical gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Keep on sharing the true biblical gospel with the lost and praise the Lord!!!
Monday, February 11, 2013
Today was just an awesome day. This morning before class I sat down next to a student who was just waiting for his class. He asked me how I was doing and I said good, and we started talking a little bit. His name was Matt, and he was a pretty nice guy. I said to Matt "can I ask you an interesting question?" Then he said "what's up?" and I asked him "when you die what do you think is on the other side?" He told me that he did not and know and said to me "you know what's funny? I had a dream last night that I was born-again, but I was looking at myself from a third person perspective as a baby." But he told me that he honestly did not know what was out there when he died. He then asked me and I told him what I believed and I shared the entire gospel with Matt and shared with him about what Christ did for us and why He shed His blood on the Cross to wash away all our sins. He started to understand after I took him through the Ten Commandments because then he can understand his sinful state before the Lord. I shared with him the blood of Jesus Christ and His Resurrection. Then I told him "Matt, the only reason I share all of this with you is because I care about your soul and where you will spend eternity." He just nodded his head and said thank you. I also told him to really think about what I told him. Please pray for Matt's soul and that I will see him Heaven forever with Jesus. As I was coming back home today I saw on the back of a pickup truck a decoration, and on it was that famous fish symbol and inside of it said "Jesus." I was just stunned. I also looked at the time and it said 3:33, which is a bible verse in Jeremiah 33:3 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.' Those two things that I saw happened at the exact same moment. Yes, they did. God definitely is an awesome God and I know that He is with me and that He is watching over me for sure. That was no accident that the Lord arranged this. Today was an awesome day. I can't wait for tomorrow because I have a long break in between my two classes which means that I get to do some witnessing. Please pray for me brother's and sister's. Today's encounter with Matt and what he told me about his dream was no accident. That was most certainly a divine appointment. Praise the Lord!!!
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Today was my day to do some of homework and also to buy groceries with my family friend. We left later on the evening to Wal-Mart and as we were approaching the entrance I saw an old man asking for money donations for something. I felt that God was telling me that I should to give. After we bought our groceries and were exiting Wal-Mart I took a $20 that I had gotten as cash back. I gave it to the man and told him "God bless you" with a pat on his shoulder. It felt really good to give and I wish I would have talked to him or given him a gospel tract, but no one is perfect. But I'll be praying for that man's soul and I ask you my brother's and sister's that you please pray for his soul too. The bible says that God loves a cheerful giver and I love to give things away! 2 Corinthians 9:7 Be a giver and start blessing people, not only with material things like objects and money, but with love and the gospel which is the greatest news on earth. God bless all of you my brothers and sisters!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Today at school I got the chance to give a gospel tract to my friend who is a Muslim. He is not saved and does not believe that Jesus is the Son of God, but believes He is a prophet which is of course not true. We know that the Lord Jesus is the Christ, the Holy One, the Son of God. Please pray for his soul and that the Lord would work through him. His name is Sam. I have planted the seed, and now that seed is growing and the Lord is doing His mysterious work through him. As He does the same with every seed we plant in a lost person's life. I also placed three more gospel tracts around the campus. And I notice that the tract is gone whenever I go to the exact spot where I left it. I even saw a girl, either this week or last week, I don't remember. But I do remember her reading the gospel tract that I left on a table. Please pray for her soul as well, as for the other seeds I have planted in other lost people's lives and the seeds that I am going to plant. God is faithful, even if we are not to Him. The Lord always remains faithful. We may think "that person is never going to be saved. They don't want to come to Christ." But you never know what God can do with a planted seed because His work is mysterious and He will remain faithful to His promise when are to Him for sharing the gospel by passing out tracts or talking to someone about Jesus. Later on the evening I went to my English ministry bible study in Milpitas where my Church building is located. We ate dinner and then eventually three women came in. One of them was from Hong Kong and the other two live in the United States. Caren and the other women's name that I don't remember, both work at our Church building. What's funny is that I have worked as a youth intern all this time and never noticed them. That was because I have never met them and just did tonight. It was great talking with Carmen and sharing what God has been doing in my life. I would love to get to know her and the other woman more as time passes by. It's really such a blessing just to work with the Church and being with them and building relationships. It's so rewarding, it's an even greater feeling of getting paid. Money can never and I mean never will compare with the Joy of serving others and being a blessing to them. It still amazes me to this day how the Lord uses a forgiven sinner like me to bring other people to His Son Jesus Christ. It's such an amazing feeling that nothing else compares to that. Just ask the Lord to use you and He will. I guarantee it. Him using me as an insignificant person to make an impact into other people's lives. Wow. Praise the Lord for His Son Jesus Christ!!! God bless all of you my brothers and sisters! :)
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Today was a normal school day today. Nothing strange or unusual but my philosophy class is interesting yet very deceitful and can deceive a lot of people easily in the class. Because in this class we focus on different religions, I am in a class where I am studying Asian religions. The first religion we are studying is Hinduism. The religious faith itself is kinda confusing and perplexing with all the different gods, (their are 330 million gods in the religion alone!) that is ridiculous. I learned today how the Hindus worship all these gods but they have a particular god that a village and their people worship as the supreme god. I also learned today that brahman is god and that it manifests itself in different bodies of the gods as different incarnations. It's confusing I know! But that is not true. Jesus is the one true God and is God in the flesh. He is the true incarnation. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made." John 1:1-3 Brahman did not die on a Cross for our sins and gave him/herself as a sacrifice. Jesus did that. Jesus is the only one who was sinless in the world and rose from the dead! No other person in history did that. Jesus told the truth in everything he said because He is the Truth! "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6 He is the only one who can wash away our sins with His precious blood. The bible even says to stay away from philosophy and anything that the world teaches that is not the Word of God. "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ." Colossians 2:8 Always study the Word of God so you know what you believe so we can share it with others. I also placed chick tracts today on my school campus. And I always pray for that person to read the tract at least all the way through so that they can hear about the gospel. I want the right people to pick up these tracts and read them with an open heart so they can give their life over to Jesus. Because any person can read a tract, but the people that will not be saved will be those who are too filled up with pride to come to Christ. They think they have all the right answers and think that their religion, good works, or their "god" which is their idol. can save them. But it can't. Only through faith in Jesus Christ can we receive the free gift of eternal life. The people that will most likely come to Christ are those who are hurting, who are in need of the answers of life and want the truth. I always pray that the Lord will bring those type of people into my life so I can share the healing power and truth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Please join me in praying for those seeds that I have planted in those people's lives. And pray for the people who read those gospel tracts and also pray for the Lord to use me to plant more seeds in the lives of people who are hurting so I can bring them to our Lord. Praise the Lord for all that He is doing!!! Amen!
Monday, February 4, 2013
This is something that I posted as my facebook status. I hope you enjoy it. :) God bless you my brothers and sisters!
I look in the mirror and what do I see? A creation, a masterpiece staring me right in the face. That is how Jesus views each of His children. Precious, valuable, amazing to look at. The artist creates a piece of art, but does not throw it away, but gazes straight into it and says "this is my masterpiece." Jesus is our Creator, Father, the Lord God Almighty Master, Shepherd, the Son of Man and the Son of God, etc. To be His precious child blows me away, and how He loves us with a love that is beyond comprehension, is too difficult to understand. Praise His holy name. #Galatians2:20
Sunday, February 3, 2013
I like this person's comment on a Christian music video I was watching. I agree, amen? Winning souls is the only reason that we are still here on earth. That is our purpose as a born-again Christian.
I don't understand why people are criticizing because he doesn't mention the word "Christ". The book of Esther in the bible doesn't mention "God" or "Yaweh" once, but it's still the bible am I right? Everyone needs to understand the gospel is not only a Sunday/Church things, we have to move on and start globalizing. The motto is to win souls.