Your mercies in disguise

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

'Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if the thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
And all the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe


When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know the pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home


What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise

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True Friends and Truth

Should you tell friends about certain things you see in them that are wrong?
It's not that we don't make mistakes too. But, if a friend doesn't sharpen a friend, then it's all fake.
Do we fail to be true friends when we keep our mouths shut?

Proverbs 27: 5-6
5 An open rebuke is better than hidden love!
6 Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.

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Unequally Yoked

pic taken from here this post, Unequally Yoked would simply mean being in a relationship with a non-Christian.

What does this single guy know about BGR??? U may say i think too much...I don't dare say I will pass the test. But at least, I am prepared.

Some say that there are many single people mah...hold on to this person for what???
Easy to say lah..when u're in it, it's tough.

I believe God has reasons why this command was given.

If you end up marrying a non-christian, did you do something wrong?
I think it's more of a wisdom issue rather than right or wrong.
Many events will lead to another and you will be tested in you walk with God. ( i can give examples but i don't wanna make this post too long)

Look at how the wisest person on earth, King Solomon failed? so wise but stupid oso...haih...

There are also many broken families, divorce or etc although both are Christians right? This is another issue.

I have personally known of people who have "Stories of success". Somehow, they managed to get the other person to be a Christian or the other person willingly accepted through other means.
Again, it's a matter or wisdom.
Here are some analogies.
-a person speeds and does not get fined
-a person does last minute study but get higher marks than the one who studied earlier.

Driving at the appointed speed limit is a law. Studying consistently is good advice and works most of the time.

But people do get away with it. So how?

At the end, you gotta make your choice.

Some say love conquers all lah..give and take lah...etc.

I believe it is not worth risking the other person's happiness(and your own) just because we assume things will work out.
Just like I don't wanna  speed over the limit or study last minute.

Of coz, people say what is life without risks? You can go ahead. Nobody can stop you. The journey will indeed be tougher...

Do you believe God has someone in store for you?

Proverbs 19:14
Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

What bout girls? same lah...God knows.

The Challenge: If you are in a relationship with a non-Christian,i know it's tough to let go. What to do? Do this.
 Keep your walk with God consistent and close(do your devotion, pray, read, etc)..see if you will be "bugged" by the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 6:14-16
4 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with 

darkness? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial[a]? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement is 

there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
   “I will live with them 
   and walk among them, 
and I will be their God, 
   and they will be my people

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