Reflections on marriage

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If a Christian knowingly marries a pre-believer is against the Bible but still goes with it and eventually having the spouse turn to Christ, is nothing more than the grace of God at work. That is NOT an excuse to say it is ok, when the Bible clearly says NO!

“For if we go on sinning wilfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain terrifying expectation of judgement, and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries. (Hebrew 10:26-27)

In regards to marriage, the Bible clearly has this to say: “Do not be yoked together with unbeliever for what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common which an unbeliever? (2 Corinthians 6:14-15)

At this junction, some may point to a verse in Bible that says ‘”Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that if any of them do not believe in the word; they may be won over without words by the behaviour of their wives” (1 Peter 3:1) and take it has an excuse to say – look the Bible has given us an example that there are wives who are married to pre-believer..

Nope! I personally feel and believe that this passage assumes that both parties were pre-believers before marriage and subsequently the wife came to the Lord before her husband does.

God is clear in His words, our duty is to obey it and accept it as it is, not to argue with it and make excuses to justify our mistakes!

God bless you!

Serving with you in His Kingdom with love;
Princess Michelle –
Beloved Daughter of the Most High King

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Reflections: Renovation of our hearts

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I cannot help thinking about an old joke that was resulted in a blunder I made…

Once I was with 2 other friends and we were discussing about the Bible Sermon Series that each of our church is currently going through. I told my friends that we were doing the book of “Renovation’ when I actually meant to say “Revelation’… My friend teased me saying, “What renovation? Renovation of your heart?”

Although it was a joke, it was worth considering that we all do need once in a while to do a heart check to see where we are in our walk with Christ. As we begin to see signs pointing to the soon 2nd coming of Jesus, we must constantly be preparing ourselves for that day, as judgement is soon on its way. If things are not right in our hearts, may we find the courage and confidence to confess and repent before the Lord and allow Him to do a “renovation of our hearts”.

Hebrews 4:15-16 “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weakness but one who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.  Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may recieve mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.”

Are there areas in our lives which needs to be “renovated”? Let us approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Prayer:

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts and see if there be any hurtful way in me and lead me in the everlasting way”. (Ps 139:23-24)

Serving with you in His Kingdom with love;
Princess Michelle –
Beloved Daughter of the Most King

Valentine’s Day Poem


Someone special, someone dear
Someone beloved who is always near
Taking your hands and wiping your tears
Assuring you that there’s nothing to fear

Chocolates and candies are not His style
Coz He has something to give that’s more worthwhile
He gives you love, He gives you life
He gives you hope in Jesus Christ

Do not worry about being alone
Or no one special to call your own
The love of God is more than enough
To satisfy your longing soul

When days seems hopeless and the nights seem long
The Lord Himself is near you, His grace helps you to move on
His death on the cross demonstrates His ultimate love so divine
God opens His arms to invite you today; He calls you to be His valentine

He is saying to you right now, My child, I love you so much
That I’m willing to give My all to you
My love for you knows no reasons, limits or conditions
And My words and promises forever will stand true

All you have to do is to believe and receive
This gift of love that is readily available for you
I’m waiting for you to be my Valentine
Are you willing today, to be mine?

Written by Michelle Yee

Serving with you in His Kingdom with love;
Princess Michelle –
Beloved Daughter of the Most High King

Reflections: Respecting and praying for God’s authority over us

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Recognising the different form of authorities: teachers, parents, bosses and pastors.

In this time and age, it is not uncommon to see rebellion and disrespect among our youths. It is very disheartening to see young people nowadays not having basic manners or courtesy. Words such as “please” and “thank you” seemed to have become foreign terms and are rarely heard of. Such behaviours are not in born and therefore must be taught to our children. While the emphasis is on moral education on children, let us not forget that parents themselves have to be “educated” to be reminded that they are role models towards their child and it is their responsibility to teach them basic manners and social etiquettes. As parents become more highly educated, their focus is to give their child the best academic education, but let not forget which is more important – IQ or EQ?

Society does not lack academic geniuses, but are crying out for people with good moral values such as righteousness, integrity, justice, fairness, such education does not comes from books but are means of values taught to them by an adult who is in charge of them. There is no perfect parent or perfect child, but all are learning from one another to become a better person.

Such is the basic form of respecting ones authorities such as our parents. In work, we have a different set of authorities called our bosses. We might have mean and demanding bosses, but they are after all still our bosses who are in charge of our payslips, since we are working for them, we ought to give them due respect and do the work which we are being paid for.

In church we have our pastors, which make him the leader and the head of our church, whom God has selected to put over us to lead and shepherd us. While we learn to give respect to our parents and bosses and even our teachers, we must remember that our pastors are there by God’s appointment to mentor us and help us grow in the word. They have an equally high calling from God which we must respect and honour. To disrespect or disregard our authority in Christ is to dishonour Christ Himself.

Importance of praying for your leaders (pastors)

1) They have (spiritual) authority over us
2) They are God’s way of protecting us
3) They have a heavy responsibility given by God
4) They are humans just like us and are also prone to sin
5) They are held up to impossibly high standards

Ways to honour your leaders:

1) Obey them
2) Submit to them
3) Pray for them

Prayers

Dear God, we thank you for the leaders You have placed over us. We acknowledge that they are Your chosen authority over us to protect us shepherd us. Help us to honour them by obeying and submitting to them in love. We know that they have high standards to live by because we tend to impose unrealistic, superhuman expectation upon them causing them to feel pressurised.
Forgive us for our blindness and help us to remember that they are also human just like us and are prone to sin and we all require grace and mercy. Forgive us Lord for the times when we disrespect Your chosen servants by our grumbling and disobedience against them, when we do not fully understand or agree to what they are leading us to. Lord, help us keep our eyes and focus on You and teach us to have faith in our leaders. Lord, I pray for wisdom over our leaders to make right decisions, discernment to hear Your voice correctly and guidance to lead us in the right direction according to Your will. I pray for favour, grace and for our protection upon them. Lord, we know that our leaders are prone to be attacked by the devil, because he knows that is an effective way to cause the church to fall. Lord, I ask that You will always send a team of loving and supporting community of believers to surround them with encouragement, love and support and prayers. I pray for Your church to be united and cause us to have a spirit of humility, obedience and submission towards one other and especially to have love, respect and honour towards our leaders. In Jesus mighty name Amen!

Serving with you in His Kingdom with love;
Princess Michelle –
Beloved Daughter of the Most High King