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Hi. This is Karen Cheng. I am~
A daughter called out and loved by an incredible Heavenly Father;
A fellow sojourner.
Welcome to my blog.

嗨!我是 Karen∼
是個蒙呼召,受恩典的孩子;
是天父所愛的女兒;
是位〝真理之旅〞的過客。
歡迎你到我的部落格。

Archive for April, 2008

Apr252008

Digging Deeper

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

“Many quite spending time in their Bibles, or in prayer, simply because it was so dry they did not feel that there was much profit in it. But that is almost certainly how it began for even the greatest Christian preachers. The difference is that they had such faith that the treasure was there that they did no quite digging until they found it. Treasure does not lie on the surface, and it will always be difficult to acquire. But who esteems it highly enough to give what it takes to find it? ‘It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter’ (Proverbs 25:2)”
From Rick Joyner’s book, The Surpassing Greatness Of His Power

Apr182008

Praying for California

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

California has been on my heart recently, especially the City of Los Angeles.
There is a great spiritual battle that’s raging to take over that city and state. What produces in L.A. CA will affect much more beyond the scope of a city. L.A. by name, is the city of angles. Prophetically that’s the position and responsibilities of that city – to be a city on the hill to bring a message to its people. Just like the function of an angel in the Bible, a messenger, L.A. is a city full of messages that will affect its people and its time.
The natural realm of that city helps us to understand the prophetic position of that city. L.A. (Hollywood) influences the multi-media world of motion pictures. Whatever is produced in that city is broadcasted all around the nations. The fashion and the entertainment world of L.A. is influencing men and women of our time in all kinds of ways. The messages L.A. speaks have always affected masses. Take a look at the past history – the Azusa Street revival, the Jesus Movement, and the Vineyard Movement – They all started from L.A. then influenced the rest of the world spiritually.

Even now, there is a spiritual war waging in that city.
The text book has new edition to publicly teach homosexual lifestyle. Recently a bill is passed for boys who “claims to be girls” to enter public girls’ bathroom legally. Homeschool is targeted to be illegal. While all the calculated darkness aiming at the next generation, I believe God is stirring men and women of prayers and wisdom to engage in this current war and to act. Keep in mind, what happens in L.A. will affect more than a city. It becomes the beginning of a tidal wave.
Let’s pray for a great washing of righteousness and a turning from darkness to light for that city set on a hill.

California, Oh California, turn and humble before the Lord. May your inheritance be of honor and godliness.

Apr142008

Body, Mind and Spirit

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

My body is made to need food; my mind is created for knowledge. Yet, my spirit is made to crave God. This morning I am hungry for the nearness of God’s presence more so than anything else. My spirit is needing to align with what I was created to be – in communion with God. Everything else can wait while I seek my Maker.

May God be gracious to us and bless us, and make His face shine upon us.. Make your ways known and your salvation among us.

Apr102008

Fruitful Life

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

John 15:5 He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit…

“If God can find a soul filled with a lively faith, He pours His grace into it in a torrent that, having found an open channel, gushes out exuberantly. We often stop this torrent by our lack of respect for it. However, we mustn’t restrain it any longer. Let us go into our hearts, dear friend, breaking down the dike, making way for grace, and making up for lost time!… Once again, let us examine our inner selves. Time is pressing down on us, and each of us must be responsible for himself… We must continuously walk in God’s Spirit, since in the spirit-life not to advance is to fall back.”
By Brother Lawrence from his book, the practice of the presence of God.
(About this book – on the back cover – For nearly 300 years this unparalleled classic has give both blessing and instruction to those who can be content with nothing less than knowing God in all His majesty and feeling His loving presence throughout each simple day.)

Apr082008

Restorer

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

“I will give you perfect peace for I am the tender keeper of your heart.” is the promise of my Redeemer and Restorer. So I will lay down on the green pasture by still water and let Him wash over my soul.
Oh in the deep ocean of the love of God, I immerse myself, through trust and obedience, I learn to be carried away by the current in the Holy Spirit.

Apr082008

繼續

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under 中文文章

這幾天學習,能持續是個品德,是分別普通和特別的特質。大部分的人都不能繼續持久,所以能恆久忍耐,是真愛,能常常持續禱告,是倚靠內住聖靈的結果,人天性不容易長久,渴慕有持續的恩典。

Apr062008

I Am More Than Happy

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

The power of the indestructible Life dwells inside of me. The very presence of God is inside of me – Christ the very glory of the Father, is my glory. We are jars of clay, made out of earthly dust. But oh, we have this Treasure inside of earthly jars – all who are called children of God have the Spirit of God inside of us!
I am more than happy – I am energized with real Life when I fellowship with the Holy Spirit.