Dear Friends, I still want to thank you for your prayers and support during the period of my parents’ death. The time decreases the intensity of sorrow but does not diminish the emptiness of their disappearance. The more we love a person over the void is large.
These last two weeks I read in the Bible, the end of the Exodus and the beginnings of Leviticus. The main topics are “The Construction of the Tabernacle” and “thanksgiving sacrifices.”
It is extraordinary to read all details that God sends for the construction of the Tabernacle. And also to see the wide variety of thanksgiving offerings. What I learned from these readings is that these two verses come back often:
– Thanksgiving unto the LORD … ..
– It is an offering of a sweet savor unto the Lord ….
It is true that Jesus was The sacrifice of thanksgiving on the cross and that we no longer have to sacrifice for our sins. But I asked myself, could I do something to make God happy ? This text of the Bible in Romans 12,1-2 « I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleased to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. »
Yes, God is pleased to see these children think, choose and act as He teaches us in the Bible and whose life of Jesus is the perfect example. Are my thoughts, my choices and actions are pleasing offerings to the LORD? Unfortunately not always. But the more I understand, realize and sees the love of God, the more I love Him. And his love motivates me to refine increasingly all the good sentiments and to clear my increasingly bad sentiments. As in the constructions in the details of the Tabernacle, God asks us to refine the quality, in detail, our sentiments so that we are a temple of the Holy Spirit whom lives in us. There are anymore Tabernacle but we are temples of the Holy Spirit “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body « This temple is made from good sentiments that characterizes God’s love, patience, truth, peace, patience, kindness, humility, forgiveness, optimism, wisdom, etc … All day, God gives us the opportunity to clean up all of our temples, refine each of these good sentiments. And also dust, disinfect bad sentiments that Satan whispers in our thoughts as: lies, hatred, indifference, gossip, selfishness, impatience, desires to the extreme, and many others. How is our Tabernacle, our temple of the Holy Spirit?
I returned to Romania on March 25 and have not resumed by step activities. During the months of April and May, the majority of my time was spent on visiting our YFC staff peoples in 6 different regions of Romania. We also had our General Assembly of YFC Romania. Meetings of our Staffe YFC Romania. And we went one week in Moldova Republic to visit and learn how works days centers for disadvantaged youth, set up by YFC Moldova in over 30 villages of Moldova. We try to see if we can copy, partly, in Romania.
Calendar and Prayer Topic
05: Concert Music for a disabled person association in Arad,
08-25: Renovation of youth meeting room of YFC Romania, in Arad,
26: Meeting of Romania YFC Board of Directors,
From 28 June to 12 July, I will be in Belgium for 3 reasons. The first reason is to help a 5 days evangelistic campaign at in Liege, Belgium. The second reason is to finish the proceedings concerning the succession after the death of my parents. And the third reason is to bring a YFC French youth team in Romania for a week of evangelism.
01-05: Evangelism by YFC in Liege, Belgium,
15-19: Day Camp and evangelization in Calafat, with 15 youth YFC France.
24-28: Day Camp and evangelism to church with my Ghioroc Arad,
03-09: Day Camp and evangelization, and a music festival in Bratasanca,
13-16: Day Camp and evangelization in Alexandria,
18-22: Sports Camp and evangelization for young Gypsies to Prod,
31-06: Day Camp and evangelization in Arad
09-11: Festival of Music and evangelistic Augustine
18-20: Day Camp and evangelization Ghioroc,
23-29: In Belgium, meeting with the family,
23-25: Camp for YFC volunteers Romania
A big thank you for your cooperation, your help and support. My prayer is that the Holy Spirit who lives in you can truly rejoice in the temple as you build into detail day after day.
Your partner, friend and brother in the great family of God, Myung Soo