Sarah Callista

Saved by grace and will never be the same…

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I’m (Not) Sick

Luke 5:31-32 (NIV)

“Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Are you familiar with this verse? If you have been a Christian for a while you will probably know this verse. We will probably know this is the infamous answer that Jesus gave to the Pharisees when they are playing all smart trying to trap Jesus with what He was doing hanging out with the sinners.

And we all know how grateful we are when Jesus wants to hang out and died for us sinners of this world, that we are now allowed to receive salvation through our beliefs in Him.

So today I was just reading Jesus Is… book by Judah Smith. When I was reading about this story I couldn’t help it but to start thinking about our situation being ‘cured’ or ‘save’ by our ‘Saviour’ or ‘Doctor’. So I just want to spill this simple

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On The Pulpit

Hello again and greetings to all of you. That sound rather fitting for me to open this journal today. I’m happy to be able to pour my heart out on this journal again. I have missed writing and just dwell within my thoughts. I have been away for a good reason. I have been sending all my thoughts out in form of verbal speech, yes I have been preaching for the past months. Somehow it was so packed in my head after that I could hardly pour out in any writings. But I’m glad God is constantly at the background working. And when He works in people’s life He will start to drop in and speaks to you personally. I’m grateful for that…

Today’s journal is partly a bit of my experience for the past months that I have been away from this journal. I want to share my thoughts on being called to speak for the Lord. To me this is such a huge privilege, I love it. I enjoy every moment of it and for this

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Authentic Faith

I wrote this particular journal dedicated to all of my fellow mentors that I serve together with at this ministry. I studied this with a couple of other mentors last year, but because of what we talked last night I think it’s only fitting for me to write this down as a good reminder to all of us being a believer of our Lord Jesus Christ with an authentic faith

2 Corinthians 4:7

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”

As our leaders has point out our renewed mission to these younger generation, it makes me think directly to this verse and to the whole life of Apostle Paul. Broken Vessels that’s what it’s usually called. But what does it mean? Really? A year ago I studied this, it was amazing to understand the truth but after one year has passed and live it, it’s a whole new world to me.

Us in general as God’s

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I Am Free

I used to think that there is no such thing as freedom, I always thought that real freedom doesn’t exist. We live in a world with such restriction and regulation. So when people say that you are free you are not entirely free. That is what I used to believe in, which make me go through a futile search of that worldly freedom. But believing in Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour brings a whole lot of difference in the understanding of having freedom.

Here I will tell you my story of finding this freedom that now I hold so dearly to my heart;

Once upon a time I seek freedom through the eyes of human. I seek the unrestricted things that I can do by myself. Little that I know, the freedom that I seek has bound me to earth even tighter that I think it would. God saw me and heard me utter the words under my breathe that I wanted freedom. I felt that I have been living in a cage for so

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Reality Check

What forms your reality these days? I recently realize that whatever decision or action that a person would do is based on the reality that they live in. And the reality of a person’s life is based on their perspective and understanding towards their life. A poor person sometimes stays poor and hopeless is not because there are no opportunity for that person to get up but it’s their beliefs in their reality that forms their thoughts towards poverty. A depressed person can go mental is because that person is persuaded by the reality that he or she believes in. Now, what is ur reality really? Who are you and what will u do if you have to face such and such?

Especially us Christians we should properly frame our reality based on our faith. The state that you live in this world will be completely different if you understand what kind of living circumstances that God has created for you. Who

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The Magic Word

Philippians 1:9-11

“So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of: bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God.”

Getting everyone involved…, have you ever feel so stressful about getting everybody to get excited about what you are going through with Christ Jesus, Our God? Are you the only Christ believer in your family and have been trying for years to bring your family to come and see what you are excited about having faith in Jesus? Some of you maybe have succeeded bringing your family into the road to salvation. But some of

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A Story of My Heart

Today’s journal will be different from my usual, I want to tell you a story of what I have been going through lately, a story that might or might not relate to you, the reader of this journal. But I feel that this event needs to be broadcasted at least in my journal.

This past 5 months or less, God has called me to step up and give myself to Him, for Him to use as His vessel, to be His messenger. The moment I heard that offer I knew right away that ‘This is it!’, this is the moment that I have been waiting all my life. From then on, the fire that God has given to my life burn brighter and brighter. I have never been in such an intense relationship with God as this past few months. I enjoy every moment of it and even up until today this intense feeling and journey hasn’t stopped. From there I vowed to God on a Sunday service while we were all thanking God, I said to Him, “I am ready

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The Privilege of A Child

Matthew 26:36-46

**“36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” 39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” 40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. 41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 42 He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away

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Manner of Prayer

Do you sometimes ask yourself, what does a prayer really mean? It is a form of communication to God, yes. But what does it really do? It’s not like we make a phone call to God, more like what most people does in prayer is to plead for their ‘this and that". More like only a one way conversation from us to Him. But do you know when you surrender your life to Him, prayer is more than that?

John 14:14 (NIV)
“You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

We are all familiar with this, we are all hoping only in this most of the times. In dire needs we turn to God and start asking a lot of things and believe that He will grant it all in Jesus name. It is only half the process, when you carefully read The Bible you will discover more of this.

1 John 5:14 (NIV)
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”

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Pick Up That Cross

I think I could make my last two journal and this one into one series. This message that I receive from reading Matthew keep coming back to me and I just need to share it again to all of you, the meaning of our faith in Jesus Christ.

Matthew 16:24-27 (NIV)

“24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life[f] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. 26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.”

These are similar words that Jesus said to His disciples and I have wrote about this on my last journal. And as my

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