Thursday, October 30, 2008

Disney is Evil

8:23 AM 17 Comments

I actually don't agree with Pastor Josue Yrion. I think we cannot say or even have the right to judge an action or a thing as evil unless we know their motives. I believe that his perception of it makes the thing evil.

I believe that watching Disney movies can't make you evil. Evil is actually everywhere if you don't have God in your life. If you have God in your life, you can actually get a relection about your Christian life with any book or movie you are watching.

I really hate preaches that tells you this and that are evil or this and that is bad. I don't know...I just don't feel this is right.

What do you think about this?

Monday, October 27, 2008

I Love You Lord

7:20 PM 4 Comments
I love you Lord
Oh I love you with all my heart
I know those words are not enough
to describe what I feel for You

I want to praise you Lord
and worship You all day
but singing and dancing seems not enough
to lift your Holy Name

Let your Fire fall Oh God
Please set my spirit free
Let me be reunited with your Holy Spirit
Let me step into your Holy world

Your Spirit shakes me
Makes me cry so hard
Makes me speak Your Language
Makes me forget my own world

You make me shout Your Name
Makes me forget the people around me
I don't even mind if they think I'm crazy
Your love makes me crazy

Lord let me step into Your world
Make my spirit dance with You
Allow me to burst
Allow me to praise and worship You

Lord, You make me cry so hard
I believe every tear is full of love
Oh Lord I love you
I love you with all my being

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Life in the Spirit

3:12 PM 2 Comments

This weekend my mother and I will be enjoying our privilege to join the Life in the Spirit Seminar in our community church. It is a two-day seminar which started today, October 25, 2008 from 9am to 5pm.

Today, I was inspired by the talks and I enjoyed singing and praising God. This seminar is an answered prayer! I've been praying to finally be able to join a prayer group since I came here in New York. I am just grateful and I praise Him so much for this gift.

And tomorrow we will be baptized by the Holy Spirit...It isn't actually my first time to receive and acknowledge the gifts and the works of the Spirit but it will be my first time to be baptized and be officially recognize by my church.

I am really happy that even though I wasn't able to work and study for a while, God had given me the chance to be able to mingle and meet people from the church (people who are already devoting their lives to God and serving Him). He had also given me the opportunity to understand, use and appreciate the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

I believe that God did this because He had planned something else for me. I might had the willingness to serve Him but I know I can't do it properly without proper guidance, knowledge, wisdom and confidence to do it.

To be a good soldier of God means you have to be fully equipped and be filled by the Holy Spirit. I am willing to undergo training Lord! ^_^ I am willing to take things one step at a time. I love you God and I will praise Your Name forever!


Reflection (or whatever you call it..)

*You know whenever I come home from shopping, even if I have new shoes or clothes, I am not just as happy and contented as I am whenever I come home from a prayer meeting or a fellowship. It's like a happiness and sense of peace that comes from deep within your heart that you just can't describe why or even the intensity of it. It's like you are high of some drugs and that makes you act kind, makes you patient and understand other people. It's like your heart is overflowing with love that you just can't stop showing love to other people.

Jesus makes me high. His Spirit makes me high and I just can't stop praising God for making me high!

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Atheist Bus Campaign

6:02 AM 8 Comments


I really wonder why they want to have a campaign like this. The atheists in London said that they also have the right to say what they think and express their views just like the Christians.

This is ridiculous! Atheism is like a religion wherein their god are their selves and the material things in the world. Why have a campaign when you have nothing to promote? Come to think of it, they are campaigning for their own god!

Stop worrying? Come on! Having that campaign is just like saying that you are worried that people believes in God, the Father Almighty and the Creator of the earth.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Will you let go?

7:33 AM 4 Comments
There was this man who was climbing a mountain. Nightfall began to creep and a sudden storm moved in. He decided to keep walking. He is now in the midst of darkness, the storm is moving in, and he loses his grip. He began to fall but luckily he was able to hold on to something. It was enough to carry his weight but the gravity kept pulling him and he knows soon his hands will get tired. Hanging there, he cried out..

Is anyone out there? Can anyone help me?
He hears a voice: Yes.
The young man yells: Oh thank God! Please help me..
Let go. It it me, God.
I said let go.
Let go. It is me, God!
Please somebody help!

When I heard this story I immediately concluded that the man got a little faith. He must have let go because God told him to do so. Then I shared this story to my mom. Her reflection about the story made me ponder about it too.

She said that what if it wasn't God, even Jesus was being tricked by the devil.

"The devil said, "If you are God's Son, jump off.
The Scriptures say:
`God will give his angels orders about you.
They will catch you in their arms,
and you won't hurt your feet on the stones.' "
Matthew 4:6

She said that God doesn't work that way. God doesn't want us to let go when we have problems. He wants us to have faith and keep holding on and later God will send instruments to help us with our problems. He won't tell us to let go but surely when we get tired of holding on to our ropes he will definitely be there to catch us.

Wait..Isn't it contradicting when we said that we should listen to the voice of truth? When He tells us to step out of our comfort zone, we should listen and believe!

I believe that the voice of truth tells us to follow Him and His plans even if it wasn't the one we are expecting or had planned for our selves. I also believe that the voice of truth tells us things that we should do so we can get out of the pit and not to let our selves step in to it.

Life is like climbing a mountain, a steep mountain. We do our best to keep on walking so we can reach the top. We sometimes fall and lose our grip. We get tired. We rest to be strengthened so we can walk again. We have faith that's why we believe we can get to the top. We need to keep on working and keep on going so that God can help us.

What about you? What's your reflection about the story?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

General Update..(please visit the Christian Charity)

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gI honestly would like to make a good entry today. I also have two topics that are waiting to be finished and to be published. *sigh* The cold weather must have frozen my brain. Idk.. I really hate cold weather, well not really its just that my scar from a surgery became reddish and painful nowadays.

Btw, I would like to acknowledge Gi for her blog awards for me. Gi, I'll get it soon. Thank you very much for giving me those blesssings.

Also, I would like to invite you all to our Social Network group called Fools for Christ. It is only 7 days old with 57 members.

Visit Fools for Christ

I would also like to invite you all to visit Jabula Networking. It is a team of educational professionals who has formed a reliable and efficient network that locates and assesses legitimate and practical educational needs within poorly funded educational institutions across Southern Africa.

Please donate if you can. By donating to Jabula Networking, you are helping to physically meet educational needs in a practical ways, (books, audio/visual media, building structures, school supplies, etc.) and to offer guidance, supervision and accountability with aided schools in Africa regarding their newly given resources.

Please pray for this Christian Charity company that they may be able to continue helping underprivileged zulu children in South Africa and pray for the children too.

Again, visit Jabula Networking to donate for the children.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

News: Walking with Jesus

3:21 PM 5 Comments
The story of of a toddler's walk with Jesus..

"He walked out to get her, and the water was well up past his waist,” said Shanna. “When he got to her, though, the water wasn’t even up to her waist, and she wasn’t standing on anything. It had to have been God holding her up. Gibbie was in shock when he saw it, and really had no explanation other than a miracle.”
“She went out without her shoes on, walked all that distance, and even had to cross two barbed wire fences to get to where they found her,” said Shanna. “There had to be at least 60 or 70 people out searching for her that night, and after it was all over, they were all in worse shape than Ali. My daughter wasn’t even scared, she was just out for a walk.”


The story touches me deeply. God is great, good, wonderful and the best! That's why I love Him so much.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Time for Everything

7:35 AM 0 Comments
Have you ever tried asking God the "when will it..." phrase?

Often times when we ask God for something we tend to ask Him "when" a lot. We ask God when will it rain, when will my problems end, when will I get rich, when can I have my dream vacation..when..when..when. It is very common to people to ask it especially when they get impatient of waiting for their prayers to be answered.

The Bible said, "Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses." Ecclesiastes 3:1

I got this message when I ask God about the things that I had planned. I ask Him when can I work, when can I go back to school, when will the retirement of my dad be granted and when will our papers be done. I trust Him but I am really getting impatient. But praise God, He is always there to lift my spirit. He is always there to assure me that everything will be granted in His time.

"He has set the right time for everything. He has given us a desire to know the future, but never gives us the satisfaction of fully undestanding wha He does. So I realized that all we can do is be happy and do the best we can while we are still alive. All of us should eat and drink and enjoy what we have worked for. It is God's gift." Ecclesiastes 3:11-13

Praise God and enjoy what you have right now, for you will never be satisfied of what you are presented when you try to seek for things that it isn't there. Also, it isn't wrong to ask for when but never forget to thank Him for what you are enjoying. Be patient because God knows your needs and He will give what you want in His time.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Blog Awards!

3:27 PM 4 Comments

When I started blogging I was really struggling and trying hard to get my blog to be somehow a noticeable part of the world wide web. I still don't know what to write and everyday I am being pressured to make something that can gain me readers and also blogger friends. My blog was a mix of everything but God has always been a part of my writing.

I'm glad God gave me this wonderful opportunity to speak about Him and for me to meet other Christians through the blogosphere. One of the proofs of God's amazing work is for me to meet Valerie. She gave me this Butterfly Award and passed this award, which originated from a blog entitled: Forever N Always, The Faithful Servants Award.

I may not know nor had met Valerie personally but I am really comfortable with our friendship because I know she loves God. I have also been blessed, inspired and encouraged through her writings.

Aside from Valerie's blog, I would also like to share the blogs that I've been visiting regularly..

The rules for this award are as follows:

1. You pick ten people and pass this award to them.
2. Then contact them and let them know that you have chosen them and their blog for the award.
3. Also link back to the person who gave you the award.

I'm sorry I only have 8..

another blessing...Gi of U Can Hope 2 also gave me this Butterfly Award...thank you Gi!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Does God Really Exist?

1:11 PM 9 Comments
"Anyone who does not know God is simply foolish.

Such people look at the good things around them

and still fail to see the living God.

They have studied the things He made, but they

have not recognized the one who made them."

-Wisdom 13:1

Isn't it crazy how some people question God's existence? The world is full of wonders and amazing things that only the mighty hands of God can create. Let's say and pretend that I believe in evolution, doesn't evolution say that one thing comes from something? But still, that something exist because somebody who is powerful made it.

Everyday, we see improvements on the works, studies and discoveries of humans but it doesn't mean that God doesn't exist because we can already explain things. People started to question the existence of a powerful being, which is God, because of Science. And isn't it foolish when God shows us a miracle and we prefer not to acknowledge it as a work of God or His way of letting us know that He exists just because we have this stupid thinking that "we cannot explain it just because we are not yet done on our studies and researches about why it happened".

"But maybe we are too harsh with these people.

After all, they may have really wanted to find God, but couldn't.

Surrounded by God's works, they keep on looking at them,

until they are finally convinced that because the things they

see are so beautiful, they must be gods.

But still, these people really have no excuse.

If they had enough intelligence to speculate

about the nature of the universe,

why did they never find the Lord of all things?"

-Wisdom 13:6-9

So the next time that you will ask that stupid question, face the mirror and there you can see a wonderful creation of God. Humans are not from apes. Animals are not gods. The nature is not god. God is God.

Friday, October 10, 2008

People are Not Alike

7:31 PM 3 Comments
My reading for today answered the questions that I tried to ask but dared not; but the funny thing is that God can exactly read our thoughts even if we try to divert our consciousness so that we couldn't think about it. ^_^ I can cheat my self but I know I couldn't cheat Him.

A while ago I watched some series of medical issues from the Discovery Health. The cases that were discussed varies from amazing, scary and touching. I wouldn't just mention or describe what were the issues because I wasn't really paying attention to what it is called. Anyway, while I was watching it, there is a part of me that tried to ask God why would He let them experience it. It was just passing because I really don't want to ask God why.

But like I said, I can cheat my self but I can never cheat Him. I didn't expect that He will answer me...ehehehe... Thank you Lord for answering me. You are amazing! Here's what my Father said:

"Every human being was made from the earth,
just as Adam was, but the Lord, in His wisdom,
made them all different and gave them different task"
-Sirach 33:10-11

Thank you Lord for giving me an answer why people are not alike. You made me different and you made other people different because you had already planned our lives and had set tasks for us even before we were born. I, the way you had molded me, can make diffrence in the world just like other people can.

"Just as clay is in the potter's hands for
Him to shape as He pleases,
so we are in the hands of our Creator
for Him to do with as He wishes."
-Sirach 33:13

"Mold me Lord as You please, I know
I will stand out because You created me."

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Prayer before I sleep..

6:30 PM 2 Comments
Dear God,

Thank you for sending instruments that can, will and who minister your words. Thank you for using them to give us encouragement and for letting us be fed by your words through them. Thank you for guiding them every time they speak. Thank you for blessing them with wisdom so that they can share and preach what you wanted them to spread.

Bless the Priests, Bishops, our Pope, Pastors, Rabbis, Reverends, Chaplains, Nuns, Evangelist and whoever else that I didn't mention who ministers Your words. Guide them Father and bless them with thoughts that will come from You. When they speak, let it be You who is speaking to us. Correct them Father at times when they are trying to preach using their own judgement and especially if they are starting to claim that they are Your Son. Guide them Father so they won't lead your people away from You. Use their skills and knowledge to help other people grow spiritually.

Lord, please give them enough strength to fight temptations. Help them and provide their needs. When they are sad, confuse or worried, please take it away especially when they are in service. Fill their hearts and minds with Your presence especially when they minister.

Lord, I may not know what they are going through but I know that they are only human. I also think that they have more worries than what normal people have because they had committed their selves in helping people be closer to You. Please bless them with understanding and patience.

Lastly, Father please bless us with gifts that will help us discern as for whom should we listen. We are hungry for your words Lord but let us know whom should we listen. Let people not listen to false prophets. Let people not be directed against You. Bless the people in your ministry Lord as for people like me needs them.


Goodnight readers!
God bless us all!

This Made Me Upset

1:26 PM 1 Comments
I just want to share this news to you...It is about a Mother who assaulted her 2 year-old son. The news was dated September 25, 2008 but I just read it a while ago.

Mom Sexually Assaulted 2-Year-Old Son, DA Says
Denver Woman Facing Multiple Charges
POSTED: 1:40 pm MDT September 25, 2008
...According to the charges, Lee performed oral sex on her son
and took photographs, sending them through
e-mail to a friend who forwarded them
to the 2-year-old boy's father. The father then called police...
read more

I can't stop my tears when I read it. I am really upset. I pray that the boy can find a loving family that could raise Him well. I hope there will be somebody who can properly guide him. This is really sad. This is heartbreaking.

Know, Love and Serve the Lord

7:07 AM 2 Comments

The greatest thing in all my life is knowing You.
The greatest thing in all my life is knowing You.
I want to know You Lord, I want to know You Lord.
The greatest thing in all my life is knowing You.

"There you will look for God,

and if you search Him with all your heart,

you will find Him."

-Deuteronomy 4:29

"I will give them the desire to know that I am the Lord.

Then they will be my people,

and I will be their God,

because they will return to me with all my heart."

-Jeremiah 24:7

"Let us try to know the Lord.

He will comet to us as surely as the day dawns,

as surely as the spring rains

fall upon the Earth."

-Hosea 6:3

The greatest thing in all my life is loving You.
The greatest thing in all my life is loving You.
I want to love You Lord, I want to love You Lord.
The greatest thing in all my life is loving You.

"Jesus answered, 'Love the Lord your God

with all your heart, with all your soul,

and with all your mind."

-Matthew 22:37

"We love because God first loved us."

- 1 John 4:19

"Do not love the world or anything

that belongs to the world.

If you love the world,

you do not love the Father."

- 1 John 2:15

"I love you just as the Father loves me;

remain in my love."

-John 15:9

The greatest thing in all my life is serving You.
The greatest thing in all my life is serving You.
I want to serve You Lord, I want to serve You Lord.
The greatest thing in all my life is serving You.

"Serve wholeheartedly,

as if you were serving the Lord,

not people."

-Ephesians 6:7

"If you are not willing to serve Him,

decide today whom you will serve,

the gods your ancestors worshipped in Mesopotamia

or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are now living.

As for my family and me, we will serve the Lord."

-Joshua 24:15

"Whoever wants to serve me must follow me,

so that my servant will be with me where I am.

And my Father will honor anyone who serves me."

-John 12:26

*more is being change to Lord from the original lyrics of The Greatest Thing

Monday, October 6, 2008

Jesus: My Loyal and My Dearest Friend

10:38 AM 7 Comments

Having Jesus in my life made everything so light and easy to handle.

It's like having a best friend who can be there for you 24/7.

Listen to the things that He does for me..

He listens and keeps my secrets.

He laughs and cries with me.

He scolds me when I am wrong.

He reminds me to be good.

He tells me what I should do.

He gives me gifts on special occasions.

He wants the best for me.

He wants to be with me.

He loves to talk to me.

We talk about issues, problems and about life in general.

He gives gifts to my loved ones.

He makes the people I love happy.

He talks to my parents and my brothers.

He talks to my boyfriend and his family.

He talks to my friends.

He tells me whom I should be with.

He warns me about things.

He gets hurt when enemies hurt me.

He comforts me when I am sad.

He accompanies me when I'm alone.

I know...I know...He's not just a friend.

He can do more than a friend can do for me.

He is like a superhero, a teacher, a doctor, a counsellor and the list goes on.

My savior is the greatest and the best!

He loves me and I love Him.

I can never thank Him enough for the things that He had done for me.

Did you let Him in?

10:16 AM 0 Comments

Listen! I stand at the door and knock;

If any hear my voice and open the door;

I will come into their house and eat with them,

and they will eat with me.

-Revelation 3:20

This verse will clearly tell us that God will never give up on us. He is there standing and is waiting for us to answer Him. We can compare His knock to the trials that we are experiencing. He gives us problems so that we can notice Him and hear His words. The Lord is just there waiting for us to open our hearts for Him.

Let Him in and be blessed. Having Jesus in our lives will make everything easier for us to handle, because Jesus came to help us and give us strength.

A Time of Thanksgiving and Praises to the Lord

9:31 AM 0 Comments

"Give thanks to the Lord,

proclaim His greatness; tell the nations what He has done.

Sing praise to the Lord;

tell the wonderful things He has done.

Be glad that we belong to Him;

let all who worship Him rejoice.

Go to the Lord for help;

and worship Him continually."

-Psamls 105:1-4
Praise God and thank Him before you start your day and also before going to sleep. Praise God and thank Him first when you pray or devote a moment just for giving praises and thanksgiving solely. Stop praying for your petitions even just for a day. Open your heart and start thanking Him even just for simple things that you haven't had the chance to say in your prayers before.

Praise and thank the Lord for the things He had given you. Thank Him for your life, for your family, friends, neighbors, teachers, doctors, nurses, soldiers, factory workers, engineers, for everybody who had served and helped you, thank God for these people. Praise Him for the air, water, food, animals, minerals, for everything that He had created in Earth.

Also instead for praying for healing and solution to your problems, have a time to thank Him for those things. Praise God for you are still alive and that you still have the strength to face the challenges He had for you. Worship Him for everything that you have especially for the things that makes you weak like sickness, problems, worries, failures, anger..etc.

Think positive and imagine how Jesus had suffered for us. What we are experiencing right now is nothing compared to the sufferings of His Son. Be glad that we are saved and thank God for His great love.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Unconditional Love to Your Enemies

6:28 PM 3 Comments

"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies,

do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you,

and pray for those who mistreat you."

-Luke 6: 27-28

Among the teachings in the Bible this is the hardest thing that for me is hard to do. I don't get mad easily and I don't usually see the negative side of person instantly. I also don't judge people by the way they act or dress up. I can also forgive and forget easily. It's just that sometimes there are people that makes you feel bad even without them doing anything.

The Gift of Discernment allows us to feel what kind of spirit a person has. This gift allows us to "...find out if the spirit they have comes from God - 1 John 4:1". This gift is very useful to us but also it can greatly challenge us from the command of loving our enemies. It can cause us to speak harshly when confronting others, instead of speaking the truth in love.

It is easy to forgive someone if you know why you are angry or hurt but it could be very hard just to even speak or think about someone when you had already discerned who they are.

And I admit that this is my weakness. This is the thing that I had been praying for a long time. I know I have to pray for them but I can't take the pain when I start to think about their soul. It makes me weak and I can't stop crying. I want to love them but it is hard especially when their spirit suddenly changed from good to bad.

I am not ashamed to say this...I need your prayers to help me overcome this weakness. I want to follow the path of Jesus and following Him means you have to achieve the heart that is ready to forgive and give unconditional love even to your enemies.

Friday, October 3, 2008

The Unfair World in Our Eyes

6:43 PM 0 Comments
"Everything comes from the Lord success and failure,

poverty and wealth, life and death.

Wisdom, understanding, knowledge of the Law, love,

and the doing of good deeds-all these comes from the Lord."

-Sirach 11:14-15

People always wonder that if God is really good why would some people experience failure and poverty and some experience wealth and success.

I believe that God has planned something from us and has a perfect reason for us to be in that situation. I know it is hard to accept that because things are not just equal in our eyes. We doubt His love for us because we don't have the things that we wanted and others have it. But what if the things that you had longed for are already in your hands? Most of us would first thank God and the next day we would start to desire other things that we don't have. People don't have contentment.

Now let us put our selves in the shoes of the "fortunate" people. They are also longing for a lot of things. They are also desiring for things that they don't have. There are a lot of things that we cannot possess and of course what we don't have is often what we wanted.

We will never be happy if we don't start to appreciate and enjoy the things that we have. We will never be contented if we let envy control us. We will never see God's grace if we are busy feeling bad.

"ok ok ok..I get the being contented part..but why am I poor and they are rich..why are the people in Africa experiencing poverty? Isn't it unfair?" , you asked.

I believe that it is because we are labelling it to describe the differences that we can see using our eyes. I believe that in God's eyes there is no such a description. We are equal. I also believe that God wanted us to live the life that is being presented to us and make the most out of it. We will experience problems and struggles no matter which group of the level of society we belong.


"Don't be jealous of what sinners achieve; just stick to your own work, and trust the Lord. It is very easy for the Lord to make a poor person suddenly rich."

-Sirach 11:21

"Don't be concerned about what you need, or what success the future holds for you. On the other hand, don't think that you have everything you need or that nothing can go wrong for you in the future."

-Sirach 11:23-24

"So then, don't think of anyone's life as happy until it is over, because all the evidence is not in until the person is dead."

- Sirach 11:28

Enjoy your life. Love your life, make the most out of it and work so that God can help you.

I Will Choose to Listen and Believe The Voice of Truth

5:08 PM 1 Comments

Voice of Truth

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves

To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out His hand

But the waves are calling out my name
And they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy, you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, "Do not be afraid!"
The voice of truth says, "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out my name
And he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"

But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
From on top of them lookin' down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, "Do not be afraid!"
The voice of truth says, "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

There are many times in my life that God had tested my faith through making me do unusual things. Unusual in the sense that I don't normally do it neither planned to do it. A lot of times I had stepped out of my comfort zone just to follow the will of God. Also during those times I had heard a lot of voices telling me that it is not the right thing to do and that I should not do it.

I know a lot of us had been tested through that way and I know it is not easy to surrender and let God take over our lives.

But God is the voice of truth and that He is the only one who knows completely about our life-our past, present and future. In addition, God loves us very much and He cares for us.

God knows everything and He knows what is harmful and can hurt our soul and because of His love for us surely He will never lead us to that path.

So that next time that you don't know what to do or if you just wanted to straighten up your life, listen to the voice of God and do what He is saying. Have faith in Him!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Forever I will Praise Your Name My God!

6:26 PM 0 Comments
My prayers are answered just today, just a while ago. God only wanted me to completely surrender my self and my worries to Him. He just wanted me to fully offer myself and my whole being to Him.

I cannot write about it today as I am still in cloud nine and my spirit is still lifted in His name but as soon as I can, I will. Words are not enough to explain the joy that I can feel right now. There is nothing in this world that I can use to describe my experience today. I don't even know where to start and how to relate it but I will pray for it so I can share it with you.

I would like to humbly acknowledge the confirmation, the prayer and the help of Fr. Jed Sumampong today and I know it will remain to be a part of my testimony of God's love to us.

Thank you Lord for satisfying my soul today. You really work in a mysterious way. Your plans are unpredictable but the best.

I am sorry to keep you hanging but I will share it as soon as I can.

God bless us all!

I am Somebody in His Eyes

7:15 AM 3 Comments

Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth
Would care to know my name
Would care to feel my hurt
Who am I, that the Bright and Morning Star
Would choose to light the way
For my ever wandering heart

Not because of who I am
But because of what You've done
Not because of what I've done
But because of who You are

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind
Still You hear me when I'm calling
Lord, You catch me when I'm falling
And You've told me who I am
I am Yours, I am Yours

Who Am I, that the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love and watch me rise again
Who Am I, that the voice that calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain
And calm the storm in me

I am Yours
Whom shall I fear
Whom shall I fear
'Cause I am Yours
I am Yours

I am God's child and He is my Father. I could be easily swept away from this world but He had chosen to make me stay. He had sent His Son, Jesus, to save me because He wanted me to stay in His kingdom. I am Yours Father. I should not fear and doubt because I am Yours.

We are nothing but we are somebody in His eyes and God will never give up on us.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I am saved from myself

5:27 PM 0 Comments
" Come together, people of the nations,
all who survive the fall of the empire;
present yourselves for the trial!
The people who parade with their idols of wood
and pray to gods that cannot save them-
those people know nothing at all!

Come and present your case in court;
let the defendants consult one another.
Who predicted long ago what would happen?
Was it not I, the Lord, the God
who saves His people?
There is no other god.

"Turn to me now and be saved,
people all over the world!
I am the only God there is.
My promise is true,
and it will not be changed
I solemnly promised by all that I am:
Everyone will come and kneel before me
and vow to be loyal to me.

"They will say that only through me
are victory and strength to be found;
but all who hate me will suffer disgrace.
I, the Lord, will rescue all the descendants of Jacob,
and they will give me praise.
-Isaiah 45:20-25

Everytime a verse is being read, its impact will be different for each individual. The message in the Bible can be interpreted in many ways. It could be an answer to your question, a warning from God, a comfort that you need, and the list goes on. That's why we need to pray and ask for wisdom before we open the Bible so that we can understand it and the message between the written lines. It is not good to interpret it literally because the words in the Bible may contain symbols that represents your life.

I got this message a while ago after we prayed and I know exactly what God is telling me.
My mom and I had a conversation this morning about our worries for our green card application and also for my studies. We worried so much. I worried so much and I am getting impatient about it. I want to finish my studies and work in the hospital and serve people. I want to attend to patients and care for them. I would love people to see the works of God in the hospital. I want to be there and take advantage of their hopelessness to let them know that God loves them.

But everything is just about what I had planned and I worried because I am afraid that I couldn't do what I wanted. I forgot that God made a way and brought me here in New York. I had failed to realize that He had already planned something for me.

It is only through God that I could find victory. It is only through Him that I can be strengthened. It is through Him and His plans that I can find true happiness. I shouldn't have worried and I shouldn't insist my plans.

I will praise, glorify and worship you Lord. I perfectly know the reason why you had me idled and it is because you wanted more time from me. I know there is a perfect time for me to extend my service and this time is not the right one.

Thank you God for giving me enough time to know you better and to learn from the people I had met here online. I know I am still vulnerable to have my beliefs and actions direct me to an opposite direction as where you are. I had started to adore my plans and I've become eager as if it is the only way I could live. Thank you for correcting me. I won't be stubborn and insist my desires again.

Thy will be done Father. I had come to You. Lead me so I could follow Your plans.