Sunday, August 31, 2008

Walk with GOD

Preached by Pastor Windsor Cabrera

Genesis 5:22-24
"And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away."

Hebrews 11:5
"By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God."

John 3:13
"No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man."

1 Corinthians 15:20
"But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep."

"Walang pwedeng mauna kay Jesus, Siya ang laging una."

In english, "No one is allowed to go before Jesus, He is always the first."

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Romans 6:23
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Hebrews 5:7
"During the days of Jesus' life on earth, He offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the One who could save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverent submission."

Not physical death but spiritual death because HE had to be human for us. He did not see death (sin) working in HIS life.

Genesis 6:9
"This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God."

Micah 4:2-5
2 Many nations will come and say,
"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
to the house of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in his paths."
The law will go out from Zion,
the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

3 He will judge between many peoples
and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.

4 Every man will sit under his own vine
and under his own fig tree,
and no one will make them afraid,
for the LORD Almighty has spoken.

5 All the nations may walk
in the name of their gods;
we will walk in the name of the LORD
our God for ever and ever.

"To walk with GOD is to please GOD."

Revelation 3:4
"Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy."

The story of the "PILOT"
There was an airplane almost about to crash. The passengers were panicking.

Then one person asked a little child sitting calmly, "Why aren't you panicking yet?"

The little child answered, "Why would I panic? The pilot is my dad. He'll take me to my destination safely."

3 Ways to Please GOD
1.) Trust GOD
2.) Do good things

Hebrews 13:16
"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."

3.) Avoid sin and temptation

Hebrews 6:4-6
"It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace."

2 Peter 2:22
Of them the proverbs are true: "A dog returns to its vomit," and, "A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud."

Proverbs 13:22
"A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children,
but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous."

1 Thessalonians 4:11
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you,"

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For Singles

"Only GOD knows if you really are prepared to be espoused by a person He has chosen for you."

"LOVE takes you to heights only GOD can perceive. Before anything else, GOD is LOVE."

My first year anniversary

I have been a Pentecostal Christian since I was 3 years old. I have nothing against other denominations. I respect everyone's beliefs. I backslid when I was around 10-12 years old. GOD won me back last year but I believe HE has led me all my life. I was completely transformed September last year. GOD used an ex to win me back. In a painful way though. hahaha! I am very grateful because for what had happened, I have found the partner I've been desiring all my life. Well, I didn't really ask for him but GOD knows what's best for us. HE gave me the best.

Anyway, celebrate with me! I'll be celebrating the whole month of September. Amazingly, our congregation will have an indoctrination seminar and there'll be a water baptism. A way to celebrate my anniversary since I've been desiring to be baptized in water again. This September, we will also have a discipleship seminar for the youths every Wednesday and preaching classes every Friday for those who desire to preach or those who already have their own cell groups and midweek services every Thursday. Fun fun fun! GOD knows how to provide. I am very excited to celebrate my anniversary! Fully packed hahaha!

I am celebrating GOD's goodness and faithfulness in my life. Please pray for me and if you have any prayer requests, just leave them in my chat box which is located at the right side of my blog. Scroll down. hehehe! Thank you so much for all your support in reading my blog faithfully!

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Our Daily Devotions

image from The Mystery Revealed

I didn't know there was such a thing as 'daily devotions.' I have been a Christian since I was 3 years old and been an active church youth but I wasn't informed about this. I've learned about 'daily devotions' last year when I joined an 'Encounter with GOD' weekend in Manila. Until now, I can still recall what the speaker shared. She is actually my sister's discipler now.

"Nothing you do is more important than the time you spent with GOD."

A quote shared to us by my sister last year in our cell meeting. I never forgot it since then.

That's why GOD created us. To have a relationship with HIM and to glorify HIM alone through that.

I didn't quickly adapt to the 'daily devotions' thingy. But when I got transformed last year, I always make it a point to read GOD's Word when I wake up in the morning before everything else. Now I know what the speaker feels when she does her devotions. In everything, put GOD first.

Colossians 1:18(NLT)
"Christ is also the Head of the church,
which is His body.
He is the beginning,
supreme over all who rise from the dead.
So He is first in everything."

When I started being faithful to my morning daily devotions, I've always felt complete and strong. I am not afraid because I have GOD's promises with me. Even though sometimes I really am sleepy when I read the Word, I still try. hehehe! It is difficult to take it at heart when you're still sleepy but it's always worth it. Why? I have experienced and still experiencing the power in GOD's Word. Whenever I am struggling or need revelations from GOD, my daily devotions help me. Right when I needed it most.

Your daily devotions will always be your revelations from GOD.

It is not for anyone. It is especially for you from GOD. It is GOD's love letter to you. You can always use your daily devotions as you go through your day.

One of my youths keeps on telling me that she is not receiving revelations from GOD. Well, the answer to that is you just need to listen carefully or GOD is asking you to wait.

I don't know why but GOD has been very faithful to me with revelations. HE has increased my spiritual discernment. I do not like it when people compare spiritual relationships. GOD has given you the same HOLY SPIRIT HE has given me. You just have to seek and ask for more of HIM and desire it, too.

Matthew 7:7
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

Matthew 7:8
"For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."

Jeremiah 29:13
"You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart."

Deutoronomy 4:29
"But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find Him if you look for Him with all your heart and with all your soul."

Just like my other prayers and questions, tonight's prayer was special. I asked GOD something. A revelation. HE answered it right away. I was posting my devotions in my blog then I meditated on it. Amazingly, that was the answer to my question.

Isaiah 43:1-5
1 But now, this is what the LORD says—
He who created you, O Jacob,
He who formed you, O Israel:
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.

3 For I am the LORD, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
Cush and Seba in your stead.

4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give men in exchange for you,
and people in exchange for your life.

5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.

Never doubt GOD's WORD. It is very powerful and helpful. HIS WORD is HIS promises for us.

May you seek for more revelations in your life. Be faithful with your daily devotions.

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When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The One Who Won My Heart by Christian Bautista

I swore I'd let nobody in
Not that way again
I'd fixed it so they won't stand a chance
But you lessened the distance
I think you knew what this could be
You never gave up reaching for me

Because you hold me up so high
Give yourself with no condition
Because you guide me
When I'm stumbling in the dark
You hear what's deep inside
When I need you there to listen
You're the one who won my heart

And it's still a mystery
What you see in me
Coz you know I've never been an open book
But maybe I'm changing
Just a little less true
There's not a question
I owe it to you

Repeat Chorus

And I know you keep it safe
I trust in you that way
To keep with your possession
Every moment everyday

Repeat Chorus

The one who won my heart


I know this is a love song. Well, it is my love song for GOD. The first time I heard this song was when Christian Bautista guested in "Boy and Kris" and when I heard it, I knew then that it is one of my songs for GOD. I have been waiting for the release of this song just so I can post it here. No one else can take the place of our Father in Heaven. I am sorry for the video. hehehe!

Mark 12:30
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength."

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Do Not Lose Heart

Preached by Pastor Windsor Cabrera

2 Corinthians 4:1
"Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart."

2 Corinthians 4:8-9
"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."

2 Corinthians 4:16
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day."

Galatians 6:9
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

"The longer I serve Him, the sweeter He grows."

I. Signs of Losing Heart
1.) lack of persistence
Luke 18:1
"Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up."

Joke: "If you are not patient, you will become a patient."

Ephesians 6:18
"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."

1 Corinthians 4:2
"Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful."

1 Thessalonians 5:17
"pray continually"

1 Timothy 2:8
"I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing."
3 symbols of raising hands
1.) surrender
2.) victory
3.) worship

2.) grow weary in doing good
Galatians 6:9
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

II. Reasons for Lost Hearts
1.) trials/tribulations
3 P's in the Christian Life
Problem - look to God
Promise - talk to God
Provision - trust and wait on God

2.) lawlessness
-no direction

trial - allowed by God to make us strong
temptation - from Satan to make us weak

"Unless the heart is right, the price is right."

1.) Appreciate the glorious nature of our ministry
2.) Realize the power of Christ when we are weak
2 Chronicles 16:9
"For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war."

2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

3.) Look at things not seen

"What a day it will be, when my Jesus I shall see."

John 14:1
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me."

Galatians 6:7-9
"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale.




When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

4 D's of Deliverance

Preached by Pastor Windsor Cabrera

Pastor Windsor Cabrera is our beloved pastor. I've been under his care for 13 years now even if I backslid. He continues to care for me. He and his wife, Pastora Tess Cabrera.

(Keys to receive Complete Deliverance)

Luke 18:35-43
35As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. 37They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by."

38He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"

39Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

40Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, 41"What do you want me to do for you?"
"Lord, I want to see," he replied.

42Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you." 43Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

What is Deliverance?

Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,

Luke 4:18
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,

Matthew 3:16
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him.

a. a burning passion for something
b. a strong conviction that something shall come to pass and we have the faith that GOD will grant it

a. firm and fixed decision
b. setting

a. going from one point to another without turning back; there is a focus or goal

a. act of declaring something; proclaiming victory; testimony

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When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Friday, August 29, 2008


image from couple

I bought a book last year entitled "The Mystery of Marriage" by Mike Mason. Funny, it has been with me for a year already but I only started reading it a few months ago. I haven't finished it yet because of my busy schedule. Or am I really busy? hahaha! God revealed to me why I wasn't able to read it last year. I really wasn't feeling the significance of marriage when I tried to read it last year. But then, when I started to read it this year while growing in love with my Cody, it is a marvelous revelation indeed. I've had so many revelations with this book and I even found myself agreeing to every sentence while thinking of my boyfriend. I will share some of the quotes from it that I hope will make married couples continue their quest of loving more and growing deeper with their spouses. For singles to find the love of their lives on how GOD views marriage. One of the most honest books I've read.

Marriage, by the way, is a commitment. A commitment forever til eternity.

"If we truly have the love of GOD, we will find that it spills over to everyone around us."

The love of GOD is contagious. When GOD anoints you with HIS beautiful love, it overflows to other people.

"This is the way GOD planned it, that everything in our lives should perfectly reflect HIS love, so that HIS glory covers the earth. Everything we experience is a door into paradise."

"As the kingdom of darkness advances, the Kingdom of Light advances even more. More than ever before in history, couples who submit wholeheartedly in marriage, both to GOD and to one another, stand on the threshold of paradise, of pure bliss."

These are awesome revelations to me. GOD created us to show HIS glory through each one of us. If there are so many couples who undergo divorce nowadays, there are more couples who grow stronger and deeply in love with their partners who are in the Light. I must say, at this point in my life, I am truly experiencing this bliss but I know there will be more. More of GOD's promises.

"Later I would discover, very gradually, that that is one of the chief characteristics of love: It asks for everything. Not just for a little bit, or a whole lot, but for everything. And unless one is challenged to give everything, one is not really in love."

Just like GOD, HE wants all of you. Because HE wants to give all of HIM, too.

"Marriage, in other words, turns out to be the best of two worlds, satisfying all of the needs relating to separateness and solitude, together with those of companionship."

"No, to be loved as one is being watched is like one thing only: It is like the watchfulness of the LORD GOD HIMSELF, the sense that the believer has of living out his life in the invisible presence of the Living GOD, and of being so loved that it is as if an aura or halo had already been conferred upon him, a spiritual electricity that surrounds and fills all of his words and actions, for suddenly all that he is and does is not only accepted and respected, but marveled at."

I haven't met one person in this world who appreciates and praises me so much like Cody does. I believe GOD does that more that's why HE created me.

"GOD never sends just one sign: HE keeps on confirming HIS course for us with one vision after another. But the reading of HIS signs is essentially a task for faith, a task for people who are willing to persist in seeking out the correspondence between the external and visible realities of their lives, and the interior weather of their souls, striving always to bring the two into line in order that the kingdom of GOD might come."

Whatever signs or revelations we receive from GOD, it should always correspond to HIS perfect will and for HIS glory alone.

"A husband must learn to tolerate his wife's infirmities, because in doing so he either cures her, or makes himself better." ~Jeremy Taylor

This is so true. I have noticed Cody doing this in a loving and gentle way and I see growth in him and helps me grow, too. Of course, the wife should do the same. After all, marriage is a give and take partnership.

"A marriage lives, paradoxically, upon those almost impossible times when it is perfectly clear to the two partners that nothing else but pure sacrificial love can hold them together."

"When the miracle of love erupts before our eyes, we cannot help being swept off our feet, dumbfounded, incapacitated for any other action or response except that of love itself: gazing, marveling, contemplating, loving."

"Marriage is living with glory. It is living with an embodied revelation, with a daily unveiling and unraveling of the mystery of love in such a way that our intense yet shy curiosity about such things is in a constant state of being satisfied, being fed, yet without ever becoming sated. It is living with a mystery that is fully visible, with a flesh-and-blood person who can be touched and held, questioned and probed and examined and even made love to, to our heart's content, but who nevertheless proves to be utterly and impenetrably mysterious, infinitely contemplable."

"Marriage is one of the great steps we can take in the direction of choosing for ourselves what has really already been given to us: It is a choosing of the closeness of GOD, in the form of a close relationship with another person. It is a deliberate choosing of closeness over distance, of companionship over detachment, of relationship over isolation, of love over apathy, of life over death."

"First, however, HE wants us to learn to pay this same undeserved and unqualified compliment to others, the high and magnanimous compliment of regarding others as being every bit as real and important as we are, which is to say, loving them as we love ourselves."

Funny, Cody and I talked about this. How we love each other more than we love ourselves. Which makes sense because that means we're looking out for each other, caring and loving. Being accountable to GOD. Marriage is the closest you can get to another person. You can never be as close to anyone as you are to your partner.

"True religion can begin only with a profound acquiescence to one basic truth: that there is a GOD, and I myself am not HE."

"This is what is difficult about being a human being, about being alive: not life itself, but the sharing of it; not mere existence, but relationship."

I agree. It is our relationships with other people that makes us either love or hate life. People and relationships with them gives us mere emotions. But when you are grounded in a relationship with the Supreme Being, you will attain joy and peace above every trial.

"Marriage is the down-to-earth dimension of romance, the translation of a romantic blueprint into costly reality. It is the practical working out of people's grandest dreams and ideals and promises in the realm of love. It is one of GOD's most powerful secret weapons for the revolutionizing of the human heart. It is a heavy, concentrated barrage upon the place of our greatest weakness, which is our relationship with others. We cannot possibly, it is true, in any practical way maintain a commitment to every other person in the world: That is GOD's business, not ours. But marriage involves us synecdochically in this mystical activity of GOD's by choosing for us just one person, one total stranger out of all the world's billions, with whom to enter into the highest and deepest and farthest reaches of sacrificial, loving relationship."

"The light is brightest where the love is most intense, and the love is most intense where it is most practical, where the experiment in closeness is most intimate and daring."

"What is most unique about the tenacious fidelity of marriage is that it allows for such a really brutal amount of sharpening to take place, yet in the gentlest way imaginable."

"For marriage is a trap. It is a trap of pure love."

"Being engaged is like entering a new stage of childhood, right down to the feeling of strange new chemicals being released into the body."

"The train schedule of love runs on its own sweet time."

"So real love is always fated. It has been arranged from before time. It is most meticulously prepared of coincidences. And fate, of course, is simply the secular term for the will of GOD, and coincidence for HIS grace."

"The essential characteristic of love, in fact, is what might be termed its "deus ex machina" aspect: the sense of something being there, quite suddenly and surprisingly, that was never there before."

"One of the ways we know that love is from GOD, and that it is love, is that it always comes in a form and a manner we never could have anticipated."

"To go forward from love into marriage is to take a step of faith. It is to stake life upon a spiritual experience. There is no entering into the grace of marriage except through the grasping of a whole new understanding of what love itself means."

These are a few of my favorite quotes in the book. I haven't even read half of the book yet. I am looking forward to more revelations. Hope you enjoyed your mini sneak peek. hehehe! I am highly recommending this book to all of you. It is very cheap. You are never wasting money on quality books. It's only 185 pesos. And I advertised. hahaha! Go grab a copy and be blessed. For married couples, read it together. For engaged couples, read it together. For singles, this book will serve as a guide and preparation for you. I believe that if you desire to get married someday with the person GOD has chosen for you, prepare for rain! What I simply mean is to prepare or else you'll be unaware and caught off-guard without knowing what to do. It is always nice to get encouragements and guidance from people who have been there and gone through what you're about to undergo. This book also serves as an encouragement to strengthen relationships. Especially your relationship with GOD.
Luke 14:28-30
"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'

I believe that this verse not only appeals to finances. If you look at it in every aspect of life, it means to prepare ahead at all times in every way possible.

I declare prosperity, love, joy, peace, wisdom, discernment and more of GOD in all your relationships!

LOVE with all that you have and all that you are. GOD IS LOVE.

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale.




When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Make a Ripple

Image from Stefanie Maffa

I have a book entitled "Ripples of Joy" by Cheryl Kirking. It's an awesome book of different stories about people who brought ripples to others by showing goodness. Stories that touch the heart in an unknowing way but can be felt.

Simple testimony:
I was in the grocery store earlier. I saw a very long line at the cashier section for 'baskets only.' I have learned to become patient in lining up. Thank GOD for the patience! Before I would always complain but now, by GOD's grace and love, you will never hear any complaints from me when lining up for the payment section. And this time, it's amazing to drop a ripple onto someone. So I was at the end of the long line and the woman before me left her basket in front of me to get more things that she needed. She didn't ask me anything. As the line was moving, I pushed my basket with my foot together with her basket in front of mine so her basket can still line up. The line succeeded. I was pushing her basket with mine when she came so she just loaded her basket with a couple of groceries. Now it was the other woman's turn to leave her basket and get more groceries. Guess which woman? hahaha! It was the woman infront of the woman who is in front of me. Confused yet? hahaha! Amazingly, when the line was moving, the woman in front of me was also pushing the other woman's basket with hers. I was really glad. It was a good ripple. A simple deed that made a ripple and a huge impact in my life. It is so heartwarming when you do something good without asking for anything in return. I was really so happy that she did the same thing I did. Even when I wasn't able to hear a 'thank you', the deed was more worth it. Maybe she was just shy. hahaha! I don't mind. We are GOD pleasers anyway.

Colossians 3:23 (NKJV)
"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ."

It is better to be envied because of goodness rather than wickedness.

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale.




When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Monday, August 25, 2008

It's raining blessings!!!

After every storm, there is a rainbow.

After every trial, there is a blessing.

I've had 1 major trial yesterday and earlier. They were both heartbreaking in a painful way. All my life, I never found the solution. But now, of all the problems I've had, my only solution is GOD.

I am truly blessed with a boyfriend who is not selfish...who is never jealous of GOD. GOD is my every perfect thing. GOD is my love and my life. Cody understands that. He knows that he can offer help and will never refuse to give up on me but he also knows that GOD is my only solution and the ONE who can really comfort me. He knows that there's a void that only GOD can fill. Cody, as well, gives me happiness that no other person can ever give me.

My devotional verse yesterday happened not only yesterday but today also and forever.

Mark 11:24
"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."

I've learned to never doubt GOD's power anymore. The GOD who parted the Red Sea. The GOD who faced the giant of David. The GOD who answers your prayers today and tomorrow.

GOD always convicts me. GOD is so good and faithful to me even if I am not at times. GOD entrusted me a spiritual gift that I never desired but I am so overwhelmed with joy now for having it. GOD floods me with blessings after every trial. How can I dare to doubt my GOD?

One of my youths asked me why that verse isn't happening in her life. I simply told her, "Doubt is the hindrance to every prayer. Patience is a necessity because God has a perfect will and timing for everything."

I can never get through a day without any testimony to share. I am not satisfied. I want more of GOD!

So after 2 trials, I have testimonies to share...

I was really praying for something I really desire to happen. A birthday gift. I surrendered it to GOD and believed that GOD will make a way. Act on your faith. That's what I did. I began to tell Jergens about it. Amazingly, I was informed earlier that I am going to receive my gift on October. I was expecting it on January because of certain circumstances. GOD is good coz I'll get it earlier than expected. I'll tell you what that gift is when I've gotten it already. I'm so excited! Also, I will testify for Cody about an answered prayer with a yes. GOD has given him a new job. More so, a Christian employer. We are both excited for this, right honey? hahaha! He was planning to finish his former job before he visits here but amazingly, GOD gave him a new job that he is excited to have now. A prayer answered for both of us. GOD is so faithful! HE never stops working in our lives as a couple. The nth blessing I've received..well, I haven't received yet. I will certainly keep you updated when I've gotten all these blessings already. Soon. GOD never sleeps. HE provides not only with material things but more emotionally and spiritually. I am not a materialistic person anymore because of GOD but the blessings I've been receiving are necessities in my life. You, too, can be blessed. Dare to believe. ONLY BELIEVE.

Also, I almost forgot to testify. I was planning to send my youths to Manila for an ENCOUNTER WITH GOD weekend. That plan was last May or June if I'm not mistaken. We were having problems because of money for the registration and the bus fare. My sister informed me that their pastor (Pastor Carlo) is discipling a pastor whose church is 15mins away from us. So I was happy to know that and contacted him. He didn't reply to my texts about ENC. I haven't been able to visit their church yet for some reasons. Last Wednesday, no classes because of Typhoon Karen. I was at home when my pastor texted me that there's a G12 conference at church. I wasn't able to go because I'll be late already. Amazingly, my youth pastor texted me an hour after, that Pastor Carlo was the one who was preaching. I got excited. Then he also informed me that Pastor Carlo committed themselves monthly for an ENCOUNTER WITH GOD weekend in our church building. I was so thrilled because of GOD's anointing to him, his wife and their church. Now we are ready to boom for the next year. Please help us pray for the schools we are ministering to. Pray for the hearts of those young students and also the adults. We are all seeing these souls worshipping GOD.

Psalm 37:4
"Delight yourself in the LORD
and He will give you the desires of your heart."

We need to continue the good race because at the end of that...there is our GOD waiting for us! We may encounter trials but our Reward is GOD Himself. Where there are sins, there is GOD's grace. Where there are problems, GOD is our solution. Where there are weaknesses, there is GOD's strength. GOD is with you. Waiting.

2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

Without trials, we become complacent. Growth stops when there is complacency. We should never be satisfied with the situations we are in. We should hunger for more of GOD in our lives. GOD should increase and we shall decrease. Make HIS glory known.

Romans 8:18
"I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us."

That glory is GOD's glory. It is not about the gifts but it is about our GOD who is our Gift. Our ultimate Blessing.

GOD wants to touch your heart today. Go closer to HIM. HE will never fail you.

GOD can amaze you everyday. HE can do miracles within seconds. I am in awe of GOD!

Time flies so fast. I will be celebrating my first birthday next month. As if I'm a new believer hahaha! I'm having the time of my life so I'll be celebrating the whole next month. Fun fun fun. I'll be doing activities with the LORD. If you wish to celebrate with me, hook up an appointment. hahaha! If people of the world party, people of GOD should celebrate more! GOD IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

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When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

My GOD-given passions

First passion which was given to me by GOD last year is my Culinary career. I never asked for it but HE gave it wholeheartedly. Truly, GOD knows our needs and answers them faithfully. When GOD transformed me, HE suddenly gave me the passion for this career. All my life, I never wanted to do anything. HE guides my path. I give all the praise and the glory to HIM. Thank GOD because I've had my last Culinary classes yesterday. I am so happy that I've graduated at last from a passion that GOD gave me and the path to GOD goes on. I'm so excited for the next step GOD will give me!

Anyway, the passion started when I cooked garlic chicken for me and my dad. He liked it so much. Since then, my desire grew. A desire to please people through my cooking. A desire to fulfill the 'eating' needs of people. A desire I've never had before. It is so unusual. But there was more to it. A desire which is the second but the better passion that is stated below.

One of my rhema verses which was my devotions yesterday...

Mark 11:24
"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."

But then every prayer has to coincide to GOD's Will...

Proverbs 19:21
"Many are the plans in a man's heart,
but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails."

And GOD's glory...

1 Corinthians 10:31
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

Yesterday, I was tested though. It was one of the major tests in my life. I felt so convicted and upset with myself. But I know GOD has a purpose. I've learned a lot from it. I still sin. I am still an imperfect person HE will continue to work on. I am very humbled for GOD to give me that kind of attention. HE uses people to teach me what true humility really is. I know a lot of Christians who fail at that. I have learned a lot about self-righteousness, hypocrisy and humility. These are the major entry points of the devil because the enemy failed because of these. I've had the most upsetting test yesterday. I've always believed though (by GOD's wisdom) that every trial/test comes because of two reasons: to learn from it and to glorify GOD with it.

James 4:17
"Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins."

I was so down after the test. But GOD's joy relieved me. Most of all, GOD's grace contained me. But I always remind myself with one of my rhema verses...

2 Corinthians 12:9
But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

Today, my devotions are beautiful. GOD promised me something. I'll share a few verses...

Isaiah 25:1
"O LORD, You are my God;
I will exalt You and praise Your name,
for in perfect faithfulness
You have done marvelous things,
things planned long ago."

Isaiah 26:3-4
3 You will keep in perfect peace
him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in You.

4 Trust in the LORD forever,
for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.

Isaiah 26:7-10
7 The path of the righteous is level;
O upright One, You make the way of the righteous smooth.

8 Yes, LORD, walking in the way of Your laws,
we wait for You;
Your name and renown
are the desire of our hearts.

9 My soul yearns for You in the night;
in the morning my spirit longs for You.
When Your judgments come upon the earth,
the people of the world learn righteousness.

10 Though grace is shown to the wicked,
they do not learn righteousness;
even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil
and regard not the majesty of the LORD.

The last verse is kind of negative because GOD wants to impart that those who sin, grace will be given but we must do good after being forgiven because GOD deserves it. Thank GOD for the faithfulness and the amazing grace. Most of all, for a human best friend in the person of my boyfriend, Cody. He never leaves me whenever I need help and for being my confidante. I praise the LORD for everything HE is giving me!

Second but better passion than the first is winning souls for CHRIST. GOD gave me HIS ministry last year after I was transformed by HIM. I have learned a lot from my life. Lessons I can impart to the youths today. But I can simply discern that GOD will not just use me for the youths but for every soul. After getting the first passion, GOD instilled in me that I could actually minister through my career. Win more than a million souls for HIM. Nothing is impossible with GOD. The main reason that I love my God-given passion in cooking is because I can glorify GOD with it. I am truly blessed by GOD! Not just with the blessings but also with trials.

Something I've learned last year after reading Smith Wigglesworth's "Ever Increasing Faith" is that we should be very intimate with GOD first and get much anointing from HIM before overflowing. This has been affirmed by Pastor Windsor Cabrera with his preaching on our leaders' conference last Saturday. We cannot give what we don't have. And also by Pastor Carlo Panlilio about intimacy with GOD. As he stated, "Fruitfulness is an evidence of intimacy."

"One can never love truly without experiencing GOD's love." ~Anonymous
A text quote sent by my Ninang Leja Good.

When we feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW! It is true. If we aren't overwhelmed, we cannot give anything. Right now, I am so overwhelmed by GOD's beautiful love and amazing grace and thats all I can talk about. GOD IS SO GOOD AND FAITHFUL!!!

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale.




When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Giving Credit

2 Corinthians 10:15
"Nor do we boast and claim credit for the work someone else has done..."

If it is not your composition, please consider the names of the authors or composers. They deserve the credit for they took the effort in making their work. Integrity, in all sense, is respecting other people's rights too. Copyrights, at that matter. Not giving credit to an author or composer is plagiarism (stealing, in simpler terms). Respect other people's possessions so that others will respect you, too. We are GOD pleasers, yes. Whatever your heart's motives are, consider others better than yourselves. That is true humility. Respect is gained when given. Yes it is for GOD, but does GOD want you stealing other people's works?

Philippians 2:3
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves."

Exodus 20:15
"You shall not steal."

Leviticus 19:11
"Do not steal..."

Deutoronomy 5:19
"You shall not steal."

I believe that if something has been stated in the Bible more than once, it is VERY important.

Matthew 22:39
And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'

You can never say you love GOD, if you do not love others.

"Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." ~George Washington Carver

"The higher you go in any organization of value, the better the attitude you'll find." ~John C. Maxwell

"Always do more than is required of you." ~General George S. Patton

In order to act out true humility, study false humility and neglect it. Learn from corrections. Stop making excuses. Admit mistakes and learn to be meek. Too many people react because of corrections especially if the one corrected is older. Have a heart that stands corrected to improve your character for GOD. It is for your own good, anyway. Pride is such a big entry point for the enemy.

Proverbs 29:1
"A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes
will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy."

I disciple different kinds of youths. I rebuke every mistake for their own good. But, I, too stand corrected and I accept it when I do make a mistake because I know they care. Love always trusts. True love, that is.

If too many people do not like you, then better start evaluating yourself.

"If the WORD hurts, it works!" ~Pastor Windsor Cabrera

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale.




When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Christians in Mindanao

This is a text message I received earlier:

Forwarded by Rev. Fred Magbanua "Evacuees will arrive in our church this afternoon. Please intercede. Brutal works and killings must be stop through praying. Houses burned, bus passengers massacred, children killed/chopped. I'm calling all churches and Christians to pray for us right now. Pastor Cocoy. Iligan."

It was heartbreaking to read it. And it is not because of Christian persecution but mainly because they want something from the Philippine government. Whatever it is, let us all unite in praying for these innocent people, especially children.

If you can fast for them, please do so. Thank you.

We can make an impact, a difference, a ripple and tip the scale through praying.




When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


"Integrity is the state of being entire; completeness." ~Sherlock Dictionary

Why entire? Why complete? Integrity is having all the virtues in. Integrity is the soundness of all virtues. When you feel at peace in doing something good and doing the right things (right in God's eyes), you have integrity.

“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” ~W. Clement Stone

Proverbs 11:3
"The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity."

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.” ~Anonymous

I have read an article which stated an example: Integrity is when you don't get paper clips, coupon bonds and such for personal use from your office/workplace without permission from the higher authority or more so, without paying for it. Because you don't own it, it is considered stealing. If you can't be trusted with small things, how can you be trusted with bigger things, right?

Proverbs 13:6
"Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner."

“Purity of heart is blooming the same colors in the middle of the wilderness when no one sees you.” ~Vanna Bonta

“Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do” ~Don Galer

It is not just by actions alone or by words alone. But it is by putting into actions the truth that we believe in and the good things we say and share to others.

Just like 'double standard', you don't do what you don't want others doing. For example, if you say you don't like cheating, you should never do it yourself.

“Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.” ~Paul Wellstone

As what the Golden Rule states: "Do not do unto others what you don't want others do unto you."

Titus 2:7-8
"In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us."

“My father was very strong. I don't agree with a lot of the ways he brought me up. I don't agree with a lot of his values, but he did have a lot of integrity, and if he told us not to do something, he didn't do it either.” ~Madonna

“It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than with a bad reputation.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

True. When you have destroyed your name/reputation, you have to prove yourself all over again and this time, it will be stricter because all eyes will be on you and every move you make will be watched. One mistake and you'll prove them right with their accusations about you.

Proverbs 10:9
"The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out."

“One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.” ~ Chinua Achebe

When you are standing on solid ground, you know deep down in yourself that you will never compromise the Truth about doing the good and the right things. That is integrity.

“No one will question your integrity if your integrity is not questionable.” ~Nathaniel Bronner Jr.

“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will.” ~John D. MacDonald

Matthew 22:16
..."Teacher," they said, "we know you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren't swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are.

It is better to be envied because of your goodness than to be envied because of wickedness.

Proverbs 24:1-6
1 Do not envy wicked men,
do not desire their company;

2 for their hearts plot violence,
and their lips talk about making trouble.

3 By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established;

4 through knowledge its rooms are filled
with rare and beautiful treasures.

5 A wise man has great power,
and a man of knowledge increases strength;

6 for waging war you need guidance,
and for victory many advisers.

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” ~Confucius

Change starts within ourselves. I've heard people complain about the government but everything should start individually.

Romans 14:13
"Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way."

Romans 2:1
"You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things."

Romans 2:3
"So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment?"

Matthew 7:2
"For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

Romans 14:10
"You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat."

1 Corinthians 4:5
"Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God."

Always walk with integrity. Be a GOD pleaser. God has given you wisdom to show restraint from wickedness and do the right and good things in God's eyes, whatever your heart's motives are. Be a good model of what you think and say. Ask for God's discernment and always humble yourself to God.




When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

My devotions for today

"If God is enough for you, then you’ll always have enough, because you’ll always have God." ~Max Lucado

Isaiah 14:24
The LORD Almighty has sworn,
"Surely, as I have planned, so it will be,
and as I have purposed, so it will stand."

Romans 12:10 (NIV)
"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves."

Romans 12:10 (NLT)
"Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other."

Romans 12:10 (NASB)
"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor."

Romans 12:10 (CEV)
"Love each other as brothers and sisters and honor others more than you do yourself."

Romans 12:10 (ESV)
"Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor."

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale.




When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

For my GOD

Oh GOD, how faithful You are
I was cursed because of a generational curse
that runs through the family
Your everlasting and unfailing love led me
You have used me when I was little
so that my parents would see how much we
need You in our lives
You have afflicted me with terrible allergies
but through that, my parents came to know You
You have held my weak lungs in its place in
order for me to live
Thank You for instilling in me my worth since
I was a baby
You have made me an active church worker
But all church workers go through trials
I was not exempted
I got discouraged
I backslid
I thought that was the end and that You've closed the lid
You opened the heavens and Your light came in me
Darkness moved away
Your amazing grace didn't lead me astray
After living in sin, You brought me back in Your presence
You've used me then and You're using me now more mightily
I may not be as pure as others
But I know I have to go asunder
And experience such blunders
For now in Your power I am under
I will never be the same again
And You know that's a given
Coz without You, I am nothing
For You are my every good and perfect thing
You are my first and last love
A Supreme Being from up above
You are my Divine Creator
My Healer, My Deliverer
You healed me physically, emotionally and mentally
You delivered me from all the pain and the sins
You shaped me excellently
You drew my life's blueprint
You still are working in me
And I never want You to stop
Everything about You is overwhelming me
You bring life to my spirit
You are my reason for breathing
I don't want to be complacent with
my relationship with You
For I do not desire laziness
For with You, I will never grow tired or weary
Coz Your joy is my strength
More than my heart can contain
More than my mind can bear
Coz in the future, You will reward me
a glorious body worshipping only You
You are my One Desire, my Only Hope
You are my King, my Lord
You are my Freedom, my Healing
You are my Light, my Sun, my Salvation, my Shield
You are my Powerful God
who created the heavens and the earth
No one is omnipotent as You
Father, be with me
I never want to be without You
For You are what my eyes want to see
So please don't leave me in the blue
You deserve all the love I can give
For in You, I still believe
Believe in life ever after
Coz for me, You are my Endless Water
I can hardly wait to hear You say,
"Well done, good and faithful servant"
For Your Words are the Lamp onto my feet
I rely and hang onto every Word that comes out of Your mouth
For they are forever, as from north to south
And east to west
All in all, I will give You my best
For You alone are worthy of our praise and worship
You alone are worthy of such compositions
Father, I will forever give You the utmost of every
talent, skill, ability, capability and beauty You have given me
No one deserves them but the Giver
The Blesser who imparts blessings
All of Your people are created to exalt Your Name
For as long as we shall live
My love be forever Yours, My Lord Almighty, my Beautiful One!!!

Father, my words aren't enough. I want more of You and less of me. Increase that I may decrease. This is all for You. Thank You for all the best and beautiful blessings You have given me. You are more than enough.

This is a personal conviction. I have composed a lot of poems and compositions to others but I've never done it for my Lord. Now, I am doing it. I feel more than overwhelmed with joy. Before doing things for others, ask yourself if you have done it for God already. He deserves our best because He gave us the best. Jesus Christ. When we think about it, all our best came from Him, anyway. Give your best always!

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale.




When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Beloved Little Children

Matthew 19:14
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

I love cute, little children but I've learned to love even the disabled and the abandoned after GOD gave me the heart. We need not to be choosy with which kids to entertain and give our love to. Now, when I see little children, I see cute, little angels of God. Whether they are black or white, skinny or fat, naughty or shy, disabled or not. If Jesus Himself do not choose which little ones to entertain, we should be the same. All are very precious in GOD's eyes. No favoritism. I believe that's why my mom chose the name 'Precious Minds' for their school. All are very special.

Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children."

I deal with children everyday. Not only one but more than 50. hahaha! They're adorable. It's amazing to see naughty, disrespectful kids respect you because of the respect you give to them. The innocence seen in their eyes is incomparable. I believe I was like that when I was little. hehehe! Little children know how to apply the Golden Rule for they do what is only done to them. If you show love and respect, they'll show it back to you. The faith and love they give is very genuine. When they give it, they give it to the full effect. That's why Jesus talked about us having a faith of that of the little children.

Matthew 18:2-6
He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea."

I have been a part of an organization wherein we deal with sexually exploited children and teenagers. It was tough. It was heartbreaking to know children are sexually abused. Some by their own parents and relatives. Some are physically abused. Some are abandoned just like the ones in the orphanages. We never measure love. The love we give to all the children we see should be equal because the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Ate Cathy have shared about her experiences in an orphanage and in one of the communities in Manila. How those disabled little children long for attention and love. How those little children have the hunger to learn about so many things. I was moved by the stories. We should all offer time whenever we can to all of the little children we see for these children know how to appreciate kindness and love.

Matthew 18:10
"See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven."

We need not to be picky because of appearance, odor, attitude, their upbringing or even reputation for all of them deserve our love. They don't have faults coz of what they have or who they are. We're pleasing our GOD alone anyway, right?

My youngest sister once told us a story of her when she was little. A very clear memory of an angel in the sky playing a harp. It's a proof that babies really see angels. So when a baby stares at you, be blessed for you have angels around you.

Cody and I were talking about babies before. He told me that all babies are cute. More so, they're all beautiful. I couldn't believe how a man would think that way. I was amazed with that thinking and from then on, it never departed my memory. Just like what he shared to me last week, 'touch some hearts.'

I would say, 'touch some little children's hearts now.' Love them all equally!

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale.



When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Scripture Verses to ponder

Before reading, please pray and ask for GOD's wisdom and discernment be upon you. Thank you.

1 Corinthians 6:12-14
"Everything is permissible for me"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"—but I will not be mastered by anything. "Food for the stomach and the stomach for food"—but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. By His power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.

Matthew 15:16-20
"Are you still so dull?" Jesus asked them. "Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.' For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what make a man 'unclean'; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him 'unclean.' "

Ephesians 4:18-19
They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.

Matthew 5:27-28
"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."

1 Peter 1:13-16
Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale.




When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

GOD won a soul!

God gave me the desire in winning souls just last year. I have been a backslider. I stopped going to church for more than 10 years if I'm not mistaken. God didn't depart from me because I've always been hearing that still, small voice convicting me.

Proverbs 22:6
"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."

I have a calling. All of us has a calling. God changed my heart. Soul-winning is not that easy but with God, nothing is impossible!

Isaiah 6:8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

Last week, I saw this girl. Jergens, my closest friend, told me about her last year. This girl is her friend. She came back last week from the US. When I saw her for the first time, I prayed silently, "God win that soul." I felt heavy in my tummy. Friday, I had to postpone our cell meeting coz Jergens will arrive from Baguio Saturday morning and I was so sleepy at that time. One of my youths told me that she will invite someone. Friday evening, I was stressing on my preaching. I had a certain leading that the one I prepared is not what God wants. I have an article saved in my desktop that I've been wanting to read but then I sat down on it Friday evening. All throughout my reading, I was thinking of that soul who was going to be invited. Oh I stressed too much. hahaha! But then, I surrendered it to God. Saturday, they informed me that the soul who was invited is Jergens' girl friend. I was so amazed. Thank God I've learned to give my best every time. While I was preaching, I was also stressing that I had to stare at the new girl most of the time. I did not have any idea if I was reaching out to her. I was hoping that something would happen to show me anything...just anything! hehehe! After I preached, Jergens shared about the 'Four Spiritual Laws'. Nothing strange happened. I prayed my closing prayer as I usually do. When I opened my eyes, I was so surprised that the new girl was crying. I don't know why. Only one thing I'm sure of, GOD won that soul! All of us in that house were rejoicing. I am so thankful!

Proverbs 11:30
"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise."

I am sure that angels were rejoicing with us. In fact, there was an affirmation from one of my youths who has been gifted with visions. She has seen angels all around us at that time. It was beautiful! She also saw demons covering their ears. Like the song goes, "GOD is awesome in this place. Sense His presence as we sing His praise. There is power here for a miracle. Set the captives free and make the broken whole."

Luke 15:7
"I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent."

Luke 15:10
"In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

Psalm 91:9-12
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge-

10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For He will command His angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

Hebrews 1:14
"Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?"

Hebrews 13:2
"Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it."

I believe that GOD won that soul. Not me or the one who invited her or the ones who talked to her. Only the Holy Spirit can give you feelings you'll have a difficulty to explain. I have been convicted that only GOD can win souls. Not me or anyone. We are the mouthpiece and God's reflection of His love and He uses us to win souls but we can never boast that we win souls coz we don't. Pride is such a big entry point for the enemy. Apart from GOD, we are nothing.

Win souls for Christ but never forget that GOD is always the One who wins them!

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale.




When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

i love PINK!!!

One of my simplest testimony. hehehe! I just know that every little thing comes from God. I am very blessed not only with the material gifts but most especially with the spiritual gifts God has given me. I believe that nothing that I have right now is from me. It is all from God. I am never 'proud' of anything and I don't even use that word. As what the apostle Paul believed, he can only boast of what God has given and done for him. God loves a humble heart. I can never be proud of anything because apart from God, I am nothing! (John 15:5)

Psalm 12:3-4
3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips
and every boastful tongue

4 that says, "We will triumph with our tongues;
we own our lips [a] —who is our master?"

Psalm 34:2
"My soul will boast in the LORD;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice."

Jeremiah 9:23-24
23 This is what the LORD says:
"Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom
or the strong man boast of his strength
or the rich man boast of his riches,

24 but let him who boasts boast about this:
that he understands and knows me,
that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight,"
declares the LORD.

1 Corinthians 1:30-31
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."

2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

James 4:15-17
Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that." As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.

Do not love the world (Desires of the wicked)

1 John 2:15-17
"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever."

Simple testimony:
I've been late for my testimonies coz I lost my internet for 3 days. Now, I'm back! Last week, after my mom and I got the new cellphone, I asked her to buy me a new casing for my phone. We went to the first store. I saw 2 casings (one white, the other is blue). They look so dull. My mom told me to go look at another store. I told her that I wanted a pink one. We have passed by so many stores but then there was a sudden push to one store so we entered it. The lady gave us 2 beautiful, very neat casings (pink and the other is grey). Which one do you think I chose? Obviously, I was so thrilled with the pink one. My mom bought it for me. I love my mom! hehehe! GOD IS SO FAITHFUL AND GOOD! He provides even the simple things you desire.

Sometimes we are very impulsive with buying. God has taught me to stop being impulsive. I've stopped my desire for 'shopping'. God gives us the wisdom to show restraint to useless things. Especially things that we can never bring to heaven with us. I am so amazed today. God really provides when you surrender everything to Him. My ninang from Chicago, Illinois texted me today and asked me what my height, weight, waistline and shoe size are. I don't shop for clothes or shoes anymore. We're not poor. hehehe! My ninang said she'll shop for me. At first, I couldn't believe it. When she insisted, I know it is from GOD so I couldn't refuse anymore. She also invited me to speak for the youths when she comes home from the US. I am more than honored. Blessings will pour like rain when your life is focused on God. My love for God is inexpressible and all that I can do to make it up to Him is to testify of His faithfulness and goodness in my life. I can only hope that you also feel the same. May God shower you with blessings!

God's goodness, prosperity, love, joy, peace, wisdom and discernment be upon all of you!



When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Special thanks to my mom and my ninang Leja Good. Your surname surely fits you, ninang!