Friday, November 14, 2008

GOD's Undying Favor

Image © Cody Lee Howe

I was so overwhelmed this morning in a good way.

I felt bad though because GOD remains faithful even when I am unfaithful at times.

I felt bad because GOD deserves all the best things from me.

Yesterday, I kept on thinking how I could ever pay my bookstore bill because my due is until tomorrow. Our work pay was postponed so I only have enough money to buy 'something' (update soon) for someone which I had been saving on. Also, I wanted to help my mom so much with her bills. I never stopped thinking about it.

Yesterday, my godmother sent me a text saying she sent me something that's why she gave me her address and phone number. I slept thinking that maybe she sent my Bible. When I woke up this morning, I saw there were 2 text messages in my phone. One informing me that I have to go to Western Union and pick up my surprise money. What a pleasant surprise! I just kept on crying and thanking GOD for HIS faithfulness. I am very grateful for my godmother. GOD used her to bless me. It was really unexpected.

Even though you have nothing, make it a point to give your tithes.

Malachi 3:10
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

GOD loves a cheerful giver. Even if it's just 25 centavos, if given from the heart, GOD will appreciate it.

I also know why GOD has provided for that certain bookstore bill. If you want to know why, ask me. hahaha!

I felt like I don't deserve the blessings HE has been giving me because of my unfaithfulness at times but HIS favor upon me is eternal and as I opened my Bible for my morning devotions, this is what's written...

2 Timothy 1:3-18
Encouragement to Be Faithful
3I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 5I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 6For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

8So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, 9who has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 11And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 12That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.

13What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. 14Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

15You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.

16May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains. 17On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me. 18May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Ephesus.

Your faith is sometimes tested and if that happens, know that GOD is ever faithful. GOD will always remember your faithfulness and what JESUS did on the Cross.

I was truly amazed when I saw the title of my devotional Scriptures. GOD is faithful for encouraging me to be faithful. GOD is full of grace that's why HE gave JESUS. Also, GOD asks us to testify. Testify HIS good works in our lives.

GOD's Promise for you:

Isaiah 65:24
"Before they call I will answer;
while they are still speaking I will hear."

Never doubt GOD's power. You may worry a little. But always remember that GOD has a reason for everything. HIS answers for your prayers don't depend on your doubts or unbelief nor from your past mistakes. It all depends on HIS plans for you. GOD only wants what's BEST for you. GOD LOVES YOU WITH ALL OF HIM!

2 Timothy 2:13
"if we are faithless,
He will remain faithful,
for He cannot disown himself."

Special thanks: To my ninang Aleja Good...we've never really been together and bonded but you're a wonderful ninang to truly are a second parent to are one of my blessings from GOD!


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



When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

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