Wednesday, December 31, 2008

For 2009, TRADE THEM!!!

Let this be your New Year's song. It has been a blessing to me eversince I was younger.

C'mon let's all sing this! We're playing this for New Year's Eve here...Yeah!!!



Lyrics:

I'm trading my sorrows
I'm trading my shame
I'm laying them down
For the joy of the Lord
I'm trading my sickness
I'm trading my pain
I'm laying them down
For the joy of the Lord
Yes, Lord
I'm pressed but not crushed
Persecuted not abandoned
Struck down but not destroyed
I am blessed beyond the curse
For his promise will endure
That his joy is going
To be my strength
Though my sorrows may last for the night
His joy comes with the morning

REJOICE!!!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

PRAISE UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS (P.U.S.H.)

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

The Final Words of Obadiah Holmes (Part Three) by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

I just can't resist to not post this. Very powerful article.


Philippians 2:12
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed,...work out your salvation with fear and trembling.

Obadiah Holmes and his wife gave their children a firm foundation in Christ. After speaking of this foundation in his final letter, he concluded with a list of challenging, practical ways to live out their faith:

Be you content with your present condition and portion God has given you. Make a good use of what you have by making use of it for your comfort (solace). For meat, drink or apparel, it is the gift of God. Take care to live honestly, justly, quietly with love and peace among yourselves, your neighbors and, if possible, be at peace with all men.

In what you can, do good to all men, especially to such as fear the Lord. Forget not to entertain strangers, according to your ability; if it be done in sincerity, it will be accepted, especially if to a disciple in the name of a disciple. Do to all men as you would have them do to you.

If you would be Christ's disciples, you must know and consider that you must take up your cross and follow Him, through evil report and losses. But yet know, he that will lose his life for Him shall save it.

Thus, my dear children, have I according to my measure, as is my duty, counseled you. May the good Lord give you understanding in all things and by His Holy Spirit convince, reprove and instruct and lead you into all truth as it is in Jesus. So that when you have done your work here, He may receive you to glory. Now the God of truth and peace be with you, unto Whom I commit this and you, even to Him be glory forever and ever, Amen.

A powerful exhortation. Did it make a difference? Yes. Some 10 generations later, one of Obadiah's descendants is a man by the name of Dave Jones. Dave pastors a church in Georgia and, with his wife, Peggy, is impacting thousands of marriages through speaking at FamilyLife Marriage Conference.

Today, some 300 years later, Obadiah reminds us that nothing we leave our children will ever be as important as a conviction that God must be everything to them.

Prayer:
That God would help you "number your days," live your life for Christ and raise your children by His priorities.

Discuss: If you were to write a final letter to your children, what would you say?

May this be a blessing to you for this coming new year. One hour more and it is indeed a New Year here for us.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD LOVES YOU ALWAYS!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Words Control Your Life by Heather Armstrong

PROVERBS 18:20-21 NKJ
20 A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his
mouth, and from the produce of his lips he shall be filled.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who
love it will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 18:20 says what your lips produce will fill your life.
Your lips produce -- words.

Words determine the course and the outcome of your life. You
now have, and will continue to have, the fruit your tongue
produces.

To change your life you need to change your words.

JAMES 3:2,8 NIV
2 We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in
what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body
in check.
8 but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full
of deadly poison.

To change the words you speak you need God's help.

As Jesus said, out of the abundance of your heart your mouth
will speak. So, you need a new heart and you need it filled
with God's Word. Only in that way can your tongue be brought
under complete control.

--
In Christ,
Heather

Thought 4 the day
www.thethought4theday.com

Heather Armstrong, my friend, has been my friend for more than a year now and she sends email devotionals, too. If you wish to subscribe, just email her here ~>thought4theday@mchsi.com

I was amazed as I was just talking a bit about how words are powerful in my post "Vitamin CHRIST" then I read this.

This year, let your WORDS be wonderful blessings to someone else's life. Say "NO" to foolish arguments. Say "YES" to Godly rebukes.

BE A BLESSING!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD LOVES YOU ALWAYS!

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

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Vitamin CHRIST


This year I have learned so many things about inner healing and deliverance.

It is not just about rebuking the enemy out of your life but believing, too. Some Christians will rebuke but they do not act on their faith. Before I went to a 2-day seminar about inner healing and deliverance, I first read Smith Wigglesworth's Book entitled "Ever Increasing Faith." I highly recommend this book. It will heighten your faith.

I've learned about curses. Generational curses, curses from sins and so on (even allergies). Curses voiced out by our loved ones or relatives to us. Negative words are already curses you spill out. That's why we are to watch what we say. Even when watching tv shows, I hear other people say, "oh he's gonna die" and soon enough that person died. Last year, in one gossip show, they invited fortune tellers and let these fortune tellers say all the negative and positive about everyone in the celebrity world. I remember a certain fortune teller said something about a break-up of one celebrity couple and truly this year, it happened.

Words are powerful, I have heard my mother say it so many times when I was little.

So what is your Vitamin C? I have the most allergies in the family. My mom used to let me take medicines and now vitamins. I'd like to claim that my vitamin will always be Vitamin CHRIST!

Diseases, sicknesses and such are not from GOD. It can be allowed by GOD but it is never from HIM. If you have read Job's story in the Bible, GOD has allowed Satan to put every pain and disease upon Job but HE was never the One who gave them. Job remained faithful and perseverant. GOD healed him and gave him double portions of everything he lost. GOD allows these things for us to learn and to test our faith.

John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

What does the thief ONLY want to do? The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy

The next time you try to accept what is given to you, remember what JESUS did on the Cross. HE was crucified for our emotional, spiritual, mental, physical and social diseases. Everything that will hinder us from the LOVE OF GOD.

I have also learned the power of the BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST that's why I never go out of the house without it. The covering of HIS BLOOD is our covering from anything that is from the devil. We need to verbally or mentally pray for it everyday. In the Old Testament, the blood of the animals are the ones offered for the covering of sins but they do not really erase the sins. JESUS CHRIST - the purest of all, the SON OF GOD, was offered to pay the price of all our sins so the BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST is our powerful protection. Never go out without it.

JESUS CHRIST IS OUR VITAMIN C

I feel incomplete to go outside of the house without these...GOD, FAITH, LOVE, PRAYER AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST!

Act on your faith. When you say that GOD is your HEALER, prove it through your actions. Just like what Smith Wigglesworth always says, ONLY BELIEVE.

Mark 10:52
"Go," said Jesus, "your faith has healed you."

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

John 5:14
Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, "See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you."

THE COVERING OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST BE UPON YOU!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW IN FAITH!

Image © Cody Lee Howe

Serving in Greatness

Preached by Brother Diony Espiritu

Mark 10:35-52
The Request of James and John
35Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. "Teacher," they said, "we want you to do for us whatever we ask."

36"What do you want me to do for you?" he asked.

37They replied, "Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory."

38"You don't know what you are asking," Jesus said. "Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?"

39"We can," they answered. Jesus said to them, "You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, 40but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared."

41When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. 42Jesus called them together and said, "You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight
46Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (that is, the Son of Timaeus), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"

48Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

49Jesus stopped and said, "Call him." So they called to the blind man, "Cheer up! On your feet! He's calling you." 50Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.

51"What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, "Rabbi, I want to see."

52"Go," said Jesus, "your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Many Christians today do not get what they are praying for because they do not know what they are asking for.

Story:
There was one time when Marites (Brother Diony's daughter) got sick with fever. When she was recovering and all covered up, the rain was pouring outside. She saw other kids playing in the rain then she asked her father (Brother Diony) if she could go out and play in the rain, too.

If you are the only Christian in the family, you must be a blessing.

John 3:16-17
16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

This is not an excuse ~> Let them be because they could not understand us because they are not in the LORD.

We, Christians, should be the ones to understand because we are the ones who are in CHRIST JESUS. That they might see CHRIST in us.

Our ability is to draw them nearer to JESUS. We don't have the ability to change them (their hearts or their lives).

It is not our timing but GOD's Timing.

GOD found you. It is not you who found GOD because we were the lost.

Human heart is a creation of GOD Himself so it is only reserved for HIM.

Many are transformed but do not follow JESUS.

Story:
People of long ago wear cloaks whenever they have a dirty living or considered sick/ill. But Bartimaeus threw his cloak.

The cloak is the symbol of sin, weaknesses and hindrances.

We should throw our cloaks in order to have GOD cleanse us in every way we desire HIM to.

Let us not be hindrances like the many who rebuked Bartimaeus. Let us be cleansed first before we can draw others to GOD. Let us not be selfish wanting to be the ones to have the Salvation. James and John wanted to be beside JESUS. But JESUS said...

Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Serving comes first before greatness.

Testimony:
This is not my testimony but a testimony of Ernie Babaran. An Executive Chef here in the Philippines. Ernie started as a commis in the culinary world. A commis is the one who cleans the kitchen, chop spices, and do the dishes. A helper in the kitchen. Gradually, from commis, he went on top to being an executive chef. He was never able to graduate from college. Hard work and serving is his greatness.

We are called to serve the many who are lost.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! FIND THE LOVE IN SERVING OTHERS! DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

This is one of my revelations in serving, not for myself, but for our great GOD and HIS people.

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

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Let's Read the Texts!!!

"If you want revival around you, it should start within you." ~Anonymous

"Be happy, young friends. Let your hearts give you joy in the days of your youth. May you know always what your life is worth. This is your time. Drink life in. Breathe it in. Create something beautiful. Love someone unlovable. Say something bold and true. Give. Forgive. Revolutionize your world for good." ~Justine

There was a man who saw a scorpion floundering around in the water. He decided to save it by stretching out his finger, but the scorpion stung him. The man still tried, but the scorpion stung him again. Another man nearby told him to stop saving the scorpion. But the man said: "It is the nature of the scorpion to sting. It is my nature to love. Why should I give up my nature to love just because it is the nature of the scorpion to sting?" Don't give up caring, don't give up loving, don't give up your goodness, even when everyone around you stings. ~Ate Cheryl

This is a text message that has been spread since I was younger but then I don't have a blog back then. hahaha!

GOD had given me brain to think of you everyday. Heart to be touched for every message that you send. Fingers to text you now and then. You to be my ever loving friend. I whispered your name to GOD and I asked for your protection, good health, prosperity, peace and happiness. ~Kim

This is my message for all of you, my dear friends.

We will be having a new year ahead. For us here, it's gonna be tomorrow. I wish you all an ABUNDANT AND DIVINE NEW YEAR!!!

GOD IS SO GOOD AND FAITHFUL! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

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

i LOVE your blog


I have been meaning to give this to all of my Blogger friends. Since I have the time now, I'll do it.

I wouldn't ask for any tag since I know how people can get really busy because of the holidays we've been having. I want to award this to blogs I love reading and visiting. Then you can award it to anyone you want to award it to. You can award the awarder, too. Pass the LOVE around. LOVE and be loved.

I LOVE your blog...

1.) Tammy of Omah's Helping Hands
2.) Leslie of Random Thoughts and Random Pangs
3.) Chris of Prayer
4.) Ms. Anonymous of NOT PERFECT-ONLY FORGIVEN
5.) Kelly of Kelly Ann
6.) Inevitable of the contents of my glove compartment
7.) Marsha of Marsha's Musings
8.) Kim of Homesteader's Heart
9.) Jennifer of An Orientation of Heart
10.) Janice of Butterfly Gardener
11.) Ate Leigh of The Perfect Walk
12.) Meili of Life Worth Remembering
13.) Emily of By God's Grace
14.) Beth of C. Beth. Blog
15.) Heather of Simply Heather
16.) Karen of the art of heart
17.) Linda of Mocha with Linda
18.) Karen of Loved and Engraved
19.) Sherry of Lamp Unto My Feet
20.) Michele of Michele's Morsels Beelieve
21.) Mom of Many of A Place called Simplicity
22.) Jeanne of Inspiring Ideas

You all have no idea how you made a difference in my life and for all your readers, as well. Thank you for sharing the insights GOD has bestowed upon you. GOD BLESS YOUR BEAUTIFUL SOULS ABUNDANTLY! P.U.S.H.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Faithful Friends

Since my sisters are away and I'm in good health now, I can be in front of my computer til they come back. hahaha!

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my faithful friends who never cease to comment on my blog. You know how much I struggle these days on posting and commenting so I thank you for your faithful comments even if I do not comment back or even comment on your blogs.

You have no idea how much it means to me. A real friendship is truly from GOD.

Tammy, thank you so much for the many comments you leave on my blogposts even if I do not comment on all of yours. Such a struggle since one of my sisters keeps on kicking me out of my computer. hahaha! Chris, Ms. Anonymous of SMILE, Linda, Jennifer, Marsha, Michele and Leslie...thank you so much! If I left anyone out, sorry. Please just inform me. hehehe!

Thank you for my dearest boyfriend who understands me the most inspite of my busy days.

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL SOULS! YOU ARE ALL LOVED BY ME!

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

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Holidays???


If you have the same OCD as me when it comes to words or phrases used in public, then you sure have OCD about this...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

I've read a joke about the differences between Democrats and Liberals. I am neither. I am a citizen of GOD's Kingdom. That's how I want to be known.

Anyway, back to my topic...I've read that Liberals would say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas"...I do not want to join in the "FUN" of politics so I'll refuse to comment about this.

While I was watching tv earlier, it said "HAPPY HOLIDAYS" in one commercial and I thought about the joke and how Christians prefer it as "Merry Christmas" but then I'd refuse to make myself sad about it and linger on it so I was repeating the phrase over and over. Then I suddenly said "Happy Holy-Days!" So what better way to see the positive light in everything.

Hebrews 10:10
And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Hebrews 12:14-15
Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

1 Peter 1:16
for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."

I can't remember when I saw a poster in a shoe store and it said, "Happy Holidays, Happiness Always" so it's never that bad to say that phrase.

So to you my dear friends, CHRISTMAS here isn't over yet and I'll forever celebrate it. I wish you all a WONDERFUL, BLESSED AND ABUNDANT ALL-YEAR-LONG CHRISTMAS! HAPPY HOLY-DAYS AND HAPPINESS ALWAYS!

Let us stop arguing over some pointless discussions. Have a break. Think positive. Live the life GOD has promised you. Heaven can also be found here on earth if you're just willing to live it.

Ephesians 5:3
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people.

AS LONG AS WE'RE NOT CONFORMING TO THE WORLD'S WAYS, WE CHRISTIANS STILL DESERVE TO LIVE A HAPPY LIFE FULL OF OPTIMISM. CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY!

BUT THEN AGAIN...SINCE I HAVE AN OCD, I'D RATHER HEAR YOU SAY, "MERRY CHRISTMAS" hehehe!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

GOD's Love and Grace


Today is a home day and family day. All five of us spent the day at home just hanging out.

I was very happy and somehow bored. hehehe! Thank GOD for my boyfriend who takes away the boredom.

I had a good time with my sisters tonight just watching tv and laugh a lot with them.

Inspite of all the happiness, there's a void that I'm feeling. A void that is overwhelming that it makes me want to cry. I do not know what exactly this is but I know I've felt this before. GOD's way of renewing my soul and reviving my spirit.

While I was reading my email devotionals, I found out what it was. It was the overwhelming feeling of joy in my heart because of what was and still is bestowed upon me. GOD's Love and Grace.

LOVING ACTIONS

Honoring God... "As I seek God daily, making sure I have His desires and believe him for those desires, I can be assured of one thing-He answers the persistent prayers of His children..." - From "It Takes Two to Tango" by Gary and Norma Smalley All excerpts from "It Takes Two to Tango" are copyright 1997 Gary and Norma Smalley, and are used with permission. Find more relationship resources at http://www.smalleyonline.com

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Above all things in this world let it be your care to seek the Kingdom of Heaven and His righteousness first. Be you thoroughly convinced of that and, by actual transgressions, that you are sinners. Yet, know that such great love as cannot be expressed by man nor angels has the Lord sent and held forth: even his Son, his only Son, to save and deliver you from wrath.... (written by Obadiah Holmes) ~Excerpt from © Moments Together for Couples by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

I am so amazed at how GOD held me in the palm of HIS hands all my life. All the trials and the blessings.

I used to look at cellphones online but it never occurred to me that I will be given one. I never bought it. I never even planned. I just used to catch myself staring at them thinking what if I owned one of those. Will I ever use it for GOD's glory? Then I knew the answer before I even asked myself. I will never go back to my life before. The bridge to my past has been cut and surrendered completely to GOD. What's even more overwhelming for me is the gift of salvation, of love, of grace...all-in-one special gift...the complete package ~> JESUS CHRIST!

Thank YOU for the Cross, LORD!

Be blessed. Ponder on GOD's love and grace everyday. Every second of your life. Every moment til eternity.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! FEEL GOD'S HANDS MOVE IN YOUR LIFE THEN YOU WILL KNOW THAT LIFE BEGINS THERE...IN GOD!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW WITH JOY!

JESUS We Enthrone YOU



Well, what can I say? This is one of my favorites growing up as a child. This is originally sung by Don Moen.

We sang it at church service yesterday. I just posted it now. I was very moved on how the music team sang it with our congregation. I know it will be amazing when sang acapella.

Be blessed. Be moved.

I LOVE singing worship songs. The classics are the best. The new ones are great, too. I guess there's something with the classic Christian songs that really move me. Maybe because those songs have touched my heart ever since I was little until now.

LET US ALL ENTHRONE OUR LORD JESUS!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH US!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW WITH WORSHIP!

Thank You for the Cross

I am full of praises today!

...And I was in the toilet again! hahaha!

Funny how I make the first line of the chorus of any song as its title. For example this one, I'd say the title is "Thank You for the Cross" when in fact, the title is "Worthy is the Lamb" but whichever is nice for me. hehehe!

I was pondering in the toilet again because I was able to testify at church yesterday (it's December 29 here now - 12:27am) and I do not know if I was able to encourage someone or even glorify GOD coz I wasn't able to tell everything in complete details. My mind was all mixed up coz of excitement and I wasn't prepared. But I was prepared last Thursday but there was no testimony portion then. Oh well. GOD's grace is sufficient enough for me. Then I suddenly sang this song.



Lyrics:

Thank You for the cross Lord
Thank You for the price You paid
Bearing all my sin and shame
In love You came
And gave amazing grace

Thank You for this love Lord
Thank You for the nail pierced hands
Washed me in Your cleansing flow
Now all I know
Your forgiveness and embrace

Worthy is the Lamb
Seated on the throne
Crown You now with many crown
You reign victorious
High and lifted up
Jesus Son of God
The Darling of Heaven crucified
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb

MY FIRST LOVE. MY TRUE LOVE. NO ONE COMES FIRST BEFORE MY GOD.

ALL THE GLORY IN MY LIFE BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY THAT YOU MAY GLORIFY GOD IN YOUR LIFE! WHETHER IN TRIALS OR BLESSINGS, OUR GOD DESERVES ALL THE GLORY!

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

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Financial Tips for 2009

Before I went to the Blogger website to sign in, I came across a certain news in Yahoo entitled "Financial Tips for 2009."

Suddenly, I thought of a verse that GOD has powerfully used in my life. The only secret I know when it comes to finances is...

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.

Good finances go hand in hand with HARD WORK

Proverbs 14:23
All hard work brings a profit,
but mere talk leads only to poverty

Hard work should not come with LOVE OF MONEY

Ecclesiastes 5:10
Whoever loves money never has money enough;
whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income.
This too is meaningless.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
"Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you."

In order to not love money, SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS

Romans 15:27
They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews' spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.

Proverbs 22:9
A generous man will himself be blessed,
for he shares his food with the poor.

Isaiah 58:6-8
6 "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?

7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe him,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

To make it easy to share your blessings, DO NOT ENVY OTHERS

Proverbs 14:30
A heart at peace gives life to the body,
but envy rots the bones.

1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

After receiving your blessings, then come THANKSGIVING

1 Timothy 4:4-5
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

2 Corinthians 9:11
You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

2 Corinthians 4:15
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

1 Thessalonians 5:18
give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.



ABOVE ALL ELSE, LOVE GOD FIRST!

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

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.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY THIS COMING 2009! MAY THE HAND OF GOD GUIDE YOU WITH YOUR FINANCES IN THE NEXT YEAR!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

i will follow HIM

While I was watching a game show about songs (wherein you have to sing the lyrics after the singer sings some of the first few lines), this song was in their list tonight. The game show is entitled "The Singing Bee" hehehe! I also sing with them. Fun. Anyway, I was listening to the lyrics and I was like, "This song is for JESUS." Before, I won't really care at all. But now, I always test the songs I listen to. Not all songs can edify my spirit and soul so I always check the lyrics first. I've heard this song so many times before but I've just noticed it now. And of course I have a blog so I want to post it here. hehehe!



I LOVE HIM and so is this song! I LOVE the classics! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I was even swaying to the tune. hehehe!

I will follow HIM...won't you?

HE IS MY DESTINY!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! LET US NEVER STOP FOLLOWING HIM! LET US NOT GIVE UP THIS RACE OF GOOD FAITH!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

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

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

What To Do Until Love Finds You


So what do you think you should do?

This is especially posted for all the singles out there.

This is a book written by Michelle McKinney Hammond. I'd like to give you a sneak preview as to what you can learn from this book. I've read this and totally learned a lot and even found so many confirmations of everything I chose to do before finally having my soulmate.

For Christians, GOD IS OUR FIRST LOVE. That's a given. Or is HE for you?

I don't know about you but HE is for me. HE has to be for you, too. Yesterday, Today and Forever.

I even had a dealing with GOD about this. I told HIM that whether HE gives me a partner or not, I will still serve HIM but HE is good and faithful. HE gave me someone whom HE has molded in HIS hands and who has grown in HIS wonderful love.

I am the kind of girl who was continuously hurt by boys when I started trying to love someone at the very young age of 16. Since then, I was never afraid to make mistakes and learn from them. I was never afraid to experience so many things especially pain until LOVE finds me. GOD IS LOVE. HE found me at my weakest but at the same time, my strongest. GOD's Perfect Timing. Until now, I am never afraid to experience pain because in pain, I love unconditionally.

Anyway, here is what the book can contribute to your soul...

Have you acquired the character traits, attributes, and skills he'll be attracted to? Respected relationship coach Michelle McKinney Hammond shares important insights and practical tips that will help you become the woman you were created to be and prepare you for the special man who is sure to come your way when you're ready. You'll discover secrets to external and internal beauty and straightforward advice on how to...
  • find, develop, and maintain a loving relationship
  • recognize and evaluate potential trouble areas
  • know if he's "the one"
  • wait joyfully for GOD's timing
Sharing her own struggles and triumphs, Michelle provides an honest, refreshing take on love and single life that will encourage you and make this time of waiting productive, joyful, and exciting.

Okay I copied this from the back cover of the book. hehehe!

If you want a glimpse of the inside, here's are some sneakies (yes a new word hahaha)...

Now ask yourself a question. On any issue you find important enough to present to the man in your life, do you stop to think if it's a selfish request on your part? Is it something that GOD would be concerned about in the light of kingdom business? It's simple enough to figure out. Is your situation addressed in Scripture? Is that Scripture being violated? If it is, then kingdom business is being affected, and you can trust GOD to intervene.

Do you wait for GOD to act on your behalf? Timing is everything...


The Word of GOD says that Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy. He comes to steal the promises and blessings of GOD from your life. He is determined to kill your faith and joy...


Okay now, these paragraphs are all found in different pages. hehehe!

Since I wanted to tackle about love, of course I had to read in 1 Corinthians 13. Since I have a devotional Bible, I want to share some sneakies from my Bible. hehehe!

...In GOD's book, love is one-hit wonderful. If you're going to be known for anything, let it be love. Your lifelong goal should be to embody the diverse characteristics of love found in 1 Corinthians 13.

...But Paul used the Greek word agape to describe love that is divine; this type of love originates with GOD. It is eternal; it never fails...


Here's a challenge for you: Live today seeking the greatest of all attributes. Try to express the heart of Biblical love in all that you say and do. Let today be your love song, your one-hit wonderful to everyone you encounter.


"Love is...the gift of oneself."
~Jean Anouilh


1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

The deepest wounds you get is from love but it is where you find the sweetest happiness.

Love and be loved.

It is not wrong to have an "eros" kind of love. It is how you handle it and wait for GOD's Perfect Timing. It is how you surrender it to GOD.

If you are afraid of hurting, then you are afraid of loving. It is in hurting that you love the most. Didn't GOD experience hurt just to prove HIS Love for us? And HE still gets hurt whenever we sin.

I make quick posts from now on. hahaha! I'll be catching up by next week. This week is rest and family time.

GOD BLESS EVERYONE ABUNDANTLY! GOD LOVES YOU EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY!

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

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW WITH LOVE!

Then Sings My Soul Saturday


Then sings my soul saturday is hosted by Amy of Signs, Miracles, and Wonders

This is a quick post again. hehehe! This is a beautiful song. It was sung by the music team earlier at our church service.

This is one of my favorites as a young girl. Simple but it touches the heart. Hope you like it. This is a song of thanksgiving and love to our LORD JESUS CHRIST.



Lyrics:

Hear these praises from a grateful heart
Each time I think of You
The praises start
Love You so much, Jesus
Love You so much

Lord, I love You, my soul sings
In Your presence
Carried on Your wings
Love You so much, Jesus
Love You so much

Chorus:
How my soul longs for you
Longs to worship You forever
In Your power and majesty
Lift my hands, lift my heart
Lift my voice towards the heavens
For You are my sun and shield

Be blessed! GOD LOVES YOU ALWAYS!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW IN SINGING!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Beautiful Reminder

If you start to resent people especially the lost souls, just remember these...

1 Timothy 2:1-4
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

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.

GOD loves the lost as much as HE loves you.

It's not them who should understand but it is you who has been given the gift of wisdom and understanding. BE A BLESSING TO MANY!

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR MINISTRY IN GOD! GOD LOVES YOU ALWAYS! HE NEVER STOPS LOVING YOU!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Posters

I'm so behind my posts. But then, I'm almost about to have 100 posts for December. hahaha!

That is not my goal but I think it is possible to happen before the year ends. So exciting! GOD has been gracious with HIS revelations even if I was unfaithful at times. GOD IS FAITHFUL!

After my tarpaulins, now I go onto POSTERS! YAY!!! hahaha! Well, this is a delayed post. I was supposed to post this a week ago. hahaha! I still tried posting some. hehehe! I'd like to tell you, my friends, that I LOVE your blogs! I may fail to comment and read everyone's blogs but I appreciate all the time and effort you put in your blog because at some point, other souls out there get to be encouraged and be brought to GOD through you and your blog. For every faithful Christian out there, GOD is very much pleased with you, my faithful friend.

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

I don't want to lengthen your wait. hehehe! Here they are...

This first poster, I have been seeing for quite some time now whenever I go get money from Western Union. I am just amazed. Each establishment needs their "Mission" and "Vision" to direct their paths straight and in a Godly way.

Proverbs 4:11
I guide you in the way of wisdom
and lead you along straight paths.

RCPI TEAM VALUES:
GOD-fearing
Heart
Passion
Integrity

When GOD is first, everything that will follow is good according to HIS Will. Your path will be led in still waters. There will be trials but those trials will be in GOD's guidance. Heart and Passion for people and for your GOD-given career. HE entrusted you that ministry because HE believes in you. Whatever you're doing right now, be grounded in GOD's Love and Word.

Proverbs 9:10
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."

This establishment focuses on money that's why these values were firmly instilled to the workers.

Integrity is important. Doing good and Godly things even if others do not know, do not see and do not hear. I could go on and on but I'd like you to have more insights and discernment about this, as well. All of us need these values. In our daily lives. In our workplaces. In our homes. Instill these values to your children. Let GOD use you and change you. Feel the beautiful growth that GOD is doing in you.

Now for the second poster. I saw this while I was in a bus at the bus terminal. I was in a hurry then when I turned to my right side, this is what GOD told me...

Waiting Area

When we wait, what virtue is growing in us?

I know you know the answer. hahaha!

Yes that's PATIENCE!

There are so many people in the waiting area at that time. Those people will go to different destinations on different times. So the buses leave and come on different times, too.

Just like in life, all of us are waiting for GOD's answers and GOD's Perfect Will in our lives. GOD gives each one of us HIS Perfect Will in HIS Perfect Timing. Would you dare sit on HIS waiting area?

One of my favorite quotes...

"Patience is not the ability to wait, but the attitude while waiting."

I do not know who composed this quote but credits to you whoever you are.

While waiting, why not focus on GOD in order to turn your agony to a sweet relationship with our Maker.

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

1 John 5:14-15
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him.

Romans 8:28
More Than Conquerors
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.


Image © Elisha Randee Vargas

I like this tree. Even without its leaves, it is still standing tall and strong in GOD's amazing light from the sky. Like us, inspite of all the trials, we are still standing in GOD's love and grace.

An insight I have learned: Remember, it is in giving that we receive. Our GOD is selfless. Our GOD is an ABUNDANT BLESSER, GIVER AND REWARDER.

For all of my blessings this year, all I can say is, IT'S ALL GOD!!!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD LOVES YOU ALWAYS! DO NOT DARE THINK OTHERWISE!

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

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Texts to Keep

I am going to make a different post for texts about friendships and about insights in life. I want to be organized. hehehe!

I have been meaning to post these ones but as you know, I've been very busy and sick lately. Now I'm back to normal. Alive and kicking. hehehe! Here are my chosen insightful text messages that I love sharing with everyone who reads my blog.

PRAY FOR GOD'S WISDOM AND DISCERNMENT. FOCUS ON GOD.

Patience with others is LOVE. Patience with self is HOPE. Patience with GOD is FAITH. GOD BLESS YOU with more FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE. ~Ms. Ronilyn

"Be assured of this: No one can hinder GOD from carrying out HIS Plans for your life. Once GOD sets something in motion, no one can stop it." Isaiah 46:11 ~Ate Lenlen

Prayer is the most cleansing therapy of the heart and soul. It converts the hateful thoughts into clean, kind and pure breath of the spirit. Enjoy your life! ~Ate Lenlen

"If you think you are helping the lost people with your sympathy and understanding, you are a traitor to JESUS CHRIST. You must have a right relationship with HIM yourself, and pour your life out in helping others in HIS way - not in a human way that ignores GOD. What is extremely important important is for the worker's simple relationship with JESUS CHRIST to be strong and growing. His usefulness to GOD depends on that, and that alone. -Oswald Chambers" ~Jergens

Q: What is the shortest chapter in the Bible?
A: Psalm 117
Q: What is the longest chapter in the Bible?
A: Psalm 119
Q: Which chapter is in the center of the Bible?
A: Psalm 118
Facts: There are 594 chapters before Psalm 118. There are 594 chapters after Psalm 118. Add these numbers up and you get 1188.
Q: What is the centered verse in the Bible?
A: Psalm 118:8
(Psalm 118:8)
"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."
~Jergens

"There are things in life that we question a lot but we do not realize that sometimes answers come when we stop asking." ~Eloisa Joy

TAKE CARE
...the LORD will strengthen you, each step along the way.
TAKE TIME
...and let GOD's Spirit guide you gently day by day.
TAKE COURAGE
...for the LORD has the power to help you heal and grow.
TAKE HEART
...because the love of GOD will never let you go.
~Ate Cheryl

GOD will never leave you empty. HE will always replace whatever you've lost. If HE asks you to put something down, it's because HE wants you to pick up something better. ~Ate Lenlen

In GOD's Company:
Your job description is to work not to gain power over others but to empower them.
Your motive is to go to work not to gain personal prestige but to honor GOD.
Your salary structure is to work not get rich but to gain an eternal reward.
Be faithful in serving, HE's a Rewarder.
~Nonie

GOD's Word says, "In your anger, do not sin (Ephesians 5:26)." "The sin is not in being angry; it's what you do with your anger." ~Justine

As I grow old, my realization about life becomes deeper, problems get bigger, and situations become more complicated. And I know that you are just like me. Sometimes we wish we could go back to the time when any pain could be cured by a healing kind. But the reality is, there's no turning back in time. Learn from the past, live in the present, and entrust the future to GOD's greater plan. ~Justine

when you feel like quitting.. ask this question: "Did GOD stop in doing good in my life?" If not, why do you have to give up? ~Jerevy

Worship the LORD your GOD, and HIS blessings will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you. Exodus 23:25 ~Pastora Girlie

Hope you enjoyed these messages and have been blessed, encouraged and enlightened. Thank you for your faithfulness, my friend.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU!

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

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Text Quotes for Friends

I better catch up with my posts. My sisters have been busy with my computer lately. I just give it to them because I can always have my computer with me, anyway.

So here are text messages from some of my friends. I'd like to share and dedicate them to all of my friends, as well.

I thank GOD I'm rich! Not with money but with people like you. I may not have the most expensive things but I've got the most precious gift... A nice person that's you... (some text missing) hehehe! ~Nonie

Let the blessings of GOD flow into your life like springs of Living Water or Rivers that never run dry. GOD cares for you. Today, Tomorrow and Forever! ~Johnmark

May your blessings come a thousand fold; may the love in your heart never get old; and may find treasures worthier than gold! GOD be with you and your family! ~Ms. Michelle

Before you sleep, just gently lay every troubled thought away; Drop your burden and your care in the quiet arms of PRAYER. ~Ms. Christine

Each
of us
has
problems
but it
doesn't
mean that
we
have to
keep it
alone
kaya nga (that's why)
GOD
created
'LOVE'
para (so) when
the time
comes
na
natumba
ka na (that you fell)..
here's
my
hands,
itatayo kita (I'll stand/raise you up).
~Ate Lenlen

Share life, my dear friends. Share a life full of love and encouragement.

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

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD LOVES YOU ALWAYS!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Friday, December 26, 2008

My Featured Blog

Yes I RARELY do this! I chose to do this again because I'd like to feature the blog of my transformed sister. She's 23 years old. She has been transformed before I was. I must say that she's more mature in her growth as a Christian and she is a blessing for me. I have learned so many things from her. Now, I would very much like for you to learn from her, too. Her faith is so inspiring. Her growth is definitely overflowing to the people around her. She is my role model and my inspiration. She is very blessed, not only financially but also spiritually. She is very ecstatic to have her own blog and I am, too, as I am her fan when it comes to writing. She really writes very well. She has been gifted by GOD with profound insights. We find so many Christians to be very fake but I can honestly say, whether I'm her sister or not, she has a genuine faith. Not just for show. Take my word for it. hehehe! Well, she has too many nice qualities and she'll just tell me now, "It's all GOD" so just check her out on your own. Btw, she doesn't know I'm advertising her blog. hahaha!

Please click this ~> GLORY TO THY MAJESTY

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

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

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS WITH YOU ALWAYS!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

My CHRISTMAS Gifts

1.) JESUS CHRIST is our greatest GIFT this CHRISTMAS that's why CHRISTMAS won't be CHRISTMAS without CHRIST in it. I would be nothing without our SAVIOR. HIS birth is the most important birth in the world. If not for HIM, I wouldn't be given the opportunity to have eternal life with GOD.

2.) One of my most beautiful blessings is my fiance´, my soulmate, my partner, my bestfriend, my beloved...my Cody! GOD surely gave me to be a helper to a Godly man. Faithful, hardworking, funny, handsome, patient, understanding...so many more to mention but the greatest would be, his first love is GOD.

3.) My family is complete this CHRISTMAS. As always. We were very happy cooking together, eating together, opening our gifts for each other and just hanging out together. Best things in life are free.

4.) I have faithful friends. One of my nicest gifts this year is to get more friends but Christian friends whom I can rely on in times of trials. Well, for some. hahaha! Still, all of them are my friends. Thank you, everyone for being my friend!

5.) I've got so many material things this year. GOD has been so gracious with HIS blessings for me. I've got many trials but my blessings came in double portions. Now, I would like to testify for something I asked but never expected but discerned. I got you confused, huh? hahaha! My sister, the one who works for Samsung, was the one who drew out my name for the exchange gifts. She asked for my wish list. I told her I want Cody for Christmas. She said she couldn't afford that. hahaha! I began to think. After some thinking, I told her she could just give me the cheapest cellphone at Samsung. She said the cheapest phones there aren't that nice. So I went on to another option. I told her that I could use some sneakers instead. She said we'll just shop for them here since Samsung gave them discount coupons at the mall. We were scheduled to shop on the 24th which was yesterday for us here but she postponed it to the 26th. I had discerned then that I might get a cellphone but I didn't really wanted to expect it. So I just instilled in my heart that whatever I'm getting will be very much appreciated since my sister being here is more important to me. Btw, I bought my other sister (the youngest) a lavender Princess Bible. Lavender is her favorite color. The story behind that Bible is that I was asking my friends at the bookstore months ago if they had a pink princess Bible because I wanted to buy one for myself. When I was at the bookstore the other day to buy my sister a new Bible, my friend showed me the last piece of their princess Bibles. I knew then that it was meant for my sister. I told GOD when I bought that, "Lord, You will give this back to me." Somewhere in my words, I knew I was declaring something. Something unknown. Something unexpected but very much loved already (whatever it is). Ok back to CHRISTMAS Eve. It was time for opening of gifts. Here is what I got...




Tell me...do I even deserve this?

I'm just so honored to get this gift. I couldn't even sleep because I kept on asking myself if I deserve it.

There's also a story behind it. It's a very expensive phone but my sister got it on their employee sale. Not all employees get the chance monthly since it's on a drawlots' basis. My sister didn't expect for her name to be drawn. Her name was drawn and the phone that she drew was this and she gets to pay it for a very cheap price. Employee sale. When she got it, the security guard was asking her to sell it to him for 5000 pesos. Since GOD dealt with my sister about money and all that, she was able to refuse the offer. Do you think it was really meant for me? GOD is an ABUNDANT GOD! That I'm sure.

Would you like to share any CHRISTMAS stories of your own? Don't hesitate to do so.

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

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD LOVES YOU ALWAYS!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

To All My Dear Friends


Since we will have an advance Christmas Eve here, I want to wish everyone a very BLESSED AND ABUNDANT CHRISTMAS!!!

For all my USA faithful readers, I am ahead of you so do you want to know your future? hehehe! just kidding!


FLOWERS FOR YOU, MY FAITHFUL FRIENDS!

JESUS CHRIST is our GIFT this CHRISTMAS that's why CHRISTMAS won't be CHRISTMAS without CHRIST in it.


Click on the photo for a beautiful song about JESUS, the STAR of Bethlehem!!!

My family and I wake up during CHRISTMAS Eve and eat all the yummy food that my mom makes but this time it's different as we all prepared our designated courses of food.

Please don't stop praying for the families and little children here in the Philippines. Also, thank you for all your prayers for me. I am doing better now (but still staying off my computer hehehe). No more fever. I've had much rest that I needed. Had to catch up with the eating though (and gotta do half of the cooking). No problem with that. hehehe! Thank you again. It's good to have my sisters around. They bring laughter in the house. It's good to have sisters - girl talks and funny jokes! Parents who love us unconditionally. A fiance who is faithful to me. A GOD who never fails to give me everything I need physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually. What more can I ask for? Oh and I also have dear friends who stick with me through thick and thin. Thank you everyone. You are all a part of my CHRISTMAS!

I LOVE YOU ALL WITH THE LOVE OF OUR BEAUTIFUL LORD, MY DEAR FRIENDS!



JESUS CHRIST died for you and me...if not for our SAVIOR - JESUS CHRIST, we are nothing! Apart from GOD, we are nothing!

One of my rhema Scripture verses...

John 15:1-17

The Vine and the Branches

1"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

5"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

9"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. 11I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command. 15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 17This is my command: Love each other.

HAVE A MERRY, PRECIOUS, BLESSED, LOVING, ABUNDANT, AND CHRIST-FUL CHRISTMAS!!!

GOD LOVES YOU ALWAYS!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Orphanage and Devotional Walk

This is one of the most exciting days of my life.

GOD has blessed my youths and I so much!

I was sick with diarrhea last night then I had fever this morning before the event. But I rebuked it and chose to obey GOD whatever happens. GOD is so good!

I was up early to cook spaghetti. We prepared spaghetti, sandwiches and graham balls for the orphans and the needy on the streets. I've never thought I could ever have done this in my entire life.

I've learned so much today. We had a youth cell meeting before we went to the orphanage. I shared about "Serving in Greatness." I'll post this sermon later. I keep forgetting. Sorry.

I was so blessed by GOD with this message that I just had to overflow. When we were at the orphanage, I was getting weak again. I stayed strong. GOD's Strength was upon me. Just to see all those kids and teens happy is such a blessing to me. The warm welcome they had for us is incredible. Little kids who smiled at us. Said their thank you's. One boy even listed all of our phone numbers. It was so heartwarming. I could barely move my body because of the pain but my heart was rejoicing (still is). While we were about to leave, Jerevy shared with me about a teen (girl) whom she talked to and one boy who has been following her everywhere. hahaha! The girl told her that she was continuously raped by her uncle. While the boy was physically abused (he was tied on his neck several times and they put the rope somewhere and tie a rope on his ankle and tie it to a tricycle). It is terrible. Even if kids are ornery, they still deserve respect. It is heartbreaking to know that. If only I can do something more but GOD placed a burden in my heart to continually visit the orphanage with my youths. We played games with them. Gave them prizes. Fed them and took pictures with them. I'll post their pictures soon. Their smiles are truly etched in my heart. Please pray for these children. If you wish to sponsor one, I can give you the contact info of the orphanage.

After the orphanage, I was truly hot with fever. Very warm, uncomfortable breaths. I still pursued on doing the Devotional Walk. Joy was added up in my heart. We were walking down the streets when we were searching for the needy. First up, there was a very dirty man (probably mentally retarded) lying down outside a building. Sleeping. He wasn't waking up (pretending kind of - the others saw him opened his eyes) so we just left the food beside him. Next was a little boy. Then the next is a very dirty old man who has a cane walking down the street, too. He was so happy. He even thanked us. We greeted him a "Merry Christmas." He was all smiles. I am just overwhelmed with the trust he had for us. He ate the food without even doubting if it had poison or something. We went to my friend, Karen, and gave her food, too. It was especially cooked, anyway. hahaha! We also gave food to one security guard from another institution and another seller of flowers as they entered Karen's office. She walks all throughout the town just to sell those flowers. She was so happy. She even gave us free flowers but we also bought some. hehehe! The last one was truly amazing. We only had two more packed spaghetti. Suddenly, a parent and his daughter was singing Christmas carols outside Karen's office. We were amazed. GOD gives the people you need. Yes! I need them. In this materialistic world right now, I need the poor people to remind me of my blessings.

I praise GOD because during these times, nothing worse ever happened to me. My diarrhea never asked me to go to the comfort room. hehehe! BUT I really had to go when I came home. Can you believe GOD's protection upon HIS children? I can be unfaithful but GOD is always faithful. Even if I went home sick, I am truly gifted with JOY! I can't even explain. It's just amazing.

Remember that the seeds you're planting will be given back to you in double portions. GOD has blessed us with so much...why not share them? Whether they are trustworthy or not, you'll never know whom you can offer to JESUS. You'll never know how far GOD can use you as HIS instrument for the salvation of others if you do not take action. LOVE trusts always! We do not think negatively of others as we don't want them thinking negatively of us. GOD has made me learned so much from this. We are serving not because of the blessings but because of our LOVE for our beautiful GOD! Btw, those blessings won't be there if not for our MOST HIGH GOD!

GOD IS SO GOOD! Why not share HIM to others?

This is a song I've been singing while I was on my bed resting. I claim healing! Please pray for GOD's healing upon me. I love you with the love of our dearest LORD, my dear friends!



BE BLESSED! DO NOT BE AFRAID TO SACRIFICE FOR GOD! HE WILL GIVE YOU JOY AND PEACE YOU WILL NEVER FIND FROM ANYONE OR ANYTHING! INCOMPARABLY AMAZING!

Btw, I will rest from my computer. I'm just so excited to share this to all of my friends. YES YOU ARE MY FRIEND! I will soon post some comments and more blogposts and read your posts, too.

Continue to pray for me and my youths. You are a blessing. The gift of prayer is an amazing gift to someone.

I want to thank a few of my blessings who have participated in this calling. Thank you ELISHA RANDEE VARGAS, DEENA MAE DAROY, JUSTINE DE VERA, JEREVY SARMIENTO, JERGENS SARMIENTO AND HUMILITY JAVIER!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD LOVES YOU ALWAYS!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW BY GIVING!