Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Powerful Insight on PRAYER

Earlier while I was doing my toilet meditations (AGAIN!), I thought of my failings and prayed to GOD of HIS mercy, love, grace and faithfulness upon the Sarmiento family. And that HE doesn't have to dig deeper into my shortcomings anymore because I can be a failure at times. I just really asked HIM to look at the family. The heart those girls have for GOD. The heart of the dad that HE can transform completely. I know GOD doesn't see me as a failure and that I know HE deserves my faithfulness so I am giving it all to HIM. I am just blessed to have a faithful GOD who restores me every time.

As I always remember this verse...

James 5:16
"...The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."

Once again, Max Lucado was used by GOD. I opened my "Max Lucado" folder in my email. Voila! The first thing I saw was the title..."WHEN YOU SPEAK, GOD HEARS"

It hit my heart! I was waiting for a revelation. For a revival. For a revolution. For restoration. Thank GOD HE is faithful! OUR GOD IS A GOD OF PERFECT TIMING! HE gives whatever I need - ALL THE TIME! HE NEVER MISSES A MARK!

by Max Lucado

Those who pray keep alive the watch fires of faith. For the most part we don’t even know their names. Such is the case of someone who prayed on a day long ago. His name is not important. He is important not because of who he was, but because of what he did.

He went to Jesus on behalf of a friend. His friend was sick, and Jesus could help, and someone needed to go to Jesus, so someone went. Others cared for the sick man in other ways. Some brought food; others provided treatment; still others comforted the family. Each role was crucial. Each person was helpful, but no one was more vital than the one who went to Jesus.

John writes: “So Mary and Martha sent someone to tell Jesus, ‘Lord, the one you love is sick’” (John 11:3, emphasis mine).

Someone carried the request. Someone walked the trail. Someone went to Jesus on behalf of Lazarus. And because someone went, Jesus responded.

In the economy of heaven, the prayers of saints are a valued commodity. John the apostle would agree. He wrote the story of Lazarus and was careful to show the sequence: The healing began when the request was made.

The phrase the friend of Lazarus used is worth noting. When he told Jesus of the illness, he said, “The one you love is sick.” The power of the prayer, in other words, does not depend on the one who makes the prayer but on the one who hears the prayer.

We can and must repeat the phrase in manifold ways. “The one you love is tired, sad, hungry, lonely, fearful, depressed.” The words of the prayer vary, but the response never changes. The Savior hears the prayer. He silences heaven so he won’t miss a word. The Master heard the request. Jesus stopped whatever he was doing and took note of the man’s words. This anonymous courier was heard by God.

John’s message is critical. You can talk to God because God listens. Your voice matters in heaven. He takes you very seriously. When you enter his presence, the attendants turn to you to hear your voice. No need to fear that you will be ignored. Even if you stammer or stumble, even if what you have to say impresses no one, it impresses God—and he listens.

Intently. Carefully. The prayers are honored as precious jewels. Purified and empowered, the words rise in a delightful fragrance to our Lord. “The smoke from the incense went up from the angel’s hand to God” (Rev. 8:4). Incredible. Your words do not stop until they reach the very throne of God.

One call and heaven’s fleet appears. Your prayer on earth activates God’s power in heaven.

You are the someone of God’s kingdom. Your prayers move God to change the world. You may not understand the mystery of prayer. You don’t need to. But this much is clear: Actions in heaven begin when someone prays on earth. What an amazing thought!

When you speak, Jesus hears.

And when Jesus hears, the world is changed.

All because someone prayed.

Isn't this email devotional beautiful? Profoundly striking. Simply astounding.

I am in awe of our FATHER!

If you wish to subscribe to Max Lucado's email devotionals, please just click on the image above. Thank you.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO MATTER WHAT!

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Survivor


Whoever here watches "SURVIVOR?"

For those who don't? Well, Survivor is a reality tv show that showcases the skills of people who will stay in an island for a month or so with so many challenges given to them. Whoever wins, of course, gets a million dollars.

The Philippines also has its own version of Survivor. But I never watched it. Not even once. hehehe! I have watched the very first Survivor though in the US. My sister loves watching reality tv shows. Well, I am not fond of the tv. hehehe! Just once in a while. So I liked the first batch of Survivor but doing it all over again, well, that's another story. hehehe! I easily get sick of tv shows. I don't know why. Probably a slight ADD. hahaha!

I am not going to talk about Survivor nor tv shows since I am not a big fan of television itself. hehehe! While I was in the jeepney on my way home, I saw something written on the front window of another jeepney. It says, "GOD IS MY SURVIVOR" then I paused for how many minutes just staring at that. I pondered on it.

Then I thought to myself, if all those people were given tough challenges in Survivor, our GOD was also given a big challenge. That is to sacrifice HIS only SON, JESUS CHRIST! No one can ever do what GOD has done nor what JESUS did on the Cross. Of all those pain and sufferings HE endured, HE didn't die instantly but HE tasted every pain. HE chose to do that for us in order to be VICTORIOUS in all aspects. JESUS CHRIST already won the battle! You just have to believe. HE endured spiritual, emotional, physical, social and mental pains. HE never left anything. OUR GOD IS A GOD OF VICTORY! OUR GOD IS THE GREAT I AM! HE didn't say that HE is the GREAT "I WAS" but instead, THE GREAT I AM! That means YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER! ONLY BELIEVE!

I don't know about you but "GOD IS MY SURVIVOR!" NO ONE ELSE!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO MATTER WHAT!

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Highly Favored

As what I always say, no one is faithful. Only GOD is.

Deutoronomy 32:4
He is the Rock, His works are perfect,
and all His ways are just.
A faithful God who does no wrong,
upright and just is He.


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


Even the most loyal disciple of GOD fails. Knowing that our GOD deserves our faithfulness, there are times that we fail HIM.

I am one of those humbled by GOD's faithfulness that even in my failings, HIS Special Favors HE continuously bestows upon me.

Well, I've got an update on the hotel. hehehe! If you have read my older post about this, you would know what I'm talking about. There is an upgrade. hehehe! Elisha informed me the other day that the hotel accommodations will be now included in our registration fees so that will lessen the expenses of our school which is a good thing because I know the struggles of the school administrators. I asked one of the regional directors of the Division office. The woman who is fond of me. hehehe! Well, I asked her which hotel. I was amazed because I have seen the hotel online while I was researching before then seeing it again tonight is just surprising. I didn't consider that hotel before because it was expensive. Now, I know that GOD will provide the best for HIS children. If I do not deserve it, at least Elisha does. hehehe!

Second testimony, I paid for my internet today knowing that my money (salary) won't be enough and that I still have to pay cellphone bills. I was truly amazed when I went to the wireless center. It only required me to pay half of what I knew I was going to pay. I still paid in advance though. I offered to treat my parents to whatever they want. My mom sent me a text saying that I could just buy them some bread. Earlier, while we were watching tv, my mom informed me that we're going to a baptism tomorrow of my cousin's child in a famous restaurant here known for its delicious food. What can I say? GOD provides the best. If not for me, at least for my parents. They deserve it!

Third testimony, I was thinking earlier before I left the house how I wanted a donut. When I was at the mall, I ate by myself in a fastfood restaurant. The cashier boy was tired I guess. We weren't able to understand each other so I just got a large Coke instead of iced tea. Well, I forgot to tell him because he seemed pre-occupied that he even forgot to give my burger. hahaha! I found myself comfortable being alone like that. Solitude not loneliness. In our busy lives, we could always use some solitude. Solitude with GOD. Anyway, just now, I found out that I have a donut in the refrigerator and some iced tea. Isn't that neat? hehehe! My favorite donut and my favorite drink - iced tea! Yay! MY FATHER IN HEAVEN IS REALLY MY HEAVENLY DADDY!

I can see myself as low as I can but then GOD is faithful. I am confident enough to say that I am highly favored. It is not pride but looking at it the way GOD sees me. GOD sees me as a talented, skillful, beautiful, anointed, blessed and highly favored lady. However my FATHER sees me, that's how I am going to view myself! It is the confidence in HIM that I am holding in my heart! GOD DESERVES OUR FAITHFULNESS! IT IS ALL GOD! APART FROM HIM, I AM NOTHING!

Luke 1:28
The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."

Scripture for Today:

Luke 17:19 (KJV)

And He said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.


ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

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

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO MATTER WHAT!

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Please Intercede

With all humility, I would like to ask for extension of prayers and petitions to our FATHER.

My ever faithful youth friends (Jannine, Jergens and Jerevy) need your prayers for their dad, Mr. Geronimo Sarmiento. He had a motorcycle accident yesterday and his clavicle has been detached. Three ligaments were broken. Now he needs a surgery. Please pray for his healing and quick recovery and the trauma that he might have gained from this. Please pray for their finances. This is going to cost them a lot and they need your prayers. Please pray for the covering of his spiritual life. We claim healing and victory. IN JESUS CHRIST'S NAME!

Thank you so much for your concern and prayers. The family will appreciate your prayers. Your prayers will be a huge help for them. Please don't forget to put them in your prayer list. Thank you again. We gotta P.U.S.H.

WHAT IF HIS PEOPLE PRAYED - Casting Crowns


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

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO MATTER WHAT!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Friday, January 30, 2009

What My Sister has to Say

I like what my sister sent me with regards to my post "FOCUS ON LOVE"

A good follow-up (which I agree with) to what I have posted so I'll post it here for everyone to read what she has learned (still learning) from being a beautiful and submissive disciple of JESUS CHRIST.

It is good to focus on LOVE but I think it is even better to focus on BEING LOVE itself. GOD is LOVE. LOVE is GOD. WE MUST BE LIKE GOD. SO WE MUST BE LOVE AS WELL. How do we do this?
Try this little exercise..
In 1 Corinthians 13, change LOVE with your sweet NAME..
For example.. It says.. LOVE is patient, then say HAZEL (that's me) is patient.
I guess this is one of the most practical ways (on the level of our understanding right now) could we ever be like our Father in heaven when it comes to LOVING in a way that He does.

"they, too, are entitled to have their own voices that gives them the self-esteem and the identity that they need as a youth of GOD. As what I always share them, I stand corrected at all times."
This is alright but make sure, that at the end of the day, it is that still small voice of God that they hear (which they shall hear from you because you are the leader).

As what I always share them, I stand corrected at all times.
You have to build their confidence in you. Because they count on every word that you say. So, if there are things that you are not yet sure of, pray about it first before you talk to them. Remember, you don't have to have the answers to their problems at the same moment they tell you their problems. We always LISTEN first before we speak. We listen to them, then to God.. =)

Now a voice is heard. Won't you want to share yours, too? hehehe! I simply admire the respect she has given me because she emailed her comments to me instead of just directly commenting on my blog. It is greatly appreciated.

I LOVE MY SISTER! SHE IS MY DISCIPLER! hehehe! And she's younger than me.

Focus on LOVE


Marriages/relationships must focus on LOVE.

GOD'S PERFECT WILL be done in our lives.

I just LOVE these Scripture verses. These are my well-kept verses all throughout my relationship with Cody. I must say, it has kept me well enough. Romance/passion/desire is useless when LOVE is absent.

You may have all the romance/passion/desire in the world but never will it hang on if LOVE is not present.

I have memorized these verses wholeheartedly and never did once forget it - through good times and bad times.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails..."

Passion - A powerful emotion
Romance - A strong, sometimes short-lived attachment, fascination, or enthusiasm
(Romance and romantic both derive from the Latin romanice meaning "in the Roman manner")
Desire - A wish or longing

I just have the weirdest "Word OCD." I don't know if you have this, too. But if you do, you'll certainly love life and be a skeptic. I LOVE skepticism. It entails a sound doctrine. Being a skeptic is to test the spirits around you not just believe someone who says he/she is a Christian. (Thank you, Cody for this)

I don't know why but I use the word "LOVE" a lot because the Bible says, "GOD IS LOVE." Oh well. Not everyone will agree with me about this. But then, I still have my own convictions with the words I use. Why use other words anyway if LOVE is very much available for usage? It's even much shorter than romance, passion or desire. Still, nothing is equivalent to the word "LOVE."

I am even very skeptic about using "romantic" love. I don't know. Well, I don't know how to describe it so that others may understand. But if I speak in Tagalog, I don't use it. I use Tagalog terms. hehehe!

Dare to be different as they say. I've read a book. It said something about being different rather than just conforming to anything you hear from others - whether Christian or not. Being skeptic is being able to stand on deep convictions and sound doctrine even if that means that you're the only believer of that doctrine. I like to be different that's why GOD created me uniquely. hehehe! But then, I am not against others who use other words. You can use whatever you wish and be stubborn as you want. hehehe! just kidding! AND PLEASE do not mistake me as a person who rebukes all the time or even a self-righteous person. I have met someone who have judged me that way and even provokes me and insults my spiritual gifts but then GOD is faithful because HE restores my spirit every time. In the first place, we do not judge people. I just share my own convictions because as I've said, I refuse to conform to the world. Oh well. GOD knows the motives of my heart and you, as well. Do not look at people because of their age. Young or old, they might always have new convictions to share that might change your perspective for a sound doctrine. Whenever my youths share something with me, I ask a lot and be skeptic but when they have shared it in a detailed and secure manner, I do not stop myself from being convinced because they, too, are entitled to have their own voices that gives them the self-esteem and the identity that they need as a youth of GOD. As what I always share them, I stand corrected at all times.

Bible trivia - the word "romance" is not in the Bible (all versions).

ABOVE ANYTHING ELSE, FOCUS ON LOVE! IN THE FIRST PLACE, GOD IS LOVE!

GOD'S WISDOM, DISCERNMENT AND INSIGHTS BE UPON YOU! DO NOT GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT!

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

PEACE OUT, EVERYONE!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO MATTER WHAT!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Quickie

LOVING ACTIONS

Finding Treasures in Trials...

"God's best and highest will is for us to love (value) Him with all our hearts, and to love (value) others as ourselves. Do you realize you have everything you need to fulfill God's will and experience His best in your life?"

- 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

YOU Never Let Go

GOD doesn't stop giving HIS revelations. HE never stops. You just need to seek more. Desire more. Listen more. Heed more. Put everything in your heart and act on your faith.

My morning devotions for today (not full article)...

HE Breaks Us to Make Us

Read Genesis 32:22-32

We may think that a GOD of love would never allow HIS children to feel any pain. But sometimes GOD breaks us to make us better. HE may break our hearts so we will make room for HIM there. HE may break our will so we can discover HIS Will for us. HE may break our physical strength so we discover that GOD's strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Like Jacob, the best response to GOD's tough love is to cling to HIM and earnestly pray, "I will not let You go unless You bless me."

If you've been acting like ba-a-a-ad sheep and have wandered off the path, climb up on the shepherd's shoulders and let him carry you home to healing.

Copyright © 2006 by Zondervan
New Women's Devotional Bible

YOU NEVER LET GO - Matt Redman


Lyrics:

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I'm caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won't turn back
I know you are near

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

(Chorus:)
Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We'll live to know You here on the earth

(Chorus)

Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You

(Chorus 2x's)

"When GOD gives us 'NO' for an answer, keep in mind that there's a much greater 'YES' behind it! HIS 'NO' isn't a rejection. But a redirection." ~a text message sent today by my young friend, Nonie Ron Calimlim

Everyday, there are beautiful revelations that only come from our LOVING FATHER!

GOD IS OUR FIRST LOVE! Why shouldn't HE be? In the first place, HE created and loved us first!

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

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO MATTER WHAT!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Thankful Thursday


Oh dear...I am gonna do Thankful Thursday this week!

I just can't keep my mouth shut! hehehe!

I have loads of blessings and I'm gonna state one for today. There are so many blessings in my life. I can't just stop telling the world of HIS great LOVE!!!

Elisha and I will have a 12-hour trip to Naga for the National Schools Press Conference on February 14. What a beautiful day to spend in a bus! hehehe! Well, my honey isn't here anyway. Every day is heart's day for us. Every day is special. That is our motto. Anyway, we'll be spending 7 days and nights there. Fun. Our problem is the lodging. We are supposed to lodge in a school. We are supposed to sleep in those rooms in a public school there. I am not being picky but of course, it will be difficult and the comfort room will be no comfort. hehehe! So last week, I hurried onto my hotel hunt online. I found a hotel which is new (just opened last 2007) and very cheap. The other hotels were just so expensive but really nice. I just really wanted comfort and clean living. I have too many OCD's. hehehe! I don't want any roaches creeping on my face, right Cody? hehehe! That night, I tried to compute how much we'll be spending for the hotel accommodations. Of course, I was thinking maybe Elisha and I could split up for the expenses since I need to pay for my internet still due on Saturday but I simply whispered to GOD that I know HE will do something amazing for HIS financial provision. Anyway, I talk too much. I must get to the point. hahaha! Yesterday, I told my mom about the hotel. This morning, she told me the estimated expenses for the NSPC that they are willing to provide. Amazingly, she included the hotel accommodations. I was so relieved!!! Whatta GOOD LORD we have! Now, I am going to enjoy going there even if we have to travel for 12 hours. I'm used to that, anyway. hehehe! I can even travel 14 hours back and forth in a day so no sweat. hahaha! THANK GOD HE IS FAITHFUL!!!

Second, I'd like to thank GOD for the trials. Because of the trials, HE is able to show HIS power. HIS amazing grace. HIS unconditional love.

Third, I'd like to thank GOD for my Cody, my family, my friends, my relatives and every stranger out there. You are all a blessing to me!

Most of all, I'd like to thank GOD for HIMSELF!

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

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO MATTER WHAT!

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

More thankful hearts @ Lori's Reflections. Please visit them.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

You are a Beautiful Woman of GOD

I would not really be bothered if anyone would think I'm senseless. I cannot please everybody.

With this truth, I am very humbled to be surrounded by beautiful women of GOD in this blog world. Upon this thought that beholds me, I would like to give an award to the beautiful women out there. Women of GOD.

I do not know who thinks I am a woman of GOD but I'd like you to know that for me, you are a beautiful woman of our Beautiful GOD.

This award does not have rules. hehehe! The only rule is to pass it to other beautiful women of GOD you know. Either in the blog world or your real world. hehehe! ALL THE WOMEN OUT THERE, YOU DESERVE IT!

Isaiah 62:5
"...Then GOD will rejoice over you as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride."

1.) To my MOM
2.) My sister Hazel - GLORY TO THY MAJESTY
3.) My ninang Aleja - Yesterday, Today and Forever
4.) Tammy - Omah's Helping Hands
5.) Leslie - The Rhythm of Your Heart
6.) Ate Leigh - THE PERFECT WALK
7.) Emily - By God's Grace...
8.) Lisa - A Journey Westward from Tartary
9.) Saii - My True Journey
10.) Schmendel - It's Just Diary-A
11.) Kim - Homesteader's Heart
12.) Karen - Loved and Engraved
13.) TBOO - NOT PERFECT - ONLY FORGIVEN
14.) Grace - We live to tell God's "Amazing Grace"
15.) Meili - Life Worth Remembering
16.) Beth - C. Beth Blog.
17.) Sherry - Lamp Unto My Feet
18.) sherri - Matter of Fact
19.) Heather - Simply Heather
20.) Deborah - Boutcrazy
21.) Angie - Bring The Rain
22.) Janice - Butterfly Gardener
23.) Julie - Contentment Corner
24.) Jenn - Crayons in my briefcase
25.) Melody - Gift from God
26.) Jeanne - Inspiring Ideas
27.) Kelly - Kelly Ann
28.) Ashley - Living for Jesus
29.) Michele - Michele's Morsels Beelieve
30.) Linda - Mocha with Linda
31.) Marsha - Marsha's Musings
32.) Amy - Signs, Miracles, and Wonders
33.) Mammanett - Thacker Time!
34.) Karen - the art of heart
35.) inevitable - the contents of my glove compartment
36.) Tracy - Thirsty for Him
37.) pticester - This, That and the Other

TO OUR DEAR FATHER...



...WE'RE ALL ABOUT YOU!!!

When someone opens the book of your life, is it all about GOD?

An idea dawned on me. I have thought of making a simple bookmark of this image and give it out to the beautiful women of GOD I know. They deserve the recognition. Just sharing out an idea. You might want to go out of your way to recognize every woman you know - your mom, your aunt, your bestfriend, your pastor's wife, your churchmates, your co-workers, or just any girl/woman you would meet along the way (the unlovable or unnoticed), or even someone who has done awful things to you. Encourage someone today. Make that difference. OUR GOD IS A BEAUTIFUL GOD!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

ONLY BELIEVE!

GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO MATTER WHAT! GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY!

P.U.S.H.

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

FLOOD!!!

"By aligning your priorities with God's, you have the power to succeed in whatever endeavors God places before you. Trust God's power." ~a quote sent by Ate Cathy

Oh yeah...it is flooding! Flooding with revelations! This is such an awesome day!

Elisha and I went to the orientation for the pre-NSPC. The speaker shared a very beautiful revelation. It was about hope and optimism. It is about making a difference in everything we do.

I am truly blessed that one of the advisers of our region for this event is trusting me because of a favor she asked from me the other day. I am humbled when she called me an angel. hehehe! Then today, she entrusted a task for me that I will be executing for the NSPC in Naga. I have learned to show excellence in everything because we do make a difference even in the smallest things we do and my ever kept verse...

Colossians 3:23
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men


A contagious verse that is also kept by my youths. I am really so humbled that I have faithful followers whom I consider my real friends.

"Rivers don't drink the water they carry; Trees don't eat the fruit they bear; Clouds don't bathe in the rain they produce. Like us, we are meant to give, even if we get nothing from it. Measuring life by what others do may disappoint us, but measuring life by what we do for others will make life meaningful." ~a text message sent by Julie Ann

12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. ~Ephesians 6:12-13 NLT
~~~sent by Heather Armstrong

"GOD reserved something special for us. There is more to our life than we ever thought. There is more to our story than what we have read. There is more to our song than what we have sung. A good Author saves the best for last, a great Composer keeps HIS finest for the finish. And GOD, the Author of life and Composer of hope has done the same for us. The best is yet to be." ~a text message sent by Ate Lenlen

These are my beautiful revelations and confirmations. My word for this year - HOPE!

I can't get enough of GOD. I want more of HIM. Good thing HE never lets go. GOD IS MY FIRST LOVE!!!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

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

GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO MATTER WHAT! GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

For Christian Singles = not married


Marriage is a good thing. Actually, it is a beautiful thing.

I am not married yet but I never stopped believing this.

The most beautiful thing in this world is LOVE (next to GOD). Okay that's a given.

I have heard people say that 25 is the right age to get married. Some say it's 30. I don't believe in a target age for marriage. No one is old enough to marry. But of course, being young is an exemption. I would never convince teenagers to marry at the age of thirteen. hehehe!

Getting married is not a competition. I have heard people older than me tell me that they should get married first because they are older. I refuse to agree. I'm sorry. hehehe!

Jergens told me about her friend who is getting married now after waiting for a long time. She is 36 years old. She is getting married this year with her bestfriend who is 29 years old. They're both Christians devoted in GOD's ministry.

My aunt got married at the age of 46. Now tell me, is there anything too hard for GOD?

There is no right age for marriage. We don't do the target. GOD does. If you are willing to wait, GOD will give abundantly. If you never lose hope, GOD will answer your prayers. If you trust in GOD, HE will give you the desires of your heart. And if you put HIM first, HE will be faithful! ALWAYS and FOREVER!

Steps to Marriage:

1.) Love GOD.
2.) Love yourself.
3.) Love your partner.

GOD should always be first. Once you have surrendered everything, it is then you will feel complete. If you're not having spiritual breakthrough, think about it. If you're not desiring a deeper intimacy with GOD, think about it. Learn to examine your heart, mind and spirit. Humble yourself. GOD will help you.

By loving yourself is by fully forgiving yourself and others, being able to enjoy solitude, thinking positively of yourself and others, by being real to everything and by being honest to yourself. Self-integrity. If you haven't practiced integrity yet, don't get married yet. hehehe! Learn to love yourself unconditionally. It is when you have learned to respect yourself that you respect others, too. Thinking that you will still make mistakes but GOD's grace will be sufficient.

If GOD is first and you have learned to love yourself, everything else will follow. Your love for your partner should be selfless. Your partner will be like your disciple. Having a disciple is exposing yourself to hurts but growth in character. So be ready for that. Love your partner like how you love yourself. Or even more.

No marriage is perfect. BUT every marriage is beautiful.

There will always be differences. I have read a lot of books and articles about marriage and they always state their differences as a couple. I believe GOD created us uniquely. And GOD created our partners to help us grow in character, to fill in the spaces and to complement each other.

Before getting married, prepare yourself. Read a lot of books about marriage of Christian couples. Read articles. After reading, read some more. hehehe! You will never know anything unless you go through it so experience will be one of your teachers. As all appliances and gadgets, they have manuals, books are our manuals. Preparation. There is no harm in preparing for the future. Oh and get wise counsels from married couples. Never stop getting those. LOVE. Then LOVE some more. Never stop loving. Never stop believing. Pray a lot all the time. Read GOD's Word daily. Meditate. Study. Serve wholeheartedly. Cook. hehehe! Practice being a wife before you start being a wife. Why? So you won't get tired and sick of being a wife and mother. LOVE GOD ABOVE ALL!

MARRIAGE IS NOT A JOKE SO PLEASE THINK FIRST. THINK A LOT.

If you are married, please share some ideas for the singles out there.

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

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! THINK WISELY! DECIDE WITH GOD'S INTEREST AT HEART! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

I AM ENGAGED!!!

Oh yes! I am!

Am I excited? Why shouldn't I be?

Am I happy? Why shouldn't I be?

Am I blessed? Why shouldn't I be?

Am I loved? Why shouldn't I be?

Am I complete? Why shouldn't I be?

Am I satisfied? No I'm not. I desire for more of GOD!

GOD's Word started with a marriage ~> Genesis 2:4-25

It will end in marriage. A marriage with our Bridegroom.

My GROOM has found me. I did not find HIM. HE was the one who saw me and captivated my heart. My BELOVED has found me.

As I was weeping with sorrow, trying to find my happiness, I chose to stop and offer my life to GOD. That's when HE found me and gave me everlasting joy.

Song of Solomon

I AM ENGAGED WITH JESUS CHRIST!

(You thought I was engaged with someone, huh? hahaha! SOON! WATCH OUT FOR THE UPDATES! hehehe!)

I am overwhelmed with joy. Excitements soar. And even more.

Aren't you happy you're engaged, too?

Our marriage with HIM will happen soon.

Revelation 22:7-21

BE HAPPILY ENGAGED! ANTICIPATE OUR MARRIAGE WITH CHRIST!

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

GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO MATTER WHAT!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD LOVES YOU ALL THE TIME!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Deep Revelation

"Life has its own way of making us smile even when you want to give up and lose hope coz certain surprises come your way just when you thought you would never smile again. God's blessing may come as a surprise, and how much you receive depends on how much your heart can believe."

Whenever I open my other ym account to check my emails, a friend named Ate Cathy always sends quotes. The quote she sent today is a deep revelation I could barely inhale. I need to exhale first coz of excitement. hehehe!

I've met Ate Cathy in CIA (Culinary Institute of Aristocrat). She was my classmate. When we met, she didn't have a personal relationship with GOD yet. I was burdened. I wanted her to have it. There was a time she and I went home together in a taxi and she told me everything about the retreat she went to. GOD spoke to her heart then. I was so ecstatic when she told me that she finally gave her heart and life to GOD. A prayer answered. Btw, that day she informed me that was the day when I was praying how I wished I could talk to someone about GOD. GOD answered quickly. GOD IS SO AMAZING!

This is a deep revelation of GOD's blessing and approval of a dream that will soon come true. I hope it will be soon. I can ONLY BELIEVE. Well, plans are already made. Only GOD's Perfect Will and Timing should be done in my life. I SURRENDER ALL!

I SURRENDER ALL - Brian Littrell


I SURRENDER ALL - The Isaacs


Lyrics:

All to Jesus I surrender
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In his presence daily live.

I surrender all, I surrender all;
All to thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

All to Jesus I surrender,
Humbly at His feet I bow,
Worldly pleasures all forsaken,
Take me Jesus, take me now.

I surrender all, I surrender all;
All to thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.

One of my utmost desires is to be seen as a woman of GOD not a woman of argument so I thank everyone who sees me as a woman of GOD. Thank you for giving me the benefit of a doubt. I am so humbled. I very much thank Cody for giving me true friendship and unconditional love who inspite of knowing me well, still loves me wholeheartedly and he sees me as an inspiration and impact on his faith. I thank my FATHER in HEAVEN for the faith HE has chosen to give me and will never take it away from me. I SURRENDER ALL!

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

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

More Revelations for Today

by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

What Ever Happened to Simplicity?

Matthew 14:29,30
And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"

There is no way to go back to life as it was 100 years ago. But we can exercise some control over complexities that cause friction. We can fix our eyes on Jesus. We can eliminate options that distract our attention from Him. We can organize the smaller commitments of life around our primary commitment to Him. And we can practice the most powerful word in the English vocabulary-No!

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Isaiah 58:11
The LORD will guide you always;
He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.

ONLY A GOD LIKE YOU - Tommy Walker


BEAUTY OF THE LORD - Jared Anderson


SO IN LOVE - Jeremy Camp


RESTORED - Jeremy Camp


Oh yeah I am focusing on GOD's revelations to me for this year. Should be a year of GOD's Perfect Will. I can only trust and hope in HIM. Good thing HE is faithful! I can never thank GOD enough for what HE has done in my life and all the things HE has given me (blessings and trials). I just desire more of GOD in my life. I really hope that you desire the same. GOD is never distant. You just have to draw nearer. HE respects and loves us that much that HE gave us free will. But HE loves us unconditionally for giving us JESUS CHRIST!

Won't you desire more of GOD's revelations in your life?

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

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Today's Revelations

And so this is the year for wonderful revelations. But first of all...

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of His holiness. ~Psalm 29:2 KJV

Now on to my revelations...Prime Time With GOD's email devotional today hit me...so beautiful!

From the Desert to the Promised Land
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman

"You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock - the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out" (Deut 28:3-6).

In order for this promise to be fulfilled we must fulfill His requirements. We must love the Lord our God with all our hearts and minds. And we must avoid having any idols in our lives that will take the place of God.

Every believer is called to come at out of "Egypt" and enter into our own Promised Land. He has already set aside the land for you. It is your responsibility to prepare yourself to be able to derive the fruit from your land.

"The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands" (Deut 28:12).

Oh yeah this is so beautiful! I just LOVE the words "Promised Land!"

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Making Hard Choices

Read Genesis 24:1-67

How do we determine the right choice? Obey the guidance you find in GOD's Word, earnestly pray and seek trusted counsel, then trust GOD with the outcome. Will you have it your way or GOD's way? First trust GOD to have your best interest at heart, and then trust HIM to lead you to the right choice.

Copyright © 2006 by Zondervan
New Women's Devotional Bible

This is a long devotional. I just chose a part that gave an answer to some of my questions. Well, the whole devotional gave me the answer. hehehe! Just need more of GOD's Wisdom and Discernment coz without HIM, I am nothing.

It is so good to fully rely on GOD. HE will surely direct your path every step of the way.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S! MAY GOD'S WISDOM AND DISCERNMENT BE UPON YOU! I SINCERELY HOPE THAT THESE REVELATIONS HAVE BEEN REVELATIONS TO YOU, AS WELL.

P.U.S.H.

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

How Can I Know Who To Marry

This is such a good article or should I say pdf file. If you have the desire to marry, please read this. Very true and useful.

Since I could not copy any portions of the article because it is protected and copyrighted, you can just download it yourself and let it take you to a different level of your "marriage" perspectives.

HOW CAN I KNOW WHO TO MARRY

I LOVE everything in it so I highly recommend it to singles out there who has the desire to marry a man/woman of GOD.

I've gotten confirmations in here about my relationship with Cody. I also very much like this "Don't Base Your Decision on One Sign." Other people ask for signs. I'd rather ask for revelations and it's plural. Others just rely on one revelation. We can't be complacent like that. Someone told me, "Oh I got a revelation so I'm following it." Well, better think again. A decision should be thought over and over.

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

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! MAY YOU CHOOSE THE PARTNER GOD HAS RESERVED FOR YOU! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Small Things

I have been wondering lately about my cell group at school. If I have been falling short that's why I have a few members. Other churches have so many youth members in a cell group. Our youth pastor informed me that the other cell group is flooding with members. I was beginning to wonder if I am not being a blessing to my cell.

GOD answered me through this...

"OUR DAILY BREAD"

Also, GOD has impressed upon me changes that I need to do. The familiar that I need to grow out of. If we desire changes around us, changes must start within us. We are never the ones who save people. GOD does that. But GOD can save people through us. If our heart's desire is for winning souls, then changes must be seen in us. REVOLUTION. A WAR CRY. It is not about pleasing people but pleasing GOD. If our heart's desire is to serve GOD, we must be a servant to all. How can we ever serve a BIG GOD if we can't even start serving HIS small people?

GOD has instilled that fire in us because that fire burns away everything unnecessary. Only an open-minded person will be willing to change and throw away the negative things in him through JESUS CHRIST. GOD desires character growth in us. If you want to be a blessing to others, be willing to be worked upon by the Holy Spirit. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit, as it is written.

I have been guilty of so many things. I have been transformed but changes don't happen overnight. They happen gradually. I stopped all the vices I've engaged in the past. But now, it's about character growth and soul-winning. We shouldn't be complacent about just singing songs to GOD. We must bring people who will sing worship to HIM, too. GOD loves you as much as HE loves others. If we really love GOD, we should also love others. I am not a cheery or smiling person but GOD has dealt with me about it. Now, I am smiling more. Opening up my heart more to winning souls. IT IS NOT ABOUT ME, anyway. Serve with an open heart and you will get that spiritual breakthrough. GOD loves working in people who are willing to change for HIM. Scrape away the me-monster.

MAY GOD'S WISDOM AND DISCERNMENT BE UPON YOU! MAY GOD DEAL WITH THE UNNECESSARY THINGS IN YOUR LIFE! GOD IS A GOD OF REVOLUTION! NEVER BE COMPLACENT IN THE SPIRIT!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

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!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Are You a Fake? by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

I found this funny but insightful and true.

by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

Are You a Fake?

Luke 6:46
And why do you call Me, "Lord, Lord," and do not do what I say?

Some people are excellent "fakes." Publicly, they may do an abundance of "Christian deeds" and use the right Christian clichTs. But privately, their lives are charades. They aren't listening to God. Their lives are mockeries.

A young man who had just graduated from law school set up an office, proudly displaying his shingle out front. On his first day at work, as he sat at his desk with his door open, he was wondering how he would get his first client. Then he heard footsteps coming down the long corridor toward his office.

Not wanting this potential client to think that he would be the first, the young lawyer quickly picked up the telephone and began to talk loudly to a make-believe caller. "Oh, yes sir!" he exclaimed into the phone. "I'm very experienced in corporate law....Courtroom experience? Why, yes, I've had several cases."

The sounds of footsteps drew closer to his open door.

"I have broad experience in almost every category of legal work," he continued, loud enough for his impending visitor to hear.

Finally, with the steps right at his door, he replied, "Expensive? Oh, no sir, I'm very reasonable. I'm told my rates are among the lowest in town."

The young lawyer then excused himself from his "conversation" and covered the phone in order to respond to the prospective client who was now standing in the doorway. With his most confident voice, he said, "Yes, sir, may I help you?"

"Well, yes you can," the man said with a smirk. "I'm the telephone repairman, and I've come to hook up your phone!"

We sometimes fake the Christian life in the same way. We say we honor God, but we don't obey Him day to day. Preoccupied with self and wanting our own ways, we ignore God and pretend to be spiritual. Instead of having Christ's character imprinted on our lives, we go our own ways, and our Christianity becomes a forgery.

Prayer:
That the Holy Spirit will reveal how you can walk with God moment by moment, in an authentic manner.

Discuss: If someone accused you of being a "fake Christian," what evidence could you present to prove otherwise?

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Thank you for reading. Hope you enjoyed today's email devotional. It is such a good reminder to everyone to keep their pride out of the way and to be real, not just for show. GOD can see our motives anyway and HE will judge as in time. Stay right on track.

OH and this is my 333rd post so I'm celebrating it with fullness of joy! When I was little, I used to hear others say that 333 is a perfect number. Now I know why. hehehe! Jeremiah 33:3 and that's why I use godsmiraclegirl333 as my user name. That is the story behind my numbers. How about you? Do you have any interesting story to tell?

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

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!

Devotional Revelation


My morning devotions today is amazing. Beautiful revelations from GOD. Or is it really the spiritual breakthrough? I am glad that I can still focus on GOD inspite of the overwhelming events happening in my life. First, my lovelife. Second, my ministry. Third, overflowing blessings. Fourth, trials for growth. Oh and more. Sometimes, we find it difficult to focus on GOD because of our busy-ness. We tend to think that since we are doing things right, we are already having a relationship with GOD. Just like what my sister shared before, "Nothing is more important than the time you spend with GOD."

I do not discourage worshipping with others in a church building. But do we worship HIM with all our hearts when we are alone? Only GOD knows the motives of our hearts so HE can be the Judge of that. What do you think GOD will say to you when you are in front of HIM right now?

Genesis 19:1-26

...Maybe you've agonized over a loved one's downward spiral, desperately attempting to rescue them time and time again - until finally GOD impressed upon you, "Stop. Let go."

Unlike Lot's wife, none of us has ever become a pillar of salt by turning back for one last peek. Yet we all struggle with the difficulties of letting go of the old in order to grasp the new. Take heart. GOD understands that letting go of the familiar is hard. Yet HE has called us to move on to new life in JESUS CHRIST by letting go of our old worldly lives, our old habits, our old dreams - to boldly move forward without looking back. When you feel GOD's call to move, allow HIM to guide you. HE will give you the grace to do whatever HE has asked.

Copyright © 2006 by Zondervan
New Women's Devotional Bible

This morning, my cousin was able to interview me. She asked me if I still have a night life. Party out at night. I simply told her "no." And I can see myself never going back to that life again. She also asked about my lovelife. She asked if I'm still single. Well, I am still single but VERY MUCH TAKEN! She even asked about my ex. I simply answered questions and amazingly, my heart was not bitter anymore and I can see myself of never to do what I've done in the past. When I was with Elisha, she asked a lot about Cody. I was so ecstatic to inform her that I have the best of the best. I am so humbled to have a very faithful partner. How he just remains faithful and how he doesn't really speak to other girls. Oh just how he thinks of me whenever she sees other women means a lot to me already. I've had ex's who checks out other girls even in front of me which is disrespectful but Cody has his eyes on me. When I was with Cody, he just stares at me all the time and tells me I'm beautiful. Not when he's sleeping. hahaha! Okay I am really so in love!

GOD first asked me to let go of the familiar. Let go of the past. Let go of last year. Because tomorrow is a new day. A new blessing. A new gift. A promising future. And this is what HE promised me today...

Luke 11:9
"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

According to GOD's Perfect Will, every desire in my heart shall be done. Let only HIS Will be done. I could only hope in HIS Promises.

I hope GOD speaks to your heart always. GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

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!

Naga...here we come!!!

Naga City in Bicol, Philippines

Oh jeez...I am so overwhelmed!

One of my sweetest dreams is to tour the Philippines. Our country is rich in tourist spots. I have much more to conquer. I may go around the world but then my first priority is to go around my country.

I am so humbled with GOD's faithfulness in my life. Never did I think that I would go to another place for free in the very unexpected timing. If a friend or relative or loved one would take me there, it would not surprise me anymore but I do believe this is GOD's unexpected gift for me.

Elisha, one of the youths I'm handling for a year now won the first place in Editorial Writing in the Regional Schools Press Conference so now she is going up to the next level and that's the National Schools Press Conference. I was already ecstatic to know that GOD bestowed that recognition upon her. This week, Elisha asked me dearly if I could be the one to accompany her to Naga City. I've thought it would be a nice idea. I told my mom (school principal) about it. She said she would think about it. Last night, she told me to accompany Elisha to the meeting at the Division office. Officially, she informed me earlier that I would be the one to accompany her to Naga City. Oh GOD is so wonderful!

We'll be staying there for a week. We'll do a lot of roaming. hehehe! We are already excited. hehehe! I am just amazed coz I need a vacation from the parents. hahaha! just kidding! I'm glad because it would give me some time to read books which I've failed to do for some time now. I could also spend time with Elisha which is really nice because she hasn't been attending our cell meetings because she's also focusing on her ministry now. It would be so nice to catch up on everything.

All I could ask is for everyone to pray for Elisha. We just claim GOD's Victory upon her. Thank you for your prayers, my dear friends. Oh and please pray for souls to be won by GOD in that place. I'd really love to be able to minister there. IT IS ALL GOD!

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

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Psalm 65:4

The Scripture for today

Psalm 65:4
Blessed are those you choose
and bring near to live in your courts!
We are filled with the good things of your house,
of your holy temple.

Oh-so-true!!! Blessed...we are so blessed! I am loving HIM more and more everyday. I thank GOD for the spiritual breakthrough.

Justine asked me earlier what this quote means, "Nothing is so relevant than the eternal."

Good things come to those who faithfully seek GOD. Not just HIS hands but HIS face.

Ephesians 1:3-14

MAY GOD'S WISDOM, DISCERNMENT AND INSIGHTS BE UPON YOU!

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

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Promises Worth Waiting For

My morning devotions. One of my many revelations. Oh jeez...I am so excited! GOD is truly answering every question in my heart. I believed and still do that this is a promising year and GOD made it so possible. I am putting a lot of effort in the ministry GOD has entrusted me. Feed the fire while it's still burning. GOD is so faithful. I believe that more is going to happen VERY SOON. Just like how John the Baptist prepared JESUS' way. GOD is preparing my way.

And very soon I'll be posting more of those answered prayers with a yes. It is impossible for GOD to not fulfill HIS promises when you put HIM first. This year is so much better than last year. I hope to do more this year and GOD will raise up leaders who will serve in my cell group. Beautiful girls who are on fire. Please pray for their spiritual growth.

Here is a nice answer to my questions...

Waiting is hard when you just know your life will be so much better if your hopes become reality. Waiting is hard...especially when years pass and there is no sign of your expectations being met. Often, the longer you wait, the more desperate you become.

Please Read Genesis 16:1-16

But GOD has a plan. A plan to bless Abram and Sarai with their very own baby. A plan to bless the world through their offspring. Isaac would be the fulfillment of GOD's promise. That plan was worth waiting for.

GOD has plans for your life, too. Plans that will make you thrive and not be knocked down by life's setbacks (see Jeremiah 29:11-13). GOD's plans are well worth waiting for. You may be tempted to take matters into your own hands, thinking GOD is just a little bit late. But don't risk GOD's perfect intentions for you by relying on your own schemes. Waiting for GOD's perfect timing can save you years of heartbreak. Remember, GOD is faithful and always keeps HIS promises...even if you have to wait.

Copyright © 2006 by Zondervan
New Women's Devotional Bible

GOD is willing to give abundantly if you are willing to wait. I have too many testimonies about this. It is not more of the gift of discernment but the faith and hope of a future that only GOD holds - the best future ever because it is of GOD's.

It is difficult to keep the "GOOD NEWS" to myself so I've shared it with some people already but VERY SOON, I will surely testify GOD's love, grace and faithfulness in my life. GOD deserves our faithfulness. HE really does. Life is so beautiful when GOD is first.

So hang in there with me...I will be posting more of my revelations and soon the testimonies. Our GOD is a GOD of beautiful testimonies made possible for HIS glory alone!

I hope that my morning devotions is a revelation to you, too.

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

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Revelation

This is as short as it gets. hehehe! I have been praying for something. GOD gave me one of the many revelations I have been waiting for. I do not rely on one advice, counsel or revelation only. I need many. GOD is so faithful on these revelations. I am not a person who decides right away in just one revelation but instead, I want more of GOD's revelations in my life. I want more attention from HIM. hehehe! Just how a daughter sticks to her daddy the whole time and just gets plenty of yes and no. I want to be a Daddy's girl who repeatedly but lovingly asks my Dad what I should do and not do in a very cute way, of course. hehehe! It is about my future anyway so I believe HE desires the best for me and I desire GOD's best for me.

"OUR DAILY BREAD" <~ one of my many revelations from my Daddy

Do not act too quickly. Be sure to think before you decide. Do not be satisfied with just one revelation. Not two or three either. Divine discontentment. Desire for more of GOD in your life.

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

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Missionary

GOD is preparing me for a BIG thing this year. I believe so.

There are so many revelations coming. They are actually flooding up but for now, I will not share about it yet. hahaha! VERY SOON though.

One of the things that GOD took care of is the girl who slandered me. I feel better now. GOD's special favor. Truly, if you put GOD first, HE will take care of things for you. Then, after I took my friend out the other day for lunch, earlier one of my youths took me out for dinner. GOD always does quick favors. Then, I was so blessed that she told me how she can't see anything negative about me. I told her that I only want to glorify GOD in my life and please HIM alone so I really really try to be the person GOD desires me to be. I've been trying to schedule an appointment with our youth pastor but it is only earlier that he visited me to have a serious conversation. Long before he appointed me to be a church leader, he asked me if I could commit as a leader. I was still thinking because my heart is with our home church. The leadership offer is at our outreach church. I chose to resign even if I haven't really committed yet. I wish to have formal exits. I didn't commit as a leader because I still desire to grow more in GOD. Being willing and available is not enough. Attitude and lifestyle is very important so I want to humble myself and pull myself down to where no one can see me but to serve behind the curtains. He has too many problems in the ministry so I told him that I will still help them and still continue my campus ministry. I can't leave the hungry girls at school. The hunger they have for GOD is so amazing. I couldn't leave that. I am so burdened to let them undergo Encounter Weekends, Retreats, G12 conferences and more. Feed the fire while it is still burning. I want to see them grow before the BIG thing happens. hehehe! I believe that GOD could transform the lives of these girls completely. I am very privileged to serve GOD in this aspect. I have learned that you don't have to be a leader to serve GOD's ministry. But of course, we still need leaders. A leader's desire is to be a servant of GOD. As what I have learned, "If you can't be a disciple, how can you be a discipler of men?"

1 Timothy 3

Last 2007, my goal was to go to Africa, China and other more countries. It changed. GOD made me see things in another perspective. I've made myself believe that I was called to be a missionary. I still believe I am.

Cody helped me see that a missionary is not just someone who goes to Africa or China to help others. A missionary is a person who has a specific mission in life. Just what a quote I've read says, "When you can't be a Christian where you are now, you can't be a Christian anywhere."

More has been revealed.

Last Sunday, Reverend Paul Wrenn shared about a sign he saw in a church above the door, "You are now entering the mission field."

Everywhere is a mission field. You can do a specific mission to anyone you meet.

GOD's Mission does not just stay in the United States, Africa, China or Philippines. It is anywhere you go. Every person your eyes can see.

I remember a friend once told me that she wants to go to the US to be a missionary. Our mission should stay in our hearts and minds. It is not about the place.

Cody and I have been talking about doing missions in another country. He asked me if I was going to go to other countries for a long period of time after wedding. I told him that I can be a missionary wherever GOD places me. I can be a missionary with my family, friends, co-workers and everyone else. We are all missionaries of CHRIST, my dear friends. Then Cody told me we'll plan on traveling once we're settled in and everything is stable.

My sister once told me, "Why go to another country if there are so many more others who need GOD in our own country?" That just took me right there. So now, everywhere I go, I try to be a missionary of GOD.

I've read in TBOO's blog, "You don't have to go anywhere to minister, if you minister everywhere you go." ~Matt Pitt

I always make it a point to leave a cell group anywhere I go. Elisha asked me earlier if I could be the one who would accompany her to the National Schools Press Conference in Naga. Oh dear...I can be a missionary everywhere I go and wish to leave a cell group there with Elisha. I already told my mom about it. She said she'll think about it. hahaha! Oh well...whatever GOD's Will is for us.

YOU ARE A MISSIONARY OF CHRIST, my dear friend!!!

Thank you, my dear friend. Friends are given by GOD to encourage and correct us. Open your minds. Thank a friend today. A friend is GOD's gift. My Blogger friends, thank you so much for your encouraging comments in my blog. They help me spiritually. It is very helpful. I do not get sad when I don't get comments but I believe that encouragements from you guys are GOD's way of saying that HE is very pleased. My sincerest thank you.

I thank GOD so much for my family and my Cody for being instruments of GOD's love and grace. They are GOD's missionaries in my life.

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

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Respect Others' Privacy

I have been meaning to post this last year but I keep forgetting so GOD reminded me this morning.

I find it really disrespectful when people send casual text messages from 10pm-7am.

I really do believe that there is really a time for everything.

We don't send text messages because we feel it's important to do so. We should learn how to respect others' privacy. Some people start sleeping at 9pm just like my mom-in-law. If it is really an emergency message or call, it is okay but casual texts or calls can wait. We should always consider what if the other person needed sleep. Whether others forget to switch their sounds off or because they leave it on for emergency purposes, please refrain from sending texts or making calls between 10pm-7am. Others even do their evening devotions during 10pm-11:59pm. Respecting other people's privacy is a way to let them know that they are important. I am not discouraging people who send spiritual messages but as Ecclesiastes say, "There is a time for everything."

We can start sending messages and making calls from 8am-9pm. Good thing for me I switch my number off or put my phone on silent but otherwise, respect others. What if others don't do what I do?

I have been guilty of this before GOD transformed me but I have learned to think of others during their private time. We think before we speak and act. That is GOD's Wisdom.

MAY THE HOLY SPIRIT CONVICT YOU AND GIVE YOU THE WISDOM YOU NEED. I RESPECT EVERYONE. IF THERE IS ANYONE REBUKED BY THIS, PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS IS TO MY UTTERMOST CARE FOR OTHERS AND FOR YOU. THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERYTHING.

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

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Godliness


I was hearing the tv last Saturday while doing the dishes. There was a noontime tv show and they were doing a beauty pageant. The final question was: "Since there are so many physical surgeries now, and if mental/attitude surgery is made possible, what kind of attitude would you want yourself and others to have?"

They have different answers like not to be envious and such. So I answered the question myself.

My answer was and is would be to be Godly. Because if you put GOD first, everything good and perfect will follow. Nothing is impossible with GOD. HE will scrape away every unpleasant attitude in you. Only HE can do the attitude surgery. No man can do that.

Earlier while I was looking for paper bags for the gifts we bought for my nephew. He had a birthday party earlier. I saw a paper bag that has a saying written on it...

GODLINESS IS PROFITABLE AT ALL TIMES

So I suddenly thought, "Oh this is a confirmation for the post I have been meaning to do."

When you know in your heart and in your actions that you are putting GOD first and GOD's Word is your guide for your daily living, GOD will see the motives of your heart and reward you according to every motive. What you sow is what you reap.

It is impossible for GOD to not bless you if you put HIM first. It is impossible for GOD to not move your mountains if you put HIM first. It is impossible for GOD to not give the desires of your heart if you put HIM first.

There is an eternal reward for Godliness. It is not being religious but having a personal relationship with our Beautiful GOD.

MAY GOD'S WISDOM, REVELATIONS, DISCERNMENT AND INSIGHTS BE UPON YOU! GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

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!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Inspiring Quotes

"Good people are like lighted candles. The darker the night, the brighter they shine. They do not make noise about their brightness & do not lose their brightness by sharing it with others. Let nothing overwhelm your light. Keep on burning & inspiring others. God bless." ~Ate Cathy

"Trusting GOD in everything is the softest pillow on which to rest, and the hardest rock to stand on.. GOD is with you all the time.. just believe and obey HIM!" ~Nonie

"Not only GOD has given us natural abilities, HE also equips every believer with spiritual gifts for the purpose of ministry. GOD doesn't use the unwilling. HE won't force us to serve HIM. HIS part is to equip us and empower and prepare us for service. Our part is to be available and aware of opportunities to use our gifts." ~Nonie

"a turtle once taught me that no matter how heavy his bearings are, it's his choice to carry the luggage for it is the only way he feels protected." ~Ate Lenlen

GOD imparts HIS richest blessings unto your heart.. Love that keeps HIS presence near and faith that conquers all doubts and fears.. ~Nonie

We're tested by major changes: Delayed promises, Impossible problems, Unanswered prayers, Undeserved criticisms, and even senseless tragedies. But the "GOOD NEWS" is that GOD wants us to pass the tests of life coz HE never allows the tests we face to be greater than the 'grace' HE gives us to handle. HE always cares for us! ~Nonie

"One of the greatest joys a Christian can experience is GOD's faithfulness. HE never fails us. Regardless of how other people treat us, GOD remains faithful." ~Nonie

We always ask, if there's still hope left or if there's still time. But we never realize that hope only leaves when we doubt it, and time only runs out the moment we give up." ~Nonie

Be beautiful
more
than
pretty;
smart
more
than
sexy;
respected
more
than
praised;
dignified
more
than
popular;
and most
of all..
be
a Woman of GOD
more
than a
man's
lady!
~Ate Jet

to trust is a risk.. sometimes we get what we don't expect, but that's just how it is.. we simply have to give, not knowing what to take! ~Nonie

"Great faith is built under great trials." -Our Daily Bread ~Ninang Aleja

..there are times we treat life like a mysterious door. It doesn't open no matter how hard we push it! We never notice that a huge sign is posted there that reads "PULL." Same thing with LIFE. We struggle. We push. We push harder til we're tired, hurt, bruised and wounded. We forget there's a better way:
SURRENDER. LET GO AND LET GOD.
GOD willed our lives to be wonderful.
~Nonie

"You are one of a kind - designed to glorify GOD as only you can." ~Our Daily Bread *No one else can do what you are called to do. ~hon~

MAY GOD'S WISDOM AND DISCERNMENT BE UPON YOU, MY DEAR FRIENDS!

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

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU - NO IF'S, NO AND'S, NO BUT'S!

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!