Saturday, May 30, 2009

Come As You Are because GRACE covers All Shame



Lyrics:

I lay me down at Your feet my Jesus
Find me here with a heart that's pure
I am raised up in the love You pour on me
The moment I believe...

I lay me down at Your feet my Jesus
Find me here with a life like Yours
I am raised up in pow'r that sets me free
The moment I believe
The moment I believe

Chorus:
You come as You are
And I come as I am
And grace covers shame
You come in Your pow'r
And I bow down
And grace covers shame
You come like a flood and I'm lost in this "Hallelujah!"
You come as You are and I come as I am
And grace covers all of me... All of me...

I lay me down at Your feet my Master
Find me here with the grace to know
That I am raised up in the perfect love of God
The moment I believe
The moment I believe

Chorus

Bridge:
I am laid broken
Lord I am open
Breathe in me
And this by design
Is Your life divine
Living in me...
You come as You are...
I come as I am
You come in Your power
And I bow down

Chorus

Friday, May 29, 2009

My Sweet Rewards Today

Whether you like it or not, GOD is our Rewarder.

I won't make my introduction long enough. I'll try to not make my post long either. My body is tired today. A VERY busy week.

Today, I was able to go to Baguio and accompany Julie Ann again to inquire for a student visa. We were scheduled to do it half of the day. I'm very glad that my mom allowed me to take a leave but then I asked my youngest sister aged 13 if she could do my work today and I'll just give her my pay for today. She agreed. She was happy. hahaha! This is one of my ministries - to be able to help my friends with whatever. She paid for the fare and the food. Everything. She provided my breakfast, lunch and snacks. Since we arrived late around 11:30 in Baguio, we had to wait for lunch break to end before inquiring again at the second agency. The inquiry/orientation was scheduled 2pm. So we watched a movie first before going back. We watched a funny movie which I can appreciate because it was not a perverted, comedy movie. Night at the Museum 2. Go watch it! hehehe! She also gave me a "pasalubong" for the family. I'm glad that she really appreciates the gesture of me helping her with everything. GLORY TO GOD! Oh and it was great to see 2 friends (one was a neighbor and one was a roommate) from college when I first studied there last 2001.

While away from family, I was thinking of my dad. I was very sure that he was asking of me all day long. When I came home around 8pm, my mom told me that he was really asking about me and waiting for me to come. My mom told me that my dad asked plenty of times where I was. After asking over and over, at last, he remembered that I was in Baguio. My mom said that he also waited for me at the door. When our dogs barked, he thought it was me so he opened the door and peeked outside. He was calling out my name seeing if it was me. These things touched my heart so deeply. Now my dad is showing how much he really loves us and misses us when we're not around. He is actually a very sweet man but he was used to hiding his emotions. This is my most favorite, sweet reward for today. My heart is deeply moved.

I found my job order!!! Yay! I've been looking for it for weeks now. At last, I found it! It's a job order for the school notebooks. I really need it. Thank GOD, HE showed it to me!

There's a sweet reward with regards to my work. I still need to confirm it so I'll just post it soon but it's GOOD NEWS! At least, for me. hehehe! And I got my salary on time again.

What about you? What are your rewards from GOD today? Please share them. I'd be very happy to hear (read) them. You can share them through comments or through a blogpost.

Another encoded post for my journal. hehehe!

To all my friends in the blog world, I'm deeply sorry if I haven't been catching up yet. Been very busy. I'll do it this weekend. Thank you for your faithfulness and understanding.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

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. Be a blessing. Be different.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Trials are Blessings

Must I say that again? Even better.

Trials are beautiful blessings.

I don't know if you agree with me about this. Some might even be thinking that trials are hindrances to happiness.

I believe and experience the opposite.

Trials make us grow in character. Trials make us better people (should be). Trials make us stronger. Trials make us more patient. Trials make us persevere more. Trials make us more dependent on GOD. Trials make us seek GOD more.

I don't know about you but these are what trials do to me. That's mainly why I firmly believe that trials are blessings.

Before my dad sleeps, we always pray as a family and we lay our hands on him. This started after the accident. This trial made us a closer and a stronger family grounded on GOD. This trial has also made my dad a better person even with amnesia. There are times that he is very sensible with his words and actions. I could notice the childlike faith in him. I stare a lot at my dad nowadays because I observe every move he makes and every word he says. I couldn't believe that there is so much resentment and fear that he has kept all these years. He bottled them all up and his outlet was being with friends who have bad vices. He is more open, truer and more honest - like a child. The stories he tells us. He could mostly remember the violent past. This trial has made me love my dad more. This trial has made me understand him more. This trial has made me love my family more.

The fifth commandment in the Old Testament is the only commandment that has a promise. I have learned that you don't need a reward just to honor your parents. All you need to do is reach out to them and love them more. I've been a teenager and I was selfish. All I wanted was my happiness. If you feel helpless and unloved, think about your parents. Think about what they feel. Think about their sacrifices. Think about their selfless love for you. All you see is your problems. Why not try looking deeper into their hearts? Love some more. You will never know how deep the wound is if you don't examine it and reach out. You will never know how important your father and mother are if you don't love them more than you do now. A selfless love heals all wounds. That's why JESUS CHRIST died for us.

Don't wait until you lose your parents before you show your love to them. Don't wait for them to show their love to you before you lose them. Love makes things beautiful. If you desire for beautiful changes, LOVE SOME MORE!

Change starts within you.

Trials are my beautiful blessings. GOD uses trials to make me the better person that HE desires me to be. Thank GOD for your trials today! Not because of the rewards/promises after but because you know GOD sees and loves you unconditionally.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

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

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Great Improvement

I don't know who cares about my stories. hehehe! Whoever is reading this post right now, my desire is for you to love and know GOD more. To know what HE can do in your life. Even the impossible things for you.

I also desire this to serve as my journal for my future generation. For the youths close to my heart. Every youth that GOD will send my way. For the offsprings that GOD will bestow upon me. For other people. For every soul. For myself. I would like to be able to read these posts whenever I'm discouraged so I may be encouraged. ALL BECAUSE OF GOD!!!

Today is such a busy day. Thank GOD for keeping my cool! Tomorrow is another busy day. Friday will be busy, as well. hehehe! I LOVE it! I love serving others. I am starting to love what I do even if this is not aligned to what I took up. Culinary Arts is way distant from being a School Registrar. hehehe!

My dad was very disciplined earlier. He slept a lot. It was his doctor's appointment today. It was supposed to be scheduled at around 3:30pm but the doctor was late because of an emergency in the ICU. So my dad's appointment was moved to 5pm. He was sleeping on a bed in my office. My sister and I went to the market to buy food for dinner. When we came back to school, my mom was trying to wake up my dad for his appointment. He wouldn't want to wake up. I was praying and hoping that his mind would change. I told my mom that we could just wait for a few minutes coz he might change his mind. After 10 minutes, my mom went back to wake him up. He then agreed to brush his teeth but drink water first. Amazing. GOD IS AMAZING!

Patience is really a virtue.

While I was watching a tv series that I used to watch in the evening, there was a scene about personality development. The lead man was being asked to convince his faithful assistant to give him the apple that the assistant was holding without threatening, cursing or running out of patience. It got me thinking. What would I say if I were to convince that guy to give me the apple? I don't like apples but I LOVE apple juice. hehehe! I pondered. Since it was about patience, my answer would be, "I'll just wait until you give me that apple." Until he gets tired of holding the apple. hahaha! What about you? What would you say for the guy to hand you that apple?

Let's go back to my dad...I'm spacing off! hahaha! The doctor said that he has a great improvement. I'm so thankful today that my dad was well-behaved and that he loved the buttered chicken I cooked for dinner. I'll always be thankful for whatever GOD gives me. I was reading a blog earlier before I went to work. After reading that and leaving the house, I deeply thought of that person. Then I thanked GOD of the faith that HE has given me. I'm just so thankful because if not for HIM, I'm so lost right now. GOD IS MY ULTIMATE FATHER!!!

I may not be everyone's bestfriend, but at least, I know who my BEST FRIEND is and that HE will never leave me, no matter what. JESUS CHRIST IS MY SAVIOR AND MY BEAUTIFUL LORD!!!

What are you thankful today?

Hope all is well with you and that you're having GREAT IMPROVEMENTS in your life.

GOD IS SO GREAT!!! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!! 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. Be a blessing. Be different.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

All Because of GOD

Yesterday was a difficult day but still beautiful.

My dad, for some reason, got upset with my relatives working at the school. After the anger, he wanted to go to his friends. We did not leave him. We asked him to go home with us. He refused. My mom asked us to go home so we could cook food. My mom accompanied my dad to his friends. It was so difficult because we were worried so we went to pick him up at 10pm. We crossed paths. So when we came back home, he was already here. All we could do is pray for him.

When I woke up, I read my Bible first. My devotions talked about Nehemiah. GOD impressed something in my heart. I decided to obey. When I was taking a shower, his "bad influence" friend came with another friend. I got worried coz they were asking him to shower (to go somewhere I suppose). I didn't hear what they talked about outside. I sent my mom text messages. She told me to calm down and pray. Immediately, I thought of not judging them anymore. I believe that every vice has a reason behind. I have lived in sin. I know what it's like to be in the world. So now, I'm placing myself in their shoes. Understand them more. Love them like JESUS.

When I had my room all to myself, I firmly decided to obey GOD's impression in my heart. I cried and felt GOD cleanse me. I forgave my dad's friends instantly. Instead, HE replaced it with a loving heart that desires to win their souls to CHRIST. I am a sinner saved by GOD's grace and by grace alone, other sinners need JESUS CHRIST. GOD impressed in my heart that I should be willing to be an instrument of HIS love and grace. I was so happy. I cried my heart out. I had to release the pain but it was replaced with forgiveness, joy, peace and love. When I went to work, I was so happy. Everyone noticed. And the task that GOD entrusted to me has been amazingly heard and used by GOD to change me more in the inside. I'm so amazed! I've been hanging out with my dad more than I've used to before. It is so much fun to talk to him. He jokes a lot but of course, he forgets a lot coz of his amnesia and sometimes, it really makes us laugh. He laughs a lot. GOD brought my dad home early today. No problems. No worries. I'm so happy! My dad has been improving with his memory. He's more sensible now. He was asking for spaghetti earlier at around 3pm. He remembered until 5pm. So great! GLORY TO GOD ALONE!

I was also able to share with Jergens, my young, best girl friend. We read about Deborah and Hannah earlier. We talked about Samuel and the prodigal son. We talked about disappointments and our families. We were indeed accountable with each others' faith. This day is so beautiful...ALL BECAUSE OF GOD!!!

HE DID EVERYTHING! Tomorrow is a new day to look forward to. A new day for another impression. It's so great to have an amazing spiritual breakthrough. THANK GOD!!!



SHOUT LOUD, LOUD UNTIL THE WALLS COME DOWN! WE HAVE ALREADY WON! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

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. Be a blessing. Be different.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Let's Dream Bigger


When I was little, I was introduced to wishing feathers. The little, white thingies that fly with the wind. When you see one, you should catch it then make a wish then let it go. Another one is eyelashes that have fallen off your eyes. You can make 3 wishes with each eyelash. I always remember wishing for peace and happiness for all the people in the world.

As I grow older, I forgot that wish. Life became serious. Life focused on myself. On my wants. On my happiness. On my future. All about me.

Life was miserable. Life was sad. Life was lifeless.

When GOD found me, I became a child again. I began to dream, instead of just wish. I began to dream for others. Dream for people I love and even for strangers.

My dad has been improving. He has been walking a lot. He is physically stronger now. Thank GOD! There are certain observations we're noticing. He gets bored a lot in the living room. He talks and laughs a lot in the dining room. He loves more in the bedroom. He prays more and he prays with us unlike before. He still has amnesia. Mood swings.

When I was in HS, we had a Psychology subject. I was so into it. I LOVE every topic. I was so eager to learn. Other subjects, I set aside. There was something about Psychology that really pulls me. After HS, I forgot all about it.

Now that I have been transformed, I knew I had a calling. GOD gave me a heart for people and listening ears and a mouth eager to give advices. I confirmed Cody that I will take up Psychology someday. He agreed. We were talking about the other day if I am sure about it.

Earlier, while my family and I were eating, I was staring at my dad. My dad would not really notice when you stare at him unless he looks at you. He was telling a lot of stories about people we do not know. Stories from a man with amnesia. I stared at how he ate his oranges. He would dip them on a sauce made of Caesar Salad dressing, ketchup and cream. He mixes food that aren't supposed to be mixed and he just loves them. He says they're yummy. I was just staring at him and I can feel the desire to take up Psychology grew in my heart. I was wondering how my dad could turn into such a stranger. GOD HAS AN ULTIMATE PURPOSE!!!

I would like to learn more about Psychology but then I also would like to learn more about Inner Healing and Deliverance - the spiritual way. The Holy Spirit will always convict me of what is right from wrong. That is the breakthrough GOD gave me in my spiritual aspect. My mind can't conceive what happened to me. When I try to explain, I couldn't. I just know how it is in the world and in the Spirit. I've been there and now I'm here.

A child dreams without limits. I have so many dreams now and my desire is to dream bigger than ever before. GOD's Perfect Will will always prevail. All I have to do is wait for GOD's Perfect Timing. Each dream will happen in GOD's time. HE makes all things beautiful in HIS time.

"GOD paints vision into the hearts of those who aren't afraid to look further than they can see."

Jessica rolled over, rested her chin on her elbows, and asked, "Why do you always ask these impossible questions?"

"It helps put everything else in perspective," Kellie said. "It's good to think big thoughts."


"Where there is no vision, the people perish..." ~Proverbs 29:18 KJV

~~~ALL FROM "Glimpses of an Invisible GOD"

Please continue to pray more for my dad. Thank you so much!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD AND TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE AND TRUST HIM!!!

P.U.S.H.

DREAM BIGGER!

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different.

My GOD - My Life and My Love

GOD is my First Love



Constantly, GOD loves us.



Before I have sinned, JESUS already died for me - for my sins, sicknesses and pains. HE deserves my love and my faithfulness. I may fail but I shall remain in GOD.

FATHER, YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!!!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

How Do You Get Rid of Your Enemies?

No killings.

No vengeance.

No lies.

No deceit.

No hatred.

So how do you really get rid of your enemies? Ignore them?

Well, that's a good one. hahaha! just kidding!

To make it easier for your soul to have peace, joy and love...

Be their friend.

~Credits to Pastor Windsor Cabrera

Ripples Inside


Before blessing other people who are not of your own blood, you have to pour out blessings to your immediate family and relatives first.

Okay, let's analyze. It would be hypocrisy if you are nice to others but inside your house (family and relatives) you are such a burden. To make it worse, a stumbling block.

My aunt once told me about a Christian wife who wanted to win her husband to CHRIST because he's a drunkard but she left him. The husband said, "How can I ever change and be encouraged to go to their church when I can't see CHRIST in her?" The husband just died 2 weeks ago.

The ripple should start inside before it flows outside. Have you ever seen a ripple that flowed inward? The direction is always outward.

Change should start within you before it happens around you.

Illustration: When filling a glass with water, the water starts at the bottom and slowly goes up the rim and flows outside.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW! Don't be complacent.

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different. After all these, GIVE ALL THE GLORY TO GOD ALONE!!!

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

P.U.S.H.

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

Then Sings My Soul Saturday - WE WIN!


JESUS CHRIST WON THE BATTLE ON THE CROSS 2000 YEARS AGO!

PRAISE YOUR PATHWAY TO VICTORY!!!

More songs at Amy of Signs, Miracles and Wonders



I'd like to take this opportunity to give thanks to our FATHER...

1.) Thank you LORD because my dad is safe and alive. The only things I've prayed to You when the accident happened is to spare him his life and to use him completely in Your ministry. I do not complain with what happened to him because FATHER, Your purpose is beautiful.

2.) Thank you LORD for my new spray cologne. I'm very picky with scents and I found something that fits my taste exactly and it smells like the one Cody gave me. It is cheap so I'm glad. hehehe!

3.) Thank you LORD for your financial provision. All the money spent do not matter to us. All that matters is that we're all safe and alive. FATHER, You have provided and You always will.

4.) Thank you LORD for my family and my Cody. They are my priceless treasures in this world. Having them in my life is such a huge blessing that I would never compare to anyone because they're from You. You make me a better person through them.

5.) Thank you for my real friends who never ran away from me when I needed them. Friends who would ask how I'm doing and tell me that they care and they're praying for me and my family. They are Your beautiful instruments, FATHER.

The little things matter a LOT to me. The little things are the most rewarding.

So what can you be thankful today?

FATHER, THANK YOU FOR YOURSELF. APART FROM YOU, WITHOUT YOU, I AM NOTHING! GOD, YOU ARE MY LIFE! THANK YOU FOR BEING MY VICTOR! ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO YOU ALONE!!!

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Thank GOD today. Count your blessings, not your trials. Find some time to laugh.

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different.

Even if others cannot.
Even if others will not.
Even if others are not.

A Little Love Can Make a Big Difference


All of us were created unique and different. Different views, perspectives and opinions. All of us have our own pride. We must admit our pride in order to gain humility.

I'd like to share this wonderful devotional. I have been introduced to "Our Daily Bread" years ago and I've respected it so much that I even resort to it whenever I am in a struggle or trial. Even when I have backslid, I still read it. GOD has always been with me - faithfully waiting for me to come back HOME. I have a huge pet peeve about "differences" so I strongly struggle with it but the good thing is I want it to lessen so that I could be more gentle and useful in GOD's ministry.

I'm Right; You Must Be Wrong

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

P.U.S.H.

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different spiritually and everything else will follow.

LET JESUS CHRIST SHINE HIS LIGHT THROUGH YOU, MY FRIEND!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Funnies


*Love Campaign*

The young suitor was determined to win the heart of the girl he wanted to marry, in spite of her rejection of his proposals a number of times.

He began what can only be called "Campaigning" and sent her a small token of his affection every day for a month to her house.

Soon, the young lady fell in love with the UPS man.

*Thanks to Pastor Tim for this joke!*
http://www.cybersalt.org/cleanlaugh

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When I read this, I was like, "Oh no!" hehehe!

Hope this made you smile today. We all need laughter. Thank and praise GOD for everyday!

Praise your pathway to victory!!!

More funnies at my beautiful friend's blog - Kim of Homesteader's Heart. I LOVE the Scripture verse on her header photo! It says, "HE will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy!" ~Job 8:21

So beautiful! A very beautiful promise from GOD.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

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

P.U.S.H.

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

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Calling All INTERCESSORS in Praying and Fasting

The Spiritual Warfare is on!!!

A very difficult day but I have been more determined than ever. GOD has given me gifts and a beautiful calling. I believe in HIM.

My dad asked my 2 male cousins (they have been watching over him for 4 days now) go home today because he wanted his family (daughters and wife) to take care of him instead. I witnessed a very upsetting sight as I was watching over him and someone even spread a gossip that my dad is already dead. That really let my blood boil. Talk about difficult. But my heart is in GOD so in GOD shall I rest this matter.

BUT I will not just be complacent and do nothing. I desire to do more for my dad and for GOD. This is ALL FOR GOD'S GLORY!

So to all intercessors, if you could please dedicate a meal to GOD, please fast and pray with us for my dad and for Cody's aunt Terry. Cody and I are undergoing a difficult time right now. But you know what? OUR GOD IS BIGGER THAN THESE PROBLEMS!

I still believe in GOD's faithfulness. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD AND TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE AND TRUST HIM ALONE!!!

And if you are undergoing a difficult trial also, please indicate your prayer requests in my comments' portion and chat box on the sidebar and my prayers will be with you. You are GOD's warrior and our life is the battlefield. Let us not stop being conquerors of our ALMIGHTY FATHER!!! JESUS CHRIST HAVE ALREADY WON THE BATTLE!!!

By His Stripes, you are healed!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY!!! P.U.S.H. (Pray/Praise Until Something Happens)

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Lessons I've already learned from this trial: (1) In order to have a genuine heart for people, you have to put yourself in other people's shoes. So you may know their emotions and how deeply they hurt and understand every pain. Show genuine care and love. Sometimes, words cannot suffice and the simplest hug can give the utmost comfort. (2) It is when you undergo a trial that you begin to understand how painful it is for someone in a predicament. (3) One of the greatest gifts you can give to a sick person, aside from prayer, is your presence. (4) Do not wait for a very difficult trial to come before you seek the very Face of GOD. I advise you to do it now.

My very beautiful friend, GOD is waiting for you. Don't hesitate to give your every being to HIM. Offer your heart to GOD and don't want it back (based on Jeff Deyo's exhortation).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Make a Difference

This is one of my weakest days. There are some things that others don't know what I'm feeling because I hide my emotions. I always show my smiles and laughters but deep inside I'm hurting when I'm alone and thinking. For one, I'm hurting because of someone (confidential). Second, I'm hurting because not much friends asked about how my dad is doing (friends who are close to me, of course), instead his "bad influence" friends were the ones who took the time to visit him at the hospital and bring him food. He even smiled and laughed a lot when they were around. I know some of you may understand why it hurts especially in times like these. Third, my dad couldn't remember me. It really hurts. My dad needs your prayers for his complete recovery from his retrogade amnesia. He has little blood clots in his brain that can be intervened by medicines, as what the doctors said. Also, he hadn't eaten all day.

Our GREAT PHYSICIAN is our Healer. My faith is in HIM alone.

One of my loneliest days but one friend took time to exchange texts with me for quite some time. She asked me a lot about me and my family. She even sent me messages that gave me strength and hope...

Your Hand is strong enough to catch me when I fall. Your Heart is good enough to see me through it all. And when the fire burns, when the oceans fall, I hear You sound Your call. I'll let the curtains fall for the Greatest One of all.
~lines from the song "The Greatest ONE of All"


Dad: This is the way things are. You can't change nature.
Remy: Change is nature, dad. The part we can influence. And it starts when we decide. (turns away)

Dad: Where are you going?

Remy:...Forward.

~from the movie "Ratatouille"


Erratum: When the oceans roar.
~from the song "Still"


While I was wondering earlier where have all my friends gone, a very loyal friend suddenly gave me powerful text messages. A friend who I haven't seen for some time now because she also has been undergoing a huge trial in her life. I know she feels what I feel. I understand her pains and sufferings. I understand now how tough it is for other people who go through the most difficult trials in the world. Simply because I'm undergoing in one. I always try to put myself in others' shoes because that way, I can feel their pain and know what they're going through. And so I can help and support them in the simplest way I can.

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

Make a Difference

Read: 2 Chronicles 22:10-12

You may not see yourself as a woman of influence. You may feel shy about sharing your faith with your kids, friends, family or coworkers. But there are many ways you can make a difference. You can refuse to give in to peer pressure or refuse to give up on a prodigal. You can speak out in the voting booth or on the editorial page. When you stand up for GOD's standards, you might be surprised - like a small pebble thrown into a large body of water, your words, actions and prayers can ripple outward if you muster up the courage to take a stand.

New Women's Devotional Bible
Copyright @ 2006 by Zondervan

To Miss El Shadai Loresco, my friend, you have made a difference in my life. A difference that I will never forget and will forever treasure. Your messages and time spent with me today are very much loved and appreciated. You have made one of the biggest impacts in my life during this tough time in our lives (my family). You have one of the most powerful life testimonies and GOD is certainly using you mightily in HIS beautiful ministry.

She has a blog, too. If you want to visit her blog, just click on this Steering by the Stars

Whether you are a man or a woman, you can make a difference. Do it now.


GOD IS SO AMAZING!!! ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO HIM ALONE!!! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH HIM!!!

And yes, I get weak, too. I am not superwoman. BUT GOD IS MY ULTIMATE STRENGTH!!!

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different.

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

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

GOD's Women


Such a busy day again. I'm tired from not sleeping too much because my dad has become a nocturnal being. He was awake last night until midnight so we were all awake. Always prepared to guide him to the rest room or give him whatever he needs. Anyway, as I was reading my devotionals, this is what I have to share (not full article)...

Good and Right

Read: 2 Chronicles 14:1-15


In later days, when people reminisce about your life, what will they remember? Will they remember a woman who did what was good and right in the eyes of the LORD despite the cost? Will they remember a woman who continued to do GOD's work until her last days? What will your close friends remember? What about your husband, children, siblings, coworkers? As long as you draw breath, your mark on this world is still being made. It doesn't become indelible after you're gone. There is still time to be remembered as someone who sought GOD and did her best to do what was "good and right."


I shall leave you with this question...are you pleasing GOD everyday, my friend?

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different.

I will catch up with blog reading and commenting soon. I just made a quickie post.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

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

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

My Dad is Home

After wrestling with us, my dad eagerly wanted to go home the second day he was at the hospital.

The doctors said that he might be confined for 5-15 days. Amazingly, it only took him 3 nights and 4 days in the hospital.

My dad is home.

Still, there is so much to pray for. Everyday. Complete healing and fast recovery for his retrogate amnesia.

It is difficult for him to sleep at night and he is scared of the window. He was asking us to close the window last night but no window was open. The accident left its mark, alright. BUT GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS!!!

Do you believe that? I do. If you do, please please please don't stop praying for my dad. Thank you so much.

My heart goes out to the people who have prayed for my dad. An advance gratitude for those who will pray for him. Thank you very much.

Special thanks to Karen, MILK, Michele, Angela, and Kim. Thank you so much for your "prayer" comments for my posts about my dad.

My friends, all of you are very much loved and appreciated.

GOD'S POWER SURPASSES EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD.

I will always believe that WITH GOD, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!!!

Praise GOD for everything!!!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD AND TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE AND TRUST HIM ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Parable of the Porcupines

This is beautiful. After a long, busy day. My sister and I just came home from the hospital. I quickly went to my computer to read my favorite email devotional. Another beautiful article, indeed! I feel the need to share it because I know that intimate relationships are the most difficult but most rewarding ministry in this world.

Linkby Dennis and Barbara Rainey

The Parable of the Porcupines
Matthew 16:25
For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it.

Perhaps you've heard the story of the two porcupines freezing in the winter cold. Shivering in the frigid air, the two porcupines move closer together to share body heat and warmth. But then their sharp spines and quills prick each other painfully and they move apart, victims once more of the bitter cold around them. Soon they feel they must come together once more, or freeze to death. But their quills cause too much pain and they part again.
Family members suffer from the cold of isolation, too-and they learn of the pain of being close to someone with quills. We desperately need to learn how to live with the barbs that are part of coming together in oneness.
C. S. Lewis describes the urgency of learning this lesson:
Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung, possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully around with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket-safe, dark, motionless, airless-it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
Intimacy extracts a price. The closer I get to Barbara, the more she becomes aware of who I really am. The more transparent we become, the greater the possibility that she will reject me. But if both of us are committed to each other despite our quills-if we are willing, as Jesus said, to lose our lives instead of saving them-intimacy awaits us.

Prayer:
Ask God for openness and intimacy in your family that connects one another's hearts and creates a deep sense of belonging.

Discuss: On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rate the level of intimacy in your marriage?

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

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different.

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

My Dad's Update

First, I want to thank those who prayed for my dad and those who will pray. You are very much loved and appreciated.

My dad is doing better now. He has been transferred from the Intensive Care Unit to a nice room earlier than scheduled. Although, he doesn't remember some things. He doesn't remember what happened to him and how it all happened. We need to know the truth but then we're thankful if GOD erased that part of his memory since it's not a nice past. We're glad for the improvements though. He is like a child right now. GOD IS SO GREAT!!!

GOD PURPOSE, WAYS AND THOUGHTS ARE HIGHER THAN OURS! GOD IS SO AMAZING!

I praise and thank HIM so much for this incident. I know more beautiful changes will come our way. I entrust HIM my dad's complete healing and whatever HE will bestow upon my dad and us. We are very grateful that my dad forgot what happened to him because we don't want him there again. Sorry I can't share all the details. GOD'S LOVE AND GRACE WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL!

I am so humbled that his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews are all uniting with us through this. They all watch and visit him at the hospital. I hope GOD will win their souls, too. I really hope that we (my family) could be a channel of GOD's love and grace to our relatives. Thank you to all our relatives who never stop supporting my dad.

Again, thank you for all your prayers.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! P.U.S.H.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Prayer Request for my Dad

I LOVE MY DADDY SO MUCH! Please pray for him. He was rushed this 1am to the hospital because he fell from the second floor of a building. He is under observation in the Intensive Care Unit. Please pray for his complete healing.

I need to rest now. No sleep yet.

Thank you so much for your prayers!!!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! P.U.S.H.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Why Waiting is Trusting

In spite of my busy week (REALLY BUSY), I always make it a point to read 2 email devotionals out of 40 that I get each day. Yes, I know. hahaha! Anyway, I just took a little of my time to post this because I need to sleep early. Tomorrow is a VERY busy day for a surprise party. I will be back soon. Gotta catch up in the blog world. I will comment on posts very soon.

I read this email devotional today...

WHY WAITING IS TRUSTING

Very beautiful and powerful, indeed!!!

A short article that gives a lot of insights to every aspect of our lives.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! P.U.S.H.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Be a BLESSING

I have just received a text message. This is one of the most powerful messages I've read in my phone. Very moving.

On a
road,
you saw
a child,
cold
and
shivering.
You felt
bad and
asked
GOD:
Why do You
allow this?
Why don't You
do something?

GOD
replied:
"I did something...
I SENT YOU"

Be a blessing.

~sent by my friend Ate Lenlen

I will be very busy with an upcoming SURPRISE party on Saturday so I will be catching up in the blog world soon. So don't tell anyone about the surprise. hehehe! If you could please suggest any European dish that's cheap and easy to make, please suggest some. I am supposed to make 2 dishes. Please please please help me. A yummy and easy dish. Please leave the recipe through comments. Thank you.

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

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Monday, May 11, 2009

QUOTES (Again)

hehehe!

I must delete quotes in my phone so before I do that, I'll post them here.

Nobody has the power to makes things perfect. But everyone is given countless chances to make things right. ~Andrew

GOD sometimes delays HIS help to test our faith and energize our prayers. Our boat may be tossed while HE sleeps but HE wakes up before it sinks. ~Ms. Maricel

Most seeds never grow. For 1 apple tree to bear 500 fruits, you need 10 seeds. In life, this principle might mean you'll need to attend 20 interviews to get 1 job, talk to 50 people to sell 1 house, meet 1000 acquaintances to have 1 special person. IF WE REALLY WANT TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, WE USUALLY NEED TO TRY MORE THAN ONCE!!! ~Coritha

Faith allows impossible things to happen. It is the power that comes from a brave heart. And when a brave heart believes, MIRACLES do happen. ~Ms. Maricel

A speaker has started his seminar by holding a $20 bill and asked, "Who likes this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He continued, "What if I do this?" He crumpled it, then dropped it to the ground and started to grind it with his shoe. He picked it up, all crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants this?" They still raised their hands. "My friends, you've just learned a valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still want it because it didn't decrease in value. Sometimes we feel dropped, crumpled and worthless. But no matter what happens, you'll never lose your value." ~Ate Lenlen

There comes a moment each day when we must simply drop what weighs on us and hand it over to GOD. ~Ms. Maricel

If we can be patient in one moment of ANGER, we'll escape a hundred days of sorrow. Remember, ANGER is just a letter short of dANGER. ~Ms. Maricel

"5 purpose for our lives"
1. to worship
2. to fellowship
3. to grow like CHRIST
4. to serve
5. and to be on mission with GOD in the world
~Pastora Girlie

"The best way to bring focus into your life is to never place a question mark where GOD has put a period." ~Ms. Maricel

The best helping hand is at the end of your own arm. So if you can't handle things, put your hands together and pray. GOD will do what we can't. ~Nonie

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! P.U.S.H.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturday


Maranatha Singers


Lyrics:

I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in His hand
Chorus
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And hears me when I call
I have a Father
He calls me His own
He'll never leave me
No matter where I go
Chorus
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And hears me when I call

A VERY BEAUTIFUL SONG!!! I have nothing more to say. hehehe!

Then Sings My Soul Saturday is hosted by Amy of Signs, Miracles, and Wonders. If you would like to visit more blogs, please just click on the link or the image above.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!! ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

P.U.S.H.

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different.

A Tribute to Mothers - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!
















Since I can't give you flowers physically, I'll just give you virtual flowers. You deserve all the flowers in the world, dear mother.

Here is a tribute to all MOTHERS in the world. I hope to be one someday.


Dear mother, please know that you are loved and appreciated. You offer the most unconditional and sacrificial love in the world. Your heart is incomparable. You are a faithful creation. Through you, I see GOD's beautiful image. You are indeed an extraordinary masterpiece. You have a great calling in the world none can surpass. You are, without a doubt, beautiful.

NOTHING COMPARES TO A MOTHER'S LOVE!!!

All mothers in the blog world, my loyal friends, I adore each one of you. You are such an inspiration to me. You are one of the reasons why my candle keeps on burning. Please know that you have made an impact, a difference, a ripple in my life. You are GOD's blessing and being unique is everything you are. GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! P.U.S.H.

May you celebrate this day with utmost love, joy and peace with your loved one.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO OUR GOD ALONE!!!

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, PRINCESSES OF OUR ALMIGHTY KING!!!

Female Version (Julia Abueva)


Male Version (Il Divo)


Male Version (with lyrics)




Images: To the owners of the flowers images, if you have recognized your product here, please message me so I may acknowledge you. I have made these in MS Powerpoint long ago and I really forgot where I got them. So please, inform me. I really couldn't remember the websites anymore due to poor memory. Hope you understand. I very much like to acknowledge each image in my blog.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

ADVANCE HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

Win a Laptop


I read this giveaway from my friend, Deborah, at boutcrazy

Now, I don't want to be the only one to know since it's an elegant giveaway. I'd like to share it with each one of you.

A generous friend would like to giveaway a Toshiba laptop. Very nice, indeed!

You can visit her blog at Metropolitan Mama


She has a beautiful heart for her lovely children. She has learned that being a mother is more important than anything else in this world - to leave a legacy to her beautiful daughters. She is definitely sharing this laptop to one beautiful mother in this world. I really admire her for that. A generous heart.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! P.U.S.H.

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Comment Form Placement

To all blogs I'm following, if you have an Embedded Post as your Comment Form Placement, please change it. You can go to Settings then Comments then please tick anything under the Comment Form Placement but Embedded Post. I do weekly visits to almost half of the blogs I'm following and I LOVE leaving comments as much as I can.

Hope you understand and cooperate with me. Thank you.

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! P.U.S.H.

IT IS ALL GOD!!!

Well, what can I say? I shall delete some sad things in my blog. hehehe!

Psalm 34:18
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

This is one of my life verses.

Moving onto the beautiful things...

I was very sad and hurt this morning. A blogpost broke my heart. But then, GOD caught my attention. GOD has a purpose for breaking my heart at that moment. Thank you for everyone who prayed for me. They worked, my friends. They really did. The moment I felt I was hurting, I cried my heart out in prayer. GOD made me realize some things. How I lost focus and how I was renewed and now, it is much better. I realized the importance of prayer. Prayer is my weakness. Meaning, I can just say a short prayer for the morning and that's it. Prayer has been a routine to me these past few months. So many days, I have asked GOD what's wrong with me. I knew something I'm doing wasn't enough. GOD woke me up from that long sleep. Now, I am revived, renewed and awake! Well, I've read a book about prayer that even the desires of the heart are already simple prayers. Still, I wanted something new out of the ordinary. Focus: PRAYER.

First answered prayer
My young male cousin who is also one of the youths I handle have long been praying for his mom. My aunt is one of my co-workers. I remember one time when my cousin and I were in the jeepney, I told him to just continue on inviting his mom to church. My mom and I always encouraged my aunt to go to church with us - with her son. One Sunday morning, she went to church. I was absent. hehehe! I forgot why. But then, she told me that this will go on every Sunday. She is a single parent.

Second answered prayer
An ex of mine had been a good friend to me for 5 years now. When we got together, he never admitted to me that he has a son with another girl. He admitted it to me on my birthday last 2004 (if I'm not mistaken) but then he also ignored me then. He never married the girl. I found out this year that they had a new baby girl. This year, I remember praying to GOD on how I hope he would just love the girl and marry her someday, if not now. Last week, for the very first time, he called the girl "his wife." I just realized it this week. hehehe!

Third answered prayer
I was hurting earlier because I get too attached with my friends even here in Blogger. I just have the huge desire to win souls for CHRIST. Earlier, I kind of overreacted (as what Cody described hehehe). It opened my eyes to this spiritual warfare we have everyday. I thought I was going to lose a soul this morning. It really went through my heart to my bones. Just painful. But then, I made it a point to pray first and ask GOD for HIS strength. HE made me realize a lot of things. Being able to thank GOD in spite of the pain and remember the blessings HE has given me.

Two of my friends from Blogger sent me these messages...

"Who is this Hon girl? Why is she always throwing the word of God around and telling people to pray?" And when you started commenting on my posts and I read a bit about you on your blogs, I was like Wow. She knows what's going on. She's a great example. And you really really brightened my day Hon. -an email message

i will always be christian i love u my fave blogger u help me more than anyone -a text message

I may feel bad or even fail at times but then GOD is enough for me. HE sends me these friends to encourage me and be my real friends. I just pray that they will always draw nearer to GOD and that they will have a deeper, intimate relationship with HIM everyday. All Christians need encouragements, too. I'm really glad that I have an impact to other people but then what makes my heart soar is that GOD is being glorified in my life - words and deeds. That's all that matters to me. To glorify GOD and to win more souls to HIM.

My friends in Blogger, I love you more than you'll ever know. Yes I get really attached to my friends. I will be loyal to you until the end of time.

In my weaknesses, GOD'S POWER IS REVEALED!

GOD IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

P.U.S.H.

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different.

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

GOD's Promises

I was supposed to post this last week because I shared this to the youths last week. I forgot about it because of my busy-ness. Hope this finds you well.

I like sharing what I've learned for each week. This is what I've learned last week.

Do you believe that the Bible is GOD's Love Letter to us? I do.

Ordinary love letters have promises in them. There is always a promise written in a love letter. For example, someone would write about forever loving someone and always being faithful.

Definition:
Promise – a vow, commitment, pledge, covenant, declaration

Which one of you are standing on GOD's promises? Which one of you are waiting for those promises? Which one of you have been waiting for so long now?

For other people, it takes a few days or months but for others, it takes years. For example, while waiting in line at the grocery store, it really is boring if you’re not doing anything. So a wise thing to do is bring a book and read it while you wait in line.

What about waiting for GOD’s Promises?

3 D’s

1.) Do what you are called to do. (FAITH)

It takes a calling to obey GOD fully and wholeheartedly.

Christians have one calling and that is the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20).

One calling, different ministries because of different gifts

I visited one blog “A Place Called Simplicity” and her calling is from Psalm 113:9. While for me, it was revealed to me 3 times is from Isaiah 6:8.

A calling is like a goal.

For example: When we were younger, our parents would usually say, “If you get a perfect score in your exam, I will treat you out to Jollibee or McDonald’s or ice cream.”

1 Peter 2:21
1 Peter 5:10
2 Peter 1:3

2.) Do what is right. (WISDOM)

Definition:
Wisdom – the ability to discern or judge what is true, right or lasting

Proverbs 16:21
Genesis 4:7
Proverbs 10:7

Definition:
Master – one that has control over another or others

3.) Do everything with LOVE.

Proverbs 10:12
Proverbs 15:17
Proverbs 19:22
Proverbs 20:28
Proverbs 21:21
Matthew 22:37-39
Luke 6:35
John 15:9
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

In every calling, there is a reward.

In every command, there is a promise.

Command okay not commandment. hehehe! Because the only commandment in the OT that has a promise is the fifth commandment.

Anyway, hope all is well with you, my friend!!!

You can go check your Bible for the verses up there. Fellowship with GOD through HIS Word. Hold your Bible today and meditate.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

P.U.S.H.

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different.

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

My Heartfelt Gratitude

I simply want to thank everyone who prayed for us last night.

Now the typhoon is gone. It really was a strong one but I thank GOD so much because there were no damages. I sent a text message to all my friends and relatives around the country and asked how they were doing and if there were damages. PRAISE GOD there weren't any! Houses are safe and so are people. I'm so amazed!

There were no electricity yesterday from 5pm until this morning at 9am. Last night, before I went to sleep, all I did was pray and sing worship. I'm so grateful that the typhoon didn't damage anything unlike the typhoon last year. GOD IS SO GREAT!!! OUR GOD IS MUCH STRONGER THAN ANY STORM!!!

Thank you so much for your prayers, my friends. They worked.

While the electricity was out, I prepared my next post in MS Word. I will post it and catch up later with the blogs because this is a busy day for work and for the preparation of the youth cell meeting again tomorrow. Please pray for that, too. Thank you so much!

A BIG THANK YOU FOR THE PRAYERS!!!

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

P.U.S.H.

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

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Can We Make A Difference?

Yay! NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER!!!

I received an email from Crosswalk and I'd like to share one of their ecards to you...

CAN WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Let's also make it an INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER. Let's pray for every nation in this planet. Let's pray for every soul.

MAKE AN IMPACT. MAKE A DIFFERENCE. MAKE A RIPPLE. TIP THE SCALE. BE A BLESSING. BE DIFFERENT. PRAY.

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

P.U.S.H.

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

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

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Our Secret Weapon

Yes this is my fifth post for today. I'm so fired up! My head is overflowing and my heart is overwhelmed with joy! Gotta share it. I can't just keep it to myself.

I would just like to share some things from my devotional today (not full article)...

Read 1 Chronicles 5:18-22

In the silence you could have heard a horse snort, a fish jump in the Jordan, a scabbard ring hollow against a shield. But as the battle got underway and the screams tore at their eardrums, you could hear something else: the cries of the warriors calling out to GOD for help. HE was the SECRET WEAPON in the battle. And they trusted HIM for the victory.

Let's face it; life is more a battlefield than a playground. Every day we face enemies we can't even see. We are at war "against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 6:12). We fight battles within ourselves - against insecurity, anxiety, depression. We fight for spiritual territory rather than for plots of land. We fight against the fallen things in this world: materialism, greed, selfishness, addiction, violence, apathy, prejudice, injustice...and the list goes on. Daunting enemies, indeed.

As soldiers in GOD's army we are called to do battle with evil by putting on the armor of GOD (Ephesians 6:10-18)...And then, like the Israelites, employ your "secret weapon": prayer. Ask GOD for help, "pray[ing] in the Spirit...with all kinds of prayers and requests" (Ephesians 6:18). One commentator said, "Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees." Don't hesitate to utilize your secret weapon by praying to the LORD of hosts, and trust HIM to hear your prayers. HE's the One who will lead you to win your battle because HE has already won the war.

~from New Women's Devotional Bible
Copyright © 2006 by Zondervan



ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!

P.U.S.H.

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

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

When you feel GOD's love, OVERFLOW!

Make an impact. Make a difference. Make a ripple. Tip the scale. Be a blessing. Be different. PRAY PRAY PRAY.

YOU are GOD alone

This is how powerful GOD is...



Lyrics:

You are not a god
Created by human hands
You are not a god
Dependent on any mortal man
You are not a god
In need of anything we can give
By Your plan, that’s just the way it is

Chorus:
You are God alone
From before time began
You were on Your throne
You are God alone
And right now
In the good times and bad
You are on Your throne
You are God alone

You’re the only God
Whose power none can contend
You’re the only God
Whose name and praise will never end
You’re the only God
Who’s worthy of everything we can give
You are God
And that’s just the way it is

Unchangeable
Unshakable
Unstoppable
That’s what You are

Then I remembered one of Rick Warren's statements in a chat with atheist Sam Harris and Jon Meacham as the moderator...

When we die, if he's right, I've lost nothing. If I'm right, he's lost everything. ~Rick Warren (telling Jon Meacham, referring to Sam Harris)

I was sharing this chat with my sister when I forgot this statement. Funny. My sister was so hyped to hear it and was disappointed when I couldn't say the complete statement. hehehe!

OUR GOD IS BEAUTIFUL AND POWERFUL!!!

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!!!

The Purest Place

When you are in pain, in trouble, in sickness, in doubt...whatever situation or emotion you are in right now, go to the PUREST PLACE.



Lyrics:

Paint me with Your purity
That I'd attract Your majesty
When others boast in fame and gold
The purest place is where I'll go

Chorus:
The purest place I will draw near
Do what it takes to keep me here
In the center of Your heart
The purest place is where You are

It's not with masses, not with kings
Not in these songs, or offerings
Not in this life, or what it brings
The purest place is You my King

Chorus

Bridge:
If there's such thing as too beautiful
If there's such things as too wonderful
If there's such thing as too marvelous
Jesus it's You, Jesus it's You

Chorus

It's You my King,
It's You my King
The purest place, is You my King

ALL THE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD ALONE!!!