a blessing or a lesson?

8612858076_47564f0217_zThere’s a quote that says, “We meet people for a reason. Either they’re a blessing or a lesson.” But it can also be both: That person’s a BLESSING because he/she has been a channel of God’s blessings, either tangible or not; that he/she becomes a blessing to you because of the love and care you receive from that person. Then, a LESSON also, for knowing someone who differs from you can make or break you; knowing and being with him/her can be God’s instrument of discipline and refinement.
We need each other. We aren’t perfect people. We are all broken people, but as one Casting Crowns’ song says, we can be broken together, that we may be whole by knowing more of God’s love through our relationships with other people.

You could be both a blessing and a lesson to somebody.

No Longer I

My life isn’t mine anymore. Because I’ve been bought at a price. How can I live this life apart from Your Presence? How can I live this life apart from Your call and destiny? How else can I live apart from You? Lord, I couldn’t imagine. I can’t imagine life without Your touch, without Your love, without Your word, without Your Presence. Every move I make, every word I speak, every thought I conceive, every desire in my heart– I’ve resolved it to be under Your shadow… I am bound in You.

This life is not my own anymore. How can I possibly live without God’s affirmation? How can I possibly live this life as I please?

I don’t have to live this life as I want. And that gives me true contentment; and that makes me whole. And that gives me peace and true freedom.

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” –Galatians 2:20

I ♥ God’s Word

Psalms 119:127
“Therefore I love Your commandments
More than gold, yes, than fine gold!”

“How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (v. 103)

God’s words are a treasure, that we must always keep in our hearts, and keep digging it up for more of God’s understanding and revelation. His words are the sweetest things we could fill our mouths with, for His promises are sure and will certainly come to pass. Taste and see that the Lord is good, through His words.

“More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” (Psalm 19:10)

ang pagiging babae…

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Sabi nila masarap maging babae, kasi tayo ang “hinahabol.” Ang lalaki ang gumagawa ng paraan para sa gusto or mahal nya. Ang babae ang naghihintay. Pero mahirap din maging babae, dahil hindi sya makapag-first move.

Sa kultura ng Pilipino, hindi maganda sa isang babae na unahan ang isang lalaki, kahit na sabihin pa nating we’re in the modern times na. Mas gusto ko pa rin ang kulturang Pilipino — ang babaing Pilipina. Yun nga lang para sa’ken may dilemma. Kasi hindi ako pwedeng magfirst move sa taong gusto ko. I really just have to wait. And that’s the strain of being a woman. Continue reading

don’t wanna lose myself..

5:34 AM.

It’s Saturday, and dapat tulog na ko ngayon, dahil kararating ko lang kaninang 3 AM. Night shift ako this month, and next month day shift ulit. Haay, I so miss the sunshine. I so miss attending weeknight church gatherings. I miss everything I was doing back then before I was hired, pati nung pang-umaga pa ko. Nakakapagod man yung after ng work ay deretso sa church para gampanan ang ministry responsibilities, pero yun ang narealize ko nung naging panggabi na ko — ngayon ko yun mas naappreciate. Every day ng shift ko ay nami-miss ko ang mga church activities. Mas lalo kong na-mimiss ang presence ng Lord sa buhay ko. Feeling ko kasi detached ako.

When we finally have known our true identity– that is, children of God— we eagerly, zealously yearn to that day when we can be in our true Home, and to be with Him forever. Kahit na gumala-gala tayo at magpaikot-ikot dito sa mundo, huwag dapat mawala sa puso natin ang tunay nating pagkatao– our real identity is as God’s children, a citizen of Heaven, co-heir of Christ. And that’s what I’m always bringing to myself, because the world can make me lose myself. It can corrupt me. That’s why everyday prayer and meditating on God’s word is essential to His children, our great weapons whenever we go out into the world.