I’m so far away, but God isn’t

Hindi ko alam kung bakit nangyayari ang mga bagay na ‘to ngayong wala na ko sa Pilipinas.. Hinayaan kaya ng Panginoon na makaalis ako para “mabunyag” ang mga bagay na yun? Para malaman namin..? Nalulungkot ako dahil may mga taong nasaktan, at ngayon may taong nasasaktan dahil sa sarili nyang pagkakamali at disobedience. Natatakot ako na baka hindi na naman sya magsimba at maging active sa ministry. Natatakot ako na baka gumawa sya ng mga bagay na hindi kalugod-lugod sa Panginoon. Natatakot ako, at nalulungkot, dahil andito ako, malayo at walang magawa. Ang tanging kaya ko lang magawa ay ipagpray sya. Naniniwala at nananampalataya ako na ang Diyos ang tunay na mangungusap sa kanya, at inaabot Nya ang Kanyang makapangyarihang kamay sa taong yun. Alam kong kino-comfort sya ngayon ng Diyos; dalangin ko na maging bukas ang puso’t isip nya sa Salita ng Diyos. Magpakumbaba sya sa harap ng Diyos.. maging matatag sya at malakas kahit na ganun man ang nangyari, kasi ayaw kong mawala sya sa presensya ng Panginoon.

You are sovereign, oh God.. His life is in Your mighty hands. Please guide and secure him. Kahit malayo ako, pero Ikaw Panginoon hindi Ka malayo sa kanya..

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social bits overload

nograyareas-versionSecond day of social media fast. So tempting to open my accounts. Argh. When my boredom strikes, there’s like a want to always open my Facebook and Twitter. This fasting I can liken to when we did a Daniel fasting. At that time, it’s so tempting to eat rice and meat. But I believe that through this, God would give me more grace and strength, and the wisdom that I haven’t known before.

The reason I’m doing this (I’m in a 3-day fast) is because I am like bombarded by so many, so much information, details, and nuisances. I need to de-clutter my mind. And it’s a matter of devotion and self-control. Continue reading

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->because I can’t think of a nice title for this random post of mine..

Ngayon lang ulit ako magbo-blog in Tagalog (or Taglish).  Madalas ko ‘tong gawin dati sa Multiply account ko. Puro kwento lang. Medyo nawalan na nga dati ng silbi yung journal ko kasi dun lang ako nagkekwento ng mga kung anu-anong nangyayari sa buhay ko, lalo na nung college student pa ko.

Hmm. Feeling ko ngayon hindi ako basta-basta makapagshare online. Continue reading

the Word of God

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. (1 John 5:3)

For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding. (Psalm 47:7)

read-the-bible-throughRealization 02: The Word of God

NOTE: this is like a continuation of the previous post; thus the first verse connecting to the love of God :)

In worship, I believe that it is essential that the worshiper is knowledgeable in God’s Word. Not just knowledge, but passion and desire in studying His Word. One must dig deeper into God’s wisdom and understanding. A worshiper must also know the attributes of God— who He is, and what He does– and His promises and revelations through His Word. So I believe that it’s important to familiarize (NOTE: not to take for granted;  we know that “knowledge puffs up, but love edifies” [1 Corinthians 8:1]) oneself in the Bible. Continue reading

the Love of God

Last month I decided to social media fast.. I deprived myself from opening my Facebook and Twitter for seven days, and dwell in the wisdom and revelation of the Lord. Though seven days didn’t actually mean seven topics, but God is good and gracious that He let me realized five topics during those days.

REALIZATION 01: Love of God (and Love for Him)heart-gsz

Actually I didn’t write something about this, because during that day I expressed personally my love to God, to my Father, to my Abba (I didn’t write them down, because I’m really talking with Him as if He was in front of me at that time). He led me into various passages about His love, but first in the power of His grace and forgiveness over my faults and sins. Continue reading

Tumblr-ish confession

These past few days I stumbled upon Tumblr through image searching, and then for maybe a couple of hours I got so hooked up in clicking thumbnails and scrolling down, looking at some pretty and fun(ny) pictures. It’s an interesting social site, but I didn’t make an account anyway (I have sooo many accounts now, and I’m sooo not good in remembering~).

I created a Twitter account instead :D

My schoolmate once said that having Tumblr is like having a life away from the actual lifemay sariling mundo…hehe. But the way the posts are made (and posted, lol) is fun; feelings and reactions are best expressed through photo thumbnails, and made me think, why not make a Tumblr-ish blog, eh? (I didn’t make it as thumbnails, though.)

 

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