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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On teaching, legalism, and young role models

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Most of my blog posts are birthed out from my devotionals, and sometimes I write them down as is. I’m not really good in fancy terms and words, and even not good in creating titles (haha). But I’m trying.

 

This one I wrote out of a growing burden about teaching and legalism inside the church. 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.

all reasons fade away…

3905086_f260Father God, thank You for Your love… I thank You, for You love me inspite of my weaknesses, limitations, frailty, difficult behavior, even sometimes in the shallowness of my mind… You love me enough to rebuke me and discipline me, and always remind me that what had revealed in me about You and Your words are true and faithful, because You are True and Faithful. You never change, You are infinitely good and kind, faithful and merciful, gracious and loving. You even hear my faintest cry, every drop of sigh, every fall of tear. You really love me, and there’s no need to prove how much You love me. There are so many ways and reasons to explain and show why and how You love me; still all reasons fade away, because the reason You love me is too deep to measure and behold. Glory, glory, glory to the only King and Lord of my life! Jesus I love You! Father God I love You! Holy Spirit I love You! Your love is a fire that never dies out, a vehement fire that’ll never be put out.

Father, teach me how to really worship You, in spirit and in truth; how to worship You the way You want. Not the way I want, but the way You want.

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

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Our names will define who we are, or who and what we will become. So it’s important that we know the meaning of our names.

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For instance, my real name’s meaning is ‘pleasing‘ (got from this site). It’s a color too, which is a mixture of black and white. When used in a phrase or sentence, e.g., gray areas, it denotes a term of having uncertainties. Well, I don’t want to have uncertainties in my life. I want full assurance, especially of my destiny.

I have blogged about new names before; that my mentor gave me a new one: Rahmony. Not really a tricky or creative name: just interchange the first letters, and voila! It means harmony. Ahaha~ My mentor wanted me to be in harmony, in unity with others, especially with those in the church. Actually I sort of dislike that name, because it sounds a lot more like Ramon. Waah. But then, he (my mentor) calls me by that name sometimes. Haha. Continue reading