I love the thought that the Lord has prepared someone for me; that someone is praying for me. I pray that I would be worthy for that person.
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
Shi-on: In the world, there seems to be a lot of qualifying criteria. A qualification to become a student. A qualification to become a doctor. A qualification to become a man. And… a qualification to like or love someone. (Good Doctor, episode 12) Continue reading
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
For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. –Philippians 1:21-23, NKJV
Our lives, if we let the Spirit truly direct it, have two advantages. One is while we’re still alive and if we’re living in God’s holiness, righteousness, and living out His words and commandments, we can do more things for the Lord. Second is that after living according to His will and word, we then have the chance, finally, to be with the Lord. I think the greatest reward we could ever receive is to be finally with the One who created us. Be with the One who has forever truly loved and known us, since the beginning of time. Be with the One who has called us, though we haven’t seen Him, but because we live by faith, we know Him, we love Him. We believe Him whom we haven’t seen. That’s the ultimate reward we could ever have. To meet Him finally.
Come back to where and when you first desired God’s presence. It is not because you deserve it– the glory manifestation– but because God is a gracious God. You cannot add more to it. You are nothing without God. Always remember that. It is not by your own power nor your own strength, but it’s always by the Holy Spirit.
–written last April. I keep going back to my previous devotional writings and notes, because I know I can find wisdom in those posts. Some I just can’t believe that I wrote them down, or I’m not just aware (?), or I’ve forgotten most of it, because I keep on writing down all the thoughts. It’s good to look back and learn from the things God had spoken to me.
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. (John 15:4)
I remember John the Beloved. Among the four gospels, his is the most unique one. My theory is that he walked, stayed, listened very, very close to the Lord enough to hear words of wisdom, truth, and revelations different from the other three. Well that’s why he is called the Beloved :)
May we always desire to abide in the Lord– an intimate relationship with Him ♥
I just miss writing in my blog… ciao for now, off to team practice for Sunday worship service! Glory to God! :)