When You Feel Nobody Is Beside You

Just sharing this beautiful thoughts from Rick Warren…
1. It’s easy to fill a schedule than to fulfill it.

2. To grow, I must say “No”.

3. If you try to run somebody else’s race, you’ll gonna fail, you’re going to lose, you’re not going to make it to the finish line, you’ll gonna get tired and give up. Because God doesn’t give you the strength to run other people’s race, you are to run the race God meant for you to run.

4. You have to stop caring about the approval of others nor living for their approval. You got to be who God made you to be.

5. We must focus on Jesus, not on our circumstances. You must not look at your problem, you got to look at the problem-solver

6. Don’t look at yourself as a victim, you got to look at the Victor (Jesus).

7.If you look at Christ, you’ll be at rest.

READ: Jonah 2:7 “When I’d lose all hope, I once again turn my thoughts to the Lord.”

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Flying with my father…

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Today, I woke up in the morning from a dream.
Here is my dream: I and my dad were together somewhere. Suddenly, there was a former acquaintance of him who approached us, asking my dad’s whatabouts. When he knew that my dad is in the right course, (in the right path) he tried to tempt my dad to do bad things.

I overheard it so I was mad and interrupted at their conversation. I corrected my dad and told him, “You are what you say, don’t declare negative things about yourself. I cancel what you say, you have just agreed with him and the devil.” So I let him repeat after me, I declare good things..and urge him to agree with me. Then I disputed with his former acquaintance.

Soon, we won. That man started to look like evil since he didn’t win over my dad. Instantly, five men were approaching towards us which we knew was his team and right then we had the knowledge (from God) that they’re going to harm us.

So, I prayed to God outrageously to be our aid as I saw some of them picking stones. ‘Lord help us!’
And right then, in an instant, there was a blowing wind from the north approaching us, and our foot levitate from the ground and the next thing I knew was we’re literally flying…up on high, above the ground…our speed was overwhelming like jet-planes!

REACT: Our God is our banner! He is our Jehovah Sabaoth, the Lord of Hosts! He aids us against our enemies! Glory to God!

This dream tells us that we have role / responsibilities to our relatives/ loved ones especially to our immediate family. If we see that some of our family member are falling away, should we be not available to bring them back to God, or encourage them to continue fighting the good fight of faith., thus saving them from the pit!

READ: Psalms 91; Psalms 18; Psalms 59

This week, I have had  a lot of struggles and frustrations. Every night before I go to bed, I read God’s Word. I was directed to this passage and was revived by His words!

Bullying, or Witnessing to others?

Today, I accidentally read an article of a 13-year old Australian girl who committed suicide. This girl was a victim of bullying from school. From students of the same school she attended. The bullying which started from physical and psychological reached to an outrageous crime of getting the girl raped masterminded by the bullies. As a result, she suffered a lot–panic attack, separating herself from others, even mental illness.

She wrote a letter before she took her life. I am not encouraging others to do the same, it’s not a brave act to take one’s life. I also was a victim of bullies when I was in grade school. It was part of my growing up, to be as I am now, successful maybe in my career had also dark past as well as others in our growing up.

I learned to be brave after I forgot those nightmares. To move on, to forget and forgive. Life does not end with the only few chapters. Who cares if the first 5 chapters of your life story was hell, what matters is you let the writer continue your story by adding more chapters. You might not expect the next 5 chapters will be brighter, more beautiful, hopeful and full of colors. The books have lots of chapters to write on with our lives. Let’s not be contented without knowing our life-stories’ good ending.

I hope the ending with your story is not tragic.

Anyone deserves to have a good and happy ending. After all, life is worth-living.

 

#THE_IMPORTANCE_OF_WITNESSING_TO_OTHERS

God did not ransom us from the pit (of hell/ eternal damnation) so we could just keep the knowledge on ourselves. We can’t enjoy God’s favor, love, salvation and at the same time look at others bondage by sin, of ignorance, heading to hell. God wanted us to share this (TRUTH) to others who don’t know this.

I want to share a very wonderful thing God did with me this week.

November 9th (Thu), 2017, I dreamed of Jesus appearing to me and reading to me Ezekiel 3 (the whole chapter), then He directed me to read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John…Jesus as lovely as He was in my dream, was a really gentle and gracious teacher to me. Then I woke up.

Unfortunately, I neglected that dream for some reasons like I was busy at work, etc. until on November 10th-11th, I was able to bump onto a YouTube channel with a video on Spiritual Warfare. I had taken notes especially on the 200 and more scriptural-verses (both Offensive and Defensive) that you can use for Spiritual Warfare.

Since then, I started to memorize the first 5 verses listed: Luke 20:42; Psalms 68:1; Luke 10:19; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 and Ephesians 6:11-18.

Then I remember about my dream on the 9th of November. Today, I read Ezekiel 3. The Holy spirit prompted me that the dream which Jesus appeared to teach me about those scriptures, was telling me to have a new way of reading / studying the bible, and that is to also memorize Scriptures.

Please do take time to READ EZEKIEL 3 (whole chapter). This is a critical verse telling us our assignment, our mandate or responsibility to witness to others. That we must warn those who are sinning, if not, their blood will be upon our heads. You might not know the person you are sharing with right now of the love of Jesus, might have had a problem that he thought suicide is the last resort.

 

#You_are_where_God_wants_you_to_be_at_his_very_moment.

#Every_experience_is_part_of_His_plan.

To God be the glory!

 

 

 

TRUE WORSHIP

“Every time you do the will of the Father, you are worshiping Him.”

So, worship is not just a physical outward singing of songs or adoration to someone, worship is when you are pleasing someone by doing what he/she wants you to do.

Satan must have said, “These people are professing from their lips that they worship God, but actually they are worshiping me by what they do every time they are believing and following my steps.

Ultimate plan of God

Do you love God only when you’re happy?

Or did you get mad at Him when things got tough??

Many times in life we get so confident, we start to depend on our own strength.
But as we walk, we realize that the path we chose won’t give us anything..

And we realize we can’t do without God.

Then at one point, we can’t walk anymore and we ask ourselves…
“Am I still worthy?” “Is God mad at me?” “If I go back, will He accept me?”
If this is you then turn around, and you will see God is waiting for you with open arms…

He has been and always will be with you whether you realize it or not. No matter how far you leave Him, He never leaves you. No matter who you are, or what you’ve done, He loves each and every one of you.

(a transcription from the video “Ultimate plan of God; video: Ary Shu)

Rhema Word for today: Psalm 139

God’s Perfect Knowledge of Man

1 O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall[a] on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.[c]
21 Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

To God be the glory!

THE DOCTOR IS OUT

Today, I’m thanking God for giving me a new exciting day. Things may not come up as I expected or planned it to be, but it turned out so wonderful more than I expected.

Since childhood, I had the feeling of wanting to get lost in the place new, to the unknown. That’s what youth thinks out of curiosity, the part of growing, but at least not to the way of destruction. There is a healthy experiment that God leaves us as He does not create us as robots or puppets without the will to choose what we wanted, but of course with His supervision as a parent is to His child.

So, whenever I feel I needed to search something about myself or for something, to ponder, I usually ride a public vehicle say a bus, van, jeepney, or any sorts of as long as it could take me anywhere. The fact is, I wanted to see the greeneries, waterways, mountains, nature to make my soul find rest. Where you there?

Then, after realizing, oh this is quite far enough, I stopped and went back. Just like in the movie Forrest Gump where he run and run and run without a goal, no aim at all, and when he’s asked why he run he said, “just as long as I could.” Until he stopped and returned.

Anything, even a little or senseless may it sound for others do have significant value for us. Our life-stories is already written by God before we were born.

So, what’s got into me today?

I intended to attend a three-day Women’s Conference as invited by our pastor which I thought will start today. So, I set my alarmed clock last night. Funny that my cat woke me up 5 minutes before it rang, an hour after, I sprinted to the conference venue. But guess what, I was told by the guard it will start tomorrow. I wanted to confirm it myself so I checked the ad posted on the wall, it is confirmed tomorrow not today! Here’s the pic.

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“Okay, it’s not my loss waking up early since I could go to my dentist instead for my monthly appointment,” I told myself. When I arrived at the clinic, guess what, “THE DOCTOR IS OUT”. The secretary told me he’s out for something more important.

“Alright, then this is the perfect time to go home…as I was crossing the road, I stopped for a while to capture a new constructed high-rise building in my city. Here’s the pic.

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As I was walking on the not-so-busy-street, I decided why not walk my way home. But, guess what, at the end of the block, I got tired so I said, “I need to ride a tricycle.” Unfortunately, no one seemed to let me in. So I turned around and decided to go to the mall to look for a DVD player and speaker that I really plan on buying at the end of this month. I said, “Oh now is the perfect time, God really willed it.” I ride on a jeepney. I told the driver to drop me at SM Lanang. I prefer farther so I can, you know, enjoy the ride, to ponder, thinking I am missing a lot of air, the outside world because I’m working every day until midnight and woke up late as late as 12 noon. But guess what, I have ridden the wrong vehicle. It turned the other way. I thought to myself, “Yeah this is what you want right, to get lost or reach places you haven’t been?” As the vehicle continue to move on, I felt excited, knowing that this day is unplanned which make me feel thrilled a bit.

The driver realized that, asked me, “Where are you really heading?” I said, “Just go on, I’ll tell you where.” It gets farther and farther. New place. Desire met. Then, I said, “Stopped.” I pretended to drop by a fast-food restaurant. Went inside to refresh myself since it’s getting hotter outside.

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After that, I went out, decided to go back (not home since I’m planning to still look for DVD player and speaker in the nearest mall, at least nearest to my workplace. I found a jeepney waiting for passengers. I got in. At least, my story in that ride didn’t end usual, since I met two old women as old as 79 and 60. They melt my heart seeing at the other one with a walking stick, missing teeth and hunch back, but still trying to work for a living, they even tried to sell us their peanut butter telling at least for their transpo fare. They are simple people, yet they are happy and could give a big smile. I realized that inside the jeepney were different people of different walks of life—some may be rich, some poor and some are really-really poor.

I been working every day to make a living, sometimes I’m stressed out due to workloads. But there are some who are, who don’t even have enough. I am thankful that God is taking care of us all. He is the source of everything. . . of all our needs.

Eventually, I reached the mall and climbed the overpass where I saw beggars. It melts my heart again. I gave some amount and talked to some of them. I realized that they don’t only need our charity, but our HEARTS. It’s so easy to give and walk away. But, to stop and listen to them, is scant, even impossible to do since we are all so busy. Everyone needs to be accepted, to belong and to realize their life-purpose.

When I got inside the mall, I roamed and saw at a distant a carousel. Since childhood, I always wanted to ride a merry-go-round but haven’t had the chance. So, I drag my feet near to it, gazing at the children who are really having fun with the ride and smiled by that scenery. It made me so happy.

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So, I’ll end up my today’s story here. How about you, what’s your story today?

God is awesome and unpredictable God. He teaches us lessons every day and He could even speaks to us in mysterious ways.

“Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you your heart’s desire.”

To God be the glory!