Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday

July will soon be over, so for this week being the last Thursday of the month, I am summing up all that I am grateful for this month.

1. First on my list would be my Sister in Law giving birth to a healthy baby boy last July 27.

2. Hubby seeing the opportunity in doing the balloon decors, I know we can make use of this when we go to overseas mission field.

3. Good health for both my mom and dad.

4. And me not getting sick this month. Thank God for the vitamins and supplements. And also me not having to worry of how to get rid of acne.

5. The re-organization of Fishnets ministry, I attended a meeting once this month and I praise God for the result. I know there’s still a long way to go for this ministry.

6. For the provision of the Lord for the whole month. We still have 3 months to pay for our motorbike and finally it will be over!

7. Changes – this month I was terminated from work but it’s ok. It’s like I was terminated form this company but the other company is absorbing me so I don’t have to worry about it. All I want and pray for is to have at least two weeks rest before moving on. It’s really complicated because I am still gonna work for the same boss I have.

For other thankful post visit Lynn of spiritually unequal marriage.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ministry Updates

This is busy month. There are two short term missionaries coming on the 2nd of August and they’ll be staying in our church. Another couple is coming on the 16th and they will stay for two weeks. There are two cleansing day happening on August 22 and August 29, there is Jam night (youth event) and one Manila tour for our visitors. All of that in the month of August. I know I won’t need any weight loss pill this month because I’ll be doing a lot of work. But Guess what? It feels good though I know there will be lots of headaches and hard work to do because this is what I really want to do. There is a big difference when work gets toxic at the office. Oftentimes I feel burnt out and tired. But not when you know you are doing what God wants you to do, when you are doing what He has called you to do.

God bless everyone!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ipod for the husband

I wish I could buy hubby an ipod on his birthday. He’s been praying for one ages ago, as a worship leader, he needs to study new song from time to time and until now he’s still relying to an old cd player and the media player in our computer. He has mentioning he needs a player that is mobile like something he can bring when he go to ministry or to elsewhere. But ipods are expensive. I’ve been looking around for cheap ones and I hope I will be able to buy him one soon. Or maybe I'll get him a good MP4 player which is cheaper of course. What do you think? Just wanna bless hubby on his birthday.

Thankful Thursday-Victory

This week's theme is Victory..and I want to share this old song I used to sing when I was still young..

Victory I have in Jesus Christ
Forgiveness for He was crucified
Fullness in every part of me
Deliverance His life has set me free
I'm reigning with Him upon the throne
And conquering over satan's power below
Living a life with Christ as Lord and King.

I don't remember the lyrics anymore, I hope I got it right..

But it's very true, we have VICTORY because of JESUS. I know I have been victorious over some trials not because I am strong but it's because I have Jesus. One particular thing I am so thankful I have victory over is my being "nearly addicted to alcohol". When I went back to the Lord and repented, He restored me fully and made me victorious over that. He is so great!!

And for this week, I am also thankful for the following;

* Last Sunday's birthday party of our goddaughter Nicole- we love her so much and we her god parents prepared a small party for her. She was so happy and you can see in her eyes how she enjoyed it. She is now two years old.

* For my Brother in laws birthday party too last Tuesday night - I just praise God that even though we are also in need, we can still be a blessing to others, Having two parties in a row means spending money also (we bought the cake for both of them also) , But It's worth it, seeing them happy and enjoying, it's all worth it.

I can't imagine the loads of food I had too, good thing I am still not resorting to diet pills. Just have to remind my self to do more exercise.

* For the lesson I have learned with regards to married life this week- This one I am really thankful for because I know money can't buy you lessons learned. Life is too short to spend over petty quarrels. I realized that after reading a wife's story who lost her husband eight months after their marriage. And guess what? God send me that email right at the very moment when I was so mad to hubby. God is so AMAZING!!

Anyways, for more thankful hearts visit Lynn of Spiritually unequal marriage. Join us too!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Blessed be your name Lord!!!

Blessed be your Name

by:Matt Redman

Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's 'all as it should be'
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Good morning


It’s still a cloudy Monday here, it’s not raining anymore but it may rain again this afternoon. We had lots of rain since last week, the prayer meeting last Friday was canceled due to the storm. I hope this will be a good week for all of us. It’s been raining trials too and right now I am praying for miracle.

God is good all the time, even in times of trials, His goodness never change even a bit. And I will continue to pray and worship HIM whether it is raining or not.

Anyways, for those who are in need of home alarms a lot of homeowners are getting one for themselves now a day. I guess everyone has the need to feel safe. Please take a look of this alarm system store I found in the internet, who knows you might find what you need there.

Wishing you all a nice week!!

Psalm 139:7-18

(New International Version)

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?

8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, a]">[a] you are there.

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"

12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!

18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thankful Thursday

"Give thanks with grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He gave Jesus Christ"

From the song "Revelation"


Last Friday, our worship team participated in a 12 hour non-stop praise and worship again, this is our second time for this year. The organizers called it “Hallelujah Worship”. We were on a 4 AM slot and there were only few people left, hubby and I finished the whole program so we really are sleepless last Friday night but that doesn’t matter. I enjoyed it specially the last hours of the worship time. It’s very seldom that I do actually worshiping and singing songs for the Lord on wee hours of the morning and it feels so right. I praise and thank God for that wonderful experience!

And like Lynn, I am also thankful that I found Christian blogs in the internet, like the blogs of the Thankful Thursday participants, reading posts about their lives and journeys encourages me most of the time. And isn’t it nice to read praises for our Father every now and then? In the world where everyone is rushing, it is so good to hear someone pausing and giving thanks to the Lord.

If you want to read more of thankful souls, visit Lynn's site.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pure Joy

James 1:2-3 (New International Version)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Play golf?

Do you play golf? Who plays golf here? Well, I don’t and never had a chance to play that except for the mobile games golf. But I guess that would be one good experience. If you are playing or want to learn the game there is this site that offers some golf training aids reviews. Golf is an interesting sport, I am always fascinated with Tiger woods but here in my country, golf is only for the rich people. Well, I hope I can even hold a golf club someday. Hehe!

Anyways, just want to leave you this verse before I go ;

Philippians 2:4 (New International Version)

Each of you should look not only to your own interests,
but also to the interests of others.

God bless everyone!

Thankful Thursday

I still do not know what the theme for this week because it is not yet Thursday in some part of the world. I guess I am a bit early but that's fine, I might not have an Internet access later so I better finish this meme now.

For this week I am thankful for the following;

1. Healing - I got sick last week, I thought there is really something wrong with me. Praise God for HE is our Healer.

2. I can't thank HIM enough for giving me my husband. When I was sick and couldn't do a thing on my own, he showed me even more how much he love me, he fed me, prayed for me,take good care of me. I know I am blessed with a wonderful godly husband.

3. I am thankful I had the chance to read Priscilla Shirer's " A jewel in His crown" -rediscovering your value as a woman of excellence. I love this one. I am relearning things in new perspective.

So there's my list for this week. How about you? You can share your thankful heart with us too. Lynn is hosting for this month.

Overcoming Difficult Times


"Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God"
(Psalm 42:5-6, NIV).

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

When times get tough, don´t be surprised if you feel a heaviness trying to overwhelm you. Don´t be surprised if you hear negative thoughts telling you, "It´s never going to work out. Things are never going to get better. It´s over. It´s done." When those thoughts come, remember, you have a choice–you don´t have to believe those lies. You don´t have to get on board with your emotions.

In the Bible, David encountered many difficult situations. That spirit of heaviness tried to steal his destiny. He got depressed and discouraged, but do you know what he did? He started talking to himself. He said, "Why are you cast down, oh my soul? Put your hope in the Lord." He was saying, "David, snap out of it! Why are you discouraged? Why have you lost your joy? God is still on the throne, and He still has good things in store." When that heaviness tries to come on you, do what David did. As you put your trust in the Lord and praise Him, He´ll give you His strength and empower you to overcome every obstacle you may face!


Father in heaven, thank You for the strength to overcome the difficult times. I choose to shake off the spirit of heaviness by praising and worshiping You. I bless You today and always. In Jesus´ Name. Amen.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I missed the Thankful Thursday last week, I have so much in my hands right now and I don't have much time to write and visit blogs but I don't want to miss it again this week because writng this meme is like a therapy to me and I needed that badly.

Lynn chose FREEDOM as this weeks theme and the word is perfectly right for me.

I've been seeking the Lord and asking Him for His direction to me because totally I have no more peace of doing what I am doing now (office job) so I am seriously praying if this is the right time to leave.

Well, God gave me this word last week.

And now He gave me this word FREEDOM. So what does it mean to me? That I have freedom to choose. God has given me the spirit of freedom. So whether I stay here or not regardless of what HE wants for me then it's up to me. He has given me freedom to say yes or not, freedom to obey HIM or not. What a loving Father we have in HIM.

Decision making is so tough specially when it comes with consequences but if I don't decide I'll be forever stuck in this. Of course the only thing that worries me so much is the compensation I get in working. But God promised if I obey HE will provide.

I remember this from a Pastor " When there's mission, there's provision"

So there, I am thankful for God's loving arms and words this week. Thank you Lord for staying with me all the time.