Sunday, February 23, 2014

Worshipping God in hard times

Right now, my mother is confined in the hospital, she was hit by a truck on her way home from a church activity. Doctors said she suffered most in the head, CT scan results showed that there is a blood in the brain. We are waiting for another CT scan to check if there will be changes and improvement. She is awake which is a very good sign BUT she is not aware of what is happening, is not conversant, she does not respond to us, to our questions and I think she does not recognize us for now. Confuse is the word of the Doctor.

In these hard times…

We chose to worship GOD.
We are choosing to PRAY.
We are choosing to stand on God’s promises.
Like Job, I will trust and worship my God because I know HE is sovereign.
Like David, I will sing song of praise even in the midst of troubles.

Psalm 46 :1 says

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” 

I will hold on to that.

And I know God will help my mother, she will recover quickly and that she will testify on how good our Lord is. I know sooner, things will get back to normal and that I'll be back searching for Behringer Keyboards for our church and ministry again :)

Please remember my Nanay in your prayers, pray for healing and restoration of normalcy in her brain. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Psalm 69:16

Isn't it comforting to know that God is going to answer our prayers not because of us, not because of what we do BUT because HE IS GOOD. He will answer our plea out of the goodness of His love.

 Such love only our Father in heaven can give. I am amazed. Indeed, how great is your love for us. Higher than the highest mountain, wider than the universe and deeper than the deepest ocean there is.

Monday, February 17, 2014

More than flowers

I know I do not have the most romantic husband ever in the whole wide world, you know the one that always gives you flowers and chocolates on valentines day (or any occasion day ) but I do not complain because I am very assured that I am greatly love by him even without those flowers and stuff. Though sometimes, I secretly wish I also have flowers to post on my instagram on Valentine's day, it's normal for every woman I guess.

But as you age, you realized there are more better ways to show you love and you appreciate your spouse, yes, far better than giving flowers and chocolates. 

~Like how my husband is doing the laundry for me today at home while he should be resting because he's taken a leave from work.

~Like how he makes effort to bring and pick me up from my office everyday since we got married (except when he is out of town for mission trips or for office task now that he is working)

~Like, how he strives so hard to provide for our needs, doing what he promised when we exchange vows on our wedding day.

~Like how he stay so faithful and true to me in all sense, true to his feelings, honest with his weaknesses and shortcomings and doing his best to grown and improve.

~Like how he loves  the Lord more than anything else in this world, that alone makes me fall in love with him over and over again. I know it's peculiar but it's true, when I see him on his knees worshiping the Lord with all his being, when I see him singing songs for his creator~ it makes me love him more and deeper. And it reminds me that it was the very reason why I married him.

So yes, I may not always have flowers on valentines day but true love is more than flowers and chocolates, I hope our young girls will be more wiser when it comes to choosing  their lifetime partner and not base it on who gives the most beautiful and expensive gift on special occasion. I hope they will be wiser not to depend solely on feelings and emotions because it's not stable and marriage needs a stronger foundation.

This post does not mean though that I haven't receive any flowers from my husband ever since because to be fair, there were several occasions where he gave me flowers too (picture above)  and some material/practical gifts also. And I know if he could he will give me everything I need probably even those simple wants like a piece from Reeds mikimoto selection or maybe even luxuries things if he could but even if he can't I still LOVE him that much.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Faith Challenge

~Faith is unreserved trust in God's character

~Faith is unwavering trust in God's word especially His promises

~Faith rests on God's truthfulness and faithfulness.

Day 24- Heart Preparation for Revival: Gunter Krallmann

Lord, help me have faith in you and in your words specially in tough times like this. May I learn to trust in you completely. In Jesus Name, Amen

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Praying and Preparing for revival

"As a farmer cannot produce a harvest but does everything to prepare his field, so we can by no means produce revival but should by all means prepare for it" - Gunter Krallman 

This is actually a forty day guide, I'm on the 19th day. More than anything else, I pray for personal transformation, personal revival because I know God cannot use me as an agent of revival if I myself needs revival. This is also in preparation for our Cebu Mission camp.