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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Daily Devotional :)


 "For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments and His commandments are not burdensome." - 1 John 5:3

      That's my rhema for today. :) well, i have been quite serious doing my devotional everyday for quite a time. and I try not to skip a single day without reading the Bible. I don't know but it makes me feel incomplete when i don't read the Bible daily. 

      Reading the Bible is usually one of the things i do every early in the morning. It makes my day complete -- oh, not just complete, it makes my day perfect! :) that even at night, when i'm about to sleep, i still have this big smile on my face, thankful for the awesomely perfect day, guided by God's Word. 



Sunday, December 9, 2012

IT'S NOT ABOUT RELIGION

     When Pacman lost the fight today, I've read and heard a lot of people blaming Pacman's change of religious affiliation. From facebook statuses, to the people in the streets to the news on tv, and on the a.m. radio stations. - yes maybe a lot of people is just really upset with this Pacman's defeat. 

     Pacman lost the game. not because he changed his religion, but because winning the game isn't intended for him. Simple as that. He lost. That's it. Losing and failing is just a part of life.

Religious affiliation is definitely not the issue. and God's will and purpose is not to be questioned. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Remember that spending time with God is not about ritual, but relationship :)


 

1. Remember that spending time with God is not about ritual, but relationship
When you and I were born again, we entered into a relationship with Almighty God. He is not only our God, he is our Heavenly Father. We have freedom before Him, and access to His throne. We don’t have to be afraid of Him. Rituals might be burdensome, but relationships with loved ones rarely are. Spending time with one that you love is exciting and life–changing – and that’s how your daily time with your Father God should be.

2. Establish a specific time every day when you will spend time with the Lord.
Don’t you find that what gets scheduled usually gets done? I do. Find a time that works with your lifestyle and your family demands, then stick to it! Make it a top priority. That’s how habits are developed. Persevere even when you are tired, and don’t feel like it. Remember, we’d never get anything accomplished if we lived by our feelings alone!

3. Minimize your interruptions.
 When you’re spending time with God, give Him all of your attention. Turn off the telephone and the television. Find a nice, quiet, cozy spot where you are comfortable. If you have children, teach them to respect your privacy during this time, and explain to them that this is your time with God. Then they will learn the importance of a daily quiet time, and you’ll reinforce its importance in their eyes, too. Pray that they will follow your example, and encourage them to do so.

4. Choose a Bible version and a Bible-reading plan.
This is so important – especially for new Christians. Ask a pastor or friend to help you select a good translation. I like the New International Version or the New Living Translation. Doing a little research to find the right translation for you will help you in the long run. Then get a reading plan. Don’t just open the Bible and randomly skip around. Again, ask a pastor or a friend to help you select a reading plan if you’re not sure. Balance your reading between the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament is rich in history and knowledge – and the New Testament presents the story of Christ and the birth of the church. Both are so valuable – and reading one will help you understand the other.

5. Interact as you read.
The Bible is a living book, written by a living God. As the Holy Spirit to give you understanding, wisdom and revelation as you read. Read the Bible as if it were a love letter, because it is – it is God’s love letter to you! Pray as you go. Take notes, and don’t be afraid to mark scriptures in your Bible itself. Interact with your Bible, and ask God to use it to change your heart and life.
All of these things are important, but the most important thing you can do is to begin – and that you can do today!


-repost-

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

LET YOURSELF SHINE.



I encourage you tonight, don´t settle for mediocrity. You are a child of the Most High God. Make the decision today to let your light shine and bring Him glory in everything you do!
Prayer for Tonight:
Heavenly Father, I choose to let my light shine so that I can bring glory to You. Help me to rise up higher; show me ways to set the standard. Let my life be a testimony of You. In Jesus´ Name. Amen. <3

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. (Philippians 4:6-7)



Reasons to Pray:
1. It encourages others.
2. It reminds you of spiritual values.
3. It gives hope.
4. It helps you feel better.
5. It allows you to let go of situations.
6. It provides comfort.
7. It relaxes you and reduces anxiety.
8. It builds faith.
9. It deepens character.
10. It broadens your perspective.
11. It brings you closer to God.
12. IT WORKS!

Things to Pray For:
1. For a growing relationship with God.
2. For positive relationships with your family members.
3. For energy and enthusiasm for your work or career.
4. For wisdom to make right and wise decisions.
5. For your service to your community and/or church.
6. For the special needs of your family and friends.
7. For the spiritual lives of your church leaders and congregation.
8. For wisdom for our government leaders.
9. For the moral integrity of today’s young people.
10. For the safety of those serving in our armed forces.
11. For a lasting peace among peoples and nations.
12. For the opportunity to be a blessing to someone today.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

read!

makahilak mn sad ta ani ug popcorn Lord!!

Anyways, I love you kaayo Lord! :D

I love you jud!! Super duper much!! <3

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sunday, August 21, 2011

THE PERSON WHO IS FOLLOWING CHRIST WILL....

1) Love Christ

We love Him because He first loved us. (1 Jhn 4:19)

2) Hate Sin

Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. (Rom 12:9)

3) Pray

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:6-7)

4) Read and Apply the Teachings of the Bible

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (Jam 1:22)

5) Turn from the Works of the Flesh

The works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like. (Gal 5:19-21)

6) Produce the Fruits of the Spirit

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. (Gal 5:22-23)

7) Live by Faith

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Gal 2:20)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Big Box.

I am afraid of the future, coz I am never certain of what awaits me whenever I get there. It seems to be like a big box waiting for me and I never know what's inside. It's like pieces of jigsaw puzzle, scattered around, still being completed by me. Or like an unfinished painting, that sooner I may call my very own masterpiece.

We always talk about the future. It is something to be anticipated. It is future, every time a 5-yr old boy talks about his dreams and the things he wants to do when he gets older.. Or when a teenage girl patiently waits for that one special boy whose spaces between his fingers fit hers perfectly..

The thing we call future, soon to be present, sooner will become the past. Yes, definitely, I am afraid of the future. I never know what it's like. Will it be the same as what I often wish for? I hope so. :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Chocolate Love~


Yes, I'm 21 years old, too young to get married or to find that one true love, yet too old for that so-called puppy love. I've been in this world for 21 years yet up to this time, I've never been in a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship with anyone, never been in that one sweet first kiss, never been in my very own fairy tale love story.

It will be a lie if I say there's no one who tried to get my attention. There are quite some, who dared to start, yet I just simply ignored and then eventually they'll stop. So I'd rather say, no one has ever started, they just dared to start, that's it, no one has ever courted me.

I admit, it's my fault though, since there's something in me that tries to block boys whenever they try to get close, even if I say I'd love to try, there is just something inside of me that doesn't want to.

I won't say I've never been inlove though, coz it is simply not true. As I've always said, I'm inlove with the concept of love. I so love the idea itself. Love itself. Concepts of love I took from novels I've read, movies I've seen or from music I've heard. And there are plenty of times that I've created my own idea of love too. There are quite sometimes that I've formed a fairy-tale love story inside my mind, some with tragic end and some with an "and they lived happily ever after" ending.

It is just so weird how I think I understand the concept of love so much yet I've never encountered such an intimate kind of love before. I see another simple reason, aside from the concepts of love I've read, seen and heard, it might be also because a lot of people love me, my family, friends, random people whom I knew, my dog, including myself too and even those strangers who show they care. It might not be an intimate kind of love but still, it is the same love.

Yes, I'm 21 years old, might be too old for that so-called puppy love but still young to find that one true love. Sooner, in time, I know I will be able to encounter that too. I'm not waiting for it to happen, instead I am making the most of my immature life, who doesn't want to fall in that one true love yet.