It’s the new year, so I decided to clean my room, arrange some things and throw stuff from the past (I collected 3 bags full of rubbish and still not yet finished today). I took these two purple (or is it violet? I am so color-blind..) cute and pretty (girly) tin cans which were raffle consolation prizes during our church’s Christmas / Thanksgiving Party last December. Each was filled with a small chocolate sandwich (already consumed), and fruity and coffee flavored candies. But I noticed a paper or note was inside also: one, “Jehovah Jireh” (the Lord my Provider), and the other one, “Jehovah Rohi” (the Lord my Shepherd). So I was kind of surprised also because it took me four days before I noticed that our church’s committee intentionally put God’s word inside. I consider this as the real “gift” apart from the stored sweets. Continue reading Little Notes and Candies
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
If we are being led by God’s wisdom, we cannot go to the right or to the left; we cannot go astray; therefore I think there would be more right decision-making and choices to be made. But because we are stubborn by nature, we want to do things our own way. That’s why we tend to learn the hard way.
Bless the LORD for He always gives second chances — the God of many chances. He gives a way for us to come back to Him. At the end of the road, He is still there waiting for us, with arms wide open, always ready to embrace us and restore us back to His presence. Only then we realize His love for us didn’t change; how He looks on us is still the same — with forgiveness and unconditional love.
First posted in my Facebook, 01/15/2016
(This was originally included in the first part, but I chose to separate them because the topic on this one is already about marriage. And I really wonder how did I ever get to this kind of topic… 0_o)
The LORD has prepared a perfect mate for us
18 And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” 19 Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
>>”helper comparable to him”
- It is said that Eve (or women) was called a help-meet for Adam (Read this blog for more about this). When I attended a prophetic conference before, it was said that it also means an Ezer Bride, or Warrior Bride (this pertains to the Church as the Bride of Christ; this also pertains to another topic).
- Likewise, there is a man that God created only for us (I’m addressing only to the ladies now), perfectly for us. In turn we are also a helper comparable to that man.
It seems that I didn’t write any for the month of April.. I really want to write something, but if I will base it from my devotional entries, I think I have none. That is, a good topic out of it. It’s just that today, and the preceding months, I’m not inspired. Or maybe because I just don’t want to write something out of my dilemma in this season I’m going through.
When I made Heart of a Discipler, I decided it will not become like my first blog, which is my outlet to sanity (as its headline says) and became my escape medium for rants ever since Multiply stopped being a blogsite and social network (and eventually just closed down). But, well, let’s admit that most of our devotionals (that became exhortations) are based from our day-to-day experiences, right?
The First Expats (or Immigrants)
Today in my musing, I remember three men of God that I could identify with. Continue reading Going Overseas
Fruit of the Spirit Series: PATIENCE
“But the fruit of the Spirit is …patience” (Galatians 5:22)
IMPATIENCE says, “I want it…now!” But a good example of PATIENCE, or LONG-SUFFERING, is David. He was anointed by Samuel as the next king of Israel in his teens, but that didn’t take effect immediately. He endured trials, persecutions, wars, death of a friend, before he reigned. He was first a shepherd, then became Saul’s armorbearer, then captain over a thousand, and then king over Judah, and finally over all Israel. He reigned at the age of 30.
“And David behaved wisely in all his ways, and the LORD was with him.” (1 Samuel 18:14)
David knew he was chosen by God, but he Continue reading All Our Waiting Is Worth It