Posts Tagged ‘God’

giving us what weWe have a lot of things that we want and are not sure if we can have it. Sometimes we pray so hard for something we really want like a job, promotion, new shoes, wardrobe refills, etc. Some things that we are aware of or we think would make us really happy if we have it but since we can’t, we ask the Lord of Provisions, God.

new shirts, pants, shoes, accessories etc. makes me happy. I love fashion and it makes me feel more confident. As time pass, everything becomes expensive that I couldn’t afford even just 1 shirt. A few days after receiving Jesus as my lord and Savior, God blessed me with a new pair of shoes. It was the shoes I’ve been looking for for months. By the next month(December),I wasn’t expecting anything as exchanging of gifts wasn’t really practiced in our family during that season and I’m used of not receiving any gifts during that season. Yet God still blessed me with 4 new shirts, new shoes, new pants, new bible and the best of all, a big mashimaro stuff toy and a small one. Mashimaro is my favorite and I rarely see stuff toys being sold here. I once thought of hoping to find a small one but it wasn’t a big deal for me but when God blessed me with that big stuff toy, i was leaping with joy.

After a few months I tried applying to this job in a company I’ve always dreamt of, I applied but wasn’t hired because of a problem in my requirements. I was troubled as to how I can support myself financially but this time, God gave me a big promise: He said “I will sustain you, I will supply your every need just fix your eyes on me.”

God had been blessing me so much. I had many things I wanted and never thought I could have but this time it’s not just about my want that He will give but what I need. Though confused and scared, I obeyed Him. I was amazed how God blessed me through many persons. The food on our table was overflowing that sometimes they would just expire and we have to throw some of them. God supported me financially!

Also, after a few weeks my father gave me a call saying they’re coming here in Bacolod for a vacation and will pick us up in going back to our hometown (which is really really far). Got restored my relationship with my family. He sustained me emotionally, especially in handling things. The joy in my heart was incomparable.

This could be a really long post if I write all the things God has blessed me with but to sum it all: God knows whats in our hearts. There are many things we hide from Him yet He still sees it. We have desires in our hearts that sometimes we are not aware. As we allow ourselves to build a relationship with God,we become closer and closer to Him. God doesn’t only reward us based on what we do but because He is gracious. God can bless you more and give you more than what you want because He digs into your heart. Do not force God to bless you with something you want; Trust in Him, He knows what is best for you because He knows your heart. He can heal you, restore you, purify you, etc. It may not be what’s in your mind or feel comfortable in the beginning that’s why we always have to trust Him and continuously seek Him.

By the way, the company i mentioned above gave me a call back weeks ago and invited me to re-apply. And I was hired. I’ll start working on this company I’ve always dreamed of ,this Monday. Thank you God for your grace! To God be all the glory!

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We are created to love and be loved; Yet love comes with a price. When we love we are putting are hearts at risk of getting hurt, frustrated, depressed or even broken. Many relationships break because they can’t stand their partner or their partner couldn’t give them the love and affection they are longing.; their partner just don’t complete them as they expect. There are relationships worth fighting and loving without expecting is one of the solution to make that vow of ’til death do us apart’ possible.

gods_love3Since we are created to be loved, we need to experience the perfect love in order for us to stop longing for more. The perfect love is found in Jesus Christ. Truth is, he could have just said no to the cross but he thought of you and me. He even prayed for us before being handed over for crucifixion. God’s love is too perfect that no one could ever top it. If you lack fatherly love, true friends, motherly love, love from a lover, etc. God can do all of that. He can be your father, friends, lover, redeemer, comforter, etc.

By allowing God to be in your everyday life, you will know His love for you better. Reading the Bible is important and will let you know Him more and prevent misunderstandings of how God works. Through His perfect love, you can love without expecting from anyone. Those missing parts of your heart will be filled in by God. You will be complete.

When you are already soaked in God’s love, you will no longer expect too much from others. God is eternal while everything on earth is temporary. You will learn to love without expecting and even start accepting.

As you experience God’s love in your everyday life, you will also be transformed as you become more and more like Christ. You will be able to love the unlovable. As God shows you His love, you will also be able to show this love He is giving you to everyone.

Through God’s unconditional love, you will also learn how to love unconditionally. And since your no longer incomplete, your demands and longing will also be gone. You will gain contentment in life. Only in God can we surrender in which we will gain. There are many things to be gained from God not because we deserve it but because He is gracious.

I have this new dorm mate who is uncivilized. She would play loud music in the early morning, 5am. She has a voice that is very loud, bragging about what she has. She is proud of herself. She would shout and disrespect her mother over the phone. When she bring her friends over she would brag about everything she has again. The worst part is, what she is bragging isn’t even something to be bragged about. Although this must be new to her because she didn’t grew up in the city but bragging about it and belittling others is really irritating. Also, she doesn’t have good manners. She is also proud of the number of boys she is flirting and fucking with. She intentionally shouts everything she say so all the people in our unit could hear it. She wants to be treated as someone highly. The problem is, all of us in the unit are more blessed with a higher type of lifestyle. We are all family-oriented and grew up with civilized type of persons.

As a christian, I find it hard to live with this type of person. Though we have separate rooms, I am always disturbed by her. She is proud of her sinful ways. As much as I hate to plant anger and hatred in my heart, I have no choice. There are times that I would take matter into my own hands, I would let anger drive me and pierce her with my words. While writing the first paragraph the anger was already leaking out.

I kept praying to God. God reminded that I should love my enemies and pray for them. I was like ‘seriously?’. Loving an unlovable and irritating person is almost impossible. He then reminded me that I am blessed with a complete, financially blessed and loving family, she wasn’t.

Days passed it was still useless. I still let anger drive me. How can you love someone in whom you have the urge to punch that person in the face?

One night, I allotted a time to spend with God. The anger was more intense. I hated it because I know I can sin against Him. The words in the Bible didn’t help. I couldn’t do all of it: if someone does evil to you do not exchange it with evil, love and pray for those who persecute you, give love who gives you evil. But this night was different, this time I offered my ears to God:

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. -Romans 12:16

I was about to roll my eyes on the first sentence but the following sentence struck me. I became proud and boast of what I have, not on the Lord.

Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written “It is mine to avenge; I will repay” says the Lord. -Romans 12:19

My heart was cheering and shouting for joy when i read this. But then, I remembered I prayed a long time ago for God to punish them, why didn’t He? I had second thoughts, if God is avenging me, then why can’t I see it. But God is consistent, my faith should not rely on what I see.

With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without a cause.

In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.

They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship. -Psalm 109:3-5

I was shocked and my eyes were wide open, literally, when i read this. It is precisely what is happening. I continued reading.

Appoint an evil man to oppose him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.

When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayers condemn him. 

May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.

May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.

May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.

May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.

May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation.

May the iniquity of  his fathers be remembered before the Lord; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.

May their sins always remain before the Lord, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted.

He loved to pronounce a curse-may it come on him; he found no pleasure in blessing-may it be far from him.

-Psalm 109:6-17

I was saying ‘yes! yes!’ at the beginning but at the middle part of my reading, mercy has captured my heart. God this is so cruel. But God was serious when He said, He will avenge you. God can do more than this. We may see suffering or punishment as temporary but for God, He can make it permanent not only while you’re living but for eternity.

Our suffering under the arms of the enemy are temporary but the punishment of God to them is permanent. God’s wrath is something to be feared of that our imagination wouldn’t dare to envision. Your enemy is bound for eternal death and is suffering at the same time with the world. Pray for them that God may have a little mercy on them.

Instead of asking God to avenge you, ask Him to save them. Ask God to let them turn to Him.

I’m not weird but I love suffering. I’m not a masochist.

God allows you to suffer, not to harm you but to bring you closer to Him.

On circumstances when we feel that the world is crashing in on us, or more and more problems arise; this are the situations when we feel weak and tired trying to carry the burdens of our present situation that you just want to let it all go but you can’t; you know that committing suicide is a sin. We feel tired and weary until we cry out for help from God.

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Notice that in situations that we have no control of or on times that we feel hopeless we start praying. It is  our normal reaction because we admit that we are limited and there is someone more powerful than us, God, that is why you start calling out to Him.

By lifting your burden to God, your faith for Him and trust in His power grows for He is your only hope.

Through suffering we see God’s power

When you fully lift your burden to Him, be excited on what miracle He will do. Pray and believe that it shall be given to you. Stay still and do not let be a

 

hindrance on God’s plan. Others would say ‘I lifted it up to Him’ but would continue worrying and relying on their own plans and strengths to fix their situation. Continue praying and wait for God’s instructions, if He didn’t give you one, then stay still and remember that He is God.

The more we suffer, the more vulnerable and sensitive we are, the more will God let you see His power in a way that you never saw or noticed before. It can change the way you see the world. For example, what you consider luck is actually God’s blessing to you, His grace, letting you know that He still loves you though you sin against Him.

Suffering molds us

In the midst of suffering, we are restless and impatient. When we rely on God and allow Him to teach us, we will find peace and rest in it. When we suffer, we are in pain which makes us impatient, but God wants to teach you to be patient. The longer your patience, the higher you build your trust. Impatience drain your trust for Him. Being restless and making your own solutions makes you a hindrance for God’s plan. What God wants you to do is rest in Him and rely on Him.

When will the suffering end?

It never will. Jesus Christ suffered not only on the cross but every day of His life. Jesus Christ took the form of being a man. He faced what you are facing right now. God let His one and only Son suffer, which makes us not excusable for an exception. The only way it can end is when God has judged you to spend eternity in heaven.

Suffering alone or Suffering with God?

We encounter different sufferings in our life: physically, emotionally, mentally, financially, spiritually, etc. But wouldn’t it be greater to suffer with someone. We can suffer with God. By suffering alone you gain loneliness, hatred, anger, and all that leads to eternal death. But by suffering with God, you gain friendship, trust, stronger faith and love, peace, rest, and many more that can lead you to eternal life.

I had a semi opened but strong 3rd eye. I do not see ghosts but in an unexplained way I am able to know what they look like, wear and where they are. It was confirmed by my friends who also had a 3rd eye. I am able to predict the past and possible future of other persons using different strategies without any help from others. As i practiced and explored it, it became stronger and stronger.

supernatural-7-18-drunk-sam-and-dean-hunting-japanese-ghostThough this gift i had was verified i still don’t believe in ghosts. I do not comply to superstitious beliefs. Most people have the same attitude but it breaks when desperate times arrive. Those times when the person you love is at his/her death bed. You are hopeless and you start searching for the supernatural. Or you were just chilling in your house then suddenly your door slammed, no wind, just you then you start believing in ghosts.

Accepting the supernatural is going beyond what your eyes can see. That’s why it’s called SUPERnatural.

God created us with this instinct. It is encrypted in us that there is someone more powerful than us and there are many happening that we can not see; that the supernatural exist. By believing, understanding and accepting the supernatural, we accept the existence of God.

That is why christians believe by faith not by sight. Everybody has their ghost stories and miracle stories: all supernatural. You may not believe in it but you are aware of it.

By accepting the supernatural you can accept God’s capabilities. God can make the impossible, possible. He can heal the sick, drive out demons, make miracles, etc. You can rely on Him rather than human strength. What this ghost do, God can do it better and will not harm you.

The more you seek God’s power, the more He will reveal it to you. So if you believe in the supernatural, be happy rather than afraid because you are open for God. And God has the answer in overcoming any evil powers or forces of darkness. Choose to believe more on God and what He can do than ghosts.Turn that life of fear in the supernatural into strength.

Who is running your life?

Posted: March 9, 2013 in SPIRITUAL
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When you push God out of every aspect of life, you welcome Satan in His place. (Luke 11:24-26)

Source: http://www.aheartforgod.org/2011/09/26/signs-of-the-evil-times/

I came across this sentence while reading a blog. I was wondering how can it be true?.Can we choose neither of them?

The answer is NO. It will be either God or Satan who will run your life.

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God knocks on the door of our heart and we have the choice to open our heart for Him. Whereas, Satan comes rudely and uninvited. The reason why Christians find it hard to stay in God is because of the continuous attacks of the devils using different methods such as using work so you will be busy and depriving your time for God or different circumstances to refocus your attention on something rather than God and may falter your faith. Thus giving room for more confusion, pride, guilt, etc. This is why fellowship with your fellow believers are important so as reading the Bible.

In our life, God continues to love us even if we don’t love Him back or rescues us and saves us even if we don’t ask for it. He loves us unconditionally. His grace and mercy is overflowing. Yet, we there are times that we do not see it and consider it sometime as fate, destiny or we say ‘it’s life’. We sin but God loves us. We are used in living life without recognizing His presence. But when we start recognizing Him we also recognize the enemies.

Choosing God to run all aspects of your life is a choice you have to make every day. If the power of darkness attack you, it is not something you are used  to.

When you choose to live life for yourself, you are actually deceived for it is Satan running it. He’s putting you in a maze to make sure you can’t go back to God. But choosing God, receiving Him as your Lord and Savior can free you and He has grace and power sufficient to fight darkness.  But you have to choose if you will rely on Him or will you rely on Satan.

Satan will lead you to destruction while you’re still living and eternal death when you die.

In God, there is peace, comfort, mercy,prosperity and unending love for each day and eternity with Him after life.

God is more powerful and surely, He can win. All you have to do is choose Him, call out to Him and believe.