Posts Tagged ‘love’

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!


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’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.


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.

IMG00496-20130224-0002IMG00497-20130224-0002IMG00500-20130224-0004 IMG00526-20130224-0014IMG00539-20130224-0018 My spiritual sister, thirzah, and I were going through some of her stuffs in her messy room. We suddenly found an eye liner. A crazy idea came and we started drawing mustaches and laughed at each other. Later my room mate found some jackets and we started having our fun photos inside her apartment.

We all have our best friends, but what about a spiritual sister? Everybody thinks that a spiritual sister is someone you just talk to about spiritual stuffs or a church mate, just that. Wrong! A spiritual sister is someone whom you grow together with Christ. Not only will she protect, guide and pray for you; but be your sister. She can be someone in whom you can share your true ‘you’ .

Just like blood sisters, a spiritual sister is someone who knows you and loves you like a true sister. You have your crazy fun times with her, go out for a coffee, shop, dine or just get to know each other more. By knowing your spiritual sister more, your bond becomes closer and closer until you become a team, with one Master, God, fighting darkness and helping each other grow.

Satan has a lot of weapons to destroy you, but having a sister who will be with you in battle makes it harder for him. Imagine a broom stick, one stick can be easily broken by force but a collection of sticks makes it harder and impossible to break.

Spiritual sisters grow together in Christ, pray for each other, love each other and goes into battle together against the powers of darkness. It is a bond that lasts forever.