Friday, March 26, 2010

Why choose to move on?

Many of us seem to get stuck in the past. Even though it is far behind us, we just cannot let it go. While we strain our necks looking back, the present slips us by. All the opportunities to make our present and future better are wasted.

Why are we so addicted to licking our old wounds? What satisfaction do we get from it? Does revisiting the pain makes us feel alive? Have we identified ourselves with our past pains?
Whatever our reason is in getting stuck in the past, we loose!

We are not creatures of the past. We were created to live in the present. Only in the present can we experience life. The future is only an imagination at the moment.

Even God is not the God of the past. Everything in God is present. Only in the present can we experience God’s love for us.

Whatever past hurts we are holding on to, we must let it go. We cannot let our life stand still, while time moves on. Time does not wait for anyone. The time we lost is lost forever.

The future will only be better if we make it there. To get stuck in the past is to miss a better future by nonappearance.

Hope is always at hand. We seldom see it because our heads are always twisted in looking back.

Everything is in front of you.

Look ahead.

Step forward.

Better things are waiting for you.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

God Bless the Broken Road

"Bless The Broken Road"

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true


Now I'm just rolling home
Into my lover's arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.

It's my 8th Birthday!

March 25, 2002 – one of the important dates of my life cause this is the time when I accepted Christ as my Lord and personal Saviour. I can still remember the clear vision of it at YMCA Manila during CLCI's anniversary. I was 4th year HS that time, newly attending BS and Sunday Service - young and still blinded.

My knowledge about Christ started when my uncle, who is a Pastor, decided to have a Bible study session in Bulacan. At first, I didn’t feel the need to attend – “I don’t need to learn and study the Bible”, “I am good, so I know I’ll be in heaven”, “I know I am saved, the Lord loves me” – those were the thoughts I have in mind. But later on, I found out that those weren’t enough to be able to have eternal life. What I need is RELATIONSHIP. It’s a RELATIONSHIP, it’s something personal and I don’t have that.

I continued attending Bible Study, joined my relatives in singing praises and worship songs that at first I found to be really weird. At first I thought it was such a shame lifting your hands and closing your eyes, and dancing and clapping for the Lord. But later on, I saw the purpose of it. When you know in your heart that you LOVE the Lord, it will just come out naturally. Worship will just be a lifestyle. It is something that you do out of love.

After a year, I was baptized. It was a brand new feeling - feeling that I haven’t felt before. I felt so alive – it was great. I continued searching for answers to a lot of questions and the Lord never failed to answer me. Through His Word – He showed me wondrous things I can’t ever imagine.

My spiritual journey did not end the time I know I am saved by faith and by the grace of God but rather it was just the beginning of my long walk with the Lord. It was like an athlete running to win a prize, and I was just at the starting line.

In that so called “race”, I’ve encountered a lot of obstacles. Trials and struggles are part of that journey; the question now is how will I end the race? I know I can’t handle those things alone. I can’t fully rely on my own strength, I need God. I need my BIG GOD to face my problems. I know I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. He will not give me problems which I cannot handle. All I need to do is allow Him to take over and be the author and perfecter of my faith.

I need to surrender everything and by surrender it also means SACRIFICE: giving up everything, losing everything for the sake of Christ. I need to deny myself, take up my cross and follow Him. It’s not gonna be an easy journey but it’s all worth the perseverance.

Now, I’m on my 8th year, I want to recommit myself to Him. I want to serve Him more and more. I want to be the child that He wants me to be. Still need to do a lot of things… I see myself more involved in mission and music team in few more days. Still praying. I’m so excited. I know the Lord is doing great and mighty things soon. I NEED TO PREPARE. :-)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Passion Manila World Tour

I was browsing the homepage of FB when i saw a status of a friend having tickets already for the Passion Manila World Tour. Awwww.... i checked the website and got so interested to attend...

I was actually tagged in one photo in FB about the Passion World Tour, but i didn't spend time to look at it and was not able to read all the details - now i'm really interested. The event will happen on May 25 at Araneta Coliseum, hopefully by tomorrow i can reserve tickets for me and my churchmates... awwww... i really want to attend. Still praying i can buy tickets... pls do join me in prayers :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Every day is a good day... with JESUS

I was at Alaminos, Pangasinan last weekend when i saw a simple note from a tricycle - it was written there "EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY... WITH JESUS". That simple sticker posted right in front of me reminded me of the Lord's goodness in every single day of my life. Indeed, there are trials, struggles and obstacles... but despite of all those things, I HAVE JESUS, who will never let me go and will stay true to me no matter what.

Currently, I'm in the state where i find myself thinking of many things... in a state of confusion where i need to find guidance. In a situation where i need comfort and refuge. And all i need to do is to LOOK BACK and bring myself to where i trully the loving arms of my dear Saviour - where every day is a good day, ever greater with HIM.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The best is yet to come...

Some things has to end for new beginning to happen... and as to where it will lead you... no one knows. You just need to trust your self and trust the Almighty who holds your future.

Some door closes to be able to open a new one... you'll never know that the one in front of you is quite big and wider than the one you left behind. You just need to trust your self and trust the Almighty who holds your future.

Some of your plans fail because His plans are far more greater than what you think. He prepares something better and even the best. You just need to trust your self and trust the Almighty who holds your future.

The best is yet to come... just BELIEVE!

Hand Book 2010

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

11. Don’t compare your life to others.. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control.. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present..
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree….

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. God and time heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank God for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:
40. Please share this to everyone you care about, I just did.