Hide And Seek

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We cannot hide nor run away from God.

“Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD. ~ Jeremiah 23:24″

God said to Jonah, go to Nineveh, but Jonah went to Tarshish. (Jonah 1:1-2)

Jonah tried to hide and run away from God’s command. But in the end find himself still doing it anyway.

Men love to do things on their own, even instructions were given, still, they do things on their own.

The funny thing is, upon trouble after doing their own act, they tend to end up calling for help, thus went fort still doing what they’ve instructed them to do.

Running away from God’s will is a waste of time and effort. It’s like wasting for an opportunity to maturity.

No matter how we hide ourselves from God, everyone must know that “God knows everything!” even before we think.

“..but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. ~ Hebrews 4:11b”

Obedience is the key to good conscience.

Following instructions prevent us to do mistakes; delivering us out from trouble; and leading us to peacefulness.

Don’t walk out from the boundary of God’s will, you may still encounter hardships, yes, but the hope of deliverance can hold you still as you know you’re within His will. :)

Instead of hiding from God, why not seek God?! ;)

ღ For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. ~ Jeremiah29:11

 

God’s Perfect Timing|Growing Up

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Time to grow…

ღ A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted ~ Ecclesiastes 3:2

Every seed has the opportunity to grow and be a fruitful plant.

It needs water, it needs sun, and it takes time to grow.

But thorns and pests are just around, so it needs care from Someone Who would give time and love to help that little plant to grow.

 

It is necessary for a plant to be pruned, to remove unnecessary twigs for it to bear fruit.

A believer’s maturity is like a plant, it requires growth and fruits.

God feeds us everyday by His word, and spend His time watching over us.

But are we really growing?

As God prune us, we often misinterpret it. As if He doesn’t care at all. But actually He wants us to bear fruit.

It takes faith for us to bear and endure God’s pruning, to grow and bear fruit. Because at the end of the day, as we see the fruit God has given, we’re able to see our purpose.

Enabling us to be fruitful in His vineyard. :)

It’s now time for you and me to grow, and bear fruits.

ღ Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. ~ Psalms 25:1

Calmness Within

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When the circumstances turn against us, it’s very natural for us to panic. We sometimes pretend we’re strong enough to deal with it, and yet inside we’re being torn. Lost on where to start picking ourselves back up, as if hope can’t be found along the way.

A believer knew that God can deliver him out from any kind of despair, but it is another thing for a believer to know that God can calm him during his time of trouble.

There is this one song that comforted me this days as the storm rage along my way, entitled “Sometimes He Calms the Storm”. Exactly in the midst of wellness rain started to pour.

“All who sail the sea of faith
Find out before too long
How quickly blue skies can grow dark
And gentle winds grow strong”

Common reaction would be worry, yet seeking God’s presence along the sail.

“Suddenly fear is like white water
Pounding on the soul
Still we sail on knowing
That our Lord is in control”

The Comforter cannot fail us…

“Sometimes He calms the storm
With a whispered peace be still
He can settle any sea
But it doesn’t mean He will
Sometimes He holds us close
And let the wind and waves go wild
Sometimes He calms the storm
And other times He calms His child”

We don’t have to know everything, for with God we can learn anything, things we just need to know.

“He has a reason for each trial
That we pass through in life
And though we’re shaken
We cannot be pulled apart from Christ”

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. ~ John 10:28 

“No matter how the driving rain beats down
On those who hold to faith
A heart of trust will always
Be a quiet peaceful place”

Just would like to share the song that blessed me, and looking forward that it would also bless you. :)

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. ~ 1 John 4:4 

God’s Perfect Timing|Way Back Home

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES I’ve given 37 days vacation leave from my annual vacation in work.

It’s been 3 years and 5 months when I last breathe the air in the Philippines (as if it differ to the air I breathe abroad) haha :D

This is one of the most awaited time for me; going back home.

Seeing my mama, my siblings, my dad, everyone! Not in the screen from skype, but holding them tightly with that warm hug!  The privilege time to share to them the Gospel, in the best way I can. The time where I visited my home church in Manila. The time where I can witness God’s forgiveness.

i love you dadi :)

i love you dadi :)

The time where I can cuddle with these little ones that have grown big now. Time to see longed friends. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Time to meet with my former colleagues. The time to meet Dr. Wood writer of the operation Go book, and hear a message from God’s word. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Also the time to practice tailoring and chase my dreams.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Time to enjoy coffee with mama, and taste my grandpa’s best dishes! SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES The opportunity to serve my younger sister for her work’s convention. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES The perfect time to start a bible study again at home.

Thank you to Pr. Dan Lorenzo :)

Thank you to Pr. Dan Lorenzo :)

Time to laugh out aloud with cousins. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES And time to appreciate over and over again God’s wonderful creation.

Tagaytay City

Tagaytay City

I can flood this post with all the photos I have in my desktop, hence it will never be enough for me to elaborate how God work throughout my vacation.

There were a lot of time I know my faith were tested as I testify God’s salvation in my life. And by the Lord’s grace He hath preserved me all along my stay. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Truly, my more than 3 years of waiting has equipped me to experience God’s grace and guidance as I spend my days along with my family and friends. Those 37 days of vacation has refreshed me! With God’s protection and traveling mercy; with the good health and strength He bestowed upon us to enjoy every single moment we’re together, indeed, His timing is forever more perfect! 

” ღ He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11 “

God’s Perfect Timing|Mama’s 53rd birthday

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God’s timing is always and forever perfect! ♡

My mama’s 53rd birthday is one of the blessed. God answered my long time prayer.

The gospel was shared to my relatives and loved ones, as God used Pastor Jun Ramirez for them to hear the good news.

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This day is one of the best way on how God wants me to start this year, sharing the gift of salvation.

I am overfilled with gratefulness and joy. ♡

My heart rejoices along with the angels above, for the souls saved. I can never thank God enough for all the promises He faithfully been fulfilling.

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One day on the another, in His own perfect time, in His own wonderful way, regardless how we see it, His glorious desire will reign above all men’s heart, and that’s for us to fall in love with Him each day of our lives.

No matter how undeserving we are, knowing all of our shortcomings, and struggles with lusts, God’s unfailing grace is pouring out towards our lives!

” ღ What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD. ~ Psalms 116:12-13″

I love you Lord! ♡

Leap of Faith December

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Photo credit to Kath Dela Cruz

♪♫ We were the reason
That He gave His life
We were the reason
That He suffered and died
To a world that was lost
He gave all He could give
To show us the reason to live ♪♫

This song should not be remembered only during this season but in everyday of our lives. :)

“Jesus is known to be the Savior, but the question is, is He your Savior?” This is the question of Pastor Allen Belwa during our Sunday service before Christmas.

The year is about to end, and we can’t hold back in facing another new year this 2015. God has given us the freedom of choice and the ability to reason, for others to make Him known. But not to reason out our freedom to justify on our own. Allow Jesus Christ to work in your heart, experience His love, strength, and grace! ♡

Lay down your faith and trust on Him, for He laid down His precious blood for you and me. ♡

 ღ Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. ~ John 14:6

Leap of Faith November

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photo credit: Kath dela Cruz

photo credit: Kath dela Cruz

Men by nature are “forgetters”.

Whether we admit it or not, we already fail to remember the last time we forget. ;)

I took a bus one day and aside from my bag pack I also have this paper bag on my hand. When I sat on my seat, I put down the paper bag on the floor and put my bag pack on my lap. And yes, when I arrived home that’s the only time I realize I forgot my paper bag.

I do this sticky note thing that supposed to be my reminder yet I often overlook on it. If there are some tasks I really need to do, I used to set an alarm from my mobile, but the problem is when it alarms and I’m in the middle of work, I can easily dismiss the alarm.

In my line of work I have this daily task note listed according to most priority to least. But even I already have this; I still miss things to do. How?

It is because our mind is filled with unnecessary thoughts. This’s distracting us and making us often forget things on hand.

The last resort just brought to me from God’s word to solve this “mild amnesia” of mine, which is taking each task heartily and prioritizing it properly.

As they say, “haste is waste” :) so we really have to take time and focus.

This is a very simple instruction from the book of Philippians that help me do things with joy and gladness. (I do still forget, but not that much as before :) )

ღ Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~ Philippians 4:8

Meet Sam! ♡

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Long wait is over and God answered my prayer. ♡

I love photographs, for it preserves the exact emotion and scenery of that certain occasion.

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”  ― Ansel Adams

One of my prayer is to own a camera that can produce good quality photos, which I know I can’t afford. :P

There are many things that are much more necessary than my wants ;) I believe that one day God will provide it, but never thought that it will be today :)

Now meet Sam! ♡ (shortcut for Samsung, hahaha :D )

Just sharing God’s blessing, and testifying how He answers prayers, much more than what we need ♡

There are many things that we must look at in cultivating a proper Biblical perspective of photography. Our photography is meant to honor God; for we are the creation and He is the Creator. Whether our photography is of nature, humans, or the creations that God has empowered us to design all ought to give Him the glory that is due. – OJCCC” ♡

ღ Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. ~ Psalms 37:5

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