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Happy New Year! :)


“Search for them as you would for silver, seek them like hidden treasures. vv 4 For wisdon will enter your heart and knowledge will fill you with joy. vv 10 Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe. vv 11” ~ Proverbs 3

Hello! How’s everybody doing? 🙂 Happy new year! The Bible verses above is part of my daily devotional- today. I just want to share you all the things that I am expecting for this year 2015.

As I ponder in the Word of God, I’ve seen how God guided me and completed me all the way. He is there when I was promoted as part of the leaders in the church which is asking more of my time and more responsibility. He is there even when I am breaking down- left so stressed. Like I forgot all His hopeful Words and His comfort.

This passages gave me a fresh beginning. I was so craving for what the world has to offer but (1) God taught me to seek His face everyday like how I craved for things in this world- and more than that. This things may bring happiness for some time but it will not last for eternity. (2) God taught me to balance my priorities. Can these things be used as an instrument of praise? We are given so many opportunities and wise choices whether these opportunities will lead us to the heart of God or not. (3) God taught me not to focus much on my issues. He told me that it will only rot all His promises for me. All what He has for me. I am so busy making myself better that I only make myself worse. What He has for me is far better than what I plan for myself. (4) God taught me to love others as He loved and forgave me. I’ve checked on my heart lately and I have seen that my love for other people is very shallow, very conditional. God gave us a pattern to obey in His Word, specifically 1 Corinthians 13.

I hope we find changes in God. Find rest in Him. We may have so many things for ourselves but God has far far better than that of our own goals.

God bless us all! 🙂

Vacation, you say?


Enjoying this life. Ahhh! I’m in for a vacation- staying in the house for weeks. Now I can do all the things I have planned that haven’t been done until now ’cause of home works, architectural plates, the time that I’m always spending at school and work. Finally, I get control of my life. Lately, I got this new feeling of comfort whenever I seat alone in the morning at the balcony enjoying the gentle wind as I sip a cup of coffee. Even in the evening, browsing through the internet, Facebook-ing, blogging and all. I find comfort whenever I’m alone doing my thing.

For how many months I felt being restrained by all my responsibilities as a student. I really love the path (Architecture) that I am taking now. But, when the pile of things start rising up- plates to be done, situations in my life that are really freaking me out, leading people in our network at the church- ugh, it sucks every breath that I breathe in. I don’t know, I suddenly felt tired. I just want to get away. Do things in a passionate way.

Vacations like this- just staying in the house, chilling, taking a walk outside and making stuff that doesn’t require any deadline gives us a break sometimes. Maybe now I still can’t experience going on a trip, booking a flight, enjoy eating at a fine restaurant (still a student) but this little things reminds me to enjoy what I have right now, enjoy every moment.

One thing I learned while reflecting on my past months at school, work and church:

Take life one step at a time. Enjoy every moment. Don’t stress yourself too much. Give all your concerns, your burdens to the Lord.

😉

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Is There Serenity in an Occupied World?


For other people, being alone is something they would like to avoid; a state where they found themselves trapped by their nightmares and wrong decisions form the past. But some ought to find it as a refuge where they could meditate. In this civilized world where we extend ourselves from perfection, we fail to recall the words, unwind and slow down. For 24 hours we stick with our busy work and schedule that we let it take over our minds until we feel anxious and exhausted at the end of the day. Nevertheless, when we feel helpless and gone astray, there would be an ideal place where we could cool down our minds and recreate ourselves out of all the blaring sounds outside.

 

Know where it is?

 

Have a break in all the work that brings out stress; go into your room, take a walk on the park or on the beach, look at the sunset, feel the embrace of the wind, appreciate the beauty of nature outside that four corners of your office. Just be in a place where you could refresh for a while.

 

Always find time to take a break.

 

When we feel like carrying the weight of the world, it is the best time to stop everything, relax and fix yourself.

 

Let us always be grateful that we are breathing and continue achieving our goals and plans in life in spite of all the sufferings and trials we are facing everyday. At times we feel like the winds of change and the storms of life are about to attack us.

 

but we should always LOOK UP.

 

Beyond those thick clouds and heavy rain, the sun still shines. Just like a hurricane, it just have to pass. That is the normal course of life, without heartaches, we cannot truly appreciate the best things in life.

 

God bless! 🙂

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Agnus Dei by Jotta A (Amaaaaziiing) <3


 

When I opened my Facebook account, my friend and also my sister in Christ told me to open this video up. “It gave me chills”, she said. When I opened this video on Youtube and searched for the vid with 15 million likes I saw a boy singing in a kid’s talent show. I told myself, “naahhh– another usual thing. There are lots of these kind here in our country.” But when He started singing the lyrics, “Oh Lord, forgive me.”

 

Agnus Dei Lyrics:

Alleluia, Alleluia
For the Lord God Almighty reigns
Alleluia,
Holy, Holy are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb
Amen
Alleluia, Alleluia
For the Lord God Almighty reigns
Alleluia,
Holy, Holy are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb
You are holy, Holy are You Lord God Almighty

 

Amen
Holy, Holy are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
You are holy, Holy are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb
Amen
—– I shed a tear :”) As he sang this song, I realized that I have to get up. These past few days, I am struggling. Struggling in the way that I become idle in my faith and service in Him. I do things on my own, I haven’t even prayed, asked for guidance and direction and haven’t even made my devotionals. I started thinking about all the things I have to do before school starts and I am running out of time. Thinking and planning and thinking and planning until I haven’t done anything.
I have to be strong, to believe again and wait in expectation that the Lord will do so many great things in my life if I CONTINUE TO BELIEVE AND HAVE FAITH NO MATTER WHAT. :)~