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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! 🙂

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Can’t live without God’s Presence in my life.


“And you must love the Lord your God will all your heart, all your soul, all your strength.”
~♥ Deuteronomy 6:5

2014.

2014 is really a year of breakthrough and promotion for me. So many blessings have been poured down from heaven to my life. So many trials- some I overcame and add up to my treasure of life lessons but the others are left hanging still going its way to teach and discipline me.

I am asking for answers to everything without even trying to figure out the solutions. But God, God is always showing up right in front of me, showing himself to me.

As a believer, His presence is very important to us. And this year I have always been longing for that precious encounter with Him everyday. For every moment I pray and when I experience Him, it really knocks me out of my feet and overwhelms me. I really feel His anointing, the Holy Spirit coming down and blesses me. I really can’t explain the feeling- the joy, the healing, His breath of life and even his pain, all mixed up! I love it being near Him. But because of that experience, because of his overwhelming power I can’t contain it that I burst and come out. It was really hard to absorb in my part. Though it was a struggle for an 18-year old like me to let His presence in my life at times, I know by this year 2015 He never will allow.

He sent his chosen man from the Holy Land, Israel to visit our church for our Sunday service this morning and there

There..

– in that moment I feel Him again, still powerful, still I can’t stop praising Him.

God spoke to me telling me to continue to long for Him. To glorify Him. He was so happy seeing me, seeing His people honoring Him and staying in His loving arms. He says that everytime we are near Him, He is very joyful to see that He is our Abba Father, that we are satisfied in Him.

What a precious moment to spend time with the Lord and to make me realize all these things, a new year surprise in advance! Filled with hope, joy and a bright year ahead.

More than anything oh Lord, you are the One I seek.

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Being a Working Student~ opportunity to excel and be more responsible :)


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Started: July 10, 2014
End: August 02, 2014
@ 7:30 A.M. -5:00 P.M.

Just finished the work as an overtimer (student assisstant) thank God I survived 😀 handling all those books, doing things that are unfamilliar to me, working in a new atmosphere and experience new exciting things to learn are worth keeping in my life.

“When you make an EFFORT in pursuing your dreams, no matter how hard, no matter how much pain and suffering you are going to endure, you will experience the true satisfaction and success in your pursuit, keep pushing and it will be worth it.”

As an Architecture student at Saint Louis University, my family cannot fully support my studies and my pursuit in Architecture. I thought being a student is just easy because I could just focus and do the best that I can in my schooling. The financial situation of our family made me realize that it is not that easy, it takes effort and I learned to become RESPONSIBLE– looking at how my parents are trying their hardest to level us up; wanting the best for us and ignoring their own, how they wanted to lift us up and fully support us but their pockets, their salary is not enough.. by that point I learned to stand up and help them. I learned that this is my future, my life is in my hands. I have to give my best shot for me and my family.

That situation is an eye opening for me to be RESPONSIBLE. God has His reasons, and it’s always for the best 🙂

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Life in a “Disciple-ing” Church ++ ~


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—**  “Same with life, no matter how hard, no matter how we face these challenges alone, we just have to bounce back and find ways to get ourselves back again. Sometimes we just have to let loose, let go of everything and surrender all that we have to the One who made us, and He will restore us more than we can do for our own selves.” ~

Here again typing and sharing to you about the fun and meaningful stuffs and  activities that happened today. I don’t know if you are familiar with a ‘discipleship’ or ‘disciple-ing’ church. A church focused more on molding people, making every believer a leader, and sending them out to share and impart the Word of God. We are one of them. 🙂

 

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We have this kind of an activity (I don’t know if it is called an activity, event or whatever) we call it, the “SOAKING and MENTORING” time every Tuesday and/or Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., where we soak in the presence of God, praying, singing praises, crying out all to Him, shouting, kneeling, rejoicing and so many things more that the Holy Spirit revealed to us to do (more like a retreat). And right after soaking, we meet our CELL GROUPS (network groups) and share our devotionals with each other, planning how to open our cell groups and checking on every soul that we have shared the Gospel of- and that is the mentoring time.

 

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I don’t know how this event put a great meaning and purpose in my life. For days I stumble, I become very weak, I struggle but when I start to soak in the presence of God and set goals and plans for the service in the Lord, I get back on track again.

 

Same with life, no matter how hard, no matter how we face these challenges alone, we just have to bounce back and find ways to get ourselves back again. Sometimes we just have to let loose, let go of everything and surrender all that we have to the One who made us, and He will restore us more than we can do for our own selves.